Knowledge Identifier: +David_Niven
English actor and novelist, popular both in Europe and the US. He may be best known for his roles as Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days and as Sir Charles Lytton, a
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1910.
Countries: United States (54%), United Kingdom (20%), (11%)
Linked to: Eton College, American Film Institute, Four Star Television, Rank Organisation
David's mother Henrietta married Sir Thomas Comyn-Platt in London in 1917
After Britain declared war on Germany in 1939, Niven returned home and rejoined the Army
Kim Hunter - Her other major film roles include David Niven's character's love interest in the film "A Matter of Life and Death" , and Zira, the sympathetic chimpanzee scientist in the 1968 film "Planet of the Apes" and two sequels
Orson Welles - In the summer of 1946, Welles directed a musical stage version of Around the World in Eighty Days, with a comedic and ironic rewriting of the Jules Verne novel by Welles, incidental music and songs by Cole Porter, and production by Mike Todd, who would later produce the successful film version with David Niven.
The Lady from Shanghai - In the summer of 1946, Welles was directing a musical stage version of "Around the World in Eighty Days", with a comedic and ironic rewriting of the Jules Verne novel by Welles, incidental music and songs by Cole Porter, and production by Mike Todd, who would later produce the successful film version with David Niven
Vivien Leigh - David Niven said she had been "quite, quite mad"; and in his diary Noël Coward expressed surprise that "things had been bad and getting worse since 1948 or thereabouts
Hans Nielsen (actor) - In addition to his own film roles, in 1948, Nielsen began working as a voice actor, dubbing films into German, including Fred Astaire ; Gary Cooper ; Errol Flynn ; Cary Grant ; Rex Harrison ; Phil Silvers ; David Niven , Tyrone Power ; James Stewart ; Robert Taylor ", Spencer Tracy ; Orson Welles and Trevor Howard
In 1955 renowned British photographer Cornel Lucas photographed Niven while filming at the Rank Film Studio in Denham, Buckinghamshire
Niven enjoyed success in 1956, when he starred as Phileas Fogg in Michael Todd's immensely successful production of "Around the World in 80 Days"
In 1960, while filming "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" with Doris Day, Niven and Hjördis separated for a few weeks, though they later reconciled
James Leasor - He became a full-time author in the 1960s, after the success of his novel, "Passport to Oblivion", one of the best selling books of the 1960s, a thriller featuring Dr Jason Love, which was filmed as "Where the Spies Are" in 1965 starring David Niven
The Sea Wolves - Gregory Peck and David Niven had worked together on 1961's "The Guns of Navarone", but were excluded from appearing in the 1978 sequel "Force 10 from Navarone" since it was felt they were too old to convincingly play military veterans
In 1967, he appeared as one of seven incarnations of 007 in the James Bond spoof "Casino Royale"
Cristina Ferrare - Later, she starred with David Niven in the 1968 movie "The Impossible Years" and appeared opposite Cliff Robertson in "J. W. Coop"
Gerard Oury - Oury shot the 1969 comedy "Le Cerveau" in English, starring David Niven in the lead role as a criminal mastermind
George Sanders - David Niven wrote in his autobiography, "The Moon's a Balloon" , that in 1937 his friend George Sanders had predicted he would commit suicide when he was 65, and in his 50s, he appeared depressed since his wives had died or several tragedies had happened to him
Around the World in 80 Days (1956 film) - In the autobiographical book "The Moon's a Balloon", published in 1972, the actor David Niven discussed his meeting with Todd and the subsequent events that led to the film being produced
Niven responded "Isn't it fascinating to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings-" In 1974, he hosted "David Niven's World" for London Weekend Television, which profiled contemporary adventurers such as hang gliders, motorcyclists and mountain climbers
He followed this with "Bring On the Empty Horses" in 1975, a collection of entertaining reminiscences from Hollywood 's "Golden Age" in the 1930s and '40s
In 1979 he appeared in "Escape to Athena", which was produced by his son David Jr. In July 1982, Blake Edwards brought Niven back for cameo appearances in two final "Pink Panther" films , reprising his role as Sir Charles Lytton
William Stevenson (Canadian writer) - It was made into a 1979 mini-series starring David Niven and Stevenson followed it up with a 1983 book titled "Intrepid's Last Case"
He returned to the United States and was accepted by Central Casting as "Anglo-Saxon Type No. 2008"