Cliff Richard's Height
5ft 9 (175.3 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)
British Singer and actor from Summer Holiday. He said about his height, "I am 5ft 10.5in - Mr Normal, average height"
Photo by PR Photos
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Average Guess (3 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.33in (178.6cm)
Current: 5ft 8.92in (175cm)
Vibram said on 12/Dec/18
Rob, there's no way he's 177cm today. He's about 173cm. I'd say he was 178cm peak (aged 30), 173cm today at age 78. Look at pictures of with with princess Diana (177cm) in the late 1980's, he's about the same height... and she's not in heels.
Sandy Cowell said on 10/Apr/17
Probably 5ft10.5 in his younger days, now 5ft 9.75.
My Mum, many moons ago and before I was born, worked for a man who lived next-door to Cliff! He said of him that he was 'a nice boy!'
said on 23/May/16
Rob, why would he claim that 5'10.5 is average height? I'm sure in his days he would be considered tallish at that mark
Editor Rob: yeah 10.5 isn't really average in the 60's.
Equin0x said on 15/Oct/15
Ok here's what I think, my boss has just met Cliff in southern Ireland 2 weeks ago and taken a couple of pictures with him standing side by side, the thing is my boss was leaning slightly towards Cliff and equal footwear, and my boss was still around 1.5 inches taller than Cliff, the thing is I am 6'0 tall, a strong 6 footer at 184cm and still 183cm at night and I'm at least 2 inches taller than my boss, does that put cliff in the 5'8 range? I'm confused as people on here are saying Cliff is way taller than what he seems.
Greg said on 22/May/15
Was just looking at a clip from a 1973 morecambe and wise show, on which Cliff was on. He and the comedians appeared to be wearing pretty standard dress shoes. He was noticably taller than Eric Morecombe - my guess would be between 5'10" and 5'11", closer to the latter. Also, I think Eric Morecombe was likely around 5'8", which is surprising since next to Ern he gives the impression of someone about 6' tall.
said on 11/Dec/13
5ft10.5 peak, Rob?
He's aged very very well. No plastic surgery or anything.
[Editor Rob: yeah I will add his claim which is exactly that...in his prime that mark might have been fair.]
said on 11/Mar/13
Looks exactly the same height as Paul McCartney in this clip. See 2.48 and forward.
said on 21/Sep/11
He featured in Thunderbirds so that puts him at about 1ft 10in. LOL
Millie said on 4/Dec/10
I dunno how tall he is but I saw him in Cannes once, around 5ft 10, yeah
Lyeemoon said on 22/Jun/09
I squeezed into the police at 5'8" and I stood next to him in his pomp and he was at least two inches taller. As he is now into his late 60's he is likely to have shrunk.
Dylan said on 7/Jun/09
He has always been listed as 5'10.5" yet when you look at him next to other celebrities it just does not ring true. If I would have had to guess his height it would have been about 5'8", he looked alot shorter than Bruce Welch and Hank B Marvin and I would not have thought he was as tall as John Lennon either.
Reg said on 30/Apr/09
Bruce Welch was the tallest (5'11") of The Shadows and Cliff standing next to him looked 3" shorter which makes Cliff 5'7" /5'8".
Jimbo said on 30/Dec/08
In today's paper he admits to being 5'10.5" but wearing lifts to take him up to 6'.
Trevor said on 17/Dec/08
Cliff is no 5'10" ! More like 5'8" or 5'7".
I don't know why pop stars lie about their height. It's silly !
Robert MacDonald said on 10/Sep/08
I believe Cliff is only about 5. 7 and a half according to the photos I have with my dad a few years ago. The producers can make actors look taller.
Ron said on 3/Sep/08
I met Cliff about 20 years ago he was staying in a Hotel where I was working we met in the main corridor to me he appeared to be 5'8" same height as me.
Anonymous said on 3/Sep/08
His peak was probably 5'10, now with age 5'9
Ron said on 2/Sep/08
I met Cliff in a Hotel wear I was working several years ago and he is not 5'10" more like 5'8" same height as me.
Brad said on 15/Mar/07
5' 9" at the Savoy in NYC in '81. Nice to see a U.K. legend in concert.
Robert.R said on 21/Jan/07
He has always been listed between 5'10 and 5'10.5" yet he has never looked over 5'8" to me.
TJ said on 4/Dec/06
I have a pic of my grandfather presenting Cliff with an award in 1960 - Cliff would have been 19, going on 20. Both appear to be standing up straight and my 5'10 grandfather looked a little taller. It's feasible that Cliff could have grown just a little more after this I suppose.
Frodo said on 11/Oct/06
Passed him in an airport recently - I'm just under 5'9 and he was on par or shorter - definitely