Biography

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James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983), known as David Niven, was a British actor and novelist, best known for his roles as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days and Sir Charles Lytton, a.k.a. "the Phantom", in The Pink Panther. He was awarded the 1958 Academy Award for Best Actor in Separate Tables.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983), known as David Niven, was a British actor and novelist, best known for his roles as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days and Sir Charles Lytton, a.k.a. "the Phantom", in The Pink Panther. He was awarded the 1958 Academy Award for Best Actor in Separate Tables.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 113

Birthday 1910-03-01

Day of Death 1983-07-29

Place of Birth London, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • James David Graham Niven
  • David Nivens

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 Talking Pictures(1 episode) as Himself - Archive footage
2005 The Adventures of Errol Flynn as Himself - Actor (archive footage)
1999 AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire
1997 Bogart: The Untold Story
1983 Curse of the Pink Panther as Sir Charles Litton
1983 Better Late Than Never as Nick Cartland
1982 Trail of the Pink Panther as Sir Charles Litton
1980 The Sea Wolves as Col. W.H. Grice
1980 Rough Cut as Chief Insp. Cyril Willis
1979 Escape to Athena as Professor Blake
1979 A Man Called Intrepid as Sir William Stephenson
1979 A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square as Ivan
1978 Death on the Nile as Colonel Race
1978 Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette as himself
1977 Candleshoe as Priory
1976 Murder by Death as Dick Charleston
1976 No Deposit, No Return as J.W. Osborne
1975 Paper Tiger as 'Major' Walter Bradbury
1974 The Canterville Ghost as Sir Simon de Canterville
1974 Vampira as Count Dracula
1972 King, Queen, Knave as Charles Dreyer
1971 V.I.P. Schaukel(2 episodes)
1971 The Statue as Alex Bolt
1969 The Extraordinary Seaman as Cmdr. John Finchhaven, RN
1969 Before Winter Comes as Major Burnside
1969 The Brain as Colonel Carol Matthews
1968 The Impossible Years as Jonathan Kingsley
1968 Prudence and the Pill as Lady Roberta Bates
1967 Casino Royale as James Bond
1966 Eye of the Devil as Philippe de Montfaucon
1966 Where the Spies Are as Dr. Jason Love
1965 Lady L as Dicky, Lord Lendale
1964 The Rogues(30 episodes)
1964 Bedtime Story as Lawrence Jameson
1963 The Pink Panther as Sir Charles Lytton
1963 Burke's Law(1 episode)
1963 55 Days at Peking as Sir Arthur Robertson
1962 Conquered City as Major Peter Whitfield
1962 Guns of Darkness as Tom Jordan
1962 The Road to Hong Kong as Lama, remembering Lady Chatterly's Lover (uncredited)
1961 The Best of Enemies as Maj. Richardson
1961 The Dick Powell Show(1 episode) as Himself / Host
1961 The Guns of Navarone as Cpl. Miller
1960 Please Don't Eat the Daisies as Lawrence "Larry" Mackay
1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson(1 episode)
1959 Ask Any Girl as Miles Doughton
1959 The David Niven Show(13 episodes) as Host
1959 Happy Anniversary as Chris Walters
1958 Separate Tables as Major Angus Pollock
1958 Bonjour Tristesse as Raymond
1957 My Man Godfrey as Godfrey Smith
1957 Alcoa Theatre(106 episodes)
1957 The Little Hut as Henry Brittingham-Brett
1957 Oh, Men! Oh, Women! as Dr. Alan Coles
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as Phileas Fogg
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater(2 episodes)
1956 The Birds and the Bees as Colonel Patrick Henry Harris
1956 Safe Keeping as Frank
1955 The King's Thief as James - Duke of Brampton
1955 The Star and the Story(1 episode) as Johnny
1954 Happy Ever After as Jasper O'Leary
1954 Carrington V.C. as Major Charles Carrington
1954 The Love Lottery as Rex Allerton
1953 The Moon Is Blue as David Slater
1953 The Academy Awards(3 episodes)
1952 Four Star Playhouse(1 episode)
1952 Four Star Playhouse(121 episodes) as Andy
1952 The Lady Says No as Bill Shelby
1951 Appointment with Venus as Maj. Valentine Moreland
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(1 episode)
1951 Soldiers Three as Capt. Pindenny
1951 Happy Go Lovely as B.G. Bruno
1950 The Elusive Pimpernel as Sir Percy Blakeney / The Scarlet Pimpernel
1950 The Toast of New Orleans as Jacques Riboudeaux
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents(1 episode)
1949 A Kiss for Corliss as Kenneth Marquis
1949 A Kiss in the Dark as Eric Phillips
1949 Breakdowns of 1949 as Himself
1948 Enchantment as General Sir Roland 'Rollo' Dane
1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie as Prince Charles
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(1 episode)
1947 The Bishop's Wife as Bishop Henry Brougham
1947 The Other Love as Doctor Anthony Stanton
1947 The Perfect Marriage as Dale Williams
1946 Magnificent Doll as Aaron Burr
1946 A Matter of Life and Death as Peter Carter
1944 The Way Ahead as Lieutenant Jim Perry
1942 The First of the Few as Geoffrey Crisp
1939 Raffles as A.J. Raffles
1939 Eternally Yours as Tony aka The Great Arturo
1939 The Real Glory as Lt. Terence McCool
1939 Bachelor Mother as David Merlin
1939 Wuthering Heights as Edgar Linton
1938 The Dawn Patrol as Lieutenant Scott
1938 Three Blind Mice as Steve Harrington
1938 Four Men and a Prayer as Christopher Leigh
1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife as Albert De Regnier
1937 Dinner at the Ritz as Paul de Brack
1937 The Prisoner of Zenda as Captain Fritz von Tarlenheim
1937 We Have Our Moments as Joe Gilling
1936 Beloved Enemy as Capt. Gerald Preston
1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade as Capt. James Randall
1936 Dodsworth as Captain Clyde Lockert
1936 Thank You, Jeeves! as Bertie Wooster
1936 Palm Springs as George Britell
1936 Rose Marie as Teddy (as David Nivens)
1935 Mutiny on the Bounty as Able Bodied Seaman (uncredited)
1935 A Feather in Her Hat as Leo Cartwright
1935 Barbary Coast as Cockney Sailor Thrown Out of Saloon (uncredited)
1935 Without Regret as Bill Gage
1935 Splendor as Clancey Lorrimore
1932 There Goes the Bride as Bit Role

Production

1993 Psycho Cop ReturnsExecutive Producer
1984 The Night They Saved ChristmasExecutive Producer
1956 Safe KeepingProducer

Directing

1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater(1 episode)Director

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