How tall is Paul Whitehouse

Paul Whitehouse's Height

5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

English actor and comedian, best known for starring in TV series The Fast Show. In his Spotlight casting page, he was listed as "5 feet 9 inches".

How tall is Paul Whitehouse
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Average Guess (17 Votes)
5ft 8.01in (172.8cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 17/May/23
πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽ‰ Happy Mirthday Paul! πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸˆ

While I was arsing around and playing some of Paul’s Fast Show videos and bloopers, I came across the fact that it’s Paul’s Birthday today. Happy Birthday to you, Paul!

Sandy Cowell said on 28/Dec/22
I’ve been playing Paul’s β€˜All Around My Arse’ over Christmas and also the original, called β€˜All Around My Hat’ from whence it came. This was originally done by the folk rock band Steeleye Span. I played β€˜Gaudete’ on the way back from the shops the other day, a Christmas song by Steeleye Span, and the lyrics being in Latin.

5ft8. Next to Caroline Aherne, Paul looks rather tall!
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Oct/22
While still thinking of those Morris dancers on β€˜Lovejoy’ just now, Paul and the Fast Show team CERTAINLY saw the funny side of this style of dancing. They had a sketch wherein the regulars were dancing away and whenever they clicked their batons, they shouted out ARSE!

One of our teachers went Morris dancing and we all found it incredibly amusing!

The ever-so-funny Paul gets 5ft8. πŸ˜ΉπŸ“ΊπŸ˜‚
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Nov/21
I'm used to little kittens doing that, Rob, but Livielia is a 12-year-old cat, and she still climbs Christmas trees too! πŸŽ„πŸˆπŸ˜•
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Nov/21
While I was out in the front garden feeding my foxes, my cat Livielia kicked the πŸ’© out of my toilet roll. She untidily piled the stray bits on top of a Fast Show DVD, which I was watching on Sunday afternoon - very funny, in both cases!

Paul gets 5ft8. πŸ˜„πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ΉπŸš½
Editor Rob
That does sound a bit like a comedy sketch!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/May/21
I just dropped my clear nail varnish onto the floor and shouted, "ARSE!"

It really does make you feel better and, if you haven't done so already, you should try it sometime.

Still, it could have been worse. The lid could have been undone. 😲


Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Jan/21
I was at it again the other night, getting carried away with old 'Fast Show' sketches on my phone! It was 3.30 in the morning and didn't want to risk falling asleep again in case I overslept, as I was visiting my Dad in the morning, who also loves that show, as well as 'South Park'. When I came to visit for a few months back in 2005, I was loaded with funny videos and these were far and away his favourite.

I compared Paul with the late and very talented Caroline Aherne, who at 5ft2 looked really rather wee in comparison to Paul. It wouldn't surprise me if he was a strong 5ft8 or possibly even 5ft8.25 - in the evening. Having seen his performance again recently in an ensemble of Ghost Stories, called just that, which were filmed in 2017, I can confidently report back that Paul's posture is still fine and he won't have lost much height.

5ft8. πŸ€£πŸ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Dec/20
I was planning to check out the height of Terry Nutkins just now but I found myself watching a couple of Fast Show sketches instead! Both featured Charlie Higson's popular coughing character, Bob Fleming, and Paul starred as Clive Tucker, the fellow who can't stop saying 'Arse'. I counted 19 instances of the word!

5ft8. πŸ˜†πŸ‘Œ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Oct/20
I noticed the delightfully funny Paul Whitehouse's name pop up at the beginning of Tim Burton's 'Corpse Bride' yesterday.

I thought, "Paul has so many voices and can effect any accent. I wonder if I'll be able to suss out which part he speaks?"

I could! He was using one of his funniest voices, interspersed with a comical little giggle after every few words. Marvellous stuff!

Paul gets 5ft8. πŸ˜†πŸ‘Œ
Paul Wood said on 7/Jul/20
He's 62 now, might be a quarter of an inch or so under 5ft 8in these days.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Jun/20
Ha ha, Rob! Doesn't he look young there?

That's made me want to stick 'The Fast Show' on to check out the likelihood of this 5ft9 possibility.
Editor Rob
I don't think I would give him the 5ft 9, I couldn't see him looking that tall in the Fast Show.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jun/20
There was a young student just now on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' called Ben Whitehead so, of course, I thought of Paul Whitehouse, who I absolutely adore! Consequently, I wanted the gentle-natured, unassuming youngster to do particularly well and he did, winning a huge Β£125,000! πŸ‘

I saw Paul's ghost story and you don't get to see him with Martin Freeman, who stars in a separate yarn, but it's a taut, scary little tale and well worth checking out; it's not often that you get to see this clever, quick-witted comedian in something that isn't funny, after all!

Paul looked the same height as he did in The Fast Show - Five Foot Eight.


@ Rob - Do you think, when you get a spare moment, πŸ™„πŸ™Š that you could add Paul to the Comedians' section? Thanks!
Editor Rob
This page could with a little addition or two, I included a link to his spotlight page, he had 5ft 9 down back in the early 90's!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Mar/20
Last night my dinner consisted of a large portion of chick peas sprinkled with cheese. It tasted bloody awful! ☹️

You could say that I had cheesy peas!

Paul gets 5ft8. πŸ˜„πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Sep/19
Bonno estente! Farliah farliah farliah lay, Chris Waddle! *

Paul is no less than 5ft8. I was watching some 'Fast Show' yesterday and Paul is appreciably taller than John Thomson.

* The nonsense talk comes from a series of sketches in which various languages are incorporated and a few odd names and rude words. Let me tell you, it's very funny!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Mar/19
⭐️ "I'm a fully experienced rambling hiker!"

Paul can have his usual 5ft8 and an owall! πŸ¦‰
Sandy Cowell said on 28/Dec/18
I am absolutely over the moon to be able to tell you all that the delightful Paul Whitehouse is a star in a DVD I found yesterday in Sainsbury's!

As Johnny Depp himself said "He's the best actor ever - better even than Brando...", I'd so love to see the serious side to Paul's acting, because I feel confident that it's going to be highly impressive. I mean, just LOOK at the people Johnny has starred with - Al Pacino, Michael Madsen, Angelina Jolie -so he should know, and he's a marvel in the acting department himself. (Donnie Brasco is one of my favourite films.)

So I am about to see 'Ghost Stories', as it's called, and it was made in 2017. Martin Freeman is also starring with Paul, so that's going be enormously helpful in telling how well Paul has faired over the years. Let's see... he will have been around 58 last year. If his shrinkage rate is as efficiently slow as his quick-wittedness is, eh, FAST, it shouldn't be much!
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Dec/18
Next to the 5ft3 Caroline Aherne, Paul looks positively tall!

How about adding him to the Comedians' page, Rob? He's one of the funniest guys EVER - I absolutely love him!


Monkey knees said on 9/Sep/18
A close pal with my ex father in law (Chelsea fans) who was/is 5ft8 too. As a 5ft 11.5in chap, who tends to wear Nike trainers, I looked huge compared to them. 5ft8 dead on.
Sandy Cowell said on 26/Jun/18
I bet Paul is great company - a real laugh-a-minute guy!

Today he gets 5ft8 from me.
Sandy Cowell said on 16/Apr/18
I'd like to see Paul making a comeback of one kind or another! He can turn his talents to anything!

How about starring in the next Johnny Depp movie, Paul? That would be fantastic!

5ft8 this morning.
Sandy Cowell said on 26/Apr/17
@ Nik - Ditto! πŸ‘
Nik said on 20/Apr/17
@Sandy Cowell

Sandy Cowell said on 20/Apr/17
@ Nik - Thanks! The same to you! πŸ‘
Nik said on 17/Apr/17
@Sandy Cowell


Sandy Cowell said on 16/Apr/17
@ Nik - You're welcome! πŸ‘πŸ˜
Nik said on 16/Apr/17
@Sandy Cowell

Cheers for that. I was looking for something more complicated than what it was! Thanks for telling me about this fascinating fact!
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Apr/17
@ Nik - Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse's 'chum', used to be the partner of popstar Lily Allen's Mum when Lily was growing up, so he was her, and her actor brother Alfie's, stepfather and he helped to bring them up!

@ Mark - It's true, isn't it? When you're a kid, everyone seems ultra tall! Then when you've grown up, you find out otherwise!
Nik said on 15/Apr/17
@Sandy Cowell

You can get some really good items from charity and at a low price! I love to buy from charity shops because I know the money is going to a good cause. It sounds like you've filled your boots a bit at charity shops!

I do not get this fascinating fact, please explain it to me.

Sandy Cowell said on 15/Apr/17
I think that the girl in the picture is one of his daughters!
Mark said on 14/Apr/17
Ahh British comedy legend! Still got all the old Fast Shows on VHS!!

Regarding height though, i always assumed he was a 5'10ish sorta guy? But then watching the Fast Show as a 10 year old, everyone seemed 6ft!
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Apr/17
@ Nik - Yes, I bought all my 'Fast Shows' in charity shops as well! πŸ‘
Another thing Paul was in is 'Harry Enfield and Chums', and I picked some of them up as well.
And now it's time for another

*Fascinating Fact!*
Harry Enfield was with Lily Allen's Mum at the time of hers and her brother's upbringing. That makes him their stepdad!
(I don't know if they're still together though).
Nik said on 14/Apr/17
@Sandy Cowell

Yes it is good that he has got a page, I certainly think that it was a good request from you. I too have found that you can get some very good stuff from charity shops!
Yesterday I sent in a page request for actress and comedian Katy Brand, you will see this request soon, I am curious to find out what her height is.
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Apr/17
@ Nik - Yes! Isn't it great? This man has afforded everyone so much laughter over the years that I can't help but love the guy! Oh, and does anyone remember his funny little sitcom 'Happiness'? I found a copy in a charity shop and it is 18 rated, but then it is rather rude! Bob Geldof appears in one of the episodes, swearing his head off!
Paul gets 5ft8 from me and a great big WELCOME to celebheights!
Thanks very much Rob! Excellent! πŸ‘
Nik said on 13/Apr/17
@Sandy Cowell

Look who's got a page!

5ft 8 seems accurate to me.

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