British director Simon Curtis took on an ambitious project for his first major motion picture. Best known in England for his TV mini-series Cranford, Curtis is making a name for himself in the United States with his new film, My Week With Marilyn. The film is based on the memoir of the same name by Colin Clarke. As a young man, Clarke had worked as a third assistant director on the Laurence Olivier produced and directed film, The Prince and the Showgirl. The film featured Mr. Olivier and...Read Full Story
The Bottom Line Should you see it?No.Why? Michelle Williams' performance notwithstanding, this is a cliched, melodramatic film. Simon Curtis' first feature is a bold one. He has adapted Colin Clarke's memoir My Week With Marilyn and made a film depicting the iconic Marilyn Monroe, as well as Sir Lawrence Olivier. During our interview with Curtis, he mentioned Lost in Translation as a film he saw as similar in theme to My Week with Marilyn. They are similar in their themes of fleeting love...Read Full Story
Simon Curtis is a British director and producer. He is best known for his 2011 film, 'My Week With Marilyn' which he directed.