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David Niven

Actor / Military Personnel | * 03/01/1910 († 73, 07/29/1983) | London, England, UK
James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983) was a British actor, memoirist and novelist. His many roles included Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, and Sir Charles Lytton ("the Phantom") in The Pink Panther. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Separate Tables (1958). Born in London, Niven attended Heatherdown Preparatory School and Stowe before gaining a place at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. After Sandhurst, he joined the British Army and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Highland Light Infantry. Having developed an interest in acting, he left the army, travelled to Hollywood and had several minor roles in film. He first appeared as an extra in the British film There Goes the Bride (1932). From there, he hired an agent and had several small parts in films from 1933 to 1935, including a non-speaking role in M... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for David Niven

Legion of Merit Academy Award for Best Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Academy Award for Best Actor

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Movies with David Niven as Actor(98)

as Himself - Actor (archive footage)2005 The Adventures of Errol Flynn
as Nick Cartland1983 Better Late Than Never
as Sir Charles Litton1983 Curse of the Pink Panther
as Sir Charles Litton1982 Trail of the Pink Panther
as Col. W.H. Grice1980 The Sea Wolves
as Chief Insp. Cyril Willis1980 Rough Cut
as Professor Blake1979 Escape to Athena
as Sir William Stephenson1979 A Man Called Intrepid
as Colonel Race1978 Death on the Nile
as Priory1977 Candleshoe
as Dick Charleston1976 Murder by Death
as J.W. Osborne1976 No Deposit, No Return
as 'Major' Walter Bradbury1975 Paper Tiger
as Sir Simon de Canterville1974 The Canterville Ghost
as Count Dracula1974 Vampira
as Charles Dreyer1972 King, Queen, Knave
as Alex Bolt1971 The Statue
as Major Burnside1969 Before Winter Comes
as Cmdr. John Finchhaven, RN1969 The Extraordinary Seaman
as Colonel Carol Matthews1969 The Brain
as Jonathan Kingsley1968 The Impossible Years
as Lady Roberta Bates1968 Prudence and the Pill
as James Bond1967 Casino Royale
as Philippe de Montfaucon1967 Eye of the Devil
as Dr. Jason Love1966 Where the Spies Are
as Dicky, Lord Lendale1965 Lady L
as Lawrence Jameson1964 Bedtime Story
as Sir Charles Lytton1963 The Pink Panther
as Sir Arthur Robertson1963 55 Days at Peking
as Lama who remembers Lady Chatterly's Lover (uncredited)1962 The Road to Hong Kong
as Major Peter Whitfield1962 Conquered City
as Tom Jordan1962 Guns of Darkness
as Cpl. Miller1961 The Guns of Navarone
as Maj. Richardson1961 The Best of Enemies
as Lawrence "Larry" Mackay1960 Please Don't Eat the Daisies
as Miles Doughton1959 Ask Any Girl
as Chris Walters1959 Happy Anniversary
as Raymond1958 Bonjour Tristesse
as Major Angus Pollock1958 Separate Tables
as Godfrey Smith1957 My Man Godfrey
as Henry Brittingham-Brett1957 The Little Hut
as Dr. Alan Coles1957 Oh, Men! Oh, Women!
as Roger Tweakham1956 The Silken Affair
as Colonel Patrick Henry Harris1956 The Birds and the Bees
as Frank1956 Safe Keeping
as James - Duke of Brampton1955 The King's Thief
as Rex Allerton1954 The Love Lottery
as Major Charles Carrington1954 Carrington V.C.
as Jasper O'Leary1954 Happy Ever After
as David Slater1953 The Moon Is Blue
as Bill Shelby1952 The Lady Says No
as Capt. Pindenny1951 Soldiers Three
as B.G. Bruno1951 Happy Go Lovely
as Maj. Valentine Moreland1951 Appointment with Venus
as Jacques Riboudeaux1950 The Toast of New Orleans
as Sir Percy Blakeney / The Scarlet Pimpernel1950 The Elusive Pimpernel
as Kenneth Marquis1949 A Kiss for Corliss
as Eric Phillips1949 A Kiss in the Dark
as General Sir Roland 'Rollo' Dane1948 Enchantment
as Prince Charles1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie
as Dale Williams1947 The Perfect Marriage
as Bishop Henry Brougham1947 The Bishop's Wife
as Doctor Anthony Stanton1947 The Other Love
as Peter Carter1946 A Matter of Life and Death
as Aaron Burr1946 Magnificent Doll
as Lieutenant Jim Perry1944 The Way Ahead
as Geoffrey Crisp1942 The First of the Few
as A.J. Raffles1939 Raffles
as David Merlin1939 Bachelor Mother
as Edgar Linton1939 Wuthering Heights
as Lt. Terence McCool1939 The Real Glory
as Tony aka The Great Arturo1939 Eternally Yours
as Lieutenant Scott1938 The Dawn Patrol
as Albert De Regnier1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
as Christopher Leigh1938 Four Men and a Prayer
as Steve Harrington1938 Three Blind Mice
as Paul de Brack1937 Dinner at the Ritz
as Joe Gilling1937 We Have Our Moments
as Captain Fritz von Tarlenheim1937 The Prisoner of Zenda
as Bertie Wooster1936 Thank You, Jeeves!
as Capt. James Randall1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade
as Capt. Gerald Preston1936 Beloved Enemy
as Teddy (as David Nivens)1936 Rose Marie
as Captain Clyde Lockert1936 Dodsworth
as George Britell1936 Palm Springs
as Cockney Sailor Thrown Out of Saloon (uncredited)1935 Barbary Coast
as Clancey Lorrimore1935 Splendor
as Able Bodied Seaman (uncredited)1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
as Bill Gage1935 Without Regret
as Leo Cartwright1935 A Feather in Her Hat
as Bit Role1932 There Goes the Bride

TV Shows/Series with David Niven as Actor(14)

Movies with David Niven as Crew(3)

Production/Executive Producer1993 Psycho Cop Returns
Production/Executive Producer1984 The Night They Saved Christmas
Production/Producer1956 Safe Keeping

TV Shows/Series with David Niven as Crew(1)

Directing/Director1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater

Full Name: David Niven
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Tuesday, 03/01 1910 (March) in London
Died: Friday, 07/29 1983 (July) in Château-d'Œx (aged: 73)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Stowe School
Spouses (current/former): Primula Rollo, Hjördis Paulina Genberg Tersmeden
Children: David Niven, Jr.
Siblings: Grizel Niven
Other names for David Niven (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"James David Graham Niven"
"David Nivens"
"David Graham Niven"
David Niven frequently works together with these people:
Blake Edwards (9x, Crew)
Don Taylor (9x, Crew)
Samuel Goldwyn (9x, Crew)
Peter Ustinov (8x, Actor)
Dick Powell (8x, Actor)
June Allyson (7x, Actress)
Alfred Newman (7x, Crew)
Val Guest (6x, Crew)
Ronald Reagan (6x, Actor)
Ida Lupino (6x, Actress)
Robert Florey (6x, Crew)
Lewis Allen (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3547, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/03/2019