Andrew Lycett

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Dirk Bogarde: The Authorised Biography

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Dirk Bogarde may have convinced some people he was the perfect English gentleman, but there was little graciousness in his petulant reply to Russell Harty in a 1986 television interview: ‘I’m still in the shell, and you haven’t cracked it yet, honey.’ The suave matinée idol turned skilled writer kept his inner self firmly under wraps.

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