How tall is James Nesbitt

James Nesbitt's Height

5ft 11in (180 cm)

Irish Actor best known for roles in TV series Cold Feet, Murphy's Law and films such as The Hobbit Trilogy, The Way, Five Minutes of Heaven, Coriolanus and Outcast.


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Average Guess (12 Votes)
5ft 10.98in (180.3cm)
James B said on 22/May/17
Didnt look as tall as 181cm when I met him 10 years ago.
Rory said on 14/May/17
Saw him up close and felt he looked a good 5ft 11, baring in mind he's in his early fifties now I think 181cm as a young man is quite probable.
Fez said on 13/May/17
@Editor Rob,

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He looks easily 181 with Luke, but doesnt seem to look over 5'11" with Butler. He's quite tricky actually, What do u think Rob?
Editor Rob: he can make Butler nearer 6ft 2 if he is 181, though he may well be dropping half inch in posture.
Fez said on 12/May/17
@Editor Rob,

Do u think 181 is possible?
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But i think he could b either 5'11" or 11.25", He looks a solid 5'11".
Editor Rob: I think 181cm is entirely possible, I haven't rule it out.
Nacho said on 9/May/17
@Editor Rob,

he does looks over an inch taller than Phillip Schofield
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Same height as Matthew Perry!
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and not much shorter than Luke Evans
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Now i have no doubt Phillip has dress shoes on (which he wears most of the time).
I do agree with Rampage, i think he could b either 5'11 or 11.25" range and the
funny thing is that he did look a solid 5'11" on Lucky Man.

What do you think of this Rob?
James B said on 28/Oct/15
Honestly I was expecting him to look taller in the flesh.

And I am not just saying that either just because he came across as slightly up himself when I saw him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/15
Not convinced he's a legit 182cm.
180-181cm is a fair range...
Oldbush said on 24/Oct/15
I know him well, I am 189cm in morning and 187 at night so average out at 6'2" and I never feel anymore than 2" taller than him in similar footwear. In photos there is never anymore than about half a hand in height difference between us.
Also can add that I think its very immature and ignorant to completely judge a persons character or have such a strong opinion on someone based on a brief encounter or tv appearance. He in reality is a very kind, generous and friendly man.
Oldbush said on 23/Oct/15
I know for a fact that he is 182cm, just under 6'. I Witnessed his BMI being measured. With a laser height/scale. Maybe 183 in the morning.
James B said on 21/Jun/15
His weight rob?
[Editor Rob: 160-70]
James B said on 20/Jun/15
A fraction over 5'11........... I guess I got the wrong impression of his height when I saw him
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jun/15
Rob, is a fraction over 5ft11 possible?
[Editor Rob: he can pull it off at times the 181 mark.]
James B said on 9/Jun/15
Rob he looked very average sized in person and remember thats coming from me who is 5'7.5 max.

Shouldn't a 5'11 range guy look tallish?
[Editor Rob: depends on the circumstances, sometimes a 6ft man might not seem it, but if they were standing around on even ground for a minute and you watched them they might then look that tall.

It's why I understand a lot of under/over estimates can happen from some fairly brief sightings. Even I saw one actor once walking by while I was in a queue and he looked 5ft 7, but he really was 5ft 10...I never guess height when they are moving around or avoiding being noticed.]
184.3cm (Night) said on 9/Jun/15
Looks more 5'10 range in that pic. Have no idea who he is though.
Sam said on 8/Jun/15
Hard to snipe over an actor chilly and rude to his fans, I mean Adolph Hitler has a page, a few pedos (Stephen Collins/Jeffrey Jones) and alleged murderers (O.J. Simpson/Robert Blake), all-around monsters like Beiber ;=), got to put your feelings aside!
James B said on 7/Jun/15
I read your comment again Arch that was back in 07 so maybe nowadays he's become a bit more humble. I guess back then him having no hair might have pissed him of a bit since he may have not got so many TV roles. However I know people who prefer how he looked with no hair.
James B said on 7/Jun/15
Arch Stanton says on 6/Jun/15
My thoughts are exactly the same with Rob. There's numerous actors I don't like but we should add films and photos of them for the quality of the site. Admittedly I used to think the same about Nesbitt, there's a narrow line between charming cheeky chappy and being a smug t*t , At times he I'm not convinced he's one I'd get on with in person, but in more recent films and interviews I've seen he seems better than he used to seem.


Arch I met him in person back in 2007. He gave me a VERY grumpy look of "'i am better than you" when I asked a question about his film Bloody Sunday at my college lecture theatre and just was full of himself. Quite arrogant really. He's identical in personality to how he is on TV and plays himself every role I have seen him in. To be fair at least he did sign a few autographs for me.


I was sitting high up in the small lecture theatre and when I saw him I expected him to look taller. He appeared like 5'10 or 5'9 and seemed average sized not tall by any means. His posture maybe was not very good and I am not saying that either because he did not strike as being a humble nice guy. He defo looks taller on TV than in the flesh.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Jun/15
Rob if he's in 5'11 range Yorick has to be 6 ft 2! There was never just like 2 inches between them, more 2.5-3.
[Editor Rob: the 187 agency seems ok to me.]
Arch Stanton said on 6/Jun/15
My thoughts are exactly the same with Rob. There's numerous actors I don't like but we should add films and photos of them for the quality of the site. Admittedly I used to think the same about Nesbitt, there's a narrow line between charming cheeky chappy and being a smug t*t , At times he I'm not convinced he's one I'd get on with in person, but in more recent films and interviews I've seen he seems better than he used to seem.
James B said on 5/Jun/15
Arch why add a photo of this arrogant ****? No one hardly ever visits this height page.


I hope I don't get banned for saying this :-(
[Editor Rob: remember we are just here to talk about height mainly, try to distance ourselves from our feelings towards actors.
There are many actors I might not be a fan of, but it's not important really - their height is the thing we're trying to guess!
James I think looks somewhere in 5ft 11 range.]
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jun/15
Rob can you add a photo and Murphy's Law and films like The Hobbit trilogy, The Way, Five Minutes of Heaven, Coriolanus and Outcast.
James said on 16/Sep/11
When i met him 4 years i think he looked shorter becuase he had bad posture.
Shaun said on 6/Sep/11
Guys with big heads and high foreheads can give off a much taller impression I guess. Sven Goran Ericsson is another who I believe is around 5'10" but just looking at the man you'd think he was 6'2" or 6'3".
James said on 26/Jun/11
Shaun says on 12/Jun/11
Yeah Steve that large head and high foreheard screams 6'3" doesn't it!! I used to think he was 6'2" or 6'3" too.

Meet him in person and you will be shocked at how much shorter he is compared to how he looks on TV. I saw 5'11 tops when i was near him in 07.
Shaun said on 12/Jun/11
Yeah Steve that large head and high foreheard screams 6'3" doesn't it!! I used to think he was 6'2" or 6'3" too.
steve said on 5/Jan/11
i thought that he was much taller at least 6'2
Shaun said on 18/Dec/10
James, he only looks 4-5 inches shorter than Liam Neeson.
jammie said on 30/Nov/10
How can he be 5 ft 11 ins when he is playing a dwarf in the latest hobbit film?
Mike said on 28/Aug/06
He's taller than Bruce Forsyth so that seems reasonable to me
CelebHeights Editor said on 23/Oct/05
His Agency CV lists him as a strong 6 foot.
marc said on 18/Jun/05
sorry he isnt 5'11! he is just over 5'10. i know this because i met him at a charity event in northern ireland and had my picture taken with him. im 6'0 precisely and he was a clear distance shorter than me. when i get a scanner i will post it here.
Lmeister said on 24/Apr/05
Damn I really thought that this guy would be taller, but then I took a look at some pics where he is with some football (soccer haha) players and he actually is 5'11''. I think it is his skinny built that makes him appear taller. I think he should be the next James Bond.

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