How tall is Arthur Lowe

Arthur Lowe's Height

5ft 4 ½ (163.8 cm)

English actor, best remembered for playing Captain Mainwaring in Dad's Army. In a book about Lowe, talking about getting work in the 1940's, the author described him: "even if they were only 5ft 4 in short, weighed just 124lbs, and were skinny, bald, bespectacled"

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Average Guess (6 Votes)
5ft 4.46in (163.7cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Apr/23
He must have had a superb sense of humour to star in Dad’s Army and keep a straight face!


I used to watch Dad’s Army on ‘peanut night’! 🥜
Editor Rob
Lowe did use to claim 5ft 5 in the Spotlight directory.

Another height I saw not long ago, I will mention here is Arnold Ridley used to have himself as 5ft 9. Of course never looked anywhere near that, though had shrunk by the time of the show, and his posture wasn't exactly great either.
Littlelee5ft6 said on 5/Oct/19
Clive dunn must have been about 5ft 6-7 judging by seeing them together. And Arnold Ridley too? Would this be accurate rob?
Editor Rob
Dunn might have been close to 5ft 7, although he used to have himself listed in spotlight at 5ft 8. I'm sure Ridley lost 1-2 inches of height by the time he was in Dad's Army
Rance said on 6/Jan/19
wow i thought he was maybe 5ft 6 but 5ft 4 is a surprise, great english actor though.
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Dec/18
Ha ha! Good old Captain Mainwaring! I doubt if he was only 8st12 when he was in 'Dad's Army'! Anyway, I wouldn't consider that weight overly skinny for a man of 5ft4, but on the slim side - yes!
I have seen him written up as 163cm, but I don't think that they bother with fractions on that sort of listing.

5ft4 is fine for him.
Rick1 said on 23/Aug/18
Will you add anymore of the Dads Army crew on here Rob?

Ill give him 163cm, a truly great actor and from a generation that has now been forgotten.
Editor Rob
I'm not sure, maybe in the future I might get around to looking again at the others.
Anonymous said on 17/Oct/17
He probably wished he was 5.8.Pike towers over him in episodes of dad's army.
Chaz said on 13/Apr/09
he aways looked short,but i did not know he was this short

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