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Brian Aherne (I) (1902–1986)


Brian Aherne was an Oscar-nominated Anglo-American stage and screen actor who was one of the top cinema character actors in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Born on May 2, 1902 in King's Norton, Worcestshire, England, Aherne performed as an actor as a child. At age 18 he made his debut as an adult with the company that would evolve into the ... See full bio »

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Known For

I Confess
I Confess Willy Robertson
(1953)
Titanic
Titanic Captain E. J. Smith
(1953)
Merrily We Live
Merrily We Live Wade Rawlins
(1938)
Sylvia Scarlett
Sylvia Scarlett Michael Fane
(1935)

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 1967 Rosie!
Oliver Stevenson
 1964 The Cavern
Gen. Braithwaite
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Woolsey
- The Gentleman's Gentleman (1961) ... Woolsey
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Lord Bruce Saybrook
- The Bruce Saybrook Story (1961) ... Lord Bruce Saybrook
 1961 Susan Slade
Stanton Corbett
 1960 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Booth Templeton
- The Trouble with Templeton (1960) ... Booth Templeton
 1959 The Best of Everything
Fred Shalimar
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
James Rupert / James Spencer
- Story Without a Moral (1959) ... James Rupert / James Spencer
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Safe Enough (1957)
 1956 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Series)
Hickman
- The Transfer (1956) ... Hickman
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Father Cataldo / Father Anthony Kohlmann
- The Lamp of Father Cataldo (1956) ... Father Cataldo
- The Sacred Trust (1956) ... Father Anthony Kohlmann
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
John Kirk
- Pursuit of a Princess (1956) ... John Kirk
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
David
- Night Shriek (1956) ... David
 1956 Sneak Preview (TV Series)
 1956 The Swan
Father Carl Hyacinth
 1955-1956 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Crane Douglas
- The Round Dozen (1955) ... Crane Douglas
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Colonel Tafferty
- The Martyr (1955) ... Colonel Tafferty
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Phillip Armstrong, a scientist
- Breakdown (1953) ... Phillip Armstrong, a scientist
- Element of Risk (1953)
 1951-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Reggie / Mr. Don
- Two for Tea (1953) ... Reggie
- A Well-Remembered Voice (1951) ... Mr. Don
 1952 Betty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series)
- Episode #1.16 (1952)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Sir Henry Morgan - King of Pirates
- The Buccaneer (1951) ... Sir Henry Morgan - King of Pirates
 1951 The Billy Rose Show (TV Series)
- The Old Flame (1951)
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Dearth
- Dear Brutus (1950) ... Dearth
 1946 The Locket
Dr. Blair
 1943 What a Woman!
Henry Pepper
 1943 First Comes Courage
Capt. Allan Lowell
 1943 Forever and a Day
Jim Trimble
 1941 The Man Who Lost Himself
John Evans / Malcolm Scott
 1940 Hired Wife
Stephen Dexter
 1940 The Lady in Question
Andre Morestan
 1940 My Son, My Son!
William Essex
 1940 Vigil in the Night
Dr. Robert S. Prescott
 1939 Captain Fury
Captain Michael Fury
 1931 Madame Guillotine
Louis Dubois
 1930 The W Plan
Col. Duncan Grant
 1928 Underground
Bill
 1928 Shooting Stars
Julian Gordon
 1927 A Woman Redeemed
Geoffrey Maynefleet
 1926 Safety First
Hippocrates Rayne
 1925 King of the Castle
Colin O'Farrell
 1925 The Squire of Long Hadley
Jim Luttrell
 1924 The Eleventh Commandment
Norman Barchester
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Other Works:

(2/2/42). Radio: Appeared in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "Skylark". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 9 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Personal Quote:

Surely nobody but a mother could have loved Bette Davis at the height of her career.

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Studied architecture following his career as a child actor but returned to the stage in 1923 in a revival of "Paddy the Next Best Thing" at the Savoy Theatre, London. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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