How tall was Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs Height

5ft 5 (165.1 cm)

English actor best remembered for playing Manuel on TV show Fawlty Towers. In the 1970's he was listed as 5ft 7 on his resume.

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Average Guess (22 Votes)
5ft 4.42in (163.6cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Sep/20
Andrew looked so TINY on 'Fawlty Towers' next to gigantic John Cleese that I was quite surprised to find that he was as 'tall' as 5ft5!

I remember one episode was changed to 'Farty Owls'; the titles at the beginning had always been fiddled with in the most amusing of ways!

5ft5. 😁👍

diavolo said on 10/Sep/20
Arch Stanton: Polly (Connie Booth) wore big wedge sandals in most of her scenes in Fawlty Towers.
Sandy Cowell said on 2/Dec/16
How sad to hear this morning that Andrew had passed on.
RIP ANDREW - you will be remembered with great affection.
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Nov/16
He was listed as 5ft7 on his resume? Well, he looks smaller to me - 5ft4 - despite the fact that he was starring with the huge 6ft5 John Cleese in 'Fawlty Towers!'
He's guested on Countdown and was thoroughly nice!
C.Law said on 13/Aug/15
Sounds about right Rob. Rob do you get many American visitors to your site?
[Editor Rob: it's easier sticking to one name, I can respond better that way. American visitors are a good percentage of visitors, then UK/Canada/Aus/India.]
GuyThompson said on 5/Aug/15
What height did Burt look on the pink panthers?
[Editor Rob: been a while since I watched those films.]
GuyThomson said on 2/Aug/15
Rob do u think then maybe he was 5 ft 7 in the 1970s like it said on his resume?

And Burt Kwouk who played Cato in Pink Panthers was he once 5 ft 7 too like on his CV?
[Editor Rob: no, I think that was too high. A few resume heights do get boosted, and I'd have said both Burt and Andrew's were cases in point. On Fawlty Towers he really didn't look 5ft 7.]
Arch Stanton said on 30/Mar/15
Today though he looks similar to Prunella Scales I think.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Mar/15
Thanks. Yes I got a good look at him with Cleese yesterday and thought in fairness he was looking near enough 5 ft 5. I'd always perceived him as shorter though. He could look shorter than even this in some scenes. 5 ft 7 is pretty laughable though! I'd thought Polly was about 5 ft 5 though and thought she was a bit taller than Manuel.

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