The Servant has been included in Barry Norman’s Best British Films of All Time.

According to Mr Norman, he made his selection based on what people would want to watch again and again, with youngsters today enjoying them as much as when they were first made

See the full list here.

The Sir Dirk Bogarde Facebook page is approaching 2,000 members.

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Bloomsbury have recently released a number of Dirk’s books. They are currently available as an e-book and can soon be bought as a print on demand book.

The titles released are:
Closing Ranks,
Jericho,
West of Sunset,
Voices in the Garden,
A Period of Adjustment,
A Gentle Occupation.

Both The Authorised Biography and Ever, Dirk are now available for the Amazon Kindle.

Click the covers for more information:

The Biography Ever, Dirk
Bloomsbury are launching a new digital ebook (and print on demand) service with a whole raft of works from a variety of authors. Amongst them are Dirk’s works of fiction.

More information is available here.

As you may have seen from the new homescreen and from previous announcements the first part of the Dirk Bogarde season at the BFI gets underway very shortly.

The programme includes a selection of Dirk’s British films from the 1960’s, including Victim, The Servant and Our Mother’s House. There is also a screening of the BBC documentary made in 2001 – Arena: The Private Dirk Bogarde.

The season begins with Victim on the 3rd August.

For more details and to book tickets click here.

VCI are releasing Campbell’s Kingdom and Agent 8-3/4, aka Hot Enough For June this August.

As well as being available on DVD, they are also being released on Blu-Ray to deliver Dirk Bogarde in high definition.

Campbell's Kingdom Agent 8 3/4

Despair was shown at the 64th International Film Festival in Cannes – where Fassbinder’s version of the Nabokov novel received its first screening in 1978.

Recently restored under the supervision of the cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, the new print of Despair was included in the Cannes Classics section of the Festival. It is also expected to be part of the forthcoming season of Dirk’s films at BFI Southbank, and will shortly be available as a DVD.

Although he was unhappy with the director’s cut, Dirk took lasting pride in his performance as Hermann Hermann, the deeply troubled owner of a chocolate factory.

As announced recently, to coincide with the Dirk Bogarde film season BFI Publishing will release BFI Film Classics on Victim (1961) by John Coldstream and The Servant (1963) by Amy Sargeant.

Both books are available for pre-order.

To order Victim click here

To order The Servant click here
Despair was released on the 7th June through Olive Films.

It is available here

Also a remastered version of Libel was released by Warner Bros recently.

It is available through Amazon here

And finally Song Without End has also been released by Sony/Columbia Classics, however it is only available through Amazon in the US.

Click here

Monday 28th March was the 90th anniversary of Dirk’s birth.

Click here for further information.

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