How tall was John Gregson

John Gregson's Height

5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)

British actor, best remembered for roles in films such as Genevieve, The Battle of River Plate, Angels One Five, Three Cases of Murder, The Lavender Hill Mob, The Titfield Thunderbolt, Whisky Galore and Fright. On TV he appeared in Gideon's Way. His agency in the 1950's described him as being 6 feet tall.

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Average Guess (2 Votes)
5ft 10.88in (180cm)
Arch Stanton said on 22/Apr/20
@Rob, seeing a heeled Shelley Winters next to him in To Dorothy a Son I find it highly unlikely he was ever over 5 ft 10 barefoot. She was in heels which would have given 3 inches range, and only about 2 inches shorter than him stood side by side. If he was a real 5'10.5 he would have been 5'11.5 ish in shoes and should have looked about 4 inches taller. He looked 5 ft 9 range with her if she was just 5 ft 4. I thought she could often pull off looking taller than 5'4 flat. He did look about 3 inches taller than Kenneth More though..
Greg99 said on 17/May/18
There are plenty of pics around from the 1950's of Gregson in off-camera relaxed settings, including with Diana Dors. He didn't have great posture, but I agree with Rob, he's over 5'10 and would be extremely surprised if he wasn't pushing 5'11" or a bit more.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Dec/14
Incidentally Andre Morell was also in Three Cases of Murder!
Arch Stanton said on 21/Dec/14
Rob can you squeeze in Three Cases of Murder here? Orson Welles is in it but doesn't get much screen time. I'd be interested to see how they looked but I think Orson only appears in the court scenes at the end so didn't appear together.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Dec/14
Thanks! Did you check out any clips or anything? I think he looked roughly 3 inches and a bit taller than More and he wasn't that terribly taller in the kitchen scenes in Genevieve with Dinah Sheridan Click Here who I think was 5'6" range (she;s not even standing straight there and wasn't in too big a heel). I think 5 ft 11 is the most I could buy. 6 ft is definitely ambitious!! But hell if the agency had More at 5 ft 10 Gregson could have been over 6'1!!
[Editor Rob: yes I had a look and 5ft 10 range seemed more likely than 6ft. I would like to find a cheap copy of The Frightened City to see what he looked like with Connery.]

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