Dirk Bogarde was born Derek Niven Van den Bogaerde in London, England 28th March 1921. He followed his mother's footsteps and began acting professionally in 1940. This career was interrupted by war service, but he returned to it and then became as a very popular star in UK. His big success started from the Doctor series, where he played the young and charming doctor Simon Sparrow.
Later on his career Bogarde started to take more serious roles….
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