Sir Dirk Bogarde was an English actor and novelist. Initially a matinée idol in such films as Doctor in the House and other Rank Organisation pictures, Bogarde later acted in art-house films such as Death in Venice . He also wrote several volumes of autobiography. Bogarde was born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde in a nursing home at 12 Hemstal Road, West Hampstead, London, of mixed Flemish, Dutch and Scottish ancestry, and baptised on 30 October at St. Mary's Church, Kilburn. His father, Ulric van den Bogaerde , was the art editor of The Times and his mother, Margaret Niven...
|Birthdate:||March 28, 1921|
|Date of death:||May 8, 1999|
|Education:||Chelsea College of Art and Design, University College School|
|Also known as:||Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogarde, Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaer, Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde|