David Niven

David Niven

Highest Rated: 100% The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)

Lowest Rated: 25% Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)

Birthday: Mar 01, 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
Stairway to Heaven
Wuthering Heights
The Guns of Navarone
Barbary Coast
Dodsworth

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
31% 24% Curse of the Pink Panther Sir Charles Litton (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Late Than Never Nick Cartland (Character) - 1982
25% 33% Trail of the Pink Panther Sir Charles Litton (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 40% The Sea Wolves Col. W.H. Grice (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rough Cut Chief Insp. Cyril Willis (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Intrepid Sir William Stephenson (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 36% A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Ivan (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 33% Escape to Athena Professor Blake (Character) - 1979
76% 78% Death on the Nile Colonel Race (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 71% Candleshoe Priory (Character) - 1977
65% 83% Murder by Death Dick Charleston (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 67% No Deposit, No Return J.W. Osborne (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 41% Paper Tiger `'Major'` Walter Bradbury (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 19% Old Dracula Count Dracula (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet King, Queen, Knave Charles Dreyer (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Statue Alex Bolt (Character) - 1971
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 No Score Yet Before Winter Comes Major Burnside (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 33% The Impossible Years Jonathan Kingsley (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 46% Prudence and the Pill Gerald Hardcastle (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 58% 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% 31% Lady L Dicky (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bedtime Story Lawrence Jameson (Character) - 1964
57% 54% 55 Days at Peking Sir Arthur Robertson (Character) - 1963
88% 78% The Pink Panther Sir Charles Lytton (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 73% The Best of Enemies Maj. Richardson (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conquered City Maj. Peter Whitfield (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Darkness Tom Jordan (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 63% Ask Any Girl Miles Doughton (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Anniversary Chris Walters (Character) - 1959
65% 77% Separate Tables Major Angus Pollock (Character) - 1958
86% 68% Bonjour Tristesse Raymond (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh, Men! Oh, Women! Dr. Alan Coles (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 48% My Man Godfrey Godfrey Smith (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Little Hut Henry Brittingham-Brett (Character) - 1957
69% 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 Tonight's the Night 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 No Score Yet Island Rescue Maj. Valentine Moreland (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 27% Soldiers Three Capt. Pindenny (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 33% The Lady Says No Bill Shelby (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 80% Happy Go Lovely B.G. Bruno (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 83% The Elusive Pimpernel Sir Percy Blakeney/The Scarlet Pimpernel (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 56% The Toast of New Orleans Jacques Riboudeaux (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 65% Almost a Bride Kenneth Marquis (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 40% A Kiss in the Dark Eric Phillips (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonnie Prince Charlie Prince Charles (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 74% Enchantment General Sir Roland Dane (Character) - 1948
84% 81% The Bishop's Wife Henry Brougham (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Love Doctor Anthony Stanton (Character) - 1947
97% 93% Stairway to Heaven Peter Carter (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 8% Magnificent Doll Aaron Burr (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Marriage Dale Williams (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Battalion Lieutenant Jim Perry (Character) - 1944
100% 71% The Way Ahead Lieutenant Jim Perry (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 61% Spitfire Geoffrey Crisp (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 56% Raffles Raffles (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 31% Eternally Yours Tony (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 38% The Real Glory Lt. Terence McCool (Character) - 1939
96% 85% Wuthering Heights Edgar Linton (Character) $593.9K 1939
100% 88% Bachelor Mother David Merlin (Character) - 1939
50% 48% Four Men and a Prayer Christopher Leigh (Character) - 1938
44% 64% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Albert De Regnier (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Blind Mice Steve Harrington (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 84% 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Palm Springs George Brittell (Character) - 1936
71% 59% The Charge of the Light Brigade Captain James Randall (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 54% Thank You, Jeeves Bertie Wooster (Character) - 1936
90% 86% Dodsworth Capt. Clyde Lockert (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indian Love Call Teddy (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 40% Beloved Enemy Captain Gerald Preston (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Splendor Clancey Lorrimore (Character) - 1935
92% 46% Barbary Coast Cockney Sailor Thrown Out of Saloo (uncredited) (Character) - 1935

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Star Playhouse Unknown (Character) 2019 1952-1956
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
1960 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The June Allyson Show Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The David Niven Show Host 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Jeff Carleton (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program 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

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