How tall is Clive Russell

Clive Russell's Height

6ft 5 (195.6 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 5 ¾ (197.5 cm)
Scottish Actor, best known for appearing in TV series Game of Thrones (playing Brynden "The Blackfish" Tully), Ripper Street and Cracker. In film he has appeared in Margaret's Museum, Sherlock Holmes and The 13th Warrior. He's listed as 6ft 6/198cm by his agency and he himself mentioned "I'm just under Six Foot Six".

How tall is Clive Russell
5ft 8 Rob and Clive @ LFCC 2013
There are a number of us [Tall Actors]. Clive Mantell. Clive Owens. We are not all named Clive. But when they are looking for somebody of a certain physical stature, you meet the same people at the casting.

Now that’s not every role in the world. I’ve yet to be asked for the “smartly dressed small lawyer” role, put it that way.

It plays to different people in different ways, and I think probably having a definite physique and presence has played for me rather than against me. That’s the way I see it anyway.
-- The Glasgowist

How tall is Clive Russell
5ft 8 Rob and Clive @ Collectormania Glasgow, 2014

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Average Guess (79 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 5.46in (196.7cm)
Current: 6ft 4.73in (194.9cm)
5'7 and a fraction said on 22/May/23
Yeah, true that.
Hyper said on 10/Mar/23

In his defense, he’s slouching way too much. Plus, he was in his 60s so he also lost some height. Rob did say he was well over 6’5” when he met him.
5'7 and a fraction said on 11/Feb/23
Looks under 6'5 in the two pictures.
Robbe said on 27/Nov/22
Same fan with Clive, Joonas Suotamo, and Arie Dekker Click Here
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Nov/22
I saw Clive in Coronation Street and he was abnormally enormous! Most of the actors are hardly giants…..
Sandy Cowell said on 9/Nov/22
“You always were a sanctimonious wee 💲hite!” Robbie Coltrane’s crime-busting Cracker says to his brother.

I don’t know about the former, but wee? I hardly think Clive fits into that catagory!

Peak 6ft5.75 and 6ft5 today.
Rory said on 1/Aug/22
I saw this guy at the train station recently and I didn't think he looked a full 6ft5,I'd have thought 6ft4-4.5, but I didn't realise he was 76 either,looked in his mid sixties to me. 6ft5.75 peak and now an inch lost but can seem less due to posture.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jul/22
He still looks very tall, easily 6ft5 range now
Andrey200 said on 13/May/22
198 range peak, 195 range now
Andrey200 said on 13/Jan/22
In the photo on the right considering the lean he might look 198
Alan mctavish said on 3/Dec/21
big clive is a great actor and looks the part. So he gets a full 6'6" at his peak, he is giant. But now hes 76 its hard to say becouse hes not standing strait up and leaning down at wee rob becouse hes so small compared to clive lol but he must have lost at least an inch or two. Most guys that height do lose as much as 3 inches. But today i would put him at 6'4"05
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Dec/21
Clive, who turns 76 on the 7th of this month, will have been in his late 40s when he starred in Cracker, and I'll eat my hat if he wasn't at his optimum height back then. He's so much taller than Robbie, who plays his 'little' brother, 😂 and that's just SOOOOOO unusual to see, as Robbie's such a big guy - in every respect.

Robbie, as Eddie (Cracker) Fitzgerald, and his brother, Danny, lose their Mum in the episode 'Brotherly Love'. She is played by the infamous Beryl Reid, and after seeing her with huge Robbie, I simply had to find out her height. She was only 5ft3, yet her Cracker sons are at least 6ft1 (Robbie Coltrane) and NEARLY SIX FOOT SIX! 😆

Funny though that may seem, Christopher Greener's Mum, I was reliably informed, was only 5ft3, and that was real life.

Clive gets 6ft5.75 for his peak and 6ft5 for nowadays.

🎂🎈 Happy Birthday to him for next Tuesday! XXX 🎈🎂
Cansont said on 16/Sep/21
now 6'5, he was i think 6'6
MichaelMyers said on 13/Sep/21
6'6" peak. As for in these photos, its hard to tell. He's leaning into the photo and slightly slouching at the same time. If he stood with very good posture, imo he'd prob look around 6'4.25" or so. Currently with it being 8 years after these pics were taken, I can't see his current height being any more than 6'4".
Westbound on Olympic said on 30/Aug/21
Looks 6-4 maximum here.
Hyper said on 19/Aug/21
How did Bruce Spence compare to this guy?
Editor Rob
I think they are close in person, at least when Clive was still 6ft 5.5 range in early 60's.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Apr/21
Looks 6ft4 but would probably still measure 6ft5
Hyper said on 13/Jan/21

Is Clive like Thomas F. Wilson that he still looked well over 6’5” at 65, that you easily believe the 6’5.75” when he was younger?
Editor Rob
yeah I think he was tall enough in 60's to think that in 30's and 40's he was near 6ft 6
Dred_ said on 29/Dec/20
Am i right if i say that clive Russel looks only 6ft4 flat in a Photo ?
Editor Rob
he can look 6ft 4 in some photos like that, but never that short in person in his 60's
Canson said on 5/Nov/20
I’d say 197 peak and 195.5 now
recapa said on 4/Nov/20
very close to a full 6ft6 peak and around flat 6ft5
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Oct/20
There are a great many very tall Scottish actors on this Website, and unsurprisingly, Clive is the tallest.

6ft5.75 peak and 6ft5 today.

@ Nik - Thanks for your reply from February this year. I scrolled back and read that comment from 2018 and now I want to watch the episode!

That one isn't the only fart-related episode of 'Cracker'. In another feature length story, Robbie Coltrane's Fitz takes his little daughter out for the day. When he's dropping her off, he drops his guts as well, farting as he presses the doorbell. The kid looks up at him and says, "Daaaaaaaad!"

It's really funny!

Hyper said on 1/Oct/20
I’m confused.

What year was the left picture taken and what year was the right picture taken? He was 65 when you met him but did he lose more height, the second time you saw him?
Editor Rob
65 in the professional photo, a few years later I think entered a stage of losing another fraction.
Hyper said on 18/Sep/20
How do you think someone like Bo Burnham would stack up, with Clive Russell, from what you've seen?
Editor Rob
I'd expect clive around age 60 would match up well with Bo in person.
OriginalAnon said on 26/Jun/20
This guy has an amazing look to him like Marco Pierre White. Without a doubt 6'5''. I wouldn't doubt his claim of 6'5.75" during his prime.
Dream said on 29/May/20
I see!

He does look over six foot five, when he's not slouching.

How much did he have on Tom Hopper and Robert Nairne? Like at least half an inch, you'd say?
Editor Rob
He looked a strong 6ft 5 range than Hopper, anywhere admist 6ft 5-5.5 range.
Dream said on 17/May/20
Rob, when you met him, was he like 6'5 5/8" or more 6'5 3/8"?
Editor Rob
By 60's had lost a fraction, but still at least 6ft 5 range
stiggles said on 2/May/20
Looks 6ft 3 max.. prob peaked at 6ft 4 in his younger days..
Canson said on 15/Feb/20
Peak 6’5.5 today 6’4.75-6’5
Nik Ashton said on 3/Feb/20
@ Sandy Cowell - Ha ha to your comment on the 8/Mar/18! 😂😂😂😂😂😂

What you have said is so funny, I would have loved to have seen this particular episode of “Cracker”!

Clive sure does look at least 6’5” in the above pics!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Feb/20
Jee whizz, Rob! If you come up to there on him, where would I come up to? 😕 I remember him playing Robbie Coltrane's brother in 'Cracker', and even he had to look up to Clive at 6ft1! 😝

Peak - 6ft5.75;
Now - 6ft5. 🐘🐀
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Sep/19
With that posture looks barely 6ft4 but easily could stretch up to 6ft5
Canson said on 5/Sep/19
Peak height was probably 6’5.5” at a low and 6’5” today
Demon87 said on 28/Aug/19
Do you think when he was young he was a full 6ft 6
Editor Rob
I think he measured close to it hence once gave the 3/4 figure.
Xpac99 said on 28/Aug/19
How tall do you think is clive when you take a photo photo with you if he standing tall? Maybe he was in footwear advantage that time
Editor Rob
still looked 6ft 5-5.5 range
Hopping hopper said on 20/Aug/19
Looks 6-3 imo. Lost lots if he was 6-6 about.
berta said on 23/Jul/19
its cool to se that a guy his size and age havent really lost more than 1-1,5 cm
Jdubbz said on 26/Jan/19
He must be losing a LOT of height here, because he looks 193cm at best in the left photo.
Shashank-6'3 3/8 said on 25/Dec/18
I guess he is a strong 195 range
Peak would have been weak 6'6 .
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Dec/18
@ Canson - I agree with his 6ft5 now and that 6ft6 in his prime is a distinct possibility - first thing in the morning. I can't get the image of him looking down at Roy Barraclough in 'Classic Coronation Street' last week out of my head! Roy was petrified!

Cheers Canson! 😊
Canson said on 12/Dec/18
@Sandy: more than enough lol. Just not as tall as he was peak. Maybe he really didn’t lose all that much height and that could’ve been earlier in the day. Maybe it was even 6’5.5 earlier as the almost 6’6”
Sandy Cowell said on 11/Dec/18
🎂 Belated Happy Birthday Clive! 🎂

Although I am four days late, there's still time to wish Clive Russell a belated Happy Birthday. He turned 73 on Saturday, and looks anything but!

Have a prosperous year Clive - and, of course, a Merry Christmas! All too often, for people whose birthdays fall at this time of year, their special day tends to blend in with the festivities! My brother's is the 16th, but he was due on Christmas Day, hence his name Christopher.

Sandy Cowell said on 11/Dec/18
@ Canson - Isn't that enough? 😂😹😂
Sandy Cowell said on 11/Dec/18
His name in 'Coronation Street' is Scottish Tommy. I knew one of those and he was about 10" shorter - a rather wee Scottish Tommy in comparison!

Rob - How about adding 'Cracker' to Clive's acting credits above? It is one crime drama that I can see over and over again and NEVER tire of. It also had heaps and of guest stars. Clive played Fitz's brother, and was about the only cast member who Robbie Coltrane, (6ft1) who played Fitz - the Cracker of crime - had to look up to!

Canson said on 7/Dec/18
He looks max 6’5 with Rob nothing more
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Dec/18
Ha ha ha - I never knew that Clive had ever darkened the streets of the Cobbles! Yes, folks, in today's episode, from early 1991, there was a knock at the door of the Rovers Return and answered by the titchy Alec Gilroy, who looks about 5ft4 to me! Clive simply TOWERED over him in a way so humiliating that it would take one hell of a lot of beating for any TV programme I have ever seen try that one! 😨

He, as in Clive, asked Alec if he knew where a certain person was. There were two other guys waiting for Clive in a van, and it was stark staring obvious why they chose Clive, who looked at his peak height most definitely, to carry out the menacing enquiry! What a giant!

Peak height? 6ft5.75 and today 6ft5.
Patrick Hughes said on 9/Sep/18
He's 6'5. But give him a midori and he's got the strength of a 10ft giant
Myself said on 14/Aug/18
My inseam is 34.6 and i'm 6'3.75 for example...
Dream(5'9.5 said on 21/Jul/18
Rob, who gave a taller impression (without the footwear advantage) Anthony Joshua or Clive Russell?
Editor Rob
I think Joshua seemed taller, but he did have a bit more footwear...from age 65 to 70 Clive has lost a bit of height.
188cm KNight said on 17/Jun/18
@Bobby Interesting, how tall are you? My inseam is about 34.5 inches.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 9/May/18
@Mark D

He’s over 6’5.
Canson said on 8/May/18
I think 6’5.5 peak but 6’5” flat today
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 7/May/18
@Mark D

Peak he was over 6'5" I'm pretty sure.
Mark D. said on 6/May/18
Looks 6'4" up there. Probably 6'4.5" at peak height.
Canson said on 27/Apr/18
Looks no more than 6’5 with Rob
cyonara said on 27/Apr/18
Must be annoying to be that tall
Bobby said on 27/Apr/18
My inseam is 34 inches, this guy looks like he has a 38-inch inseam or something.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Apr/18
195cm today wouldn’t surprise me
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Mar/18
I'm sure that Clive's mighty stature contributes to the many gruesome horror parts that come his way, and why not? He snaps them up and does them complete justice. I thoroughly recommend anyone to see what he gets up to in 'Clive Barker's Book of Blood'! Yeeugh!

But perhaps what equally contributes to his winning of these parts is his stone-faced expression. As with his part in 'Cracker', and playing alongside the 6ft1 man-mountain Robbie Coltrane as his brother, even brotherly love acts as no barrier when it comes to his icy stares! My favourite moment is when Robbie's character 'Fitz' answers the door to his bruv, looks up at him and asks, "Why do you always look at me as if I've just farted?"

6ft5.75 for peak, and one inch less today. He's worn well!
Danimal said on 4/Mar/18
As a 72 year old man, it's very possible that he's under 6'5" today.
Adnan said on 14/Feb/18
192 cm maybe 193
even said on 15/Jan/18
6 foot 5 , well over 200 pounds
R Scott said on 3/Jan/18
Good lord they grow ‘em big in Scotland!
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Nov/17
I love this actor! He takes on Scottish historical parts brilliantly, was in 'Cracker', as Coltrane's brother and has starred in some fantastic horror films! Yes, I love the guy!
I'm sure I have seen 198cm written up for him, and this is believable as his peak height. I shall take off only an inch for his today's height because I totally go for Rob's statement that Clive wasn't standing too straight when they were photographed together back in 2013!
Peak - 6ft6, Current - 6ft5
Junior said on 9/Nov/17
Clive Russell shoe size look enormous. Must be US 14.5 maybe 15. I wear a size US 13 leather shoes doesn't look this close to what Clive wear it.
Canson said on 5/Nov/17
Not so sure was ever a legit 6’6 or 197.5. Maybe 6’5.5 at his lowest peak and 6’5 today
Myself said on 31/Oct/17
He has a huge inseam; Do you think an average person 185 cm tall would be pretty much his size while sitting? (or even more)
Editor Rob
I think he still looked a big guy sitting down, but he does have a long 36 inseam.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Oct/17
He's done well for a guy approaching 70
Canson said on 22/Oct/17
I’d say peak 6’5.5
Today 6’5 max with rob
Editor Rob
Russell reached age 65 with relatively little height loss, he was still well over 6ft 5, but 65-70 is an age many lose height and I think by now he is 6ft 5 flat.
DaMovieWhiz said on 9/Oct/17
Today,is it possible if he can be 197 cm barefoot?
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 1/Sep/17
He doesn't look over 6'5" in neither pics. Rob, did you get a 6'5" impression from him when you met him that day? I know precisely guessing someone's height that's about 9" apart from you can be pretty difficult though. You can only give a rough estimate at a height gap that wide.
Editor Rob
the first time when he was 65, he was still comfortably over 6ft 5, but that 65-70 range I think he lost height, in Ripper Street recently, I think 6ft 5ish is what he looked.
Danimal said on 18/Jul/17
The man is 71 years old. Most men his age have lost over 1" in height. Why isn't there a before and after height listing for him?
Editor Rob
there is one now.
even said on 18/Jul/17
6'5.25" is the correct listing
Jordan87 said on 13/Jul/17
Picture to the Right 6'5ish if he stood with better Posture.
Canson said on 16/Jun/17
I'd say weak 6'6" peak strong 6'5 today 196cm
Timur9717 said on 8/May/17
He looks 195.5 cm here.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Apr/17
I think he's still comfortably over 6ft5 today
Canson said on 17/Mar/17
With Rob he definitely isn't looking 197. Maybe loose posture or he lost height. Who knows what time he was measured either but my guess is if he received near 6'6 likely means he would be 6'5.5 or near that at. His lowest
S.J.H said on 21/Jan/17
He might just dip into rory mcCann range nowadays
Canson said on 25/Nov/16
Peak: out of bed: 199-199.5
Before bed: 196.5-197

Current: out of bed: 198-198.5
Before bed: 196
Aza said on 5/Nov/16
Could he be close to 6'6 if he corrected his posture?
Editor Rob
the 65-70 age range is where many men will lose a bit more height, so I think 4-5 years ago he still looked well over 6ft 5, but today he might have lost a cm.
miko said on 31/Oct/16
Probably a flat 6'5 these days, or at best a hair over it.
Jordan87 said on 21/Jul/16
6'4 in picture to the Right. Thats also with much thicker Footwear.
Alex said on 5/Jul/16
No doubt that guy is a real 6'5 or little more. In GOT there are few scenes where Gwendoline seems tall like Clive, but maybe is the angle of the camera or maybe Gwendoline was wearing lifts. What you think Rob, is possible that Gwendoline wore lifts in shoes next to Clive?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jul/16
Rob is this his peak height or do you think if measured properly he'd still be this?

I have a feeling he got measured at just under 6ft6 in recent years but may have been taller when he was younger
Editor Rob
I think his peak is close enough to 6ft 6, I can believe the 1/4 inch under. Today he may well have dropped to 6ft 5, a few years ago probably only had lost a fraction and still cleared 6ft 5 comfortably.
TJE said on 21/Jun/16
Is everyone forgetting he walks around like a 6'4 range guy? Rob's pics with him demonstrate that.
Sam said on 20/Jun/16
I agree he looked surprisingly not much taller than either Gwendoline or Nikolaj, the angles must have not been to his advantage.
Andrea said on 18/Jun/16
Nope, he didn't...
Click Here
Unless i've become blind, i think Gwen does look taller :)
And with barely taller than Nikolaj... Click Here
Editor Rob

From the scene I watched inside the castle I thought he still looked taller. Approaching age 70, in the last 3 years he probably has lost a bit of height though, but at 66 he was a lot nearer rory mccann in height than gwendoline.
Andrea said on 17/Jun/16
Btw, it seems i'm not the only one who thought this! I didn't read Lelman's post and i completely agree with him: "barely taller than Nikolaj and shorter than Gwen"... I doubt he's able to loose 3 inches just with posture (trust me, it's not that easy to look 3 inches shorter with posture)! I think he stood pretty straight in those scenes actually! The only thing i can think about is whether both Gwen and Nikolaj wore big lifts or they just use "strategic" camera angles/ground differences!
Andrea said on 17/Jun/16
Well i'm talking about him looking no more than 6'2-6'3 but of course there's noway he lost 3 big inches by now :P
I was just surprised that he looked so "short" in the last episodes! But again, no ideal comparisons...
Editor Rob
well he still looked taller than gwendoline from what I saw, both in the one scene and in person he's 2 inches taller.
Andrea said on 16/Jun/16
Rob, he surprisingly looked no taller than Gwendoline (and actually a bit shorter than her) in the last episode!!! I'm not sure about the ground though...
He also didn't look much taller than Nikolaj in the previous episode, even if the camera angles were pretty bad and the ground unknown, again!
Maybe you'll see it yourself...
Editor Rob
in last couple of years he may have hit a point where he's now no more than 6ft 5, the late 60's can be a time when some noticeable height loss occurs.
Lelman said on 13/Jun/16
Looked barely taller than Nikolaj Coster Waldau, and shorter than Gwendoline Christie in last few eps of GoT. He must have terrible posture. Either that or those two actors wear lifts on the show.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/May/16
Looks 6ft4 range on the right but is easily dropping more than 1in.

Rob, do you think he would still clear 6ft5 today if measured?
mrtguy said on 28/Feb/16
His bad posture is making him look 6'4''.
Bruno said on 26/Jan/16
Stating on celebrity antiques road trip when asked his height that he was 6'5" - 6'6"
TJE said on 8/Jan/16
I'm very skeptical of the fact that this guy hasn't lost any height at all.
bobby3342 said on 11/Nov/15
from this pic ? I don't see him being able to stretch up to a 6 '5.75 barefoot. but I could be wrong , but I doubt it.
dave said on 23/Aug/15
Modeus: Statistically people 6ft 6 or taller don't exist. It's quite an exceptional height.
Modeus said on 28/Jun/15
Tunman 6 ft 6 isn't an exceptional height unless you live with pygmy
Sam said on 17/Jun/15
Rob, Russell's been often listed as an even 6'5", is he the only celeb you've met who was actually taller in person than their claims/your expectation? It seems most you have photos with are roughly their claim or are exaggerating, albeit only by 0.2-0.75 inches for the most part.
Editor Rob

He didn't want to stand at his tallest, I don't think he is as comfortable being almost 6ft 6, or at least somewhere today still over 6ft 5 flat.
Tunman said on 6/Jun/15
Quite tall,but strangely doesn't look impressive even assuming poor posture.
one of the rare who managed to keep generally a mortal sized built despite exceptional height.
joe 193cm night said on 4/Jun/15
Rob, curiosity, I think what he was looking 6'4.5 (194 cm) in 2006 hulk hogan in the 2006 promo with Orton he tava clearly higher than orton these days he looks between 6'2.75 and clearly 6'3 us today tava less than Orton, I wonder how cleavable Russell is a little older this time managed to keep for so long, of course hulk hogan had several injuries throughout his career I lost so much
Editor Rob
you could still make it to 60's with not much lost, maybe a fraction...but wrestlers are involved in physical activities with a lot of strain and stress on their joints and discs. That and heavy lifting over time has a great increased risk of damage and height loss.
Wow said on 1/Jun/15
Man he really likes to hug you huh ?!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/May/15
Rob, is he really taller than Tom Noonan?
Editor Rob
well I don't think he's lost much as he still looked to clear 6ft 5 mark...but then the times I've seen him he did have a little more footwear.
Strongdudecod13 said on 4/May/15
Clive Russel is 6'6. He also appears in Ripper Street
120 said on 28/Mar/15
With terrible posture and old age he can look a weak 6ft 4 nowadays
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Mar/15
It's possible James but he did come out with "just under" unless he was measured recently. If that's the case then he was probably bare minimum 6ft6 in his 20's
James B said on 20/Feb/15
Rob probably dead on 198cm in his 20s?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Feb/15
Honest claim.
Andrea said on 17/Jan/15
So, both of them looked taller than the big 196 challenger but not quite 6'6 and Cudmore around an inch taller?
Editor Rob
cudmore looked a definite inch taller up close (without thinking about footwear).
Andrea said on 16/Jan/15
But again he looked shorter than Cudmore, who himself claims 6'6, right? Did Rick Fox looked shorter than him or similar range?
Editor Rob
both Fox and Russell appear similar up close. Cudmore taller than both of them noticeably.
Andrea said on 15/Jan/15
So, he himself admitted to be a bit under 6'6... Interesting! You yourself said he could be 6'5.5, so he sounds like an honest guy!
Editor Rob
and looks taller than guys like deobai/nonso/rory mccann who all have claimed 6ft 6.
berta said on 6/Jan/15
good to not loose height at this age
Nick74 said on 3/Jan/15
Hi Rob, I don't know if you caught the 'Still Game' tribute on over the New Year period. Clive is on talking about his guest appearance on the show and mentions he is just under 6'6.
Editor Rob
yeah, I added the quote.
Sam said on 5/Dec/14
His shoes look quite large in the second photo, I wonder what size he wears. I've met a 6'2" range guy who had to custom order size 16.5s...I'm near 6'5" and wear a 13. Doing better than my (once) 6'4" dad & John Wayne in a 10.
Editor Rob
could be 15-16US
joe said on 3/Dec/14
he has bad posture perhaps because of age but I think he can look 6'5 strong
Danimal said on 19/Nov/14
Rob, you're up to his lip. No way does he have 10" on you.
Editor Rob
he is dropping more height than me in both pictures, I've seen him take photos with many people now and rarely saw him at his fullest height. I think he's uncomfortable being very tall. He might not be a full 6ft 6 today though...
Danimal said on 19/Nov/14
He's almost 70. It's quite possible that he's lost over an inch and maybe up to 2" due to age alone.
AlexMahone said on 26/Oct/14
OK, I saw the BBC television hit drama series the "Ripper street" starring Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg and guest star was Clive Russel as Chief Inspector Fred Abberline. The show is fantasctic the best what I've seen for many years. When Macfadyen and Clive stands face to face (and Clive Russel didn't tilt his head, etc.) I saw clearly at least 5cm difference. Macfadyen is 6'3 (191cm) and so I give Clive minimum 6'5.5 (197cm). He's huge in this show. Click Here
Arch Stanton said on 27/Aug/14
I didn't think so, that's why it seemed an odd place for an event photo...
Editor Rob
well I was talking to him a bit at his deks just before that. He wasn't serving hot dogs ;)
Arch Stanton said on 27/Aug/14
He really looks painfully uncomfortable on the right. Where was that, a supermarket LOL? He does seem more 19495 minus the big shoes on the right at first glance but you can see how much height he's dropping with the slumped back. I can well believe if he stood his best he'd be near 6 ft 6.
Editor Rob
at an event, I never bother an actor for an auto/photo outwith an event they want to be at.
Kostas said on 26/Aug/14
He looks the same height in the second photo. But he clearly drops height. You should have asked him to stand with better posture(like Ken Kirzinger). Did he also look 6'6" the second time you met him?
Editor Rob
I didn't push the boat out with him as I have seen him several times and he didn't want to stand at his tallest...although it's useful seeing him at this height and more clearly losing a couple of inches.

a guy like Kirzinger, I feel he was more confident in his height, although the photographer (who at the time wasn't aware of the site, but she is now!) actually caused the first shot with Ken to be a screw up, but I managed to get a second take with Kirzinger!
yenz said on 16/Aug/14
Look at Clive's arms. His elbows are almost at his belt. Thats clear proof that his torso is very loose here.

Unless hes somehow 6'4" with the arms of a 6'6" person.
Kostas said on 10/Aug/14
10'.25" head Rob?
Editor Rob
in 10 inch range yeah
Rikashiku said on 24/Jun/14
In this pic he looks about 6'4, but he doesn't look to be standing straight. On the tv show when he stands up right he looks towering compared to everyone else.
Kostas said on 23/Jun/14
Very long feet indeed. Did he look as tall as Bruce Spence in person?
Editor Rob
well he was definitely over 6ft 5 today.
jamie said on 20/Jun/14
He is the shortest 6'6" guy I 've ever seen. He doesn't even look 6'5".
Editor Rob
remember he is dropping height, I mean I'm dropping height but he's dropping more than me.
Sam said on 17/Mar/14
Do you think Nonso Anozie might edge out Russell considering age or are they really about the same in your opinion Rob?
Editor Rob
I think Clive left a taller impression than nonso, but his frame can add to that, nonso has more width to him
miko said on 15/Mar/14
Rob so do you think in full posture this guy would have had maybe close to a full head on you? He is a legit huge man.
Editor Rob
it would be close to that
Andrea said on 14/Mar/14
Remember Rob said he's dropping at least 1.5 inch more than him and he still looks 6'4... It's easy to believe he's over 6'5... 6'5.5-6'6 is probably what he'd measure...
Editor Rob
Clive is taller than guys like Kirzinger/Hopper/Noonan in person who all looked near enough 6ft 5... he actually started out standing ok but then started dropping height with a few shorter girls, I had to drop a few cm myself but still think he was quite loose!
Robbin said on 27/Feb/14
He doesn't look taller than 6'4.5 listed here Ryan mcpartlin. But the high up shoulder makes impression of a legit 6'6 guy
Arch Stanton said on 20/Feb/14
If you goog image other photos from the London 2013 con you can see just how much height he's losing in loose posture and leaning. He does look 6'4 here but I'll certainly take Rob's word for it he's a full 6'6" and taller than Joe.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Feb/14
Look at the size of his coat/shirt!!!!! Reminds me of Alan Napier's suit coats which if worn by the average man would be almost dragging on the floor!....
Editor Rob
see this guy gives a taller impression than 6ft 5 men do, and as I say I dropped an inch but he dropped more than me!
Arch Stanton said on 20/Feb/14
Game of Thrones employs half the world's 6'5"-6'6" population doesn't it :-]
Jordan said on 29/Jan/14
Looks about 6'4 solid. 6'6 nowadays? No way.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jan/14
Rob, do you think thathits could be 6ft7 out of bed?
James said on 11/Jan/14
Always thought 6'5. With poor with rob I'd say he appears 6'4.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Dec/13
Rob, who looked taller this guy or Nono Anonzie?

@nico: at 199cm, you're actually 6ft6.5..
Editor Rob
they are probably very close although Clive left me a taller impression.
nico said on 8/Nov/13
I am 6'6", I think Clive maybe less, disagree with me as you will?

I'M 199cm barefoot
Matt 184.7-186.7cm said on 21/Oct/13
woah those are long legs could his inseam be like 38 inch+ or what
avi said on 30/Jul/13
He probably is 6'5 flat 6'5.5 when before 60 yrs old
john b said on 30/Jul/13
Hey rob was looking at your pic of u and ddp and u have him as 6'4 but with clive u have him at 6'6. If u look at both pics of u with ddp and clive I say it looks the same difference in their height over u . When I first saw ur pic with clive I did guess 6'3 maybe 6'4 - but 6'6 nooooo wayyyy !!!!!
Editor Rob
I believe Clive appears a little taller, of course he has much poorer stance than DDP, even I dropped an inch with clive but felt he dropped about 1.5 inches more than me still!
Mathew said on 28/Jul/13
I see 6'4" in the pic but I trust that in person he's probably not under 6'5.5" as Rob stated.
5'7.84549498719 said on 27/Jul/13
He looks around 6'5, but given he's older he can be dropping quite some height
5ft10guy said on 26/Jul/13
I don't see that much of a massive height C'mon
Mathew said on 25/Jul/13
He looks 6'4", maybe 6'4.5" to me some dropping height with Rob. Could it be 198 cm peak and 196 - 197 cm today?
Arsenalforever said on 22/Jul/13
If he stood straight, I see 6-5.5. Seems to have very long legs, Rob.
Balrog said on 21/Jul/13
Rob even with his poor posture I really can't see him at 198 cm. Could he be 6'5.25'' - 6'5.5" ?
Editor Rob
he could be 6ft 5.5 today, I didn't think he was 6ft 5 flat though
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jul/13
Was he really taller than Tom Hopper, Rob?
Editor Rob
yes he looked taller.
Kyuss said on 19/Jul/13
Weird doesnt seem 6-6",maybe the lean.
Lillo Thomas said on 18/Jul/13
I can buy 6-5 range for clive . This isn't the best pic for judging height .
Lo sgozzatore said on 18/Jul/13
Rob, how tall you think he looks in this single pic? Did he look taller in person than the 196 guy?
Editor Rob
I didn't think he was less than 6ft 5.5 when standing tall
Sam said on 18/Jul/13
How much height do you think Clive is dropping in the photo, Rob?
Editor Rob
no less than about 1.5 inch more than me I thought.
miko said on 17/Jul/13
Remember though he is 67 years old. Maybe he's down to a little over 6'5 and his huge build gives off a bigger impression.
Lillo Thomas said on 17/Jul/13
He look in the 6-3 range in this pic with bad posture . With good posture he can be in the 6-4 range . 6-6 must be his peak height . 6-5 at very most today .
Rhonda said on 17/Jul/13
haha This height is complete wrong Rob. He has got 7 inches on you.
Hunn said on 16/Jul/13
198 is a joke , 196 possible but highly unlikely , more like 194 max 195
Mathew said on 16/Jul/13
I work with a 6'6" guy who would never look this short next to a 5'8" unless he was very heavily bent over and/or bending a lot at the knees. It's hard for me to imagine this guy being as tall.
Balrog said on 16/Jul/13
Another huge guy in GOT
BEASTMAN said on 16/Jul/13
Did he have much thinner footwear? If not, 6'6" is impossible, and 6'5" is probably unlikely.
Editor Rob
I'm in 0.75in sneakers this weekend, his shoes weren't much different...

but he definitely looked taller than tom hopper that day...I'm dropping height here but he's dropping more height.
Phantom said on 16/Jul/13
Looks no more than 6'3.5" here, even if he had better posture, 6'6" is a joke.
Cameron murray said on 15/Jul/13
Wow big guy only looks 194cm-195cm on this photo but i will Take your word Rob
Trayvon Martin said on 15/Jul/13
6'5.5 range
Emil said on 15/Jul/13
Looks no more than 6'4 here. Peak height was probably 6'6
avi said on 15/Jul/13
Nah rob.look 6'5 especially considering the farm boy guy you put on the other day looked speak 6'5. Can you do a line by line comparison of the two.? Probably half inch tops between them...
Paul Swaggart said on 15/Jul/13
Have you noticed that the difference is basically in the legs? The torso and neck are basically the same mesurements.
Mathew said on 15/Jul/13
Not 6'6" anymore. That's a peak height, wouldn't you say Rob? He looks like a guy who has lost a some height to me.
Tigon Man said on 15/Jul/13
Looks about my height 6'5.
thorterr said on 15/Jul/13
could be 6ft 5 instead here
Sam said on 15/Jul/13
Stooping a bit here and looks 6'4"-6'5". Close in stature to say, George A. Romero, to me. Quite possible he could have been 6'5" to 6'6" at peak with good posture.
Lo sgozzatore said on 15/Jul/13
Rob, is this really a big 6'6 guy in person? If yes, he's slouching a lot. I have a friend who's a legit 198 guy at his lowest and 5'8 guys dont even reach his chin!
Tom said on 6/Jan/13
He looked a few inches taller than Matthew MacFadyen in Ripper Street.
AshnarLynx said on 24/Dec/07
Enormous! He was huge in "The 13th Warrior" and other things I've seen him in.
Josh_Smooth said on 15/Feb/06
Yeah he's very tall, he's certainly around 2.00 m

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