The Servant

The Servant (1963)

Director: Joseph Losey
Screenplay: Harold Pinter (from a novel by Robert Maugham)
Role: Barrett

Dirk won a BAFTA award for his portrayal of Hugo Barrett, manservant to the spoiled idler Tony (James Fox), in Joseph Losey’s tightly crafted, black-and-white classic.

BFI Film Classics - The Servant

The Servant (BFI Film Classics) (2011)

by Amy Sargeant

BFI Publishers
ISBN: 184457427X

Amy Sargeant's illuminating study of Joseph Losey's The Servant (1963) provides a detailed discussion of the film's production and reception history, as well as a textual analysis that focuses on Harold Pinter's adaptation of Maugham's novella; the film's use of architecture and interior design to establish character and relationships.