Publicity portrait, 1964
|Born||Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde|
28 March 1921
|Died||8 May 1999 (aged 78)|
Sir Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde (28 March 1921 – 8 May 1999), known professionally as Dirk Bogarde, was an English actor and writer. Initially a
Bogarde came to prominence in films including
Bogarde was the elder of two sons born to Ulric van den Bogaerde (1892–1972) and Margaret Niven (1898–1980). Ulric was born in
Conditions in the family home in North London became cramped and Bogarde was moved to Glasgow to stay with relatives of his mother. He stayed there for over three years, returning at the end of 1937.