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Benedict Cumberbatch's height is 6ft 0in (183 cm)

British actor best known for playing the lead role on BBC show Sherlock. In film he has appeared in Star Trek: Into Darkness, 12 Years a Slave, The Fifth Estate and as Smaug in The Hobbit: There and Back Again. This photo was taken by Malcolm/Starfury in 2014.

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Judd says on 17/Oct/14
yeah i agree with rey...maybe standing with a good posture he could pass for 6'0.25" or 6'0.5"...he looks 6'0" with a worst posture than rob...
STOLTENBERG FROM NORWAY says on 11/Oct/14
In bbc sherlock is 188cm 6' 2"
Rey says on 7/Oct/14
If he corrected his posture he would be at least six feet. Also, he looks a bit like a fair haired Pierce Brosnan.
5'10man says on 2/Jul/14
I'm not quite sure he has a full 4 inches on Rob here. I think 182cm seems likely
Dan says on 1/Jul/14
Cumberbatch claims to be shorter than Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, who are listed here as 6.05' and 6'1", respectively. I don't think you would really be able to tell if someone was only half an inch taller than you, so based on that, either Cumberbatch is a bit less than the flat six, Pine is taller than six and change, or Cumberbatch just isn't good at guessing people's height relative to his own.

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cole says on 20/May/14
The conclusion after a long period of little activity on this page (after his name was no longer on front page) is: 6ft is fair enough (top end of guess), but even Rob thinks 182 cm range is "quite possible", so there's no need to argue this and that. He's between 182 and 183 cm. Personally I maintain my 5'11.75 estimate, but you could argue either way between those two marks.
Luke says on 15/May/14
I think when people deny someone of their 6'0 claim is because there are a lot of guys out there who are 5'10-5'11 and try to claim 6'0. There are a lot of legit 6'0 guys out there but the thing is some of those guys who are legit 6'0 will claim 6'1-6'2!

6.1-6.2 is easier to claim as not so many guys get there to confirm if it's true or not
cole says on 14/May/14
Haven't seen many pics of him and Clooney, but in the few I have seen, Ben looks roughly 3 cm taller. Clooney being 179 range and Ben 182 range looks right.
Like with most people, Cumberbatch gives a 182 cm impression a lot, and looks that with Rob as well.
Andrea says on 5/Apr/14
Rob, here's an interesting photo: Click Here
Colin does look more than 4 inches here. Maybe they could be a weak 6' guy and a strong 6'4 guy... I read you'll probably meet Salmon soon, good news ;)
Lorne says on 1/Apr/14
I'd rule out 5ft11.5 for Cumberbatch, but Bale may very well hit that at his low. Bale 5ft11.5-75, BC 5ft11.75-6ft, that's what I think. RSL can look between 5'11 and 6 feet, but would measure near enough 6 ft. But BC is closer to 6ft than Bale, all I am saying.
Alex 6ft 0 says on 29/Mar/14
I think when people deny someone of their 6'0 claim is because there are a lot of guys out there who are 5'10-5'11 and try to claim 6'0. There are a lot of legit 6'0 guys out there but the thing is some of those guys who are legit 6'0 will claim 6'1-6'2!
cole says on 27/Mar/14
@jon: Tell me have you actually seen anyone claiming 72 inch men does not exist?
If you read the comments and the responses from Rob further down the page, and see that this subject has been touched on multiple times already, you wouldn't have had to comment what you just did. But I'm assuming you didn't take the time to look further down because you actually felt the need to do so, so I'm going to tell you the essence of what's been said: The editor of this site, Rob Paul, also thinks he can look between 182 and 183 cm, and he's actually met the guy. It's a top end of a guess, and a low end of a guess. That applies to every single person listed on this site, unless of course you get the exact measurement.

Yes, strong 6 footers does exist, nobody in their right mind would ever deny that. But guys who are actually a little under the 6ft mark exist as well, and a fair amount of those people does get away with a 6ft listing. And when someone listed 6ft doesn't look it consistantly, more often than not, it's only fair that people mention it. It helps the editor find the range which a person can look, like with Benedict: between 182 and 183 cm. You could really go with either one.
Balrog says on 27/Mar/14
Kellan Lutz, Reed Diamond, Edi Gateghi or David Duchovny. Strong 6footers.
jon says on 27/Mar/14
EVERY SINGLE actor listed as 6'0 has people saying things like "181 or 182cm is more accurate", "I think he's 5'11.5", "He's a weak 6 footer", etc.

Contrary to what seems to be popular belief, men that are 72 inches do exist. Can anyone list some STRONG six footers?
Balrog says on 25/Mar/14
Well I think both Bale are 5'11.5" - 5'11.75". Benedict also looks a weak 6footer, but it is clear that he is near 6 foot than 5'11".
Tommo says on 23/Mar/14
From this picture alone he really doesn't strike me as taller than a guy like Mads Mikkelsen.
Lorne says on 21/Mar/14
In the gym scene, they have identical footwear, both military posture, leanord is taller. Leanord really is a 6 footer, look at him with Anne Dudek, and others. Bale was 19 when it was released, and would have been 18.5-19 during filming. Of course small growth is possible; the problem is, Bale never looks 6 feet to me, he looks 182cm range, just under 6 feet. But RSL, standing tall really does look 183cm. I have to think examples, but 6ft is a viable shout. Anyway, Growing at 19 years old is unlikely, and since Bale being a tad shorter than a 183cm guy like Leanord makes sense, then the simplest, and most likely explanation is that he was full grown, and has always been 5ft11.5-75 range.
cole says on 20/Mar/14
@Alex 6ft 0: I'm not so sure, if we are going to be picky about the fractions anyhow. Rob illustrated how little you can actually lose by tilting your head like that somewhere down the comments. The top of his head is still pretty much where it would be if he held it straight, 1 cm or so higher perhaps (but don't forget Rob isn't standing perfectly straight in the picture either). He also has quite a bit of volume in his hairstyle that can fool you into thinking he's taller if it's unclear where the top of his head actually is, while Rob makes it easier to tell where the top of his head is by keeping his hair short!

3.5-6in between them is something I could see, and Rob measuring 5ft 8 and 1/8in means 5ft 11.6-7in is a plausible measurement for Cumberbatch.
Therefore 5ft 11.75in is the best listing as far as I'm concerned (that and the thing with the photographer). Factors like a slight difference in footwear and posture makes the 6ft flat possible, but still not the most probable imo, given a number of reasons I've already said a bunch of times. But again it's a question of mere fractions, the top of Rob's estimate-range is 183 cm as he's said, while 182 cm is "quite possible". 6ft isn't dead wrong, but I think it's giving him a little extra.

@Edtior Rob: Could you post the picture with some lines that illustrates where you see the top of his head compared to yours?
Balrog says on 20/Mar/14
Lorne. I don't agree with Robert Sean Leonard being taller than Bale, in Swing Kids Bale was 18 years old, he could have grown a little bit and in that movie he looked eye to eye with Leonard.
Lorne says on 20/Mar/14
I agree, but I don't see him as low as 5ft11.5, like Bale.
Alex 6ft 0 says on 20/Mar/14
If he straightens is head I think he'd look 6'0 with Rob. It would be about 4 inches
Sam says on 19/Mar/14
But Cumberbatch can also look to struggle with maintaining six feet, i.e. looking around an inch under Chris Pine, scarcely taller than Brad Pitt.
Lorne says on 19/Mar/14
Bale is shorter than Robert Sean Leanord, who himself looks barely 6 feet.(though he really is a legit sixer, go to his page.) Also, Bale just doesn't look a big 6 footer, I mean liook at him with Joseph Gordon Levitt, Freeman and Caine both age 70, and even with 184cm range Bradley Cooper. I think he's as low as 5ft11.5, but 5ft11.75 is perfectly accapteble. Not to jump all over you, I do see your point, but honestly, Bale has always carried a good posture, whereas BC's stance can vary as attested by Rob. Anyway, many of my predictions have come to pass, and I firmly believe BC would edge out Christian Bale, though one thing's for sure, Bale is definently not taller than BC...
the shredder says on 19/Mar/14
LOL James Mcavoy looks taller than Rob with him.
Sam says on 17/Mar/14
I do think Cumberbatch and Bale are right around the same height. Bale might have a little looser posture and be a bit broader in build (excepting his crazy weight losses and gains for roles), which may be why you see him dropping more than Cumberbatch, who seems leaner and lanky in build, Lorne.
cole says on 16/Mar/14
@Editor Rob: Nothing wrong with that! ;)
Joseph says on 15/Mar/14
Rob: sorry if you have already answered this question: what was the difference is shoe gain?
cole says on 15/Mar/14
@Editor Rob: Yes exactly, that's part of the conclusion I've come to as well.
So what's holding you back on going with 5ft 11.75in (182 cm)? Imo that's a listing that would add up nicely.
[Editor Rob: never rule that mark out, at the moment he is holding 6ft though.]
Chris says on 15/Mar/14
If his head was normal sized, would he be 5'11?
cole says on 14/Mar/14
@jon: Why's that so laughable? Read the responses from Rob further down the page, he believes that Cumberbatch is 182 or 183 cm, either of those or somewhere between. And yes, it's perfectly possible to spot a 1 cm difference from looking at a picture.
[Editor Rob: to be fair, 183 is the top of my estimate range for him, 182 is quite possible. I know he appeared taller than the photographer but then BC hair is much thicker and a slight shoe advantage...
]
jon says on 14/Mar/14
LOL at the people saying he's 182cm or 5'11.75". As if anyone could really notice a 1 centimeter or quarter inch difference just from looking at a pic. He's listed as 183cm(6'0), so just accept that. 72 inch guys do exist, you know? The only way any one could really know if he's shorter or taller than listed is to meet him in person and have him stand barefoot and use a tape measure or something.
Lorne says on 12/Mar/14
I think Benedict would edge out Bale. They're is no chance of 183cm evening for Bale, yet Cumberbatch is holding onto 6ft, even after meeting Rob:)
[Editor Rob: no listing is ever safe, but it goes both ways, regrading down or up!]
Alex 6ft 0 says on 12/Mar/14
If he has his head straight it would be about a 4 inch difference. 6'0 looks accurate
MD says on 11/Mar/14
What's the best explanation for these photos?

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There are two scenarios, one of which includes Brad in lifts and the other that doesn't. In the former, if he's going to wear lifts, he's going to choose something that raise him at least two inches, otherwise, he's just wear a regular heeled shoe. In this scenario, Benedict would be 6'1". Without lifts, Brad's 6'0" in his shoes.

I'm not sure how to explain these shots.
[Editor Rob: Benedict not standing well, camera perspective adding to Brad?]
Sam says on 10/Mar/14
Rob, would you say he and Christian Bale would be the same height or do you think one would edge out the other?
[Editor Rob: both might be very similar]
cole says on 10/Mar/14
@Triplescrew: They look very similar, 182 cm, but I don't think Smith is standing properly for one second during that video.
Triplescrew says on 9/Mar/14
Hey guys, didn't see this posted here:

Matt Smith & Benedict Cumberbatch: Click Here

They look about the same given the wildly inconsistent posture. Go to around 55 seconds for the best-ish comparison.
the shredder says on 9/Mar/14
Rob , how tall did he appear to you? I think 6'0 seems right , he is not standing fully.
[Editor Rob: 182 or 3, it's either of those or somewhere between :)]
Lorne says on 8/Mar/14
Well in into Darkness, I didn't see a full inch between them, I mean Pine has amazing posture. I still say Pine at solid 184, Cumberbatch weak 183, it fits. Cumberbatch can dip under 6 feet, but by how much? It could be just a few mm... But 182.3-182.5, I see that, maybe 182.7, to be super specific.
[Editor Rob: he had decent posture on Trek and as Sherlock generally has good posture.]
Andrea says on 8/Mar/14
Rob, looks more than 4 inches shorter than Sacha Baron Cohen on this photo:
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But i guess it's just one bad photo on the stage... Right?
I mean, even Idris Elba looks taller than Sacha, when in reality he's shorter...
[Editor Rob: it depends on his posture, because it varies more than some might imagine - from watching him in person with many people I can see how he can look anywhere from 5ft 11 to 6ft...he was taller than jonathan aris that day (an actor who looked his claim of 180cm...)]
Balrog says on 8/Mar/14
If people thinks this guy is legit 6'0" then Pine is legit 6'1" no doubt. I'm on cole on this one, Benedict at 5'11.75" would be perfect but he's a good actor, so 6'0" it's fair for him.
MD says on 8/Mar/14
Youu don't get ANY downgrade, so that's not surprise, ever.
the shredder says on 7/Mar/14
6'0 easy if standing correct , I don''t get the 5'11.5 downgrade.
Chris says on 6/Mar/14
Yeah, he's totes awesome bro brah, so he deserves every inch.
cole says on 5/Mar/14
@Editor Rob: Deep down I think you agree that 182 cm range is what he looks :) Although it looks like you'll go with the 6ft listing, I still feel pretty good, because I've estimated him at a solid 182 cm for a long time (albeit with 183 cm as a slight possibility). The 'spot on' thing to do, in my opinion, would be to give him a 5'11.75 listing. But then again, he is pretty awesome, so it's sort of okay to leave it at 6ft ;)
Chris says on 4/Mar/14
You should have told him not to tilt his head
[Editor Rob: in reality it won't make much difference I mean Here is example it's about 1cm and I have no volume at the crown...if someone has a bit of hair volume (i.e. not so flat) at the crown then it won't look much different in a photo whether they keep head level or tilt it down!]
cole says on 4/Mar/14
@Editor Rob: I see. So the 181,6 cm photographer would measure 183,1 cm in the 1,5 cm footwear, whilst Ben appeared about 1 cm taller in 2-2,3 cm footwear? Wouldn't that make him more or less 182 cm?
[Editor Rob: it is possible, you can argue I think anywhere in 182-3 range for him]
cole says on 2/Mar/14
@Editor Rob: When you say Benedict in 0.8-0.9in footwear edged the "near 5'11.5" photographer who was wearing 0.6in converse, how much of a difference are we talking about? And by "near 5'11.5" do you mean the photographer measures between 5'11.25 and 5'11.5?
[Editor Rob: as close to the mark without measuring him to the mm, I think he looked maybe a cm taller.]
Lorne says on 28/Feb/14
Just to point out, Pine never said "6 feet even" or just 6 feet or exactly 6ft. He said "6ft 165" which to me is nonspecific. Yeah, Cumberbatch can look a weaker 6 ft, he's certainly not over the mark. I need to watch Into Darkness again, and examine his boots, cuz in that film he looked solid 6ft.
StopHijackingMyNick says on 28/Feb/14
Chris of course 6ft0 people exist, it is just that a lot of us 5ft10 or 5ft11 guys will claim it ;)
cole says on 27/Feb/14
@Lorne: I agree, it's fine, there's a very thin line. But personally I think 5'11.75 is more accurate for Ben if Pine is 6'0.5. There seems to be a little more than 0.5in between them imo. Unless of course Pine is a legit 185 cm guy. Why he then would claim 6ft even is strange, if that was the case.
Lorne says on 27/Feb/14
Standing tall, they're isn't a huge difference between them, I think with Pine at solid 184, Benedict at 182.5-183 is fine.
chris says on 27/Feb/14
There must be people in the world who think guys that are 6'0 don't exist. Every actor who is listed as 6'0 has people who say he's 5'10 or 5'11. Benedict Cumberbatch is a legit 6'0(183cm) and that's it.
Dietmar says on 27/Feb/14
If Pine is 184cm then Benedict is max 181cm. I can see a solid 3cm difference there.

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afka9 says on 26/Feb/14
he is 6'0-6'0.25.6 feet is possible.pretty tall guy
Balrog says on 25/Feb/14
If Pine is 184cm then Benedict is 182cm.
thorterr says on 24/Feb/14
looking at all the pics,,,id say 5ft 11
Chuckie Cheese 2 says on 23/Feb/14
This guy has been advertised at 184 cm, and I think he could be 183 -184. His angular frame make him appear more 184+ like, and he could be taken for 6'1" easily. He is listed at 79 kg, or 174 pounds, but he looks more 160 - 165 lbs in many of his roles. I'd say a 6 ft 0, 183 on the nose for this gentleman. Great photo BTW Rob!
Triplescrew says on 23/Feb/14
I think miko's pic is pretty interesting. Always thought Matt Smith had a big head but it must be an illusion caused by his massive chin. Next to Ben it looks normal sized. Also they look the same height. I've always though weak 6'0" for Smith and I think the same for Ben works. Maybe 6'0.25" in the morning 5.11.5" at night.

To explain the discrepancy with Pine I think he's around 6'1.25 in the morning and 6'0.5" at night.

Or to make it even easier Chris Pine is to Benedict Cumberbatch as David Tennant is to Matt Smith (in terms of height).
cole says on 23/Feb/14
Rob did he really strike you as taller than a 5'11.75 guy like Mads Mikkelsen? I get the feeling Cumberbatch and Mikkelsen would be more or less equal if compared.
[Editor Rob: they might be, but I think leaving him as a six foot is ok.]
truth says on 21/Feb/14
yeah 182cm guy no more.
Banshee says on 21/Feb/14
There's no doubt Pine is taller than Cumberbatch. The question is, what height is Pine? Pine looked visibly taller than Washington, too, in the film 'Unstoppable' ( notice that Washington was wearing higher shoes in that film ).
Sam says on 20/Feb/14
His head size would be too small if it shrank and put him down to 5'10.
mook65 says on 19/Feb/14
I worked with him on The Imitation game. I'm 182 and I was more than an inch taller than him
MD says on 19/Feb/14
Chris Pine is not 183cm. I'm sticking for 182cm for Benedict. He's obviously shorter than 6'0", but he's closer to 6'0" than he is to 5'11". 5'11" is too low.
Dietmar says on 18/Feb/14
Chris Pine is 183cm and he looks allways taller than Benedict.

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I would bet my money on 181cm.
french guy( 184-182 cm) says on 17/Feb/14
rob, does he have a big forehead?
[Editor Rob: he has a longer than average head, but remember he's tilting his eyelevel down a bit.]
truth says on 17/Feb/14
Nice pic. 182-183cm I think.
miko says on 17/Feb/14
In most of the pictures I've found of him and Smith, he does seem to have the edge but Matt's posture is awful. When he does stand straight(er) it's very close.

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Sam says on 17/Feb/14
Good one, Rob, he's a top-knotch movie actor on the rise in fame probably why he made that much. He does pass for six foot range to me in the photo, of course he could dip below the mark by later in the day.
[Editor Rob: yeah actually when you think, 35 quid is like 50 bux.

which is comparatively cheap, in America if he does an event I doubt he'd be that cheap for a pic.
]
lelman says on 17/Feb/14
He's got an insanely long head! Looks pretty 6'0" to me, I doubt much lower.
MD says on 17/Feb/14
I still hold to a solid 182cm, but no more. He's just simply a tiny bit smaller than legit 6'0" guys when stacked up next to them.
Mr. R says on 17/Feb/14
Brad (182cm) says on 15/Feb/14
Funny how he takes a pic with you Rob while Mr. R mentions how Benedict snubbed him. It's not as bad as having a boisterous, obnoxiously huge ego, but it would be sad if Benedict truly was as cold as Mr. R admits. Slightly hard to tell if he's six feet here due to his posture, or is it just me?

Brad, it is interesting that Rob MET him at a convention where he was getting paid to take pictures. Maybe he was in a better mood cuz he was making money! LOL

But seriously, We were at Fox Studios for a screening of 12 Years A Slave. At the stage door, all of the actors came out and at least said hello to us. (As you know Michael Fassbinder hung out with us for awhile. I posted the pic on his page.) BC comes out with 5 security guards, never acknowledged us who called his name and went straight to his SUV. There were only about 5 of us left, so it was not a huge crowd. At least wave to us for God's sake.
Arch Stanton says on 17/Feb/14
Connor's one of he good guys Gozman and he didn't guess in mm. He said about 6ft and provide what the exact conversion is in mm, just shy of 183cm. Nothing wrong with that. It's not as if he said "Rob this listing is ridiculous, you're way out, he's actually 182.759cm".
Gozman says on 16/Feb/14
Rob you should block this connor guy for the sake of his own mental health. Who guesses in mm? Anyways always looked solid tallish. 183 is spot on.
Truthfinder says on 16/Feb/14
Here is a nice pic with orlando bloom who is 5'10.5
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To make things a bit more funny :)

pine(6'05) and quinto(6'1 ?...I think he often wears some kind of lifts) seems to be a bit taller on many pics than bc
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But karl urban on the other hand (6'075) is obiously on many pics a bit taller then pine and quinto...
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the point is it is very hard to believe the full 6' for bc or the other three guys need an upsize :)
john b says on 16/Feb/14
Great pic Rob would have loved to have met B.C ....
littlesue says on 16/Feb/14
He looks a good 6ft to me, a friend on another site met him that day and said how pleasant he was.
Tim says on 16/Feb/14
Exactly my height probs
miko says on 16/Feb/14
A staredown between him and Matt Smith would be very interesting.
[Editor Rob: it would be.

this day he done about 900 photos in just under 2 hours...but at 35 quid, I'm sure his cut might work out at 10 grand per hour! I'd happily do that please...

oh I have 0.7 inch sneakers, ben shoes this day looked in 0.8-0.9 range, barely a difference. The photographer had 0.6 inch converse and he is the guy who used to do Collectormania/LFCC and so it was good seeing him again as he was a good barometer beside some celebs.

Oh, I forgot to add...Ben edged the photographer out who is near to 5ft 11.5!
]
Brad (182cm) says on 15/Feb/14
Funny how he takes a pic with you Rob while Mr. R mentions how Benedict snubbed him. It's not as bad as having a boisterous, obnoxiously huge ego, but it would be sad if Benedict truly was as cold as Mr. R admits. Slightly hard to tell if he's six feet here due to his posture, or is it just me?
Balrog says on 15/Feb/14
Rob, what other celeb did you met in this convention?
Balrog says on 15/Feb/14
Rob did he look legit 6'0" to you? Any chance of being just 182cm?
Alex 6ft 0 says on 15/Feb/14
He looks 6'0ish
Mr. R says on 15/Feb/14
He was just barely taller than me. He is just below 6 feet. He was a real ass to us. Would not take a picture or even look in our direction.
Lorne says on 15/Feb/14
Of course, it's hard to tell with the lean, but he loos a 6 footer to me. So he looked a legit 183 in person???
Lorne says on 15/Feb/14
Well, I think we can safely rule out 6ft0.25 for Chris Pine! Awesome pic, Rob, a great choice indeed, and he really does look a 6 footer. My first instinct was right, again :)
Phantom says on 15/Feb/14
Holy cow, not trying to be rude, but he'd be 5'10" with a normal sized head lol.
Hypado says on 14/Feb/14
Legit 6ft 0in (183 cm)
Connor 184.5-185cm says on 14/Feb/14
He could just be 6ft, 182.88cm or 183cm i would say, possibly 182.5-6cm at worst.
jtm says on 14/Feb/14
looks 182cm but 6'0 is possible.
Balrog says on 4/Feb/14
5'11.75" - 6'0" is my guess for Benedict
Mr. R says on 26/Jan/14
cole says on 19/Jan/14
@Mr. R: Nice! Could you post the pic in a tinypic url on Fassbender's page as well?

Cole, did you see my pic on MF's page? This was taken the night before The Golden Globes.
Triplescrew says on 24/Jan/14
He comes across as above average on Sherlock, though there are a lot of tall people on the show (like Gatiss). I'd put him in the Matt Smith/Neil Patrick Harris range. 5'11.25"-ish maybe .5" on a good day. Like they repeat on the show he benefits greatly from having a short co-star.
cole says on 19/Jan/14
@Mr. R: Nice! Could you post the pic in a tinypic url on Fassbender's page as well?
Mr. R says on 17/Jan/14
@ cole You are dead on. MF is 5-10.75 and BC is an inch taller. I will send Rob my pic real soon.
Mr. R says on 17/Jan/14
@ Rampage BC's attitude didn't bother me. It was just after hanging out with Michael F for 10 minutes and having him be so coll, that BC came out with a security detail and never even looked at us or acknowledged us.
NJP says on 17/Jan/14
Mr. R says on 16/Jan/14
@ NJP As I have said a few times, Chris Pine is at least 6-1, and maybe a little over that.

I don't subscribe to your news letter but thanks for letting me know ;)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 16/Jan/14
@Mr. R: I wouldn't lose any sleep over getting snubbed by someone like Benedict Cumberbatch. A lot of those classically-trained actors are just nutjobs who either A) can't hack fame and are introverted or B) on the other extreme get completely absorbed by it and cause migraines with their cockiness. Tom Hiddleston got a huge head after The War Horse and Thor.

This dude probably thinks he'll be the next Colin Firth or even the next Daniel Day Lewis.
cole says on 16/Jan/14
@Mr. R: Judging by the few shots I've seen of Cumberbatch and Fassbender together, I'd say 5'10.5 - 5'10.75 for Fassbender and 5'11.5 - 5'11.75 for Cumberbatch. Does that match your estimations after seeing them both?
Mr. R says on 16/Jan/14
@ NJP As I have said a few times, Chris Pine is at least 6-1, and maybe a little over that.
Mr. R says on 16/Jan/14
@MD, I said seemed because he walked past me so fast I did not have a good angle. But on stage he was a little taller than Michael Fassbender, who was a little below 5-11.
Mr. R says on 16/Jan/14
@BRUTAL After the screening, I waited at the door for the cast. Everyone who came out was gracious and said hello to us. Michael Fassbender hung out with us for at least ten minutes. BC was the last one to come out much later, but he had a security detail, and he walked straight to his SUV without speaking to us or even looking at us. People called his name for pics, but he did not take any.
BRUTAL says on 15/Jan/14
@ Mr. R

Cold?. He always seems gentlemanly in interviews. Perhaps he's just not all that good at talking to people in social situations. Did you even say anything to him?. As for his height, looks over 5ft 10 but under 6ft....
NJP says on 14/Jan/14
A strong 5'11" in every Chris Pine picture I've seen him in.
MD says on 14/Jan/14
Key phrase "about". I maintain that he is almost 6'0". He's 182cm. He is nearly the currently listed height, but it's also equally clear that he's not quite the listed height.
Mr. R says on 13/Jan/14
I saw Benedict last night at a screening of 12 Years a Slave. He was very cold and walked by us without stopping or talking. Onscreen, he seems very tall, but he is really thin. 6 feet is about right.
me says on 12/Jan/14
In Sherlock Season 1, Episode 2 he looks shorter than Bertie Carvel who is listed as 6'0.
cole says on 8/Jan/14
Going by a lot of his fan-sites, his claim might be 184 cm. At least it's listed under "facts about Benedict Cumberbatch" on a lot of these sites. I'm sorry, but I just can't see that. I haven't seen or heard him claim his height, has anyone?
I still stand by 182 cm range - 183 cm is not impossible though.
Yaspaa says on 5/Jan/14
He's too close in height with David Tennant to be under 6'0.
MEE says on 4/Jan/14
DR Watson must be veery short then!
cole says on 30/Dec/13
@Rampage: Personally I just can't see him over 6ft. All of the reasons why, I have listed in previous comments. He might be a teeny tiny fraction over 6ft straight out of bed, but that's not his mid-day/evening height imo. The listings on celebheights is meant to be barefoot mid-day/evening heights, correct?

In that regard I doubt he's a full 6ft, as he looks the same height as 5'11.5 Matt Smith and marginally shorter than Jamie Campbell Bower (who is 6ft). Rob have met both Matt and Jamie, and neither of them looked over 6ft with him. He can look anywhere between 5'11.5 and 6ft - so I'd go with the one between the two - 5'11.75. That's very reasonable for Cumberbatch imo, with a flat 6ft perhaps as an early day height. With Pine as well, who is in the strong 6ft range himself, he looks noticably shorter.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 29/Dec/13
I stand by 183-184cm. He reminds me a bit of Alan Rickman
cole says on 28/Dec/13
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You've met Jamie Campbell Bower, Rob - and 6ft is a solid listing for him. What do you make of this pic of Benedict with him? I think Jamie would be slightly taller. Jamie has a higher shoulder level, he's slouching and Benedict is holding a straight posture. Footwear could be a slight factor.
[Editor Rob: they are pretty close, Jamie might edge him a fraction, although I don't know if their footwear is exactly the same.]
cole says on 27/Dec/13
With Clooney (no visible footwear)
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cole says on 24/Dec/13
Rob regarding that mugshot, now it's only speculation, but the top of his head seems to be around the 6'0.5 mark, correct? Meaning he's 184 cm or so, maybe 184,5 cm in dress shoes. Of course it varies what different dress shoes give in height, but the ones I have feel very regular, and they make me go from 5'10.75 to 5'11.75 - 6' zone. He might have a slightly longer head than myself, maybe 0,5-1 cm or so (just guessing), so to me it seems more likely that he's about the 5'11.5 - 5'11.75 mark. But since we can't see his footwear in that shot it's impossible to tell accurately. I just get the overall impression that he's a "slightly under 6ft guy" anyway from looking at him with Firth, Pine, Hardy, Gattiss and Freeman.

Would you perhaps go with 5'11.75 for him? It seems the best guess to me. The mugshot rules out anything over 6ft imo, unless of course he's actually barefoot.
[Editor Rob: 182 or 3 are both arguable...maybe if actually measured he could stretch to the 183 mark.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 23/Dec/13
I'd give Firth 186cm and this dude 183-184cm
Realist says on 22/Dec/13
Really Thin Frame, more like a 5'11 1/2(182 cm)guy, slightly shorter than colin firth whos more like 6'0.75(185 cm)
MD says on 19/Dec/13
With 5'11.5" Jimmy Kimmell:

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I think that this is a case of a long head making someone look taller than they are. He is not much shorter than listed, but I'd go with 182 cm, max, instead of a full 6'0". He's a tall enough guy, but he's just not quite 6'0".
Halb says on 16/Dec/13
Just watched Sherlock, didn't seem much shorter than Gatgiss.
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NJP says on 16/Dec/13
Comparatively the difference in height between Benedict and Martin freeman is less when you compare Henry Cavill and Freeman. Cavill is listed as 184, Benedict 183.

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Freeman comes up to Benedicts eyeline in most pictures, however against Cavill he appears significantly under his eyeline.

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Cavill upgraded or Cumberbatch down graded?
Senor Jones says on 4/Nov/13
I saw Benedict Cumberbatch at the Into Darkness premiere, and I'm 6ft 1 and he looked like he was like 5ft 10, I was towering over him for some reason
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 1/Nov/13
I'm still sticking with 183-84cm. He was barely shorter than Colin Firth.
He edged out Ciaran Hinds (also listed 6ft, but might be a hair under it now)
jim says on 10/Oct/13
Ivy - If you look at one of the pictures below, you can see that Pine is wearing boots while BC seems to be wearing converse types
Mil says on 2/Oct/13
I always thought BC looked so tall in Sherlock (but then camera angles/shoe lifts/lankiness can be deceiving). When I met him last year, my immediate thought was "He's a lot shorter than I imagined". Most of my male friends and colleagues are 6'0 to 6'6, he did not feel to be in their height range, I put him at around 5'11.
Ivy says on 30/Sep/13
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He looks an inch or two shorter than Chris Pine (6'0) in these pictures. Which would suggest either Chris is closer to 6'1, or Benedict is closer to 5'11.
cole says on 10/Sep/13
The reason why I just can't see over 6ft for Benedict is that he can look more than 1 inch shorter than 6'1 Mark Gatiss, both on set, and in pics off set. He certainly doesn't look 0.75-0.5" shorter than Mark, so 184 cm is not likely imo.
cole says on 8/Sep/13
I would go with 182 over 184, but that's just me. Like I've said; 183 is fine for Benedict, but it would be about the highest I'd argue.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 8/Sep/13
184cm looks closer than 182cm, IMO. In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy he held his own opposite 186cm Colin Firth and 187-188cm Mark Strong.
cole says on 30/Aug/13
180 cm is out of the question. Personally I would go with 182 cm, but 183 cm is perfectly possible.
Fruit says on 26/Aug/13
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Yeah, if you look at the top of their heads it doesn't look like a big difference because of posture and hair, but then you notice how much higher Hiddleston's shoulders are and suddenly it's obvious. They're wearing similar shoes there, too.

It shows well that Cumberbatch can look a lot taller than he is, but I still think he's way more likely 6' than 5'11".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 25/Aug/13
"Benedict Cumberbatch's height is 6ft 0.25in (184cm)"

Possibly 184cm on the nose. Looked near Firth's height in TTSS.
Jane says on 24/Aug/13
Met Benedict last year, have a photo standing next to him. I'm 1.77m, was wearing flats - and I'm pretty sure he's 1.83, might be 1.84m in the morning. This was in the evening btw. (He was wearing dress shoes, but almost no heels on those.)
gsbr says on 21/Aug/13
In the other photos taken from that event, Tennant looks taller.

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cole says on 13/Aug/13
That pic with David Tennant was very strange looking. ersonally I wouldn't use that to go by when judging Tennant's and Cumberbatch's height.
miko says on 10/Aug/13
Tennant rarely ever looks a full 6'1 to be fair.
Betsy says on 8/Aug/13
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They seem to have more or less the same shoes on, so either Cumberbatch is taller than 6'0, or Tennant is in fact shorter than 6'1"...
cole says on 29/Jul/13
But he is taller than just 5'11 flat, were he that height, the likes of Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman would be 5'8 or less, and I can't quite see that. Colin Firth would be about 5'11.75 - 6' as well, and I don't think he's shorter than 6'0.5 - 6'1 range.
cole says on 29/Jul/13
People comparing him to Fallon need to take a look at Fallon's footwear. Cumberbatch would be the taller of the two barefoot.
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It would make sense to me this way: Idris Elba at 6'2.75, Benedict Cumberbatch at 5'11.5 and Hugh Laurie at 6'2. What's your take on that one Rob?

Yup, reaching near 6'1 in what is probably dress shoes (mugh shot pic), since he's in a suit and all, he could be more 5'11.5 - 5'11.75 range.
Balrog says on 27/Jul/13
Cole in that pic he's actually reaching 6'1'' in shoes. So I'd say he's close to 6 feet. 182 cm guy like everyone is saying.
Silent d says on 24/Jul/13
He always looked tall. 6 foot.
cole says on 23/Jul/13
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6' in shoes? I don't think Benedict is taller than 5'11.5.
[Editor Rob: that photo had been forgotten, glad it's been linked to again.]
Emily says on 18/Jul/13
Rob, he does have a longer head than would be average for his height, right?
How long do you guess?
[Editor Rob: he's got a thin head so adds a bit to how long it looks, I would say just 9.5-10 inch range.]
wartank says on 14/Jul/13
Based on the evidences provided, I'll put him at 181-182cm or 5'11.5".
wartank says on 14/Jul/13
Judging from the photo angles and posture I'd put B.C. as 181cm.
Balrog says on 11/Jul/13
Hiddleston is 2in taller than him. Pine could be closer to 6'1'', many pics of him next to Denzel Washigton, Karl Urban and Zachary Quinto suggest it.
Sam says on 10/Jul/13
He can look like an inch shorter than Chris Pine but is close enough to six feet. He's probably close to the same height as Gosling, Chris Evans, DiCaprio, Christian Bale, etc. Cumberbatch can look barely an inch shorter than 6'2" Tom Hiddleston...maybe I just like typing the name Cumberbatch.
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Elizabeth Renant says on 18/Jun/13
Films are hard to judge by, given different shoes, sets, etc. But having seen BC in wide range of stuff, he seems like a pretty solid 6" to me. Pine is listed ast 6'1" in many places, and in Star Trek it was hard to tell the difference, depending on the scene. He just doesn't have the look of a 5'11" guy straining for 6".
Ace says on 17/Jun/13
Looks a solid inch shorter than Chris Pine
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I still have trouble believing that Chris Pine is anything shorter than 6'1. It would really make Cumberbatch struggle with 6'0 otherwise.
gsbr says on 31/May/13
I think he was a little shorter than the 6'0.5" Chris Pine in Star Trek. His facial structure definitely makes him look taller than he really is. I thought he was listed at 6'2".
Emily says on 25/May/13
How long is his head? Close to 10 inches?
Anon72 says on 1/May/13
Looks very close in height to 6'0.5" Chris Pine. And looks tall on Sherlock as well. Seems to be a solid 6 footer to me. Pine does look slightly taller though...
Shorty. says on 28/Apr/13
Chest to Head with Benedict Cumberbatch? I'll make an exception ;)
sofi says on 18/Apr/13
183 cm
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blackjoda says on 7/Jan/13
If you compare him to Mark Gatiss (6ft1) he cant't be 6ft tall.

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Agree. 182cm in the morning. 180cm at night. 5'11 to 5'11 1/2

He's slim and fit enough to 'look' a reasonably strong 6ft.
blackjoda says on 7/Jan/13
If you compare him to Mark Gatiss (6ft1) he cant't be 6ft tall.
Late says on 1/Jan/13
Looks a good inch shorter than Mark Gatiss on Sherlock. Gatiss is listed at 185cm.
Cumberbatch looks more like a 180-183cm to me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 25/Dec/12
6ft1(185cm) out of bed
6ft0.75(185cm) morning
6ft0.75(185cm) lunchtime
6ft0.5(184cm) afternoon
6ft0.5(184cm) evening
6ft0.25(184cm) night
flash says on 28/Sep/12
He does look over 6ft on Sherlock, but in the show Fortysomething he's a couple inches shorter than 6ft 2.5 Hugh Laurie. He was also 27 at the time, so unlikely he's grown since then. 6ft seems a proper listing.
Anon says on 1/Sep/12
I'm unsure of what footwear or whatever he was wearing, but in the photo I have with him, in which we both appear to be standing quite upright, I'd say he's 6ft at the very least, if not an inch or two more (I'm 5'10.5 so judging relative to that).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 26/Aug/12
At least 184cm. Similar to 185-186cm Colin Firth.
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Jake says on 30/Jan/12
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The question is, is he wearing shoes for that or not? I'm betting he didn't take his shoes off for a silly joke mugshot, it wasn't meant to accurately portray his height. He looks somewhere between 184 and 185 on that, so either he is slightly over 6'0 or slightly under assuming that he's wearing his shoes.
bel says on 4/Aug/12
The funny thing is that his agent's description of him says that he is 6ft. (but apparently he is being modest!) I've seen him up close in real life, and I would put him at at least 6'1", maybe more. There is also a photo of him standing next to Clint Eastwood, and Benedict is almost as tall as Clint (who is famously 6'4", or probably 6'3" these days due to age)
belgrave says on 4/Aug/12
The funny thing is that his agent's description of him says that he is 6ft. (but apparently he is being modest!) I've seen him up close in real life, and I would put him at at least 6'1", maybe more. There is also a photo of him standing next to Clint Eastwood, and Benedict is almost as tall as Clint (who is famously 6'4", or probably 6'3" these days due to age)
Elizabeth Renant says on 11/Jun/12
Just watched all the Holmes DVDs AND saw Tinker Tailor - Cumberbatch has got to be over 6' - it's clear watching him next to just about everyone else, not just the very short Dr. Watson.
Dave says on 29/Jan/12
He certainly looks tall but then look at him next to Roger Allam (Allam looks only 5ft 9 in most things) Click Here I have seen Benedict standing next to allam in lots of pictures and allam always looks taller.

If you've seen game of thrones the first episode Roger allam stands next to Harry lloyd (who is 6ft according to most sources) a lot and he is absolutely dwarfed Click Here So unless Allam wears high heels everywhere (which i doubt) i wouldn't say cumberbatch is 6ft, it is also possible lloyd is wearing shoe lifs in game of thrones. Be curious to find out what height they are though
Sam says on 26/Jan/12
In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, he looked around the same height as Colin Firth and a hair taller than Ciaran Hinds.

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