Sir Dirk Bogarde


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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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Tomorrow: Actor-author Sir Dirk Bogarde (below left) 78; journalist and TV personality Michael Parkinson (below right) 64; and EC Commissioner Neil Kinnock, 57.
Sir Dirk Bogarde, in his Preface, says 'this is quite the most important book that you will ever read'.
Sir Dirk Bogarde enjoyed a "raucous and wonderful" day with Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall just 24 hours before he died.
SIR Dirk Bogarde, the matinee screen idol of the 1950s who went on to become a highly acclaimed actor and accomplished writer, has died aged 78.
Sir Dirk Bogarde, Daniel Day Lewis, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslett and Ewan McGregor are among those supporting a multi-million-pound charity bid to enable patients to watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters from their hospital bed - for FREE.
SHARP DIRKMICHAEL Winner's well written tribute to Sir Dirk Bogarde refers to his visiting local shops in slippers and dressing gown.
Actor and writer Sir Dirk Bogarde has revealed how a massive stroke has left him paralysed down one side and wheelchair-bound.