How tall is Hugh Quarshie

Hugh Quarshie's Height

5ft 9 (175.3 cm)

British actor best known for roles in films Star Wars 1: The Phantom Menace (Captain Panaka), Nightbreed, Highlander and playing Ric Griffin in TV series Casualty. In the Spotlight Directory, he had himself listed as "5 feet 10 inches"

How tall is Hugh Quarshie
5ft 8 Rob and Hugh (age 54) @ London Film & Comic Con, 2009

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Average Guess (33 Votes)
5ft 8.7in (174.5cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Feb/23
I saw Hugh in β€˜Nightbreed’ the other night. One moment, I thought he looked taller than David Cronenberg and then sometimes, David looked taller.

David was DEFINITELY at his peak back then.

I’m going with 5ft9. The average is unfair.
Moneymaker! said on 30/Aug/22
I can't even tell whose taller. 1 inch isn't much I guess
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 5/Aug/21
I hsd no idea Hugh was in 'Star Wars' until I came here. Then I forgot, and now I have just found out anew!


Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Mar/21
This picture is not making the most of Hugh's height at all and it has impaired his average. Remember, people, Rob's nearly 5ft9 when he gets up!

His film 'Nightbreed' has a distinctly average-heighted cast, and Craig Sheffer, at 5ft11, stands out as 'the tall one', if there has to be someone selected out of each movie.

I've paused the first scene with Hugh in it. His shoulders are looking a teeny bit lower than David Cronenberg's, who will have doubtless been at his peak height then, but DC does have a long head, and his hair is bouncier than Hugh's.

I'd say 5ft9 for Hugh, but I do find the average vote credible given the evidence, though a little unfair.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Jan/21
I saw Hugh in Clive Barker's 'Nightbreed' on Saturday night, playing a policeman. What an original array of creeps appear in this - very Clive Barker! - none more freaky than the one played by film director David Cronenberg. Had I seen this as a youngster, I'd have been in for a sleepless night! 😱

Hugh didn't look below 5ft9. In anything, he looked a little over it. I disagree with the average. I think the above photo was taken when Rob's well in excess of 5ft8 - by a good half-inch or more.

5ft9. πŸ˜πŸ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Dec/20
.....and me! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Œ

Hugh can have 5ft9.

I shall have some protein-packed peanuts!

Nik Ashton said on 8/Dec/20
He would edge Rob out!
Vincent Caleb said on 7/Dec/20
6'4 and a half leperchaun said on 1/May/20
He's a little shorter than you Rob, so he's not 5'9''. Doesn't even reach 5'8''.

You might wanna put on your glasses dude, he is obviously taller than Rob. Maybe not the full 5’9”, but not shorter than Rob, that is silly.
Yang (5 footer 8, 173, Aries) said on 23/May/20
5ft 8 half...
6'4 and a half leperchaun said on 1/May/20
He's a little shorter than you Rob, so he's not 5'9''. Doesn't even reach 5'8''.
Matt6'5" said on 28/Nov/19
Wow, I remember him from Highlander. He ages really well. I remember him near 6'4" Liam Neeson in The Phantom Menace...I would've said 5'8" and change, but 5'9" works.
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Nov/18
This guy doesn't half star in some excellent films! Funnily enough, I have never been into 'Holby City', but with Hugh starring in it, that's a darn good reason to start watching it!

This great actor gets 5ft9 from me this Wintery, Christmassy morn!

Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 29/Sep/18
Average Guess is right, about 174.5 for him. Looks 1.5cm taller than Rob.
Sandy Cowell said on 28/Jul/18
In the photograph with Rob, there doesn't seem more than half-an-inch difference, but that might be because it's Rob's 5ft8.5 time of day!

I just tried to compare Hugh with David Cronenburg, only to find that the great director/actor isn't listed - yet! I have decided to go for 5ft8.75 for Hugh.
Sandy Cowell said on 28/Jul/18
He is at this moment on our TV's as 'The Phantom Menace' is on, but I don't really dig 'Star Wars', so I am going to have a good look at him while re-watching 'Nightbreed', as I didn't finish it last night!

I'll be back later with my thoughts on his height.
James B 170.8cm said on 25/Feb/18
How much would you say he weighed rob?
Editor Rob
He might be near 190 pounds.
James B 170.8cm said on 22/Feb/18
Rob hes a very powerful built guy isnt he?
Editor Rob
He's certainly not a skinny guy in person.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/17
Guys over 6ft are notorious upgraders
brad said on 31/Oct/17
i measured him , he got 175.7 Cm
Bobby said on 11/Oct/17
Rob looks like he's edging this guy out but barely.
Editor Rob
I am sure Hugh claims 5ft 10.

But it's very common to add an inch or 2 when under 6ft, Far less rare for an actor over 6ft to add height, although you still see it. Matthew Kelly is the prime example of someone who is 6ft 5 and was claiming 6ft 6...
Cameron said on 22/Aug/17
Looks more 174cm range in the above pic. He is pointing his head down though. Based on shoulder height he's probably taller than Rob.
World Citizen said on 23/May/17
He looks 5 ft 8.25 or 8.5 here.
Danimal said on 26/Sep/16
Ralph Macchio has at least the same amount of height over you Hugh does, yet you have Ralph at 5'8.5" and Hugh at 5'9"?
Editor Rob
I think peak 5ft 9 for Hugh, but he could be today no more than 174cm.
musket said on 25/Apr/16
Not very tall.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Apr/16
Ironically, he's just 6 days older than Denzel...
Complacent said on 22/Jan/16
Lol it looks like ur selling him a bag
Rick said on 23/Oct/15
I can't see more than a cm difference in this picture taking posture into account. I used to think he was closer to 5'7 as I always remember him getting towered by the extras in Holby.
Key said on 29/Jul/15
Looks 5'8.5 to me.
cd said on 8/Dec/14
Looks a good 5ft 8 3/4 with Rob in 2009 so 5ft 9 is a good guess for his peak. Maybe now 5 years later he doesn't measure over 174cm.
Dmeyer said on 26/May/14
He looks Like Like a 5'8.75 denzel
Powerhouse said on 27/Feb/14
Rob, you might want to add Highlander to his credits... he looked about 1 inch shorter then Christopher Lambert.
cd said on 27/Jan/14
Rob would you be surprised if he was a fraction shy of 5ft 9? And he could have lost a half-inch at near 60 so maybe 5ft 9 peak?
Editor Rob
he could have lost a fraction
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Dec/13
He just edges Rob and hes slouching so around 5ft8.5-5ft8.75 in this pic.
Solid 5ft9, possibly the original 176cm.
Bakura said on 27/Nov/13
Rob, are you absolutely sure you saw a legit 5'9 in this guy? He's looking the same height as you, and though his tilted head's knocking off a small amount I can't see him being much taller straightened out. Did he have loose posture or a footwear disadvantage?
Editor Rob
no noticeable difference in footwear, but I saw him again last year and thought, he can look 174-5 range, so 5ft 9 is ok for him.
James Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 27/Oct/13
Rob is it possible for this guy too be downgraded he looks about your height he doesn't look 5ft 9in he looks less than 5ft 9in i would say he is more 5ft 8in than 5ft 9in.
lelman said on 19/May/13
In this photo he looks exactly the same height as you, Rob. Haha.
Clay said on 15/May/13
He looks denzel washington's father =)
Elijah said on 27/Jan/13
Did Quarshie get bumped down to 175 from 176? I recall it saying 176 a week ago.
Editor Rob
a few months ago I saw him again and he looked no more than 5ft 9
Dmeyer said on 24/Nov/11
Rob you realy are 5'8-8.25 since 5'8 is 172.7 5'8.25 is 173.3 you are 173-3.1cm like if a Guy at lowest is 180.7cm hΓ© is 5'11.25
ChiasmataX said on 24/Nov/11
Don't look at their eye-levels in this one instead look at their ear level. It's an accurate listing, he's a 176cm guy.
Physics Enemy said on 12/Nov/11
Downward head tilt is throwing this pic off a bit. He should 'look' a little taller. 5' 8.75", 0.5" more than Rob.
mcfan said on 29/Jun/11
The guy is clearly taller than Rob by half-inch. However, I'd say 5'8.75...unless he's got a bent knee - something very deceptive.
Dean 5ft9.25 said on 25/Jun/11
look how low his eyeline is..he probably thinks robs taller than him..Id say 175 weak 5'9 is more fair
Editor Rob
hes tilting eyes down because the photographer and camera is lower, it is natural, if you look straight ahead like I am doing it , looks with a short photographer that you are tilting your eye level up.
HUJJ said on 19/Jun/11
Slouching a bit more than Rob so I think it's spot on
James said on 15/Jun/11
175cm isn't impossible
Dmeyer said on 11/Jun/11
Whi hΓ© does not look taller than you 3 cm is something
Mathew said on 17/May/11
Standing tall, 5'9" flat I'd wager.
James said on 24/Apr/11
he looks no taller than 174cm nodding his head down.
avi said on 17/Mar/11
looks like a shorter version of Morgan Freeman. Only barely an inch here but def. 5'9 straight. but i keep forgetting, Rob, that your over 5'8 by almost a 1/4 of an inch.
LG69 said on 10/Mar/11
He's not standing totally straight, but still is 1/2" taller. With good posture, he's 5'9".
James said on 24/Jan/11
i think maybe 175cm if he is straightend up.

you have to remember though that rob is a solid 5'8 so 176cm is possible cause he is losing posture in the pic.
Brad said on 5/Sep/08
Looking at this Glenn quote, I think he might get bloated once in awhile. He's living in a dream world, I've seen lots of autograph fiends in the western field have photos with him. He was a gigantic star.
glenn said on 14/Jun/07
to anonymous-im the only one that has a photo with him in the autograph and paparrazi sure fans have elvis and jim what?.youll never see them.
Liesl said on 13/Jun/07
Roy Rogers was my relative. I had a chance to meet him in CA when I was younger. He is in heaven now. He was a great man.
Ancient Aztec guy said on 21/May/07
He was a good singer. He almost looks like an old country singer form Nova Scotia by the name of Wilf Carter, about the same height too.
Anonymous said on 11/May/07
Glenn's hardly the only one with a picture with Roy. In his retirement years he spent a lot of time at his museum greeting fans and taking photos. Appearances did diminish towards the end of his life as his health failed but I understand that he truly appreciated the support of those who were fans and made himself quite accessible as a result. Alas, I never had the pleasure of meeting him so I have no picture, but have heard many stories of those who did.

Roy is one of the very few Hollywood actors that virtually nobody has anything bad to say about.

I believe the 5'10" appears accurate. It's hard to tell with cowboy boots sometimes, but his physical build suggests one who is slightly above average height. What I find incredible was his abilty to stay thin and in great shape his entire life. He must have great metabolism.
Glenn said on 9/Dec/06
As for all that I know,Im the only one that has a photo with him.Wolfman Jack (6-3?) is another one I have,nobody has.
Brad said on 9/Dec/06
I kept getting off the 15 in Victorville California for years at his museum hoping catch him. It took 10 years but I caught him. He looked great for his age. He died soon after. They recently flattened the museum. I think it is an office park now. I hit a blizzard there once. The palm trees had 4" of snow on them and it was roaring. Ole Roy looked at my pictures and went "Wow!!!" I gave him the photos til he told me you could make some $ betting people it snowed here and gave them back. He was right!
Paul said on 26/Jan/06
Roy was one of the all time great good guys; both on and off screen. In one of the biography publications of the 40s or 50s (I don't have a copy in front of me) it was noted he was 5'10.5". That seems right for young Roy based on pictures I've seen of him as one of the original Sons of the Pioneers. He was also noticably taller than Gene Autry, who was about 5'8" in his prime.

Long live the King of the Cowboys!

Editor Rob
I can buy the 179cm for this guy...

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