How tall is Paul McGann ?

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Paul McGann's height is 5ft 8.5in (174 cm)

British Actor best known for his roles in Withnail and I, the 1990's Doctor Who tv movie and Queen of the Damned. On his fan site he is quoted as saying: "Five feet nine. Quite little, really. From a squat tribe, you see. My brothers (and sister) are all taller than me, as are most of the actresses I'm required to smootch. At such times they usually stand me on a box. Sort of keeps your feet on the ground, paradoxically." and in 1998 "I'm only 5ft 9in". With jenny, she had maybe 0.4-0.5 inch less sneaker than him, I had similar footwear the day I saw him.

5ft 8 Rob, 5ft 8 Jenny and McGann
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Arch Stanton says on 29/Sep/14
Rob any chance you could add Joe McGann? I think he'd be worth it and help dispel the 6'4" myth. Joe McGann is looking 6'1" range here with Gary Lineker but small pic and can't see footwear Click Here
[Editor Rob: it's clear in early 90's he could look quite tall, getting to late 50's soon maybe he's lost height. Of course he wasn't 6ft 4.]
Berek says on 29/Sep/14
This comment doesn't relate to Paul, but since there's no page for his brother Joe this seems the most appropriate place to put it.

I saw Joe McGann at King's Cross station in London some weeks ago. His film database entry claims 6'4", which is one of the fruitier exaggerations I've come across in claimed height. He was no more than 6' flat, in wooden heeled dress shoes.
Gonzalo says on 1/Sep/14
I honestly don't get his height complex, he's a perfectly average height and would only feel short if he stood up with really tall people like 6'4"-6'5" guys.
I am 5'9" and live in Norway which apparently is considered a 'tall' average heighted nation but I ALMOST never feel short there.
Emmett says on 18/Mar/14
His comments on his height would be more appropriate if he was 5'5 or 5'6. Ridiculous to act like he's a tiny man when he's obviously not.
Pkn 73 says on 9/Mar/14
Just met him at comicon Newcastle. I'm 5'9" and he was pretty much my height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 7/Dec/13
Struggles with 5ft8 even with Rob but looks 5ft8.5-5ft9 with Jenny.
thorterr says on 15/Jul/13
just over the 5ft 8 mark ,,and so has to be in the 50th!!!!!!
Fakhrul Islam says on 2/Feb/13
i think if he says hes 5 ft 8 thats probably right because both rob and paul arent stading straight but rob not stading straight mostly so i think heis only 5 ft 8 possibly 5 ft 7 3/4.
dicksock says on 3/Dec/12
He clearly looks shorter than Rob if you factor in his hair. I am don't know why Rob listed him as being taller than 5'8" considering he's shorter than him. I say a downgrade to 5'7.5" or 5'8" is in order.
[Editor Rob: I do think from times I've saw him he is a bit taller than me, I know he had more shoes than when he stood with jenny, but 5ft 8.5 range I feel is on th emoney.]
LauraSki says on 13/Oct/12
Looks about 5'8 to me. His hair is giving him more height.
mofo says on 11/Oct/12
Cool, thanks Rob!

And I can see difference in height with Jenny.
So I would say about 5ft8.4!
mofo says on 10/Oct/12
He was awesome in Withnail & I, especially that notorious scene with Uncle Monty... ;)

Robby Rob what about your footwear? And Jenny is not in the pic, only you are? Who had the shoe advantage between you and Paul?

Well he looks about 5ft8, but he could be a little taller I guess (based on footwear advantage/disadvantage).
[Editor Rob: I had similar footwear the day I met him, refresh the page as the other photo is uploaded now.]
Shaun says on 25/Aug/12
He sounds like he has a bit of a height complex, I doubt most actresses he encounters are above 5'9". Maybe in heels they're taller than him.

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