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David Niven


British actor (d. 73) | 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

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Splendor (1935)
Clancey Lorrimore
Beloved Enemy (1936)
Capt Gerald Preston
The Dawn Patrol (1938)
Raffles (1939)
Eternally Yours (1939)
Tony aka The Great Arturo
The Real Glory (1939)
Lt Terrence McCool
Wuthering Heights (1939)
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
Carrington VC (1954)
The Love Lottery (1954)
Rex Allerton
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)
Separate Tables (1958)
Major Angus Pollock
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
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)
Escape to Athena (1979)
Professor Blake
Rough Cut (1980)
Ch Insp Cyril Willis
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
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