Welcome To The Official Website Of Neil Fingleton, The World's Tallest Actor, And The United Kingdom's Tallest Living Man

About Me


Hello my name is Neil Fingleton and welcome to my site. I was officially recognized by the Guinness World Records in January 2007 as the United Kingdom’s tallest living man. I was born and raised in Durham, England which has a population of about 40,000. Durham is located in the North East of England near Newcastle. 

I was born on the 18th of December 1980. Ever since I can remember I have always been extremely tall for my age.
By the time I got to secondary school I was over 7 foot at the age of 11. By the time I was 14 I was 7’5 inches and was in just about every national newspaper in the UK. I finally stopped growing at the age of 18 peaking at 7ft 7.56in (232.5m). There are over 64 million people living in the United Kingdom and I happen to be the tallest, My great grandfather was 6’8, my mother is 6’0 which is rather tall for a women and my father was 6’0. Usually if someone has brothers or sisters who have acromegaly, there is a massive difference in height but that is not the case in my family. I am 7ft 7.56in and now weigh 24 stone (336Lbs, 152kgs), my brother Michael is 6’8 and my sister Keely is 6’3.  I have always loved playing sports. I used to play a lot of football when I was growing up and did not really get into basketball until the age of 13.



























       I was originally asked by my P.E teacher at Gilesgate to come and play for the school’s basketball team, but did not really know anything about the game. I began going down at lunch times playing with the other players and before I knew it I was hooked. I began playing for the school team and started playing local league around Durham. I secured a scholarship to attend a very competitive high school in the Worcester, Ma, USA where I ended up living for almost 10 years.



























        After my career in the USA, I floated around Europe for 3 years. I played in the UK, Spain, Italy and Greece before retiring in 2007 after continuous injury problems. I am now currently living back in Durham and concentrating on acting and promotional work. I graduated from a top U.S college with a degree in history and a concentration in African American history and have had the chance to travel the world, and guess what? The best stuff still yet to come!























































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