Sir Dirk Bogarde, with trench coat, gas mask case and leggings, during the making of the film 'King and Country'. Alongside him is fellow actor Peter Copley (left). Sir Bogarde died on May 8th, 1999, aged 78. He served in the Queen's Royal Regiment in 1943, reaching the rank of captain. One of his notable achievements was helping to liberate inhabitant of the Belsen concentration camp.