How tall was George Baker

George Baker's Height

6ft 3 (190.5 cm)

English actor, best remembered for playing Inspector Wexford in The Ruth Rendell Mysteries. In film he popped up in The Spy Who Loved Me, Goodbye Mr. Chips and For Queen and Country. In the 1970's he was listing himself at a comfortable 6 feet 2 ½ inches tall.

How tall is George Baker
George @ Oldie Magazine's 'Oldie Of The Year Awards', 2007
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I hope he is not going to be taller than me. I was 6ft 4in when I was 14 and 6ft 2in when I was 12 . . . that doesn't help at all.
-- Daily Mirror, 1992 (Sep 24)
Asked how tall he was, he replied:
"Well I've shrunk half-an-inch. I used to be 6ft, 4½in. Now I'm 6ft. 4in. It's all that stooping, playing love scenes with tiny leading ladies."
-- Daily Mail, 22 Sep 1973
The doctor is certainly pleased with me, though not with my weight. Mother was 5ft 11in, Father 5ft 9in or 10in and I'm 6ft 4in and 15 stone which is too heavy.
-- Evening Standard, 21st December, 1992

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Average Guess (17 Votes)
6ft 2.79in (190cm)
Gerald S said on 16/Mar/23
Rob, could you please add Baker to the Bond actors tag?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Mar/22
Wow Rob, what made you give him the full 6ft3?

He does look right in For Queen and Country next to Fairbrass (not quite a full 6ft3 the more I look)....good call reversing them
Editor Rob
Just seeing more of him, I think looking again it seems reasonable to believe he measured around there.
Rory said on 21/Feb/22
Don't know if I would have gone all the way to 6ft3 for him. I think probably 6ft2.75 would be a good shout, the 6ft2.5 he claims could have validity if at his low or not stood fully for a measurement.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Aug/20
Edged out a very young Craig Fairbrass in For Queen and Country
Rory said on 6/Aug/20
Solid 6ft2.5 guy. I saw a drama from the 70s where he could look nearly 4 inches taller than Michael Gambon. 6ft2.5 might well have been his low and 6ft3.5 range out of bed.
Lulu said on 25/Oct/17
He was Tiberius in "I, Claudius". Absolutely the best.
Anonymous said on 24/Oct/17
He always told me he was 6'4
Anonymous said on 21/Oct/17
He must of had the tall gene from one of his parents.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Oct/17
I think you could potentially tweak this to 190cm with Moore at 186cm.
Mr. V said on 21/Oct/17
I always thought he was a solid 6'3". I remember him edging 6'2" Gary Raymond in a 50's swashbuckler and he also appeared taller than Tom Baker in a Doctor Who serial. If George was 6'2.5, then I guess Tom was closer to 6'2" than 6'3" at peak (which I think is likely).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Oct/17
movieguy, yeah The Spy Who Loved Me
movieguy said on 20/Oct/17
I seem to recall him being quoted as 6'4''. Didn't he do a Bond film or two.
Rory said on 20/Oct/17
Surprised he's this low he seemed a big 6ft3-4 type guy whenever I saw him. Then again in this scene Moore at 186 and Baker at 189 looks correct..

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Oct/17
Looking at him next to Roger Moore I would have guessed 6ft3 but this sounds like it came directly from him...
Editor Rob
he might have been 6ft 2.5 at the very lowest as he could pull off looking near 6ft 3 in the 60's and 70's.

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