Brian Aherne

Actor
British born Brian Aherne possessed the attributes that all but guaranteed him a career in motion pictures, in that he was a polished stage performer, came across as a cultured gentleman and was also quite handsome. He ... Read more »
Born: 05/01/1902 in King's Norton, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (31)

Rosie 1966 (Movie)

Stevenson (Actor)

The Cavern 1964 (Movie)

Gen Braithwaite (Actor)

Susan Slade 1961 (Movie)

Stanton Corbett (Actor)

The Best of Everything 1958 (Movie)

Mr Shalimer (Actor)

The Swan 1956 (Movie)

Father Hyacinth (Actor)

A Bullet Is Waiting 1954 (Movie)

David Canham (Actor)

Prince Valiant 1954 (Movie)

King Arthur (Actor)

I Confess 1953 (Movie)

Willy Robertson (Actor)

Forever and a Day 1943 (Movie)

Jim Trimble (Actor)

My Sister Eileen 1941 (Movie)

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Juarez 1939 (Movie)

Maximilian von Hapsburg (Actor)

Captain Fury 1938 (Movie)

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Merrily We Live 1937 (Movie)

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Sylvia Scarlett 1934 (Movie)

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Song of Songs 1932 (Movie)

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Angel on the Amazon (Movie)

Anthony Ridgeway (Actor)

Beloved Enemy (Movie)

Dennis Riordan (Actor)

Hired Wife (Movie)

Stephen Dexter (Actor)

I Live My Life (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

I Was a Spy (Movie)

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Man Who Lost Himself (Movie)

Malcolm Scott (Actor)

Skylark (Movie)

Jim Blake (Actor)

Smart Woman (Movie)

Robert Larrimore (Actor)

Smilin' Through (Movie)

Sir John Carteret (Actor)

The Constant Nymph (Movie)

Lewis Dodd (Actor)

The Eleventh Commandment (Movie)

Norman Barchester (Actor)

The Great Garrick (Movie)

David Garrick (Actor)

The Lady in Question (Movie)

Andre Morestan (Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

The W Plan (Movie)

Col. Duncan Grant (Actor)

Vigil in the Night (Movie)

Dr. Prescott (Actor)
Sound (1)

World War II in Color 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Sound

Biography

British born Brian Aherne possessed the attributes that all but guaranteed him a career in motion pictures, in that he was a polished stage performer, came across as a cultured gentleman and was also quite handsome. He first made his name in America as one of the stars of Broadway's "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" (1931) and was soon gracing such notable features as "Sylvia Scarlett" (1935), "Beloved Enemy" (1936), "The Great Garrick" (1937), and "Juarez" (1939). While he did not generate the same degree of publicity as the major stars of the time, Aherne was a respected actor and reliable box office draw who earned a great deal of money from his film assignments. He continued to appear in gems like "A Night to Remember" (1942), "The Locket" (1946), "I, Confess" (1953), and "The Best of Everything" (1959), but also took breaks to do stage work. These detours usually found him either back on the Great White Way or in touring productions of old standbys like "My Fair Lady," where his interpretation of Professor Henry Higgins proved a hit with audiences. Following his retirement in 1967, he penned sharp and amusing books about his life and that of longtime friend and colleague, George Sanders. While he only starred in a handful of classic movies, Aherne was welcomed by audiences of the era for the touches of charm and sophistication that he could be counted on to display in most any role.

Relationships

Eleanor de Liagre Labrot

Wife
married in 1946 New York socialite

Joan Fontaine Actor

Wife
Married Aug. 20, 1939 Divorced June 14, 1945

Joan Fontaine

Wife
married in 1939 divorced in 1945

EDUCATION

Malvern College

Milestones

1958

Returned to stage in touring production of "My Fair Lady" as Henry Higgins

1933

Hollywood film acting debut, "Song of Songs"

1931

Broadway acting debut in "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" opposite Katharine Cornell

1924

First British film, "The Eleventh Commandment"

1910

British stage acting debut at age eight in a pantomime show with Noel Coward

Toured the world in "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" revival for servicemen during WWII

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