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The Blonde Bombshell 

The fascinating biography of British 'Blonde Bombshell', Diana Dors, who brought Marylin Monroe-esque charms to the UK along with public scandals and personal tragedies.
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Series cast summary:
Keeley Hawes ...  Diana Dors 1945-1960 2 episodes, 1999
Rupert Graves ...  Dennis Hamilton 2 episodes, 1999
Larry Lamb ...  Will Humphreys 2 episodes, 1999
Josephine Butler ...  Jill Hartland 2 episodes, 1999
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The fascinating biography of British 'Blonde Bombshell', Diana Dors, who brought Marylin Monroe-esque charms to the UK along with public scandals and personal tragedies.

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Great re-telling of Britain's Tragic Blonde Bombshell
17 January 2001 | by jrb1802See 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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1999 (UK) See more »

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Blonde Bombshell: The Diana Dors Story See more »

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(2 parts)

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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