What do you get when you possess ten BAFTA’s, seven Laurence Olivier Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globes, one Academy Awards and a Tony Award? Obviously, you get to spend a week with Marilyn Monroe. Okay, not really, but Dame Judi Dench (A Fine Romance, As Time Goes By) has signed on for the film My Week with Marilyn, a film based on the diary of Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier who looked after Monroe in London back in 1957.
Clark looked after Monroe during the Pinewood Studios filming of The Prince & the Showgirl, which tells the story of a London variety show dancer and a stuck-up European prince. The film will chronicle the clash of the titans between Olivier and Monroe during filming. Dame Dench will play actress Sybil Thorndike, who played the Dowager Queen in the film. The film will also star Michelle Williams as Monroe and Kenneth Branagh as Sir Laurence Olivier.