Dirk Bogarde

1921 - 1999

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Sir Dirk Bogarde (born Derek 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dirk Bogarde has received more than 2,143,357 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Dirk Bogarde is the 771st most popular actor (down from 640th in 2019), the 973rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 874th in 2019) and the 122nd most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, Dirk Bogarde ranks 771 out of 10,030Before him are Jane Wyman, Nǃxau ǂToma, Olivia Hussey, John Gavin, Elizabeth Montgomery, and José Ferrer. After him are Gary Busey, Lionel Logue, Holland Taylor, Mark Harmon, Dolores del Río, and Gillian Anderson.

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Among people born in 1921, Dirk Bogarde ranks 83Before him are Thomas Schelling, Amin al-Hafiz, Jack Steinberger, James Clavell, Herta Bothe, and Stein Rokkan. After him are Raymond Goethals, Iris Apfel, Mary Douglas, Gene Roddenberry, Yuri Nikulin, and Chris Marker. Among people deceased in 1999, Dirk Bogarde ranks 42Before him are Nathalie Sarraute, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, Gerhard Herzberg, Henri, Count of Paris, Henry Way Kendall, and Sarah Knauss. After him are Bernard Buffet, John F. Kennedy Jr., Adolfo Bioy Casares, Fabrizio De André, Amintore Fanfani, and Hermine Braunsteiner.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Dirk Bogarde ranks 973 out of 6,924Before him are Samuel Crompton (1753), John Hanning Speke (1827), Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884), Thomas Willis (1621), W. O. Bentley (1888), and Derek Barton (1918). After him are Bob Hope (1903), Oliver Smithies (1925), Henry Royce (1863), David Hamilton (1933), Penda of Mercia (606), and Charles George Gordon (1833).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Dirk Bogarde ranks 122Before him are Daniel Radcliffe (1989), Greer Garson (1904), Sebastian Shaw (1905), James Mason (1909), David Prowse (1935), and Kim Cattrall (1956). After him are Jeremy Brett (1933), Ben Cross (1947), Kenny Baker (1934), Kristin Scott Thomas (1960), Michael Palin (1943), and Hugh Griffith (1912).

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