How tall is Ian Lavender

Ian Lavender's Height

5ft 11 (180.3 cm)

English actor best remembered for playing Pike on TV series Dad's Army and Derek on Eastenders. Earlier in his career he listed himself 5ft 11 and then in 1998 listed himself as "Height 5 feet 10 inches" in his Spotlight casting profile.

How tall is Ian Lavender
5ft 8 Rob and Ian (age 68) @ London Film Con (Winter, 2014)
(1946 - 2024)

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Average Guess (12 Votes)
5ft 11.23in (180.9cm)
Nik Ashton said on 3/May/23
5’10” and no less!
Nile Song said on 1/May/23
I feel like he had to have recognized you here haha
Editor Rob
There are some actors who have recognised me...I mention one of them in a future video on Youtube in fact!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Aug/21
😚 Oh no - I've already covered the song! It looks as though I'm beginning to fall into the category for winner of 'Memory Loss due to Old Age' awards.

I deserve some incontinence pants for my next birthday, and nothing besides! 🎁

Shame on me! 😝πŸ₯‡πŸ“œπŸ˜‚πŸ€£
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 4/Aug/21
A young Ian is appearing in a rather jolly compilation of old clips advertising vintage comedy programmes, and you can hear the 'stupid boy' - as Captain Mainwaring, played by the late Arthur Lowe, 5ft4, used to describe him - singing 'Whistle While You Work'.

I can remember how it went in its entirety, having watched it in the late 60s, eating peanuts, as it was our supermarket shopping day, and I had peanuts every week as my treat.

So this was the song:

🎢 "Whistle while you work
Hitler is a twerp
He's half barmy
So's his army
Whistle while you work." 🎢

Hardly the most taxing of lyrics to recall, there's no denying THAT! πŸ˜… Ian literally towered over most of the elderly cast members, and some of us called him 'The Youngster', while others referred to Private Pike as 'The Tall One'.

Peak: 5ft11.25; today: 5ft10.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/May/21
I don't know when the above photo was taken, but Ian's 75 now and, certainly in this picture, his posture is excellent.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/May/21
Next to all the old men on Dad's Army, Ian looked positively tall!

There was a question on The Chase the other day which went as follows: which Dad's Army character was referred to by Arthur Lowe as "You stupid boy"?

The answer was Mr Lavender, and he did have a tendency to act a little on the stupid side, but I enjoyed his recital of....

"Whistle while you work,
Hitler is a twerp,
He's half barmy,
So's his Army,
Whistle while you work."

We used to sing that in the school playground, taught to us by our Dads!

Peak - 5ft11.25;
Today - 5ft10.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Oct/20
Looks 179-180cm in the photo
VitoCheng said on 27/Apr/20
current:look like a 5'10".5~5'10"75(if he did n’t stand on his feet in this photo)
saltyfish177cm said on 26/Sep/19
Big Rob, what can Zack Morris (who plays Keegan in eastenders) look next to Ian in this clip?

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Editor Rob
At most 5ft 7, which is on his agency.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Jun/19
When Ian took part in a Celebrity quiz and came first or second, he came out with, "Not such a stupid boy now, am I Captain Mainwearing?" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

He always looked very tall in 'Dad's Army', but that's because the Home Guards consisted mainly of very old men!

5ft11 peak; 5ft10 now.
Myself said on 10/Dec/17
That's a really nice photo.
Bobby said on 7/Oct/17
I'm seeing more than just 2 inches here.
Editor Rob
I'm standing worse than him, about 170-1cm there, but anyway he is 5ft 10 as he claims.
World Citizen said on 5/Jun/17
Looks like a flat 5'10
Sandy Cowell said on 11/Nov/16
Ian Lavender has finally grown up! The beard suits him!
Though he was much taller than the other actors in 'Dad's Army', he was practically the only young star there, and the others were old and rotund, so I think 5ft11 sounds fine for his peak height.
John said on 2/Apr/15
Loved DA as a kid! On there he could look 6', but this listing is good.
miko said on 1/Apr/15
Great posture considering his age.
Editor Rob
the handshake technique worked here because I feel he'd have looked an inch smaller standing normally...
Arch Stanton said on 30/Mar/15
I doubt even Stallone would pose like this. He seems like he KNOWS he's going to be put up on a height website! He looks like he's trying to force you down and boost himself!

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