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My Week with Marilyn

Directed by Simon Curtis
United Kingdom, United States, 2011
Drama, Biography


1956, London. Colin Clark works on the set of a film starring Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn is also honeymooning with her new husband Arthur Miller, but the combined pressures of work and Hollywood are driving her to exhaustion. Colin decides to take Marilyn to the British countryside during a week.

Our take

Taking time out of collaborating American auteurs (Kelly Reichardt, Charlie Kaufman), Michelle Williams led this biopic—turning the daunting task of playing Monroe into a star-making role of her own. She excels as the three-dimensional, multifaceted woman behind and beyond the big-screen icon.

My Week with Marilyn Directed by Simon Curtis

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2012 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Independent Spirit Awards

2012 | Winner: Best Female Lead

BAFTA Awards

2012 | 6 nominations including: Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film

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