How tall was Dudley Moore

Dudley Moore's Height

5ft 2.5in (158.8 cm)

British comedic actor best remembered for starring in movies like Arthur, 10, Santa Claus: The Movie, Bedazzled and The Hound of the Baskervilles. In The Boston Globe (Jul 9, 1981) he said, "I suspect I'm actually five-two and a half because that's what's on my passport. When you're around that height, you get a bit miserly about the odd half inch."
Being small - I'm 5 feet 2 frac12; - is quite useful in this sort of role [10]. For some reason, when you move fast, it looks funny.

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Average Guess (3 Votes)
5ft 3.33in (160.9cm)
Arch Stanton said on 31/Jan/15
Well, he does look small even when sitting at a table, but what I mean is when you just see the face in the film 10 he had the smoothness of a tall handsome guy rather than a borderline midget!
Arch Stanton said on 29/Jan/15
Rob do you have a photo to add? Santa Claus: The Movie, Bedazzled and The Hound of the Baskervilles also worth mentioning.

I guess he was lucky for such a tiny fella that he had the face, demeanor and confidence of a tall, suave guy. He was really quite smooth wasn't he, not surprised he had a lot of women despite his lack of height! When sitting at a table you'd expect him to be like 6'2.5 rather than 5'2.5!
Arch Stanton said on 12/Apr/13
My grandparents used to live next to this guy in London in the 1930s or 40s I think when he was a kid. They said he was always a little imp as a kid too!
Opusqe said on 13/Nov/11
@fuzzblaster: Nobody is better than the Beatles, Queen, or David Bowie. I admit, Dudley Moore is amazing, and he was a comic genius when with Peter Cook. They were brilliant together - may they both rest in peace.
me said on 30/Dec/10
@fuzzblaster

the size of hands are not relative to a person's height. I've seen small guys with large hands and tall guys with small hands. You pretty much need very big hands to play the modern day piano well.
Amy said on 14/Jun/07
He was 5ft 2 1/2 he wore 3 inch heels though. He was exactly a foot smaller than his partner, peter cook.
Parker said on 9/Apr/06
I've just finished reading Dudley's authorised autobiography and in it he is listed at 5'2 1/2 - in fact in interviews I've seen I've never heard him claim anything taller than 5'2. He seems to be the one celebrity who never lied about his height, yet in his book it is clear it was something that bothered him all his life, despite his success with the ladies.
CelebHeights Editor said on 11/Feb/06
In 1986 described himself: "My almost eccentric five foot two"
Parker said on 29/Dec/05
Hi Rob - Have you seen this site - some of the heights are way off - They have Dudley Moore at 5'5. I don't think he would have been able to hit that in Tom Cruise's shoes.
http://albinoblacksheep.com/flash/tall.php
leonari said on 13/Jul/05
PERFECT JOB ROB!!I think you pinched him down exactly. He ain't taller than that...but he was amazing in Arthur in these type of movies!!!!
TJ said on 13/Jul/05
Taking into account the hair, Dudley looks 5'3.5 in that pic, with shoes. Those shoes are screaming out 'cuban heel' to me. I think 5'2.5 is generous.

[Editor Rob: yeah, these pics were obviously released to 'convince' people he was taller than 5ft 2 ;) Since his posture isn't military stance I give him this...]
Parker said on 12/Jul/05
Rob - If you go to www.Corbis.com and search on Dudley Moore a couple of the images show him next to a giant ruler. Even allowing for shoes, it looks as though he could be more than 5'2 - Have a look and let me know what you think. I'm not technical enough to know how to post a direct link!

[Editor Rob: here is the Picture of Dudley with ruler. We can't see his heels but yes Dudley could have actually been a 5ft 3 guy...but the studio didn't put him barefoot and didn't show the heels ;) I would give him 5ft 2.5 though!]

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