How tall is William Russell

William Russell's Height

6ft ¼ in (183.5 cm)

English actor, best known for being one of the original cast members of Doctor Who (1963), in which he played the companion Ian Chesterton alongside William Hartnell's portrayal of the First Doctor. This photo was by Giles at a Collectormania.


5ft 8 Rob and William

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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 11.69in (182.1cm)
Paul NS (6ft 0.5) said on 15/Jan/19
@Christian: Rob usually also lists a celebrity at their peak height if they're retired, which I imagine is the case with William.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 11/Jan/19
@Rob

His current height needs to be updated. I know you list only a peak height if a celeb's dead, but he's still alive.
World Citizen said on 19/Dec/18
Looks around 5 ft 11 with you.
Jordan87 said on 17/Dec/18
He is under 6'0 with ROb no Doubt.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 16/Jul/18
William Russell hold pretty well at 90 losing just 1/4. My grandfather older brother was 94 and he drop 3/4 from 6'2 down to 6'1 1/4 now and still holding good posture not much hunches when see him standing.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Mar/18
Rob, if he was 90 in that photo with you (or close) and still roughly 5ft11 maybe it’s possible he was once closer to 6ft1?
Editor Rob
He never seemed closer to 6ft 1 in the 1960's, I think 6ft 0.5 is about the most he looked in that era.
Paul NS (6ft0.5) said on 7/Feb/18
Making it to your 90s and only losing a bit over an inch is quite lucky.
Slim 6' said on 13/Oct/17
Sorry Christian but rampages guess is where I'm rooting for:*******+

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Apr/16
Peak: 6ft0½-6ft0¾
Today: 5ft11¼-5ft11½

He might clear 5ft11 if he stood for a measurement today. Solid tall at peak and you can see where Alfred Enoch inherited his height

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But I do agree he needs a peak and current listing.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 12/Oct/17
He doesn't look more than 5'11" here with you, Rob. You should add a current height for him so people won't get confused when they see the pic.
Editor Rob: well he was weak 5ft 11 range and around six foot peak, which is what he claimed.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Apr/16
Peak: 6ft0½-6ft0¾
Today: 5ft11¼-5ft11½

He might clear 5ft11 if he stood for a measurement today. Solid tall at peak and you can see where Alfred Enoch inherited his height
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Mar/15
"Peak height was 6ft 0½in (184cm)"
"William Russell's height is 5ft 11in (180cm)"
Hypado said on 25/Mar/15
William Russell's height is 6ft 0.5in (184 cm)

when I watched the series Doctor Who, thought he had 185 cm.
TJE said on 26/Jan/15
Why not have a peak and current listing him?
[Editor Rob: he's I guess more retired so better just leaving his 60's height.]
Greg said on 5/Oct/14
Arch Stanton says on 29/Sep/14
Having an attractive exotic Brazilian wife perhaps? (As I presume Alfred's mother is)

According to a brief search, she's a physician. His son, Alfie, is around 6' too. Good genes all round.
Dmeyer said on 1/Oct/14
Solid 5'11 he could stretch to 11.25
Vibram said on 1/Oct/14
4cm loss 184cm > 180cm?
[Editor Rob: I would say around that]
Arch Stanton said on 29/Sep/14
Greg says on 28/Sep/14
This guy's in great nick for 90 (can that be his right age?). Very good posture, and I can easily believe over 6' when younger (he looked tall in The Great Escape and Dr. Who). We need to find out William's secret for staying in such great shape :)

Having an attractive exotic Brazilian wife perhaps? (As I presume Alfred's mother is) He looks about the same age as my uncle who is 78 or 9.
Greg said on 28/Sep/14
This guy's in great nick for 90 (can that be his right age?). Very good posture, and I can easily believe over 6' when younger (he looked tall in The Great Escape and Dr. Who). We need to find out William's secret for staying in such great shape :)
[Editor Rob: yeah at age 89 he still manages to go to conventions, and seemed to be walking about fine.]
mike said on 26/Sep/14
Peak: 6ft 0.5-1
Today: 5ft 10.5-11
Arch Stanton said on 26/Sep/14
He does look like he might scrape 5 ft 11 above if stood his best. At 89 years of age though on average he should have surely lost more than 1.5 inches? He does look in a very good shape for his age though. I'm pretty sure he could have been in 6ft 1 range if 5 '11 at 90.
Pedro said on 26/Sep/14
What do you estimate to be his peak height?
[Editor Rob: well 184cm, today he looked about 5ft 11.]
Arch Stanton said on 26/Sep/14
Rob, this guy is pushing 90, shouldn't you have a peak height and current? Or is 6'0.5" a peak guess and he's actually more 5'10 -5'11 currently but isn't active any more so you added the peak height?
[Editor Rob: since he's not really active I think his peak was around 184, today about 1.5 inches smaller I think.]
Tommo said on 26/Sep/14
Looks like with good posture he could be about 5'11 today.
Judd said on 26/Sep/14
today looks 5'11.5-75" but 6'0.5" peak is believable

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