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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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UK

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English

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26 April 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Blonde Bombshell: The Diana Dors Story See more »

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(2 parts)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Keeley Hawes played Diana Dors during her early career (1945-1960) and Amanda Redman during her later years (1965-1984). See more »

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Not bad for a TV movie
20 February 2003 | by stargazer24See all my reviews

Of all the lie-ridden Made for TV biopics I've seen, I think this one sticks to the truth quite nicely. It gave me a nice insight to the life and times of Miss Dors, a public figure I honestly knew nothing about. All of I really knew her as was the ex-Mrs. Richard Dawson (quite a twist, don't you think?) In fact, the part I really liked was the positive portrayal of him. Before I watched, I honestly expected the writers to trash him. It always seems like the main subject of the movie gets away scotfree no matter what they did, and the husbands or wives get crapped on. Not so in this pic, and as a big fan of Mr. Dawson's, that was nice to see.

To comment on an earlier comment- the reasons the kids were never seen is because Diana didn't spend a whole lot of time with them. She was always working or playing around with other men. Her own sons have said that.


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