First Look At Kenneth Branagh As Laurence Olivier In My Week With Marilyn
It's only fair that Kenneth Branagh would have the chance to play Sir Laurence Olivier at least once in his career. Both are UK-born actors who also dabbled in directing and had a penchant for bringing the works of Shakespeare to the big screen. Fortunately we won't have to wait long to see it. In Simon Curtis' My Week With Marilyn, Branagh finally gets to play Olivier and today we get to see what that looks like. Check out the cropped image below or see the whole thing over on Empire.
My Week With Marilyn centers on a employee of Olivier's named Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) who documents the relationship between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) on the set of 1957's The Prince and the Showgirl. The events that transpired on the set affected Olivier so deeply that he took a 13 year break from directing. The film also stars Emma Watson, Dominic Cooper, Julia Ormond, Toby Jones, Dougray Scott and Judi Dench. Though the film isn't set to be released until November 4th, it will be making its bow at the New York Film Festival in early October. For news, images, posters and more from the soon-to-be-released movie, be sure to head over to our Blend Film Database.
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