Latest David Niven News



Will Academy Fire Oscar Co-producer Brett Ratner?

8th November 2011

Try as it might to keep the Oscars a refined affair, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the very name spells class) continues to see things get out of hand. What better example...

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Moore Never Discussed Bond With Niven

2nd September 2009

SIR ROGER MOORE never talked about JAMES BOND with his close pal DAVID NIVEN - even though both actors played 007.Moore enjoyed a 12-year run as the superspy between 1973 and 1985, but his late...

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Acting Legend Niven Attempted Suicide

28th May 2009

Late movie icon DAVID NIVEN would have killed himself in his prime if it wasn't for a misfiring gun.The actor, who played superspy James Bond in the original Casino Royale, attempted to take his life...

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Danish Actor Confirmed As Bond Bad Guy

16th February 2006

LATEST: Danish actor MADS MIKKELSEN has officially been given the task of terrorising superspy JAMES BOND in the new 007 movie CASINO ROYALE. The KING ARTHUR star's announcement, made today (16FEB06), was partly overshadowed...

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Geldof And Sex Pistols To Be Honoured On Walk Of Fame

14th September 2005

SIR BOB GELDOF and the SEX PISTOLS are among several new names to be added to a list of stars to be honoured at London's new Walk Of Fame. The Avenue Of The Stars...

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Actor Michael Sheard Dies

1st September 2005

British actor MICHAEL SHEARD has died following a battle with cancer. He was 65. Sheard, who played ADMIRAL OZZEL in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and ADOLF HITLER five times, including in INDIANA JONES AND...

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Leigh And Olivier Enjoyed Open Marriage

9th August 2005

Troubled screen siren VIVIEN LEIGH was so open about her rampant affair with actor PETER FINCH, she often approached them and asked which one wanted to have sex with her. According to author TERRY...

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Everett Auctions Autobiography

3rd May 2005

British actor RUPERT EVERETT is auctioning off publishing rights to his upcoming autobiography. The 45-year-old MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING star has high hopes for the tome, his third literary effort. Everett's literary agent...

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Beverly Hillbillies Creator Dies

27th March 2005

THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES creator PAUL HENNING has died at the age of 93. Henning, who was the man behind the hit 1960s US TV show about a family who move to Beverly Hills after...

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Bond Risks Losing His Manhood

25th February 2005

Fictional superspy JAMES BOND faces losing his sex appeal in the next 007 installment - when he's threatened with castration. The fictional secret agent - famed for his lothario reputation - undergoes prolonged torture...

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Coogan's 80 Days Film Fails At Box Office

21st June 2004

New blockbuster AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS has flopped at the box-office on its first day of release in America. The film, which stars JACKIE CHAN and British comic actor STEVE COOGAN...

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Lithgow Becomes A Singing Scoundrel

4th June 2004

Actor JOHN LITHGOW is preparing to unleash his singing skills on the public after signing up to star in a stage musical adaptation of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. The show - based on the...

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007 Brosnan Gives Quentin's Bond Dreams A Boost

29th April 2004

PIERCE BROSNAN is offering his support to QUENTIN TARANTINO as the PULP FICTION director bids to take over the JAMES BOND franchise. Tarantino is an unlikely favourite to take charge of the next Bond...

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Tarantino Rubbishes Film He's Set To Remake

23rd April 2004

QUENTIN TARANTINO has rubbished sixties JAMES BOND spoof CASINO ROYALE, which he plans on remaking. The KILL BILL: VOL 2 director, 41, has issued a blistering attack on the 1967 tongue-in-cheek film starring...

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Brosnan In Talks For James Bond Spoof

8th April 2004

Irish actor PIERCE BROSNAN is in talks with director QUENTIN TARANTINO to remake 1967 JAMES BOND spoof CASINO ROYALE. The classic movie featured PETER SELLERS, URSULA ANDRESS, DAVID NIVEN, ORSON WELLES and WOODY ALLEN,...

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Wilson Brothers Fly High

14th July 2003

Brothers OWEN and LUKE WILSON will play pioneering aviators ORVILLE and WILBUR WRIGHT in pal JACKIE CHAN's new movie AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. The siblings will add to the cameos being played...

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Applegate Sells Rogues' Retreat

9th June 2003

Sexy actress CHRISTINA APPLEGATE has parted with a piece of Hollywood history after selling her home, which was dubbed ROGUES' RETREAT by former owner DAVID NIVEN. The 31-year-old VIEW FROM THE TOP beauty sold...

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Sellers Stars On Parade In Cannes

19th May 2003

The cast of a new film about comic genius PETER SELLERS has been paraded at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL - and actor GEOFFREY RUSH can't wait to portray the funnyman. THE LIFE AND DEATH...

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Kathy Bates Takes On Royal Role

31st March 2003

ABOUT SCHMIDT star KATHY BATES is set to take on her most regal role to date - as Britain's QUEEN VICTORIA. The actress will star opposite JACKIE CHAN, STEVE COOGAN, JIM BROADBENT and JOHNNY...

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