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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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A WORTHY OCTOBER VILLAIN: in Cast a Dark Shadow (1955)

on Oct 8, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Janet Green's original play Murder Mistaken had a brief Broadway run under the title Gently Does It in 1953. The play became the film thriller Cast a Dark Shadow in 1955, and in 1956 the film lead, Margaret Lockwood reprised the role of Frieda Jeffries in a television production. ... Read full article


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


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


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


Hugo Barrett: I'll tell you what I am. I'm a gentleman's gentleman, and you're no bloody GENTLEMAN!


Lancelot Sprat: You. What's the bleeding time?
Simon Sparrow: 10 past 10.


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Dirk Bogarde Facts
Going to the wrong room for a British Broadcasting Corporation audition, the young Bogarde accidentally got a part in a stage play that proved so successful he was hailed as a star overnight.

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.

His favourite of his films was King & Country (1964), which reflected his strong anti-war views. Bogarde was very disappointed by the film's commercial failure.

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