How tall is Matt Smith

Matt Smith's Height

5ft 11.5in (182 cm)

British actor best known for playing The 11th Doctor in BBC tv series Doctor Who. In film he appears in Terminator Genisys, Lost River and Womb (Clone). This photo was at a Starfury convention in 2012.

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5ft 8 Jenny and Matt

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Average Guess (7 Votes)
5ft 11.61in
Nik said on 9/Nov/16
He's way way shorter than footballer Matt Smith who played for my team Leeds.
S.J.H said on 9/Nov/16
Weir to say but matt smith is between 5'11.25 to 5'11.5 (5'11.375) shorter than 5'11.5 benecdict cumberbatch and dan stevens
so said on 3/Oct/16
His imdb height is actually accurate, that is very rare.
Lorne??? said on 21/Mar/16
6ft0.75 is much better for David Tennant...

I disagree w/ people saying Tennant looked more than an inch taller. Sure, he could certainly appear 3-4cm taller t times, but standing tall I think Smith Could appear just an inch under him.

Considering his posture and the way his spine is, and the fact that Rob says he easily clears 5'11 walking about, that he would measure more 5ft11.75 than 11.5. In fact, Rob has said that the 11.5 is the minimum for Smith, and Rob rarely goes with the minimum.

I still think he could edge Peter Capaldi in a battle of Stadiometers, Capaldi has Greg posture and modest boots.

Just my input.
Piers said on 21/Feb/16
@Lydia
Towers over him? yeah if by 1/2 cm counts as "towering".....
Lydia said on 28/Jan/16
Have you seen this pic? Either Douglas Booth is taller than reported (you have him as 6 feet) or Matt Smith is shorter, because Douglas is towering over Matt, it's definitely not a half inch height difference
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Brandon 6'0 said on 30/Oct/15
This is incorrect lol, he's 183 cm
Triplescrew said on 28/Sep/15
@Rob

Do you think this spinal condition that Matt has affects his posture in any way?

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[Editor Rob: I think his posture varies, maybe he has some pain, but generally in person standing normally he clears 5ft 11 comfortably.]
Triplescrew said on 8/Sep/15
@Ron

Nah it's like you say, posture and perception. Tennant is closer to 6'1", Smith is somewhere around 5'11.5" maybe more or less by a fraction.

Here's some factors to consider:

10th Doctor = perfect posture + fluffy hair + converse = appears to be 6'2"

11th Doctor = terrible posture + slicked down hair + boots (doubt they give more than 1.2 inches) = appears to be 5'11.25"

Bad posture can easily drop you 2 inches (which is why Matt consistently looks 5'10" with Amy and Rory; heck in season 5 he often looks shorter than both of them).

But throwing all that speculation aside, a 1.5-2 inch difference is pretty noticeable, especially if head shape/eye level varies. Matt has a particularly low eye level.
[Editor Rob: Smith, Cumberbatch are pretty much indistinguishable up close, both I think somewhere around 182 mark.]
Ron said on 19/Aug/15
OK.. So Smith does strike me as a near 6 footer. Not quite but as good as. But can anyone explain why he looks so much shorter than Tennant in "Day of the Doctor"? He's barely up to Tennant's hairline, and isn't the often quoted number for reaching the hairline 2 inches difference? (What I call the "grey area" where heights sort of mix together in a flurry of hair, posture and camera angles so it gets difficult to notice) Smith is consistently BELOW that right the way through the episode. What's more, Smith's hays adds at least 1 inch and he's wearing 1.5 inch boots compared to Tennant's Converse, which basically have no lift. Sure, Smith has stooped posture, but even so he looks in the 5'10-11 region consistently throughout the episode. And it's not the first time, he also often looks smaller than Arthur Darvill too, placing him again in that region. We're talking 1-1.5 inches here, not a huge difference, but enough that it gets noticeable. Likewise he appeared to be a fair bit smaller than Jason Clarle and Jai Courtney - again in this region.
Could it be that Smith is a small lift wearer? Perhaps just in his dress shoes or when he's at social events? It's just... In pictures he always gives off being a good 183cm, but on screen he early seems to be above 179cm.
Triplescrew said on 21/Jul/15
@MD

Hmm well if we're going by pics from that event then I guess Redmayne is really 6'3":

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Looking at the pics you provided, Matt looks like he's dropping posture slightly as per usual. Even with that and possible angle discrepancies, his eyeline is still above Redmayne's.

Hand wringing aside, both guys are below 6'0" usually but there's more evidence suggesting Matt is closer to 6 than 5'11" than there is proving otherwise.

And using the same event, both guys with 6' Douglas Booth (as you can see Matt has much better posture here):

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Redmayne is definitely a smidge above 5'11" but I'm still hedging my bets and saying Matt scrapes 6 foot if he would just stretch his darn back out.
MD said on 13/Jul/15
With 5'11" and a quarter Eddie Redmayne in identical footwear:

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Not only is his current listing the tallest he could be, but he might even be marginally shorter than the listing. I guess you could technically call this "weak 6'0" since that would be his morning height, but that seems a hopeful way to frame it. Better just to say he's closer to 5'11" than he is 6'0".
Triplescrew said on 9/Jul/15
Here's a few pics where Matt looks like a weak 6'0":

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And here's a few random ones. Too bad that I couldn't find one with Capaldi and Smith together.

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So Lorne I think you're right...maybe let's say the 12th Doctor is 5'11.5" with perfect posture and the 11th is around 5'11" with terrible posture. I'll stick with 5'11.75" for Matt w/ perfect posture.
Lorne??? said on 14/Jun/15
Also, Capaldi wears boots at times, Trip, I mean they don't look particularly thick, but combined with having solid posture, he certainly has an advantage over Smith the majority of the time.

Capaldi seems to carry himself pretty good, I'd be shocked if he lost more than a cm at his age...

Rob should meet him(Capaldi) at some point though???
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/15
I think Capaldi could have been 6ft peak.
Triplescrew said on 10/May/15
Yeah I think 5'11.75" works for Smith. Pics with 6'1"-6'2.5" people like Tennant and Idris Elba confirm that more or less.

I'd give Capaldi 5'11" as well, but he comes across as the same height as Smith since his Doctor has much better posture.
Lorne said on 21/Mar/15
@triplescrew: rob did say once that he wouldn't go under 5'11.5 for Smith, implying 5'11.75 is possible.

He isn't quite a "legit" 6 footer, but I think he's damn close. He could be a fraction shy, like Hensen Ackles. So I agree with Rob, though I think 5ft11.75 is likely as well.

I definitely think he is taller than Capaldi though. As I've said, I would give Capaldi 181, and Smith 182.
[Editor Rob: 5ft 11.75 isn't impossible.]
Chris said on 10/Jan/15
Is his head 9,5 inches or lower than that?
[Editor Rob: would have said close to 9.5 inch]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/14
Rob, what's he like in person?
[Editor Rob: he was quite pleasant and seemed to interact well with fans.]
Triplescrew said on 12/Sep/14
Cool pic Rob! Though one thing I'll say is that Matt's posture is so bad all of the time (so UNBELIEVABLY bad) that if he straightened out his neck in that picture I wouldn't doubt that he'd be pretty even with that guy.

Matt's height is hard to pin down. One scene he'll be drooping over looking like he's the same height as Karen Gillian, the next he's straight as an arrow and looking David Tennant or Benedict Cumberbatch in the eye. I wish we could strap him to a wall and find out for sure XD.

One thing I'll say is that he seems taller than Peter Capaldi. Jenna Coleman doesn't seem to be AS dwarfed next to the 12th doctor as she did the 11th.
[Editor Rob: in person that crew member is taller than how matt looks in person, but Matt can pass for 6ft, I'm sure to many he would look near enough it.]
Triplescrew said on 9/Sep/14
I'd just give Matt a plain old 6 foot listing at this point. Watching his Doctor Who eps again, only a 6 footer would look consistently taller than 5'10"/5'11" range people like Karen and Arthur even with terrible posture.
[Editor Rob: Click Here. This guy describes himself as just over 6 feet ;) In person he looks what he says and Matt smith in person looks what he's listed at here.]
cole said on 28/Jun/14
@Editor Rob: Regarding that video of Cumberbatch and Smith: It's hard to say, because Smith was acting like a complete child on that stage... For the love of christ man, STAND STILL!!... When it looked like he was about to stand properly for a second, he just swayed backwards, and then striaght back down again!... But as far as stature goes, they can look quite identical really.
I'd maybe give Benedict that quarter-inch-edge on Matt though, as he was the only one to actually behave even remotely as a man during that speech... You've met them both and seem to believe that Benedict could be 0.5in taller than Matt. That might be the case, but I get the impression they would be closer than that, but then I've not met either of them.
mike said on 16/Jun/14
Rob, could 181 be more on the money?
[Editor Rob: I feel he looks between 5ft 11 and 6ft in person.]
Hypado said on 30/Mar/14
Yes, Matt is 5ft 11.5in (182 cm)
Triplescrew said on 12/Mar/14
Yeah I saw that Graham Norton episode, that was pretty cringe-worthy. Though to be fair, if I were Matt Smith, I wouldn't remember half the people I met either, even if they did look just like me haha.
Triplescrew said on 10/Mar/14
Hey Rob I found that back to back picture you referenced of Matt Smith and Matt Elliot:

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[Editor Rob: yeah the lookalike, I think he popped up on graham norton or something and Matt said he'd never seen him before lol...]
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.
avi said on 14/Feb/14
@Triplescrew
You are probably with 5'5 ppl who say 5'6
Triplescrew said on 24/Jan/14
@songo

Gillan is more like 5'9"ish, and in that case Matt always seemed to edge her by an inch with poor posture and around 2 when he stood straight.

@Mia

Interesting. I'd put myself at a weak 5'10" and that's how I look with 5'6" people. Though Matt is known for horrible posture.
avi said on 11/Jan/14
@Mia
He's looking his claim there. 5-5.5 inches taller. But if he has a shoe advantage he may be a strong 5'11
Insecureaboutmyheight said on 2/Jan/14
If benedict cumberbatch is 183 there is NO way he is 182
songo said on 31/Dec/13
Always taught he was taller (like 6'2). Karen gillan was 5'10 right? He always appereaed much taller to me.
benjo said on 8/Dec/13
when i met him he looked a inch smaller than me and we were both wearing converses and i am 6ft 1
scsd said on 2/Dec/13
he is shorter. he looks he wears lifts
spike said on 26/Nov/13
Looked 2 inches shorter than tennant in 50th ani episode. Had a solid inch of footwear on him too. He's either a weak 5'11 or Tennant's a bit over 6'1.
[Editor Rob: smith's posture can vary more than a guy like David's. I think 185cm and 182cm are what they look in person.]
Rhonda said on 23/Nov/13
At two inches smaller than David Tennant on 50th anniversary episode.
benjo said on 30/Oct/13
i though the first two seasons were amazing and the third season with 5 rubbish episodes and the rest 8 episodes being good but not as good as his first two seasons but we could say the same with ten series 2 was good 3 was good 4 was alright the specials absolute rubbish and series 1 was amazing
Emily said on 10/Sep/13
What makes you guys think that he has long legs? Because i really don't think he does.
Lorne said on 31/Aug/13
I see you originally had him listed 181cm, which is understandable. But after watching all of his early episodes and seeing the photo I say 5ft11.75 is more likely than 5ft11.25.
Lorne said on 14/Aug/13
I 100% agree Rob! The first two seasons with him we're. Great. He is a big part of the reason I started watching, but the most recent episodes have been, disappointing, to say the least. But Smith is a great doctor, combines youth with great eccentricity. Tenant was good, too, but I really like Smith, and I guess being the first doctor I watched, he'll always have a special place, like Brosnan as Bond( though that is a. Whole other story,). But remember, the doc has only recently been easily available in US.
tom said on 13/Aug/13
his build makes him look at least 6 ft
Lorne said on 5/Aug/13
I knew there was another Scottish Doctor, but I didn't know Tenant was, he did sound English. Just recently started watching with Matt Smith though...
[Editor Rob: I think Smith is a great Doctor, I liked his first 2 seasons, although his 3rd season as Doctor just wasn't as good.]
Lorne said on 4/Aug/13
The new Doctor is Scottish! You now have a Doctor from your homeland, Rob. And IDK why everyone see's Smith 180cm, he's deceptive with height, yeah but standing straight, he does look close to six foot.
[Editor Rob: we already had a sylvester mccoy and david tennant, although tennant put on a more english accent when playing him.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jul/13
He should be 5ft11.75in/182cm if he's 'nearly' 6ft
man said on 26/Jul/13
6' out of bed
cole said on 30/Jun/13
His head is very tilted. I could see him 182-183 cm range when standing straight. 5'11.5 - 5'11.75 covers him.
avi said on 30/Jun/13
Looks 6'0
Balrog said on 29/May/13
Well the pic isn't the best but he didn't looked 182 cm next to 5'10'' Karen Gillan.
Balrog said on 27/May/13
5'11" flat. Shave the .5
[Editor Rob: this guy looks taller than 5ft 11 flat guys to me.]
Average weight said on 23/May/13
Looks just 5'11.
thorterr said on 30/Apr/13
hes an inch shorter than 6ft cumberbatch
QueenyLady said on 24/Dec/12
That's not the picture I saw in thumbnail.
[Editor Rob: the jenny one is better to show height as I was doing a pose which wasn't as good]
miko said on 24/Dec/12
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Well here is a better photo of Smith and Tennant, if Smith stands up straighter there, I wouldn't rule them out being very close in height.

I don't think Tennant is a full 6'1.
UK183cm said on 19/Nov/12
Matt Smith's posture is incredibly bad in a lot of his photos, and it can be seen clearly I think in that picture posted below of him and David Tennant.
I don't believe this can be denied, it's incredibly obvious to me that he is losing height through posture.

If he actually straightened his upper back and neck out he would easily be within 1 inch of David's height, so I am fairly certain he is 6'0 tall give or take 1cm.
little sue said on 6/Oct/12
He looks a good 2 inches shorter than Tennant in that pic so I would go with 5ft 11, looks a tall, lanky guy though
Ian said on 4/Oct/12
With David Tennant. Looks 5ft11 to me at most, next to 6ft1 David.
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Aanonymous said on 30/Sep/12
He's taller than 5'10 but I'm still convinced Smith's a lanky 5'11 and no more.
Bakura said on 29/Sep/12
So, where are all of the "5'10 max" and "Karen is taller than Matt" people now?
miko said on 21/Sep/12
I always believed he was closer to 6'0 than 5'11.

Would you rule him out being a flat 6'0 Rob?
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't go lower than 11.5 although I still think a true 6 footer like say alex from the site, he might not be quite his height.]
Random person said on 21/Sep/12
Best known? I think that would be Tom Baker or David Tennat.. Just saying
[Editor Rob: Matt is best known for playing the Doctor, it's by far his biggest role, I'm not talking about the best known of the Doctors.]
Godred said on 4/Aug/12
@Rob - I hope you didn`t let the big hair and head fool you,did you get a good look at the footwear?
[Editor Rob: yes, they looked around inch nothing huge.

Jenny's was the better height photo and I really think he was near 182cm with her...I was actually trying to get him to do a look that was more Dr Who like.]
Shaun said on 2/Aug/12
Strange. I actually thought he a similar height to Nicholas Holt. His skinny pale appearance makes him look much taller. I suppose I thought he was 6'2"-6'3" range, haven't thought much about it.
TONY said on 26/Jul/12
Maybe his long-legedness makes him appear taller? I find it hard to believe he's pushing 6 foot
[Editor Rob: I saw the guy for a good 30 minutes interacting with people, a number of whom I know their height, so I reckoned he looked nearer 182 than 180.]
short man syndrome said on 25/Jul/12
he's 5'11 and very lanky.
[Editor Rob: matt looks taller than a flat five eleven in person]
DD said on 12/Feb/12
You must never have met her, at least not while she was standing...because if you had, while you might not be able to state her exact height, you would know it's over 5"10'.
Godred said on 10/Feb/12
@DD - Karen Gillan is max 5`10,you`re fudging the wrong way,Smith is either 5`10 or 5`11 - nothing over.
DD said on 30/Jan/12
Karen is super tall. Her "official" height is 5'11" but she's taller than 6'. It's a case of a actress who is so tall it can hurt her career (taller than most potential male cast) and so there is a bit of "fudging" the numbers. Also when you watch Doctor Who, and if you pay close attention, you will notice they constantly have Karen standing in a hole or Rory/the Doctor standing up on something...or Karen will be sitting or leaning. They clearly spend a lot of time and effort working around her height.
Sven said on 23/Jan/12
he's a lanky guy, like David Tennant before him. Not as tall as Tennant though, 181cm is fair and quite a nice height for a man.
TapDancingDalek said on 21/Dec/11
Perhaps the reason his height appears to vary is related to posture. He does have a history of back problems and a persons posture when tired etc can make them look shorter.
Randy said on 10/Dec/11
Karen is taller than Matt. While watching the show he looks up at her. She looks mainly down at him. The camera angles are to diffuse the height difference.
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Anon182cm says on 2/Jun/11
Guy on youtube met matt smith and karen gillan behind the scenes of doctor who. The youtube guy Charlie has claimed 5'11 before on a video, so it's quite interesting to see them side by side although I've only watched the first minute or so, no footwear shown so far.
You can clearly see that Matt is the hosts height but the host clearly looks up at Karen.
Since no one exactly knows their height, I'd say he is at least an inch shorter then she.
[Editor Rob: I saw Karen again last weekend and both Jenny and myself thought she looked about 5ft 10, compared to the last time we met she had a smaller boot on, we had about 0.75 inch, hers not much more and she just didn't look anywhere near 5ft 11 to me.]
Godred said on 4/Dec/11
@Bakura - He could be though,he`s either 5`10 or 5`11 no shorter or taller,his big hair and skinny frame can play tricks.
Bakura said on 26/Nov/11
@Michael - his girlfriend is 5'10 and he's taller than her. So no, you're way off the mark. 5'11" minimum.
Michael said on 19/Nov/11
5'10 at most.
Godred said on 10/Nov/11
No chance 6 ft, barely looks 5`11.
Dalek1099 said on 8/Nov/11
6ft 0 inches 183cm off top trump card
Dalek1099 said on 8/Nov/11
Matt Smith in inches is 6ft 0 inches and this is proven by the cm from top trump card converted hope this helps
NileQT87 said on 29/Sep/11
Ignore last post!

Carole Ann Ford - 5'0"-5'2" (both reported)
Wendy Padbury - 5'0.5"
Bonnie Langford - 5'1"
Sarah Sutton - 5'1"
Jackie Lane - 5'1"
Deborah Watling - 5'1"
Katy Manning - 5'0"-5'2" (reported/est.)
Freema Agyeman - 5'2"
Sophie Aldred - 5'2" (est.)
Janet Fielding - 5'2"
Matthew Waterhouse - 5'2" (est.)
Maureen O'Brien - 5'3" (est.)
Nicola Bryant - 5'3"
Elisabeth Sladen - 5'4"
Mary Tamm - 5'4.5"
Sylvester McCoy - 5'4"-5'5" (a generous 5'6" in youth is reported)
Lalla Ward - 5'5" (est. against 5'4" Richard Dawkins)
Billie Piper - 5'5"
Michael Craze - 5'5"
Caroline John - 5'5"
John Leeson - 5'5.5"
Louise Jameson - 5'5.5"-5'6" (now/youth)
Anneke Wills - 5'6" (strong)
Jean Marsh - 5'6.5"
Adrienne Hill - 5'7"
William Hartnell - 5'7" (weak--frequently looks Anneke's height/always shorter than Jacqueline)
Catherine Tate - 5'7"
Jacqueline Hill - 5'7" (strong w/ a couple inches of hair on top of that)
Mark Strickson - 5'7"
Daphne Ashbrook - 5'7"
Alex Kingston - 5'7"
Frazer Hines - 5'8" (weak)
Patrick Troughton - 5'8" (strong)
Bernard Cribbins - 5'8"
Paul McGann - 5'8.5"
Noel Clarke - 5'9"
Karen Gillan - 5'11" (weak? needs downgrade?)
Matt Smith - 5'10"-5'11" (reported/est.--usually taller than/same as Karen)
John Barrowman - 5'11.75" (reported as 6'0")
Christopher Eccleston - 6'0" (can look shorter due to posture--never 6'2" as reported)
William Russell - 6'0" (est./5'11" in 80s, as est. against 6'1" Alfie Enoch)
Colin Baker - 6'0"
Arthur Darvill - 6'0"
Peter Davison - 6'0.25" (might be closer to 6'0" now against David)
Peter Purves - 6'1"
David Tennant - 6'1"
Ian Marter - 6'2"
Nicholas Courtney - 6'1"-6'2" (later years/youth est. against Ian, Tom and Jon)
Jon Pertwee - 6'3" (6'2" by end years, possibly 6'4" in youth)
Tom Baker - 6'3" (taller than Jon by the '80s, about 6'2" now against David)
NileQT87 said on 29/Sep/11
Here are my revised opinions for DW heights:

Carole Ann Ford - 5'0"-5'2" (both reported)
Wendy Padbury - 5'0.5"
Bonnie Langford - 5'1"
Sarah Sutton - 5'1"
Jackie Lane - 5'1"
Deborah Watling - 5'1"
Katy Manning - 5'0"-5'2" (reported/est.)
Freema Agyeman - 5'2"
Sophie Aldred - 5'2" (est.)
Janet Fielding - 5'2"
Matthew Waterhouse - 5'2" (est.)
Maureen O'Brien - 5'3" (est.)
Nicola Bryant - 5'3"
Elisabeth Sladen - 5'4"
Mary Tamm - 5'4.5"
Sylvester McCoy - 5'4"-5'5" (a generous 5'6" in youth is reported)
Lalla Ward - 5'5" (est. against 5'4" Richard Dawkins)
Billie Piper - 5'5"
Michael Craze - 5'5"
Caroline John - 5'5"
John Leeson - 5'5.5"
Louise Jameson - 5'5.5"-5'6" (now/youth)
Anneke Wills - 5'6" (strong)
Jean Marsh - 5'6.5"
Adrienne Hill - 5'7"
William Hartnell - 5'7" (weak--frequently looks Anneke's height/always shorter than Jacqueline)
Catherine Tate - 5'7"
Jacqueline Hill - 5'7" (strong w/ a couple inches of hair on top of that)
Mark Strickson - 5'7"
Daphne Ashbrook - 5'7"
Alex Kingston - 5'7"
Frazer Hines - 5'8" (weak)
Patrick Troughton - 5'8" (strong)
Bernard Cribbins - 5'8"
Paul McGann - 5'8.5"
Noel Clarke - 5'9"
Karen Gillan - 5'11" (weak? needs downgrade?)
Matt Smith - 5'10"-5'11" (reported/est.--usually taller than/same as Karen)
John Barrowman - 5'11.75" (reported as 6'0")
Christopher Eccleston - 6'0" (can look shorter due to posture--never 6'2" as reported)
William Russell - 6'0" (est./5'11" in 80s, as est. against 6'1" Alfie Enoch)
Colin Baker - 6'0"
Arthur Darvill - 6'0"
Peter Davison - 6'0.25"
Peter Purves - 6'1"
Nicholas Courtney - 6'1"
David Tennant - 6'1"
Ian Marter - 6'2"
Jon Pertwee - 6'3" (6'2" by end years, possibly 6'4" in youth)
Tom Baker - 6'3"
Maxwell said on 25/Sep/11
He looks about 4 inches taller than James Corden in the most recent episode..... think I can accept this listing.
Godred said on 17/Sep/11
@Benj - He doesn`t look 6 ft out in public,unless your counting massive hair.
Joe said on 17/Sep/11
@Jake: I'm 6'2 and a bit (190 cm) and people say I'm tall. So maybe 6' +?
Jake said on 14/Sep/11
What is tall for a guy
Alex said on 12/Sep/11
Actually ignore my previous comment. His girlfriend is Daisy Lowe which is 5"10 and in this picture he is about an inch taller and they both seem to be wearing shoes with almost no heel on their shoes.Click Here
Benj said on 9/Sep/11
the article about the daleks has all sorts of things wrong so I wouldn't be surprised if they had his height wrong too
Alex said on 7/Sep/11
i just read somewhere he is 5'10. Click Here
Bill said on 6/Sep/11
He'd be about 5'11, 140lb I reckon.
benj said on 27/Aug/11
I think he's got to be 6 foot.
Godred said on 26/Aug/11
@monkeyman, nile and mine - he`s still under 6 ft, I think she`s more like 5`9 in reality and he`s about 5`11.
NileQT87 said on 27/Jul/11
There is a recent picture of Karen and Matt where they're standing together in San Diego. He's wearing his clunky boots and she's wearing several inch heels. Even if he's wearing sizable lifts, I don't think they could possibly be higher than the heels that she is wearing. And he's still a bit taller than her (and his legs are extremely bowlegged in that picture). I think she needs a downgrade or him an upgrade.
mine said on 25/Jul/11
he's taller than ben cumberbatch who is 6'... therefore matt is about 6'1 or 6'2...
NileQT87 said on 22/Jul/11
Actually, looking further at pictures of Hartnell with Jacqueline (always in flats) and Anneke (did wear a bit of a heel--at 5'6" she usually came in pretty even with Hartnell and taller than Michael), he can't have been more than 5'7" by the time he was in his later years. It also matches up with the Three Doctors photo shoot where he's standing level with Pat (who is a clear inch taller). It seems to be a huge fan myth that old Bill was taller than Pat!
Godred said on 13/Jun/11
can`t argue with that Nile.
NileQT87 said on 11/Jun/11
Jon Pertwee - 6'3"
Tom Baker - 6'3" (though I recently found an '80s-era picture of Tom, Peter, Pat and Jon lined up and Tom looked taller than Jon, who is usually thought to be possibly marginally taller)
David Tennant - 6'1"
Peter Davison - 6'0.5"
Colin Baker - 6'0"
Christopher Eccleston - 6'0" (his bad posture shrinks him even further--and the 6'2" claim is ridiculous when you see him next to 5'11.75"ish John Barrowman)
Matt Smith - 5'10" or 5'11"
Paul McGann - 5'8.5"
Patrick Troughton - 5'8" (according to Frazer Hines, who is always the same height--with Pat possibly being marginally taller--5'7" and 5'9" have also been mentioned, but Frazer's claim seems most likely, as he specifically mentioned his own height in regards to Pat's being the same)
William Hartnell - 5'8" (though Jacqueline Hill--always in flats--always seemed to be taller than him and she was 5'7"--he might have shrunk by the time he was in DW--I think the myth of the First Doctor being taller than Pat is due to Richard Hurndall in The Five Doctors)
Sylvester McCoy - 5'6" (about 5'5" now at best)
Anon182cm said on 2/Jun/11
aha charlie is wearing vans, as additional info for my previous comment.
Anon182cm said on 2/Jun/11
Click Here

Guy on youtube met matt smith and karen gillan behind the scenes of doctor who. The youtube guy Charlie has claimed 5'11 before on a video, so it's quite interesting to see them side by side although I've only watched the first minute or so, no footwear shown so far.
Amelia said on 2/Jun/11
Well, Karen Gillan has been listed as bang on 5'11" so we know he's a least that. But, he was on the Craig Ferguson show and he only looked a few cm's less than him and Fergie is 6'2" - though he did have a bit of a heel.
Just out of curiousity, did anyone understand a word "house" said. I think I understood something about them liking some book cover. Bless. -.-
Eloise said on 24/Apr/11
Katie, I love how you say your short compared, I'm a whole 5ft of short. Well actually 153cm (no shoes) but I'm sure it's all the same.
Eloise said on 24/Apr/11
Katie, I love how you say your short compared, I'm a whole 5ft of short. Well actually 153cm (no shoes) but I'm sure it's all the same.
krup said on 21/Mar/11
just saw him on children in need with jonathan ross again, looked to be shorter than ross by about 2 inches. I reckon he's 182-183 morning, 180 at night, although as far as i can tell could be anywhere between 179 and 183cm
Richard said on 4/Feb/11
I reckon 2 things about his height:
a) He does wear lifts for some scenes
b) His height fluctuates a lot (for example, I can range from 5'10" to 5'11." easily during the day, and sometimes am taller than that depending on other factors).

It just doesn't fit though. I've heard him quoted as 6', and a guy who I know met him, and he reckons about the 6' mark, so I think we should say 5'11.5" give or take. I don't think we can slap a definate height on him, because he just doesn't have one, but I think we can say around the 6' mark.
For the record. I don't believe Gillan is a 5'11" at all. Celebs almost always exagerate about their heights, and, a Police Box Builder, I know the TARDIS dimensions inside out, and I've never seen her head scratch the 5'11" barrier (about half way up the window). She looks about 5'10" to me. Then again, that can also fluctuate with even the shallowest footwear...
Godred said on 17/Jan/11
I do remember an article in the paper just before he started on Dr. Who, saying they had to alter the darleks because he was only 5`10. I can`t remember if it was a direct quote from him though.
SoonMrsSmithX said on 8/Jan/11
Omg! He's only a little bit taller than meee! Kissing him won't be too hard then! Lol XD
Buzz said on 26/Dec/10
Just had another look at Gambon's page and it seems he's listed at 5'10 now. If that's the case I would still say Matt was at least a weak 6'. 182 - 183 I think.
Buzz said on 25/Dec/10
He looked to have had about 3 inches on 5'11 Michael Gambon in Doctor Who, 6'1 minimum assuming he had a footware advantage.
miko said on 25/Dec/10
Just seen the Dr Who Christmas Special.

Smith had a full 2 inches on Michael Gambon, who is listed as 5"11.
Mr 5ft10.25 said on 21/Dec/10
on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Wossy (6ft 1) pretty much towered over Smith. I actually wouldn't be surprised if he was a shade under 5'11.
GUK said on 25/Nov/10
Ken Bruce on Radio 2 met him and estimated his height as 5ft 10 (said he was much smaller then he was expecting and under 6ft)
Anonymous said on 9/Nov/10
It says on the doctor who top trumps that he is 181 cms and karen is 180 cms
Anonymous said on 9/Nov/10
It says on the doctor who top trumps that he is 181 cms and karen is 180 cms
house said on 30/Oct/10
MATT SMITH is 181cm tall KAREN GILLAN is 180cm tall that s it the end.leave it be ok u don t have 2 b real tall 2 be a good actor or dr who it s what the person is like inside that counts.
remember the old saying book cover??
miko said on 30/Oct/10
It's not really great for height comparison.

But here is the only exisitng picture of Matt Smith and David Tennant.

Click Here
5\' 11\" (in shoes) said on 26/Oct/10
They sell a cardboard cutout of him in the shop I work. It's apparently produced to scale. I stood next to it, standing at 5' 11.5" (in my work shoes) and we were eye to eye. Maybe he's 5' 10.5" barefoot?

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