Coming to cinemas on November 25th, My Week with Marilyn is the tale of a love affair with the world’s most famous woman, Marilyn Monroe.
Based on the diaries of Colin Clark, it features an all-star cast including Michelle Williams as Monroe, Kenneth Branagh as Sir Laurence Olivier, Dame Judi Dench as Dame Sybil Thorndike and Zoe Wanamaker as Paula Strasberg.
23 year-old Clark was determined to break into the film business and his first job was The Prince and The Showgirl – the film that was set to be the smash hit of the year famously uniting the biggest stars of the day, Marilyn Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier.
On honeymoon in Britain with her new husband, Arthur Miller, Marilyn is excited about the project but quickly becomes desperate to run away from her Hollywood entourage, the pressures of work and the press who hound her.
For Marilyn, Colin is a welcome antidote and he offers her everything she craves when, together, they escape the film set to get closer in an idyllic Britain.
The film has been developed in association with the UK Film Council and BBC Films.