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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 9 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1990 Daddy Nostalgia
 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
 1975 The Executioner
Alan Curtis
 1973 The Serpent
Philip Boyle
 1970 Upon This Rock (TV Movie)
Bonnie Prince Charlie (voice)
 1969 The Damned
Friedrich Bruckmann
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
 1968 The Fixer
 1968 Sebastian
 1967 Our Mother's House
Charlie Hook
 1967 Accident
 1966 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie)
Charles Condomine
 1966 Modesty Blaise
 1964 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 Sebastian Loddon / Frank Welney
 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
 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
 1950 The Blue Lamp
Tom Riley
 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)
 1947 Rope (TV Movie)
Charles Granillo
 1939 Come on George!
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He acted in Ugo Betti's play, "Summertime," at the Streatham Hill Theatre in Streatham Hill, London, England in 1955 and at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with Geraldine McEwan, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Esma Cannon, Tony Church, Michael Gwynn, Mark Dignam, and Ronald Barker in the cast. Peter Hall was director. See more »

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13 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 50 Articles | 11 Pictorials | 39 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Sir Dirk Bogarde


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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I've got a good left profile and a very bad right profile. I was the Loretta Young of my day. I was only ever photographed on the left-hand profile. See more »


When starring in Doctor in the House, he frequently sought the advice and guidance of the film's camera operator, H.A.R. Thomson regarding his performance on camera,rather than director Ralph Thomas. Bogarde said he learned more about acting for the screen/camera from this, than any other film he had worked on. See more »


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