Movie Stars: Bogarde, Dirk–Screen Image

It’s hard to think of another actor whose screen image had changed so radically as British thespian Dirk Bogarde.

Bogarde established fame and popularity as a male pin-up star in his Doctor movie series.

But then, beginning in 1963 with his appearance in Jospeh Losey’s The Servant, Bogarde became one of Europe’s most existential and intellectual actors, working with such high-caliber art directors as Losey. Visconti, Schlesinger, Alain Resnais, and Fassbinder.