Eddie's mainstream breakout role was in 2011's My Week With Marilyn. He starred as Colin Clark, a young assistant director who spends a week with Marilyn Monroe (played by Michelle Williams), subsequently falling in love with her. Natural as his talents may seem, learning lines is something that can get the better of him. He says, "What I love about it, though, is that Daniel Day-Lewis and Ryan Gosling have to learn lines, too. Do you know what I mean? However genius Ryan Gosling is on the ukulele, however brilliant other people are, it's reassuring to know that even Ben Kingsley has to walk around his room learning lines. It's the great leveler."