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My Week with Marilyn

The tale of a young film studio assistant's brief relationship with screen goddess Marilyn Monroe, set against a backdrop of the making of The Prince and the Showgirl.

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Boxing Day 2018 00:35

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Michelle Williams

    'When Love Goes Wrong, Nothin' Goes Right' & 'Heat Wave'

  • 00:03

    Conrad Pope

    Colin Runs Off To The The Circus

  • 00:05

    Conrad Pope

    Colin Joins The Circus/Mr Jacobs

  • 00:09

    Lang Lang

    Driving Through Pinewood

  • 00:10

    Conrad Pope

    Colin and Vivian

  • 00:11

    Dean Martin

    Memories Are Made Of This

  • 00:13

    Lang Lang


  • 00:20

    Conrad Pope


  • 00:25

    La Tropicana Orchestra

    Uno, Dos, Tres

  • 00:31

    Johnny Ace with The Beale Streeters

    Ace's Wild

  • 00:38

    Conrad Pope

    Arthur's Notebook

  • 00:50

    Conrad Pope

    Remembering Marilyn

  • 00:56

    Nat King Cole

    You Stepped Out Of A Dream

  • 01:01

    Conrad Pope

    Eton Schoolyard

  • 01:04

    Nat King Cole

    Autumn Leaves

  • 01:06

    Conrad Pope


  • 01:10

    Conrad Pope

    Colin and Marilyn

  • 01:17

    Conrad Pope

    Colin's Heartbreak

  • 01:20

    Michelle Williams

    It's A Wrap, I Found A Dream

  • 01:23

    Conrad Pope

    Such Stuff That Dreams Are Made of

  • 01:28

    Michelle Williams

    That Old Black Magic

  • 01:29

    Lang Lang

    Marilyn's Theme


Role Contributor
Marilyn Monroe Michelle Williams
Colin Clark Eddie Redmayne
Sir Laurence Olivier Kenneth Branagh
Vivien Leigh Julia Ormond
Dame Sybil Thorndike Judi Dench
Paula Strasberg Zoe Wanamaker
Sir Owen Morshead Derek Jacobi
Barry Jim Carter
Arthur Jacobs Toby Jones
Arthur Miller Dougray Scott
Sir Kenneth Clark Pip Torrens
Lady Jane Clark Geraldine Somerville
Lucy Emma Watson
Milton Greene Dominic Cooper
Hugh Perceval Michael Kitchen
Vanessa Miranda Raison
Jack Cardiff Karl Moffatt
Cotes-Preedy Simon Russell Beale
David Orton Robert Portal
Roger Smith Philip Jackson
Andy Victor McGuire
Director Simon Curtis
Writer Adrian Hodges
Executive Producer Bob Weinstein
Producer David Parfitt
Producer Harvey Weinstein