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* CastingGag: Creator/KennethBranagh, hailed in his youth as a latter-day Creator/LaurenceOlivier (mainly for directing and starring in his own Shakespeare epics as Olivier did), is cast as Laurence Olivier in this film.


During the TroubledProduction of Creator/MarilynMonroe and Creator/LaurenceOlivier's ''Film/ThePrinceAndTheShowgirl'', assistant director Colin Clark became sort-of involved with Miss Monroe and wrote some memoirs about it years later. They are the basis for the 2011 film ''My Week With Marilyn'', starring Creator/MichelleWilliams as Marilyn Monroe, Creator/KennethBranagh as Laurence Olivier, and Creator/EddieRedmayne as Colin Clark. Much of the attention the film has gotten from the media comes from the presence of ''Film/HarryPotter''[='s=] Creator/EmmaWatson in a minor role.

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During the TroubledProduction of Creator/MarilynMonroe and Creator/LaurenceOlivier's ''Film/ThePrinceAndTheShowgirl'', ''Film/ThePrinceAndTheShowgirl'' in 1957, assistant director Colin Clark became sort-of involved with Miss Monroe and wrote some memoirs about it years later. They are the basis for the 2011 film ''My Week With with Marilyn'', starring Creator/MichelleWilliams as Marilyn Monroe, Creator/KennethBranagh as Laurence Olivier, and Creator/EddieRedmayne as Colin Clark. Clark.

Much of the attention the film has gotten from the media comes from the presence of ''Film/HarryPotter''[='s=] Creator/EmmaWatson in a minor role.role.


* WhatMightHaveBeen: Creator/RalphFiennes was originally approached to play Olivier, but turned the part down so he could work on his directorial debut ''Film/{{Coriolanus}}'' (ironically, one of Olivier's own signature stage roles).





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* AdvertisedExtra: Emma Watson got prominent billing in the advertising, clearly hoping to draw in some of her ''Film/HarryPotter'' fans. Lucy is a minor character who's mainly in the first act, disappears and then reappears briefly at the end.



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During the TroubledProduction of Creator/MarilynMonroe and Creator/LaurenceOlivier's ''Film/ThePrinceAndTheShowgirl'', assistant director Colin Clark became sort-of involved with Miss Monroe and wrote some memoirs about it years later. They are the basis for the 2011 film ''My Week With Marilyn'', starring Creator/MichelleWilliams as Marilyn Monroe, Creator/KennethBranagh as Laurence Olivier, and Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark. Much of the attention the film has gotten from the media comes from the presence of ''Film/HarryPotter''[='s=] Creator/EmmaWatson in a minor role.

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During the TroubledProduction of Creator/MarilynMonroe and Creator/LaurenceOlivier's ''Film/ThePrinceAndTheShowgirl'', assistant director Colin Clark became sort-of involved with Miss Monroe and wrote some memoirs about it years later. They are the basis for the 2011 film ''My Week With Marilyn'', starring Creator/MichelleWilliams as Marilyn Monroe, Creator/KennethBranagh as Laurence Olivier, and Eddie Redmayne Creator/EddieRedmayne as Colin Clark. Much of the attention the film has gotten from the media comes from the presence of ''Film/HarryPotter''[='s=] Creator/EmmaWatson in a minor role.


During the TroubledProduction of Creator/MarilynMonroe and Creator/LaurenceOlivier's ''Film/ThePrinceAndTheShowgirl'', assistant director Colin Clark became sort-of involved with Miss Monroe and wrote some memoirs about it years later. They are the basis for the 2011 film '''''My Week With Marilyn''''', starring Creator/MichelleWilliams as Marilyn Monroe, Creator/KennethBranagh as Laurence Olivier, and Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark. Much of the attention the film has gotten from the media comes from the presence of ''Film/HarryPotter''[='s=] Creator/EmmaWatson in a minor role.

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During the TroubledProduction of Creator/MarilynMonroe and Creator/LaurenceOlivier's ''Film/ThePrinceAndTheShowgirl'', assistant director Colin Clark became sort-of involved with Miss Monroe and wrote some memoirs about it years later. They are the basis for the 2011 film '''''My ''My Week With Marilyn''''', Marilyn'', starring Creator/MichelleWilliams as Marilyn Monroe, Creator/KennethBranagh as Laurence Olivier, and Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark. Much of the attention the film has gotten from the media comes from the presence of ''Film/HarryPotter''[='s=] Creator/EmmaWatson in a minor role.role.

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* NamedByTheAdaptation: In the original memoirs, the Emma Watson character is referred to only as "little Wdg", short for "little wardrobe girl". In the film, her name is Lucy Armstrong.


* CastingGag: Creator/KennethBranagh, hailed in his youth as a latter-day Creator/LaurenceOlivier (mainly for directing and starring in his own Shakespeare epics as Olivier did), is cast as Laurence Olivier in this film.


* SceneryPorn: Colin and Marilyns's visit to Windsor Castle and other sights are lavishly photographed.

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* SceneryPorn: Colin and Marilyns's Marilyn's visit to Windsor Castle and other sights are lavishly photographed.



* WhatMightHaveBeen: Creator/RalphFiennes was originally approached to play Olivier, but turned the part down so he could work on his directoral debut ''Film/{{Coriolanus}}'' (ironically, one of Olivier's own signature stage roles).

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* WhatMightHaveBeen: Creator/RalphFiennes was originally approached to play Olivier, but turned the part down so he could work on his directoral directorial debut ''Film/{{Coriolanus}}'' (ironically, one of Olivier's own signature stage roles).


* WhatMightHaveBeen: Creator/RalphFiennes was originally approached to play Olivier, but turned the part down so he could work on his directoral debut ''{{Coriolanus}}'' (ironically, one of Olivier's own signature stage roles).

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* WhatMightHaveBeen: Creator/RalphFiennes was originally approached to play Olivier, but turned the part down so he could work on his directoral debut ''{{Coriolanus}}'' ''Film/{{Coriolanus}}'' (ironically, one of Olivier's own signature stage roles).


* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The movie ends with Marylin singing a song while text overlay tells us what happened to her, Colin and Laurence after the film.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The movie ends with Marylin Marilyn singing a song while text overlay tells us what happened to her, Colin and Laurence after the film.


* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Marilyn of course. Colin is a bit of a male example as well.

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Marilyn Marilyn, of course. Colin is a bit of a male example as well.


* MethodActing: In-universe example with Marylin, who engages a mentor to bring out her method acting abilities.

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* MethodActing: In-universe example with Marylin, Marilyn, who engages a mentor to bring out her method acting abilities.


* SceneryPorn: Colin and Marylins's visit to Windsor Castle and other sights are lavishly photographed.

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* SceneryPorn: Colin and Marylins's Marilyns's visit to Windsor Castle and other sights are lavishly photographed.


* WagTheDirector: In-Universe. Marylin and her 'method acting' mentor cause a lot of tension with the director on the set of ''The Prince and the Showgirl''.

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* WagTheDirector: In-Universe. Marylin Marilyn and her 'method acting' mentor cause a lot of tension with the director on the set of ''The Prince and the Showgirl''.

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