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October 25, 2020

35 Handsome Portrait Photos of Dirk Bogarde From Between 1940s and ’60s

Born 1921 in West Hampstead, London, English actor and writer Dirk Bogarde was initially a matinée idol in films such as Doctor in the House (1954) for the Rank Organisation, he later acted in art-house films.

In a second career, Bogarde wrote seven best-selling volumes of memoirs, six novels and a volume of collected journalism, mainly from articles in The Daily Telegraph. He came to prominence in films including The Blue Lamp in the early 1950s, before starring in the successful Doctor film series (1954–1963).

Bogarde twice won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, for The Servant (1963) and Darling (1965). His other notable film roles included Victim (1961), Accident (1967), The Damned (1969), Death in Venice (1971), The Night Porter (1974), A Bridge Too Far (1977) and Despair (1978).

Bogarde was appointed a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in 1990 and a Knight Bachelor in 1992. He died in 1999 from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 78.

Take a look at these handsome portrait photos to see a young Dirk Bogarde from between the 1940s and 1960s.


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