Despite his understandable grief, Bogarde said nothing about his father's words until some time later. "My dear boy," the older man replied. "It was just a joke. Charing Cross is the deepest station in London. Didn't you know?"
[Bogarde, who called cinema "sexual relief for disappointed people," was once told by a female fan that "I let my husband do it because I think it's you lying on top of me."]