Dirk Bogarde (Estate)

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Agent: Robert Kirby
Assistant: Kate Walsh

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Sir Dirk Bogarde, distinguished film actor and writer, was born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Nivel van den Bogarde on March 28 1921 to Ulric van den Bogaerde the art editor of The Times newspaper and actress Margaret Nivel in the London suburb of Hampstead.  He was one of three children, with sister Elizabeth and younger brother Gareth.  He attended the former Allan Glen's School in Glasgow, and trained as an artist as what is now Chelsea College of Art.  His stage career was interrupted by Second world War service as an intelligence officer in Europe and the Pacific.  Stage-fright blighted his return to the theatre and he was put under contract by the Rank Organisation.

Non-Fiction

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A POSTILLION STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

1977

Chatto/Penguin

First volume of autobiography

SNAKES AND LADDERS

1978

Chatto/Penguin

Second volume of autobiography

AN ORDERLY MAN

1983

Chatto/Penguin

Third volume of autobiography

BACKCLOTH

1986

Chatto/Penguin

Fourth volume of autobiography

A SHORT WALK FROM HARRODS

1993

Chatto/Penguin

Fifth volume of autobiography

CLEARED FOR TAKE OFF

1995

Chatto/Penguin

Sixth volume of autobiography

FOR THE TIME BEING

1999

Chatto/Penguin

GREAT MEADOW

1992

Chatto/Penguin

A PARTICULAR FRIENDSHIP

1989

Chatto/Penguin

Fiction

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CLOSING RANKS

1997

Viking

Sixth Novel

A GENTLE OCCUPATION

1980

Chatto

First novel

VOICES IN THE GARDEN

1981

Chatto

Second novel

WEST OF SUNSET

1984

Allen Lane

Third novel

A PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT

1994

Viking

Fifth novel