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Bogarde, Sir Dirk

(dûrk bō`gärd), 1921–99, English film actor, b. Hampstead as Derek Niven Van den Bogaerde. In his early career Bogarde played romantic leads in such films as So Long at the Fair (1950) and A Tale of Two Cities (1958). He later showed great versatility playing character parts, including a corrupting valet in The Servant (1963), a dying, obsessed composer in Death in Venice (1971), and a would-be murderer in Despair (1980). His other films include Darling (1965) and The Night Porter (1974). He broke a nine-year retirement from acting—during which he wrote an autobiography (1977) and several novels—to appear in Daddy Nostalgia (1990). He was knighted in 1992. His memoirs were published in 1995.
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Set in immaculate grounds and featuring a treelined driveway, swimming pool and tennis court, it has been home to movie heartthrob Dirk Bogarde, songwriter Matt Aitken of Stock, Aitken and Waterman fame and TV chat show host Robert Kilroy-Silk.
Set in immaculate grounds and featuring a tree-lined driveway, swimming pool and tennis court, it has been home to movie heartthrob Dirk Bogarde, songwriter Matt Aitken of Stock, Aitken and Waterman fame and TV chat show host Robert Kilroy-Silk.
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There's an interlude when he nips over to Paris to meet actress Charlotte Rampling, who played a concentration camp survivor in 1974 arty film The Night Porter with Dirk Bogarde and was apparently the inspiration behind his first album Dirk Wears White Sox.
It became a 1977 film with Dirk Bogarde, Sean Connery and Michael Caine.
Set in 1930s Germany with the Nazis on the rise, Dirk Bogarde plays a mentally disintegrating chocolate magnate who meets an unemployed labourer whom he thinks is his double.
Richard Attenborough's film of the same name was released in 1977 featuring a legendary cast which included Dirk Bogarde, Michael Caine, Sean Connery and Laurence Olivier.
Famous residents from the area have included the actor and writer Dirk Bogarde, the Oscar-winning director and actor Peter Capaldi and Jack Bruce from 1960s supergroup Cream.
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