How tall was Maxwell Reed

Maxwell Reed's Height

6ft 3 ½ (191.8 cm)

Irish actor best remembered for roles in films such as Sea Devils, The Notorious Landlady, The Brothers, Daughter of Darkness and Picture Mommy Dead. In a 1948 publication it mentioned "A new star is MAXWELL REED who played the leading role of Fergus Macrae in the Sydney Box production of The Brothers. He is six feet three inches tall."
He wore lifts so he wasn't as tall as he looked on screen. - Joan Collins

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Average Guess (4 Votes)
6ft 2.56in (189.4cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/17
Rob, wouldn't 6ft4 in lifts imply he was under 6ft3?

I think he could give a 6ft5 impression in movies. Watch Daughter Of Darkness...he's far and away the tallest person there.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jan/17
I thought he could give a 6ft5 impression at times! That scene in Daughter of Darkness at the funfair he's head and shoulders above everyone...and scary as hell
Editor Rob
well, since he has been known to wear lifts, I think at times he probably would look 6ft 4 range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Nov/16
6ft3-3½ range is the absolute lowest I'd argue for him. I noticed that he had super long legs and a shortish torso so might've appeared even taller than he really was. He reminded me of Sacha Baron Cohen in some movies Similar height and frame and also dark and brooding
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/16
Rob, do you think the full 6ft4 is likely?
Editor Rob
if he wore lifts as Joan Collins says, then he may well have looked that height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/16
Rob, does 6ft3 flat look closer in this photo w/h Rock Hudson?

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Editor Rob
if you moved the camera back there might look a little more difference, but 6ft 3-3.5 is arguable for him if Rock was 6ft 5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Apr/16
My girlfriend is 6ft, Arch
Arch Stanton said on 1/Apr/16
Why would you wear lifts then if you're 6 ft 4 in your barefeet? People who wear lifts are people who worry about not looking tall enough, a problem you certainly should never have at 6'4 barefoot unless you work for an NBA or volleyball team!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Mar/16
No worries at all, Arch.....
Andrea said on 29/Mar/16
Sure thing, Rampage :)
Arch Stanton said on 28/Mar/16
Yeah I'm dead certain most 6 ft 4 250 pound guys are worrying about not being big enough. ;-)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Mar/16
I'm 6ft4 and I've worn them in certain situations.
Andrea said on 25/Mar/16
Sure, RobV, sure... I can't believe a guy like the 6'3.5 challenger would wear lifts to appear taller than he is because if you look at him next to Rob he already looks quite towering! Same thing with 6'2-6'3... We're talking about Hollywood, not the NBA! A lot of people would even say you're too tall to be an actor... Actors who are genuinely 6'2-6'3 already can look very tall in movies, i don't see why they need to be even taller than that! Ofc, you're not 6'2.5 but probably 4 inches shorter than that ;)
Maybe you shared your stadiometer with Big G? That would explain why he mentioned 5'10 too in the past :)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Mar/16
No 6ft3-4 range is fair because he could look 6ft5 range in those boots. This guy had other issues far greater than height like his lack of real acting talent...his voice was so monotonous, it's actually quite funny to see him try to be intense
RobV said on 24/Mar/16
There really is nothing 'absurd' about someone who is tall wearing added height, it's just another way of improving your appearance - loads of tall guys add to their height because height is quite a thing and many men like being either the tallest around or at least not towered by others. I am 6'2.5" and I wear them! It is indeed the case that if you are a bit taller than average it's easier to add height and not as detectable - it also appears counter-intuitive to others that you would add height. But the response you get fully justifies it! If people generally think you look better taller, then it is the opposite of absurd.
Editor Rob
maybe this is also why some actors you would never think of - since they are already tall - are the least suspected of ever wearing a pair of lifts.
Jug said on 23/Mar/16
Sometimes taller men are more likely to wear lifts than shorter men, because they can get to look really tall, whereas shorter men still never look that tall anyway.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 21/Mar/16
If he was wearing lifts he would probably be shorter than this.
Andrea said on 21/Mar/16
Rob, i have no idea who this guy is but why a 6'3.5 guy should wear lifts? It seems absurd, unless his costars were NBA players, of course! :)
Editor Rob
it was Joan who claimed it...I can believe it though, some men even when very tall, still wish to look even taller. A much rare occurrence though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Mar/16
Thanks Rob...I'm sure you took some to think before adding him as he wasn't well-known when he was alive. Yeah I think this mark is spot on. Strong 6ft3/weak 6ft4 is what I pegged him at. He was a very tall guy who wanted to be taller and he did look similar to Rock Hudson in Sea Devils because of those swashbuckling boots. He wore those in public at times!

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