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Dirk Bogarde directed by Visconti in Death in Venice



  • ( Dirk Bogarde and Marisa Berenson- film still from Death in Venice)

    The Horror of Contact: Understanding Cholera in Mann’s Death in Venice

    Thomas Mann’s novella, Death in Venice (Der Tod in Venedig) was published in 1912, and written during a time when cholera as a fatal disease had made its presence felt in Italy in 1911 and caused a series of fatalities.

    Born on March 28, 1921,Dirk Bogarde, Actor, Writer, Artist & Gardener (See more photos here)

    Dirk Bogarde. .. actor/writer.. gardener – most admirable for courage and honesty.. J. Losey said his career was revived by teaming up with Bogarde.. The Servant & The Accident (Harold Pinter script)..Dirk B won Bafta with Darling (he was superb).. Providence (Alain Resnais) He persuaded Charlotte Rampling to do the Night Porter (Liliana Cavani).. he liked danger & taboo subjects..Despair (Fassbinder).. Death in Venice (Visconti).. his last film was Daddy Nostalgia (w..Jane Birkin directed by Bertrand Tavernier..

  • Although at least two portrait drawings by his father were exhibited in Dirk’s lifetime, it is thought that he sat only once for an official study.