How tall is Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson's Height

5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 10 (177.8 cm)
Scottish actor, best known for playing Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave and Gaius in Merlin. In the Spotlight Directory, he used to be listed as "5 feet 11 inches" tall.

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Average Guess (19 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.32in (178.6cm)
Current: 5ft 8.38in (173.7cm)
Paul 177 cm said on 24/Apr/23

There are plenty of pics of Richard with Angus Deayton.

Obviously, in the more recent ones there's at least 2 inches difference between them.

But during the 'One Foot In The Grave' years, Angus always looks 0.5-1" taller.

Could Richard have been 5' 9.5" during that time?

He was age 54 to 64 between 1990 and 2000, when it ran - but played an older character.

Also, Angus has many 5' 9" (175 cm) listings online. He looked 5' 9.5" at most with David Tennant.

Perhaps about 5' 10" peak height for Angus, and 5' 9.5" at most for Richard in the 90s is on the money?

Any thoughts?
Sandy Cowell said on 2/Feb/23
⭐️ Just in case you should be interested, Richard’s Brian Thornton was told to ‘bugger off’! So terribly upset, he mentioned it to Morse and Lewis!

Sandy Cowell said on 2/Feb/23
Annette Crosby is a great idea, Lee! I’ve read 5ft3 for her.

Someone’s just insulted Richard Wilson’s Brian in Inspector Morse’s ‘Absolute Conviction’. His face was LOL funny!

5ft10.5 peak and 5ft8.5 today.
Leesheff85 said on 18/Aug/22
I think annette Crosby should have a page she looks 5ft 1 and her daughter Selina Griffith's who played Pauline in Benidorm and started in cuckoo she could be 5ft 6 at the tallest
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Dec/21
Richard is ideal for his part in the Inspector Morse episode 'Absolute Conviction', displaying the same temper he has in 'One Foot In The Grave'!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Nov/21
Great guy and great actor, with a superb sense of humour.

5ft10.5 peak; 5ft8.5 today. 😋
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Feb/21
I'm watching Richard Wilson's 'One Foot In The Grave' wife, Annette Crosby, starring in a horror film/comedy called 'Eat Locals'! I read in the early 90s that she's 5ft3, and yes, she always looked a fair chunk shorter than Richard, but considerably taller than Babs Windsor, who guess starred in an episode of the sitcom.

It looks so funny seeing Annette sitting at a round table with a bunch of heavies, including Tony Curran, and doing her knitting!

Unfortunately, Richard isn't in this, but I remember him in 'Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em' looking a very strong 5ft10-11, so he gets 5ft10.5 for his peak and 5ft8.75 for today's height. 😁
Almost 180cm guy said on 17/Sep/20
At 84, the loss of two inches is probably quite common. Here is a photo of Richard next to Stephen Fry from 1997: Click Here
Rob, if we assume that Fry's peak height was 6ft 4.75, how tall looked Wilson at that time when he was 61?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Jul/19
🎈🍹🎂 Happy Birthday Richard! 🎂🍹🎈

Wishing the joyful, funny Richard Wilson the happiest of Happy Birthdays.

I saw him listing his pet hates in 'Room 101'. It was the funniest one I've ever seen. One of his pet hates was children's 💩, hailing from a job he once had. I doubt he's very fond of the adult variety either! 😂😂😂

5ft11 peak.
5ft9 now.

Nik said on 5/Jul/18
It is clear that Richard Wilson is above average for his age group but I was expecting a higher listing!

His performances throughout his acting career meant he was a must for a page on here!
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Jul/18
@ Arch Stanton - Very funny! 😊😄😃😁😂
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jul/18
I don't believe it!! Honestly I thought of him as tall range for some reason. I don't know why I was thinking 6- 6'2!
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Jul/18
Now this golden oldie is about as funny as they come! I requested him after watching an episode of "Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em" early last year and that is because when he stood next to Michael Crawford, he looked surprisingly tall.

I loved that all three actors, Richard, Michael and Michele Dotrice, otherwise known as Betty Spencer in the comedy, simply couldn't stifle their laughter in the scene. Richard plays the insurance man, who is so used to Frank Spencer's constant outpouring of claims, that he dismisses his new one - of course! All three are hilarious, and watching it over and over again as I have, I reckon that they did numerous takes, but simply gave up, leaving the giggling in! I think it is one of the best moments of the series, and makes for addictive viewing!

And who can forget his wonderful performances in "One Foot in the Grave"? That comedy is about as black as they come, and it's blackness becomes more evident the older I get!

I shall give Richard 5ft11 for his peak height and 5ft8.5 for today's height.

What a delightful surprise to see that Richard Wilson has now got a page!

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