How tall is Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch's Height

5ft 11.5in (182 cm)

British actor best known for playing the lead role on BBC show Sherlock. In film he has appeared in The Imitation Game, Star Trek: Into Darkness, 12 Years a Slave, The Fifth Estate, War Horse and as Smaug in The Hobbit: There and Back Again. These photos were taken by Malcolm/Starfury in 2014 and Giles/Showmasters in 2015 (he had about 1/3rd inch thicker shoe than in this one).

How tall is Benedict Cumberbatch
5ft 8 Rob and Benedict

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Mat said on 26/May/16
Rob, he looks 5'11 in the height chart you added, plus he has thicker shoes. Do you think he could be 5'11 or below?
Editor Rob: while I wouldn't rule that out completely, I feel he overall has looked a bit more than 5ft 11.
Johno said on 1/May/16
The above snapshot on the right is a fair comparison and you can see him going sub-5'11 easily.

His eyeline is around 5'6 and i can't see much of a tilt because Rob and him are not that far apart in height thus their eyelines should not vary that much in perspective when both are looking at the camera man.

Take footwear into consideration and he is comfortably below 5'11 at his lowest, if you want to argue higher than you have to throw away that picture; i see no reason to, it's a good shot.
Editor Rob: he was at least 1.5 inches smaller than gatiss that day...but he was definitely taller than rupert graves...
truth said on 30/Apr/16
Looks like a solid 5ft11.5, nice job Rob.
Medium Round said on 17/Apr/16
This is confusing. I am quite exactly 181 cm (at night), which means that with regular shoes on I will quite exactly clear 183 cm (which is ever so slightly over 6 foot, remember). Accordingly, my eye level is such that I would gaze straight over the head of someone who is 173 cm no matter how good their military posture was.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that generally, even a 5'11" flat should look taller than this next to you. Specifically, compare this picture with the John Amos one, Cumberbatch looks very close to his height. Of the two, one cannot be less than 5'11" and the other closer to 6' without some kind of tricks.

Also, those measuring lines seem to suggest the distance from your chin to the top of your head is 10 inches? Are you sure about that, because it seems a bit (actually, about an inch) too much... I would think it'd look a little disproportionate on you. Could be an optical illusion if you indeed have measured it.
Editor Rob: normally it is 9.5 inch to, sometimes it could be longer/shorter in a photo if I tilt eyes up or down a little.
Sean said on 16/Apr/16
Love the new feature showing the measurements. You seem to be giving some credit for hair though in this and others.
miko said on 15/Apr/16
Rob if you put Matt Smith & Benedict under the stadiometer of doom with the taller man getting eternal life who would come out taller?
Editor Rob: flip a coin really!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Apr/16
Could really be somewhere in the 5ft11-5ft11 range. He can pull off a decent 6ft w/h Martin Freeman. I'd give him the edge over Eddie Redmayne who might still be 5ft11 flat.
Greg_NYC said on 4/Apr/16
Hey Rob, just curious if you actually tell the actors you take pics with that you are from a celeb height judging website?
Editor Rob: not directly.
S.J.H said on 2/Apr/16
Johno said on 6/Mar/16

Look at cumberbatch face level while he facing down like 0.4" with rob and deduct shoe advantage he could still struggle 5'11 or right on it but what you say 5'10.75 could be possible for his height by lowest.
Mat said on 18/Mar/16
Rob, the height scale you added shows his eyelevel to be at 5'6. That's an average eyelevel for a 5'10.5 man. Are you saying that he has a 5.5 inch eyelevel? That's massive. He could have a 5 inch eyelevel at most, so he should be 5'11, right?
Editor Rob: his eyelevel could be close to 5 inch, but tilt your eyelevel down a fraction and it looks bigger.
Bobby B. said on 15/Mar/16
Wow Rob your photo skewers the measurements because your head's bigger than his. He looks no more than 3 inches taller. Hard to tell because of the head sizes
Johno said on 14/Mar/16
If your saying he is 5'11 the most Alex then your automatically insinuating that you may believe he is shorter so i don't understand what the "No" was about.

AlexMahone said on 11/Mar/16
No Johno. He's 5'11" at most.
Johno said on 6/Mar/16
Then you need to deduct footwear advantage S.J.H and he would appear no taller then 5'10.75.

He is a strong 5'10-ranger.
datguy said on 6/Mar/16
wow the new 5'11 line shows him barely hitting the 5'11 line without the hair. I also don't see how it's possible for him to be this tall with a 5'6 eyelevel wouldnt that be an insanely low eyelevel
S.J.H said on 5/Mar/16
He can be 5'11.5 only in morning half hour out of bed and probably 5'11.75 out of bed and 5'11 is how he look on the 2nd picture in person
184.3cm (Night) said on 27/Feb/16
5'6 eyelevel ? Wouldn't that put him at 5'11 tops? My eyelevel is around the 5'8 mark. How can this guy be 1-1.25 inches shorter? He would need to have an eye round 5'7.
NBAer said on 24/Feb/16
In the 2015 picture, Sherlock looks max 7-8cm taller than Rob with more footwear,so about 6-7cm taller really...So,this makes Cumberbatch a solid 180cm guy.Rob,i think a 0.5 inch downgrade is fair,he could even pass for 179cm next to you because of his bigger forehead honestly...!
mickey said on 16/Feb/16
in these pics he looks more 5'11
Johno said on 15/Feb/16
Even under this height chart, when you deduct hair, he barely comes out at 5'11 and then you deduct footwear and his height drops into the 5'10-range.

It is quite clear that Benedikt does not stand any better then how Rob's father did with him when he was in the 5'10-range.
datguy said on 13/Feb/16
Rob I like the new height chart in the picture but doesn't it throw off this listing? he seems 5 11.5 without the hair and that's WITH the thicker footwear. shouldn't this make him 5'11.25?
Editor Rob: at times someone can look above or below their height in photos. I think if you measured him he could still be roughly 5ft 11.5
datguy said on 11/Feb/16
Klask how on earth do you see a 4 inch difference in the new picture?
Klask said on 6/Feb/16
Legit 183cm. Maybe pushing up on 184cm, even. Clearing 6' flat either way.
datguy said on 6/Feb/16
Rob is he dropping any height in the newest picture?
Editor Rob: he wasn't moving much, the shoot was very fast so people jump in, snap and 'next'...
Johno said on 1/Feb/16
Take footwear disadvantage away and Rob would stand better with Mr Cumberbatch then Tom Hardy does. Tom Hardy for me is nothing over 5'8.

Even without taking footwear into consideration, Rob is nearly reach 2/3s above his eyeline towards the top of his head. 2/3s 5 inches that is. It is therefore very reasonable to assume that benedict without the footwear advantage would look 5'10.25 with a 5'8 Rob. Giving him a height estimate of a weak 5'11 is very-very fair.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jan/16
I agree with Jake. I think he can look nearer 6ft than 5ft11. In Sherlock he looked a strong 6ft guy!
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 19/Jan/16
He is at least 182 cm in my opinion.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/16
Cumberbatch can give a slightly taller impression than Redmayne in photos. Anything under this listing is too low.
pjk said on 18/Jan/16
Wow, in these photo's he looks no more than 5'11 flat i would say. Very revealing, nice one Rob. This would also explain the slight disparity between himself and Chris Pine.
Andrea said on 16/Jan/16
Basing on Rob's photos, no...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jan/16
Rob, is he really just a centimetre taller than Redmayne?
Editor Rob: I think they are relatively close, eddie with more up and down posture though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jan/16
Weak 6ft was closer.
176.2 said on 11/Jan/16
Wow he has incredible short legs for that height!
datguy said on 9/Jan/16
Maybe a 5'11.5 listing would be better since you saw him at that height.
Editor Rob: that is pretty much the mark I should give him.
MD said on 8/Jan/16
When Eddie Redmayne stands at his full height (rare) in pictures with Benedict, they are basically the same height. Both are just over 5'11".
Ferris said on 7/Jan/16
That's weird, I always thought he was a solid 6fter like 183-184 range in most of his tv shows and movies. But standing next to Rob, he looks more 181 range (with footwear advantage)!
amaterasu said on 5/Jan/16
He doesn't look 5'11.75, but he is nothing under 5'11" consider footwear advantage. I would put him right at 5'11.25, he is most likely 183cm out of the bed and drops 2cm during the day, so solid 181cm.
Rob, if you really like to see him as 182cm, then at least put him at 5'11.5
datguy said on 5/Jan/16
Why hasn't he been downgraded yet basically everyone here agrees that 5'11.25 at the most.
Byron T. said on 4/Jan/16
I think Benedict Cumberbatch can pass for 6'0'' even if he's a little under it.

Rob, how much did it cost for your 2015 photo op with Cumberbatch?
Editor Rob: in 2014 35 then 2015 45 ($65 - 70).
Andrea said on 4/Jan/16
He can look a weak 5'11 in the new picture, considering he has got more shoes!
Ferris said on 4/Jan/16
He's a bit taller than Eddie Redmayne, Ioan Gruffudd and especially Matt Smith!
Mat said on 4/Jan/16
Give him the 5'11.5 Rob. It's still 182 cm. Right now, even 181 cm could be argued for Benedict
Mat said on 4/Jan/16
Rob, you didn't answer this: in a 3 inch difference you should be looking at his mouth, correct? How much difference do you have in the photo?
Editor Rob: yes normally, but remember if somebody had a longer eyelevel in a photo then you could be looking above their mouth.
Blade said on 3/Jan/16
Looks 5'11.
jtm said on 3/Jan/16
another lift wearer?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jan/16
I think this is the lowest he could be. He can look 6ft
Mat said on 2/Jan/16
Rob, seriously, how much difference do you have in the latest photo? If you were looking at his mouth it would be 3 inches. But you are not. It's a 2.5 inch difference. Let's say you are 5'8.5 in the pic. That makes him 5'11 flat. He also has 1/3 more shoe, so 5'10 and 2/3 in aka 179.5 cm. Mind explaining this? Even if we assume you have a 3 inch difference in the picture, it's 5'11.5 minus the third inch more shoe, 5'11-5'11.25 aka 180-181, and that's assuming he didn't sleep all night. Correct me where I'm wrong, please, because I too thought he was 182 cm and I'm a bit shocked.
Editor Rob: he definitely wasn't shorter than Malcolm the photographer (who is near 5ft 11.5 himself), but I think Malcolm was in converse and cumberbatch hair made him look taller. In 2015 he didn't look 6ft range up close.
datguy said on 2/Jan/16
I could believe 5'11.25 if he was already a his absolute low at the time of this picture. He should definitely at least be put at 5'11.5 though.
Johno said on 1/Jan/16
Rob, i honestly think if he did not have the footwear advantage, you could make a case of Mr Cumberbatch looking less then 2 inches taller then you. You would be very near his hairline and his hairline is not 2 inches and above. He therefore could look sub-5'10 in this picture.

But since you saw him around 5'11.5, i am keeping my weak 5'11 option open.
Editor Rob: I think his eyelevel in that photo will be around 5 inches though
Johno said on 1/Jan/16
Taking his footwear advantage out of the equation and that picture would be a real shocker.

If Rob opted to wear thick shoes from now on and support a haircut with volume; he would basically pull-off a Hollywood "6-footer", this is without wearing elevator boots, just normal large shoes.
datguy said on 31/Dec/15
barely even looks 5'11. Is it time for a downgrade Rob?
Editor Rob: 5ft 11.5 could be nearer, 5ft 11 flat I don't think he's that low.
cole said on 30/Dec/15
@Editor Rob: How tall would you say you were at the time of the picture? Between 174 and 175 cm? I feel like even if the restless night theory was the case and he had already dropped to his low or extreme low, over 181 cm range is quite hard to believe looking at the new picture... It's weird as he usually does look a decent 182 cm guy.
Editor Rob: out the hotel at 8am and on feet at least 3 hours, that photo was bang on 11am, so I'd likely be anywhere in 8.25-3/8th range that moment.

I'm in a clark route which is just under 0.7 inch and cumberbatch in a 1-inch shoe.
Johno said on 29/Dec/15
Looks 5'10.5 - 5'10.75 in that picture; i am going to give him 5'11.
CD said on 26/Dec/15
Rob if he looked under 6ft and also had a 1/3rd inch more shoe, doesn't that mean the 5ft 11.75 listing is off the mark now? I'd at least tweak it to 5ft 11.5.
Editor Rob: in the 181-2 zone is not impossible for him, but maybe he had a restless night and was already at his low. It's 11am, I'm not quite at my low yet.
amaterasu said on 26/Dec/15
180-181cm is what I can see
cole said on 25/Dec/15
@Editor Rob: Why does he look 5'10-10.5 in the new pic, with 0.25in more footwear??
Editor Rob: he's got a 1/3rd inch more shoe than me. He did look under 6ft that day, it was bang on 11am that photo.
Larry said on 22/Dec/15
A reddit fan who met him featured on the Graham Norton Show described him as "not a 5'11 wannabe 6 footer but a def 6' tall"
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Elduderino said on 22/Nov/15
Yeah I doubt this guy goes around telling people he's 5'11 and 3/4
S.J.H said on 22/Nov/15
Hes a short looking 6feet. Never look like one 6 footer out here. I bet his hair give illusion been taller than 511.5 here if he face up. But no. I know this trick. He probably just 511.25 barefoot
Anonymous Height Researcher said on 11/Nov/15
hes ****ing 6 feet./
Big C said on 23/Oct/15
@Judd ISR C I think I doubt he's below 182cm at night, maybe except at his extreme lowest from a hard days work or lifting heavy stuff or something, and btw B is similar to what I measure out of bed and in the evening!
Judd ISR said on 22/Sep/15
So he might be one of those guy which has a full morning height of 184 cms and a potential shrinkage of 1"? Yeah I do agree!
[Editor Rob: it's possible.]
Judd ISR said on 20/Sep/15
Rob this is one of the top debated pages of this site considering he was before 6' and then 5'11.75". In your opinion what is the best way among those:

A) 185,0cms/183,0cms
B) 184,5cms/182,5cms
C) 184,0cms/182,0cms
D) 183,5cms/181,5cms
[Editor Rob: C is likely, D is possible as a low.]
BT said on 16/Sep/15
I think if you had a pic with Smith, Cumberbatch and Redmayne together, standing with the same posture, they would look virtually the same, maybe Redmayne is the shorter one by a small fraction at 181 flat and Smith and Ben at 181,5-182. But who knows, they might all measure within a couple millimeters of eachother.
Insomniac said on 29/Aug/15
@Joe Joe
I honestly think this guy is a flat 5'11" no more no less, the fact that you called his bluff with a quick comparison shows that he's still listed too tall.
joe joe said on 27/Aug/15
@WishIWasTaller my wife and I compared him to myself. I am 6'1. She is 5'8
joe joe said on 26/Aug/15
@WishIWasTaller we compared him to myself. I'm 6'1. I think Rob has the listing pretty much spot on I would peg him at 181/182
Kreyzig 6ft 3 said on 19/Aug/15
My friend saw him up close at TIFF 2014 and he was a lot shorter than my friend who is 6ft 5..he told me that benedict is around 5ft 11 max..i think that when the height difference is big..taller person can misjudge the height of the shorter person..and vice versa is also true..I don't agree with him this guy looks a legit 6ft in sherlock..although 182 cms is not impossible
Sam said on 18/Aug/15
Looks like your playing a game of rock, paper, scissors there, LOL, congratulations on your win over Cumberbatch's risky paper move.
Sam said on 17/Aug/15
This is a good fit, after watching a bit of Sherlock, 5 inches is the max difference I'd see between him and Martin Freeman, at times it even looks like less of a height difference.
WishIWasTaller said on 9/Jul/15
@joe joe
How did you and your wife come to the conclusion that he wasn't a legit 6'0, are you 6'0 or taller did you guys compare yourselves or someone else to him?
joe joe said on 9/Jul/15
Agreed rob. I would peg him at around 181/182. I'm 185 and He really didn't seem like a full 6footer when I met him. Even my wife said she was supprised at how average he was height wise considering how tall he looks on TV.
joe joe said on 7/Jul/15
Rob! Last time I was on i'm sure he was 183 or 184. Me and my wife met him today in theatre, as my wife is fitting him for a new play he is involved in, in London. We both Agreed he is definitely not 6ft so I was coming here to rant only to see you had already downgraded him. Lol. I should never have doubted you Rob.
[Editor Rob: he was 183 for a long while, but then after seeing him a few times I realised he looked a bit under 6ft.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jul/15
I don't think Cumberbatch would measure as low as 181cm.
Generally he looks to 6ft and other times maybe a fraction under it.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jun/15
Rob, wouldn't this put Redmayne at 5ft11 flat?

Ben looks to be near 1in taller.
[Editor Rob: eddie does at times look to have a non-stallone like stance, I think they may actually measure very close. Both in fact might end up in the 181 range.]
Triplescrew said on 24/Jun/15

I say this as a true SPN/Sherlock nerd and a Bale film watcher:

Ben > Matt Smith > Bale > Ackles

All these guys are between 5'11" and 6'0" so it's not a big diff of course. Ankles looks 5'11" to me barefoot in SPN so that's why he's last. Then Bale because he looks like a middling 5'11" in The Prestige. Smith is there to represent the true 5'11.5" dude. Then Ben who probably goes to bed around 5'11.7" would be my guess.
Tarinator said on 20/Jun/15
A solid 6'0 in the morning. Maybe 184 max.
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 8/Jun/15
Yeah, 5 ft 11-1/2, and 160 to 165 pounds, 38 inch chest and size 10 or 11 shoe. He can certainly pull off 6 feet on the big screen.
Andrea said on 16/May/15
Lorne, i've not seen that much of Bale and Cumberbatch to be fair... But i think a guy like Alex, who is a legit 6', would be easily taller than all of them! How much is the question! Jensen, as you can see with many other celebrities Rob has met (Ritchson, Hartley, Padalecki), does look a bit under 6', i think he might be a guy who measures 182-182.5 at night, much closer to the 5'11.75 mark than 6' (with a chance of being even a bit under it maybe on a bad day)! Bale i'd say he's maybe a weaker 6' than Jensen, 5'11.5 is a good possibility for him. I mean, look at him with Brandon Routh, he can look 3 inches shorter than him, 5'11.75 is really his best case scenrario, IMO! As for Benedict, i've seen him only in The Imitation Game, which was a great movie, btw. In that movie he didn't look much over 5'11 (next to the other actors) but he also didn't have a good posture in some scenes... But he looks near 182 with Rob, so this listing seems fair! I don't know who would be the tallest, Lorne, but i'd say Bale would be the shortest :)
Aza said on 16/May/15
He looks a solid 181cm.
cole said on 14/May/15
@Lorne: Yeah, 182 cm is perhaps the most likely for Bale, but I wouldn't rule out near 183 until I've seen him look under it more times than not, or Rob sees him up close and rules out 183.
Lorne??? said on 13/May/15
@Cole: Agree. But whereas you've seen less of Jensen, I've seen less of BC. But I've always liked Christian Bale as an actor, so after watching him over the years, I can safely say, just under 6ft is his height. He could be 182.5 afternoon, though, not impossible.
cole said on 12/May/15
@Lorne: Oh boy, that's a tough one... I haven't seen Ackles nearly as much as I've seen Cumberbatch and Bale, so it's harder for me to say. Of course the easy thing to say is that they might all be very similar, beacuse it's impossible to be accurate down to the last mm without an exact measurement. I wouldn't think there'd be a very noticable difference between them though (well Ackles would probably have a bit of an edge in an event/premiere type shot, because of his tendency to wear more chunky footwear). I think Bale and Cumberbatch could possibly measure within "one or two mm" of each other (like between 182.0 and 182.3), Ackles maybe a hair above that (like nothing under 182.2-3). But then at times I think Bale has a chance at 182.5 or more. I don't know man... Their listings looks fine as is, but I guess it couldn't hurt to give Bale and Ackles the 5'11.75 as well. It's a mark that's arguable for all three of them and in light of recent events, seems the most likely as far as Cumberbatch is concerned. It would be quite interesting to see them together, but I doubt that'll ever happen... Cumberbatch and Bale though, it wouldn't surprise me if they did a movie together at some point (apart from Jungle Book: Origins)!
Sam said on 12/May/15
Ackles may be the tallest of three guys but with good posture and even angles, pretty sure there'd be practically no detectable difference between them.

Rob, could you add Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and War Horse to his credits?
Lorne??? said on 10/May/15
You know an interesting comparison would be Jensen Ackles, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Christian Bale. Th battle of the weak 6 footers! Just for the hell of it, throw in a David duchovny or better yet, David Boreanez, for the opposing effect.

To Andrea, and Cole(and anyone else who wants to answer:)

Who would be the tallest between the three???(Bale, Cumberbatch, and Ackles?)

It's just too close to call, up until recently I may have went with Cumberbatch, but now, not so sure. It wouldn't at all suprise me though, if Avkles actually had a few mm on Bale...

(BTW, I'd ask you Rob but I have a feeling you would say it was too close to call, but you can always weigh in!)
Lorne??? said on 10/May/15
@Cole: Those are good points(I know it's a been awhile but am responding now!) but, I just can't see Bale as 6 foot. Yeah, looking at Cumbernatch more the past year or so, h looks 182 more than 183, I always said 5ft11.75-6ft anyway, but, I'd still be shocked if h came in shorter than Christian Bale. I mean, a couple mm is always possible, but I think they are both legit 182 guys, who can both pull off 6ft at times, as they are both fairly slim(though Nale varies!)

Bale, I just cannot see that full 6ft. 5ft11.5 is more likely than 6ft, I still say.
heightinspector4fun said on 10/May/15
Haha Andrea thanks for replying I sleep I just sleep like three or four h
ours a day
Andrea said on 9/May/15
"heightinspector4fun says on 7/May/15
Rob something a bit irrelevant. I keep measuring myself at 8am in the morning
and I am 5 11 but when I measure myself in the afternoon I am the exact same height. I also had someone else measure me to be sure. Why that?"
Because you probably never sleep or you sleep standing up like horses... :)
heightinspector4fun said on 7/May/15
Rob something a bit irrelevant. I keep measuring myself at 8am in the morning
and I am 5 11 but when I measure myself in the afternoon I am the exact same height. I also had someone else measure me to be sure. Why that?
Andrea said on 5/May/15
Yeah, this is certainly better! He didn't look a big 6' guy in The Imitation Game, even if i must say he often had bad posture in that movie! In any case, this is a good one! What about Mr. Ackles, now? :)
MD said on 5/May/15
Yes, this is the perfect listing. He is just under 6'0". It's not readily noticeable, but after seeing photo after photo where he's ever-so-slightly shorter than legit 6'0" men, it becomes pretty obvious.
cole said on 4/May/15
@Editor Rob: Nice! Yeah, the more you see someone up close, the better the estimate. Can we expect to see more photos of you and Benedict? :)
[Editor Rob: well I seen him now several times and I think overall somewhere in that not quite 6ft zone fits him. One photo with Ben is enough for just now...]
cole said on 3/May/15
@Editor Rob: There it is! 5'11.75 is spot on. What made you change your mind?
[Editor Rob:
having seen him several times up close now, I would say that I've removed a benefit of doubt and put him nearer what he looks...but don't tell any cumberbitches!]
zondo said on 1/May/15
182cm barefeet.
Dejavu said on 28/Mar/15
Looks around an inch shorter than Colin Firth,
TheoJ said on 24/Mar/15
He just walked past me in the park, he is barely 5'11, nowhere near 6ft, and probably at other times at events and on set wears lifts. Amazing actor though!!
Judd said on 17/Feb/15
rob, perhaps in a month you can brag about having met another accademy award winner...XD

he's a candidate for the best actor!
[Editor Rob: Eddie looks a stick on to win that.

MD said on 12/Feb/15
This shot is really throwing me off with Benedict and 5'11" Sam Claflin:

Click Here

There are some angles going on, here, but if anything, the tilt seems to disavantage Claflin. I don't get what's going on, here.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Jan/15
A little over it, Mr. R?

That would definitely put Pine at 6ft1
Sam said on 6/Jan/15
Have a more pleasant Cumberbatch experience this time, Mr. R?
Mr. R said on 5/Jan/15
I saw BC tonight at a screening of Imitation Game. For sure, he is 6 feet, and I think that he is a little over that. 6.0.25
cole said on 1/Jan/15
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.

Well we've never seen Cumberbatch and Bale together, so that might be a bit of a bold statement.
Personally I see it the other way around - to me Bale has appeared a legit 6 footer more often than Cumberbatch. The way Rob told us about his meeting with Benedict and explained how he edged the near 5'11.5 photographer, but had a little more footwear - to me that means he may very well be nearer 5'11.5. If you asked me about Bale 1 or 2 years back I would have said 5'11.5 was the safest bet for him, think I even argued 5'11.25 at one point... but I've had a better look at him now and he does in fact have a tendency to stand quite relaxed plus he's often in normal footwear. Standing tall he can easily look 6ft with Jackman, Nolan, Freeman, Caine, Hardy and Cooper, at least in the shots I've seen. In comparison I can't see a legit 6 footer in Cumberbatch when he's with guys like Chris Pine, Mark Gatiss, Zachary Quinto, Martin Freeman, Mark Strong, Tom Hiddleston, Daniel Bruhl and Matthew Goode.
Njp said on 29/Dec/14
Looked shorter than his wax work on Graham Norton. It just goes to show you that no one ever really stands at full height unless being measured specifically. I would be that he was measured first thing one morning for his wax figure too. Morning height a solid 184cm I would bet. Maybe 182cm by the evening. Miranda Hart was eye level with his wax figure so her evening height is probably around 183cm considering the slight heel deficit ( she was in flats, the figure was in dress shoes)
Mees said on 21/Dec/14
Appears pretty tall in the Sherlock series. However, I'd give him 5'11.5. Mark Gatiss, who plays his brother in Sherlock, is listed as 6'1 and he seems at least 1 inch taller
Celebheights 188 CM said on 18/Dec/14
This might be a ridiculous comparison, but he looks the same (if not taller than Prince William) in a photo where everything is shown)?

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This I don't get.
[Editor Rob: since when did prince william morph into Dan Stevens ;)]
Triplescrew said on 12/Dec/14
Looks 5'11.5"ish next to 6'2" Charles Dance in The Imitation Game.

Rob, how would you compare Benedict next to guys like Matt Smith and Jensen Ackles? About the same?
[Editor Rob: well when I watched jenny with matt I thought he cleared 5ft 11, but was he like alex a genuine 6ft, I wasn't as sure. Benedict as I said had managed to edge out the photographer who is around 5ft 11.5, but matt/benedict might measure closer than we'd think.]
MD said on 8/Dec/14
With 6'1.5" Mark Strong:

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james said on 16/Nov/14
He looked about 5'11" in The Imitation Game.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Nov/14
He can look 6ft0-6ft1 because of his slim frame and good posture but Chris Pine who is genuinely a weak 6ft1 edges him out in photos. Other times he can look under 6ft.
cole said on 14/Nov/14
One I hadn't seen, with 169 cm Freeman: Click Here Looks 182 cm there.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 11/Nov/14
To my mind, he is certainly a legit 6ft guy and can appear close to 184 cm at times.
Tim1.79 said on 7/Nov/14
5-11.5 or 182, cant see more than that.
Sam said on 3/Nov/14
Interesting link by Dan, he did seem a bit more muscular than usual in Star Trek, he for sure can seem an inch under Chris Pine at times and Quinto is similar to Pine in height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/14
I think 184cm is his claim and on Sherlock he could look it...
cole said on 23/Oct/14
@Judd: He doesn't look 6ft in the pic, and he wouldn't look 6'0.5 if he stood tall.
See the linked picture in Rob's response to Chris on the 4th of March, he's not dropping much over 1 cm with that kind of pose. Rob isn't standing perfect either, so I think BC would look about the same as Mads Mikkelsen if both stood straight - 5'11.75. If Cumberbatch can pass for 6ft, so can Mads imo.
Judd said 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...
In bbc sherlock is 188cm 6' 2"
Rey said 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 said on 2/Jul/14
I'm not quite sure he has a full 4 inches on Rob here. I think 182cm seems likely
Dan said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 27/Mar/14
Kellan Lutz, Reed Diamond, Edi Gateghi or David Duchovny. Strong 6footers.
jon said 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 said 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".
Lorne said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 20/Mar/14
I agree, but I don't see him as low as 5ft11.5, like Bale.
Alex 6ft 0 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 19/Mar/14
LOL James Mcavoy looks taller than Rob with him.
Sam said 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 said on 16/Mar/14
@Editor Rob: Nothing wrong with that! ;)
Joseph said on 15/Mar/14
Rob: sorry if you have already answered this question: what was the difference is shoe gain?
cole said 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 said on 15/Mar/14
If his head was normal sized, would he be 5'11?
cole said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 12/Mar/14
If he has his head straight it would be about a 4 inch difference. 6'0 looks accurate
MD said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 8/Mar/14
Rob, looks more than 4 inches shorter than Sacha Baron Cohen on this photo:
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 said 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 said on 8/Mar/14
Youu don't get ANY downgrade, so that's not surprise, ever.
the shredder said on 7/Mar/14
6'0 easy if standing correct , I don''t get the 5'11.5 downgrade.
Chris said on 6/Mar/14
Yeah, he's totes awesome bro brah, so he deserves every inch.
cole said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 26/Feb/14
he is 6'0-6'0.25.6 feet is possible.pretty tall guy
Balrog said on 25/Feb/14
If Pine is 184cm then Benedict is 182cm.
thorterr said on 24/Feb/14
looking at all the pics,,,id say 5ft 11
Chuckie Cheese 2 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 21/Feb/14
yeah 182cm guy no more.
Banshee said 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 said on 20/Feb/14
His head size would be too small if it shrank and put him down to 5'10.
mook65 said 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 said 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 said 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) said 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 said on 17/Feb/14
Nice pic. 182-183cm I think.
miko said 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 said 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 said on 17/Feb/14
He's got an insanely long head! Looks pretty 6'0" to me, I doubt much lower.
MD said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 16/Feb/14
Great pic Rob would have loved to have met B.C ....
littlesue said 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 said on 16/Feb/14
Exactly my height probs
miko said 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) said 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 said on 15/Feb/14
Rob, what other celeb did you met in this convention?
Balrog said on 15/Feb/14
Rob did he look legit 6'0" to you? Any chance of being just 182cm?
Alex 6ft 0 said on 15/Feb/14
He looks 6'0ish
Mr. R said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 15/Feb/14
Holy cow, not trying to be rude, but he'd be 5'10" with a normal sized head lol.
Hypado said on 14/Feb/14
Legit 6ft 0in (183 cm)
Connor 184.5-185cm said on 14/Feb/14
He could just be 6ft, 182.88cm or 183cm i would say, possibly 182.5-6cm at worst.
jtm said on 14/Feb/14
looks 182cm but 6'0 is possible.
Balrog said on 4/Feb/14
5'11.75" - 6'0" is my guess for Benedict
Mr. R said 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 said 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 said on 19/Jan/14
@Mr. R: Nice! Could you post the pic in a tinypic url on Fassbender's page as well?
Mr. R said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 14/Jan/14
A strong 5'11" in every Chris Pine picture I've seen him in.
MD said 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 said 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 said on 12/Jan/14
In Sherlock Season 1, Episode 2 he looks shorter than Bertie Carvel who is listed as 6'0.
cole said 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 said on 5/Jan/14
He's too close in height with David Tennant to be under 6'0.
MEE said on 4/Jan/14
DR Watson must be veery short then!
cole said 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 said on 29/Dec/13
I stand by 183-184cm. He reminds me a bit of Alan Rickman
cole said 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 said on 27/Dec/13
With Clooney (no visible footwear)
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cole said 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 said on 23/Dec/13
I'd give Firth 186cm and this dude 183-184cm
Realist said 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 said 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 said on 16/Dec/13
Just watched Sherlock, didn't seem much shorter than Gatgiss.
NJP said on 16/Dec/13
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NJP said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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.
cole said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 21/Aug/13
In the other photos taken from that event, Tennant looks taller.

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cole said 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 said on 10/Aug/13
Tennant rarely ever looks a full 6'1 to be fair.

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