Actors: An Unpublic Life

When he was young and easy and prince of the apple towns, Dirk Bogarde was Britain's No. 1 box office star. Always being mobbed, he was attended by mounted policemen wher ever he went. His roles ran to parts like the romantic Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities and the young Doctor in the House. But he was really miserable because none of the right people took him seriously. People like Director David Lean would not even consider him for a serious part. "I think Dirk's great," Lean once said, "but...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!