David Neilson's Height
5ft 9 (175.3 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 10 (177.8 cm)
English actor, best known for playing Roy Cropper on TV soap Coronation Street.
In a 1979 Spotlight casting directory, he listed his height as being "5 feet 11½"
David in Young at Heart
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Average Guess (6 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.13in (178.1cm)
Current: 5ft 9.04in (175.4cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Nov/19
Poor old Roy has just found that he has a half brother, but he
is dying. How tragic. 😿
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Nov/19
Ha ha ha! Roy Cropper was having a game of Internet Scrabble! Great idea - at least it keeps the old brain cells busy....😁👌
5ft10 peak and 5ft9 now. I don't think his posture is as bad as is sometimes suggested. You have to lean over to play Internet games when your laptop is positioned at the café counter!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Jun/19
Listening to David Neilson's Roy in 'Coronation Street' can be an education in itself!
I never knew that a white feather symbolised cowardice in the Second World War; I'd never even thought about it really, but it would have made more sense that it could have been construed as a peace offering, as Kathy thought! ☮️🕊️🏳️
5ft10 peak and an inch less today.
Sandy Cowell said on 31/Jan/19
The advice this guy just handed out to 'Coronation Street' character Tyrone made me think of a James Blunt song. This had me checking out his songs, but still I couldn't find it. Yet I found a great many other songs which contain lyrics which could be applicable to the part David plays. I'll start with 'You're a Star', and I sincerely hope that Tyrone takes the advice as regards his Mum's situation, David having just lost his Mum.
5ft10.25 peak. 5ft9.25 now. If he believed in himself, I'm sure he'd stand taller.
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Sep/18
Poor Roy nearly came a Cropper after a bee sting in one of yesterday's showings. It just goes to show how many people can be allergic to bee stings without knowing it.
I liked the way he thanked the guy who saved him. He would have been a sad loss to the programme.
5ft10 peak, 5ft9 now.
Nik said on 12/Jul/18
@ Sandy Cowell - Ansolutely! They are the two most important pieces of height information!
Sandy Cowell said on 10/Jul/18
@ Nik - It's always a bonus to know both the current and peak heights of a person! 😄👍
Nik said on 8/Jul/18
@ Sandy Cowell - Most definitely! He is a great actor in a great soap and now we know his current and peak height!
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Jul/18
@ Nik - Yes, fantastic to see him here, isn't it? 😉
Nik said on 3/Jul/18
@ Sandy Cowell - Look who's here! Having seen his current height and his peak height I have to say that David is above average for his age group! Welcome aboard David Neilson!
said on 3/Jul/18
Thank you Rob - very, very much indeed! David has been such a regular on our TV's, dating right back to the 1970's, that he SO deserves a page of his own. You've given him what seems to be a spot-on estimate, which I have great pleasure in agreeing with. 5ft9 is fine for him, but I will go for 5ft10.5 for his peak.
To think - he was in an episode of the series 'Survivors', which I watched with my Mum and brother back in the Seventies. It was very exciting, but I'm afraid I don't remember him as a young fellow, which is a shame. I did once see him playing a police officer and he looked quite tall to be absolutely honest. Also, he was as different from his character of Roy Cropper as you can imagine!
One final word: I wonder, does David remember all those fascinating facts that Roy comes out with? I'd like to think that he does! Some of them are utterly amazing!
Always a chance he added just an inch to his claim in the 70's and 80's, 5ft 10.5 and 11.5 in shoes isn't impossible.
CD said on 3/Jul/18
This guy stands out as having poor posture, a good inch of height loss by nearly 70 seems likely. This listing is exactly what I thought for him too!