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Dirk Bogarde (1921–1999)


Sir Dirk Bogarde, distinguished film actor and writer, was born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde on March 28, 1921, to Ulric van den Bogaerde, the art editor of "The Times" (London) newspaper, and actress Margaret Niven in the London suburb of Hampstead. He was one of three children, with sister Elizabeth and younger brother Gareth... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Servant
The Servant Barrett
(1963)
Darling
Darling Robert Gold
(1965)
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning
(1977)
The Damned
The Damned Friedrich Bruckmann
(1969)

Filmography

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 1990 Daddy Nostalgia
Daddy
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
James Marriner
- The Vision (1987) ... James Marriner
 1986 May We Borrow Your Husband? (TV Movie)
William Harris
 1981 The Patricia Neal Story (TV Movie)
Roald Dahl
 1978 Despair
Herman
 1977 A Bridge Too Far
Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning
 1977 Providence
Claude Langham
 1975 The Executioner
Alan Curtis
 1974 The Night Porter
Max
 1973 The Serpent
Philip Boyle
 1971 Death in Venice
Gustav von Aschenbach
 1970 Upon This Rock (TV Movie)
Bonnie Prince Charlie (voice)
 1969 The Damned
Friedrich Bruckmann
 1969 Justine
Pursewarden
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Stephen
 1968 The Fixer
Bibikov
 1968 Sebastian
Sebastian
 1967 Our Mother's House
Charlie Hook
 1967 Accident
Stephen
 1966 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie)
Charles Condomine
 1966 Modesty Blaise
Gabriel
 1965 Darling
Robert Gold
 1965 McGuire, Go Home!
Maj. McGuire
 1964 King & Country
Captain Hargreaves
 1964 Little Moon of Alban (TV Movie)
Kenneth Boyd
 1964 Agent 8 3/4
Nicholas Whistler
 1963 The Servant
Barrett
 1963 Doctor in Distress
Dr. Simon Sparrow
 1963 I Could Go on Singing
David Donne
 1963 The Mind Benders
Dr. Henry Laidlaw Longman
 1962 The Password Is Courage
Sgt. Maj. Charles Coward
 1962 We Joined the Navy
Dr. Simon Sparrow (uncredited)
 1962 Damn the Defiant!
Lieut. Scott-Padget
 1961 Victim
Melville Farr
 1961 The Singer Not the Song
Anacleto Comachi
 1960 Song Without End
Franz Liszt
 1960 The Angel Wore Red
Arturo Carrera
 1959 Libel
Sir Mark Loddon / Frank Welney / Number Fifteen
 1958 The Doctor's Dilemma
Louis Dubedat
 1958 The Wind Cannot Read
Flight Lt. Michael Quinn
 1958 A Tale of Two Cities
Sydney Carton
 1957 Campbell's Kingdom
Bruce Campbell
 1957 Doctor at Large
Dr. Simon Sparrow
 1957 Night Ambush
Major Patrick Leigh Fermor D.S.O. O.B.E. also known to the Cretans and the German Secret Police as PHILEDEM
 1956 The Spanish Gardener
Jose
 1955 Cast a Dark Shadow
Edward Bare
 1955 Doctor at Sea
Dr. Simon Sparrow
 1955 Simba
Alan Howard
 1954 The Sea Shall Not Have Them
Flight Sgt. MacKay
 1954 The Sleeping Tiger
Frank Clemmons
 1954 Doctor in the House
Simon Sparrow
 1954 They Who Dare
Lieut. Graham
 1953 Desperate Moment
Simon Van Halder
 1953 Raiders in the Sky
Tim Mason
 1952 The Gentle Gunman
Matt Sullivan
 1952 Penny Princess
Tony Craig
 1952 The Stranger in Between
Chris Lloyd
 1951 Blackmailed
Stephen Mundy
 1950 Five Angles on Murder
R.W. (Bob) Baker
 1950 So Long at the Fair
George Hathaway
 1950 The Blue Lamp
Tom Riley
 1949 Boys in Brown
Alfie Rawlins
 1949 Dear Mr. Prohack
Charles Prohack
 1949 Maniacs on Wheels
Bill Fox
 1948 Quartet
George Bland (segment "The Alien Corn")
 1948 Sin of Esther Waters
William Latch
 1947 Dancing with Crime
Policeman (uncredited)
 1947 Power Without Glory (TV Movie)
Cliff
 1947 Rope (TV Movie)
Charles Granillo
 1939 Come on George!
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Other Works:

He acted in Jean Anouilh's play, "Point of Departure," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England in 1950 and at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England in 1951 with Mai Zetterling, Stephen Murray, Hugh Griffith, John Moffatt, Brenda De Banzie, George Hayes, Eric Pohlmann, and Philip Stainton in the cast. See more »

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13 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 51 Articles | 12 Pictorials | 44 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sir Dirk Bogarde

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

Cinema is just a form of masturbation. Sexual relief for disappointed people. Women write and say, "I let my husband do it because I think it's you lying on top of me". See more »

Trivia:

In "Dirk Bogarde: The Authorized Biography" (2004), John Coldstream offers four major reasons for Bogarde's failure to become a Hollywood star in 1960. Firstly, the vehicle for his potential breakthrough, Song Without End (1960), was a flop. Secondly, his talents at that time were not seen as being particularly different from those of, in particular, Montgomery Clift, John Cassavetes and Anthony ... See more »

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The Idol of the Odeon See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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