The Blonde Bombshell (1999)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  26 April 1999 (UK)
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The biography of British 'Blonde Bombshell', Diana Dors.


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Eamon Boland ...
Cyril Lake
Jill Hartland
Alan Cody ...
Alan's solicitor
Grieving girl
Mrs Fluck
Jon Glover ...
Alan's doctor
Neil Henry ...
Alan Lake
Will Humphreys
Brian Leonard ...
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The biography of British 'Blonde Bombshell', Diana Dors.

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Release Date:

26 April 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Blonde Bombshell: The Diana Dors Story  »

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1.78 : 1
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Alan Lake: [Reading Diana's palm] You're going to meet a tall, dark, handsome stranger.
Diana Dors: What, another one?
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Great re-telling of Britain's Tragic Blonde Bombshell
17 January 2001 | by (London,England.) – See all my reviews

A very well made series about Diana Dors, who was Britain's answer to Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield in the 50s and early 60s. Both actresses who played the lead role (Keeley Hawes, as the young Dors, and Amanda Redman as the elder Dors), are very good. The only criticism I've got against the series, is they should have got a better actor to play Rod Steiger. The actor who portrayed Steiger, looked nothing like the real Steiger! Dors led a tragic lifestyle in some ways (as did Monroe), and Redman playing the elder Dors achieves this very well. After taking beatings from her alcoholic husband, she threatens to leave him, and this makes him stop drinking. Dors died from Cancer, and her husband were so heart broken, he took his own life soon after. This is strongly portrayed in the series also, and it does bring a lump to your throat at the end.

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