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Dirk Bogarde Overview:

Actor, Dirk Bogarde, was born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde on Mar 28, 1921 in Hampstead, London. Bogarde died at the age of 78 on May 8, 1999 in Chelsea, London and was cremated and his ashes scattered in France.

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and Olivia de Havilland Seek the Truth in "Libel"

By Rick29 on Jul 6, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

as Sir Mark Loddon? During a two-day stopover in London, a Canadian World War II veteran named Jeffrey Buckenham sees a snippet of a television show about English country estates on a pub’s television. Buckenham recognizes the estate’s owner and is next seen participating i... Read full article


Cultivates the Seeds of Friendship in "The Spanish Gardener"

By Rick29 on Mar 2, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

...as Jose? British filmmakers practically cornered the market on quiet, personal dramas in the 1950s. A prime example is The Spanish Gardener (1956), an unassuming film that subtly hooks its audience with a tale about a shattered man, his lonely son, and a part-time gardener that chang... Read full article


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Dirk Bogarde Quotes:

Hugo Barrett: I'm not staying here in a place where they just chuck balls in your face.


Robert Gold: Your idea of fidelity is not having more than one man in bed at the same time.


Hugo Barrett: [to one of the prostitutes blocking his way in the phone booth] Get out of my way, you fucking bitch!


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Dirk Bogarde Facts
Resisted attempts to make him Hollywood's new "Spanish" star, and to be married off to some starlet. Turned down The Egyptian (1954) after Marlon Brando had turned it down.

Following the death of his partner Anthony Forwood in 1988, he moved into an apartment at 2 Cadogan Gardens in London, where he remained until his death.

According to his friend Charlotte Rampling, Bogarde was approached in 1990 by Madonna to appear in her video for "Justify My Love", citing The Night Porter (1974) as an inspiration. Bogarde turned the offer down.

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