ONJ - Hopelessly Devoted to You: episode guide

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Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You

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Sun May 20, 2018 (8:30, Seven)
488,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Pip Karmel and Keith Thompson
Directed by Shawn Seet

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".

After the success of Grease and Xanadu, Olivia contends with the birth of her daughter, a battle with breast cancer and the disappearance of her boyfriend — all playing out in the eye of the media.

Credited Cast:

  • Delta Goodrem as Olivia Newton-John
  • Richard Brancatisano as Matt Lattanzi
  • Anthony Brandon Wong as Patrick McDermott
  • Jeremy Lindsay Taylor as John Easterling
  • Kate Jenkinson as Pat
  • Paul David-Goddard as John Farrar
  • Diana Glenn as Nancy Chuda
  • Robyn Malcolm as Irene Newton-John
  • Richard Bligh as Brinley Newton-John
  • Anna Burgess as Rona Newton-John
  • Nathan Page as Gavin de Becker
  • Gyton Grantley as Roger Davies
  • Grant Piro as Grossman
  • Lily Jones as Young Chloe
  • Tony Rickards as Dr Levinson
  • Grant Cartwright as Peter Allen
  • Judith Chaplin as Financial Controller [Kelly]
  • Kade Greenland as Gregg Cave


  • Tim Campbell as Brendan Murphy
  • Samantha Morley as Yvonne McDermott
  • Alicia Banit as Chloe Lattanzi
  • et al.