How tall is John Hurt ?

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John Hurt's height is 5ft 7.5in (171 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 8.5in (174 cm)
British actor best known for appearing in movies like Alien, Elephant Man, Hellboy and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In a 1990 NY Times mentioned as "5 feet 9 inches, 145 pounds". This photo was from a 2008 London Film Convention. I saw him again in 2011 up close and thought he wasn't really much shorter than myself.

John Hurt at LFCC
5ft 8 Rob with John
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Arch Stanton says on 2/Apr/14
Looked a lot shorter than Hopkins in the Elephant Man :-)
avi says on 2/Mar/14
@Rob Rob you must admit theres definitely at least .9-1.2 inches here. I look like this next to 6'1.6 guys. I remember standing face to face with a 6'1 guy and saw in the reflection of a wall mounted TV that I looked closer than this to him. This must be over an inch here or at least 1 solid inch minimum.
[Editor Rob: well I'd say there was at least 3cm, but it didn't feel like he was 3cm shorter, at times I think he can look barely 5ft 7 though, other times standing tall maybe he is 171 today! ]
cd says on 22/Nov/13
How about 5'7.25 then Rob if he looked between 170 and 171? (If he was 170.5 he'd actually be 5'7 and 1/8th!). 5'7.5 is really 171.5 cm.
Hypado says on 18/Nov/13
great actor.
Greg says on 21/Oct/13
I saw him in the 1980's walking in the theater district in London, UK, looking very dapper. Seemed to me maybe 5'8" or so.
Mathew says on 5/Oct/13
Apparently I thought this only looked an inch difference max a year ago? I think it's between 1 and 2 looking at it now.
avi says on 21/Aug/13
@Rob
2 inches here almost but in reality maybe 1.5. 5'6.75- Weak 5'7 sounds better right Rob? This looks like the difference with me and that 6'2.5ish friend i showed you ,solid 2 inches.
[Editor Rob: I don't think he's as short as G, but 170-1cm range if measured.]
mister_lennon says on 31/Jul/13
He never looked a full 5'9. 5'8 tops at peak. For me , i really think that he never was more than a strong 5'7 or a weak 5'8 at peak, and about 5'6 and a half or a weak 5'7 now.
avi says on 29/Jul/13
@Rob
what the heck is this? i though he was 5'9 flat 5'8.5 absolute minimum! when i saw him in the first Harry Potter he looked 5'9ish maybe 5'8.5 could he have lost .75 in last 12 years or so?
Maio says on 17/Jun/13
Peak: 5 ft 8 in/173 cm
Today: 5 ft 7 in/170 cm
Jake T. says on 19/Apr/13
He is looking a flat 5'7 there and maybe he really was 5'9 when he was young.
Mister_Lennon says on 7/Apr/13
With more movies that i have seen of him, i think that he was 5'7 in his peak height and about 5'6 now. He looks too short in his movies, even in his youth, to be even 5'8. Almost everyone is taller than him.
Aragorn 5\'11 says on 15/Jan/13
5'7.5?!!! That's insane!! He's 5'6.5 at best! I saw him at the Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part 2 premiere in Los Angeles and he barely looked 5'6.5 in dress shoes! His peak height was probably 5'7.5 or a weak 5'8, but now he he is definitely under 5'7! Trust me on this one.
[Editor Rob: taller than G *if* he stretches to the max ]
The Exorcist says on 10/Dec/12
Looks 5'7"
Mathew says on 8/Oct/12
John says on 23/Jul/12
He look almost 2 inches shorter than you Rob in in this photo...your comments are kind to him!

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That's not 2 inches, that's 1 inch MAX.
[Editor Rob: I don't think that difference is 2 or just 1, I think it's somewhere between 3 and 4cm. Hurt certainly can look a 5ft 7 man nowadays but standing for a measurement would be more.]
Steven says on 4/Oct/12
He look more like dipping 169cm
jtm says on 24/Jul/12
don't think he would be more than inch shorter if he stood up straight.
John says on 23/Jul/12
He look almost 2 inches shorter than you Rob in in this photo...your comments are kind to him!

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