Michael Palin's Height
5ft 10.5in (179 cm)
UK Actor, famous for Monty Python. On one of his travel shows (80 days) he mentioned his height once as being: '5ft 10 and a half'. I think that might have been the height of youth, but in Fish Called Wanda he did look 178ish, Nowadays???
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Average Guess (5 Votes)
5ft 10.9in (180.1cm)
Vibram said on 3/Nov/16
5ft10.75 peak. 5ft10 today.
Paleman said on 2/Jun/16
He usually did look to be a weak 5'11" next to Idle. Flat 5'9" for him is garbage.
howhiami said on 23/Feb/16
Seen him in Sheffield city centre. I think five ten and a half is about right.
howhiami said on 23/Feb/16
A few years ago I saw him in Sheffield after a book signing. I'm Five Ten. He had about an inch on me in shoes. No way is he over six feet.
movieguy said on 4/Jul/15
Looked normal size with the Pythons some of whom were very tall. I think his stated height is accurate.
Maverick said on 5/Dec/14
He has also claimed 5'-11" in a magazine interview.
Vibram said on 21/Nov/14
He did look a strong 5ft10 guy in the late 80's. He towered nearly all of the Indians on his 80 Days series.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Oct/14
Completely baffled. Jamie Lee Curtis is barefoot in A Fish Called Wanda and she's virtually his height and he's in shoes!!!
Mark said on 1/Apr/14
Always struck me as a 5'9ish sorta guy, he's not much taller than some of the people he meets in his travel docs.
Shaun said on 26/Aug/12
Firth does have relaxed posture though which might account for it.
said on 26/Aug/12
Well, stood next to Colin Firth here he looks a bit taller than this. I had the impression he was quite tall for some reason and 6'-6'1" range. I still think he looks as though he could be James Cracknell's father though, there's a strong facial resemblance.
guyfrommars said on 29/Dec/11
He was never this tall. 5'9.5" in his peak, 5'9" later. He looked nearly 3 inches shorter than 6' Eric Idle, and around the same height as 5'9" Terry Gilliam.
Godred said on 14/Nov/11
@Shaun - Only to you.
Shaun said on 1/Jun/11
Strange, he could look 6'1".
Peter said on 16/Sep/07
He's 5' 10 1/2". He mentions this in one of the first books - maybe Pole to Pole? - can't remember for sure now.
Next to most of the people he's met in Asia or the Pacific Rim, he's quite tall!
Anonymous said on 23/May/07
A genuine 5ft 10in actor. Did look 6' - 6'1 on his travel shows. Did tower many people he met around the World on his shows! was suprised to learn he was 5'10.
betty said on 24/Apr/07
just about 5'10 probably 5'9 on a bad day ;)
sf said on 4/Aug/06
Michael, himself, has stated he's only 5'10" (on Python) or 5'10" and 1/2 as referenced above...
Steven said on 14/Mar/06
Seeing him next to Terry Jones I would have to say 5'10''.
Alan said on 24/Feb/06
He has to be 5'11'', and by the way, there is no way that Idle is 5'11'', he is definitely a six footer and on "Do not adjust your set" he stated himself as 6'1''.
[Editor Rob: yes, he's not that short...although these days I'm not sure if he's more around 6ft mark]
sf said on 23/Feb/06
In a skit on Python, Palin says he's 5'10".