How tall is Sarah Lancashire

Sarah Lancashire's Height

5ft 7 (170.2 cm)

British actress known for roles in Coronation Street and Last Tango in Halifax. In a 1990's article in New Woman it described her as "a slender 5ft 7in tall" and this is the height she had in her Spotlight Page for years.

How tall is Sarah Lancashire
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Average Guess (12 Votes)
5ft 7.19in (170.7cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Jan/23
πŸ₯‡ From me, with love, for her part in Happy Valley.

The end of series 2 was particularly upsetting.
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Jan/23
This is the opening scene to episode 1, Series 1 of Happy Valley, in which Catherine finds herself trying to talk a teenage boy out of committing an act of arson:

β€œI’m Catherine, by the way. I’m 47, I’m divorced, live with my
sister, who’s a recovering heroin addict.

I have 2 grown up children, 1 dead and 1 I don’t speak to, and a grandson.”

After an introduction like that, surely the boy is going to realise that other people have it rough as well?

Sarah, or Catherine the Great in this production, looks a strong 5ft7. πŸ˜„
Sandy Cowell said on 25/Dec/22
I saw it again on plus one, and Sarah didn’t shout the rude word at all; she whispered it!

Little did she know what a terribly desperate incident would follow. The guy, a Police officer who had been blackmailed by his evil wife, she having drugged him and taken compromising pictures of him, threatening to ruin him, snapped and killed her. He couldn’t live with himself and jumped to his death. Catherine cried.
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Dec/22
In tonight’s Happy Valley, Sarah’s Catherine was chasing a criminal and when he chose to run down a railway track, she shouted…..
β€œBoπŸ‘’πŸ‘’ocks!” on the top of her voice! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Dec/22
There was a massive disturbance in tonight’s Happy Valley outside a public house involving a bloke called Neil, played by one Con O’Neill, who had even been pilfering food from people’s plates! It was so funny that I’d have turned it back time and time again if I’d been watching this on DVD. He didn’t exactly hold back in the language department either!
Catherine had to arrest him! πŸ˜‹πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ Her height came in handy with this tricky drunken geezer, who was probably around 5ft9.5/10.
Sandy Cowell said on 10/Dec/22
Sarah is returning for a third series of Happy Valley and it starts on New Year’s Day. Perhaps that’s why the Drama channel has been showing the first two - to remind us just how good it was!

5ft7 for the funny, charming actress.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jan/22
That was an eventful Classic Coronation Street to see in the new century! 🀭

Poor old Mike Baldwin is cheated on by his far younger partner - WITH HIS SON 😝, Leanne is attacked as the Rovers pub is broken into 😣 and the only pleasing bit is the return of the lovely Raquel, right at the very end.

Now I didn't remember that!

5ft7 for this English rose. πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸŒΉ
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Dec/21
I read yesterday that there's going to be a third series of Sarah's award-winning crime drama, 'Happy Valley', come the new year.

I'm absolutely staggered - and can't wait to see it!

Five foot seven.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/May/21
I'm so pleased to see that 'Happy Velley' is beginning a re-run on the Drama channel. If you haven't seen it, and wish to witness some first class acting, then I thoroughly recommend this series. It has EVERYTHING, and turned me into a Sarah Lancashire fan.

5ft7. πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸ’β€οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜’
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Sep/20
Oh dear, this is quite sad. Curly Watts has cottoned onto the fact that Raquel doesn't fancy him and brings up that he knows she was crying in the toilets on her wedding day to him! He might be around 6ft, and have a beautiful wife, but doesn't this just show that height isn't everything. Furthermore, Curly's about as humourous as getting your toenails pulled off!

Sarah gets 5ft7.25 πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸ’
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/May/20
Oh no! Leo asked her again - and she said yes this time. 😣
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/May/20
Poor Raquel (played by Sarah) just got propositioned by a conceited moron called Leo. He thinks he's the King of Coronation Street 🦁, in the same way that Lion β™Œ is the King of the Jungle, and he didn't take it very well. Tough luck Leo! 😝

Sarah gets 5ft7. πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸ’
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Feb/20
Raquel just drank a toast to Curly Watts, saying, "Here's to Mr Pooper Scooper!" πŸ’©πŸ₯„πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Curly retorted, "It's Super Scooper!"

Funny that, Raquel, 'cos that's what I was always thinking when I heard his new job description!

Sarah gets 5ft7.25. In high, teetering heels, she's nearly Curly's height, and he looks around the 6ft mark.

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Nik Ashton said on 29/Sep/19
πŸ—£ β€œ5 7”!
Nik said on 14/Apr/19
It's interesting that Rob and five other voters have faith in her claims!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Apr/19
Ha ha ha! Bet was arguing with husband Alec Gilroy in a recent episode that Sarah's character Raquel wasn't an appropriate barmaid, moaning about her being brainless, which we know to be anything but true in real life. She came out with, "Has she learnt anything since she was first able to walk?"

Alec replied, "When you walk like that, you don't need to!" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I truly believe that being the fairly tall 5ft7 contributes to her eye-catching walk. I mean, why do models have to be so tall? It's because their strutting around turns heads!

Maybe that's why I feel so much more confident walking in high-heeled shoes and the higher they are, the more positive I feel. There's no way I should ever, ever criticise a guy for wearing built-up shoes - but I know I have!!! 😏
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Mar/19
Ha ha ha! Phyllis just gave a Β£5 loan to the gorgeous Raquel and received a kiss on the cheek from her. She didn't complain about THAT! In fact, she came over all coy! πŸ˜πŸ‘ΈπŸ˜˜

Shortly after Sarah started in 'Coronation Street', I read an article about her being anything but bimbo-like! She's certainly proved herself as a serious actress after she left C Street. 'Happy Valley' was one of the best serialised thrillers I've ever seen. There have been plenty more as well which my mother saw and even she loved Sarah; Mum was extremely fastidious about the actors and actresses she raved about, I can tell you! πŸ˜‰
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Mar/19
Phyllis's rough description of Raquel:

"Someone who drapes herself in a nightdress the size of a pocket handkerchief!" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

Then she added of Des Barnes, "If he carries on like this, he'll be old before he's 30!" πŸ˜πŸ–•

Well, I like her! ✌️

πŸ‘ "Raquel and Des are flatmates - so far!

Sarah gets 5ft7.
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Dec/18
I've been waiting long and eagerly to see Sarah make her debut in 'Classic Coronation Street', and now, with it being the start of 1991, she has! She is as slim as a reed and working in that awful 'Bettabuy' supermarket, with the title of 'Miss Bettabuy'! Would I like to have some fun defacing their 'Bettabuy' signs!

Sarah is definitely the tallest of the girls working there and she would no way pass for even a fraction below the 5ft7 mark. That's exactly what she gets from me this evening. Five seven for this gorgeous and intelligent actress.
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Nov/17
I am over the moon to hear about Sarah's much-deserved decoration, which she received from the smashing Prince William, according to my boyfriend, who is equally delighted!
Congratulations Sarah!
anon said on 21/Dec/16
Thought she would be at least 5ft8 looking at her in Last Tango In Halifax with her frame etc maybe it can make her appear taller than she is plus she is wearing high heels so It can be tougher to gauge I guess.
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Oct/16
I thought she might have been a little taller, perhaps 5ft8.5. This woman is my favourite actress to have carved herself a career since leaving 'Coronation Street'. Her performance in 'Happy Valley' was just so outstanding; I laughed with her, cried with her and felt her pain. She is such a treasure and should be knighted for her contribution to TV drama! Sarah, I love you!
Robby D. said on 17/Mar/16
She has also been described as 5' 8" and 172 cm. She looks nearer 5' 8" to me.

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