Christopher Eccleston's Height
6ft 0in (182.9 cm)
British Actor from Shallow Grave and 28 Days Later and BBC series Doctor Who. His agency CV lists him as being a 6 footer.
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Average Guess (23 Votes)
6ft 0.74in (184.8cm)
sam said on 5/Aug/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jun/17
Actually I think he's a solid 6ft maybe even 6ft0¼. 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! 👍
rob said on 10/Jun/17
6ft1.25 out of bed
rob said on 10/Jun/17
6ft1.25 out of bed
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").
said on 3/Dec/15
Looks as listed next to 5'9" Justin Theroux in The Leftovers.
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
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.
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.
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.
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"
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):
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.