Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You
|Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You|
|Directed by||Shawn Seet|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of episodes||2|
|Running time||88 minutes|
|Production company(s)||FremantleMedia Australia|
|Original network||Seven Network|
|Original release||13 May – 20 May 2018|
Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You is an Australian miniseries based on the Australian singer/songwriter and actress Olivia Newton-John. The miniseries premiered on 13 May 2018 and concluded on 20 May 2018 on the Seven Network.
In November 2016, Delta Goodrem was announced to play the main role of Olivia Newton-John. Even though Goodrem is contracted to Nine, they gave her permission to star in the series. In December 2016, the series commenced filming in Melbourne.
- Delta Goodrem as Olivia Newton-John
- Morgan Griffin as young Olivia
- Kate Jenkinson as Pat Carroll
- Georgia Flood as young Pat
- Robyn Malcolm as Irene Newton-John
- Richard Bligh as Brinley Newton-John
- Todd Lasance as Lee Kramer
- Richard Brancatisano as Matt Lattanzi
- George Xanthis as John Travolta
- Paul David-Goddard as John Farrar
- Ben Shumann as young John
- Diana Glenn as Nancy Chuda
- Lucy Honigman as Helen Reddy
- Gyton Grantley as Roger Davies
- Hugo Johnstone-Burt as Bruce Welch
- Anthony Brandon Wong as Patrick McDermott
- Will Ewing as Ian Turpie
- Jeremy Lindsay-Taylor as John Easterling
- Grant Cartwright as Peter Allen
- Alison Bell as Betsy Cox
- Alicia Banit as Chloe Lattanzi
- Lily Jones as young Chloe
- Sam Duncan as Johnny O'Keefe
- Samantha Morley as Yvonne McDermott
- Ashley Stocco
According to Newton-John's daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, the series was created without Olivia's knowledge, participation or consent. Lattanzi told Women's Day "What's upsetting is the way it's been done. Not one part of it has come directly from our family, it is completely unauthorised. Nobody asked us to take part or consulted us about accuracy. [sic] and it's weird that some of the heaviest and saddest times of our lives have been turned into a fictional TV miniseries for the sole purpose of entertainment." Olivia later consented to the series providing the profits went to her cancer hospital.
|No.||Title||Air date||Overnight ratings||Consolidated ratings||Total
|1||Part One||Sunday, 13 May 2018||735,000||5||144,000||5||879,000|||
|2||Part Two||Sunday, 20 May 2018||488,000||9||113,000||8||601,000|||
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