Brian Aherne's Height
6ft 3 (190.5 cm)
British actor, best remembered for films such as Skylark, My Sister Eileen, I Confess, Merrily We Live, Beloved Enemy, The Locket, Hired Wife and Sylvia Scarlett.
Gary Cooper once leaned over ... and asked me my height. When I whispered '6 feet 2 1/2', he whispered back, 'never admit to 6-feet-3.' Actually, the world was not designed for tall men; we always feel a little uncomfortable, getting in and out of cars and all that.
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Average Guess (6 Votes)
6ft 2.67in (189.7cm)
said on 14/Jul/20
Rob, is it possible that Aherne, Cooper, Sanders and even Randolph Scott were closeted 6ft3 men who rounded down to 6ft2 to avoid missing out on parts?
Seems to be a pattern here as opposed to now where legitimately tall guys are embellishing their stature!
Some guys near 6ft 3 could have went with the 6ft 2 like Cooper for instance, and Aherne could be in that similar bracket.
berta said on 17/May/18
i think aherne could be weak 6 foot 3 guy 1/8 under it while a guy like gary cooper could have been 1/8 over it
said on 10/Mar/17
Definitely looks much taller than Basil Rathbone although this shot isn't great for comparison here with Greer Garson, Leslie Howard, Vivien Leigh, Aherne, Ronald Colman and Rathbone.
I feel like I haven't seen enough of Aherne's movies to definitively state he was as tall as Cooper or Stewart on screen, although in I Confess or Sylvia Scarlett (both of which I haven't seen in a long time) I didn't recall him looking that tall. In some stills, he does convince me as a 6'3" guy perhaps.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Mar/17
Cooper actually claimed 6ft2 which clearly looked too low
shiva 181 cms
said on 7/Mar/17
@Rob That quote says definetely he's 6'2.5 ,he also told Gary Cooper leaned over
then Why did you give him 6'3
Editor Rob: because maybe both of them claimed the 6ft 2.5 rather than their actual 6ft 3 range.
said on 5/Mar/17
Rob, who do you think was taller out of Aherne, Cooper and Stewart?
Editor Rob: I've seen more of Stewart/Cooper, both could seem solid 6ft 3 men, Aherne I'm not as sure if he was as solid a 6ft 3.
Arch Stanton said on 5/Mar/17
Yeah Rampage, like Cooper and Stewart could look a stronger 6'3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Mar/17
Could look 191/192cm at times
Sam said on 4/Mar/17
Yeah, he could have been a full 6'3", I've never seen that film with Mitchum.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Mar/17
189cm is too low. This guy was easily as tall as Stewart or Cooper
Arch Stanton said on 3/Mar/17
@Sam, nah watch The Locket, Aherne at 6'2.5 would make Mitchum no more than 5'11.5!
said on 2/Mar/17
I actually think the 6'2.5" is possible, or maybe a little weaker 6'3".
w/ Cary Grant: Click Here
w/ Joan Fontaine: Click Here
w/ Marlene Dietrich: Click Here
w/ Donald Crisp & Bette Davis: Click Here
near Victor McLaglen: Click Here
This book states 6'4": Click Here
& this one states 6'2" for Aherne: Click Here
for comparison some with Gary Cooper & Dietrich:
Despite the quote, Aherne just doesn't convince me as a big 6'3" like Cooper did at his peak. Just compare how Cooper and Aherne look with Dietrich, who was towered by Cooper more so IMO. Thoughts, Rob/Arch?
Editor Rob: it's a tricky one, his claim is certainly 6ft 2.5, but bringing up that Gary Cooper quote seems to suggest he might have been 6ft 3.
Willes188 said on 2/Mar/17
Lol that quote is hilarious
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/17
This guy was definitely in the same neighbourhood as Cooper and Stewart.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Mar/17
Gary Cooper must have thought that Aherne looked his height minimum so wasn't buying the 6'2.5!
Arch Stanton said on 1/Mar/17
Thanks. Rob you might want to add that quote on the Gary Cooper page because we know he tried claiming 6'2! I had thought he could look 6'3.5 with Mitchum.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/17
great quote...and an interesting revelation