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Dirk Bogarde

1921 - 1999

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Sir Dirk Bogarde (born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde; 28 March 1921 – 8 May 1999) was an English actor, novelist and screenwriter. Initially a matinée idol in films such as Doctor in the House (1954) for the Rank Organisation, he later acted in art house films, evolving from "heartthrob to icon of edginess".In a second career, he wrote seven best-selling volumes of memoirs, six novels, and a volume of collected journalism, mainly from articles in The Daily Telegraph. During five years' active military duty during World War Two, he reached the rank of major and was awarded seven medals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dirk Bogarde has received more than 2,848,721 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Dirk Bogarde is the 450th most popular actor (up from 771st in 2019), the 594th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 972nd in 2019) and the 68th most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, Dirk Bogarde ranks 450 out of 9,996Before him are Jayne Mansfield, Stéphane Audran, Danielle Darrieux, Juliette Binoche, Alan Arkin, and Bill Bixby. After him are Leslie Howard, Jason Robards, John Lithgow, Hanna Schygulla, Michèle Mercier, and James Woods.

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Among people born in 1921, Dirk Bogarde ranks 40Before him are Kurt Knispel, Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Lana Turner, Vasily Smyslov, Marija Gimbutas, and Georges Brassens. After him are Akio Morita, Edgar Morin, Herschel Grynszpan, Arthur Leonard Schawlow, György Cziffra, and Zdeněk Miler. Among people deceased in 1999, Dirk Bogarde ranks 22Before him are Georgios Papadopoulos, Petr Shelokhonov, Willi Stoph, Desmond Llewelyn, Jerzy Grotowski, and Joe DiMaggio. After him are Akio Morita, Glenn T. Seaborg, Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Sarah Knauss, Trygve Haavelmo, and Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Dirk Bogarde ranks 594 out of 7,765Before him are A. J. Cronin (1896), Ian Stewart (1938), John Harvard (1607), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Peter Greenaway (1942), and Philippa of Lancaster (1360). After him are Leslie Howard (1893), Ramsay MacDonald (1866), Pope Adrian IV (1100), Malcolm Young (1953), Ann Radcliffe (1764), and John Franklin (1786).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Dirk Bogarde ranks 68Before him are Bob Hoskins (1942), Jean Simmons (1929), Christian Bale (1974), Gerard Butler (1969), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), and Sean Bean (1959). After him are Leslie Howard (1893), Tom Hardy (1977), John Rhys-Davies (1944), Jonathan Pryce (1947), Tilda Swinton (1960), and Bill Nighy (1949).

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