American publicity photograph featuring British actor David Niven

David Niven

British actor (1910–1983) | A Matter of Life and Death (1946), The First of the Few (1942), The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

Debonair British leading man whose natural enthusiasm found several outlets before he accidentally ended up in Hollywood and was signed up as an extra

Latest David Niven Pictures

Select David Niven Filmography

Splendor (1935)
Clancey Lorrimore
Beloved Enemy (1936)
Capt Gerald Preston
The Dawn Patrol (1938)
Scott
Raffles (1939)
Raffles
Eternally Yours (1939)
Tony aka The Great Arturo
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Edgar
The Real Glory (1939)
Lt Terrence McCool
The First of the Few (1942)
Geoffrey Crisp
The Way Ahead (1944)
Lt. Jim Perry
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Peter D. Carter
The Bishop’s Wife (1947)
Henry Brougham
The Other Love (1947)
Dr Anthony Stanton
Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)
Prince Charles
Enchantment (1948)
General Sir Roland Dane
Soldiers Three (1951)
Capt Pindenny
Happy Go Lovely (1951)
B.G. Bruno
Appointment with Venus (1951)
Maj Valentine Moreland
The Moon Is Blue (1953)
David Slater
The Love Lottery (1954)
Rex Allerton
Carrington VC (1954)
Carrington
The King’s Thief (1955)
James – Duke of Brampton
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Phileas Fogg
The Little Hut (1957)
Henry Brittingham-Brett
Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
Raymond
Separate Tables (1958)
Major Angus Pollock
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Miller
Guns of Darkness (1962)
Tom Jordan
55 Days at Peking (1963)
Sir Arthur Robertson
The Pink Panther (1964)
Sir Charles Lytton
Casino Royale (1967)
Sir James Bond
The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
Cdr John Finchhaven RN
Before Winter Comes (1969)
Maj Burnside
The Statue (1971)
Alex Bolt
Paper Tiger (1975)
‘Major’ Walter Bradbury
Death on the Nile (1978)
Colonel Race
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979)
Ivan
Escape to Athena (1979)
Professor Blake
The Sea Wolves (1980)
Colonel W. H. Grice
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Sir Charles Litton
Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
Sir Charles Litton
+ Show all productions (30 more)

Personal Details

Born
Died

Watch David Niven on British television