How tall is Kenneth Cranham

Kenneth Cranham's Height

5ft 6 (167.6 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 7 (170.2 cm)
British actor best known for roles in films such as Hellraiser 2, Layer Cake, Hot Fuzz and tv show Rome. I met him at a Memorabilia event in 2007 and then at a Glasgow Collectormania in 2013, I think he has lost a bit of height. On his agency resume he was listed as 5ft 8, and in the past used to have himself as Height 5 feet 9 inches.

How tall is Kenneth Cranham
5ft 8 Rob and Kenneth @ Memorabilia Spring, 2007

How tall is Kenneth Cranham
5ft 8 Rob and Kenneth @ Collectormania Glasgow, 2013

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Average Guess (18 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 7.08in (170.4cm)
Current: 5ft 5.71in (166.9cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 16/Sep/23
I’ve only recently found out that Kenneth Cranham had a bit part in ‘Oliver!’, working in the funeral parlour with Leonard Rossiter, who’s as comical as ever. Kenneth’s character, however, is a nasty piece of work, insulting Oliver’s mother to his face, and the boy retaliates, and quite rightly so. 👍🏼

It is then that Oliver escapes, making his way to London, which is miles away. He ends up climbing aboard a van and hiding among a container full of cabbages! 🥬👦🥬

Kenneth gets 5ft8 and 5ft7 for today’s height. 😉
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Jan/23
Kenneth had a staggering head of thick golden hair as a younger man, and I’ll eat my hat if that didn’t add to his perceived height. 🎩🍴

I still find it difficult to believe that his peak was only 5ft7 or thereabouts.

5ft7.25 peak and 5ft6 now.
Sandy C said on 29/Jul/22
Soapbox or not, Kenneth still towers over many of the female tourists in the Inspector Morse episode, ‘The Wolvercote Tongue’!

Peak: 5ft7.25 and today: 5ft6.
ChristianPerkins said on 17/Mar/22
Must've still been at his peak in 2007 because he looked around 5'7". Looked more 5'6" in 2013 though.
Editor Rob
The older photo looks quite small on this page. Wow it's 15 years old too, I will update this page with a bigger version of it now.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Dec/21
Kenneth Cranham is always easy to recognize and I was just flitting through the channels to find that he's guest starring in a Doc Martin Christmas Special!

There are quite a few guests, including Ian McNeice.

Kenneth gets 5ft7 for his peak and an inch less today. 🎄👨‍⚕️
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Oct/21
When I saw Kenneth at the pictures, it never crossed my mind that Kenneth could be on the short side; neither did I think so when I saw him in 'Inspector Morse', but no way was he EVER 5ft9!

5ft7.25 peak, by which I mean YOUNG and 5ft5.75 today.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Jul/21
It goes to show that you don't need to be mega tall to play menacing roles; check Kenneth out in the second 'Hellraiser' movie! 😵

I saw the Morsie episode 'The Wolvercote Tongue' only yesterday....

Peaky peak - 5ft7; Now - 5ft6.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Aug/20
Kenneth starred in the 'Inspector Morse' episode which went out on Christmas Day, 1987. Called 'The Wolvercote Tongue', Kenneth stars as a gruff-mannered fellow involved in the touring business, giving the historical banter to some American tourists, and frequently getting corrected!

I did think just now, "Blimey! He's much taller than I remember..."

Even though many of the tourists are elderly, it wouldn't account for THAT much height. Then I realized he was standing on a Soap Box!

5ft7.25 peak; 5ft5.75 now.

dio21 said on 28/Oct/19
Rob, how big his head was?
Editor Rob
I doubt less than 9.5 inch range
Mel said on 6/Nov/18
Solid 5’6
Sandy Cowell said on 23/Jul/18
Kenneth looks noticeably below average in 'Hellbound', the second 'Hellraiser' film, which I have just started watching after not having seen it for quite some years. I first saw it at the pictures when it came out and the special effects are still superior by today's standards. Those days, back in 1988, they were something else!

I know he has a nasty, sadistic part in this and becomes a cenobite!

I can't see him being much taller than 5ft7 peak height and right now I reckon he is 5ft5.75.
Editor Rob
He had a scene in that film I believe walking with William Hope who is over 5ft 9 and seemed a couple of inches smaller.
EdD2_171.4cm said on 2/Jun/17
I recognize this actor from Valkyrie (Fieldmarshal Keitel) and most recently from The White Princess (Bishop Morton). I actually thought he was a 170cm guy, but I appreciate the pics because he is clearly 168cm (or below) now.
World Citizen said on 29/May/17
Spot on listing.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridi said on 11/Mar/17
Rob did you know this guy was Oliver when I watched Oliver I never knew this guy would be on celebheights I didn't recognise him at first when I saw in the first picture of you he looks unrecognisedable from when I saw him on Oliver he was only in his 20s back then I didn't realise it was the same guy have you seen Oliver.
Editor Rob
yes he looked a lot younger back then!
same said on 26/Oct/16
poor guy, he lost a crucial inch
Dmax said on 27/Nov/15
Rob do you think it is possible he was 5'8 as his peak during that time his agency had him as and shrunk to 5'7 when you measured him at 2007?
Editor Rob
it's hard to say, there is always a chance 5ft 7.5 at peak
east meets west said on 13/Apr/15
He has definitely lost height by now (2015)! I met him recently and he was barely taller than me in my flat shoes, and I am just 5'4". My husband wasn't even convinced Kenneth Cranham was actually taller than me at all, but I reckon he was by about 1-2 inches.
J.Lee said on 19/Sep/14
rob he looks only an inch shorter
Editor Rob
today he looks around 5ft 6 in person and in the new photo that's what he looks to me.
By comparison, I'm on 2 inch block beside Jenny about 10am in this photo below (so closer in height barefoot and this is one with jenny having a thicker hairstyle): Click Here.
cd said on 16/Dec/13
Thanks for the peak listing Rob. But do you think there's a chance he could stretch out an extra half inch (5'6.5) when being measured?
Editor Rob
not sure, but not impossible
Mike T said on 2/Dec/13
I'd say that this is an accurate listing. That's definitely a 2-inch difference
cd said on 13/Nov/13
In the recent pic (assuming the right pic is the 2013 one), he looks more 5'6, so he's probably around 5'6.5 now given probable slouching. In the other pic he does look 5'7. Peak height listing needed?
Editor Rob
he looked around 5ft 6 this year to me
Editor Rob said on 25/Aug/13
Here is a recent photo, he's 6 years older than the other one I got in 2007.
Shaun said on 25/Aug/12
Crikey this guy has a passing resemblance to that guy from the Allman Brothers when viewed from a distance.
Mark said on 3/Aug/12
Soooooooooo........this is the guy that killed Pinhead!
Joe257 said on 16/Sep/11
His head is so big it makes him look taller somehow. Rob, don't you think his head is too big for his height? Maybe you should do a section on body proportions/wide frames and how they affect how we view heights.
Editor Rob
that's what the height challenge page might be useful for, to see different heights/face dimensions etc and see if it does effect guesses on average that much.
FC 1908 said on 30/Jan/11
Forza INTER!
M.o.r.g said on 28/Nov/08
Dr channard?

Editor Rob
that's him
Anonymous said on 3/Mar/08
he looks 5'7.25-5'7.5
Anonymous said on 24/Apr/07
Hellraiser 2 was an incredibly strange film. Looks a short stocky man so height seems about right. Showing my age but he was great in Shine on Harvey Moon.
glenn said on 18/Apr/07
ahhh.the doctor.i was trying to figure him out.great pic.had no idea he was this height.

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