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Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).

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Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress. Written by napierslogs

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23 December 2011 (USA)  »

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Mi semana con Marilyn  »

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£6,400,000 (estimated)

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$1,750,507 (USA) (18 November 2011)

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$14,597,405 (USA) (30 March 2012)
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Catherine Zeta-Jones was approached to play Vivien Leigh, but declined in favor to spend time with ailing husband Michael Douglas. After she dropped out of the project, Rachel Weisz was considered to replace her, however, she was filming three projects back to back at the time (To the Wonder (2012), Your Sister's Sister (2011) and The Deep Blue Sea (2011)), so Julia Ormond was cast instead. Weisz in fact ended up not being able to shoot Your Sister's Sister (2011). See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, Marilyn appears singing "Heat Wave" in the screen of a movie theater. She sang that Irving Berlin song in There's No Business Like Show Business with a totally different set and costumes. See more »

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Title Card: In 1956, at the height of her career, Marilyn Monroe went to England to make a film with Sir Laurence Olivier. While there she met a young man named Colin Clark, who wrote a diary about the making of the film. This is their true story.
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Referenced in The One Show: Episode #6.212 (2011) See more »

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Burley Cutie
Performed by Johnny Ace
Written by Don D. Robey (as Don Robey) and David J. Mattis
Published by Universal/MCA Music Ltd
Courtesy of MCA Records Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Carefully Crafted Historically
13 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"My Week with Marilyn" is entertaining and sufficiently well done to interest anyone who remembers her story. But those who have some exposure to the literature she has generated should be impressed by the way the film manages to represent so many of the very different views there are about her. Was she a smart, predatory woman in control of her persona and milking it for all she could get? The sad addicted victim of her handlers? An ordinary woman looking for love and happiness derailed by her own star quality? The movie represents all of these views and refuses to settle the question. The writer and director are to be congratulated for resisting the temptation to come down on a particular view.


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