Bogarde, Dirk

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Bogarde, Dirk Gender: M
Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde
born on 28 March 1921 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Twickenham, England, 51n27, 0w20
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Holliday
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°07' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 03°07 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 15°11'

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Dirk Bogarde
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British actor, a total craftsman and one of the leading box-office stars throughout the 1960s. His 31 year career resulted in more than 60 films throughout which he chose to work consistently with European art-house directors, rather than pursuing the commercial path. The result of this decision is a number of beautifully crafted portrayals and classic films.

In the late '30s, Bogarde began acting on the stage. Throughout World War II he served in military intelligence and saw action in Europe. Demobilized in 1946 he resumed his stage career and was soon being offered film roles. He became a major box-office star in the '50s. Since 1963, the year he made The Damned for Visconti, he has acted only sporadically.

He is the author of two-well-received autobiographies and several novels, including A Gentle Occupation (1980) and Voices in the Garden (1981). Living in France for 20 years, Bogarde remained unmarried.

For many years he shared his homes, first in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, then in France, with his lover Anthony Forwood, who was the former husband of actress Glynis Johns and the father of their only child, actor Gareth Forwood. Bogarde repeatedly denied that their relationship was anything but platonic, as was customary at the time.

He died of a heart attack on 8 May 1999, London.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Du Maurier, Daphne (born 13 May 1907). Notes: Homophobic towards him
  • role played of/by Dahl, Roald (born 13 September 1916). Notes: 1981 film "The Patricia Neal Story"


  • Crime : Sex Victimization/Rape 1934 (Molested)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1980 (A Gentle Occupation)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1981 (Voices in the Garden)

Source Notes

Dana Holliday quotes his autobiography, "A Postillion Struck by Lightening"

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice (no time given): "VAN DEN BOGAERDE. On the 28th March at West Hampstead, the wife of U. VAN DEN BOGAERDE, of a son." (Times 30 March 1921, p. 1).


  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous
  • Family : Childhood : Abuse-Sexual (outside of family) (Molested as a kid)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex (Anthony Forwood)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (England and France)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (More than 60 films)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (WW II)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WW II)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Two)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection