Dirk Bogarde

Born in March 28th, 1921

From Hampstead, London, England, UK

Dirk Bogarde Biography

Sir Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde (28 March 1921 – 8 May 1999), known professionally as Dirk Bogarde, was an English actor and writer. Initially a matinée idol in films such as Doctor in the House (1954) for the Rank Organisation, he later acted in art-house films. In a second career, he wrote seven best-selling volumes of memoirs, six novels and a volume of collected journalism, mainly from articles in The Daily Telegraph.

Bogarde came to prominence in films including The Blue Lamp in the early 1950s, before starring in the successful Doctor film series (1954–1963). He twice won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, for The Servant (1963) and Darling (1965). His other notable film roles included Victim (1961), Accident (1967), The Damned (1969), Death in Venice (1971), The Night Porter (1974), A Bridge Too Far (1977) and Despair (1978).

He was appointed a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in 1990 and a Knight Bachelor in 1992.

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Dirk Bogarde Filmography

A Bridge Too Far Poster
June 15, 1977
Providence Poster
January 25, 1977
The Serpent Poster
November 1, 1973
Death in Venice Poster
June 1, 1971
Oh! What a Lovely War Poster
October 3, 1969
Justine Poster
August 6, 1969
The Fixer Poster
December 8, 1968
Accident Poster
April 17, 1967