Brian Aherne - biography

Actor from United Kingdom,England

Brian Aherne Brian Aherne (2 May 1902 – 10 February 1986) was a British actor of both stage and screen, who found success in Hollywood. He was born William Brian de Lacy Aherne in King's Norton, Worcestershire, the son of William de Lacy Aherne by his spouse Louise née Thomas. Educated at Edgbaston, Birmingham, he had also carried out some early stage training at Italia Conti Academy in London and had some child roles before completing his education at Malvern College. He first appeared on the stage in Birmingham with the Pilgrim Players (which subsequently developed into the Birmingham Repertory Theatre), on 5 April 1910, in Fifinella; and made his first appearance on the London stage at the Garrick Theatre, 26 December 1913, in Where the Rainbow Ends, a fairy play by Clifford Mills and John Ramsey, with music by Roger Quilter, which ran at various theatres for over 25 years. He then studied with a view to becoming an architect, but, having had considerable amateur experience in Birmingham, and with Liverpool's Green Room Club, he obtained an engagement under Robert Courtneidge, and appeared at London's Savoy Theatre, opening on 26 December 1923, as Jack O'Hara in a revival of Paddy the Next  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
William Brian de Lacy Aherne,brian_aherne
Date of birth
Place of birth
Kings Norton
United Kingdom,England
Louise Thomas, William de Lacy Aherne
Eleanor de Liagre Labrot Joan Fontaine
Leonie Labrot Gately Terry Aherne Timothy Aherne William Aherne Scott Aherne Peter Aherne
Patrick Aherne


Year Performance Character
1961 Susan Slade
1959 The Best of Everything
1956 The Swan
1954 Prince Valiant
1953 I Confess
1946 The Locket
1943 What a Woman!
1942 My Sister Eileen
1941 Smilin' Through Sir John Carteret
1940 The Lady in Question
1940 Vigil in the Night
1939 Juarez
1939 Captain Fury Captain Michael Fury
1938 Merrily We Live
1935 I Live My Life
1933 The Song of Songs
1931 Madame Guillotine
1930 The W Plan Colonel Duncan Grant
1926 King of the Castle
0 A Woman Redeemed


Date of death
Cause of death
Cardiovascular disease
Place of death

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