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David Niven (James David Graham Niven)

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Biography

London, England, UK
David Niven was named after the Saint's Day on which he was born, St. David, patron Saint of Wales. He attended Stowe School and Sandhurst Military Academy and served for two years in Malta with the Highland Light Infantry. At the outbreak of World War II, although a top-line star, he re-joined the army (Rifle Brigade). He did, however, consent to play in two films during the war, both of strong propaganda value--Spitfire (1942) and The Way Ahead (1944). In spite of six years' virtual absence from the screen, he came in second in the 1945 Popularity Poll of British film stars. Read more...

Actor

Character: Cockney Sailor Thrown Out of Saloo

Barbary Coast 1935

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Character: Clancey Lorrimore

Splendor 1935

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Character: Capt. Clyde Lockert

Dodsworth 1936

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Character: Capt. Gerald Preston

Beloved Enemy 1936

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Character: Albert De Regnier

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife 1938

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Character: Christopher Leigh

Four Men and a Prayer 1938

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Character: David Merlin

Bachelor Mother 1939

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Character: Tony aka The Great Arturo

Eternally Yours 1939

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Character: Geoffrey Crisp

The First of the Few 1942

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Character: Lt. Jim Perry

The Way Ahead 1944

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Character: General Sir Roland Dane

Enchantment 1948

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Character: David Slater

The Moon Is Blue 1953

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Character: Jasper O'Leary

Happy Ever After 1954

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Character: Rex Allerton

The Love Lottery 1954

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Character: Colonel Patrick Henry Harris

The Birds and the Bees 1956

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Character: Henry Brittingham-Brett

The Little Hut 1957

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Character: Miles Doughton

Ask Any Girl 1959

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Character: Himself - Co-Host & Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role

The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959

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Character: Laurence Mackay

Please Don't Eat the Daisies 1960

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Character: Lama, remembering Lady Chatterly's Lover

The Road to Hong Kong 1962

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Character: Sir Charles Lytton

The Pink Panther 1963

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Character: Sir Arthur Robertson

55 Days at Peking 1963

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Character: Dicky, Lord Lendale

Lady L 1965

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Character: Himself - Recalling His Award: Pre-Recorded

The 38th Annual Academy Awards 1966

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Character: Sir James Bond

Casino Royale 1967

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Character: Jonathan Kingsley

The Impossible Years 1968

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Character: Col. Carol Matthews

The Brain 1969

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Character: Cmdr. John Finchhaven, RN

The Extraordinary Seaman 1969

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Character: Major Burnside

Before Winter Comes 1969

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Character: Himself - Co-Host

The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974

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Character: Col. W.H. 'Bill' Grice

The Sea Wolves 1980

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Character: Chief Insp. Cyril Willis

Rough Cut 1980

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Character: Himself

Il falso bugiardo 2008

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Character: Himself

Underworld Histories 2006

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Character: Nick Cartland

Better Late Than Never 1983

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Character: Himself

Parkinson 1971

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Character: Himself - Host

The Dick Powell Theatre 1961

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Character: Alec Fleming

The Rogues 1964

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Character: Major Angus Pollock

Separate Tables 1958

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Character: Dick Charleston

Murder by Death 1976

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Character: Mark Garron

Alcoa Theatre 1957

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Character: Harvey Cleeve

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Himself

Aquarius 1970

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Character: Himself

The Dick Cavett Show 1968

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Character: Alan Kevin

Goodyear Theatre 1957

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Character: Charles Dreyer

King, Queen, Knave 1972

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Character: Himself

ABC Late Night 1973

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Character: Jacques Riboudeaux

The Toast of New Orleans 1950

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Character: 'Major' Walter Bradbury

Paper Tiger 1975

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Character: Maj. Richardson

The Best of Enemies 1961

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Character: Allen Raikes

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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Directing

Character: Allen Raikes

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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