Dirk Bogarde Synopsis
Dirk Bogarde was a matinée idol who became a giant of intellectual cinema, working on films such as Death in Venice, The Servant and Providence. Fiercely protective of his privacy, and that of his partner of forty years, he left England in the 1960s to live abroad, where he carved a second career for himself as a bestselling author. Although Bogarde destroyed many of his papers, John Coldstream has had unique access to his personal archives and to friends and family who knew him well. The result is a fascinating biography of a complex and intriguing personality.
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About John Coldstream
John Coldstream was Literary Editor of the Daily Telegraph from 1991 to 1999 and is Dirk Bogarde’s official biographer.
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