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Dirk Bogarde Biography (1921-)
Born Dirk Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven Van den Bogarde, March 29 (some sources say March 28), 1921 (some sources say 1920), in Hampstead, London, England; son of Ulric Jules (an art editor) and Margaret (an actress; maiden name, Niven) Van den Bogarde. Addresses: Agent-- London Management, 235 Regent Street, London W1, England.
Favorite roles: Cliff in Power without Glory and Orpheus in Point of Departure.*
- Birth Details
- March 29, 1921
- London, England
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- When We Are Married, Queen's Theatre, London, 1939.
- Diversion, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1940.
- Lawrence, Cornelius, Westminster Theatre, London, 1940.
- Cliff, Power without Glory, New Lindsey Theatre, later Fortune Theatre, London, 1948.
- Tony, For Better, For Worse, Queen's Theatre, London, 1948.
- Dennis Paterson, Foxhole in the Parlour, New Lindsey Theatre, 1949.
- Simon, Sleep on My Shoulder, Queen's Theatre, London, 1949.
- Captain Molyneux, The Shaughraun, Bedford Theatre, London, 1950.
- Orpheus, Point of Departure, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, later Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1950.
- Nicky Lancaster, The Vortex, Lyric Theatre, 1952.
- Alberto, Summertime, Apollo Theatre, London, 1955.
- Marc, Jezebel, Oxford Playhouse, 1958.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- William Latch, Esther Waters, General Film Distributors, 1948.
- Alfie Rawlins, Boys in Brown, General Film Distributors, 1949.
- Charles Prohack, Dear Mr. Prohack, General Film Distributors, 1949.
- George Bland, Quartet, Eagle Lion, 1949.
- Tom Riley, The Blue Lamp, General Film Distributors, 1950.
- Bob Baker, Five Angels On Murder (also known as The Woman in Question), General Film Distributors, 1950.
- Stephen Mundy, Blackmailed, General Film Distributors, 1951.
- Bill Fox, Maniacs on Wheels (also known as Once a Jolly Swagman), International Releasing, 1951.
- George Hathaway, So Long at the Fair, Eagle Lion-Rank, 1951.
- Matt Sullivan, The Gentle Gunman, General Film Distributors, 1952.
- Chris Lloyd, The Stranger in Between (also known as Hunted), Universal, 1952.
- Tim Mason, Appointment in London, Black Lion, 1953.
- Simon Van Halder, Desperate Moment, General Film Distributors, 1953.
- Tony Craig, Penny Princess, Universal, 1953.
- Simon, Doctor in the House, General Film Distributors, 1954.
- Tony Howard, For Better for Worse (also known as Cocktails in the Kitchen), Stratford, 1954.
- Frank Clements, The Sleeping Tiger, Anglo Amalgamated, 1954.
- Lieutenant Graham, They Who Dare, Black Lion, 1954.
- Simon Sparrow, Doctor at Sea, Rank, 1955.
- Flight Sergeant Mackay, The Sea Shall Not Have Them, United Artists, 1955.
- Allan Howard, Simba, Lippert, 1955.
- Bruce Campbell, Campbell's Kingdom, Rank, 1957.
- Simon Sparrow, Doctor at Large, Rank, 1957.
- Jose, The Spanish Gardener, Rank, 1957.
- Edward Bare, Cast a Dark Shadow, Eros, 1958.
- Louis Dubedat, The Doctor's Dilemma, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958.
- Major Paddy Leigh-Fernor, Night Ambush (also known as Ill Met by Moonlight), Rank, 1958.
- Sydney Carton, A Tale of Two Cities, Rank, 1958.
- Michael Quinn, The Wind Cannot Read, Fox, 1958.
- Sir Mark Loodon/Frank Welney/Number Fifteen, Libel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,1959.
- Arturo Carrera, The Angel Wore Red, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1960.
- Franz Lizt, Song Without End, Columbia, 1960.
- Anacleto, The Singer Not the Song, Warner Brothers, 1961.
- Melville Farr, Victim, Pathe, 1961.
- Lieutenant Scott-Padget, Damn The Defiant (also known as H.M.S.
- Defiant), Gulf Western Films, 1962.
- Simon Sparrow, We Joined the Navy (also known as We Are in the Navy Now),Warner Brothers, 1962.
- Simon Sparrow, Doctor in Distress, Rank, 1963.
- David Donne, I Could Go On Singing, United Artists, 1963.
- Dr. Henry Longman, The Mind Benders, American International Pictures, 1963.
- Captain Hargreaves, King and Country, Allied Artists, 1964.
- Hugo Barrett, The Servant, Landau, 1964.
- Robert Gold, Darling, Embassy Pictures, 1965.
- Nicholas Whistler, Agent 8 3/4 (also known as Enough For June), Continental, 1965.
- Major McGuire, McGuire, Go Home! (also known as The High Bright Sun), Continental Distributing, 1966.
- Gabriel, Modesty Blaise, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966.
- Stephen, Accident, London Independent Producers, 1967.
- Charlie Hook, Our Mother's House, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1967.
- Bibikov, The Fixer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968.
- Title Role, Sebastian, Paramount, 1968.
- Pursewarden, Justine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969.
- Gustav Von Aschenbach, Death in Venice, Warner Brothers, 1971.
- Philip Boyle, The Serpent (also known as Night Flight from Moscow), AvcoEmbassy, 1973.
- Max, The Night Porter, Avco Embassy, 1974.
- Alan Curtis, Permission to Kill, Avco Embassy, 1975.
- Claude Langham, Providence, Cinema 5, 1977.
- Lieutenant General Browning, A Bridge Too Far, United Artists, 1977.
- Hermann Hermann, Despair, Swan Diffusion, 1978.
- Daddy, Daddy Nostalgie (also known as These Foolish Things), Ciga Productions, 1990.
- Also appeared as Prince Charlie in Upon This Rock, 1970.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Kenneth Boyd, Little Moon of Alban (special), NBC, 1964.
- Charles Condomine, Blithe Spirit (special), NBC, 1966.
- Roald Dahl, The Patricia Neal Story (movie), CBS, 1981.
- James Marriner, The Vision (movie), BBC, 1987.
- A Postillion Struck by Lightning (memoir), Holt, 1977.
- Snakes and Ladders (memoir), Holt, 1979.
- A Gentle Occupation (novel), Knopf, 1980.
- Voices in the Garden (novel), Knopf, 1981.
- An Orderly Man (memoir), Knopf, 1983.
- West of Sunset, Viking, 1984.
- Also author of the memoir Backcloth, 1986.
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