How tall is Charles Dance

Charles Dance's Height

6ft 2in (188 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 3in (191 cm)
English Actor best known for roles in Alien 3, Last Action Hero, The Imitation Game and HBO tv series Game of Thrones, where he plays Tywin Lannister. His agency cv states he stands 6ft 3 (191cm), with weight 89kg (196 pounds). This photo is from Collectormania 2013, I think when standing tall he was near to 6ft 2 nowadays.

How tall is Charles Dance
5ft 8 Rob and Charles

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Average Guess (18 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 2.68in (189.7cm)
Current: 6ft 1.19in (185.9cm)
berta said on 27/Mar/17
barely 190 peak and 188 today. could have been 6 foot 3 peak but i have a feeling he was 0,7 cm under it
Sandy Cowell said on 23/Jan/17
Wasn't he a stinker in 'The Imitation Game'?
He's a tall stinker though, and he looked noticeably taller than Benedict Cumberbatch, who is just under 6ft, in that thoroughly enjoyable film.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/17
He could pull off 6ft3-3½ range in Alien 3. At least 4in on Sigourney Weaver. I think peak he could have been similar to Gwendoline
JEREMY said on 28/Dec/16
Rob, do you think he could be a fraction over 6 ft 3 at peak ?
Editor Rob: I would say a classic 6ft 3 actor, now a classic 6ft 2 range.
A small bit over 6ft 3 is always possible.

To be fair, he definitely is taller than this photo, I'd say a decent 188cm today.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Dec/16
Rob, would say this guy is taller in person than someone like Mark Gatiss?
Editor Rob: yes Rampage, he was a good inch taller than many 6ft 1 guys, he simply dropped more height, with everybody...if you went through all the photos at this event you wouldn't have thought he was 6ft 2.
185cmAriel said on 11/Dec/16
looks more like 185 cm max
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Nov/16
Didn't look under 6ft2 in The Imitation Game.
Sandy Cowell said on 26/Nov/16
Rob - that is a mighty small 6 inches, if you don't mind my saying so!
I've seen Charles Dance in many things and I know he is tall, but perhaps he could be 6ft1 now! I'm going to have to settle for 6ft1, purely by using you as a measuring stick!
Editor Rob: Sandy, he has dropped more height than I did, he is nearer 6ft 2 at that moment.

Even with taller guys he wasn't standing at his tallest.
Tom said on 16/Nov/16
Looked shorter than Jaime in their first scene together in GoT. I'd guess around 6'1" today.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Oct/16
Doesn't look anywhere near 6ft2 in the photo but I think he'd still stretch up to it just about if Rob were to measure him, maybe a little shy of it at worst
Ryan said on 13/Oct/16
by the way his hand is over you i thought he was going to **** you XD. in the pic looks like a 6' footer maybe 6' 1
Josh Jeffords said on 9/Oct/16
Tall guy some good acting he looked over 6 3 in early 90s.
Always in flat dress shoes this guy likely was over that in his youth.
Nice big brother pose he looks barely 6ft there.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Sep/16
Rob, could he be heading to 6ft1 now?
Editor Rob: you saw him in Imitation Game I think, he was still looking 6ft 2 then, I think over next 5 years though, that's an age range he may well drop half inch more.
Pierre said on 25/Aug/16
Look at others pictures in web Charles Dance and Gwendoline Christie=when she has about 3.5 inches max shoes and Charles about 1 inch shoes she towered him about 1/2 head imo.She's easily 2 inches taller than him when both are barefoot imo=Gwendoline 6"3.25 Charles Dance 6"1' max imo.
Edgar said on 16/Aug/16
So Robb, if you think that pic (of him with you) doesn't represent his actual height, then why you post it, please post another fair picture to stop this ridiculous endless debate
Editor Rob: it shows I met him and can offer an example of how an actor drops more height. Je wasn't a guy I thought would do any pose to try to get a better photo unfortunately.
Stubborn said on 16/Aug/16
Charles Dance and his ex fiancee Eleanor Boorman

Look, what camera angle can do
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And look, what high heels can do
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Charles Dance and Gwendoline Christie without high heels
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Let's be smart
Stubborn said on 16/Aug/16
Charles Dance and his ex fiancee Eleanor Boorman

Look, what camera angle can do
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And look, what high heels can do
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Let's be smart
Stubborn said on 15/Aug/16
@Pierre So how tall is Charles Dance now do you think

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Joke said on 14/Aug/16
Judging people heights by looking at photos is pretty unfair. Dance used to drop his height in so many photos he is in, he stood generally in poor posture. He often dropped his height in his hip and back and neck. Dropping height is his bad habit.
Joke said on 14/Aug/16
So there's someone on here whos trying so hard to make people believe that Dance is shorter than 188 cm lol
Pierre said on 31/Jul/16
Imo he's around 6"0.75' if he's in the same posture as Rob.When i tilt my head as him i don't really loose height.
Editor Rob: he really was around 6ft 2.

I mean I did drop some height myself, but he was dropping 3cm more...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jun/16
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Looks near 6ft4 in this photo.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jun/16
He's still around 6ft2. I was watching some of his older stuff from the 70's-80's and he looks a lot like Tom Hiddleston facially and in build (but maybe wee bit taller).
Mike said on 4/Jun/16
Could be 187 cm.
5'11 quinn said on 12/Apr/16
Gary said on 27/Mar/16
It's funny how we all shrink and grow in our day to day lives.

Hgh therapy before 30 or at 30 will make cartlidge grow and make you taller. Ontop of this, Hgh will prevent tissue break down from wear & tear in our daily lives.
Gary said on 27/Mar/16
It's funny how we all shrink and grow in our day to day lives.
Jedi Master 5'11 said on 19/Mar/16
Yeah he always had a bit of a tall build to him but like other 6'0"ers and 6'1"ers his eyes come to around your head. He's just old and lost a lot of height.
Editor Rob: believe me, even though I dropped some height I felt he came in a few cm lower with much looser posture than me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Mar/16
I reckon in his prime he'd have been the same height as Gwendoline.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/15
"Peak height was 6ft 3¼in (191cm)"
J-Dog said on 10/Jul/15
Great point, doggy! I agree Charles still looks 188-189cm with full posture. And when Gwendoline is not in heels they are close in height.
Rick said on 25/May/15
Stood behind him in a queue earlier this year and he is about 6ft.0 my height but has a noticble stoop - so upright about 6ft.2 and probably a strong 6ft.3 at peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/15
Rob, is a strong 6ft2 possible now?
[Editor Rob: around 6ft 2 I think he looked]
doggy said on 19/Mar/15
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Nah that is when gwen doesnt wear that crazy high heels.

Now just guess his height.
doggy said on 19/Mar/15
Charles height is 189 cm these days, still tall, even taller than many younger men such as kit harington, robb stark, even taller than 186 cm cristiano ronaldo
doggy said on 19/Mar/15
Dear j dog that photo only means he has almost has the same height with gwen if gwen didnt wear that crazy heels!!!
J-Dog said on 10/Mar/15
Anyone else notice Charles feet in the second picture that @dred posted below? It looks like he is elevating his heels on both legs to get an extra 1-2"

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In his prime I see nothing short of a solid 191cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/15
"Charles Dance's height is 6ft 2¼in (189cm)"

More than 2in on Benedict Cumberbatch in The Intimidation Game (I'm open to the possibility of Cumberbatch being a weak 6ft).

Possibly a strong 6ft3 peak. He was very tall in The Last Action Hero (about 2in on Schwarzenegger) and Alien 3 (4in on Sigourney Weaver)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/15
If Cumberbatch is 6ft, this guy is still a strong 6ft2
Arch Stanton said on 15/Jan/15
Yeah he could look 6'2.5 next to Cumberbatch.
Arch Stanton said on 15/Jan/15
Rob can you add The Imitation Game? He does look near 6'3 in that film still
but I'll take your word for it that he isn't!
Sam said on 5/Jan/15
Just saw The Imitation Game I thought that he could still pull off 6'2.5" next to Benedict Cumberbatch as he looks more than 2 inches higher.
theodore said on 31/Dec/14
I dont think that's idris elba. :)
tiranni said on 27/Dec/14
Clearly taller than 190 cm Idris Elba in 2012 Strike Back. Check it out.
dufe said on 18/Nov/14
Lost more than 1 inch doesn't make sense at all.
Thanks.
Judd said on 14/Nov/14
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 8/Nov/13
"Charles Dance's height is 6ft 1.75in (187cm)"

His peak is spot on though

I agree
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Oct/14
Looks 189cm next to Strong
Shawn said on 8/Oct/14
Can you believe this, Rob..

Charles and 188 cm Mark Strong. He drop his height but still looks taller than Mark. According to the camera angle, Mark should looks taller than Charles in this photo.
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And look at this. Charles' body frame size is taller and longer than Mark.
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But I still DON'T believe a photo could measure your body properly.

I mean, how come 183 cm Benedict Cumberbatch looks as tall as Mark.
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What I believe is "CHARLES DANCE IS STILL TALL IN HIS LATE 60s".

Period.

:)
[Editor Rob: I think Benedict looks smaller than mark in the side to side shot.]
Arezz said on 2/Oct/14
Dear Rob, I try to fix my earlier post about 3 photos with the same angle but have different look.

He stood with his very poor posture in the 1st pic.
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He stood with a better posture in the 2nd.
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He changed the stand position gradually and he finally stood in his best posture in the 3rd.
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I thought it was his bad habbit stood with that poor posture, as you can see in your pic with him.

And I agree with you he wasn't a guy who would have done a back to back pose.
I found that facts in many pictures.

The best think for knowing his actual height is you come to him and ask him to stand at his best and measure his height.


You may delete my earlier post, Rob.
Kimmi said on 2/Oct/14
As tall as 193 cm Sacha Baron Cohen.

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Sacha wore a higher footwear.
Watch the film and check it out.
oyeah said on 2/Oct/14
Are you sure Gwenn didn't wear high heels on that pic?
Concerned 181 cm said on 17/Sep/14
I don't doubt he was 6'3 at peak, I'm just saying that this picture must have him dropping about three inches in posture if he's 6'2 today (which I find to be plausible, he looks about as tall as Nikolaj). Just compare this picture to Rob's picture with Gwendoline, who is supposed to be just one inch taller.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Sep/14
He did look 6 ft 3 peak Concerned.
Concerned 181 cm said on 15/Sep/14
His posture must be terrible, because here he looks soooooo much shorter than Gwendoline Christie despite being nearly the same height according to you.
[Editor Rob: even though I did drop some height myself, I think he drops height in his hip and back, he looked still 6ft 2 standing tall, but I didn't think he was a guy who would have done a back to back pose or something like that.]
NeverSayNever said on 12/Aug/14
Lost 3 cm? Does this make sense? How come? He looked sooo tall in Alien 3.
dred said on 19/Jul/14
He is clearly taller than clive owen.

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And the same height as gwendoline christie if he wore high heels

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Perhaps he just lost 1 inch nowadays but he was 191 cm in his prime.
rillo said on 19/Jul/14
He was same height as Sacha Baron Cohen in Ali G. I'm pretty sure he is 191 cm.
The Horse of FUNK said on 26/Jun/14
This guy always has a "son, I am disappoint" expression lol.
thebad7 said on 2/Jun/14
@Rob: That is very surprising. I just saw him most recently on the--here in the States--Cinemax television series, STRIKE BACK, where he played a wealthy tycoon-cum-terrorist financier. Rob, I don't know if you've seen the series, but when he was on it he played the classic suave but ruthless British villain as he's so adept at doing--and he stood with good posture. I thought he might still be close to peak height, but if your photo is any indication, then he's lost a little bit. Either way, he's still tall at 67 years old.

tb7
thebad7 said on 28/May/14
His performance as Benedict in 1993's LAST ACTION HERO is still my favorite--he is such a terrific comic villain. Keep in mind Arnold's Jack Slater had a footwear advantage with the snakeskin cowboy boots and Dance was in dress shoes--and he still had a noticeable edge on a roughly 6'1" (at the time) Arnold. In his prime, he was an easy 6'3", and though he still looms tall and looks to be in pretty good shape considering his age, he's definitely not at peak height anymore. Rob, you nailed it and this photo is proof: 6'3" peak; 6'2" today at age 67. I'm surprised he took that shot with such poor posture: he generally is one of the better actors with regard to maintaining good posture.

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[Editor Rob: he stood generally with poor posture in most photos I watched...if you looked at all photos of him at this shoot you'd probably think 6ft -6ft 1 range today! Didn't think he would be a kind of guy to do a pose though like back2back, which I sometimes will ask if I think I can get a better photo for the site.
]
Jack said on 10/May/14
He looks like he could be your father, hehe.
thorterr said on 6/May/14
rob you look a bit tense ,dont worry game of thrones isnt real life ,,hmm hes 6ft 1
the shredder said on 16/Apr/14
Great Performance in Alien 3.
Sam said on 17/Mar/14
He seemed to be pretty much the same height as Sacha Baron Cohen in the Ali G movie and Cohne seems to be a strong 6'3". Dance's height loss much be fairly recent.
carl199cm said on 7/Feb/14
how much do u weight rob?
[Editor Rob: for last 2 years I have maintained anywhere in 150 to 155 range]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Dec/13
He looked huge in Alien 3 next to Sigourney Weaver. He was in some forgettable flick with Meryl Streep back in the 80s where he dwarfed her. I think he may have been a strong 6ft3 peak. He still looks minimum 6ft2 on GOT.

"Peak height was 6ft 3.25in (191cm)"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Dec/13
I actually thought him and Clive looked Pretty similiar.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Dec/13
6'3" peak without a doubt. Looks 1-1.5 on Clive Owen in Gosford Park. Lost a good inch at 67.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Dec/13
Rob, was he a nice man?
[Editor Rob: 6 years ago he appeared at one of these events and I believe after a big sweaty guy in an alien costume was near him in a photoshoot he decided he wanted to sit on a stool...but I'm glad he stood 6 years later, yeah he is a smart man I think, he can give a stern impression]
Manza said on 1/Dec/13
He
is 6.1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Nov/13
"Charles Dance's height is 6ft 1.75in (187cm)"

His peak is spot on though
Matt 184.7-186.7cm said on 26/Oct/13
Rob I notice you give old guys a boost to what they look in photos, do they lose a lot with posture unless standing tall?
[Editor Rob: in this case he dropped at least an inch more height in the spine than me, I watched all the people in front and he rarely stood at his tallest...at least he stood this time - 5 years ago he didn't!]
Balrog said on 18/Sep/13
Ok then 187-188cm is possible.
Balrog said on 25/Aug/13
Rob how much height is he dropping here?
[Editor Rob: I dropped about half inch, he dropped near 2 inches, at least watching him with others it seemed he'd drop an inch at least in posture every photo]
Lurk said on 25/Aug/13
@Rob: I you didn't know this guy's stated height and just were to judge by looking at this photo - what height would you guess him at?
[Editor Rob: in that photo nearly 184cm, but he was losing a bit more than me. In a bunch of photos with friends he looked about 183-4cm range, but standing tall I thought he was nearly 6ft 2.]
Phantom said on 24/Aug/13
Looks 6'1" MAX to me.
Balrog said on 14/Jul/13
He was really close in height to Coster Waldau in GOT.
arnold #1 said on 12/Jul/13
tywin lannister looks 6'2
Ngrganto said on 4/Jun/12
Honestly i don't think he was ever over 190 CM. Probably 188 (6'2) at night , 190 (in the morning ) and 189 (6'2.5) during the day.
puchi said on 5/Feb/12
Clearly taller than Arnie in "The last action hero"
Rikashiku said on 13/Dec/11
He's slughtly taller than 6'2.5" Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Sam said on 7/Dec/11
In the Ali G movie, he was still the same height as Sacha Baron Cohen
Cranberries (18m, 193cm) said on 13/Aug/11
He has quite large hands and a large skeleton; he always strikes me as more like 6'4", but 6'3" is believable at minimum. For some reason, big hands just intimidate me and make people seem larger to me. lol
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/May/11
6ft2.5 now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Dec/10
Looks nearer 6"2
Gonzalo said on 28/Aug/07
I saw him yesterday in Scoop and he looked huge. It is true that he was beside Woody Allen and Scarlet Johanson who aren`t really tall people. But next to them he looked taller than Hugh Jackman who was also in the film. He could be taller than 1`91
Adam Brennon said on 22/Aug/07
He's comfortably the tallest actor in Alien 3
sam said on 20/Jul/07
Looked about the same height as Sacha Baron Cohen in Ali G Indahouse Movie, so 6'3" would be right.
Claire said on 20/Jan/06
I met Charles Dance about a year and I am 5ft 10 and was wearing heels so was about 6ft and he still towered over me so I would guess a height more at 6ft 4 at least for him.... and he was oh so charming too! mmm!

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