How tall was Ian Richardson

Ian Richardson's Height

5ft 9 (175.3 cm)

Scottish Actor best remembered for roles in Dark City, Gormenghast and TV series Strange. Ian Mckellen once commented upon his stature saying "A few inches short of six feet, he always wore lifts hidden within his shoes on stage." In The Guardian (21st Oct 1970) he mentioned "I'm five foot nine. I'm ten stone"

How tall is Ian Richardson
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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 9.69in (177cm)
anomalous said on 24/Aug/20
i think 5ft 9.25 give him an upgrade
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Dec/18
If Ian McKellen says Ian Richardson wore lifts, then I believe him! I can't see any bitchy huffy-puffiness involved in anything Mr McKellen comes out with, as he's a true gent!

5ft9 for Mr Richardson.
G-MANN said on 13/Jan/07
In the House of Cards series he looked about 5'10" or maybe even 5'11". He was about the same height as Diane Fletcher (who played his wife) and she looks like a tall woman, but was a lot shorter than Nick Brimble (easily 6'4") who played the head bodyguard

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