Brian Aherne (May 2, 1902 - February 10, 1986) was an English film actor who found success in Hollywood.
Born William Brian de Lacy Aherne in King's Norton, Worcestershire, he appeared in silent films before his talkie debut in Madame Guillotine (1931). After a few more British talkies he moved on to lead roles in Hollywood, where he made over 30 films. Between 1939 and 1945 he was married to actress Joan Fontaine.
He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1752 Vine Street.
Aherne published his autobiography A Proper Job in 1969, as well as A Dreadful Man (1979), a biography of his friend George Sanders.
Brian Aherne died of heart failure in Venice, Florida at the age of 83.