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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 studied art under Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland at Chelsea Polytechnic during which time he acted occasionally. During the war he worked for the army intelligence photographic unit and was present at the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. After the 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. In 1961 he bought out his contract with Rank Studios and subsequently explored characters that were often anguished and tormented in films, as 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).

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Sir Dirk Bogarde, by Dmitri Kasterine - NPG P1324

Sir Dirk Bogarde

by Dmitri Kasterine
modern bromide print from original negative, 2009, based on a work of 1981
NPG P1324

Sir Dirk Bogarde, by David Tindle - NPG 5891

Sir Dirk Bogarde

by David Tindle
egg tempera on canvas, 1986
NPG 5891

Sir Dirk Bogarde, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x128645

Sir Dirk Bogarde

by Cornel Lucas
glossy bromide print, 1950s
NPG x128645

Sir Dirk Bogarde, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x23301

Sir Dirk Bogarde

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1952
NPG x23301

Sir Dirk Bogarde, by George Courtney Ward - NPG x34516

Sir Dirk Bogarde

by George Courtney Ward
glossy bromide print, 1959
NPG x34516

Bjørn Andresen; Sir Dirk Bogarde on the set of 'Death in Venice', by Patrick Lichfield - NPG x128481

Bjørn Andresen; Sir Dirk Bogarde on the set of 'Death in Venice'

by Patrick Lichfield
archival inkjet print, June 1970
NPG x128481

Sir Dirk Bogarde; Jane Birkin, by Piet Goethals - NPG x199407

Sir Dirk Bogarde; Jane Birkin

by Piet Goethals
inkjet print on Baryta paper, 1990
NPG x199407

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Sir Dirk Bogarde

by George Courtney Ward
glossy bromide print, 1959
NPG x34515

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Sir Dirk Bogarde

by Unknown photographer
bromide print
NPG x1132


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