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.
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Details of how to claim and how many tokens and foil seals you need for pieces of equipment are in the information pack sent to your school following registration.SHARP DIRKMICHAEL Winner's well written tribute to Sir Dirk Bogarde refers to his visiting local shops in slippers and dressing gown.