Colin Clark, son of Lord Clark and brother of Alan, was born in London in 1932. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, and served as a pilot in the RAF during National Service. In 1956 he worked on the Laurence Olivier/Marilyn Monroe film ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’, and experience he described in the journal he kept at the time, published to acclaim in 1995 as ‘THe Prince, the Showgirl and Me’. He then became a personal assistant to Olivier, acting as the stage manager on John Osborne’s ‘The Entertainer’ at the Toyal Court and accompanying Olivier and Vivien Leigh on the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre’s European tour of ‘Titus Andronicus’. From there he moved to Granada Television. He has produced and directed over a hundred documentary films, including ‘The Romantic Rebellion’, ‘Pioneers of Modern Painting’ and ‘Jazz at the New School’. His autobiography, ‘Younger Brother, Younger Son’, appeared in 1997. He died in December 2002 in London. New editions of ‘The Prince, the Showgirl and Me’, and ‘My Week with Marilyn’ are to be issued in late 2011, by HarperCollins.
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
Now a major film, starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh. This edition combines Colin Clark’s acclaimed The Prince, the Showgirl and Me and My Week with Marilyn.
In 1956, fresh from Oxford, the 23-year-old Colin Clark (brother of maverick Tory MP and diarist Alan) worked as a humble ‘gofer’ on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that disastrously united Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe.
This is the story of when Clark escorted a Monroe desperate to escape from the pressures of stardom. How he ended up sharing her bed is a tale too rich to summarise!
Clark’s extraordinary experiences on and off set have now been turned into a major film starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Kenneth Branagh and Dominic Cooper.
Includes an exclusive introduction from Simon Curtis, director of ‘My Week with Marilyn’ and an exclusive interview with screenplay writer, Adrian Hodges.
Published: HARPERPRESS, Film tie-in edition edition, 27th Oct 2011
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