How tall was Gordon Jackson

Gordon Jackson's Height

5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

Scottish actor best remembered for roles in films like The Great Escape, Whisky Galore!, The Icpress File, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Quatermass Experiment. On TV he appeared in Upstairs, Downstairs and The Professionals.

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Average Guess (7 Votes)
5ft 8.21in (173.3cm)
Rory said on 19/Dec/19
He was taller than 5ft8. There's an episode of The Professionals where he's walking along with James Faulkner who Rob has met and lists at 5ft11.5 peak, and I couldn't see any more than 3 inches between them. In fact I'd say it more like 2.5 inch difference. I'd give him 5ft8.5 minimum.
Greg99 said on 10/May/19
Jackson was no less than 5'9" - needs an upgrade Rob. He was taller than Martin Shaw, who's listed here at 5'8.5", and looked to be about an inch shorter than an old 5'11" Bernard Archard.
Editor Rob
In season 3 they were closer in height than season 1 (bigger heels), but I would never have guessed Jackson looked taller than Shaw in that show.
Rory said on 24/Mar/19
Still feel 5ft8 is too low for him, in the professionals he only looked 2-3 inches shorter than James Faulkner and never more than 2 inches shorter than Lewis Collins when well into his fifties.
Rory said on 26/Feb/16
Rob, what made you go for 5'8,i thought he was 5'9 ? If he was 5'8 then M.Shaw was 5'7.5 and Lewis Collins 5'9, which i struggle to believe.
Editor Rob
I thought in films he could look around 5ft 8 range, I was never convinced he was 5ft 9 range

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