Bogarde at 100

December 2021

In his centenary year, we pay tribute with a selection of films, demonstrating Bogarde’s versatility and remarkable screen presence.

Introduction

Introduction

Dirk Bogarde was a rare breed – a British star who shook off the mantle of the matinee idol to gain respect, not just as an accomplished actor but also as a writer of considerable talent. In his centenary year, we pay tribute with a selection of his films (some of his personal favourites), demonstrating his versatility and remarkable screen presence. New essays by BFI Curators will be available online at bfi.org.uk in December, using the BFI National Archive’s film and paper collections to explore aspects of Bogarde’s career, from his screen image to his TV work.

See our Bogarde collections focus in the library.