- Sir Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde, known as Dirk Bogarde, was an English actor and writer
|Born:||28 March 1921 Comment |
|When did Dirk Bogarde die? / Died||08 May 1999|
|How many years did Dirk Bogarde live? / Lived||78 years|
Dirk Bogarde facts
- Initially a matinée idol in films such as Doctor in the House (1954) for the Rank Organisation, he later acted in art-house films
- In a second career, he wrote seven best-selling volumes of memoirs, six novels and a volume of collected journalism, mainly from articles in The Daily Telegraph
- Bogarde came to prominence in films including The Blue Lamp in the early 1950s, before starring in the successful Doctor film series (1954–63)
- He twice won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role; for The Servant (1963) and Darling (1965)
- His other notable film roles included Victim (1961), Accident (1967), The Damned (1969), Death in Venice (1971), The Night Porter (1974), A Bridge Too Far (1977) and Despair (1978)
- He was appointed a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in 1990 and a Knight Bachelor in 1992
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