Knowledge Identifier: +Dirk_Bogarde
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1921.
Countries: United Kingdom (57%), United States (19%), Italy (6%)
Linked to: Penguin Books, Rank Organisation, Allies of World War II, Allan Glen's School
He began his acting career on stage in 1939, shortly before the start of World War II.
Bogarde served in World War II, being commissioned into the Queen's Royal Regiment in 1943
Bogarde claimed to have been one of the first Allied officers in April 1945 to reach the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, an experience that had the most profound effect on him and about which he found it difficult to speak for many years afterward
Eileen Joyce - In 1947, her playing of Schubert's Impromptu in E flat is heard in the segment "The Alien Corn" in the Dirk Bogarde film "Quartet"
During the 1950s, Bogarde came to prominence playing a hoodlum who shoots and kills a police constable in "The Blue Lamp" co-starring Jack Warner and Bernard Lee; a handsome artist who comes to rescue of Jean Simmons during the World's Fair in Paris in "So Long at the Fair", a film noir thriller; an accidental murderer who befriends a young boy played by Jon Whiteley in "Hunted" ; in "Appointment in London " as a young Wing-Commander in Bomber Command who, against orders, opts to fly his 90th mission with his men in a major air offensive again
Ian Wallace (singer) - He took part in two recordings of "Alice in Wonderland", in 1958 as the Mock Turtle, and in 1966 as the Caterpillar, in a set narrated by Dirk Bogarde
Jorge Bolet - Bolet provided the piano soundtrack for the 1960 biopic, "Song Without End," which starred Dirk Bogarde as the legendary 19th-century piano virtuoso, Franz Liszt
Mary Ure - In 1960 she took time off to begin a family, returning to motion pictures in the 1962 sci-fi drama "The Mind Benders" starring Dirk Bogarde in which she provided a wonderfully layered performance
Charles Coward - This was adapted into a 1962 film titled "The Password is Courage" starring Dirk Bogarde
Lionel Davidson - It was filmed in 1964 as "Hot Enough for June", with Dirk Bogarde in the role of Whistler
Pamela Franklin - Venice Film Festival - She acted with Dirk Bogarde, who played her father in "Our Mother's House", a film was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1967, and in the same year acted opposite Marlon Brando and Rita Moreno in "The Night of the Following Day" as the kidnap victim in this crime thriller
Sean Connery - Apart from The Man Who Would Be King and The Wind and the Lion, both released in 1975, most of Connery's successes in the next decade were as part of ensemble casts in films such as Murder on the Orient Express with Vanessa Redgrave and John Gielgud and A Bridge Too Far co-starring Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Olivier.
In 1983, he received a Special award for service to the Cinema at the Cannes Festival and in 1984, he served as President of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival
In 1984, Bogarde served as president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival
Awarded the British Film Institute Fellowship in 1987, the following year in 1988, Bogarde was honoured with the first BAFTA Tribute award for an outstanding contribution to cinema in 1988
He was most vocal, towards the end of his life, on the issue of voluntary euthanasia, of which he became a staunch proponent after witnessing the protracted death of his lifelong partner and manager Anthony Forwood in 1988
He received the London Film Critics Circle Lifetime award in 1991