David Niven

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James David Graham Niven was an English actor, memoirist and novelist. His many roles included Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, and Sir Charles Lytton in The Pink Panther. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Separate Tables (1958).

James David Graham Niven was an English actor, memoirist and novelist. His many roles included Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, and Sir Charles Lytton in The Pink Panther. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Separate Tables (1958).

Birth Name

James David Graham Niven

Born

Tuesday, 01 March 1910

Died

Friday, 29 July 1983

Actor Filmography

Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind Self - Actor (archive footage) 2020
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (archive footage) 2011
The Adventures of Errol Flynn Himself - Actor (archive footage) 2005
Sir John Mills' Moving Memories Himself (archive footage) 2000
Hollywood Remembers (archive footage) 2000
Bogart: The Untold Story 1997
Errol Flynn: Portrait of a Swashbuckler Himself - Co-starred in 'The Dawn Patrol' 1995
Oscar's Greatest Moments Himself (archive footage) 1992
Northern Exposure Fritz von Tarlenheim 1990
American Masters Self (archive footage) 1986
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind Self - Actor (archive footage) 2020
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (archive footage) 2011
The Adventures of Errol Flynn Himself - Actor (archive footage) 2005
Sir John Mills' Moving Memories Himself (archive footage) 2000
Hollywood Remembers (archive footage) 2000
Bogart: The Untold Story 1997
Errol Flynn: Portrait of a Swashbuckler Himself - Co-starred in 'The Dawn Patrol' 1995
Oscar's Greatest Moments Himself (archive footage) 1992
Northern Exposure Fritz von Tarlenheim 1990
American Masters Self (archive footage) 1986
Hunter Henry 1984
Curse Of The Pink Panther Sir Charles Litton 1983
Better Late Than Never Nick Cartland 1983
Trail of the Pink Panther Sir Charles Litton 1982
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire Himself - Host 1981
The Sea Wolves Colonel W. H. Grice 1980
Rough Cut Chief Insp. Cyril Willis 1980
Escape to Athena Professor Blake 1979
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Ivan 1979
Death On The Nile Colonel Race 1978
Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette himself 1978
Candleshoe Priory 1977
Murder By Death Dick Charleston 1976
No Deposit, No Return J.W. Osborne 1976
Paper Tiger 'Major' Walter Bradbury 1975
Dinah! Himself 1974
Old Dracula Count Dracula 1974
The Jarvis Collection: Scotland Yard Himself 1973
Jack Paar Tonite Himself 1973
King, Queen, Knave Charles Dreyer 1972
Parkinson Himself 1971
The Statue Alex Bolt 1971
The David Frost Show Himself 1969
The Brain Colonel Carol Matthews 1969
Before Winter Comes Major Burnside 1969
The Extraordinary Seaman Cmdr. John Finchhaven, RN 1969
The Impossible Years Jonathan Kingsley 1968
Prudence and the Pill Lady Roberta Bates 1968
The Dick Cavett Show Himself 1968
Casino Royale Sir James Bond 1967
Eye of the Devil Philippe de Montfaucon 1966
Where the Spies Are Dr. Jason Love 1966
Lady L Dicky, Lord Lendale 1965
The Rogues Alec Fleming, Alec Fleming (credit only) 1964
Bedtime Story Lawrence Jameson 1964
The Pink Panther Sir Charles Lytton 1963
Burke's Law Harvey Cleeve 1963
55 Days At Peking Sir Arthur Robertson 1963
Conquered City Major Peter Whitfield 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest, Himself 1962
The Merv Griffin Show Himself 1962
Guns of Darkness Tom Jordan 1962
The Road To Hong Kong Lama Who Remembers Lady Chatterley's Lover 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor 1961
The Best of Enemies Maj. Richardson 1961
The Dick Powell Theatre Himself - Host, Himself - Guest Host 1961
The Guns Of Navarone Cpl. John Anthony Miller 1961
Here's Hollywood Himself 1960
Please Don't Eat The Daisies Laurence Mackay 1960
The DuPont Show with June Allyson Marcus Dodds 1959
Ask Any Girl Miles Doughton 1959
The David Niven Show Himself - Host, Inquisitor 1959
Happy Anniversary Chris Walters 1959
Separate Tables Major Angus Pollock 1958
Bonjour Tristesse Raymond 1958
My Man Godfrey Godfrey Smith 1957
Alcoa Theatre Mark Garron, Paul Evans, Paul Martel, Robert Medhill 1957
Goodyear Theatre Alan Kevin, Charles Enright, Jeff Carleton, Jeffrey Collins, Paul Evans 1957
The Silken Affair Roger Tweakham 1957
The Little Hut Henry Brittingham-Brett 1957
Oh, Men! Oh, Women! Dr. Alan Coles 1957
Mr. Adams and Eve 1957
Around The World In 80 Days Phileas Fogg 1956
Zane Grey Theater Allen Raikes, Cameo, Milo Brant 1956
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Himself 1956
The Birds and the Bees Colonel Patrick Henry Harris 1956
The King's Thief James - Duke of Brampton 1955
The Star and the Story Johnny 1955
Court Martial Carrington 1954
The Magical World of Disney J.W. Osborne 1954
Tonight's the Night Jasper O'Leary 1954
The Love Lottery Rex Allerton 1954
The Moon Is Blue David Slater 1953
The Bob Hope Show Himself 1950
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Laurence Mackay (archive footage) 1952
Four Star Playhouse Andy, Jim Kenyon 1952
I've Got a Secret Himself - Guest 1952
Chesterfield Presents 1952
The Lady Says No Bill Shelby 1952
The Name's the Same Himself - Contestant 1951
Betty Crocker Star Matinee 1951
Island Rescue Maj. Valentine Moreland 1951
Schlitz Playhouse 1951
Celanese Theatre Alan Squier 1951
Hollywood Opening Night 1951
Soldiers Three Capt. Pindenny 1951
Happy Go Lovely B.G. Bruno 1951
The Fighting Pimpernel The Scarlet Pimpernel 1951
The Jack Benny Program Himself 1950
All Star Revue Guest Actor 1950
Nash Airflyte Theatre Arthur Carstairs 1950
The Toast Of New Orleans Jacques Riboudeaux 1950
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter Himself - Actor 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Guest Panelist, Himself - Mystery Guest, Himself - Panelist 1950
Robert Montgomery Presents Sheffield 1950
A Kiss for Corliss Kenneth Marquis 1949
Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet Himself 1949
A Kiss In The Dark Eric Phillips 1949
Enchantment General Sir Roland Dane 1948
Bonnie Prince Charlie Prince Charles Edward Stuart 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself 1948
The Bishop's Wife Henry Brougham 1947
The Other Love Dr. Anthony Stanton 1947
The Perfect Marriage Dale Williams 1947
Magnificent Doll Aaron Burr 1946
A Matter of Life and Death Peter D. Carter 1946
The Way Ahead Lt. Jim Perry 1944
Spitfire Geoffrey Crisp 1942
Raffles Raffles 1939
Eternally Yours Tony aka The Great Arturo 1939
The Real Glory Lieut. McCool 1939
Bachelor Mother David Merlin 1939
Wuthering Heights Edgar 1939
Gunga Din 1939
The Dawn Patrol Scott 1938
Three Blind Mice Steve Harrington 1938
Four Men and a Prayer Christopher Leigh 1938
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Albert De Regnier 1938
Dinner at the Ritz Paul de Brack 1937
The Prisoner of Zenda Fritz von Tarlenheim 1937
We Have Our Moments Joe Gilling 1937
Beloved Enemy Gerald Preston 1936
The Charge of the Light Brigade Capt. Randall 1936
Dodsworth Captain Lockert 1936
Palm Springs George Britell 1936
Rose-Marie Teddy (as David Nivens) 1936
A Feather in Her Hat Leo Cartwright 1935
Barbary Coast Cockney Sailor Thrown Out of Saloon (uncredited) 1935
Without Regret Bill Gage 1935
Splendor Clancey Lorrimore 1935
There Goes The Bride Bit Role 1933

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1959 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
1959 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Won
1958 Golden Globe Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1957 Emmy Best Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic Series Nominated
1955 Emmy Best Actor in a Single Performance Nominated
1954 Golden Globe Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Won
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