How tall is Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston's Height

5ft 11 ¾ (182.2 cm)

English actor, best known for films like Shallow Grave, 28 Days Later and TV series Doctor Who. His agency CV listed him as being a 6 footer.

How tall is Christopher Eccleston
5ft 8 Rob and Christopher @ LFCC[Height Comparison]
Possibly I do also intimidate people because of my size. I'm actually under 6ft, 5ft 11 ΒΎ, but people always think I'm 6ft 2.

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Average Guess (47 Votes)
6ft 0.6in (184.4cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/19
I am surprised to see him under 6ft nevermind him admit to it
Editor Rob
To be fair on Doctor Who he was in some solid boots, cat/timberland size, so never seemed less than 6ft range with others.
Johan 185 cm said on 19/Sep/19
5'11.5" today. I always thought he was a flat 6' but if he says 5'11 3/4 then thats what he was. Close enough to round up, admire the honesty.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Sep/19
I'd like to add that mine started at 3 years of age when my Mum and Dad were at loggerheads because Dad had found someone else. My Mum thought only my brother was affected because I was too young but I remember everything. She was soft on him and hard on me, so the only way I could get her attention was to starve myself.

It is a complex illness from which you never totally recover. I don't believe that looking at pictures of skinny models will trigger it. It might encourage a girl to diet, sure, but anorexia is far deeper than mere 'vanity'.
Nik Ashton said on 19/Sep/19
The average guess is 6’0.65” (43 votes!)!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Sep/19
Hats off to Christopher for talking openly about anorexia. It isn't just women who suffer from it. It's a coping mechanism and can be triggered for all manner of reasons. πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

Excellent actor.

6ft and half-an-inch.
olgun82t said on 18/Sep/19
Rob, perhaps he measured himself after he shrunk a bit. is it possible he was a flat six foot?
Editor Rob
I think he is being honest about measuring just under 6ft.
Bobby 5ft 10in (178cm) said on 18/Sep/19
Sorry to say Rob, but you're looking at his mouth area there, which would make him no less than 5'11 to 5'11.5 unless you've got an inch advantage over him or something.
Importer said on 18/Sep/19
He has shoulders of a 6’2” man I give him that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Sep/19
Wasn’t expecting that claim
Importer said on 18/Sep/19
Average guess looks nice ^^
Progking said on 18/Sep/19
Assuming you are 5'8 1/8-0.25 in the picture above, he looks 5'11.5. Maybe he shrunk a bit from 5'11.75.
Andrea said on 18/Sep/19
I always knew he wasn't even 6'! And actually, he looks just about 5'11 with you... Maybe he really measured 5'11 3/4, but earlier in the day?
Editor Rob
Age 54 is a point at which some folk will lose a fraction, Eccleston may have lost 1/4 inch by now and be sitting on 11.5, but 13 years ago he was edging out a guy like Barrowman on Doctor Who. I knew his biography was going to come out and it is refreshing he did mention the 3/4. Most folk at that mark will round up.

It's like Tennant at 6ft 3/4 - he just rounded up too.
Nik Ashton said on 18/Sep/19
Christopher has two older brothers called Keith and Alan, his brothers are twins! He was born in Salford in 1964! πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ¬πŸ—!

I have seen that he is listed as 6’2” on an online site!
Barry Fl said on 17/Sep/19
In his new book, Chris is talking about his physical appearance a lot, and states that he is not as tall as he appears - he says that he is actually under 6'0 (at 5'11 and 3/4) but everyone thinks he is 6'2.
Editor Rob
Yeah, last year on Smith's page I said "For me, Smith, Capaldi and Ecclestone are arguably all within 1cm of each other."
It's good to see Chris giving a specific mark.
Jscksongkashow said on 10/Sep/19
Rob,love the site btw,who would measure taller do you think David tennant or CE?
Editor Rob
Tennant is over six foot comfortably. Out of the more recent Doctors, it is harder to differentiate Ecclestone, Matt Smith or Capaldi in person - arguably all 3 are within 1/4 of each other.
DPH1995 said on 16/Jun/19
Looks very tall in The Leftovers, but Justin Theroux is 5'9 apparently but doesn't look short himself so Eccelston looks very tall.
Adam123489 said on 10/Apr/19
The ground and camera angles in the hugging videos give the illusion that Peter Capaldi is taller but when they are hugging Christopher Eccleston looks taller.
Ben180cm said on 27/Feb/19
In the hugging videos, Capaldi looked taller than Chris and Chris looked taller than Mattt
Adam123489 said on 1/Feb/19
@Dennanz Christopher Eccleston is comfortably taller than Matt Smith. Watch this video Click Here
sa123489 said on 13/Nov/18
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Christopher Eccleston is taller than 5’11.75 John Barrowman. Assume that the footwear is the same.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Oct/18
Rob, is there a picture of you with him?
Editor Rob
October is the start of a new quarter, and a comparatively poor October ad-rate wise...since the site relies on advertising, it's not a good time to put content up.
Dennanz said on 27/Sep/18
Rob who do you see taller out of Chris and Matt smith? Ps love the website !
Editor Rob
It's really close in person, I think both could be argued at 11.75
Dennanz said on 23/Sep/18
Personallly I can see Matt smith being a small amount taller .
Rick1 said on 18/Sep/18
Quite a serious character , once I saw an interview with him about doctor who (which it would seem he almost regrets doing as he always tried to talk about something else) in which the interviewer was trying to be lighthearted and jokey and everything she said he took very seriously - comes across as the kind of guy who would state hes 6ft but actually measure over it , Gary linekar is another one who looks a little more than his 5’9 which is given. 6 1/2 for Chris
Mike5 said on 15/Sep/18
Good Six footer and holds it well
miko said on 26/Jun/18
I've seen a lot of his stuff over the years and I think he is a legitimate bang on 6 footer, his skinny build can help him at times look a little over it when standing by himself.

He did look marginally taller than John Barrowman too.
Denzo said on 9/May/18
Always looked around 6 feet tall doesn't give as much of a tall impression than David T does who claims 6'1 I think Chris personally is a bit under 6 foot bare feet but with shoes can measure very near 6'1.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/18
Editor Rob: he only claims 6 foot...and doesn't look over it the more I've seen of him over the years.



Well, he certainly can't be under it, either
MaxB said on 12/Dec/17
His build makes him look taller - long legs and arms, high shoulders, and a bit longer face or at least longer facial features. In his current TV series The A Word he looks both tall and large at the same time. He gives an impression of being considerably taller than other actors, but if one looks a bit more carefully (looking at the top of their heads), the real difference is less than the first impression would suggest. I would say he seems about 6' (not below that mark), but can give an impression of a 6'1" person.
mrB said on 25/Nov/17
give him an upgrade i think he is 6ft 0.25
jackjack said on 5/Oct/17
he is sum one who is honest about there height
Anonymous said on 2/Oct/17
give him an upgrade he needs an upgrade
Editor Rob: he only claims 6 foot...and doesn't look over it the more I've seen of him over the years.
sam said on 5/Aug/17
hes 6ft0.75
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jun/17
Actually I think he's a solid 6ft maybe even 6ft0ΒΌ. Another one of those lanky guys with droopy posture. For years I thought he was 6ft2 which is what I've seen listed elsewhere
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jun/17
@ rob - That's an interesting chart regarding Christopher Eccleston's height! Do you reckon he's still half-an-inch over 6ft at night? Well, maybe he is! This has made me all the more determined to check this out! Maybe he is! I do know he's taller than most and I have plenty of things of his to watch. Cheers! πŸ‘
rob said on 10/Jun/17
6ft1.25 out of bed
6ft1 morning
6ft1 lunch
6ft0.75 afternoon
6ft0.75 evening
6ft0.5 night
rob said on 10/Jun/17
6ft1.25 out of bed
6ft1(190cm) morning
6ft1(190cm) lunch
6ft0.75(189cm) afternoon
6ft0.75(189cm) evening
6ft0.5(189cm) night
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jan/17
His height is really all over the place. He's a lanky guy with crap posture. Can appear 5ft11 zone at times then others at least 6ft1!
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Dec/16
@ Arch Stanton - I agree that Christopher Eccleston looks well over 6ft! I'm going to dig out my 'Cracker' box set and compare him to 6ft1 Robbie Coltrane and others I know the heights of!
I think he's more than one measly inch taller than Nicole Kidman in 'The Others'! I have that as well, not to mention 'the Leftovers'!
So much meaty material! Oh yes, he is also in an episode of 'Inspector Morse' where he has a one-to-one with Kevin Whately (5ft11). The answer HAS to be there! I'll get cracking after my soap omnibuses! It's a hard life...
Arch Stanton said on 16/Dec/16
Taller in my eyes than 6' flat.
Sam said on 27/Nov/16
The kid in me thought he was 6'2 watching 28 days later. But another look at him in Doctor Who this listing is obviously much fairer :)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Aug/16
Looked around 6ft1-2 in Shallow Grave and 28 Days Later
Jake said on 22/May/16
Sam, Theroux is most likely wearing lifts. Makes him look 1.77 m(5'9 1/2").
Sam said on 3/Dec/15
Looks as listed next to 5'9" Justin Theroux in The Leftovers.
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Andrea said on 3/Aug/15
He looks more 181-182 in Heroes next to Jack Coleman and Milo Ventimiglia... Jack looks at least 3 inches taller than this guy!
Sam said on 21/Nov/14
Yeah, he did look taller in 28 Days Later, but Cillian Murphy's quite short so I think it make Eccleston seem relatively bigger.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Nov/14
I thought he looked 6 ft 1 in Shallow Grave and 28 Days Later actually.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/14
I kid! Not under 6ft though
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jan/14
"Christopher Eccleston height: 6ft 2in (188cm)"

He gained 2in recently using the Alexander Technique. He also gained 30lbs of pure muscle. Blokes absolutely peeled! You wouldn't recognise him
Hypado said on 15/Nov/13
183cm / 6'0ft
Sam said on 28/Oct/13
I always thought he looked quite tall but next to guys who are 6'2" or more like Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgard, Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth, he definitely doesn't seem to be more than six foot even.
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jon said on 17/Sep/13
I met him when he was on dr who he is 6ft.
Billy said on 27/Aug/13
I wouldn't say any more then 6', in Cracker he sometimes looked under 6' next to 6'1" Robbie Coltrane.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/13
A strong 6ft/weak 6ft1
T-Squared said on 17/Aug/12
If anything he looks the same height or slightly taller than Cage in 60 Seconds. He's still a tough one to peg down though.
Tyler said on 22/Jan/12
After watching 28 Days Later, he is only 3 inches taller than Cillian Murphy. I will try and find a screencap of them tomorrow.
Tyler said on 8/Jan/12
I'd give him 5'11.5" in 28 Days Later standing next to Cillian Murphy who has only 3 inches on him. But in G.I. Joe, I'd give him 6'1.25" next to Channing Tatum.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Nov/11
He's 182cm-183cm or just under 6ft...
Ace said on 18/Aug/11
In the tv show Cracker, he looked at least 6'0.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jun/11
Looks 5ft10.5-5ft11 next to Nicholas Cage
Jed said on 12/Jun/11
5'11.5 would be generous
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Nov/10
Then you should downgrade him. He looked more like 180cm next to Nicholas Cage in Gone in 60 Seconds
NileQT87 said on 11/Nov/10
On second looks, I'll buy 6'0", but his absolutely horrible posture (he often slouches so bad that he seems to drop quite a few inches) makes him often look even smaller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Nov/10
Rob, perhaps 5"11.5 or 5"11.75 is nearer?

[Editor Rob: there's always a chance he's 182 more than a 183]
harry said on 31/Oct/08
I've stood facing Mr eccleston when he was playing Hamlet at Leeds Yorkshire Playhouse in the restaurant he was significantly below 6' - 5'10.5" is more on the money. I should know being 6'2" my self.
GUK said on 27/Oct/08
He was a inch or two taller than daniel Craig in a British Tv series of the 90s
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Hugh said on 9/Sep/08
If I came over to L.A. people would think I'm 6ft5 lol.
Daii said on 15/Aug/08
I would say he is 6'0 with no shoes on, 6'1 with shoes. Hes a tall skinny kind of guy, hes definitely over 5'11
Jara said on 5/Aug/08
I think he looked taller to me... who knows.. somebody should measure him without shoes on. It would be nice. I could said he's 6'2 but didn't matter... someone should put him and david without shoes to see who's taller.
Dawn said on 7/Feb/08
I have met him more than a few times and he is taller than my one friend, who is just over six feet. I'd put Christopher at 6'2".
sf said on 15/Nov/07
I gotta say 6'2" from everything I've seen and read.

EX-TER-MI-NATE!!!!!
laurie said on 14/Nov/07
i was watching topgear the other day and he stood toe - toe with clarkson and he was easy the same height as him and he is supposedly a 6'5ish guy!!!!!!
Mr Mayfair said on 13/Nov/07
At least six foot...I'm sure we had him down as 6.1
dmeyer said on 11/Apr/07
i remember that cage was taller than him cage weard biker boots with 1.75 in heels thaugh
Al capone said on 10/Apr/07
rob,got a feeling he is 6ft1-2. in shallow grave he is 4 inches taller then 5ft9 ewan mcgregor.
Cat Stevens said on 9/Apr/07
He's a strong six footer i guess, here is an image with the 5'11 Kidman from the movie "the others"

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Phoebe said on 2/Jan/07
He's 6'2". It was this height that was one of the factors in him being cast as Derek Bentley.
Anonymous said on 30/Dec/06
shorter then nic cage by 1inch in gone in 60 seconds.If cage is 6ft, then eccleston is 5ft11
Anon said on 14/Oct/06
He is very tall - I have met him on three occasions in the last year. His hands are BIG when signing autographs!!! But he is the most gentle of all giants, an extremely charming and shy guy.
Anonymous said on 9/Jun/06
I agree with "The Guv'nor." He can't be only 6foot. It's definately 6'1 - 6'2.
The Guv'nor said on 29/May/06
I think this one is definitely wrong. Ive seen this fella at a football match in England and I found him a very imposing guy indeed. I am 6'1" without shoes and he was definitely taller than me. I would say 6'2" at very least, no way is he only 6ft.
Phil said on 14/May/06
He's definately taller than David Tennant, because he towers over Billie Piper in Doctor Who far more than David Tennant. And Tennant is listed as 6ft 1.

[Editor Rob: Tennant can be a weak 6ft 1, I think Stuart Head looked a tad taller in one doctor who ep, but then he wears trainers that might have shorter heel size...]
Anonymous said on 5/May/06
was smaller than robbie coltrane in cracker, and coltrane is listed as 6'1". incidently how tall is british character actor edward peel, who played ecclestons boss in a few episodes?
John said on 6/Dec/05
He was the same height as Peter Vaughan, who played his father in "Our Friends in the North". Granted, Vaughan was 72 at the time and may have lost some height but if you can find out how tall he is then that will confirm whether Eccleston is 6'0 or 6'2.

[Editor Rob: I just added vaughn...he was 6ft, no idea how much he shrunk now though.]
Big Dave said on 12/Jul/05
I think that 6ft is spot on. He looks about 3-4 inches taller than Cillian Murphy in 28 Days Later. He's definitely not over 6ft.
Biffy said on 6/Jul/05
That last picture from Jude could easily be misleading: they don't appear to be on even ground, and it's possible he could be in the low point of his stride. I think 6' is bang on. Lined up with 6'1" John Barrowman in Doctor Who you can just about discern a one inch difference at times, and both certainly tower equally over 5'4/5" Billie Piper (the perspective could be better, but you can just about see it, and Billie is obviously stood on something, of course):
http://www.chaotic-creative.com/gallery/113-thepartingoftheways/113_thepartingoftheways0321
Mayzee said on 29/Jun/05
well, in doctor who, he certainly looks tall to me... and I don't think he's wearing platforms... could be 6 feet... could be 6 foot 2... either way, he's lanky enough for me.
Luke said on 12/May/05
http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0116722/Ss/0116722/1-2.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Eccleston,%20Christopher
Rachel Griffiths is 172-174cm!6ft2 no way

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