He acted in Noel Coward's play, "The Vortex," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Isabel Jeans, Adrianne Allen, Nicholas Hannen, and Peter Jones in the cast.
Sir Dirk Bogarde
5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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[on fans] The local police were always having to come and remove girls from their nesting places under the bushes. Like an orphan girl who twice escaped from a home at Birmingham. We only discovered her because she used the potting shed as a lavatory which seemed to indicate an alien presence. I think we got her fixed up as a kennel maid, which gave her dogs to love in place of me.
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
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