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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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Dirk Bogarde Quotes:

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

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

Pursewarden: When the Hell are you going to stop being an Old Sin, Justine - into which we all have to thrust our Rusty Pens!

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Dirk Bogarde Facts
Turned down Jeremy Irons's role in The Mission (1986).

Turned down the role of the British padre in The Longest Day (1962).

Scottish director Bill Douglas approached Bogarde to play a small part in his feature Comrades (1986) but Bogarde declined, sending Douglas a postcard saying, "I don't do small parts".

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