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Dirk Bogarde: Rank Outsider
From his birth in a taxi to his status as a bestselling author, this is the story of Dirk Bogarde - perhaps the best-loved film star Britain has ever produced. Morley's biography looks at the early stage years, the mid-life career, and the late-life acclaim that came to Bogarde as novelist.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Bloomsbury UK
(first published October 17th 1996)
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Dec 12, 2015 Wayne rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of film and interesting actors
Recommended to Wayne by: dirk's talents
I didn't like Dirk Bogarde much to begin with.
But his seemingly effortless acting style,
reminding me of Peter Finch,
quickly won me over.
I was prepared to watch even when the film sounded trite
or on a subject that didn't interest me.
I surprised myself when I bought this book some years ago,
and was pleased when I enjoyed every page.
Dirk was renowned for being in many second-rate British films but
saving them because of his acting style.He then took his talents to Europe rather than Hollywood and w ...more