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My Week with Marilyn

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Available for 24 days

It is 1956 and The Prince and the Showgirl is being made at Pinewood Studios in London, directed by and starring Laurence Olivier, who has recruited one of the biggest Hollywood stars of all time, Marilyn Monroe, to co-star with him.

Colin Clark, a junior assistant on the production, is assigned the job of looking after Marilyn and keeps a journal about the week he spent with her. It proves to be a turbulent experience as Marilyn is going through marital problems with her husband and uses Colin as a much-needed sounding board for all her pent-up neurosis. Show less

Contributors

Director:
Simon Curtis
Marilyn Monroe:
Michelle Williams
Colin Clark:
Eddie Redmayne
Laurence Olivier:
Kenneth Branagh
Vivien Leigh:
Julia Ormond
Dame Sybil Thorndike:
Judi Dench
Paula Strasberg:
Zoe Wanamaker
Sir Owen Morshead:
Derek Jacobi
Arthur Jacobs:
Toby Jones
Arthur Miller:
Dougray Scott
Sir Kenneth Clark:
Pip Torrens
Lady Jane Clark:
Geraldine Somerville

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