Anthony Forwood
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World War II
Cannes Film Festival
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Sean Connery
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Joseph Losey
Eileen Joyce
Laurence Olivier
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Dirk Bogarde

Knowledge Identifier: +Dirk_Bogarde


Dirk Bogarde

British actor and writer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1921.

Countries: United Kingdom (57%), United States (19%), Italy (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Anthony Forwood, World War II, Cannes Film Festival

Linked to: Penguin Books, Rank Organisation, Allies of World War II, Allan Glen's School




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Dirk Bogarde was born in 1921 add something


He began his acting career on stage in 1939, shortly before the start of World War II. add something


He made a total of 63 films between 1939 and 1991 add something


His London West End theatre-acting debut was in 1939, with the stage name 'Derek Bogaerde', in J. B. Priestley's play "Cornelius" add something


Point of Departure (play) - Anouilh wrote it in 1941 when Paris was occupied by Germany and it was performed in London in 1950 starring Dirk Bogarde


Bogarde served in World War II, being commissioned into the Queen's Royal Regiment in 1943 add something


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 add something


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"


Graham Payn - In 1949 he was in the Borstal drama "Boys in Brown", with Dirk Bogarde and Richard Attenborough


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 add something


Jennifer Jayne - Both of these starred Dirk Bogarde and she appeared in the mystery "The Black Widow", in 1951, with Anthony Forwood


Anthony Forwood - Some time later, in 1952, he received a number of roles including "Appointment in London " with Dirk Bogarde, whose longtime partner and manager he became


John Wooldridge - Wooldridge put this war time experience to good use when he contributed the score, as well as co-writing the screenplay to the 1952 Dirk Bogarde film "Appointment in London "


Bruce Marshall - His 1953 novel "The Fair Bride" was the basis of the 1960 film "The Angel Wore Red" starring Ava Gardner, Dirk Bogarde, Joseph_Cotten and Vittorio De Sica


Anthony Steel (actor) - Nonetheless he was popular and in 1954 he and Dirk Bogarde were the highest paid actors with the Rank Organisation


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


Chichester Festival Theatre - In addition, in 1961 Bogarde was offered the chance to play Hamlet at the recently founded Chichester Festival Theatre by artistic director Sir Laurence Olivier, however he had to decline due to film commitments add something


Wake in Fright - A film version of "Wake in Fright", based on the 1961 novel by Kenneth Cook, was linked with the actor Dirk Bogarde and the director Joseph Losey as early as 1963


Different from the Others - The film's basic plot was used again in the 1961 UK film, "Victim", starring Dirk Bogarde


Charles Coward - This was adapted into a 1962 film titled "The Password is Courage" starring Dirk Bogarde


Bogarde was nominated six times as Best Actor by BAFTA, winning twice, for "The Servant" in 1963, and for "Darling" in 1965 add something


Lionel Davidson - It was filmed in 1964 as "Hot Enough for June", with Dirk Bogarde in the role of Whistler


Darling (1965 film) - "'Darling"' is a 1965 British drama film written by Frederic Raphael, directed by John Schlesinger, and starring Julie Christie with Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Harvey


"Victim" was the first mainstream British film to treat homosexuality convincingly and it had some effect upon a contemporary Sexual Offences Act 1967, a change in English law which decriminalized consensual homosexual acts add something


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


Carol White - White starred opposite Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde and Ian Holm in the film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's "The Fixer" and travelled to Hollywood in 1968 to make "Daddy's Gone A-Hunting"


Anouk Aimee - In 1969 she starred in the American film production of "Justine, costarring Dirk Bogarde and directed by George Cukor and Joseph Strick


Pierre Nord - This novel was adapted into a film "Le Serpent" 1973 starring Yul Brynner, Henry Fonda and Dirk Bogarde


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.


Ben Cross - Cross's first big screen film appearance came in 1976 when he went on location to Deventer, to play Trooper Binns in Joseph E. Levine's World War II epic "A Bridge Too Far" which starred an international cast, including Dirk Bogarde, Sean_Connery, Michael Caine and James Caan


Bogarde claimed he had known General Browning from his time on Field Marshal Montgomery's staff during the war and took issue with the largely negative portrayal of the General that he played in the 1977 film "A Bridge Too Far" add something


In 1977, Bogarde embarked on his second career as an author add something


Private Eye - In 1981 the book "The Private Eye Story" stated that the owners were Peter Cook with smaller shareholders including Dirk Bogarde, Jane_Asher, and several of those involved with the founding of the magazine


Patricia Neal - In 1981, Glenda Jackson played her in a television movie, "The Patricia Neal Story" which co-starred Dirk Bogarde as Neal's husband Roald Dahl


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 add something


In 1984, Bogarde served as president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival add something


Donald Pleasence - Some notable early roles include Parsons in "1984" , his second Orwell film, and minor roles opposite Alec Guinness in "Barnacle Bill" and Dirk Bogarde in "The Wind Cannot Read"


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 add something


Bogarde suffered a minor stroke in November 1987, at a time when his partner, Anthony Forwood, was dying of liver cancer and Parkinson's disease add something


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 add something


According to Charlotte Rampling, Bogarde was approached in 1990 by Madonna to appear in her video for "Justify My Love", citing "The Night Porter" as an inspiration add something


He received the London Film Critics Circle Lifetime award in 1991 add something


He was however knighted in 1992 for services to acting add something


In September 1996, he underwent angioplasty to unblock arteries leading to his heart and suffered a pulmonary embolism following the operation add something

Dirk Bogarde died in 1999 add something


Bogarde died in London from a heart attack on 8 May 1999, age 78 add something


Pontarddulais, Swansea, UK: Macmillan Distribution Limited, 2000 add something


London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004 add something