How tall is Craig Fairbrass

Craig Fairbrass Height

6ft 2 (188 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 2 ½ (189.2 cm)
English actor, best known for roles in Cliffhanger, Rise of the Footsoldier, For Queen & Country, White Noise 2 and TV series Eastenders.
I'm a naturally fat b*****d. ... My dad's got seven brothers, and it's like they're all 6ft 4in and 22 stone...I'm 6ft 3in.
I trained for a film once and got down to 14 stone...People kept saying, "You look really fit." But no. I looked f***ing ill. I looked like I'd been dug up.
-- The Mirror, 2001

How tall is Craig Fairbrass
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Average Guess (23 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 2.49in (189.2cm)
Current: 6ft 2in (188cm)
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 18/Mar/19
6'2 now is still fine and 6'2 at most for his peak. But legit 6'0 guy Martin Kemp still manage to make Craig look 6'1.75" max.
Editor Rob
It depends on how much Craig managed to stretch up for a measurement - in person I think I could see signs of rounded shoulders.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Feb/19
Rob, how about 6ft2 flat now and 6ft2½ peak?
Editor Rob
Yes, I forgot to give him a current, but that is the most he looks today.

Believe me, this guy is 100% shorter nowadays than someone around his peak range, like say tom welling.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Feb/19
Close enough to 6ft3 in the 90’s


Nowadays does look around 6ft2...not sure if he’s under that though
Editor Rob
I didn't get a photo with Craig (it was too much money for me) but believe me, he isn't as tall as he used to be, and it is possible he has lost a full inch.
Sandy Cowell said on 9/Jan/19
@ James Brett - I think you have made a very good point there! I only ever caught one fellow lying about his height in the, erm, other direction. When I measured him, he was 6ft1, and he claimed to be 6ft flat. He wasn't exactly lying, just honest! I don't think height meant an awful lot to him, so it's doubtful that faking it would have gone through his head!

The measuring took place long before I had the slightest inkling that people's heights vary on a time of day basis.

As for Mr Fairbrass, when he was in 'Eastenders', he was far and away the tallest cast member. If I'd have had to estimate his height, I'd probably have said 6ft3, mind you, today he gets a stupendously tall 6ft2.5. I catch this guy in quite a few horror thrillers, so he's certainly made his mark!
James Brett said on 7/Jan/19
I think this goes too show that people don’t realise how tall a legit 6’2 is.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 30/Dec/18
Rob, How about we can argue he already lost height during his mid 40s and standing no taller than 6'1.75" with 6'4 1/4 Colin Salmon in 2010 Devil's Playground really doesn't look like a 6'2 1/2 guy next to 6'4 1/4 guy look at least 6-7cm difference. 6'2.25" peak i could believe it and 6'3 a sneakers height claim 6'3.
Editor Rob
6ft 2-2.5 is probably the most he ever was...but some guys by 50's can lose 1/2 to 3/4, I think he could be one of them.
JamesB172cm said on 4/Dec/18
Rob you could even argue 6ft2.25 peak if he’s 6ft1.5-6ft2 today in his 50s
Editor Rob
I should really give him max 6ft 2 today, I think it is likely he has lost half inch or so.
JamesB172cm said on 28/Nov/18
Rob your not going too give him a peak of 6’3?
Editor Rob
I'd estimate he was 6ft 1.5-2 range now, and maybe 2.5 is a better peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jul/18
Rob, could 6ft2½ now and 6ft3 peak be possible maybe?


In some photos w/h Martin Kemp and Danny Dyer he doesn’t look a great deal taller
Editor Rob
He could have lost a fraction, it's not inconceivable.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 13/Jul/18
Still not even close to 6'3. 6'4 1/4 Colin Salmon with no bigger footwear edge Craig by 6-7cm in Devils Playground. No posture tricks going there. Fact he is max 6'1 3/4 and 6'3 with shoes. Martin Kemp probably always a legit 6'0 guy not any higher like people think.
James B 171.5cm said on 3/Jul/18
Exceptionally tall for an eastenders actor but in the real world 6ft2.5 isnt very tall for a man.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jun/18
Yeah this mark makes sense. A weaker 6ft3
James B 171.5cm said on 14/Jun/18
rob is 6ft2.5 possible as well?
Editor Rob
That might be the low range for a 1990's Craig.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 27/May/18
If Craig is 6'3 then Martin Kemp would be 6'1.5" and Colin Salmon 6'5.75"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/May/18
Moeller would easily have 2in or more on this guy
189Night said on 25/Apr/18
Described as "6'4 Psychopathic Yeti" In Rise Of The Footsoldier 3.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 19/Apr/18
Rob def over look on Craig height. Martin Kemp is quite legit 6'0 in this site so no way Craig could even pass for 6'2 and Colin Salmon would be 6'5.5" if he is 6'3.
James B 170.8cm said on 9/Feb/18
Ralf Moller looked a lot taller than craig
Junior Hernandez said on 7/Feb/18
Look 6'1.75" max standing next to 6'4 1/4 Colin Salmon in 2010 Devil's Playground. Atually look at most 6'1.5" maybe could touch at 187cm.

Click Here 10:19 onwards a little more than 2.5" shorter than Salmon face to face.
Gizmo said on 30/Dec/17
Pat Tate was 6' not 6'8"
James B said on 14/Dec/17
Rob maybe not quite 6'3 given his hair advantage over like Reid

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Editor Rob: 6ft 2.5 is arguable for Craig, but I wouldn't go any lower peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/17
He might be just under 6ft3 but I can't see him as low as 6ft2 flat...
Junior said on 22/Nov/17
Craig is 6'2 and not more.
Realist said on 4/Oct/17
I have huge arms 16 inch biceps I am barely 5'10 or just under and I weigh right now 15 stones when I was dieting I was also fasting and weighed 13.5 stones at 5'9 or so I grew a little since 21 I was still 1.5 stones away from being underweight but I looked 120 at 5'9 people thought I was sick.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Sep/17
He'd look skinny at 14 stone.
Jjak said on 25/Sep/17
Big guy 190s is too thin for a tall broad shoulder dude.
Im 191 at 5 8 near ideal weight is very subjective.
Average weight for a man over 6 3 is nearer 240 than 190.
Jimmy stewart is a hilarious comparisson extremely thin man
Jim Hopper said on 9/Sep/17
Looks under 6-3 imo. Not over for sure
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Sep/17
I'd need to watch Cliffhanger again and see how he fared next to Lithgow, Rex Linn and Leon Robinson...That movie has tricky scenes, not great for judging height.
Nik said on 8/Sep/17
@ Sandy Cowell - Hi!

Another Mistake Alert!
James B said on 8/Sep/17
Animus said on 7/Sep/17
Decently framed tall guy but not quite as big as he makes himself out to be. As a reference point Mike Tyson was slightly north of 15 stone in his prime and stood 5 feet 10 inches. Perhaps not a fair comparison because for an actor Fairbrass is quite thick.


have a friend who is 5'6.5 and weighs 14 stone
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Sep/17
💥 Correction Time! 💥

In the 6th line down, that should have been 'nest' instead of 'next'!
Animus said on 7/Sep/17
Decently framed tall guy but not quite as big as he makes himself out to be. As a reference point Mike Tyson was slightly north of 15 stone in his prime and stood 5 feet 10 inches. Perhaps not a fair comparison because for an actor Fairbrass is quite thick.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Sep/17
Well, he looks much heavier than that today
Arch Stanton said on 7/Sep/17
He's prone to gain weight but he did look quite lean in Cliffhanger, not a hulking concrete mass like in Rise of The Foot Soldier. He looked much bigger than 6ft3 but I think that was because the guy he was playing Pat Tate was 6ft8 in real life
Editor Rob: in the same interview he said he was 16 stone and down to about 15 stone at the time 2001.

Nearer 17-18 stone today I'd say.
Rory said on 6/Sep/17
More likely to measure under 6'3 than over though I'd say. I've seen him with lots of 6ft range guys and he doesn't ever seem substantially taller than them. 189-190cm for me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Sep/17
He's prone to gain weight but he did look quite lean in Cliffhanger, not a hulking concrete mass like in Rise of The Foot Soldier. He looked much bigger than 6ft3 but I think that was because the guy he was playing Pat Tate was 6ft8 in real life
Editor Rob: in the same interview he said he was 16 stone and down to about 15 stone at the time 2001.
Anonymous said on 6/Sep/17
I remember him from his days in Eastenders i recognized him from the cliffhanger film.There are not many tall men in Eastenders.
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Sep/17
What a terrific addition* Craig is! I've actually looked for him before, seeing as he is appearing in so many commendable films now and frequently inviting himself into my cosy evening's next, via my TV!
I would have expected at least 6ft3 for Craig - at LEAST, if not 6ft4! Ever since he was in EastEnders, the first thing you noticed about him was his very tall height! I don't know where he gets the idea from that he's a fat ba****d! Ha ha ha! I've never seen him as even remotely chubby! How much does he eat at 6ft3 to be able to lay down surplus pounds? No, I think he's joking about himself, which is always rather an attractive trait! 👍
I'd have guessed nearer 6ft4 than 6ft3, so I'm settling for 6ft3.5!
Hmmmm... I find it difficult to believe that my buddies ***** and ***** are a full inch taller than him! 😠 😡

* My autocorrect tried to alter 'addition' to 'addiction', which isn't a bad thing to be accused of being on your first night up on celebheights!
James B said on 6/Sep/17
14 stone is far from sickly thin for a 6ft3 man. As he ever seen James Stewart?

I think he probably lost weight too fast to get down to 14 which is why he looked ill
Alex said on 6/Sep/17
For the majority of the time on EE, he looked 6'3+ but if you look at pictures with him and Martin Kemp, they always look within an inch of each other
Arch Stanton said on 6/Sep/17
It's funny how he looks a lot like Mark Wright facially yet looks about 50 times as hard!
Arch Stanton said on 6/Sep/17
Big guy yeah, he always looked this, 17 or 18 stone I'd guess generally, 14 stone isn't light by most guy's standards!

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