Dirk Bogarde

Dirk Bogarde : The Authorised Biography

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'Biographies only tend to be definitive until the next one comes along, but there's no danger of Coldstream's erudite, moving analysis ever being superseded' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY. As an actor Dirk Bogarde was a Rank contract artist and matinee idol who became a giant of the 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 40 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 54mm | 739.37g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40
  • 0753819856
  • 9780753819852
  • 913,065

Review quote

'Coldstream's wholly absorbing portrait delivers pleasure on every page.' THE INDEPENDENT 'his volume is splendidly written, moving and certainlyy definitive.' THE DAILY TELEGRAPH 'His volume is splendidly written, moving and certainly definitive.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Coldstream manages to be understanding and admiring, without being gushing, and so thorough is the research that it's hard to imagine there is anything left to say.' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Very entertaining and vastly readable.' -- Patrick Newley THE STAGEshow more

About John Coldstream

John Coldstream was on the staff of the DAILY TELEGRAPH for 25 years, starting on the 'Peterborough' column, then as Deputy LIterary Editor, before becoming Literary Editor in 1991. He remains 'loosely attached' to the TELEGRAPH.show more

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