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Ralph Fiennes Height is 5ft 11in (180 cm)

British actor best known for roles in films such as Schindler's List, Quiz Show, Strange Days, The English Patient, The Constant Gardener, Red Dragon, In Bruges, Skyfall, The Grand Budapest Hotel and the Harry Potter series.
Comment on the Height of Ralph Fiennes

Judd ISR said on 21/Oct/15
IMO 5'11" is a prudent mark for him...he may be 5'11.25"...Look at him with Liam Neeson in 1993: Click Here
If Neeson was at peak a flat 6'4" then Fiennes ouldn't have been under 5'11-11.5"...
In many scenes he looks no more than 10-12 mAx cms shorter than Neeson...
Axaros said on 12/Oct/15
If Fiennes is truly 5'10'' as a lot of people say Craig must be 5'9'', that is impossible!
Tina said on 29/Sep/15
He came once to our college, and I happen to be standing close to him for a minute, and he's more 5ft 10in. For sure.

And even if he was 5'11'', that means Uma Thurman can't be 5ft 11.25in. HLook at this pic from The Avengers: Click Here

Here he's a just little bit taller than here, but she's wearing heels as well. Click Here
ArjunaKorale said on 25/Jan/15
Rob, you got it wrong with this one, Fiennes always looks around 5 ft 10 (178 cm or even 177 cm) in publicity shots & tv interviews. I wouldn't go on the films as camera angles are used a lot more to distort real height.
cole said on 18/Jan/15
@Editor Rob: An interesting still from Schindler's List: Click Here Shame there's no visible footwear, maybe Ralph is wearing military boots and has a wee advantage, but still. It's not impossible that he lost a fraction, but I don't think he's under 180 today, so maybe there's a fair chance he was nearer 181 in the 90's?
cole said on 18/Jan/15
@Sam and Arch Stanton: Even with his head tilted and clearly less footwear he looks no more than a hair shorter than Craig: Click Here He'd look a tad taller if he stood with similar posture to Craig, and that's with a footwear disadvantage. Ralph's still pretty much 5'11, 5'10.75 at worst.
Sam said on 30/Dec/14
I think Fiennes is more a 5'10.5"-5'10.75" range guy, I'm more convinced that he was always a tad under the 5'11" mark. I don't think he's at an age yet where he's lost much height. Very similar height it seemed to Daniel Craig, but Craig may be have a bit extra footwear in general.
Sam said on 30/Dec/14
I am a fan of Baron Cohen (probably a much more pleasant guy off-screen than Norton is!) but I was enough with his manic, attempts to squeeze humor out of silly, phony accents when NO ONE else is speaking w/ them in these big movies after Sweeney Todd, Hugo & Les Mis, it's just a little tiresome IMO!
Arch Stanton said on 4/Dec/14
Rob do you think he might have lost a bit now? He looks similar to Craig here
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cole said on 4/Jul/14
@Arch Stanton: I don't think he looked 3 inches shorter than Brody in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'. At times I saw about 1.5in, but I could be wrong as I payed more attention to the great dialogues than the heights... Ralph I think could be edging his way towards 5'10.5, but I'm not sure he's there already.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jun/14
Norton was bad casting though Sam, it needed somebody like Sacha Baron playing that part with an Eastern European accent. Norton is too monotone American.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jun/14
Absolutely superb at dark comedy in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Surprisingly great! One thing though, he looked much shorter than Adrian Brody, like more 3 inches than 1.
Sam said on 28/May/14
Rob, could you add Quiz Show, Strange Days, The English Patient, Red Dragon, In Bruges, Skyfall, The Grand Budapest Hotel and the Harry Potter films?

He's a really diverse actor and yes top knotch in Grand Budapest, I'm not a fan of some of the movies above though. I think it's possible he's really a strong 5'10" guy rounding up. Liam Neeson towers over him both in 90s and today and I thought he looked maybe a couple inches under Edward Norton in Grand Budapest.
cole said on 29/Apr/14
He was just brilliant in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Should get a mention at the top.
MD said on 4/Apr/14

These aren't the best examples but both show footwear. The first is with Daniel Craig and the second is with Jeremy Irvine.

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He's certainly not much smaller than what you have him listed, but I'm thinking he's more in the 5'10.5" range. He's definitely not a full 5'11", even taking into account his habit of bending his neck. A good and refreshing thing I can say about him is that he doesn't appear height conscience in the least.
PJ said on 17/Feb/14
Saw in him NY SoHo a handful of years ago, a flat 5'10.
cole said on 6/Jan/14
He tends to lean and slouch when posing for pics, so I understand that he might appear under 5'11 at times to some people, but I am convinced he is 180 cm range when standing his tallest. And come on... "5'10 max"?

Rob what is the lowest you'd argue? Personally I wouldn't go under 5ft 10.75in at the moment. He's always appeared a solid 180 cm guy to me. In a few years he probably could dip to 179 cm range, but he doesn't seem to be there yet imo.
[Editor Rob: 180 I think is ok. He can though look 179 at times yeah]
justbringit said on 24/Dec/13
rob ralph did not look taller than daniel craig
Realist said on 4/Dec/13
178-179 for Ralph Fiennes and Jason Isaacs
Mike T said on 29/Nov/13
I'd say 5'10" max and 5'9.5 min. I met him once, I'm about 5'9" and he was a little taller than me. Sometimes he looked an inch taller than me and sometimes he looked a half inch taller than me which is not very noticeable.
5\'11\" said on 11/Oct/13
I'm 5'11 barefoot and everyone thinks I'm 6'1" and like no I'm 5'11".
Arch Stanton said on 9/Oct/13
Yeah he looks around 5'11" in Schindler's List.
cole said on 20/Aug/13
Ralph Fiennes would probably be one of my benchmarks for your legit 5'11 flat man.
Nenninn said on 29/Mar/13
181.5 give or take 1 cm
Mal said on 31/Dec/12
Looked the same height as Daniel Craig in Skyfall. Maybe 1/4 in. taller at the most.
MHouillon said on 15/Nov/12
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jtm said on 4/Jun/12
5'10 is accurate.
Kat said on 1/Feb/12
I think he is 5'10" (178 cm), because I saw him once and he was about my height (175 cm). He was just 2-3 cm taller.
Sam said on 30/Jan/12
Fiennes is a few inches taller now than Vanessa Redgrave, who is listed as 5'11" at her peak (she must be inches less these days):
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Marcelo C. said on 5/Oct/07
I think he could be a good 510" Bond (British style, from head to feet).
Taylor said on 26/Aug/07
Viper, its not that hard to believe - he just has really really bad height judgement. I suppose its something he never really thought about, so his guess work is crappy as a result.

Anyway, back to how tall Mr. Fiennes is.
Viper said on 22/Aug/07
Your 6-5 boyfriend thought he was 6-1? Thats hard to beleive. So he must have thought everyone was under 6-0 tall and lying by 5 inches as well, lol.
Taylor said on 21/Aug/07
A lot of people don't know how tall they are. There is a surprising amount of guessing and assuming. I worked with a girl who swore up and down she was 5'7", and she was at least 2 or 3 inches shorter than me (I am 5'7"). I knew for a fact what my height was because I had been measured the year prior. We measured her, and she's 5'4.5". The same goes for my boyfriend - who had mentioned in passing that he was around 6'1"...which left me almost speechless, because just by the look of him one would guess he is at LEAST 6'4". About a month after that he went to the doctor for a general check up and asked to be measured - and sure enough, he was marked at 6'5".

So I'm guessing that half of you assume your height rather than know it, and considering that these people we're talking about are celebrities and their image is important, they probably have these sort of things checked.

[Editor Rob: lots of celebrities have physicals for their line of work, which should include getting measured...but yeah, some average joe's might never have been measured or actually give a damn about height, so they might guess.]
TNTinCA said on 13/Jul/07
At least 5-11 in my opinion.
Melvin said on 12/Jul/07
He isn't 5ft 8. He has very poor posture because he has played meek/troubled characters for many years. That makes him look average. Fully stretched out Ralph Fiennes is 5ft 10 or little more.
Melissa07 said on 22/Jun/07
I've stood beside Ralph Fiennes several times at various stage doors and he is definitely 5'7 - 5'8 and gorgeous beyond words.
Mr Mayfair said on 10/Apr/07
No way! The Fiennes boys are really not that tall. Rafe was an odd choice for Der Kommandant in Schindler who in real life was at least six foot and around 200lbs. Try 5.9 and 150lbs.
Anonymous said on 7/Dec/06
I think he's half an inch shorter than his brother.
Glenn said on 1/Dec/06
Seemed 5-11 to me.
Andy said on 30/Nov/06
He's always appeared a slim well proportioned 5'9" to me!Such a build easily gives the illusion of more height on screen.I have a friend who could double for him and he's 175cms .

[Editor Rob: There can be some truth to the nearer 5ft 10 that Frank2 was saying, but look at this guy's posture half the time in photos, its not great.]
Viper652 said on 7/Sep/06
Because hes 5-11.
Val said on 27/Aug/06
I siriously doubt the 180 cm height...but hey..You're the not arguing.
Larry said on 20/Jul/06
Rob - He looked 5'11" in THE RED DRAGON. Frank2? Where isd Frank2? He's not ill or anything is he? Just found out my favorite cousin has Lymphoma! :-( Major bummer.

[Editor Rob: Frank2, unfortunately decided enough was enough and has gone from the site]
Viper652 said on 18/Jul/06
I think 5-11 is correct.

[Editor Rob: you would go against what Frank2 had thought!]
Editor Rob said on 17/Jul/06
In 1997 interview, journalist wrote: "Fiennes said he shed so much weight from his 5-foot-11-inch frame"
Editor Rob said on 2/Jun/06
A low Toronto Sun interview estimation: "Ralph Fiennes stands maybe 5-foot-8 - not at all the towering figure he appears to be in the movies"
manicbrit said on 16/May/06
I met Ralph Fiennes in Hay-on-Wye in 1997. I was 5ft 6" at the time, not wearing heels and he was easily 5 inches taller than me. I'd say he was pretty much 5ft 11"- no dispute from me- and I'm really suspicious about the whole celebrity-height-elevation thing.
MHouillon said on 23/Apr/06
He looks unawfully tall next to Jason Isaacs
Frank2 said on 16/Mar/06
He looks awfully short next to Penn.
MHouillon said on 12/Mar/06
Ofcourse, Frank2! Ralph is only 5'2", but they use the "frog angle" during filming him...

He's definitely taller than 5'10.5 - 5'11 Tom Sizemore, dammit !
Frank2 said on 8/Mar/06
Ralph is 5'10". Saw him at an awards show.
MHouillon said on 7/Mar/06
Hi, I'm looking "strange days" right now. Ralph Fiennes compared to 5'11" Tom Sizemore is definitely taller. Rob, please correct his height to 182cm.

[Editor Rob: I was going to come back to this guy. He can look from 178-182cm. Yes, he can look a little closer to 6ft, certainly in some films he can look near 182...for the moment I would give him 181]
MHouillon said on 5/Feb/06
Just saw Red Dragon again. In comparison to Edward Norton Ralph Fiennes isn't 5'11 but 5'11.75 (182cm) for sure !
MOF said on 25/Nov/05
He seemed at least an inch smaller than 5'11 Jason Isaacs in Goblet of Fire...
phoenixgal said on 27/Oct/05
hey man! No way!! I saw Ralph in Brand @ The Swan, and he was perfect, yet sooo teeny :). Stood next to me, 5 9 @ best. Who cares?

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