Diane Sarah Patricia Hart, Ian Ogilvy’s Ex-Wife

Diane Sarah Patricia Hart

Diane Sarah Patricia Hart is the former wife of Ian Ogilvy born Ian Raymond Ogilvy an English actor, playwright, and novelist. Diane Sarah Patricia Hart is also known as Diane Ogilvy. She is a model by profession. Diane Ogilvy prefers to live a private life away from the public as much is unknown about her life.

Diane Sarah Patricia Hart: Bio Summary

NameDiane Sarah Patricia Hart
Famous asIan Ogilvy’s ex-Wife
SpouseIan Ogilvy
SonTitus Ogilvy

Diane Sarah Patricia Hart was married to Ian Ogilvy but they got separated (1968–83). The couple had one child. Their child was named Titus Ogilvy.

Diane’s former partner Ian Ogilvy married Kathryn Holcomb in 1992 and later became a naturalized United States citizen. He was born in Woking, Surrey, England. His parents were Francis Fairfield Ogilvy and Aileen Raymond. His father was the brother of advertising executive David Ogilvy while his mother is an actress. His mother Aileen Raymond was married to actor John Mills.

Diane Sarah Patricia Hart’s ex-husband attended Sunningdale School, Eton College, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His grandfather was Francis John Longley Ogilvy, a self-taught Gaelic-speaker who was a classics scholar and a failed financial broker, born in Argentina.

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Diane’s ex-husband is recognized as the star of the television series Return of the Saint from 1978 to 1979, in which he assumed the role of Simon Templar from Roger Moore from 1962 to 1969 and was considered a leading contender for the role of James Bond in the early 1980s.

He also recorded a series of readings of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels released on audio cassette by the Listen for Pleasure label.

Diane’s ex-husband had a huge career in the theatre playing leading roles in many London West End productions. He played Design for Living, Happy Family, Three Sisters, Rookery Nook by Ben Travers, Run for Your Wife, The Millionairess by Shaw, The Waltz of the Toreadors, among others. He had a leading part in the 1970 epic film Waterloo and has worked widely in American theatre.

Ian Ogilvy has also co-starred alongside Boris Karloff in The Sorcerers with James Mason, Bobby Darin, and Geraldine Chaplin in Stranger in the House and also in Witchfinder General with Vincent Price, as Conqueror Worm.

In1968 with Tom Courtenay and Candice Bergen in The Day the Fish Came Out (1967), with Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn in Death Becomes Her (1992), with Peter Cushing in two films for horror specialists Amicus and with Richard Dreyfuss and Nia Vardalos in My Life in Ruins (2009) and more.

As a playwright and novelist, Diane’s ex-husband is working on a series of children’s books which includes, Measle and the Wrathmonk, Measle and the Dragoon, Measle and the Mallockee, Measle and the Slitherghoul, and Measle and the Doompit. The books have been interpreted into 15 languages, at least.

Diane’s ex-husband, Ian Ogilvy has written and published two novels ie. Loose Chippings and The Polkerton Giant include two plays: A Slight Hangover and Swap!, currently running in Poland in its third successful year. His memoir, Once a Saint, was published by Little Brown/Constable, in May 2016. His book of film reviews ‘Withering Slights’, based on his Facebook page, was published by Spiteful Puppet in 2020.

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