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Old 31-01-2013, 17:45
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I aways thought that Jon pertwee was pretty tall but was he the tallest? I hear Tenant is lanky. Is pat shorter than Sly

wondered if anyone knew
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Old 31-01-2013, 17:58
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IMDB usually gives the heights for the actors listed on there (of course these may not be totally accurate).

According to there Pertwee was 6' 3" while Tennant is 6' 1".
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Old 31-01-2013, 17:59
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Pertwee and Baker are both 194cm, the smallest one is McCoy 168cm
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Old 31-01-2013, 19:26
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Pertwee and Baker are both 194cm, the smallest one is McCoy 168cm
I thought McCoy would be tiny.
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Old 31-01-2013, 21:27
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I thought McCoy would be tiny.
Me too more like 160 than 168. I guess it's all that being photographed next to Tom and David?
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Old 31-01-2013, 21:56
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I always thought the tallest was Tom Baker, who was a little taller than Jon Pertwee.
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Old 31-01-2013, 22:33
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Yes I agree Jon. Baker had that killer combo of physical presence, amazing voice, and variety of facial expressions. Matt Smith is very good but just doesn't compare IMHO.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:26
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Is pat shorter than Sly
No, Patrick Troughton was 5'9" and Sylvester McCoy is 5'6".

Troughton was in fact the forth shortest Doctor, being an inch taller than both William Hartnell and Paul McGann.

Odd, isn't it? Perhaps he was acting short...

Tom Baker and Jon Pertwee were the joint tallest Doctors at 6'4"-ish but Baker has taller hair.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:35
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Maybe Pat had taller companions? Standing next to someone short always makes you look taller and vice versa.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:04
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Maybe Pat had taller companions? Standing next to someone short always makes you look taller and vice versa.
No, they called themselves 'the shortest show on earth' at the time - only Anneke Wills (5'6") is above average height, Michael Craze was surprisingly short (I can't find his height listed anywhere, but he was a bit shorter than Troughton) and Frazer Hines is 5'8". Wendy Padbury is tiny.

This fact was used as an advantage in 'The Ice Warriors' - by casting short to average height actors in the human roles and extremely tall actors in big shoes and tall hats as the Ice Warriors, the director succeeds in making them look truly gigantic as well as ending up with a particularly good cast.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:09
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:16
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How tall is Colin? I always thought he was tallest
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:20
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How tall is Colin? I always thought he was tallest
The sixth Doctor is the sixth shortest at six foot tall.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:38
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The sixth Doctor is the sixth shortest at six foot tall.
I didn't realise he was that short, I thought he was at least 6'4
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:50
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Nah, doesn't work. They haven't made the heights accurate.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:55
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Troughton was in fact the forth shortest Doctor, being an inch taller than both William Hartnell and Paul McGann.
I'm always surprised at how short Paul McGann is in real life, they did a good job hiding that in the TV movie...
Originally Posted by DarthBibble
I didn't realise he was that short, I thought he was at least 6'4
6 foot is short?!
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:12
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I'm always surprised at how short Paul McGann is in real life, they did a good job hiding that in the TV movie...

6 foot is short?!
it's short compared to 6'4

and I agree with the McGann point, when I saw that picture of him with other Doctors I was very surprised.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:00
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This pic gives a good indication of some Doctor tallness:

http://on.fb.me/U7fLWu
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:04
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I can't believe Colin Baker was 6ft!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:28
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I can't believe Colin Baker was 6ft!!
Huh, if that shocks you, prepared to be AMAZED!

Brian Blessed is 5'9".
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:37
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Nah, doesn't work. They haven't made the heights accurate.
Particularly the Dapol ones -their Mel figure (who, you will recall, was played by the disconcertingly tiny Bonnie Langford) was at least a head taller than their Cyberman figure...
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:40
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Yes I agree Jon. Baker had that killer combo of physical presence, amazing voice, and variety of facial expressions. Matt Smith is very good but just doesn't compare IMHO.
I don't think height is very important. Patrick Troughton proves that, he was a brilliant Doctor.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:43
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Tom Baker and Jon Pertwee were the joint tallest Doctors at 6'4"-ish but Baker has taller hair.
I remember looking in the actor's directory in my local library and it gave Tom Baker's height as 6'3", not 6'4".
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:44
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I remember looking in the actor's directory in my local library and it gave Tom Baker's height as 6'3", not 6'4".
You shrink as you get older, you know.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:45
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I remember looking in the actor's directory in my local library and it gave Tom Baker's height as 6'3", not 6'4".
Either that or his dimensional stabiliser is faulty.
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