A half-caste beauty emigrates from India to Great Britain, pursues fame and fortune at the cost of personal happiness, and becomes a Hollywood movie star while suppressing the truth of her heritage.
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1987  
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 Sir Burton Rumsey (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Marty (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Vicky Kelley (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Lucien Chambrun (2 episodes, 1987)
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 James (2 episodes, 1987)
Ernest Clark
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Rosalie Crutchley
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 Young Queenie (2 episodes, 1987)
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 David Konig (2 episodes, 1987)
Serena Gordon ...
 Prunella Rumsey (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Aaron Diamond (2 episodes, 1987)
John Grillo ...
 Johan Krauss (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Uncle Morgan (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Lady Sybil (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Inspector Gopal (2 episodes, 1987)
Tom Owen
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Abigail Painter
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Geoffrey Rose ...
 Mr. Pugh (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Dawn Avalon / ... (2 episodes, 1987)
Rob Spendlove ...
 Dickie (2 episodes, 1987)
Godfrey Talbot ...
 Joss (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Dimitri Goldner (2 episodes, 1987)
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A half-caste beauty emigrates from India to Great Britain, pursues fame and fortune at the cost of personal happiness, and becomes a Hollywood movie star while suppressing the truth of her heritage.

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"Queenie" is based upon the life of the great actress, Merle Oberon. Merle's first husband was Alexander Korda, uncle of Michael Korda who wrote Queenie. See more »

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Slow-moving faction
27 February 2002 | by (Leicester England) – See all my reviews

The pace was lethargic, the acting stilted and because there were some excellent actors involved, I can only assume it was the fault of the director.If you are committed to a 4 hour TV serial, it must take a lot of skill to maintain the tension. The ending was also false and typical American/Hollywood hypocrisy. Nevertheless, it told an interesting story and most certainly was not total garbage. What I do dislike, however, is "faction", when you are never sure how much you are being told, in this case about Merle Oberon, is true. Was there actually a suspicious death in India? Was her mother her servant at any time? Was she ever involved in making a film in India? If all this was fiction, as I suspect it was, then why drag Merle Oberon's name into it anyway?


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