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David Niven: soldier turned movie star

A talk on the eventful life and career of the British film star, David Niven.

David Niven: soldier turned movie star

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Join us online and enjoy a talk on the eventful life and career of the late, great and quintessentially British film star, David Niven.

David Niven, the film star and bestselling author, was the son of an upper class British hero, with a military heritage that stretched back to the Battle of Waterloo. Handsome, charming and witty, he was a constant rule breaker, with an ambitious streak that would help and hinder his life and career in equal measure.

One of the first of the British Hollywood Movie stars to leave the safe haven of America and fight for his country during World War II, Niven’s life was littered with much good fortune, fun and tragedy.

This talk, by Simone Higgins, will cover the life and career of one of the most successful British movie stars of the 30s, 40s and 50s. A man who enjoyed his success, underestimated his courage and talent and laid out a path to Hollywood stardom which many a British actor has been inspired to follow.

Simone (aka Simone Adams and Mrs Classic Film Fan) is the creator of the podcast Classic Hollywood MTC, which covers the lives and careers of some of the great British and American movie stars of the Hollywood studio era.