Thursday 22 March 2018

Emma Watson's first non-Potter role

Emma Watson has landed a small film role alongside Dame Judi Dench
Emma Watson has landed a small film role alongside Dame Judi Dench

Emma Watson has landed her first film role outside Harry Potter, in ensemble indie film My Week With Marilyn.

The 20-year-old actress - who made her debut aged 11 in Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone - will star opposite opposite Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Dominic Cooper and Judi Dench in the 1950s-set film, The Daily Mail reports.

The film is based on the diary of Colin Clark who worked as Laurence Olivier's assistant on The Prince And The Showgirl in 1956, which starred Marilyn Monroe and Olivier, who also directed.

Colin wrote about his nine days of close contact with blonde bombshell Marilyn, to be played by Michelle Williams, with whom he was smitten. He included tales about skinny-dipping with her in the Thames and taking her to visit his godfather at Windsor Castle.

Emma will play Lucy, a wardrobe assistant on the film, who dated Colin, played by Eddie, and according to his book The Prince, The Showgirl And Me "she kisses like an angel".

The relatively small role will enable Emma to continue her studies at Brown University in America without too much interruption.

Kenneth Branagh will play Olivier, Judi Dench, will play Dame Sybil Thorndike, who played the Queen Dowager in The Prince And The Showgirl and Dominic Cooper has been cast as Milton Greene, Marilyn's business partner and a co-producer of The Prince And The Showgirl.

The main shooting for the film will take place at Pinewood studios from October 4.

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