How tall is Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

English actor, best known for roles in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Dorian Gray, The Words and TV series The Punisher and Westworld. He is listed by his agency as 6 foot.

How tall is Ben Barnes
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Average Guess (56 Votes)
6ft 0.25in (183.5cm)
Slim 6'1.5" said on 24/Jul/21
A chance to be near 186 out of bed

1.25 inches between bernthal and Barnes

Best onscreen chemistry

I’d love to see a third season of the punisher but it’s looking doubtful
Ashish Bhatt said on 13/Jun/21
If he is 182 than john bernathal is no more than 176. That too with his big boots!
Stefania said on 1/Jun/21
Great male height + long neck! Perfect
Slim 6'1.5 said on 22/May/21
If barnes is just a flat 6 footer this puts Jon bernthal at 179.5cm
Slim 6'1.5 said on 3/May/21
I can see him same height as Tatum, gosling & Benzema
Slim 6'1.5 said on 3/May/21
He easily has a strong inch on bernthal like 3-3.5cm
Give the man a 6’0.25 upgrade @Rob !
feyzullah said on 2/May/21
6'0 barefoot or with shoes?
Editor Rob
looks a decent 6ft range barefoot.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Apr/21
6ft1 out of bed is possible if he is say a fraction over 6ft
Slim 6'1.5 said on 19/Apr/21
A hair over 6ft like 183.5
Easily clears 6’1” out of bed
slim 6'1 said on 31/Jan/21
Judy a nibble over 6’ is likely
slim 6'1 said on 4/Jan/21
185 out of bed
Slim 6'1" said on 18/Dec/20
Could give a 183.5 upgrade
Slim 6'1" said on 4/Nov/20
Solid 183cm
Slim 6'1" said on 25/Oct/20
Legit 6’ 183cm maybe even 183.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Sep/20
Looked shorter than Firth in Dorian Gray
Slim 6'1" said on 1/Aug/20
183-183.5 is spot on
6footTom said on 26/Mar/20

Bernthal himself is on the opposite end though. He's got a big head and stocky proportions. On his own, Bernthal would look about 5'10".
Vsquad said on 20/Mar/20
It's still crazy how lanky Ben looks on his own compared to Jon Bernthal, even though Bernthal barely looks shorter than him if at all when they're face-to-face.
Importer said on 6/Nov/19
It’s the low camera angle. They make him look taller. Most scenes on the punisher were using this technique and even in the new trailer for BBC’s Gold Digger the camera is level with the table. He is a solid 6ft that can look 185cm due to this. Hell if he was in lifts in addition to that low camera height he’d be giving off a 6’2” look but I don’t think this is the case.
Importer said on 6/Nov/19
183.0cm :P

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Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 16/Apr/19
Click Here 184cm a chance.
BT said on 9/Feb/19
6ft is reasonable for Ben, wouldn't go over that though.

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Josh Jeffords said on 4/Feb/19
Strong 6 foot no more always in boots.
Doesnt even look as tall as 6 1 in his boots.
There is a small chance he is more average and always in lifts.
Kinda lanky long neck no other tall guy proofs.
SMART BERRY said on 27/Jan/19
Tough to exactly point out gonna give him 183.5 cm at 6’0.25”
TheBat said on 2/Nov/18
6'0.5" seems more true. Though Ben Barnes gives the impression of 6'1", mostly due to his frame.
Westworlder said on 6/Jun/18
Oh wait-- now I found this picture from the same moment -

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OK then, back to guessing game I guess lol
Westworlder said on 6/Jun/18
BTS pic from Punisher season 2 set of Barnes with Bernthal... finally a clear-ish picture of them together -

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The top of Barnes head is clearly higher, same with his mouth. Just wish he wasn't looking down so we could measure their eye levels... either way that looks close to an inch of difference, maybe 2 cm yeah.
Doran said on 14/May/18
@Billy Russo

I'm not sure about that, because whenever he had scenes with 5'11 Jon Bernthal he looked eye to eye with him, barely even an inch taller. Barnes just has a much slimmer frame than Bernthal, so he looks taller than he does when they're not together.

I think besides the main cast members, its like the show almost purposely (or coincidentally) cast way shorter people around Barnes. I'm looking back now and yeah there were a lot of short characters he interacted with and even shorter background extras.
Billy Russo said on 29/Apr/18
He wore similar lifts to those of Vincent Kartheiser's from Mad Men. The heel is inside the shoe, while the outside is constructed to look like a normal dress shoe.
Markode said on 26/Feb/18
Its weird. He looks taller than usual on Punisher, but I still hesitate to see him as anything past 183. His slim build should give him that illusion, but it just doesn't once you think about it.

Also, Ben could only reach Bradley Cooper's eye level when he had a full inch/2.5 cm-footwear advantage, while Bradley was (surprisingly) in flats. Those pictures make Bradley seem like a stronger 184 than we give him credit for. Either that or he's still a solid 6 ft (183.8-184.2) as everyone continues to argue, whilst Ben is actually a weak 182.
Billy Russo said on 9/Feb/18
He looks to have about an inch on Jon Bernthal, both of them standing the same way and in combat boots.
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Psychedelic Earth 187 said on 6/Jan/18
Okay. 184 was pushing it. But 183 is actually the correct listing for this guy.
Slim 186 said on 13/Dec/17
@Starlo, key words mate, I don’t remember the footwear worn.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Dec/17
This is a better listing. Can look a strong 6ft
Starlo said on 13/Dec/17
@Slim 185

I think that Deborah is never in any heels in any of the Marvel shows. Maybe she is at some points, but I would say very rarely... scenes with Charlie Cox she was usually wearing flat footed shoes. Doubt they make any of the average heighted men wear flat soles.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Dec/17
6ft on the nose looks better
Pill said on 3/Dec/17
OK Ben is really weird. Like others have said he looks 6'1 at least in the Punisher, but next to 181 Jimmi Simpson and 180 Jon Bernthal, he doesn't look 6' flat at all. I think Barnes just had the luxury of working with small actors. I'm actually gonna back Rob on his previous 5'11.75 listing.
Slim 185 said on 3/Dec/17
He may be a 184 guy after seeing him next to Ann Woll in “the punisher”.
NickNate said on 29/Nov/17
It probably has to do with his proportions. He has a pretty small face. Smaller faces magnify your other features = you appear taller, shoulders look wider, legs look longer, etc. Also, in the Punisher, he was basically in a suit 95% of the time, and suits will make any guy look taller, mainly due to high waisted pants/tucked in shirt/dress shoes. Combine this with the fact that he's skinny/lean and at least 6ft, and you get a pretty tall looking guy. My 2cents. Also can't rule out the fact that maybe they purposefully wanted him to appear taller.

Also, standalone shots are really unreliable to gauge anyone's height. Camera angles/attire/proportions can really play a huge part.
Could prob pull off ~6'2 here:
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But looks ~5'11.5 here:
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grizz said on 29/Nov/17
I'm shocked by this listing after watching The Punisher. And yes, I'm aware he wore military boots throughout episodes, and this still seems too low for him!
woody said on 26/Nov/17
About time he got his height upgrade. I’d personally have him as 6ft0.25 but nothing less than 6ft0
Gian92 said on 26/Nov/17
In the punisher he is taller than other male actors, he seems 6'1 minimum 🤔🤔
Jimbo said on 25/Nov/17
Very tall looking, hard to tell, Id say min 6’ max 6’1”.
Anonymous said on 24/Nov/17
He looks 6'1 in the punisher
NickNate said on 24/Nov/17
Watching the Punisher I thought he'd be 6'1-6'2. Was surprised at his previous sub-6ft listing. Maybe they purposefully tried to make him appear taller/he wore lifts during filming? In some promotion pics he looks near Bernthal's height, and in other pics he looks pretty tall-ish. Then again, he doesn't seem much taller than Jimmi Simpson so I'd say 6ft is a pretty fair listing. Hard to pin him down.
Bodybuy said on 23/Nov/17
Looks at least 6’1 in Punisher.
meson777 said on 23/Nov/17
Why he is looking tall . Iam 187-184 myself if you were show me his picture in Punisher . I would say he must be at least 1 inch taller than me . Are they trying to look them taller ? Is he tall i think tall is 186-187(night) at least. i saw him with jon yes you are probably right about his height but i dont understand what do you think what is tall,big,giant.
blazer said on 23/Nov/17
Looks 6'1 in the punisher. Maybe 6 foot extreme night time height.
Elias said on 22/Nov/17
6ft is possible for him, he can be anywhere between 182 cm and 183 cm. Minimum 182 cm and Maximum 183cm. He is a bit shorter than Robert Sheehan who is listed at 6ft though so either Ben is more 5ft 11,75 as the previous listing here or Robert Sheehan is a strong 6ft (weak 184 cm).
Triplescrew said on 21/Nov/17
Rob if this guy isn't 6 foot nobody is. Upgrade is in order.
Editor Rob
he can look it more often than not.
volume said on 21/Nov/17
5ft 11 1/2inch barefoot 6ft0.5inch with dress shoes
Powerhouse said on 20/Nov/17
He’s taller than this listing in my opinion.
Lobehold said on 20/Oct/17
Barnes has the legs of a 5'11 guy in that picture.
No One Important said on 12/Oct/17
According to CAM (agency) CV/Resume he's 6 ft. But to echo other's comment, it's spitting hairs.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 5/Sep/17
I wouldn't hesitate to give this guy the full 6'0". He'd likely measure the 6'0" flat more so than Grant Gustin.
Mark(5'9.5") said on 6/Jul/17
An even 6'0" flat for Ben is better.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Apr/17
He can give the illusion of 6ft1 because he's slim. A full 6ft is quite possible though
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 8/Apr/17
182cm is the best listing for him, although he may a better chance of leaning more towards 183 than 181.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 6/Apr/17
I would have said a full 6'0".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Mar/17
At least 6ft0½(184cm) out of bed
185cmAriel said on 3/Jan/17
in a photo with eddie redmayne he looked about 2-3 inches taller so probably he is 6'1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/16
Out of bed: 184-185cm
Before bed: 182-183cm

You could list him at 6ft, I guess.
Mark said on 27/Oct/16
This guy is one of the few people I would give the full 6'0" mark.

He held well with peak Liam Neeson and looked taller than Jeff Bridges.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Mar/16
Rob, how likely is the full 6ft for Ben?
Editor Rob
I wouldn't rule the chance out.
Hypado said on 16/Jul/15
Ben Barnes's height is 5ft 11.75in (182 cm)

Looks 6ft sometimes.
mimi said on 16/Jul/15
WRONG! He's 6'1" (185cm)
Dan said on 12/Jun/15
Held up well against Rafe Spall in "Sons of Liberty". Then again, I believe Barnes was wearing rougher boots, which may have added some height.
Jay 184cm said on 27/Sep/14
Not convinced this guy is more than 180cm. He looks an inch shorter than solid 6-footer Robert Sheehan - photo 6 shows them both standing with the exact same posture and Sheehan has a clear inch: Click Here
Elias said on 3/May/14
i think he is more like 5ft 11.5in because he is not much taller than William Moseley who is in the 5ft 10 range. the difference between them is less than the difference between 5ft 10 Dylan O'brian and 5ft 11.5in Tyler Hoelchin. But it's weird because in the movie dorian grey he looks 6ft 1in .
glynny 182 said on 27/Oct/13
he could be a full 6 foot couldnt he rob or 183 ?lets face it its spliting hairs an close to call?
Peyman-6ft said on 16/Feb/13
yea agree on that
a question rob
how tall do you think I should claim in the metric system ?
I think 183 is fine cuz for example yesterday one of my friends told me he has been measured a bit over 188 in the doctors office , but when I asked another guy to say our difference by looking at us standing together he answered almost nothing . You guys seem at the same height !!!
Peyman-6ft said on 15/Feb/13
out of bed : 6ft 0.5in
when going to sleep : 5ft 11.75in
just like me
is that possible Rob?
If yes then why don't you go with a full 6ft ??
Editor Rob
there's a lot more 6 foot listings on the site than 5ft 11.75, yet in reality there would be just as many guys 5ft 11.5, 11.75 as 6ft
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/12
I think 183cm, not much shorter than 186cm Firth in Dorian Gray
Ria said on 1/Sep/12
No, Ben Barnes is 6'1.5" or 187 cm in his bare feet. Ben Barnes has UK size 11 or US size 12 feet.
Jake: 1.82 m-- 1.83 m-- 1.84 m said on 25/Aug/12
Yeah his build certainly makes him appear 6ft 1in at times- a height which he frequently gets listed at.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Aug/12
Cooper is 6"1(185cm) on the dot. I don't understand why Rob downgraded him.
This guy can look taller than 6"0 due to his build but 182-183cm is probably bang on.
Jake: 1.82 m-- 1.83 m-- 1.84 m said on 21/Aug/12
He's shorter than Bradley Cooper, 182- 183 cm if Cooper is 184.5- 185 cm.
? said on 11/Feb/12
and Lavender Liam neeson is getting older my father is his age and six foot 2 now he is six feet so liam is prob six 2.5 to six three. I bet that ben was wearing big shoes
Jack said on 29/Dec/11
looked pretty close in height with 187 cm Colin Firth in Dorian gray ... 184 cm might be better guess for him.
Sarah said on 9/Dec/11
His height is awsome really tall.
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 25/Nov/11
6 ft on the dot is certainly possible.
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 21/Nov/11
His original CV said he was 6' I believe.
Elburg said on 28/Jun/11
Barnes towered over 5'11" Ben Chaplin in Dorian Gray. Was he wearing lifts?
Aaron said on 15/Mar/11
Ben Barnes is at least 6'5" if you look at his pictures with Dolph Lundgren. He's slightly taller than Dolph, even though Dolph is much larger.
haes said on 19/Jan/11
Those pictures with Robert Pattinson aren't real, they're just photoshopped together for some news paper articles about them and Twilight. And he also slouches more than my grandfather, he always has a very sloppy posture, whether he's walking, standing... hilarious, considering he portrayed royalty XD
I remember seeing some time ago on an agency site of his that he's 1,83m so that would make him almost 6'1
Anon said on 15/Jan/11
Almost 9 cm taller than Jessica Biel..So....179 cm..(?)Or is she taller than 5ft7?
michael said on 1/Jan/11
he's 181 not more
dores said on 9/Dec/10
hey rob im really confused with this picture,?? if william is 5 ft9.5 and ben barnes is constantly looking tall in images how come with william hes pretty offen an inch difference??

Editor Rob
I think he always looks a good couple of inches taller than william
RoryJS said on 25/Nov/10
What about these pics with William Moseley?
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paul86 said on 19/Nov/10
Nothing below 6ft for ben he's more likely closer to 6'1'
Gotxo said on 3/Jul/09
I honestly think the guy could be 6'0.5" or either 6'1".
Many people uses to post a pic of alleged 5'10" Moseley and him in wich Barnes is leaning against a wall. I don't think that's a good example, i'd rather use this instead:

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Let me add that he's hunching a bit. Could that mean that he's aware of his "advantage" and tries to diminish it? (either to fit in the photo or by modesty.)
meg said on 1/May/09
clearly 6 foot 1 how on earth can he be 5,11.75 ???
Anonymous said on 14/Apr/09
I think that Ben Barnes is 1 inch taller that 6ft. I saw the pic of William and him standing next to each other and thought that the heel on the shoes could make the person seem taller. People tell me that William is around 5`9. Anyway, I think that Ben is taller than William, so Ben has to be 6`1 tall. But...
Anonymous said on 18/Mar/09
Martin, he is clearly slouching in that pic.
Leeloo said on 27/Feb/09
I agree with Mysteron. I'd say Barnes is about 6'1. My friend is 6'1 (checked and confirmed) and while he stood next to Ben they looked the same height.
Martin said on 18/Jan/09
Look at this.. Click Here clearly doesn't look 6'1 beside Moseley
xaoxio said on 15/Jan/09
what about Colin Firth, Rob? Lifts for Barnes?

Editor Rob
just looking at photos, when firth stands good he can look 1.5-2 inches taller than barnes.
xaoxio said on 14/Jan/09
sorry to disturb you, Rob. Just looked at the pictures with Colin Firth. They look almost the same. Is there any chance of Ben beeing taller than 6'0"?
xaoxio said on 14/Jan/09
well, considering William Moseley to be only 5'9.5" is there any possibility that Ben Barnes is more like a 5'11"-footer?

Editor Rob
yes there is a chance he's not 6ft!
jasmine said on 24/Oct/08
Ben is *much* taller than 6'1 because he towers over people who are 6'. A single inch is not enough to notice. Yes he does have bad posture which is typical of someone with his frame. It's obvious in many pictures that he is slouching.
Mysteron said on 10/Oct/08
I'm 6'1, have met him several times and he's definitely the same height as me or slightly taller
Alicia said on 4/Aug/08
Probably about right. People who say he looks tall are probably referring to the scene with Anna Popplewell, who is anyway very short.
said on 15/Jun/08
Ben Barnes has stated that he is 6`1. It also says this on many of the fan websites ive been on. And plus when i met him down in london a couple of months back (wish i had got a picture...) he towered over me and im 5`9 so thats gotta say something.
Nicola said on 19/May/08
Look at MD 's pics, I think he 's just 182 cm (5'11,75'')
Anonymous said on 14/May/08
In the first pic with Moseley he looks 6ft near enough exactly (if 5'10.25" for Moseley is correct), and in the second one Moseley has a clear footwear advantage, plus Barnes is slouching.
MD said on 8/May/08
Just for reference:

With costar William Moseley given 5'-10.25"

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With 5'10.5" Tilda Swinton, in heels, of course:

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He seems to have pretty bad posture, but his extreme thinness adds to how tall he looks.

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