Dirk Bogarde

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Dirk Bogarde


Born
in West Hampstead, London, England, The United Kingdom
March 28, 1921

Died
May 08, 1999

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Dirk Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde was born of mixed Flemish, Dutch and Scottish ancestry, and baptised on 30 October 1921 at St. Mary's Church, Kilburn. His father, Ulric van den Bogaerde (born in Perry Barr, Birmingham; 1892–1972), was the art editor of The Times and his mother, Margaret Niven (1898–1980), was a former actress. He attended University College School, the former Allan Glen's School in Glasgow (a time he described in his autobiography as unhappy, although others have disputed his account) and later studied at the Chelsea College of Art and Design. He began his acting career on stage in 1939, shortly before the start of World War II.

Bogarde served in World War II, being commissioned into the Queen's Royal Regimen
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“every shadow of a thought or doubt.. crossed his face with the clarity of cloud shadows racing across the fields.”
Dirk Bogarde, Closing Ranks

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