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
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?
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?
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.
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