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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

Death in Venice
Death in Venice Gustav von Aschenbach
(1971)
The Servant
The Servant Barrett
(1963)
The Damned
The Damned Friedrich Bruckmann
(1969)
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far Lieutenant General Frederick Browning
(1977)

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
 1975 The Executioner
Alan Curtis
 1973 The Serpent
Philip Boyle
 1970 Upon This Rock (TV Movie)
Bonnie Prince Charlie (voice)
 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 McGuire, Go Home!
Maj. McGuire
 1964 King & Country
Captain Hargreaves
 1964 Little Moon of Alban (TV Movie)
Kenneth Boyd
 1963 The Mind Benders
Dr. Henry Laidlaw Longman
 1962 Damn the Defiant!
Lieut. Scott-Padget
 1961 Victim
Melville Farr
 1961 The Singer Not the Song
Anacleto Comachi
 1960 The Angel Wore Red
Arturo Carrera
 1959 Libel
Sir Mark Loddon / Frank Welney / Number Fifteen
 1958 The Wind Cannot Read
Flight Lt. Michael Quinn
 1957 Campbell's Kingdom
Bruce Campbell
 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
 1954 The Sea Shall Not Have Them
Flight Sgt. MacKay
 1954 Cocktails in the Kitchen
Tony Howard
 1954 The Sleeping Tiger
Frank Clemmons
 1954 They Who Dare
Lieut. David Graham
 1953 Desperate Moment
Simon Van Halder
 1953 Raiders in the Sky
Tim Mason
 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
 1949 Maniacs on Wheels
Bill Fox
 1948 Quartet
George Bland (segment "The Alien Corn")
 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:

Novel: "Closing Ranks". London: Viking, 1997. ISBN 0670874191 See more »

Publicity Listings:

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:

[1955] It seems to be almost impossible to find in this country the type of role which has made actors of the Brando [Marlon Brando] and James Dean style. Mine has I think some affinity which hitherto I have only been able to employ in the theatre. 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 »

Nickname:

The British Rock Hudson See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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