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David Niven

David Niven


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Also Known As: Died: July 29, 1983
Born: March 1, 1910 Cause of Death: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease)
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Better Late Than Never (1983) as Nick Cartland
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
A television reporter tries to get to the real story behind Inspector Clouseau.
Rough Cut (1980)
Sea Wolves, The (1980)
British intelligence is trying to solve the problem of German submarines attacking British merchant ships during World War II. Thousands of tons of goods are being lost, and it is believed that information is getting to the subs via a radio transmitter in one of three German ships in Portuguese Goa. Because Portugal is neutral in the war, the British forces cannot attack the ships, so a group of older British expatriates are called upon to do it for them.
Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, A (1979)
Pinky is released from prison and has decided to go straight from now on, but accidentally getting himself a job as a maintenance man at a large bank, gives him a lot of undue attention from Ivan the Terrible, the local hoodlum. By using Pinky, Ivan hopes to rob the bank and Pinky starts to liken to the idea of going back to his old ways!
Escape to Athena (1979)
During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.
Death on the Nile (1978) as Colonel Race
Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an heiress during an Egyptian tour.
Candleshoe (1977)
A street urchin infiltrates a noblewoman''''s impoverished household in search of hidden treasure.
Murder By Death (1976)
A criminal madman invites the world''''s greatest detectives for a night of dinner and murder.
No Deposit, No Return (1976)
Two would-be safe-crackers `sort of' kidnap the two grandchildren of millionaire J. W. Osborne. In a story somewhat reminiscent of O. Henry's The Ransom of Red Chief, the ransom amount keeps getting smaller as the two children have the best vacation from boarding school ever with their two new friends.
Paper Tiger (1975) as Walter Bradbury
Old Dracula (1975)
King, Queen, Knave (1972) as Charles
On the death of his parents, Frank, a romantic teenager, moves in with his aunt and uncle He quickly falls in love with his beautiful, sophisticated aunt, Martha, and begins to fantasize about her. Frank is torn between his adolescent desires and his fondness for his Uncle Charles.
The Statue (1971) as Alex Bolt
Bolt, a British linguist, develops a universal language, so he's a sudden sensation and receives a Nobel prize. An ambitious diplomat, capitalizing on Bolt's celebrity, arranges for the U.S. to commission a statue for a London square to honor Bolt's achievement. Bolt's Italian wife, a renowned artist, sculpts an 18-foot nude of Bolt. In a pique, because he's neglected her for years to do his work, she gives the statue a spectacular penis, telling Bolt that he wasn't its model. Thinking he's a cuckold, Bolt goes on a jealous search for a man with a matching phallus. The diplomat, too, wants changes in the statue to protect his conservative image. Can art and love reconcile?
Before Winter Comes (1969) as Major Burnside
A World War II refugee serves a British officer as interpreter.
The Brain (1969) as The Brain
Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do the same thing.
The Extraordinary Seaman (1969) as Lieutenant Commander Finchhaven
Marooned sailors discover a World War II ship haunted by its late captain.
The Impossible Years (1968) as Jonathan Kingsley
A psychiatrist's mental health is tested when his daughter starts dating.
Prudence and the Pill (1968) as Gerald Hardcastle
Prudence is on the pill; so is her sister-in-law, but someone has been swapping aspirin for their pills. Is it the teen-age niece, the maid, the chauffeur, a lover, Prudence's husband, or all of the above?
Casino Royale (1967) as Sir James Bond
A retired James Bond goes back into action to infiltrate a nest of enemy spies.
Eye of the Devil (1967) as Philippe de Montfaucon
A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret.
Lady L (1966) as Lord Lendale
A beautiful laundress rises through European society.
Where the Spies Are (1966) as Dr. Jason Love
A country doctor dabbles in espionage to get a new car.
Conquered City (1965) as Maj. Peter Whitfield
The Pink Panther (1964) as Sir Charles Lytton
In the first Inspector Clouseau film, the bumbling French police detective tries to stop a notorious jewel thief from nabbing a princess'''' diamond.
Bedtime Story (1964) as Lawrence Jamison
Two con-men engage in a competitve game of seducing wealthy women on the French Riviera.
55 Days at Peking (1963) as Sir Arthur Robertson
An American major leads the defense against Chinese revolutionaries in 1900 Peking.
The Best of Enemies (1962) as Major Richardson
Rival British and Italian troupe leaders carry their friendly competition into a POW camp.
The Road to Hong Kong (1962) as
A pair of con men get mixed up in international intrigue and the space race.
Guns of Darkness (1962) as Tom Jordan
A businessman and his wife are caught in the turmoil of a South American revolution.
The Guns of Navarone (1961) as Miller
A team of Allied saboteurs fight their way behind enemy lines to destroy a pair of Nazi guns.
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) as Lawrence Mackay
A drama critic and his family try to adjust to life in the country.
Happy Anniversary (1959) as Chris Walters
An accidental slip reveals that a happily married couple were intimate before marriage.
Ask Any Girl (1959) as Miles Doughton
A businessman uses scientific research to turn his secretary into the perfect match for his playboy brother.
Separate Tables (1958) as Major David Angus Pollock
The boarders at an English resort struggle with emotional problems.
Bonjour Tristesse (1958) as Raymond
A jealous teenage girl plots to end her father's engagement.
The Little Hut (1957) as Henry Brittingham-Brett
A neglected wife is shipwrecked on a desert island with her husband and her would-be lover.
Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957) as Dr. Alan Coles
My Man Godfrey (1957) as Godfrey
A bedraggled man becomes the butler of an eccentric household.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Phileas Fogg
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
The Birds and the Bees (1956) as Patrick Henry "Handsome Harry" Harris, as known as Count Pierre
The King's Thief (1955) as [James] Duke of Brampton
A highwayman uncovers a plot to assassinate King Charles II.
Tonight's the Night (1954) as Jasper O'Leary
A village plots to drive away the new owner of a hunting estate.
The Fighting Pimpernel (1954) as Sir Percy Blakeney [also known as The Scarlet Pimpernel] by arrangement with Samuel Goldwyn
The Moon Is Blue (1953) as David Slater
Two womanizers fall for a woman determined to keep her virginity.
The Lady Says No (1952) as Bill Shelby
Soldiers Three (1951) as Captain Pindenny
Three British officers look for adventure in 19th-century India.
Happy Go Lovely (1951) as B. G. Bruno
A chorus girl becomes a star when gossip links her with a millionaire she''''s never met.
The Toast of New Orleans (1950) as Jacques Riboudeaux
A New Orleans fisherman fights snobbery to become an opera star.
Enchantment (1949) as General Sir Roland Dane
When a well-off family takes in a young orphan, her presence ignites romance and jealousy.
A Kiss for Corliss (1949) as [Kenneth] Marquis
A false rumor spreads through a town about the relationship between a teenage girl and an older sophisticated man.
A Kiss in the Dark (1949) as Eric Phillips
A concert pianist inherits an apartment house full of loony tenants.
The Bishop's Wife (1948) as Henry Brougham
An angel helps set an ambitious bishop on the right track.
The Other Love (1947) as Dr. Antony Stanton
A concert pianist dying of tuberculosis fall for her doctor.
A Matter of Life and Death (1947) as Peter D. Carter
An injured aviator argues in celestial court for the chance to go on living.
The Perfect Marriage (1947) as Dale Williams
Jenny (Loretta Young) and Dale Williams (David Niven) have been married ten years and parents of a nine-year-old daughter, "Cookie" Williams (Nona Griffith.) They live well, have separate careers, are surrounded by sophisticated friends, and are afflicted with overattentive in-laws on each side. Celebrating their tenth anniversary,this, of course, means it is time to tell each other they want a divorce from each other. They talk about it. They talk to their friends about it. The friends and in-laws talk to them and to each other and to anyone who will listen about it.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Aaron Burr
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
Immortal Battalion (1944) as Lieutenant Jim Perry
A hopeless battalion becomes a top fighting unit in WWII Africa.
The First of the Few (1942)
An aircraft designer struggles to create a new kind of fighter plane to take on the Nazis.
The Real Glory (1939) as Lieut. [Terrence] McCool
A U.S. military doctor stationed in the Philippines helps the natives fight off invaders.
Bachelor Mother (1939) as David Merlin
A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
Eternally Yours (1939) as Tony [Halstead, also known as the Great Arturo]
A woman is swept off her feet by a magician, and finds the results less than magical.
Raffles (1939) as [A. J.] Raffles
A suave thief falls in love again with his high school sweetheart and finds temptation and a detective on his trail while visiting her family.
Wuthering Heights (1939) as Edgar [Linton]
A married noblewoman fights her lifelong attraction to a charismatic gypsy.
Three Blind Mice (1938) as Steve Harrington
Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her staff.
The Dawn Patrol (1938) as [Lieutenant] Scott
A flight commander in France almost cracks under the pressure of sending men to their deaths.
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) as Albert De Regnier
A millionaire who''''s been married seven times courts wife number eight.
Four Men and a Prayer (1938) as Chris [Leigh]
To prove their father was murdered, four brothers fight to bring down a powerful arms syndicate.
We Have Our Moments (1937) as Joe Gilling
Dinner at the Ritz (1937) as [Carl-]Paul de Brack
The daughter of a murdered financier is working as a jewelry salesperson while she tracks those among her father's colleagues who plotted against him.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) as Fritz von Tarlenheim
An Englishman who resembles the king of a small European nation gets mixed up in palace intrigue when his look-alike is kidnapped.
Thank You, Jeeves! (1936) as Bertie Wooster
Erudite manservant Jeeves hopes to keep his frivolous employer Bertie out of new harrowing adventures, but a damsel in distress, carrying half of some mysterious plans, intrudes on their London flat one rainy night. Bertie follows her to country hotel Mooring Manor, prepared to do slapstick battle with crooks posing as Scotland Yard men.
Beloved Enemy (1936) as Gerald Preston
During an Irish uprising, a rebel leader and a British noblewoman fall in love.
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) as Captain Randall
Two brothers love the same woman at a perilous Indian outpost.
Rose-Marie (1936) as Teddy
An opera singer goes undercover in the Canadian wilderness to hunt for her criminal brother.
Dodsworth (1936) as Capt. Locket
A husband whose wife left him looks for new love in Europe.
Palm Springs (1936) as George Brittel
A notorious gambler who is short of money want his daughter to marry a British young man, who has plenty of money. At first she obies, but then she falls in love to a poor, young American.
A Feather in Her Hat (1935) as Leo Cartwright
A female shopkeeper sacrifices everything to give her son a theatrical career.
Without Regret (1935) as Bill Gage
Barbary Coast (1935) as Cockney sailor
A vice king's girlfriend falls for a young miner.
Splendor (1935) as Clancey Lorrimore
A man disappoints his destitute family by marrying a poor girl.
Eyes of Fate (1933) as Man

Cast (special)

Forbidden Desert of the Danakil, The (1988)
A "Survival Specials" presentation which focuses on the Danakil, a tribe of desert nomads from Ethiopia who, through the ages, have murdered an mutilated all intruders, in an attempt to preserve their precious water supply. In 1934, young English explorer Wilfred Thesiger braved the Danakil to explo
Errol Flynn: Portrait of a Swashbuckler (1987)
A documentary profile of screen actor Errol Flynn.
American Film Institute Salute to Fred Astaire, The (1981)
Fred Astaire, known for his dazzling dance work in scores of memorable films and on television, is honored at this ninth celebration of the American Film Insitute's recognition of screen artists through the bestowal of its Life Achievement Award. The program was taped at a black-tie testimonial dinn
Balloon Safari (1976)
The adventures of the crew of a hot-air balloon as it travels around east Africa to shoot footage of wildlife and soar over Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa.

Cast (special)

Man Called Intrepid, A (1979)
A fanciful suspense drama inspired by William Stevenson's best-selling account of the formation of an Allied espionage network during World War II by a wealthy Canadian using his own funds. David Niven made his TV movie debut as the man behind the operation.

Cast (short)

A short behind the scenes promo for "Eye of the Devil" (1966), showcasing the late Sharon Tate, then a young, 22-year-old hopeful at MGM.

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