How tall was Sid James

Sid James Height

5ft 8in (173 cm)

South African-British actor best remembered for his roles in the Carry On series of films.

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Average Guess (6 Votes)
5ft 8.17in (173.1cm)
Arch Stanton said on 15/May/17
@PAUL, I saw more a 1.5 inch diff between James and Williams and James and Dale. 5 ft 11 for Jim Dale is too high, but I agree at times he could give the impression of a decent 5 ft 10 range. If you watch him in Carry on Doctor for instance he could pull off looking a tallish guy. I think Williams was under 5 ft 7 as he was edged out by Hawtrey and only looked an inch taller than Jacques in films like Carry on Camping. Williams at 5'6.75, James at 5'8 and Jim Dale at 5'9.5 is just about believable I think.
PAUL said on 25/Apr/17
Kenneth Williams was 5FT 7. That is correct and spot on. Now look at the carry on film - DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD. Look in the film at Sid James and Kenneth Williams about to do a duel and they are back to back. You can not get any closer than that and Sid James is easily 2 inches taller than Williams. Jim dale was actually 5FT 11 in his prime. And Jim Dale was always 2 inches taller than Sid James And Jim Dale easily looked 4 inches taller than Kenneth Williams.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Apr/17
Nah, if he was any taller Jim Dale was over 5 ft 10! A solid 5 ft 8, doubt he dipped under it though. A Rob height listing is possible but I would never guess about 5 ft 9.
Good actor but cocky, reminds me of that very confident **** of an uncle when you visit the family who rips the piss out of you and everybody and sits there in the chair winking with an annoying grin on his face haha.
Terry said on 19/Apr/17
I thought he was taller, looked 5'10 in carry on films to me. I'm surprised. Cool actor.
PAUL said on 7/Apr/17
Sid James was actually 5 foot nine. The proof? Look at the film TOO MANY CROOKS with George Cole ( Who is 5 foot 8 and a half) Sid James is clearly a bit taller than Cole.
Sandy Cowell said on 28/Oct/16
Loads of girls in my class at school loved Sid James for some reason or other! The only one I can comprehend is that he was a lovely, funny uncle-type figure.
Years later I found out that my Dad used to see him down his local and drink with him. He was as one would expect - a 5ft 8 bundle of fun and laughter!
Sandy Cowell said on 28/Oct/16
Loads of girls in my class at school loved Sid James for some reason or other! The only one I can comprehend is that he was a lovely, funny uncle-type figure.
Years later I found out that my Dad used to see him down his local and drink with him. He was as one would expect - a 5ft 8 bundle of fun and laughter!
Sandy Cowell said on 28/Oct/16
Loads of girls in my class at school loved Sid James for some reason or other! The only one I can comprehend is that he was a lovely, funny uncle-type figure.
Years later I found out that my Dad used to see him down his local and drink with him. He was as one would expect - a 5ft 8 bundle of fun and laughter!
Tom said on 24/Aug/15
I've watched a lot of Carry On Films lately. He always has an inch or two over Kenneth Williams. Either Williams was a bit under 5' 7 or James was over 5' 8.
Terence said on 19/Jan/15
In the Lavender Hill Mob he's not much different than Alec Guinness who is listed here as 5 feet 9. Stanley Holloway looked taller than him, Rob would you add him? he's listed 5 feet 7 by other websites.
[Editor Rob: I doubt Stanley was that short, he looked an average type guy.]

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