DVD Review: My Week with Marilyn

The 2011 Oscar-nominated film documenting Marilyn Monroe’s time on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl is out on DVD.

My Week with Marilyn

MARILYN Monroe caused a media frenzy when she arrived in England to make The Prince and the Showgirl in 1957, and also endured an infamously tense relationship with director, Laurence Olivier.

If you missed My Week with Marilyn at the cinema, the 2011 Oscar-nominated film is finally available on DVD.

While Michelle Williams is faultless in her performance as the late icon, the film’s true star is the adorable, sensitive Eddie Redmayne, who plays Colin Clark, the impressionable third-assistant director, who falls under Marilyn’s spell and wrote the diaries from which the film is adapted.

Dame Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Kenneth Branagh and Emma Watson top off an impeccable cast in this warm, well-crafted story, celebrating a by-gone era of film-making and the life of one of the greatest big-screen idols.