Joe Absolom's Height
5ft 11 ¾ (182.2 cm)
English actor, best known for playing Matthew Rose in BBC soap Eastenders and Al L
arge in Doc Martin.
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Average Guess (12 Votes)
5ft 11.6in (181.9cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Nov/18
Yesterday afternoon I saw Joe in an episode of 'Touching Evil', playing an unsavoury character yet again! He predictably played younger as he didn't look fully grown. The show was from around 1998 and his role was as an easily-influenced schoolboy whose 'friends' gave him acid and encouraged him to do unspeakable acts while under the influence.
I couldn't believe that it was only '12' rated, but maybe it's a good thing to warn youngsters away from cultism, because that was what it amounted to. The subject was definitely not glamorised.
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Nov/18
Last night I saw Joe in an episode of 'Silent Witness' dating way back to 1997 when he was almost definitely 18, his birthday being on the 16th December, hence very late in the year, and easy for me to remember as it's my elder brother's birthday as well!
Joe played a social misfit, but one with a conscience, unlike his friend. They kill an old woman, taking a so-called prank too far. Joe sheds tears when confessing to Sam, played by the 5ft4 Amanda Burton, whereas the other boy mockingly re-enacts the event and is spotted by Sam, who gets into trouble for jumping to conclusions.
I actually think, in fact I'm over 90% sure, that Joe had more growing to do at that age. He could pass for 16 and I feel sure that's the age he played. Although considerably taller than Amanda Burton, there's no way he looked little short of 6ft. I saw him in 'I Spit On Your Grave 2' and remember thinking that he'd really grown tall since his 'EastEnders' days.
So I am judging his height on his later film work and shall go for a quarter-inch below 6ft. I thought it interesting to see him playing that part in 'Silent Witness', and well worth mentioning that this is one guy who grew after he was 18... I believe!
Paul NS (6ft0.5)
said on 9/Feb/18
A 6'1 listing for a 5'11.75 guy isn't that outrageous imo
It's the 5ft 7 listing that was on the web for years that was outrageous. He was that mark on Imdb
for many years until he popped up on here ;)
lee168cm said on 8/Feb/18
Wow IMDB are a joke now claiming he's 6'1" can they never get anything right. That's the site that lists Rob Schneider at five seven and Sarah Michelle Gellar at five four and once had Rob zombie at six foot 4 so this new guess isn't surprising
Paul NS (6ft0.5) said on 23/Dec/17
Not often you see IMDB with the blatant underlistings. Usually a 5ft 11.75 guy on there gets 6ft or 6ft1.
TallWoman said on 28/Nov/17
Last weekend I at a local shop in N Cornwall when Joe Absolem came in. I'm 5'10" (178cms) and he was a fair bit taller than I am.
Slim 6' said on 13/Oct/17
Average user guess is spot on, he's 181.5/5'11.5".
said on 10/Oct/17
Rob, why does Google list this guy at 5'7"? It's obvious looking at him that anything under 5'11" is just absurd
Editor Rob: because they copied listings from other sites, namely imdb which listed him for nearly 10 years at 5ft 7.
The Exorcist said on 7/Oct/17
He's very close to 6ft. I was thinking the same thing as well while watching Doc Martin.
Slim 6' said on 7/Oct/17
Anonymous said on 7/Oct/17
he became famous on eastenders in the late 1990s when he helped steve owen cover up the murder of saskia.
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Oct/17
@ Yes Rob! He was growing in his late teens, to be sure!
The difference between his 'EastEnders' height and the size of him in the second Spit on Grave movie was drastic and noticeable. OK, I was marvelling at how much he'd grown up anyway, but his height was perhaps more stark staring obvious than the average amount grown by a boy during that amount of time!
said on 7/Oct/17
Funny he's listed 5'7" on some sites 😂😂😂 by the way could you update my username to lee168cm please I'm on a new phone thanks
Editor Rob: you'll need to clear your cookies in your phone's browser.
at least now there is a more reasonable height, I think if anybody looked at Doc Martin and seen Ian McNeice listed higher than joe absolom they'd be scratching their heads through to their brains!
said on 7/Oct/17
Joe started life as quite an innocent young dude on EastEnders, but then he turned, got his own back on Martin Kemp's character and was so good at it that the film makers took note and gave him parts in horror films, one of which was 'I Spit on your Grave II', in which he was truly detestable!
He was also in a 90's teen Ouija board film, and I'm sure there have been others!
It was when I saw the 2nd 'I Spit...' movie that I decided that yes, Joe is positively tall, so just under 6ft comes as no surprise whatsoever to me!
He can have 5ft11.75!
Editor Rob: Joe did grow about age 17-19 range, he can look about 5 inches taller than Ian McNiece on Doc Martin I thought.