At the beginning of his career, Dirk Bogarde turned down an offer from Fox, who wanted to turn him into its new Spanish star and marry him off to one of its starlets, and instead signed a contract with Rank. In the 1960s, he moved to France and became a star of films by Visconti, Fassbinder, Cavani and other European directors. Bogarde was also a novelist and serial autobiographer.
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Dirk Bogarde died of a heart attack in Chelsea, London on , aged 78.
Dirk Bogarde was born (as Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde) in Hampstead, London on .
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- New BBC 3 radio drama about the making of the 1961 film, Victim
6th July, 2017
- BBC Radio 3 to broadcast a new drama about the making of the 1961 film, Victim, starring Dirk Bogarde. Written by Sarah Wooley.