How tall is Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch's Height

5ft 11.5in (181.6 cm)

British actor best known for playing the lead role on BBC show Sherlock. In film he has starred in Doctor Strange, The Imitation Game, Star Trek: Into Darkness, 12 Years a Slave, The Fifth Estate, War Horse and as Smaug in The Hobbit: There and Back Again. These photos were taken by Malcolm/Starfury in 2014 and Giles/Showmasters in 2015 (he had about 1/3rd inch thicker shoe than in this one).

How tall is Benedict Cumberbatch
5ft 8 Rob and Benedict

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Average Guess (129 Votes)
5ft 11.48in (181.6cm)
BT said on 18/Sep/17
@Slim: Well, that just depends on how tall the people you hang out with are. Body type, posture, head/hair size and footwear is also a big factor. Most people wouldn't know if someone was 5'11 and change or 6ft, and to be fair, two people measuring around those marks (let's say 181 and 183 cm) standing next to each other wouldn't look much different, unless you are talking about someone who's really good at gauging height differences. For a 5'11 guy with a 5'3 girlfriend - he's towering her. That same 5'11 guy next to his 6'1 friend looks shorter, but isn't even remotely towered. The same logic applies to all heights.

But yes, Benedict looks closer 180-181 cm than 181-182 or 182-183. I believe he'd measure around 180,5 cm going by Rob and Josh b's pics.
Slim said on 17/Sep/17
Tbh 5'11"/180 is where he'd land at, I used to think the (182/183) 6'+ is tall was just a rumour, buts it true this is an example that 5'11" men just don't give off a towering aura, And they're never complimented on the stature either tbh. No offence.
Animus said on 16/Sep/17
He can look above six feet on film because of his long torso. His long face also adds to an illusion of greater height than the actuality.
5'9 said on 24/Aug/17
Somehow always manages to look over 6 feet on film. Surprised he's actually slightly under 6 even.
elena said on 24/Aug/17
179 guess is really laughable.looks so tall with martin freeman.he is def 5'11.5-6' tall.i also give mark gatiss 186 cm.
Johno said on 22/Aug/17
Proportionally can look 6'1 even, he has a slender bone structure and aqualine features. Proportions do make you look different, for me, his slim features add 2-3 inches to his appearance.

I would not believe he could dip below 5'11 if it hadn't been for Rob's and now Josh's contributions.
Jake said on 22/Aug/17
I'd say a little over 6' barely 6'1
Animus said on 22/Aug/17
Proportionally, by himself, if I had to say 6'0 or 5'11, I'd say 6'0. With other people he can look 181-182cm, so I think 5'11½ is an excellent listing.
Johno said on 18/Aug/17
Yeh, i took that in to consideration when i made by estimation.

I believe you both would measure 0.75-inches within each other's height.

This figures anyway when taking Rob's comparison in to account with Ben.

As i said earlier, i would put Eddie in a similar range to.
Josh b said on 18/Aug/17
@johno
I think he dropped a litttle height, I'm not great at reading posture so tend to just stand fairly normally regardless of how the guest stands.
Johno said on 17/Aug/17
Josh, your basically the same height as Eddie Redmayne.
Johno said on 17/Aug/17
Josh b, if your 5'10 and you had similar footwear as Ben, he is about 0.5-inches taller than you bud. You both have the same eye level as well. He is no taller than 5'10.5 in your picture.
Valhalla said on 15/Aug/17
@josh b

Nah I think I was more 187-89 cm tall in my sneakers damn lol I'm big
Josh b said on 13/Aug/17
@Valhalla
191,192?
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 12/Aug/17
Rampage and SJH are right, I don't think Benedict's much over 5'11".
Stassy said on 12/Aug/17
@Sandy Cowell thanks, its was so nice meeting them both. Benedict was very polite and chatty and Mads was quite laid back. When I met them separately they both looked about 5'11 but when I saw them together, Mads was definitely taller. Not that it matters as they are both great guys.
Valhalla said on 10/Aug/17
Josh b@

Ah hey Josh, I bumped into a celeb here in NZ and he's 193-94 cm tall probably 194 cm. And I had a little more footwear than him my eyes were looking at his nose. How tall am I?
Slim 182 cm said on 10/Aug/17
Well, on the first, he's leaning, and in the second, he looks 181, but he can look 182 at times, but robs ruled it out as impossible, I'd say his listing is spot on, so you could argue 181, but no less.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Aug/17
He doesn't look over 5ft11 in either photo
S.J.H said on 7/Aug/17
@josh b said on 3/Aug/17

I know you're a 5'10 guy. Ben had massive head length compare to you but your post prove him not over 5'11 it's just his higher hair makes him taller.
Josh b said on 7/Aug/17
@ Valhalla
He had a slight slouch but also slightly more footwear, I'd say he had at least an inch on myself, and falling to 5'10.25 I thinks robs listing is spot on.
Slim 182 cm said on 7/Aug/17
G'day big rob, during "doctor strange" benedict had a strong 4 cm on Tilda swinton. This would make benedict 5'11.75 or Tilda 5'9.75, The ground wasn't that bad btw..
Editor Rob: he's at most 11.5 I think, but Tilda at times has looked 177-8 zone.
Valhalla said on 7/Aug/17
@Josh b
If you're 5'10 that makes benedict 181 cm tall? Or was he slouching in that picture.
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Aug/17
@ Stassy - That must have been great to meet Benedict and Mads Mikkelsen, both of whom are brilliant!
What you say about their heights sounds spot on! 👌
They look round about a quarter to half an inch apart, Mads being the slightly taller of the two.
Today, I will give Benedict 5ft11.75! I haven't voted for him for ages!
Cheers Stassy!
josh b said on 3/Aug/17
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Nice guy
Stassy said on 2/Aug/17
I met Benedict and Mads Mikkelsen together and Mads did seem taller in person and also looks taller in the photo. Both genuinely nice people.
Slim 182 cm said on 17/Jul/17
After comparing both bens and Finn jones photos I've gotta say finns taller. Either that or ben has a low eye level. It's a head scratcher.
Editor Rob: they both have potential to measure very close.
Slim 181 cm said on 15/Jul/17
5'10.75 - 5'11.25 is my closet to the truth range.
Him and vin need a quarter inch downgrade tbh, they're defiantly strong 5'11ers but may not be 5 11 and a halfers.
Slim 181 cm said on 15/Jul/17
5'11.25.
S.J.H said on 12/Jul/17
No way he is 6'0 or 5'11.5 , i've see him enough and 5'11 tops
Jake said on 11/Jul/17
I would say 6' and a half or maybe just touching 6'1
Bobby said on 4/Jul/17
182cm is a solid height, wish I had that height. I think it gives a lot of range too, especially if you're in a European country and you tell people you're 182cm. It sounds nice to say, but imperially, 6'2 sounds even better.
Krauser said on 2/Jul/17
He is a typical 5'11 guy
samuelcharwick said on 18/Jun/17
question for rob, was benedict taller or shorter then danny dyer
Editor Rob: hard to say, both I feel look less than genuine six footers.
Valhalla said on 14/Jun/17
What's his eyelevel rob in cm? 168 cm?
Liberty183.3 said on 8/Jun/17
He'd probably claim 6'.
World Citizen said on 6/Jun/17
Looks no more than 180 cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/17
If he hits the 6ft0½ out of bed then really 5ft11¾ would be more feasible…
Batman said on 31/May/17
Rob, given that 5'11.5" is his afternoon height, would it possible that he is pushing 6'0.5" to 6'1" in the morning? He has a really tall stature...
Editor Rob: I think he should clear 6ft first thing, how much is debatable, whether just a small fraction or even up to 6ft 0.5...
Ryan said on 27/May/17
Hey I have a question. Your website says these are barefoot heights estimates. So how come you have Benedict in that mugshot measurement picture as 5'11? Wouldn't the shoes give him an inch and make him 6ft?. That would mean he's 5'10 barefoot.
Editor Rob: any height is thought of as being like an afternoon barefoot measurement.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 20/May/17
Rob, would Justin Timberlake and Benedict Cumberbatch fall into the same category? They both looked shorter than Tom Cavanagh in your photos and several photos.
Editor Rob: Cumberbatch is over 5ft 11, under 6ft, the argument is whether he falls above or below that 5ft 11.5 mark...

Tom I think is much nearer looking a six footer, I think he'd measure very near to it on the stadiometer.
justbringit said on 23/Apr/17
rob did you downgrade big ben from 6ft to 5'11.75" first or directly to 5'11.5"?
Editor Rob: he came down a couple of notches...he remains at this mark.
berta said on 10/Apr/17
beside pine and other guys he looks 181-182 the listing is spot on.could be a strong 181 guy also.
Kd said on 6/Apr/17
Rob- in this pic he looks 5'10.5, especially considering the larger shoe.
Kd said on 6/Apr/17
Rob- in this pic he looks 5'10.5, especially considering the larger shoe.
Jordan87 said on 5/Apr/17
Johhny,

Mads is not a Full 6'0 tall. More 5'11.25ish. Cumberbach is not over 5'11" in Rob pic to the Right.
Gwynbleidd said on 4/Apr/17
One of Rob's favourite words - tricky - that's what this guy is. I can't pin him down as one height... He looks 5' 11" sometimes and then, on a totally different other hand, possibly pushing 6' 1". Really irritating. I'll just settle for 6'.
Editor Rob: I think he was a bit under the weather the second time, so I will cut him a bit of slack, or as I call it 'a quarter inch'.
S.J.H said on 27/Mar/17
People get fool all the time. Any time over 9am Big Ben is 5'11 not over
Johnny said on 27/Mar/17
He can sometimes pull off 6ft! In Doctor Strange premiere photos he seem to edge Mads Mikkelsen.
Canson said on 25/Mar/17
As listed strong 5'11" maybe 5'11.5
Dejavu said on 25/Mar/17
If he is 5'11.5, Matthew Goode is more 6'1.5. He looks 2 inches max taller than Benedict.
Adijos said on 21/Mar/17
6'0.5" (184 cm) is full height of Benedict Cumberbatch!
S.J.H said on 20/Mar/17
Like i say before he is 5'11 and could only hold 5'11.5 in the early morning. That explain why mark gatiss max is 2' higher than cumberbatch.
S.J.H said on 19/Mar/17
@anon2099 said on 26/Feb/17
Hmmm I'm 5'10.5" and that's what I look like next to someone who is 5'8".. perhaps I need to check my height or maybe Benedict needs a slightly lower listing?

That might be his real height or he could be fraction taller than you
Editor Rob: there's certainly no chance big Ben is 5ft 10.5, I'd stake my signed sherlock photos on him being no less than 5ft 11!
Gilberg said on 11/Mar/17
Spot on.
Pierre said on 3/Mar/17
He look like a 5"11' guy next to a strong 5"8' guy next to Rob,and he has a little advantage of shoes.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 28/Feb/17
I have to see this guy In person. 184 is too high.
Editor Rob: there's no way he's that tall. Was speaking to the 184cm guy from height challenge the other day, I was in converse, he was in socks and still taller than Cumberbatch...
HonestSlovene said on 28/Feb/17
He is 5'11" and a bit, meaning 181 cm (5'11.5"). Both 180 cm and 183 cm estimates are off.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/17
If he's 181cm then Redmayne is 180cm max if not 179cm.
Tiago said on 27/Feb/17
he looks have 1.80 CM...
Giorgi said on 27/Feb/17
Rob, could his lowest be 181 cm flat?
Editor Rob: Giorgi, that might be the low mark you could argue.
Mark said on 27/Feb/17
And what's weird is that I was taller than Leonardo de Caprio by one cm or more but shorter than Benedict by like an inch. Really got me thinking if he is closers to 184 cm.
anon2099 said on 26/Feb/17
Hmmm I'm 5'10.5" and that's what I look like next to someone who is 5'8".. perhaps I need to check my height or maybe Benedict needs a slightly lower listing?
Mark said on 26/Feb/17
His wax figure was definitely taller than 6 feet. Do you think wax figures are exact?
Editor Rob: it depends whether he turned up to get his measurements taken or not. Some do, but some won't and in the latter case, it will be guesswork.
S.J.H said on 24/Feb/17
Rob, you may consider a final downgrade for Benedict Cumberbatch. He really just a legit 5'11 guy

here Click Here 6'1 Mark gatiss look 3" tops

Click Here doesn't look like a 182cm guy also don't look 181cm. I buy 180cm not over. Atually he look like 179cm here

Click Here i've met jimmy kimmel up close not over 179cm. cumberbatch look about a cm taller so 5'11

Click Here classic 5'11 guy

Click Here unusual long head makes him look like 5'10 guy but he is 180cm absolutely

Click Here with a 172cm guy look solid 180cm

Click Here 6'1 mark gatiss had him 2"

Click Here mark strong had 2.5" on cumberbatch

Click Here everyone will look half inch taller when stick close to a wall mugshot do refer to how derek theler look 6'6.5 but was 6'6 with or without footwear. Mugshot here with shoes and he look about 6'0.5

Click Here with two 5'4.5 china host/actors He-Lin on left and Wei-Jia on the right. Disadvantage he standing in the middle behind them look like 5'9.5

Click Here cumberbatch had more hair volume although gatiss look 1.5 taller but look at how he stand with cumberbatch obviously it's a 5'11 guy standing with a 5'13 guy. IMO
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Feb/17
More reason to believe Gatiss is a strong 6ft1
tony t. said on 29/Jan/17
There is a part in Doctor Strange where this guy's hands look like a giant man's hands.
Doctor Strange said on 18/Jan/17
He does not seem to be fully upright in the second picture, and his head is slightly tilted downwards. I think 5ft 11.5 is a good shout for him, he looks a decent 6ft when standing straight and with his skinny frame.
S.J.H said on 18/Jan/17
I think overall i look at it Cumberbatch look a strong 1.5' shorter solid 6'1 mark gatiss. At worst Cumberbatch drop to a solid 5'11.25
Jake said on 17/Jan/17
I reckon he's 5 ft 11.75 judging from this photo. His eye level on rob makes him look 5ft 11 but he has quite a large forehead. Bringing him up to I think 5ft 11.75. I'd be very surprised if he was genuinely a flat 6 feet tall
Madzie2000 said on 4/Jan/17
The top of my head sits just above Benedict Cumberbatch's nose... this is annoying me so much.
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Jan/17
I have just seen 'the Imitation Game'!
It is so inspiring that I had that 'overwhelmed chill' during nearly all the second half!
It seems a bit mundane to talk about his height after seeing something so breathtaking, but I could see he was a good few inches taller than 5ft7 Keira Knightley, so I rated him as a 6-footer, give or take half-an-inch. I'll guess 5ft11.75 in fact, giving him the extra quarter-inch than he is listed here because I have taken into account the comment from Victor Surratt (29th Dec.) about the way he is standing in the picture with Rob. Also, I am loving him right now for moving me so much, so he has earnt it - and more! 🔎 💻 📝 📣 👏
Stephen Vincent Strange said on 4/Jan/17
Strong 5'11". About 2-3 inches shorter than Mark Gatiss who plays Mycroft Holmes in BBC Sherlock, don't you think, Rob?
Editor Rob: Stephen, he can look at times 2 inches smaller than Gatiss.

In person I saw that as a possibility, though I think Gatiss overall has a better posture.

In the Imitation Game you could argue he looked near 3 inches shy of Charles Dance, who is still 6ft 2 range today.
Shaun said on 3/Jan/17
So Rob who do u think looked taller in person? Mark Selby or Benedict?
Editor Rob: Selby could look nearer 6ft than Benedict I feel.
Victor Surratt said on 29/Dec/16
He looks 5'11.5 flat with Rob because his back seems slightly bowed, but with better posture he will look a 6'0 guy I think.
GamerGoneWild said on 28/Dec/16
I'm fairly sure he's 6 feet
Jordan87 said on 8/Dec/16
5'11 on the Dot.
Redwing said on 29/Nov/16
Jimmy Kimmel is 5'11 I think on your page and dr strange and him were in a video together. Strange was taller.
Giorgi said on 29/Nov/16
Rob, why are you being unfair to yourself. I bet you're 174 cm here ;)
Guest said on 28/Nov/16
I can see 8cm difference here, take -1cm because of his footwear and it's 7cm difference. 5'11" flat guy.
Tarinator said on 23/Nov/16
I am 181.3 cm tall so would I be the same height as him Rob?
Andrea said on 22/Nov/16
The top of his head is the top of his head, Rob! No matter how long is his head...
In the most recent picture, he looks 5'11.5 WITH hair and shoe advantage!
Editor Rob: to be fair Andrea, you wouldn't entirely rule out a chance of him falling to 181cm, but I'm just not so sure he is that low.
Dmeyer said on 20/Nov/16
Considering the haí¯r And that Malcolm had less haí¯r/footwear 5 ft 11-11,25 might be closer hé should look 6 ft because of the 0,3in extra shoe , rob hé should have looked 5 ft 11,75-6ft not looking at shoes
Editor Rob: one thing Dmeyer, Benedict has a genuine long head in person, probably near to 10 inches.
slurkapfson said on 19/Nov/16
looks 5'11 flat. 181 afternoon.
Sam said on 15/Nov/16
I know what its like having no sleep and suddenly feeling shorter during the day. I'm not sure if that's exactly the case here because Rob is normally already at his low when he has a photo taken. Cumberbatch could really just be 5'11". Not a legit 6 footer like many people believe, even though a lanky framed 5'11" is an easy in todays world.
Pierre said on 10/Nov/16
by the scale he's around 5"11' with advantageous shoes so i think he's around 5"10.75'
Ed Kline said on 9/Nov/16
Seemed ever so slightly shorter (half inch?) than Jimmy Fallon the other day who is listed here at 5'11.5. Also looks more like 5'11 flat with Rob above.
S.J.H said on 9/Nov/16
Cumberbatch long head/face and long torso making him short looking like david gandy. More i see him he could be 5'11.5 in real
Johno said on 8/Nov/16
Not really over 5'11, does not look over it with Rob, nor Andrew Scoot, nor James Corden.
Arthur said on 6/Nov/16
Rob, Benedict kinda claims 6 foot here. Click Here

He says ''How dare you!'' jokingly, when a fan said she initially thought he was a ''5'11 wannabe 6 footer''

I bet he really claims 6 feet but he is 5'11.5 at the very most.
richinkle said on 2/Nov/16
5'-11"
Benjamin Fritz said on 23/Oct/16
Looks VERY tall in Dr.Strange and in behind the scenes + interviews. 5'11,65 would be my guess.

1,83 out of bed.

1,81 before bed.
Bobby said on 22/Oct/16
I'm quite certain he's 6ft, this appears to be a true least a 4 inch height difference, and if he's 5'11.5, he's closer to 6ft anyway, so he can round up. He looked very tall in The Doctor Strange trailer.
BT said on 21/Oct/16
@Editor Rob: Yeah, but shouldn't the footwear advantage make up for some of that though? I think he does look a little over 5'11 mostly so it's not a big deal, I just find it strange that he looks just barely 5'11 with you even with a footwear advantage.
Editor Rob: yeah you could make a strong 5ft 11 argument, but as I said the first time I met him, looking at him with the photographer I think he certainly wasn't shorter and could have edged him a little, but had a bit more footwear, hence 5ft 11.5.
BT said on 18/Oct/16
@Editor Rob: I trust your judgement, you've met plenty of 5'11 and 5'11.5 guys, but don't you think you're being just a wee bit generous here? You seem to stand with a similar posture, he has a little more footwear and he still only looks 5'11, logically that would imply he measures a little under 5'11. What's your thinking behind the "phantom" half inch?
Editor Rob: phantom half inches can easily get added or taken away.

I would say I think cumberbatch is over 5ft 11 but under 6ft, so 181 or 182 could be argued for him.

Could have been I wasn't quite at my low, he had a bad night and was at low already...
S.J.H said on 16/Oct/16
Cumberbatch is not over 5'11.25 and could be just 5'11
HonestSlovene said on 16/Oct/16
He looks around 5'11.25"-5'11.5" with you, Rob. Would not argue under a flat 5'11 and nothing over 5'11.5"
Jay 184cm said on 15/Oct/16
He looks a flat 180cm in the second picture.
J dowd said on 14/Oct/16
How the google do you guys differentiate between 0.25 of an inch when looking at a person? That's what I'd really like to know...
Editor Rob: well it's still estimates, and if you see somebody beside lots of others, maybe one figure might seem more likely than another.
josh jeffords said on 9/Oct/16
Hell of an actor funny he looks pretty tall but lanky guys do.
Must have had even thicker lifts than Pine in Star Trek like a lot.
Great voice and of course does well in live acting as well.
Johno said on 1/Oct/16
I was thinking that this picture maybe fluke, that Benedikt is not as short as he appears with Rob up there but comparing him to Andrew Scott; who Rob has been pictured with and who Rob is taller than, Benedikt comes off even worse than he does with Rob.

I would be confident in saying Benedikt looks like in the lower end of the 5'10-range at his lowest and around 5'11-5'11.25 at his tallest. He is basically around 5'10.75, which is kind of surprising for me.
so said on 30/Sep/16
Could be a spot on 6.
travis said on 28/Aug/16
i thought he was 6'0 because he about my size lanky and slim
Justbringit said on 10/Aug/16
I think that his listing is solid.He can appear both 5'11.25" and 5'11.75" to me at times but for the most part I would stick with 5'11.5"
MD said on 28/Jul/16
@xaoxio,

Chris Hardwick isn't even 5'9", either.
The Man said on 26/Jul/16
Looks rather 5'11" than 5'11.5", even with the shoe advantage. The most I'll give him is 5'11 1/4".
xaoxio said on 25/Jul/16
with 5'9'' Chris Hardwick Click Here Time to downgrade Benedict Cumberbatch, Rob?
Editor Rob: he's got probably nearly half inch less sneaker than the type of footwear chris is wearing.
anon said on 12/Jul/16
Looked possibly around 2-3 Inches shorter than Tennis Star Andy Murray the other day backstage after he Andy won Wimbledon, pretty hard to peg Murray down clearly as his posture is a bit iffy etc He is listed officially as 6'3 he is on record as saying he is 6'3 in shoes and he is down on here as 6'2 I think he is a solid 6'2 guy in general
justbringit said on 10/Jul/16
so rob in the 2nd photo did he have footwear advantage?
Editor Rob: both, but the first is a small fraction, the other a bigger fraction.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jun/16
I wouldn't argue shorter than this...he might just edge out Redmayne by a fraction.
Peter 179cm said on 3/Jun/16
Nothing over 180cm flat in the second picture,imo.He could be as low as 179 though,since he has a bit more footwear than you,Rob...
Domti said on 3/Jun/16
Judging solely by the eye level comparison with Rob he looks a bit under 1,82. But he also has a rather large forehead so maybe that could push him in the weak 6' range. His posture is not that great either. The listing seems fair in my opinion.
That guy said on 1/Jun/16
i like both of your hand signs in the first pic
Editor Rob: I think he thought I was doing rock/paper/scissors, but I was doing a wee sideways vulcan ;)
Johno said on 27/May/16
Using the height chart and taking away footwear advantage would put Benedikt at ~5'10.3 at his lowest but he is probably a bit over 5'11 at his tallest thus an average of between 5'10.75-5'11 would be fair.
Mat said on 26/May/16
Rob, he looks 5'11 in the height chart you added, plus he has thicker shoes. Do you think he could be 5'11 or below?
Editor Rob: while I wouldn't rule that out completely, I feel he overall has looked a bit more than 5ft 11.
Johno said on 1/May/16
The above snapshot on the right is a fair comparison and you can see him going sub-5'11 easily.

His eyeline is around 5'6 and i can't see much of a tilt because Rob and him are not that far apart in height thus their eyelines should not vary that much in perspective when both are looking at the camera man.

Take footwear into consideration and he is comfortably below 5'11 at his lowest, if you want to argue higher than you have to throw away that picture; i see no reason to, it's a good shot.
Editor Rob: he was at least 1.5 inches smaller than gatiss that day...but he was definitely taller than rupert graves...
truth said on 30/Apr/16
Looks like a solid 5ft11.5, nice job Rob.
Medium Round said on 17/Apr/16
This is confusing. I am quite exactly 181 cm (at night), which means that with regular shoes on I will quite exactly clear 183 cm (which is ever so slightly over 6 foot, remember). Accordingly, my eye level is such that I would gaze straight over the head of someone who is 173 cm no matter how good their military posture was.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that generally, even a 5'11" flat should look taller than this next to you. Specifically, compare this picture with the John Amos one, Cumberbatch looks very close to his height. Of the two, one cannot be less than 5'11" and the other closer to 6' without some kind of tricks.

Also, those measuring lines seem to suggest the distance from your chin to the top of your head is 10 inches? Are you sure about that, because it seems a bit (actually, about an inch) too much... I would think it'd look a little disproportionate on you. Could be an optical illusion if you indeed have measured it.
Editor Rob: normally it is 9.5 inch to, sometimes it could be longer/shorter in a photo if I tilt eyes up or down a little.
Sean said on 16/Apr/16
Love the new feature showing the measurements. You seem to be giving some credit for hair though in this and others.
miko said on 15/Apr/16
Rob if you put Matt Smith & Benedict under the stadiometer of doom with the taller man getting eternal life who would come out taller?
Editor Rob: flip a coin really!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Apr/16
Could really be somewhere in the 5ft11½-5ft11¾ range. He can pull off a decent 6ft w/h Martin Freeman. I'd give him the edge over Eddie Redmayne who might still be 5ft11 flat.
Greg_NYC said on 4/Apr/16
Hey Rob, just curious if you actually tell the actors you take pics with that you are from a celeb height judging website?
Editor Rob: not directly.
S.J.H said on 2/Apr/16
Johno said on 6/Mar/16


Look at cumberbatch face level while he facing down like 0.4" with rob and deduct shoe advantage he could still struggle 5'11 or right on it but what you say 5'10.75 could be possible for his height by lowest.
Mat said on 18/Mar/16
Rob, the height scale you added shows his eyelevel to be at 5'6. That's an average eyelevel for a 5'10.5 man. Are you saying that he has a 5.5 inch eyelevel? That's massive. He could have a 5 inch eyelevel at most, so he should be 5'11, right?
Editor Rob: his eyelevel could be close to 5 inch, but tilt your eyelevel down a fraction and it looks bigger.
Bobby B. said on 15/Mar/16
Wow Rob your photo skewers the measurements because your head's bigger than his. He looks no more than 3 inches taller. Hard to tell because of the head sizes
Johno said on 14/Mar/16
If your saying he is 5'11 the most Alex then your automatically insinuating that you may believe he is shorter so i don't understand what the "No" was about.

5'10.75
AlexMahone said on 11/Mar/16
No Johno. He's 5'11" at most.
Johno said on 6/Mar/16
Then you need to deduct footwear advantage S.J.H and he would appear no taller then 5'10.75.

He is a strong 5'10-ranger.
datguy said on 6/Mar/16
wow the new 5'11 line shows him barely hitting the 5'11 line without the hair. I also don't see how it's possible for him to be this tall with a 5'6 eyelevel wouldnt that be an insanely low eyelevel
S.J.H said on 5/Mar/16
He can be 5'11.5 only in morning half hour out of bed and probably 5'11.75 out of bed and 5'11 is how he look on the 2nd picture in person
184.3cm (Night) said on 27/Feb/16
5'6 eyelevel ? Wouldn't that put him at 5'11 tops? My eyelevel is around the 5'8 mark. How can this guy be 1-1.25 inches shorter? He would need to have an eye round 5'7.
NBAer said on 24/Feb/16
In the 2015 picture, Sherlock looks max 7-8cm taller than Rob with more footwear,so about 6-7cm taller really...So,this makes Cumberbatch a solid 180cm guy.Rob,i think a 0.5 inch downgrade is fair,he could even pass for 179cm next to you because of his bigger forehead honestly...!
mickey said on 16/Feb/16
in these pics he looks more 5'11
Johno said on 15/Feb/16
Even under this height chart, when you deduct hair, he barely comes out at 5'11 and then you deduct footwear and his height drops into the 5'10-range.

It is quite clear that Benedikt does not stand any better then how Rob's father did with him when he was in the 5'10-range.
datguy said on 13/Feb/16
Rob I like the new height chart in the picture but doesn't it throw off this listing? he seems 5 11.5 without the hair and that's WITH the thicker footwear. shouldn't this make him 5'11.25?
Editor Rob: at times someone can look above or below their height in photos. I think if you measured him he could still be roughly 5ft 11.5
datguy said on 11/Feb/16
Klask how on earth do you see a 4 inch difference in the new picture?
Klask said on 6/Feb/16
Legit 183cm. Maybe pushing up on 184cm, even. Clearing 6' flat either way.
datguy said on 6/Feb/16
Rob is he dropping any height in the newest picture?
Editor Rob: he wasn't moving much, the shoot was very fast so people jump in, snap and 'next'...
Johno said on 1/Feb/16
Take footwear disadvantage away and Rob would stand better with Mr Cumberbatch then Tom Hardy does. Tom Hardy for me is nothing over 5'8.

Even without taking footwear into consideration, Rob is nearly reach 2/3s above his eyeline towards the top of his head. 2/3s 5 inches that is. It is therefore very reasonable to assume that benedict without the footwear advantage would look 5'10.25 with a 5'8 Rob. Giving him a height estimate of a weak 5'11 is very-very fair.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jan/16
I agree with Jake. I think he can look nearer 6ft than 5ft11. In Sherlock he looked a strong 6ft guy!
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 19/Jan/16
He is at least 182 cm in my opinion.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/16
Cumberbatch can give a slightly taller impression than Redmayne in photos. Anything under this listing is too low.
pjk said on 18/Jan/16
Wow, in these photo's he looks no more than 5'11 flat i would say. Very revealing, nice one Rob. This would also explain the slight disparity between himself and Chris Pine.
Andrea said on 16/Jan/16
Basing on Rob's photos, no...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jan/16
Rob, is he really just a centimetre taller than Redmayne?
Editor Rob: I think they are relatively close, eddie with more up and down posture though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jan/16
Weak 6ft was closer.
176.2 said on 11/Jan/16
Wow he has incredible short legs for that height!
datguy said on 9/Jan/16
Maybe a 5'11.5 listing would be better since you saw him at that height.
Editor Rob: that is pretty much the mark I should give him.
MD said on 8/Jan/16
When Eddie Redmayne stands at his full height (rare) in pictures with Benedict, they are basically the same height. Both are just over 5'11".
Ferris said on 7/Jan/16
That's weird, I always thought he was a solid 6fter like 183-184 range in most of his tv shows and movies. But standing next to Rob, he looks more 181 range (with footwear advantage)!
amaterasu said on 5/Jan/16
He doesn't look 5'11.75, but he is nothing under 5'11" consider footwear advantage. I would put him right at 5'11.25, he is most likely 183cm out of the bed and drops 2cm during the day, so solid 181cm.
Rob, if you really like to see him as 182cm, then at least put him at 5'11.5
datguy said on 5/Jan/16
Why hasn't he been downgraded yet basically everyone here agrees that 5'11.25 at the most.
Byron T. said on 4/Jan/16
I think Benedict Cumberbatch can pass for 6'0'' even if he's a little under it.

Rob, how much did it cost for your 2015 photo op with Cumberbatch?
Editor Rob: in 2014 £35 then 2015 £45 ($65 - 70).
Andrea said on 4/Jan/16
He can look a weak 5'11 in the new picture, considering he has got more shoes!
Ferris said on 4/Jan/16
He's a bit taller than Eddie Redmayne, Ioan Gruffudd and especially Matt Smith!
Mat said on 4/Jan/16
Give him the 5'11.5 Rob. It's still 182 cm. Right now, even 181 cm could be argued for Benedict
Mat said on 4/Jan/16
Rob, you didn't answer this: in a 3 inch difference you should be looking at his mouth, correct? How much difference do you have in the photo?
Editor Rob: yes normally, but remember if somebody had a longer eyelevel in a photo then you could be looking above their mouth.
Blade said on 3/Jan/16
Looks 5'11.
jtm said on 3/Jan/16
another lift wearer?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jan/16
I think this is the lowest he could be. He can look 6ft
Mat said on 2/Jan/16
Rob, seriously, how much difference do you have in the latest photo? If you were looking at his mouth it would be 3 inches. But you are not. It's a 2.5 inch difference. Let's say you are 5'8.5 in the pic. That makes him 5'11 flat. He also has 1/3 more shoe, so 5'10 and 2/3 in aka 179.5 cm. Mind explaining this? Even if we assume you have a 3 inch difference in the picture, it's 5'11.5 minus the third inch more shoe, 5'11-5'11.25 aka 180-181, and that's assuming he didn't sleep all night. Correct me where I'm wrong, please, because I too thought he was 182 cm and I'm a bit shocked.
Editor Rob: he definitely wasn't shorter than Malcolm the photographer (who is near 5ft 11.5 himself), but I think Malcolm was in converse and cumberbatch hair made him look taller. In 2015 he didn't look 6ft range up close.
datguy said on 2/Jan/16
I could believe 5'11.25 if he was already a his absolute low at the time of this picture. He should definitely at least be put at 5'11.5 though.
Johno said on 1/Jan/16
Rob, i honestly think if he did not have the footwear advantage, you could make a case of Mr Cumberbatch looking less then 2 inches taller then you. You would be very near his hairline and his hairline is not 2 inches and above. He therefore could look sub-5'10 in this picture.

But since you saw him around 5'11.5, i am keeping my weak 5'11 option open.
Editor Rob: I think his eyelevel in that photo will be around 5 inches though
Johno said on 1/Jan/16
Taking his footwear advantage out of the equation and that picture would be a real shocker.

If Rob opted to wear thick shoes from now on and support a haircut with volume; he would basically pull-off a Hollywood "6-footer", this is without wearing elevator boots, just normal large shoes.
datguy said on 31/Dec/15
barely even looks 5'11. Is it time for a downgrade Rob?
Editor Rob: 5ft 11.5 could be nearer, 5ft 11 flat I don't think he's that low.
cole said on 30/Dec/15
@Editor Rob: How tall would you say you were at the time of the picture? Between 174 and 175 cm? I feel like even if the restless night theory was the case and he had already dropped to his low or extreme low, over 181 cm range is quite hard to believe looking at the new picture... It's weird as he usually does look a decent 182 cm guy.
Editor Rob: out the hotel at 8am and on feet at least 3 hours, that photo was bang on 11am, so I'd likely be anywhere in 8.25-3/8th range that moment.

I'm in a clark route which is just under 0.7 inch and cumberbatch in a 1-inch shoe.
Johno said on 29/Dec/15
Looks 5'10.5 - 5'10.75 in that picture; i am going to give him 5'11.
CD said on 26/Dec/15
Rob if he looked under 6ft and also had a 1/3rd inch more shoe, doesn't that mean the 5ft 11.75 listing is off the mark now? I'd at least tweak it to 5ft 11.5.
Editor Rob: in the 181-2 zone is not impossible for him, but maybe he had a restless night and was already at his low. It's 11am, I'm not quite at my low yet.
amaterasu said on 26/Dec/15
180-181cm is what I can see
cole said on 25/Dec/15
@Editor Rob: Why does he look 5'10-10.5 in the new pic, with 0.25in more footwear??
Editor Rob: he's got a 1/3rd inch more shoe than me. He did look under 6ft that day, it was bang on 11am that photo.
Larry said on 22/Dec/15
A reddit fan who met him featured on the Graham Norton Show described him as "not a 5'11 wannabe 6 footer but a def 6' tall"
Click Here
Elduderino said on 22/Nov/15
Yeah I doubt this guy goes around telling people he's 5'11 and 3/4
S.J.H said on 22/Nov/15
Hes a short looking 6feet. Never look like one 6 footer out here. I bet his hair give illusion been taller than 511.5 here if he face up. But no. I know this trick. He probably just 511.25 barefoot
Anonymous Height Researcher said on 11/Nov/15
hes ****ing 6 feet./
Big C said on 23/Oct/15
@Judd ISR C I think I doubt he's below 182cm at night, maybe except at his extreme lowest from a hard days work or lifting heavy stuff or something, and btw B is similar to what I measure out of bed and in the evening!
Judd ISR said on 22/Sep/15
So he might be one of those guy which has a full morning height of 184 cms and a potential shrinkage of 1"? Yeah I do agree!
[Editor Rob: it's possible.]
Judd ISR said on 20/Sep/15
Rob this is one of the top debated pages of this site considering he was before 6' and then 5'11.75". In your opinion what is the best way among those:

A) 185,0cms/183,0cms
B) 184,5cms/182,5cms
C) 184,0cms/182,0cms
D) 183,5cms/181,5cms
[Editor Rob: C is likely, D is possible as a low.]
BT said on 16/Sep/15
I think if you had a pic with Smith, Cumberbatch and Redmayne together, standing with the same posture, they would look virtually the same, maybe Redmayne is the shorter one by a small fraction at 181 flat and Smith and Ben at 181,5-182. But who knows, they might all measure within a couple millimeters of eachother.
Insomniac said on 29/Aug/15
@Joe Joe
I honestly think this guy is a flat 5'11" no more no less, the fact that you called his bluff with a quick comparison shows that he's still listed too tall.
joe joe said on 27/Aug/15
@WishIWasTaller my wife and I compared him to myself. I am 6'1. She is 5'8
joe joe said on 26/Aug/15
@WishIWasTaller we compared him to myself. I'm 6'1. I think Rob has the listing pretty much spot on I would peg him at 181/182
Kreyzig 6ft 3 said on 19/Aug/15
My friend saw him up close at TIFF 2014 and he was a lot shorter than my friend who is 6ft 5..he told me that benedict is around 5ft 11 max..i think that when the height difference is big..taller person can misjudge the height of the shorter person..and vice versa is also true..I don't agree with him this guy looks a legit 6ft in sherlock..although 182 cms is not impossible
Sam said on 18/Aug/15
Looks like your playing a game of rock, paper, scissors there, LOL, congratulations on your win over Cumberbatch's risky paper move.
Sam said on 17/Aug/15
This is a good fit, after watching a bit of Sherlock, 5 inches is the max difference I'd see between him and Martin Freeman, at times it even looks like less of a height difference.
WishIWasTaller said on 9/Jul/15
@joe joe
How did you and your wife come to the conclusion that he wasn't a legit 6'0, are you 6'0 or taller did you guys compare yourselves or someone else to him?
joe joe said on 9/Jul/15
Agreed rob. I would peg him at around 181/182. I'm 185 and He really didn't seem like a full 6footer when I met him. Even my wife said she was supprised at how average he was height wise considering how tall he looks on TV.
joe joe said on 7/Jul/15
Rob! Last time I was on i'm sure he was 183 or 184. Me and my wife met him today in theatre, as my wife is fitting him for a new play he is involved in, in London. We both Agreed he is definitely not 6ft so I was coming here to rant only to see you had already downgraded him. Lol. I should never have doubted you Rob.
[Editor Rob: he was 183 for a long while, but then after seeing him a few times I realised he looked a bit under 6ft.
]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jul/15
I don't think Cumberbatch would measure as low as 181cm.
Generally he looks to 6ft and other times maybe a fraction under it.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jun/15
Rob, wouldn't this put Redmayne at 5ft11 flat?

Ben looks to be near 1in taller.
[Editor Rob: eddie does at times look to have a non-stallone like stance, I think they may actually measure very close. Both in fact might end up in the 181 range.]
Triplescrew said on 24/Jun/15
@Lorne

I say this as a true SPN/Sherlock nerd and a Bale film watcher:

Ben > Matt Smith > Bale > Ackles

All these guys are between 5'11" and 6'0" so it's not a big diff of course. Ankles looks 5'11" to me barefoot in SPN so that's why he's last. Then Bale because he looks like a middling 5'11" in The Prestige. Smith is there to represent the true 5'11.5" dude. Then Ben who probably goes to bed around 5'11.7" would be my guess.
Tarinator said on 20/Jun/15
A solid 6'0 in the morning. Maybe 184 max.
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 8/Jun/15
Yeah, 5 ft 11-1/2, and 160 to 165 pounds, 38 inch chest and size 10 or 11 shoe. He can certainly pull off 6 feet on the big screen.
Andrea said on 16/May/15
Lorne, i've not seen that much of Bale and Cumberbatch to be fair... But i think a guy like Alex, who is a legit 6', would be easily taller than all of them! How much is the question! Jensen, as you can see with many other celebrities Rob has met (Ritchson, Hartley, Padalecki), does look a bit under 6', i think he might be a guy who measures 182-182.5 at night, much closer to the 5'11.75 mark than 6' (with a chance of being even a bit under it maybe on a bad day)! Bale i'd say he's maybe a weaker 6' than Jensen, 5'11.5 is a good possibility for him. I mean, look at him with Brandon Routh, he can look 3 inches shorter than him, 5'11.75 is really his best case scenrario, IMO! As for Benedict, i've seen him only in The Imitation Game, which was a great movie, btw. In that movie he didn't look much over 5'11 (next to the other actors) but he also didn't have a good posture in some scenes... But he looks near 182 with Rob, so this listing seems fair! I don't know who would be the tallest, Lorne, but i'd say Bale would be the shortest :)
Aza said on 16/May/15
He looks a solid 181cm.
cole said on 14/May/15
@Lorne: Yeah, 182 cm is perhaps the most likely for Bale, but I wouldn't rule out near 183 until I've seen him look under it more times than not, or Rob sees him up close and rules out 183.
Lorne??? said on 13/May/15
@Cole: Agree. But whereas you've seen less of Jensen, I've seen less of BC. But I've always liked Christian Bale as an actor, so after watching him over the years, I can safely say, just under 6ft is his height. He could be 182.5 afternoon, though, not impossible.
cole said on 12/May/15
@Lorne: Oh boy, that's a tough one... I haven't seen Ackles nearly as much as I've seen Cumberbatch and Bale, so it's harder for me to say. Of course the easy thing to say is that they might all be very similar, beacuse it's impossible to be accurate down to the last mm without an exact measurement. I wouldn't think there'd be a very noticable difference between them though (well Ackles would probably have a bit of an edge in an event/premiere type shot, because of his tendency to wear more chunky footwear). I think Bale and Cumberbatch could possibly measure within "one or two mm" of each other (like between 182.0 and 182.3), Ackles maybe a hair above that (like nothing under 182.2-3). But then at times I think Bale has a chance at 182.5 or more. I don't know man... Their listings looks fine as is, but I guess it couldn't hurt to give Bale and Ackles the 5'11.75 as well. It's a mark that's arguable for all three of them and in light of recent events, seems the most likely as far as Cumberbatch is concerned. It would be quite interesting to see them together, but I doubt that'll ever happen... Cumberbatch and Bale though, it wouldn't surprise me if they did a movie together at some point (apart from Jungle Book: Origins)!
Sam said on 12/May/15
Ackles may be the tallest of three guys but with good posture and even angles, pretty sure there'd be practically no detectable difference between them.

Rob, could you add Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and War Horse to his credits?
Lorne??? said on 10/May/15
You know an interesting comparison would be Jensen Ackles, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Christian Bale. Th battle of the weak 6 footers! Just for the hell of it, throw in a David duchovny or better yet, David Boreanez, for the opposing effect.

To Andrea, and Cole(and anyone else who wants to answer:)

Who would be the tallest between the three???(Bale, Cumberbatch, and Ackles?)

It's just too close to call, up until recently I may have went with Cumberbatch, but now, not so sure. It wouldn't at all suprise me though, if Avkles actually had a few mm on Bale...

(BTW, I'd ask you Rob but I have a feeling you would say it was too close to call, but you can always weigh in!)
Lorne??? said on 10/May/15
@Cole: Those are good points(I know it's a been awhile but am responding now!) but, I just can't see Bale as 6 foot. Yeah, looking at Cumbernatch more the past year or so, h looks 182 more than 183, I always said 5ft11.75-6ft anyway, but, I'd still be shocked if h came in shorter than Christian Bale. I mean, a couple mm is always possible, but I think they are both legit 182 guys, who can both pull off 6ft at times, as they are both fairly slim(though Nale varies!)

Bale, I just cannot see that full 6ft. 5ft11.5 is more likely than 6ft, I still say.
heightinspector4fun said on 10/May/15
Haha Andrea thanks for replying I sleep I just sleep like three or four h
ours a day
Andrea said on 9/May/15
"heightinspector4fun says on 7/May/15
Rob something a bit irrelevant. I keep measuring myself at 8am in the morning
and I am 5 11 but when I measure myself in the afternoon I am the exact same height. I also had someone else measure me to be sure. Why that?"
Because you probably never sleep or you sleep standing up like horses... :)
heightinspector4fun said on 7/May/15
Rob something a bit irrelevant. I keep measuring myself at 8am in the morning
and I am 5 11 but when I measure myself in the afternoon I am the exact same height. I also had someone else measure me to be sure. Why that?
Andrea said on 5/May/15
Yeah, this is certainly better! He didn't look a big 6' guy in The Imitation Game, even if i must say he often had bad posture in that movie! In any case, this is a good one! What about Mr. Ackles, now? :)
MD said on 5/May/15
Yes, this is the perfect listing. He is just under 6'0". It's not readily noticeable, but after seeing photo after photo where he's ever-so-slightly shorter than legit 6'0" men, it becomes pretty obvious.
cole said on 4/May/15
@Editor Rob: Nice! Yeah, the more you see someone up close, the better the estimate. Can we expect to see more photos of you and Benedict? :)
[Editor Rob: well I seen him now several times and I think overall somewhere in that not quite 6ft zone fits him. One photo with Ben is enough for just now...]
cole said on 3/May/15
@Editor Rob: There it is! 5'11.75 is spot on. What made you change your mind?
[Editor Rob:
having seen him several times up close now, I would say that I've removed a benefit of doubt and put him nearer what he looks...but don't tell any cumberbitches!]
zondo said on 1/May/15
182cm barefeet.
Dejavu said on 28/Mar/15
Looks around an inch shorter than Colin Firth,
TheoJ said on 24/Mar/15
He just walked past me in the park, he is barely 5'11, nowhere near 6ft, and probably at other times at events and on set wears lifts. Amazing actor though!!
Judd said on 17/Feb/15
rob, perhaps in a month you can brag about having met another accademy award winner...XD

he's a candidate for the best actor!
[Editor Rob: Eddie looks a stick on to win that.

]
MD said on 12/Feb/15
This shot is really throwing me off with Benedict and 5'11" Sam Claflin:

Click Here

There are some angles going on, here, but if anything, the tilt seems to disavantage Claflin. I don't get what's going on, here.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Jan/15
A little over it, Mr. R?

That would definitely put Pine at 6ft1
Sam said on 6/Jan/15
Have a more pleasant Cumberbatch experience this time, Mr. R?
Mr. R said on 5/Jan/15
I saw BC tonight at a screening of Imitation Game. For sure, he is 6 feet, and I think that he is a little over that. 6.0.25
cole said on 1/Jan/15
Lorne says on 1/Apr/14
I'd rule out 5ft11.5 for Cumberbatch, but Bale may very well hit that at his low. Bale 5ft11.5-75, BC 5ft11.75-6ft, that's what I think. RSL can look between 5'11 and 6 feet, but would measure near enough 6 ft. But BC is closer to 6ft than Bale, all I am saying.

Well we've never seen Cumberbatch and Bale together, so that might be a bit of a bold statement.
Personally I see it the other way around - to me Bale has appeared a legit 6 footer more often than Cumberbatch. The way Rob told us about his meeting with Benedict and explained how he edged the near 5'11.5 photographer, but had a little more footwear - to me that means he may very well be nearer 5'11.5. If you asked me about Bale 1 or 2 years back I would have said 5'11.5 was the safest bet for him, think I even argued 5'11.25 at one point... but I've had a better look at him now and he does in fact have a tendency to stand quite relaxed plus he's often in normal footwear. Standing tall he can easily look 6ft with Jackman, Nolan, Freeman, Caine, Hardy and Cooper, at least in the shots I've seen. In comparison I can't see a legit 6 footer in Cumberbatch when he's with guys like Chris Pine, Mark Gatiss, Zachary Quinto, Martin Freeman, Mark Strong, Tom Hiddleston, Daniel Bruhl and Matthew Goode.
Njp said on 29/Dec/14
Looked shorter than his wax work on Graham Norton. It just goes to show you that no one ever really stands at full height unless being measured specifically. I would be that he was measured first thing one morning for his wax figure too. Morning height a solid 184cm I would bet. Maybe 182cm by the evening. Miranda Hart was eye level with his wax figure so her evening height is probably around 183cm considering the slight heel deficit ( she was in flats, the figure was in dress shoes)
Mees said on 21/Dec/14
Appears pretty tall in the Sherlock series. However, I'd give him 5'11.5. Mark Gatiss, who plays his brother in Sherlock, is listed as 6'1 and he seems at least 1 inch taller
Celebheights 188 CM said on 18/Dec/14
This might be a ridiculous comparison, but he looks the same (if not taller than Prince William) in a photo where everything is shown)?

Click Here

This I don't get.
[Editor Rob: since when did prince william morph into Dan Stevens ;)]
Triplescrew said on 12/Dec/14
Looks 5'11.5"ish next to 6'2" Charles Dance in The Imitation Game.

Rob, how would you compare Benedict next to guys like Matt Smith and Jensen Ackles? About the same?
[Editor Rob: well when I watched jenny with matt I thought he cleared 5ft 11, but was he like alex a genuine 6ft, I wasn't as sure. Benedict as I said had managed to edge out the photographer who is around 5ft 11.5, but matt/benedict might measure closer than we'd think.]
MD said on 8/Dec/14
With 6'1.5" Mark Strong:

Click Here

Click Here
james said on 16/Nov/14
He looked about 5'11" in The Imitation Game.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Nov/14
He can look 6ft0½-6ft1 because of his slim frame and good posture but Chris Pine who is genuinely a weak 6ft1 edges him out in photos. Other times he can look under 6ft.
cole said on 14/Nov/14
One I hadn't seen, with 169 cm Freeman: Click Here Looks 182 cm there.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 11/Nov/14
To my mind, he is certainly a legit 6ft guy and can appear close to 184 cm at times.
Tim1.79 said on 7/Nov/14
5-11.5 or 182, cant see more than that.
Sam said on 3/Nov/14
Interesting link by Dan, he did seem a bit more muscular than usual in Star Trek, he for sure can seem an inch under Chris Pine at times and Quinto is similar to Pine in height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/14
I think 184cm is his claim and on Sherlock he could look it...
cole said on 23/Oct/14
@Judd: He doesn't look 6ft in the pic, and he wouldn't look 6'0.5 if he stood tall.
See the linked picture in Rob's response to Chris on the 4th of March, he's not dropping much over 1 cm with that kind of pose. Rob isn't standing perfect either, so I think BC would look about the same as Mads Mikkelsen if both stood straight - 5'11.75. If Cumberbatch can pass for 6ft, so can Mads imo.
Judd said on 17/Oct/14
yeah i agree with rey...maybe standing with a good posture he could pass for 6'0.25" or 6'0.5"...he looks 6'0" with a worst posture than rob...
STOLTENBERG FROM NORWAY said on 11/Oct/14
In bbc sherlock is 188cm 6' 2"
Rey said on 7/Oct/14
If he corrected his posture he would be at least six feet. Also, he looks a bit like a fair haired Pierce Brosnan.
5'10man said on 2/Jul/14
I'm not quite sure he has a full 4 inches on Rob here. I think 182cm seems likely
Dan said on 1/Jul/14
Cumberbatch claims to be shorter than Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, who are listed here as 6.05' and 6'1", respectively. I don't think you would really be able to tell if someone was only half an inch taller than you, so based on that, either Cumberbatch is a bit less than the flat six, Pine is taller than six and change, or Cumberbatch just isn't good at guessing people's height relative to his own.

Click Here
cole said on 20/May/14
The conclusion after a long period of little activity on this page (after his name was no longer on front page) is: 6ft is fair enough (top end of guess), but even Rob thinks 182 cm range is "quite possible", so there's no need to argue this and that. He's between 182 and 183 cm. Personally I maintain my 5'11.75 estimate, but you could argue either way between those two marks.
Luke said on 15/May/14
I think when people deny someone of their 6'0 claim is because there are a lot of guys out there who are 5'10-5'11 and try to claim 6'0. There are a lot of legit 6'0 guys out there but the thing is some of those guys who are legit 6'0 will claim 6'1-6'2!

6.1-6.2 is easier to claim as not so many guys get there to confirm if it's true or not
cole said on 14/May/14
Haven't seen many pics of him and Clooney, but in the few I have seen, Ben looks roughly 3 cm taller. Clooney being 179 range and Ben 182 range looks right.
Like with most people, Cumberbatch gives a 182 cm impression a lot, and looks that with Rob as well.
Andrea said on 5/Apr/14
Rob, here's an interesting photo: Click Here
Colin does look more than 4 inches here. Maybe they could be a weak 6' guy and a strong 6'4 guy... I read you'll probably meet Salmon soon, good news ;)
Lorne said on 1/Apr/14
I'd rule out 5ft11.5 for Cumberbatch, but Bale may very well hit that at his low. Bale 5ft11.5-75, BC 5ft11.75-6ft, that's what I think. RSL can look between 5'11 and 6 feet, but would measure near enough 6 ft. But BC is closer to 6ft than Bale, all I am saying.
Alex 6ft 0 said on 29/Mar/14
I think when people deny someone of their 6'0 claim is because there are a lot of guys out there who are 5'10-5'11 and try to claim 6'0. There are a lot of legit 6'0 guys out there but the thing is some of those guys who are legit 6'0 will claim 6'1-6'2!
cole said on 27/Mar/14
@jon: Tell me have you actually seen anyone claiming 72 inch men does not exist?
If you read the comments and the responses from Rob further down the page, and see that this subject has been touched on multiple times already, you wouldn't have had to comment what you just did. But I'm assuming you didn't take the time to look further down because you actually felt the need to do so, so I'm going to tell you the essence of what's been said: The editor of this site, Rob Paul, also thinks he can look between 182 and 183 cm, and he's actually met the guy. It's a top end of a guess, and a low end of a guess. That applies to every single person listed on this site, unless of course you get the exact measurement.

Yes, strong 6 footers does exist, nobody in their right mind would ever deny that. But guys who are actually a little under the 6ft mark exist as well, and a fair amount of those people does get away with a 6ft listing. And when someone listed 6ft doesn't look it consistantly, more often than not, it's only fair that people mention it. It helps the editor find the range which a person can look, like with Benedict: between 182 and 183 cm. You could really go with either one.
Balrog said on 27/Mar/14
Kellan Lutz, Reed Diamond, Edi Gateghi or David Duchovny. Strong 6footers.
jon said on 27/Mar/14
EVERY SINGLE actor listed as 6'0 has people saying things like "181 or 182cm is more accurate", "I think he's 5'11.5", "He's a weak 6 footer", etc.

Contrary to what seems to be popular belief, men that are 72 inches do exist. Can anyone list some STRONG six footers?
Balrog said on 25/Mar/14
Well I think both Bale are 5'11.5" - 5'11.75". Benedict also looks a weak 6footer, but it is clear that he is near 6 foot than 5'11".
Lorne said on 21/Mar/14
In the gym scene, they have identical footwear, both military posture, leanord is taller. Leanord really is a 6 footer, look at him with Anne Dudek, and others. Bale was 19 when it was released, and would have been 18.5-19 during filming. Of course small growth is possible; the problem is, Bale never looks 6 feet to me, he looks 182cm range, just under 6 feet. But RSL, standing tall really does look 183cm. I have to think examples, but 6ft is a viable shout. Anyway, Growing at 19 years old is unlikely, and since Bale being a tad shorter than a 183cm guy like Leanord makes sense, then the simplest, and most likely explanation is that he was full grown, and has always been 5ft11.5-75 range.
cole said on 20/Mar/14
@Alex 6ft 0: I'm not so sure, if we are going to be picky about the fractions anyhow. Rob illustrated how little you can actually lose by tilting your head like that somewhere down the comments. The top of his head is still pretty much where it would be if he held it straight, 1 cm or so higher perhaps (but don't forget Rob isn't standing perfectly straight in the picture either). He also has quite a bit of volume in his hairstyle that can fool you into thinking he's taller if it's unclear where the top of his head actually is, while Rob makes it easier to tell where the top of his head is by keeping his hair short!

3.5-6in between them is something I could see, and Rob measuring 5ft 8 and 1/8in means 5ft 11.6-7in is a plausible measurement for Cumberbatch.
Therefore 5ft 11.75in is the best listing as far as I'm concerned (that and the thing with the photographer). Factors like a slight difference in footwear and posture makes the 6ft flat possible, but still not the most probable imo, given a number of reasons I've already said a bunch of times. But again it's a question of mere fractions, the top of Rob's estimate-range is 183 cm as he's said, while 182 cm is "quite possible". 6ft isn't dead wrong, but I think it's giving him a little extra.

@Edtior Rob: Could you post the picture with some lines that illustrates where you see the top of his head compared to yours?
Balrog said on 20/Mar/14
Lorne. I don't agree with Robert Sean Leonard being taller than Bale, in Swing Kids Bale was 18 years old, he could have grown a little bit and in that movie he looked eye to eye with Leonard.
Lorne said on 20/Mar/14
I agree, but I don't see him as low as 5ft11.5, like Bale.
Alex 6ft 0 said on 20/Mar/14
If he straightens is head I think he'd look 6'0 with Rob. It would be about 4 inches
Sam said on 19/Mar/14
But Cumberbatch can also look to struggle with maintaining six feet, i.e. looking around an inch under Chris Pine, scarcely taller than Brad Pitt.

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