Sir Dirk Bogarde(1921-1999), Actor
Sir Dirk Bogarde (Derek van den Bogaerde)
Sitter in 10 portraits
Film actor and writer. Born in Hampstead, London, Bogarde made his film debut in 1940. After serving in the Second World War he was signed to Rank films and starred as a popular romantic male lead in films from 1950 and in the Doctor series (1954-63), In Doctor at Sea (1955) he played opposite Brigitte Bardot. Bogarde's later roles in Joseph Losey's The Servant (1963), and Visconti's Death in Venice (1971), The Night Porter (1973) showed an increasing depth and range. He is the author of seven novels (1980-97) and eight volumes of autobiography (1977-95).
by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield
archival inkjet print, June 1970