How tall was Geoffrey Hughes

Geoffrey Hughes Height

5ft 10 (177.8 cm)

English Actor best remembered for playing Onslow in TV series Keeping Up Appearances, Vernon Scripps in Heartbeat and Twiggy in The Royle Family. In the Spotlight casting directory, he used to have his height listed as 6 feet.

How tall is Geoffrey Hughes
5ft 8 Rob and Geoffrey (age 65) @ Collectormania 2009
(1944 - 2012)

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Average Guess (21 Votes)
5ft 9.48in (176.5cm)
stiggles said on 30/Jan/23
5ft 8
Stuart Schelly said on 7/Sep/22
I met him when I worked in a music shop in 2008. He was a solid 5"10. Lovely bloke, Great sense of humour and very down to earth. RIP
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Apr/22
Geoff is starring in Carry On At Your Convenience, which Iโ€™m enjoying mightily!

Well, thereโ€™s a surprise; I saw him this morning on an old Coronation Street so maybe today is his dayโ€ฆ..๐Ÿคจ

I must add that in neither incident did he look small.

5ft10. ๐Ÿšฝ๐Ÿ˜‚
toddd0461 said on 4/Jan/22
He doesn't look 5'10 in the picture there, but maybe he has bad posture.
Editor Rob
By the time I saw Geoffrey he was around 5ft 9 up close, but likely lost near an inch by then.
rafael proulx said on 23/Feb/21
Looked 5โ€™9 in that pic but 5โ€™10 peak is good
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/May/20
Geoff was always so lazy and funny in 'Coronation Street', 'Heartbeat' and 'Keeping Up Appearances'; those parts simply BELONGED to him! Fancy being called 'Twiggy' in 'The Royle Family'! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Œ

Geoff starred with The Beatles in their film 'Yellow Submarine', and had a part in the very funny 'Carry On At Your Convenience'. ๐Ÿšฝ

He appeared in serious and comedy alike, but he was best suited to the more amusing genre of films and TV shows.
It's hard to believe he hasn't been with us now for nearly 8 years, his prostate cancer eventually returning and claiming his life at the age of 68.

I can understand that some people might have taken him for shorter because he was on the bulky side, but there were enough actors and actresses I knew the heights of starring with him to prevent me from thinking he was shorter.

5ft10 peak. ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Nov/19
Just before I turned over to the Soaps, I heard Geoff's very distinct voice on an episode of 'Heartbeat'!

5ft10 for this late, great star. ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ
Paul Wood said on 23/Jan/19
I always thought he was a bit shorter than this, around 5ft 8in. I think he was even listed as 5ft 8in in some places but then many internet listings are notoriously inaccurate!
Richard Yarwood said on 10/Jan/19
I saw him in the foyer at the Oldham coluseum a few years ago. I'm 5'10 and he was at least my height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Sep/17
5ft9 range when you met him so 5ft10 peak is reasonable
Sandy Cowell said on 26/May/17
Geoffrey looks a little smaller in the above picture, I'd say 5ft9 at most, but in 'Coronation Street', he was without doubt, a convincing, strong 5ft10!
I think comedy roles suited him best! He was always a lazy, greedy, hilarious slob-type on 'Keeping Up Appearances', which my Mum used to love, but thinking about it in some effortless depth, he played exactly the same in 'Coronation Street'!
I shall cast a vote for Geoff's all-time-high, as he is no longer with us: 5ft10!
RIP Geoff!
World Citizen said on 24/May/17
He looks 5 ft 8.5 to 5 ft 8.75 in comparison with you.
Ned Schneebly said on 13/Jan/17
Rob, what a pleasure for you to meet Geoffrey. A national treasure is what he was. I was upset to read of his early death.
I can go with the 5'10" for Geoffrey.
Aza said on 7/Oct/16
Great actor. Peak height as listed.
Griselda said on 2/May/16
I love his role in Kepping Up Appearances. One of my favorites British shows.
kye said on 17/Feb/15
174-175cm max
beefcake said on 20/Jan/14
in 1 episode he is refered to as 6'2"
avi said on 14/Aug/13
5'9 is what he is.
Elijah said on 14/May/13
If he looked 176 then why is he listed 178?
Editor Rob
he passed away and at the time I met him I believe he had lost a couple of cm in height...
Ice said on 30/Nov/12
Standing up straight 175 cm
josh b said on 29/Jul/12
Rip, great actor in Keeping Up Appearances :)
avi said on 7/Feb/12
5'8.5 best
ChiasmataX said on 22/Nov/11
Looks shorter than you in this picture but fat people never stand straight so I will buy the 174-176cm range.
DeEs 5-11 and 3/4 said on 19/Mar/11
ummm i guess he was never the 5'11 he claimed?
rafa said on 7/Mar/11
hahaha nice one shredder!!!

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