Modesty Blaise

Modesty Blaise (1966)

Director: Joseph Losey
Screenplay: Evan Jones, based on Evening Standard Comic Strip created by Peter O’Donnell
Role: Gabriel

Critics liked Dirk’s quirky, over-the-top, camp performance in this high-gloss caper based on the cartoon character – an unusual departure for Losey and for his star, who disliked the white wig he had to wear for the role and, in time, the film itself.