How tall is Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry's Height

6ft 3 (190.5 cm)

English Comedian and Actor from Chef and True Identity. I emailed Lenny and he replied: "I'm 6' 3".

How tall is Lenny Henry
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In the 70's I had absolutely everything...I had the platforms - I was six foot three in my stockinged feet. In my platforms I was eight foot tall and with an afro nine foot. I would go to the discotheques and the only thing I would bloody snog was the mirror ball. It was pathetic.

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Average Guess (14 Votes)
6ft 2.75in (189.9cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Oct/22
That’s amazing! I’m watching Lenny appearing in a clip with Paul Weller’s Style Council. He’s ENORMOUS, and has a beautiful singing voice!

Rory said on 21/Mar/22
Yh I think height loss today is probable for Lenny. I'd be surprised if he measured above 6ft2.5 in 2022,hes looking a bit more haggard now than he was 5-10 yrs back.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Feb/22
Rob, surely he's a bit under this today?
Editor Rob
Maybe Lenny has succumbed to 1cm height loss.
Alan mctavish said on 19/Oct/21
I would say lenny was 6'3" at peak height. But now he must be 6'2" or 6'1"05 hes in his 60s now. At that age and height guys at 6ft and over lose an inch or two at least. And mostly before you are 58 year old.
Nik Ashton said on 20/Apr/20
Honesty is his middle name!
MichaelN said on 29/Sep/19
I’ve stood besides Lenny Henry at a bar. He is unquestionably 6 3. I’m 6 1 and he was as good a 6 3 as I’ve ever known.
Nik Ashton said on 7/Sep/19
It’s great that Lenny replied to Rob saying, “I'm 6' 3"! 🤪!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/May/19
I never knew Lenny was quite as tall as this!

6ft2.75. 😁
Joe Joe said on 9/Feb/18
Rob I think he's dipped under this now he's older. Looked a few cm shorter than ideas on comic relef
Don't know what to claim(5'11 said on 27/Mar/17
Only a 2" difference next to 5'11.5" barefoot Jonathan Ross I'm afraid.

No way this guy is 6'3 barefoot.
bazza said on 27/Mar/17
@ Rampage - i fully agree. Watching the Comic relief you could see a clear 2 inch or more difference between Henry and Ross and we all know Jonathan wears decent footwear. People trying to pass Ross of as under 6 feet is also laughable. I am 6' 2" and you can just tell Lenny is a solid 6' 3" guy.

lenny Henry is 6' 3" maybe a tiny fraction under but nothing less.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Mar/17
Lol 6ft1¾...he's at worst 6ft2½ today
Don't know what to claim(5'11") said on 25/Mar/17
6'1.75" barefoot next to 5'11.5" barefoot Jonathan ross.
bazza said on 25/Mar/17
looks every bit 6' 3 next 6'1 Jonathan Ross on Comic Relief last night.

I think you have him bang on.
Andy said on 3/Mar/17
I saw him on telly once talking about his first appearance on telly, said somethingime "... and here was this six-foot-five black kid..." I guess either he shrank dramatically or he's occasionally full of shigooglee :)
Aza said on 20/Dec/16
The brother is 6' dig?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Apr/16
Looked a solid 6ft3 guy in the 80's, sometimes even 6ft3½
joe joe said on 18/Mar/16
Rob did you catch sports relife? He looked a lot shorter Idris elba. He looked about the same hight as David haye. Check it out
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Oct/14
He could dip under this now at 56
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Dec/13
He was obviously joking about Hugh Laurie.
But, I'd love to see the comparison. I'm sure they're close
Tom said on 21/Dec/13
Angela, I didn't say that 6'2'' was short; I said that Lenny told me he was 6'2''. I'm 6'1'' myself and he did look about an inch taller than me.
Angela said on 13/Dec/13
@Tom....unless you're 6ft4 or taller 6ft2 is NOT short.
Tom said on 7/Oct/13
I spoke to Lenny about three weeks ago after watching him in the play Fences. I said to him ''Your not as tall as I expected you to be'' he replied ''yeah, I know. I'm 6'2'' and he did look around that height.
Lorne said on 22/Sep/13
Lol "Hugh's tiny, he sleeps in a matchbox". WTF?
Editor Rob
it was hugh laurie he is talking about...
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 30/Aug/13
ROB, take note of the claim in that article and lower the rating. Or at least put it at 6'2.5 = the mediation of his two claims.
Editor Rob
when I asked him in an email I had mentioned about him being various heights and looking taller than hugh, him saying 6ft 3 I think is accurate
Mr.V said on 31/Jul/13
He said " I'm 6'2" " in this article:

Click Here
James said on 25/Dec/12
Rob I bet he'd measure taller than Ainsley harriot
Editor Rob
I think ainsley's posture over the years has got a bit poorer
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/12
Claims both 6"2 and 6"3. Probably
somewhere between those two.
189cm(6"2.5), Rob?
Editor Rob
I think he's got a better shout at 6ft 3 than many so called 6ft 3 actors!
Big Show said on 28/Mar/11
On the tv-show Chef! he mentioned his height as 6ft2 and I believe his weight as 13 stones (182 lbs).
James said on 29/Jan/11
Rob seriously is 6'2.5 a possiblity for Lenny Henry? He looked around the same height as larry lamb on the Magicians TV show on BBC one tonight?

Rob have you got bbc one on your tv or catch up on demand? because you might want to check out the show to see what i am talking about.

Editor Rob
I asked him in 2005.

the long version of his answer was "I'm 6'3". Hugh is teeny-tiny. lives in a matchbox" or words to that effect.

I'd asked him his height and hugh laurie's aswell...
James said on 27/Jun/09
He looks 6'2.5
Ejel Khan said on 25/Jun/09
Lenny's 50 now, and has lost height. He's a max 6'2" now.
Anonymous said on 30/Apr/09
Really he can look 6ft4. I'd say 6ft3 is accurate though.
Jonny said on 23/Apr/09
Saw him in the play Othello. He looks huge compared to the rest of the cast. Then I saw them all come to a restuarant after the performance. Turns out the cast were all on the short side, under 5'6''. And Lenny wasnt as huge as he looked on stage. Im 5'10 and he didn't really tower over me or others. I'd say no more than 6ft2. Max 6ft2.5
Hugh 190cm said on 10/Apr/09
On Chef he looks in the 6ft3/6ft4 range.
-_-_-(Hugh)-_-_-/ said on 19/Feb/09
I'd say 6ft3.5-6ft4 peak.
Anonymous said on 15/Feb/09
I'm 6'1 on a good day, spoke to him in brighton recall him being about an inch and a half taller than myself. 6'2.5 exactly.
MHouillon said on 14/Feb/09
A colleague (D.) of mine swears he is 188cm (6'2). But I see him at 190cm (6'2.75). He's keeps claiming of being 188cm. I measured another colleague (M.) of being 188cm (a REAL 6'2). We he stood beside D., M. was at least 2cm or maybe an inch shorter. So D. really is taller than he claims.

Lenny is definitely 6'4 or more.
Hugh said on 12/Oct/08
He can give the illusion of being 6ft4.
thekiddd said on 17/Jun/08
Can't be over 6'3" if he said 6'3" Hugh.
Hugh said on 28/Mar/08
Just under 6ft4 and about 18 stone at least.
Andy said on 13/Nov/07
Lenny was visiting my college just yesterday, and I didn't realise that he would be at that height. Thought he would be up to 6 foot. It was nice for him to visit us, though.
Sam said on 17/Jul/07
A strong 6'3. He's a big guy afterall. He may have touched 6'4 years ago. I think you guys throw on another half inch.
Alec said on 6/Feb/07
I met him just last Sunday. And he was HUGE! 6'3 seems about right, but he could be pushing 6'4 potentially. He's definately much bigger than my dad, who is 6'2.
Anonymous said on 30/Sep/06
Right on the money I reckon. He's gone very bulky of late and looks huge. No longer a gangling young man.
TheMan said on 26/Sep/06
Yeah he's about 6,3 at the least 16 and half stone id say though.
Xhavier said on 27/May/06
Yes I also think it was funny that he said 6 foot 2 on the chef dvd. I actually just watched the eposide a couple of days ago.
Elio said on 19/May/06
With regards to that 'Chef' quote .... he definately aint just 15 stones either!
manicbrit said on 16/May/06
Met him- 6ft 3" is right.
Tubbs said on 8/Jan/06
In that movie True Identity, he stands for an Id parade, he did indeed look 6'3, but what got me about that scene was he was the shortest guy there!
AJ1983 said on 7/Jan/06
I'm just watching Chef! on DVD. Great show. He says in one scene: "I'm 34 years old, 6 foot 2, weigh 15 stone..."

The writer may have underestimated if he is indeed 6 foot 3, but you'd think Lenny would alter it accordingly. I don't think he's 6 foot 4 but 6 foot 2 does seem a tad under what he looks. I believe 6 foot 3. :)

Editor Rob
I asked him the honest truth...he wouldn't lie would he ;) One of those guys who looks 6ft 3-4

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