David NivenThis Monday marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Britain's greatest all-time screen talents, David Niven.

Niven, who died 29th July 1983, starred in over 100 movies and won an Academy Award in 1959 for Separate Tables. The definition of suave, Niven found fame in the golden era of 1940s Hollywood but continued to act with the same level of charm and sophistication through the 60s and 70s making him the perfect deadpan, straight man in a number of knockabout comedies including Pink Panther and Happy Ever After and the steadying force of fantasies such as Around The World in 80 Days and A Matter Of Life & Death.

Watch our three favourite David Niven moments after the jump...
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