Based on the famously missing chapter in Colin Clark's memoir 'The Prince, the Showgirl and Me', My Week With Marilyn reveals the enchanted week that the then-lowly production assistant spent with the most famous celebrity of the era during the production of the classic 1957 comedy romance The Prince and the Showgirl.
At moments hilarious and others touching, this entertaining ‘no business like show business’ story revolves around the shooting of The Prince and the Showgirl starring Sir Laurence Olivier (Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Williams) in 1956.
Lowly assistant Colin (Redmayne) befriends the emotionally fragile screen goddess and so gets to see the clash of titanic egos up close and personal. Michelle Williams who nails the troubled Monroe’s combination of needy little girl lost, spontaneous actress and intoxicating sexpot won the golden globe for best actress. But it’s Branagh who steals the show as the vain Olivier whose desire for Marilyn turns to hot indignation at her outrageous behaviour.
“Williams... lends it a touch of magic” Time Out
“Michelle Williams is sensationally good as the wilful, brilliantly gifted, deeply disturbed Monroe...” The Observer