ONJ - Hopelessly Devoted to You: episode guide

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Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You

Part 1
Sun May 13, 2018 (8:30, Seven)
735,000 viewers (5th)
Written by Elizabeth Coleman & 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".

This biopic takes you on a rich and colourful ride, charting Olivia's astonishing personal life and trailblazing persona through one of the world's toughest industries.

Credited Cast:

  • Delta Goodrem as Olivia Newton-John
  • Hugo Johnstone-Burt as Bruce Welch
  • Todd Lasance as Lee Kramer
  • Morgan Griffin as Young Olivia
  • Kate Jenkinson as Pat
  • Georgia Flood as Young Pat
  • Diana Glenn as Nancy Chuda
  • Paul David-Goddard as John Farrar
  • Ben Shumann as Young John
  • George Xanthis as John Travolta
  • Robyn Malcolm as Irene Newton-John
  • Richard Bligh as Brinley Newton-John
  • David James as Allan Carr
  • Anna Burgess as Rona Newton-John
  • Lucy Honigman as Helen Reddy
  • Tony Nikolakopoulos as Artie Mogull


  • Alison Bell as Betsy Cox
  • Sam Duncan as Johnny O'Keefe
  • Will Ewing as Ian Turpie
  • Ian Bliss as Val Guest
  • Grant Cartwright as Peter Allen
  • Jeremy Stanford as ?
  • et al.