Dirk Bogarde

Dirk Bogarde

Highest Rated: 100% I Could Go on Singing (1963)

Lowest Rated: 33% Sebastian (1968)

Birthday: Mar 28, 1921

Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England, UK

With the refinement of Britain's national cinema after World War II came the rise of Dirk Bogarde as one of its shining stars. A former stage actor whom playwright Noël Coward begged not to forsake the theatre, Bogarde became a box office powerhouse with his charismatic performances as a cop killer in "The Blue Lamp" (1950) and as the medical school hero of "Doctor in the House" (1954). Equally adept at drama or comedy, Bogarde attracted the attention of Hollywood but his star turn as composer Franz Liszt in "Song Without End" (1960) came close to being a career-killer. At home, Bogarde gambled on his reputation as a romantic lead by accepting edgy roles in films that hinted at his safeguarded homosexuality, among them the fetish Western "The Singer Not the Song" (1960), the courtroom drama "Victim" (1960), and "The Servant" (1963), with Bogarde cast as a scheming valet who manipulates his naive employer. Having worked with such top-flight directors as Basil Dearden, John Schlesinger and John Frankenheimer, and enjoyed a long-running collaboration with American expatriate Joseph Losey, Bogarde capped his career on the Continent, making films in Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, and France for Luchino Visconti, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alain Renais, and Liliana Cavani. Felled by a stroke in 1996, Bogarde devoted his final years to finishing his memoirs, leaving behind at the time of his death in 1999 an admirable body of work and a detailed chronicle of a life lived entirely on his own terms.

Highest rated movies

I Could Go on Singing
Damn the Defiant!
The Servant
Daddy Nostalgia
The Damned
King and Country
Song Without End




52% No Score Yet A Letter to True Self $13.8K 2004
88% 80% Daddy Nostalgia Daddy (Character) $10.2K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet These Foolish Things Daddy (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet May We Borrow Your Husband? William Harris (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vision James Marriner (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Schindler Narrator - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Patricia Neal Story Roald Dahl (Character) - 1981
65% 75% Despair Hermann Hermann (Character) - 1979
62% 86% A Bridge Too Far Lieutenant General Browning (Character) - 1977
80% 88% Providence Claude Langham (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Permission to Kill Alan Curtis (Character) - 1975
66% 69% The Night Porter Maximilian Theo Aldorfer (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 62% Night Flight From Moscow Philip Boyle (Character) - 1973
68% 81% Death in Venice Gustav von Aschenbach (Character) - 1971
79% 72% Oh! What a Lovely War Stephen (Character) - 1969
88% 83% The Damned Frederick Bruckmann (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 36% Justine Pursewarden (Character) - 1969
56% 62% The Fixer Bibikov (Character) - 1968
33% No Score Yet Sebastian Sebastian (Character) - 1968
60% 76% Our Mother's House Charlie Hook (Character) - 1967
76% 72% Accident Stephen (Character) $17.2K 1967
50% 35% Modesty Blaise Gabriel (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blithe Spirit Charles Condomine (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet McGuire, Go Home! Maj. McGuire (Character) - 1965
67% 71% Darling Robert Gold (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 83% The Epic That Never Was Narrator - 1965
No Score Yet 33% Doctor in Distress Dr. Simon Sparrow (Character) - 1964
86% 79% King and Country Capt. Hargreaves (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 37% Agent 8 3/4 Nicholas Whistler (Character) - 1963
100% 76% I Could Go on Singing David Donne (Character) - 1963
89% 89% The Servant Hugo Barrett (Character) $33.4K 1963
No Score Yet 30% The Mind Benders Dr. Henry Laidlaw Longman (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 59% The Password Is Courage Sergant-Major Charles Coward (Character) - 1962
100% 62% Damn the Defiant! Lieut. Scott-Padget (Character) - 1962
100% 87% Victim Melville Farr (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 69% The Singer Not the Song Anacleto Comachi (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 33% The Angel Wore Red Arturo Carrera (Character) - 1960
83% 38% Song Without End Franz Liszt (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Libel Sir Mark Sebastian Loddon/Frank Welney (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 27% Campbell's Kingdom Bruce Campbell (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctor's Dilemma Louis Debedat (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 46% Night Ambush Major Patrick Leigh Fermor (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 48% A Tale of Two Cities Sydney Carton (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wind Cannot Read Flight Lt. Michael Quinn (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 27% Doctor at Large Dr. Simon Sparrow (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 41% The Spanish Gardener Jose (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 0% Simba Alan Howard (Character) - 1955
83% 57% Cast a Dark Shadow Edward "Teddy" Bare (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 33% Doctor at Sea Dr. Simon Sparrow (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Better, For Worse Tony Howard (Character) - 1954
83% 42% Doctor in the House Simon Sparrow (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 48% The Sleeping Tiger Frank Clemmons (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sea Shall Not Have Them Flight Sgt. MacKay (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 0% They Who Dare Lieut. Graham (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Penny Princess Tony Craig (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperate Moment Simon Van Halder (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 50% Appointment in London Wing-Commander Tim Mason (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 64% Hunted Chris Lloyd (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gentle Gunman Matt Sullivan (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 64% Five Angles on Murder R.W. "Bob" Baker (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 72% The Blue Lamp Tom Riley (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 69% So Long at the Fair George Hathaway (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boys in Brown Alfie Rawlins (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Mr. Prohack Charles Prohack (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once a Jolly Swagman Bill Fox (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 62% Quartet George Bland (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Esther Waters William Latch (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Come on George Extra (Character) - 1939