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      David Niven

      David Niven

      Highest Rated: 100% Beloved Enemy (1936)

      Lowest Rated: 23% Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)

      Birthday: Mar 1, 1910

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      Handsome, debonair leading man David Niven was a strong actor. The son of a British Army captain, he followed in his father's footsteps but found the routine of military life between the wars so dreadfully boring that he resigned his commission and crossed the pond in search of adventure. Once in Hollywood, he worked as an extra and came to the attention of Samuel Goldwyn who signed him to a contract with MGM, and he rapidly graduated from bit parts to supporting and lead roles which showcased his polished British diction and his lighthearted yet sincere manner. Niven's first major success came with Edmund Goulding's "The Dawn Patrol" (1938), in which he played a courageous, devil-may-care WWI pilot friend of Errol Flynn.

      Highest rated movies

      The Way Ahead
      Bachelor Mother
      The Prisoner of Zenda
      Beloved Enemy
      A Matter of Life and Death
      Wuthering Heights
      The Guns of Navarone
      Barbary Coast

      Photos

      THE LADY SAYS NO, David Niven, Joan Caulfield, 1952 COURT MARTIAL, (aka CARRINGTON V.C.), David Niven, 1955, courtmartial1955-fsct007(courtmartial1955-fsct007) AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, (aka AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS), from top: Cantinflas, David Niven, 1956 atw80d1956-fsct12(atw80d1956-fsct12) 55 DAYS AT PEKING, David Niven, 1963 55dap1963-fsct02(55dap1963-fsct02) CASINO ROYALE, David Niven, Joanna Petit, 1967 55 DAYS AT PEKING, Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, 1963 RAFFLES, Olivia DeHavilland, David Niven, 1939 THE LITTLE HUT, from left: David Niven, Ava Gardner, 1957 THE PINK PANTHER, David Niven, 1963 WUTHERING HEIGHTS, David Niven, 1939 WUTHERING HEIGHTS, Merle Oberon, Geraldine Fitzgerald, David Niven, 1939 THE SILKEN AFFAIR, David Niven, 1957 A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH, (aka STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN), David Niven, 1946 THE EXTRAORDINARY SEAMAN, David Niven, 1969. THE SILKEN AFFAIR, David Niven, Genevieve Page, 1957 THE SILKEN AFFAIR, Joyce Cook, Magda Miller, David Niven, Angela Lane, Margaret Simons, 1957 SEPARATE TABLES, David Niven, Wendy Hiller, 1958 SEPARATE TABLES, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, 1958 SEPARATE TABLES, David Niven, Wendy Hiller, 1958 SEPARATE TABLES, David Niven, 1958

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      29% 23% Curse of the Pink Panther Sir Charles Litton (Character) - 1983
      23% 33% Trail of the Pink Panther Sir Charles Litton (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Late Than Never Nick Cartland (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 40% The Sea Wolves Col. W.H. Grice (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 12% Rough Cut Chief Insp. Cyril Willis (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 42% A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Ivan (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 32% Escape to Athena Professor Blake (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Intrepid Sir William Stephenson (Character) - 1979
      80% 79% Death on the Nile Colonel Race (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 71% Candleshoe Priory (Character) - 1977
      68% 82% Murder by Death Dick Charleston (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 66% No Deposit, No Return J.W. Osborne (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 44% Paper Tiger `'Major'` Walter Bradbury (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 17% Old Dracula Count Dracula (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 80% King, Queen, Knave Charles Dreyer (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Statue Alex Bolt (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 33% Before Winter Comes Major Burnside (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 71% The Brain Col. Carol Matthews (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Extraordinary Seaman Cmdr. John Finchhaven, RN (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 36% The Impossible Years Jonathan Kingsley (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 47% Prudence and the Pill Gerald Hardcastle (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 57% Eye of the Devil Philippe de Montfaucon (Character) - 1967
      26% 34% Casino Royale Sir James Bond (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 36% Where the Spies Are Dr. Jason Love (Voice) - 1966
      29% 29% Lady L Dicky (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 33% Bedtime Story Lawrence Jameson (Character) - 1964
      89% 78% The Pink Panther Sir Charles Lytton (Character) - 1963
      57% 57% 55 Days at Peking Sir Arthur Robertson (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Darkness Tom Jordan (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 75% The Best of Enemies Maj. Richardson (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conquered City Maj. Peter Whitfield (Character) - 1962
      92% 86% The Guns of Navarone Cpl. John Anthony Miller (Character) - 1961
      57% 60% Please Don't Eat the Daisies Laurence Mackay (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Anniversary Chris Walters (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 63% Ask Any Girl Miles Doughton (Character) - 1959
      67% 76% Separate Tables Major Angus Pollock (Character) - 1958
      88% 68% Bonjour Tristesse Raymond (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh, Men! Oh, Women! Dr. Alan Coles (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 52% My Man Godfrey Godfrey Smith (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 25% The Little Hut Henry Brittingham-Brett (Character) - 1957
      72% 57% Around the World in 80 Days Phileas Fogg (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Birds and the Bees Colonel Patrick Henry Harris (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silken Affair Roger Tweakham (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 43% Court Martial Carrington (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 17% The King's Thief James Duke of Brampton (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Ever After Jasper O'Leary (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Lottery Rex Allerton (Character) - 1954
      44% 54% The Moon Is Blue David Slater (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 80% Happy Go Lovely B.G. Bruno (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 31% The Lady Says No Bill Shelby (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Island Rescue Maj. Valentine Moreland (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 25% Soldiers Three Capt. Pindenny (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 54% The Toast of New Orleans Jacques Riboudeaux (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 83% The Elusive Pimpernel Sir Percy Blakeney/The Scarlet Pimpernel (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 57% A Kiss in the Dark Eric Phillips (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 63% Almost a Bride Kenneth Marquis (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 72% Enchantment General Sir Roland Dane (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonnie Prince Charlie Prince Charles (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Love Doctor Anthony Stanton (Character) - 1947
      85% 81% The Bishop's Wife Henry Brougham (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 8% Magnificent Doll Aaron Burr (Character) - 1946
      97% 93% A Matter of Life and Death Peter Carter (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Marriage Dale Williams (Character) - 1946
      100% 72% The Way Ahead Lieutenant Jim Perry (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Battalion Lieutenant Jim Perry (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 61% Spitfire Geoffrey Crisp (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 56% Raffles Raffles (Character) - 1940
      96% 85% Wuthering Heights Edgar Linton (Character) $593.9K 1939
      No Score Yet 28% Eternally Yours Tony (Character) - 1939
      80% 36% The Real Glory Lt. Terence McCool (Character) - 1939
      100% 89% Bachelor Mother David Merlin (Character) - 1939
      50% 50% Four Men and a Prayer Christopher Leigh (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Blind Mice Steve Harrington (Character) - 1938
      50% 63% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Albert De Regnier (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 83% The Dawn Patrol Lieutenant Scott (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dinner at the Ritz Paul de Brack (Character) - 1937
      100% 80% The Prisoner of Zenda Captain Fritz von Tarlenheim (Character) - 1937
      91% 86% Dodsworth Capt. Clyde Lockert (Character) - 1936
      100% 33% Beloved Enemy Captain Gerald Preston (Character) - 1936
      71% 59% The Charge of the Light Brigade Captain James Randall (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Palm Springs George Brittell (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 54% Thank You, Jeeves Bertie Wooster (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Indian Love Call Teddy (Character) - 1936
      92% 51% Barbary Coast Cockney Sailor Thrown Out of Saloo (uncredited) (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 33% Splendor Clancey Lorrimore (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Speed Fever Self - 0000

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Star Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1952-1956 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland J.W. Osborne (Character) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rogues Alec Fleming (Character) 1964-1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character),
      Director
      1957-1958 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Jeff Carleton (Character) 1957-1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes Guest 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1952