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Over five decades, she’s been the one that we want. The hugely popular Australian singer Olivia Newton-John is the subject of this moving drama about her brilliant career. The two-part series charts the astonishing personal life of Australia’s sweetheart. Aged just 15, Newton-John won a local tv talent contest which propelled her to London on her first recording contract. She went on to become her country’s most successful singer, selling an astounding 100 million albums internationally. She became loved the world over in the role of the innocent Sandy in the 1978 global smash-hit movie, Grease. She was a major part of one of the best-selling soundtracks in movie history. Then in 1992 the singer bravely announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. After her recovery, Newton-John become an inspiring advocate for further research into breast cancer and helped set up The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Centre in Melbourne. This highly affecting drama underscores that above all else Newton-John is not only a fighter and survivor, but a tireless campaigner who continues to give back and make a difference. By the end, viewers of this absorbing life-story will doubtless be “Hopelessly Devoted to Olivia”.

Production Details

This is an umbrella record for a series:
Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted To You
Series listing:
Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted To You part 1 2017
Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted To You part 2 2017
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Shawn Seet
Keith Thompson  Pip Karmel  Elizabeth Coleman
Margot McDonald
Executive Producers
Julie McGauran  Jo Porter
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FremantleMedia Australia
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