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.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|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|
|Arthur Jacobs||Toby Jones|
|Arthur Miller||Dougray Scott|
|Sir Kenneth Clark||Pip Torrens|
|Lady Jane Clark||Geraldine Somerville|
|Milton Greene||Dominic Cooper|
|Hugh Perceval||Michael Kitchen|
|Jack Cardiff||Karl Moffatt|
|Cotes-Preedy||Simon Russell Beale|
|David Orton||Robert Portal|
|Roger Smith||Philip Jackson|
|Executive Producer||Bob Weinstein|