How tall is Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch's Height

5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)

English 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. On his agency resume, he had himself listed "HEIGHT: 182" In the 2015 convention photo, he had 1/3rd inch more footwear than me.

How tall is Benedict Cumberbatch
5ft 8 Rob and Benedict (age 38) @ Sherlocked, 2015

How tall is Benedict Cumberbatch
5ft 8 Rob and Benedict (age 37) @ Starfury Elementary, 2014

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Average Guess (383 Votes)
5ft 11.44in (181.5cm)
Ayu said on 29/Apr/23
Rob, how tall is the guy standing next to him? He is a famous cricketer, Brett Lee. Click Here=
Editor Rob
Looks a couple of inches taller...although I'm sure he claimed 6ft 1 on Twitter.
Sh0ckeh said on 5/Apr/23
Benedict is 5'11.5 (181.6cm) I believe.
Andrey Lykov said on 20/Mar/23

I think 181.5 is still believable, so 182 cm was quite honest claim.
QM6'1.5"QM said on 14/Mar/23
Mark Gatiss and Ben Camberbatch: Click Here

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No less than 4cms.
2in arguments is very likely.

Ben is ~181 and Gatiss ~185, or 180.5cms and Mark is 185.5cms?!.. i don't know, anyway Cumberbatch is a 181cms!
(Billythetreesurgeon) said on 28/Feb/23
Looks marginally taller in the first pic, probably would measure 182 at some point throughout the day
Griffith said on 20/Feb/23
Rob, which ones the 2015 photo?
Editor Rob
On the right.
Sandy Cowell said on 10/Feb/23
The first picture is SUCH a gentlemanly pose, and I love it!

Benedict looks 5ft11.75-6ft in the films of his I’ve seen him in, so I will go for the former, taking into account the average.

He’s a really likeable guy, and I was deeply moved when I saw β€˜The Imitation Game’.

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Heightist9999 said on 5/Feb/23
That 182 claim is probably meant as 6ft, just in metric. A lot of times people forget there is a .9 behind the 182, so they just write 182 instead of 183 cm
berta said on 11/Jan/23
the 182 claim is very honest he have been measured at that 100 procent. Was that in the morning or later in the day? Who knows but he look very close to it. 181,5 on average.
QM6'1.5"QM said on 5/Jan/23
Ben is always looks between 180.5- 181.5cms. He's like ~2inches shorter than Mark Gatiss, by over 5 or 7 photos.
Tom Hiddleston was solid 6cms taller: Click Here

Nothing magical hard about guessing his real height. I think he's 6ft first thing in the morning.

Tom is between 186.7- 187.3.
Mark Gatiss is 185.5.
Ben is 180.8- 181.6.
berta said on 5/Jan/23
nice to see his 182 cm claim. very honest. He does look about 182 in his movies. At worst 181 and at best legit 182. probably 181,5 and everyone round that to 182.
Heir of Darkness said on 28/Nov/22
His 182 cm claim isn't too bad imo.
Jolapizza 6'0 5/8 said on 9/Oct/22
@QM6'1.5 the D zone would make him 6'0 not 5'11 3/4
But I think he's B zone
Tall Sam said on 17/Sep/22
Looks near listing with Andrew Garfield. Both of these British guys can make a taller impression than their active stature due to the builds. Click Here
Griffith said on 13/Sep/22
Rob, what height would you of gave him on celebheight if you never met him close up in person...?.
Editor Rob
Almost 6ft maybe.
Leighton Tang said on 12/Jul/22
@Jay C He certainly doesn't look to be a strong 6'0 guy next to Chris Pine
ADAM VARCO said on 6/Jul/22
5'11" looks only an inch taller than plemos in power of the dog.
Abdul-DK said on 16/Jun/22
181 cm max.
Wehrmacht180 said on 15/Jun/22
181 cm
QM6'1.5 said on 13/Jun/22
Rob, what he is from morning to evening ?:)

A) 180.5- 182.5cms (15%)
B) 181- 183cms (30%)
C) 181.5- 183.5cms (30%)
D) 182- 184cms (10%); being like d) make him got 5'11.75" here!
Editor Rob
I'd rule out D and stick with somewhere in B-C zone
Ian Momoshiki said on 4/Jun/22
@Willis Christian Macaraig yeah that because all the main cast of spiderman are shorter than what people think or what they claimed, zendaya is 5'8+ but she claimed 5'10, jacob is a weak 5'4 guy but claimed 5'5, and tom, while he himself has claimed a much reasonable height at 5'7 (before the movie released), there are some who still believe he's like 5'8-5'9
Editor Rob
Incidentally I did spot the other day Cumberbatch had 182cm down on his agency.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 19/May/22
Rob, could the original 5ft 11ΒΎ be possible still? He can appear a solid 182.
Editor Rob
Not based on the last few occasions I seen him.
Jay C said on 11/May/22
Benedict is def a strong 6’0” and nothing under.
Willis Christian Macaraig said on 9/May/22
He actually looks 183 cm tall in his Dr. Strange Movies.

So I will say that Benedict Cumberbatch is 6'0" or 183 cm tall.
QM6'1.5"QM said on 2/May/22
To be honest, he looks tall in last Spider-Man movie.
Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 5/Apr/22
He looks 5’11” flat next to Rob.
Slim 6'0.25 said on 7/Mar/22
I think nearer 6ft than 5’11

Give a 182cm upgrade
Ian Omom said on 7/Mar/22
@Grandpa i can see that would actually be Benedict's stats
Slim 6'0.25 said on 14/Feb/22
Rob could he be 182 or 183cm? He looks it

And less than two inches between gatiss and cumberbatch

Never seen Sherlock before but I’d love to one day
Editor Rob
Not 183cm
Almost 180cm guy said on 8/Feb/22
Are you sure, Rob, that Irvine and Cumberbatch are the same height? I'd say in these photos from 2012, Cumberbatch looks taller: Click Here Click Here Click Here
Rob, maybe 181 cm for Jeremy would be a better list? Or Cumberbatch is really solid 182 cm guy.
Grandpa said on 20/Jan/22
Hey, Rob, do you think he's my height twin if I'm tall 181,5-6 cm about 5 hours into the day and 181,2 at my low? I also claim his listed height. Thanks.
Ian Momo 'Questionable 5'10' said on 7/Jan/22
181,5 max for Ben
Harryp said on 1/Jan/22
He is definitely a person that looks taller than he is.
181.6cm guy said on 21/Dec/21
I believe if I met Cumberbatch at an event we would both be the same height.
I think he's 6'0 in the morning or so, and 181 - 181.6cm for the rest of the day.
hef said on 5/Nov/21
solid 182/183cm man. him claiming 6ft is defo fair
Nik Ashton said on 1/Oct/21
@ Jawilder - That’s very true, he’s a 5’11 7/16 type of guy!
Jawilder said on 24/Sep/21
5’11 3/8 type of guy.
Slim 6'1.75 said on 23/Sep/21
David Tang

I grew a fraction after 21

Call me your master and I’ll reveal it to you

David Tang said on 9/Sep/21
slim did you grow a quarter of an inch? how old are you?
Slim 6'1.75 said on 6/Sep/21
Not 6ft or near it

181.5 tops, only 183cm in the morning

Sorry stinky

It would be close between this guy and Eddie redmayne who would be the taller one ☝️
Dom5'11.5 said on 5/Sep/21
His lean proportions makes him look 6'0 , thought he would be slightly taller than me
ammy said on 2/Sep/21
5'11 tops
Stinky 186 cm said on 29/Aug/21
Honestly I think Benedict Cumberbatch is a solid 6’ 0”
Johno said on 20/Aug/21
josh b said on 3/Aug/17
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Nice guy

I like to revisit photos once in a while to see if my estimates change. This picture of Josh and Benedikt was excellent, both are virtually the same height so it makes it easier to compare. Josh is 5'10.25 and as we can clearly see, both thier eye levels match, Benedikt obviously has the longer chin but most importantly, the top of thier heads could be identical in height or Benedikt possibly having a ~0.25-inch advantage. Josh also mentioned both him and Benedikt having similar heeled shoes or Benedikt having the slight advantage, taking all this into consideration, compared to a 5'10.25 Josh at least, Benedikt looked 5'10.5 or 5'10.75 on the day. Taking Rob's picture into consideration, Benedikt looks like a 5'11 dude, 5'11 seems fair. Taller than the likes of Jimmy Kimmel when they met but not someone I would mistake for a 6'0.

Progking184 said on 6/Aug/21
Somewhere 5'11-5'11.5. Maybe 5'11.5 for most of the day and 5'11.25 at night
Elene said on 5/Aug/21
He is tall,I don’t understand how people think he is shorter than 180 cm,my guess is 6 feet.thats what he looks with Martin freeman.
raidh said on 4/Aug/21
hey @rob , you have given ben 181.6, but harry styles has something around 177cm, but in the link i’m posting down below they look like pretty much the same to me. Oh and also James Corden is listed as around 173cm, tbh i dont see a 3 inch difference between James and Benedict, anyways do look into it-
link to the video- Click Here
Editor Rob
he could look about 5ft 11 range in the video, but then last time I seen him he was looking shorter than the time 7-8 years ago...
David Tang said on 22/Jul/21
well isn't 6'0 like the 84-86 percentile for guys?. 5'11 is like the 70th i think
Jordan87 said on 9/Jul/21
@ David Tang

Not really Dude. Got to any Mall and Observe Male height nowadays, 5'11 is not tall ( Anymore). Its very common.
David Tang said on 3/Jul/21
tall guy
Grandpa said on 3/Jun/21
Hey, Rob, do you think he'd measure close to 5-11,25 about 10 hours out of bed? Thanks.
Editor Rob
yeah there's a chance of that range. Overall I would place him close to 11.5 by lunch
Ian C. said on 26/May/21
A very good choice to play Sherlock Holmes, who was six foot two in the books. Close enough for a reasonably tall actor who can reproduce Holmes's eccentric braininess.

Think what terrible casting it would have been with Sean Connery as Holmes, despite the fact that Connery and book Holmes were the same height. Similarly, you can't imagine Cumberbatch as Bond.
Slim 6'1.5 said on 28/Apr/21
180 is too low wether as 182 is too much
181cm is perfect for ben πŸ‘Œ
abdou. said on 10/Apr/21
i think he look tall becuse of his long face
abdou. said on 10/Apr/21
im the same height as hem 181 cm
ZaniK said on 6/Apr/21
@Rob how tall is Big Lewis now and when will we get a video measure of him
Editor Rob
I'm not sure what he measures, though his Mother though about 6ft 2.
ALEXIZ/180cm said on 4/Apr/21
180 min
181 max
abdou. said on 23/Mar/21
im 181cm he is just 1cm taller than me im so close
QM6'1.5"QM said on 13/Mar/21
Slim 6'1.5 said on 12/Mar/21

Yes of course, i agree, but there is a huge difference between good and bad posture like this: Click Here
Slim 6'1.5 said on 12/Mar/21
There isn’t 2 inches between gatiss and cumberbatch, more 1.5-1.75 inches
QM6'1.5"QM said on 28/Feb/21
He's about weak 5'11.5", Mark Gatiss can beat him over 1.5 inches, sometimes ~ 2 inches.
M.H said on 23/Feb/21
he seems to be a good, solid, exact one inch under 6 foot and a half chris pine
Genau 5ft9 7/8 said on 15/Feb/21
Rob generally would you agree that his range could be narrowed down to 5ft11 3/8 - 5ft11 3/4
Editor Rob
the more I've seen Benedict, the less likely I feel anything over 11.5, but then 11.25 might be the lowest I'd have estimated...
Slim 6'1" said on 7/Feb/21
Eddie redmayne would edge him out
slim 6'1 said on 4/Jan/21
4.5 cm between cumberbatch and gatiss
Pierre said on 1/Jan/21
Click Here = Here is benedict next to James Corden

James Corden /Justin Timberlake 5"11' = Click Here Click Here

He looks around an inch shorter than Justin by this comparison
QM6'1QM said on 14/Dec/20
If you did had one question about Benedict's height to me ?!
Answer is ~ 5'11.35" or 181.3 cms.
Matt6'5 said on 14/Dec/20
Interesting. I recall when he was just starting to become famous in the US (I think we started hearing about "Sherlock" around 2011) he was listed as 6'1. However, after seeing him next to Tom Hiddleston, its clear he is much closer to the 5'11.5-6ft mark. Rob, if he claimed 6ft, do you think he could pull it off?
Editor Rob
in a 2014 biography the author did describe him as just over 6ft, however whether that is from Benedict himself or not I don't know...
Genau said on 3/Dec/20
What would you say is his morning - evening height

A 184 - 182
B 183.5 - 181.5
C 183 - 181
D 182.5 - 180.5
E 182 - 180
F 181.5 - 179.5
G 181 - 179
Editor Rob
I would be surprised if D or lower, I think at the moment B-C I might still go for.
Slim 6'1@ said on 3/Nov/20
181.5cm at his low
Vincent Caleb said on 24/Oct/20
Looks 5’11.5” at a stretch, maybe he hits a good 6 feet tall straight outta bed.
Slim 6'1 said on 3/Oct/20
No less than 181cm, but is 182cm possible?
Editor Rob
at the moment 11.5 is most I feel he will measure
Slim 6'1" said on 20/Sep/20
Less than 2 inches between gatiss and cumberbatch
Monkey knees said on 11/Sep/20
5ft 11.25in morning height. Spot on.
Ebibs said on 7/Aug/20
You are sure that Benedict is 183
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This is your movie with Lewis when he was 178

Your difference is much bigger than Lewis, but he is 178
Editor Rob
that's when Lewis was 184cm, not the 178cm older clip. Of course he looks taller in person than benedict πŸ‘ When he was only 178cm though, Lewis looked shorter than Benedict.
Ebibs said on 7/Aug/20
If you look closely, you will see that Tom is more different from you than Benedict Cumberbatch. I think Tom Hardy is 171 on average.
And Benedict, comparing your film with Lewis, 178cm

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Slim 6'1" said on 6/Aug/20
Solid 5’1””, anywhere from 180-182 I’d argue, definitely not 2 inches between him n mark gatiss
Slim 6'1" said on 6/Aug/20
181, 182 on a good day
EBIBS2002 said on 6/Aug/20
Hello Rob
It is believed that your height difference with Lewis, who was 178 cm, was much larger than Benedict
Either you are not 173 or Benedict is not 181

I think Benedict Cumberbatch 178
Editor Rob
the last video with Lewis he was near 184cm and I was over 173cm.

Now in person at that 184cm, he definitely looked a minimum inch taller than benedict up close.

When Lewis was 178cm over 2 years ago, he was shorter than benedict in person.
Slim 6'1" said on 5/Aug/20
181.5, 182 on a good day@rob, between him & Brad Pitt, who is taller?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Jul/20
πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽ Happy Birthday Benedict! πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ

A Very Happy Birthday to the wonderful Benedict Cumberbatch, who turns all the fours, 4️⃣4️⃣, today. XXX

5ft11.5 - at night! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ‰

Nooo said on 11/Jul/20
Need downgrade to 5ft11 (180.3)
Andres Hdz said on 6/Jul/20
wow I thought he was taller, in the movies he always looks like this, I was at least one cm more than him, greetings from Mexico
Jam Cherry said on 27/Jun/20
@Jake Cam
where do u find him at 184 cm ?
Jam Cherry said on 27/Jun/20
182 cm is also a possibility
Mickie said on 25/Jun/20
He looks 5'11.5" to me.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Jun/20
One of the most poignant films that Benedict starred in is about mathematician/computer expert Alan Turing, in 'The Imitation Game'. He was born 108 years ago today. Alan took his own life a few days before his 42nd Birthday. 😒

Benedict gets 5ft11.5
HeightRealist said on 1/Jun/20
Hi Rob. He looks like a typical 179-180cm guy. I don't see the half inch extra.
Editor Rob
I'd be extremely surprised if he really fell under 5ft 11.
Angus said on 26/May/20
5 ft 11 at most
Angus said on 20/May/20
5.10.5-5.10.75 diff with rob
Jkiller said on 16/May/20
5'11.25 (181cm) is a good guess
OriginalAnon said on 6/May/20
I didn't think he looked 5'11.5" before i saw that Rob had a footwear disadvantage. He looks just over 5'11''.
Editor Rob
For some reason he looked shorter in 2015. But then look at Benedict with a 'measured' 5ft 11.75 Jimmy.
Nik said on 5/May/20
@ Rob - Which photo is from 2015?
Editor Rob
I put it underneath the photo now, the one on right.
Animus said on 22/Jan/20
There's been some discussion as to what Cumberbatch's eye level is. Could it be low as 5'6Β½? It's certainly below 5'7, I'd say, but is as low as 5'6Β½ possible, Rob?
Editor Rob
Potentially 5ft 6.5-6.6 range.
TwelveTER said on 18/Jan/20
I love this site Mr Rob. Really liked the article where you described how you meticulously found your own height using spirit levels before you launched this site. This site has a MADE BY A MAN OF SCIENCE vibe to it.
Editor Rob
Well I'm no Bill Nye, but I would class myself as more Scientific than Artistic.
Animus said on 17/Nov/19
It should have said 6'2+.
Animus said on 16/Nov/19
@Dr JJ

Well, I'd surmise that 'rather' contextually means 'significantly', so maybe 6'2? Although if you look at a tape measure, one inch is actually not a trivial amount, so perhaps 6'1 could also count as significantly above six feet.
In any case the impression I get is that Doyle wants to convey that Sherlock Holmes is clearly a tall man but not in a highly pronounced manner. I have read that British men in the 19th century were in the 165-170cm range on average. So the number of guys who were 6'2 would have been really small. Therefore S.H. was probably below that range.
Dr JJ said on 12/Nov/19
Seems like a nice guy, the second shortest Sherlock Holmes that I know of, just edged out by Peter Cushing who I would say was closer to the full six feet than Cumberbatch. Rob - how tall was (Sir) Robert Stephens who played Holmes in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes in your opinion? I think Nicholas Rowe would be the tallest of the lot although Christopher Lee may just edge him out. Sherlock Holmes is described by Conan-Doyle as being β€œrather over six feet tall and so excessively lean he appeared much taller”......any guesses as to how much β€œrather” is? Rathbone 6’1”, Brett 6’1”, I’m guessing Stephens was 6’1” too, these all seem about right to be Holmes.
Devansh Singh said on 9/Nov/19
Rob,don't you think Cumberbatch is of same height as of Chris Evans. I saw a image in which he is of same height as Evans.
Editor Rob
I feel Evans has the edge on Benedict, but when it is within half inch, heights can look very similar.
Kavi Singh Gill said on 20/Aug/19
Wow, I initially thought this guy was 6ft or more in Sherlock but I guess that was just because of his proportions and that he was usually seen next to 5'6.5 Martin Freeman. He's clearly 5'11.5 max. I'd listen to an argument for 5'11.25 as well but likely not under that.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Jul/19
🎁😁🎈 Happy Birthday Benedict 🎈😁🎁

Many Happy Returns to the delightful Mr Cumberbatch! Wasn't he brilliant in 'The Imitation Game'?

This lovely man gets 5ft11.5 on his 43rd Birthday. XXX

Brandon 6'0" | 182.88 cm said on 10/Jul/19
Bang on 5'11 1/2". Kinda off topic but he said in an interview that he had big hands and so I've been looking closely and he does seem to have bigger than average hands for a 5'11"+ guy. I know average hand length is about 7.5". Just from looking at pics and comparing with other people, I would assume he probably has a hand length of about 8" which you normally wouldn't see hands that long until 6'0"/6'1"+. They never looked noticeably long until he brought it up but they do look above average for sure now that I look closer.
pov said on 1/Jul/19
Ok I just saw his dr strange parody video with Kimmel, I believe your listing of him is spot on Rob. Which means Kimmel is not 181cm, as he was a comfortable 1.5 inches taller than Kimmel, even though Benedict had the footwear advantage, no way they are the same height. I believe Kimmel could be 5'10, and he occasionally wears lifts in his shows.
Editor Rob
Sometimes Kimmell when he poses pulls off near 6ft with some guests...he may just be standing better at times, but in footage, yeah I remember benedict seemed to look a bit taller than Jimmy.
James Cleary said on 18/Jun/19
He’s a good strong 5’11” I’d say 181 - 182 centimetres tall
DarkPower729 said on 6/Jun/19
I reckon he reaches 5’11 1/8” at his absolute lowest on a really rough day and his usual low is 5’11 1/4”. He’s probably just shy of 6’0” out of bed in the morning- like 182.5cm (5’11 7/8”). All I know for certain is that he’s a guy with tall proportions and is definitely in the 5’11”-6’0” range.

I think 5’11 1/2” is a fair listing- even 5’11 3/8” would be too- but 5’11” flat would just be too low for him.
Joe257 said on 2/Jun/19
Looks just 5'11" Flat to me, a Very Solid One though.....

The Longer Head does Create the illusion of a Six-Footer!
179cm guy said on 4/May/19
@jayp At sixteen I stopped having growth spurts and by that time I was 5'10. From 16-18 I've gained at least half an inch in height putting me in the current 5'10.5-10.75 range that I'm in today.
jayp said on 3/May/19
@179cm guy. That’s interesting What age did you grow to 179?
179cm guy said on 2/May/19
@jayp well I never feel short that's for sure. Even when I'm standing next to guys that are well over the six-foot mark like my uncle who's 6'4-6'5 I don't feel like he's TOWERING over me. But I also don't feel TOO tall compared to guys your height. I know because my dad's 175cm and I certainly don't loom over him.
jayp said on 1/May/19
@179cm guy. How do you feel about your height I ask of this because I’m 175cm and I think 179 would be a good height to be
179cm guy said on 30/Apr/19
Rob, please take a look at these pictures of Cumberbatch with Peter Capaldi from 2009. ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) In the first photo that you took with Cumberbatch in 2014, you said that he wasn't lower than 5'11.5. In the second photo from 2015, Cumberbatch has the 1/3rd of an inch footwear advantage and looks 5'11.5. Perhaps you met him on one of his good days in 2014 when he actually did hit 5'11.5 and in 2015 it was just a regular day and he was down to 5'11.25 and looked 5'11.5 with the 1/3rd of an inch footwear advantage. You met Capaldi in 2018 when he was sixty almost ten years after these pictures were taken and you said that he hadn't lost any height so he's definitely 5'11.5 in these pictures. You can see especially in the last picture that Capaldi's leaning in while Benedict's Busting a Gut and the top of Capaldi's head is still a fraction above Benedict's. Rob, you've said that 5'11.25-11.5 is a likely range for Cumberbatch, so will you give him the 181cm listing? I just think that he has a greater chance of measuring closer to 5'11 than 6'0.
Editor Rob
I am not sure I'd change him, but of course I wouldn't be shocked if he measured 11.25 range
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Apr/19
I was just looking on Amazon at some films when I came across a much-aged version of Benedict on the front cover of 'Doctor Strange', the Blu-ray depiction. He has grey sideburns and if I had to liken him to anyone, it would have to be the original, and most evil and best Master that Doctor Who ever faced. I was still at my 'hiding-behind-the-chair' stage, which seemed to last an eternity to me, as all things do when you're really little, but I bet it was no longer than six months...

When I saw Benedict like that, I did laugh! The film stars yet another Benedict, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams and MADS MIKKELSEN! Now with Benedict C AND Mads, it looks to me well worth checking out. Does anyone particularly recommend it? My 'Must Watch' list is already enormous enough, but for those two guys, I'm willing to make an exception!
πŸ€— πŸ‘¬

Logan M Barringer said on 6/Apr/19
5'11" and 1/4 seems to fit him perfectly.
Jtm said on 28/Mar/19
if anything ejiofor is the one that has the footwear advantage. he is also closer to the camera and has better posture but i would bet that he is really 5'9 or a little under and not 5'10+.
179cm guy said on 26/Mar/19
Rob, you've said yourself in regards to Rupert Graves standing beside Benedict at an event and I quote "In person that day there really didn't seem more than a inch between them...and that's before considering me/rupert were wearing a bit less footwear than benedict." Standing beside Gatiss there can appear to be two full inches in between them ( Click Here ). I don't really think that you can make the arguement that Benedict is 5'11.5 without listing Graves and Gatiss at 5'10.5 and 6'1.5 respectively. There also doesn't seem to be more than an inch between Benedict Wong and Cumberbatch in a lot of photos and the same goes for Chiwetel Ejiofor ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) Benedict also appears to have a thicker sole next to both Wong and Ejiofor. I don't think that Benedict really edges out Eddie Redmayne in person ( Click Here ). He's also edged out by Capaldi and Matt Smith in person ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ). Capaldi's leaning in while Benedict's standing with good posture, and the top of Capaldi's head is still above Benedict's. You've even said yourself that "In person, he can look 5ft 11 and 11.5,...." Will you give Benedict a downgrade to 181cm Rob?
Editor Rob
5ft 11.25 is still possible, it would fit in with what I saw that day, though he still looked taller the previous event with the photographer - I wouldn't have guessed any less than 5ft 11.5 in 2014.
slothee said on 23/Mar/19
Why does Josh consistently look 5’11” range rather than 5’10 1/4”?! He looks max 1/2” under Benedict. He also looks taller in other photos as well.
Editor Rob
I'm sure there are some photos he looks 5ft 11 and others anywhere from 5ft 10 to 11.
179cm guy said on 27/Feb/19
Rob do you think that Cumberbatch could fall into that 5'11.25-.5 range like Dicaprio?
Editor Rob
Not a flat 5ft 11 or a full 6ft. 11.25 to 11.5 I think is probably a likely range the more I've seen in person.
Rory said on 20/Feb/19
Easy to explain why though, Gatiss is a good 6ft1 who with good posture pulls off 186 and Cumberbatch at 5ft11.5 doesn't have good posture and so can seem 180-181. Therefore in certain pictures the difference might seem 2 inches but when measured probably more 1.5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Feb/19
I’m sorry but Gatiss is looking a solid 6ft1Β½ at least if not pushing 6ft2 assuming this height for Ben is right (which I personally think it is)
QM6'1QM said on 16/Feb/19
Rob, what youn think about it (Click Here) ?
Editor Rob
In person they can look near 2 inches apart.
howhiami said on 2/Feb/19
This one really surprised me. He always looks about six feet one to two on screen. with shoes, he won't be far off that tbh. i can't believe i'm only an inch and a half shorter than Sherlock!
Thomas J Henderson said on 23/Jan/19
I say he could be 6 ft but although it doesn’t look like it he has bad posture in the neck, he always puts his neck forward a tad that can always downgrade your height. For example I measure 6’0 ( im 15 yr) standing straight but i once measured myself purposely puting a bad but subtle posture and I went down an inch. So standing like he normally does he looks 5’11 at most. What do you think Rob?
Editor Rob
In person, he can look 5ft 11 and 11.5, but I think 6ft is just too much.
burnitdownhomies said on 17/Jan/19
5'11 flat.
185 said on 14/Jan/19
He could be 6' in the morning. He can look a weak 6'.
josh b said on 28/Dec/18
He had a standard shoe/boot style with me, certainly not less and quite likely a touch more than myself.
Israel-6'2 said on 18/Dec/18
Rob thinks Benedict arrives at 6'1 in the doctor's strange boots ??
Editor Rob
He has a chance of measuring 185cm in solid boots like the one's he wore, which looked over 1.25 inches.
Zampo said on 8/Dec/18

5'11.5 is definitely most reasonable. I just think he is nearer 181 cm than 182 cm in the afternoon from what I've seen. He doesn't have the presence of someone "near" 6'0. A proper 5'11.5 guy would look 6'0 in a good proportion of photos. Cumberbatch looks at most 5'11.5 range in photos with others. Interesting point you've made on the long-torso possibility.
Animus said on 5/Dec/18
He might be 5'11β…œ at night, but for all intents and purposes that amounts to 5'11Β½. Cumberbatch seems like a long-torso man, and I speculate that these are the people that consistently lose an additional bit of height past the afternoon. Therefore, he might be 5'11Β½ for most of the afternoon.

If forced to choose between 5'11ΒΌ and 5'11Β½, I think the latter figure suits Cumberbatch better. If 5'11β…œ enters into the universe of possibilities, it becomes trickier.
Sakz said on 22/Oct/18
@Zampo You can definitely hit your low by afternoon. It's hard to precisely predict height because some shrink more than others and at different times. As for Benedict whether he's closer to 182cm or 181cm is hard to say, but I wouldn't be surprised if he is slightly closer to 181cm at a low therefore 5'11.25-5'11.5 would be entirely possible.
Zampo said on 19/Oct/18
@Sakz, indeed. Rob's listings are based on afternoon times. So one may drop a few mm by evening. However, It's difficult to say as one may have hit their low by afternoon (in fact I reckon a good proportion of people do). That's what makes precisely estimating these listings tricky. It would be easier if for example, listings were either based on a lunchtime or evening height. On average, I feel that Rob's listings are more representative of a lunchtime (5/6 hours) measurement which I have always proclaimed to be ideal in terms of matching up with height collection data. When estimating though I am trying to go by his "afternoon standard" thus feel Cumberbatch would be nearer 181 than 182 cm at that time.
Sakz said on 18/Oct/18
@Zampo Rob also lists celebs at their afternoon height if I'm not mistaken, therefore if you're going by an evening height they'll drop slightly below the mark they're listed on here. In Benedicts case he's listed at 5'11.5 so by evening he'd probably drop to 5'11.25 or slightly above, so it's a mark he'd measure but only late in the day.
Zampo said on 17/Oct/18
@Animus: Your logic is sound and I don't disagree with it generally aside from the fact, I think some of those celebs mentioned are slightly lower than listed on this website. Cumberbatch may very well be 5'11.5, in fact the mark probably fits better with the other listed heights for celebs (as you explained). It's only a 1/8 off my personal estimate anyway. I just believe that someone who measures 5'11.5 at a low would come across looking taller in general. This is entirely my opinion but I feel the vast majority (90%) of celebs that Rob meets who he lists at 5'11.5 are more 5'11.25-5'11.5 range (I know I'm being pedantic here) rather than solid 181.6-181.8 cm. I live with someone who is 5'11.5 thus feel that I have good understanding of how a solid one would look like.
Animus said on 16/Oct/18
When standing well he seems more than 1" taller than Chiwetel Ejiofor. The absolute lowest I'd go for Cumberbatch would be 5'11ΒΌ and he may very well suffer the same fate as DiCaprio and eventually wound up at that figure. However, for now, I still maintain 5'11Β½ is a better figure for him. He often looks noticeably taller than Fassbender, whom I wouldn't put below 5'10ΒΎ. I believe he has to be in the neighborhood of 182cm for that to be true.
smartieboi said on 9/Oct/18
5'11 flat after taking into account rob's posture and footwear disadvantage.
QM6'1QM said on 28/Sep/18
Zampo said on 10/Sep/18

I think Redmayne is more 180-181 cm guy whilst Cumberbatch wouldn't dip below 181 cm. Cumberbatch probably measures 5'11.5 at noon. I believe if he was to be measured, the number will be closer to 181 than 182. 5'11 3/8 (181.3 cm) may be right on the money.

I totally agree, Zampo.
Redmayne, for me, is solid 5'11 guy, maybe 5'11 2/8 (he's about 7 cms shorter than Tom Hiddleston, which is originally 187 guy).
Benedict ... I think he about 4 cm smaller than guy like a Mark Gatiss. From here, i think, 5'11.25-5" range it's fine guess.
Zampo said on 10/Sep/18

I think Redmayne is more 180-181 cm guy whilst Cumberbatch wouldn't dip below 181 cm. Cumberbatch probably measures 5'11.5 at noon. I believe if he was to be measured, the number will be closer to 181 than 182. 5'11 3/8 (181.3 cm) may be right on the money.
Animus said on 9/Sep/18

I still think he is slightly taller than Eddie Redmayne, so 5'11Β½ must be right for this guy. I agree, though, he can look 181cm, but I maintain a weak 182cm.
Zampo said on 2/Sep/18
5'11.25 I feel would suit him better.
Venall said on 16/Jul/18
Max 5.10 long face stood next to him not as tall as he looks
Pierre said on 16/Jul/18
In classic shoes he looks clearly shorter than Mads Mikkelsen when Mads slouch a lot.If Mads is 182 range i see him maximum 5"10'range
Israel-6'2 said on 11/Jul/18
I think it's possible Benedict wakes up with 1.83 (6'0), he should surely say he's 6'0,what do you think rob?
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 9/Jul/18
Over 6'0 thats insane. He never look bigger than 182cm. 5'11 1/2 inch seem more than fine.
Arthur James said on 5/Jul/18
I Say he looks 6'0 and a half, when I see him on screen. Between him and Robert Downey Jr, he looks taller by far.
MAD SAM said on 18/Jun/18
He is just few millimetres shorter to Mads (3-4mm)
Leno179 said on 14/Jun/18
Perfect listing, a tallish very slim guy at 181 cm
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 14/Jun/18
181cm not more.
Tunman said on 27/May/18
5'9 is really a joke.Well I can see how 5'10.5-11 can be argued from these pics but he's more likely over 5'11 since Rob gave him 5'11.5"
MAD SAM said on 25/May/18
He’s the prefect Dr Strange ! 182 cm in my opinion
Bobby said on 16/May/18
Does Benedict Cumberbatch have an average eye level, Rob? 5'6 doesn't seem typical for a 5'11.5 guy. Shouldn't his eye level be at least 5'7?
Editor Rob
Maybe a little more than average for his height.
Mark182 said on 2/May/18
Solid 5Β΄11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Apr/18
In Sherlock ur convincingly pulled off a strong 6ft
haxxx said on 30/Apr/18
Depp is surely closer to your height Rob than his 5'11 claim in 1994 haha. Depp likes his thick soled shoes: Click Here:
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 20/Apr/18
Next to legit 5'9 Tom Hardy i don't see Cumberbatch look over 5'11.25" and generally look 5'11-5'11.25" alot. Like Jimmy Fallon and Timberlake this three all look 181ish.
Yht said on 18/Apr/18
5'9 ? Maybe when he is 90+ years old :)
Depressed Schizophrenic said on 17/Apr/18
Is 5'9 possible ROB ?
Editor Rob
Zero chance he's anywhere near it.
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Mar/18
I agree that this smashingly warm actor is 5ft11-and-a-half!
Animus said on 9/Mar/18
Cumberbatch generally looks around 5'11Β½ - noticeably taller than Fassbender, if only slightly, but not as much as to say he is 6'0. Tall enough to get away with claiming to be a six-footer.
Sarah said on 4/Mar/18
Looks 5'11.5
Ali183 said on 20/Jan/18
Rob do you think he could drop to 180-180.5 cm at night?
Editor Rob
Maybe 181, but under it? I'm not so sure...

His current listing I believe is still fair.
Paul NS (6ft0.5) said on 19/Jan/18
Yeah I also think this is a good listing. I don't think he looks below 5'11.25 when standing poorly
Tall Sam said on 19/Jan/18
I disagree, I think this is a solid listing. Sure 180.5-181 cm is easy to see as his evening height but nearly 182 cm earlier in the day I'd reckon.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jan/18
Still not sure if he'd only measure 181cm
Psychedelic Earth 187 said on 19/Jan/18
He’s 180.5-181.0 at his lowest. In need of a downgrade.
Psychedelic Earth 187 said on 9/Jan/18
5’11.25” is a better listing.
Canson said on 7/Jan/18
Looks pretty close to how Rob has him listed
Kimowalh said on 4/Jan/18
Psychedelic Earth 187 said on 30/Dec/17
agree with @Bobby. i would guess ben as a strong 5'11".
Bobby said on 29/Dec/17
He looks a lot closer to 5'11 than to 6ft. Maybe a downgrade is in order?
Animus said on 28/Dec/17
Rob, why do think he looks shorter than he used to these days? Has he gained weight or simply become accustomed to sloppier posture? Does he wear different shoes? It's a rather strange thing. Clothing can influence this is as well.
Editor Rob
I don't about posture, but a thinner sneaker can suddenly make someone seem closer to say 5ft 11 than 5ft 11.5 easy enough.
In photos at conventions, both mads and benedict I think don't stand as well as they used to, I've seen a lot in which they looked barely 5ft 11, even 5ft 10-10.5 at times.

To be fair, taking a few hundred photos is draining.
Pierre said on 28/Dec/17
Click Here = Benedict when more "classic shoes" next to Madds Mikkelsen listed 5"11.75'(Picture with Rob).Madds a little closer to the camera but relax posture...
Editor Rob
in person Benedict is a solid inch taller than benedict wong, but maybe not quite as tall as Mads...he's in that over 5ft 11 range for sure, but Mads has a greater chance of being almost 6ft than Cumberbatch.
Anonymous said on 26/Dec/17
Rob, do you think chris evans is bigger than benedict? At the premiere of endless war and strange doctor, benedict and chadwick boseman They are identical, but evans looks bigger than chadwick, but i do not know, why evans shoes always seem bigger than those of others
Editor Rob
they might be reasonably close that most folk would class them all as about the same...I might still give Evans an edge though. I understand the estimates of 5ft 11.75 for him too.
Jann said on 22/Dec/17
5'11" possiblly 5'10"
Josh b said on 20/Dec/17
@Slim 186
My pic is dated the 3rd of August 2017 in the comments :)
Sam said on 17/Dec/17
Rob, is your height estimate in the picture barefoot? For me he looks like a 5'10-5'10.5 guy barefoot.
Editor Rob
yes barefoot is what we are trying to estimate.

I think Benedict can look shorter recently, I remember seeing him at Film Con in July and thinking this guy looks shorter than he did 3-4 years ago! It's not like he's shrinking or anything, and seems the most unlikeliest man to even think about wearing a lift.
Anonymous said on 9/Dec/17
Rob, I have 1.87-5, it is the level of my eyes are between 5.9 / 5.9-25, I do not know, but Benedict does not seem to be a solid 1.81, where at the tip of his head would arrive in me?
Editor Rob
last time I seen Benedict he really didn't look near 6ft, but somewhere in 5ft 11-11.5 zone, you would probably look 2-2.5 inches taller, the top of his head would be under your hairline a little.
Sandy Cowell said on 26/Nov/17
@ Stassy - I am pleased and delighted to have just found your reply (dated 12th August) to my comment to you about your meeting actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Mads Mikkelsen, which I submitted on the 3rd August!
I am very grateful to you for taking the time to be so kind.
Thank you very much! πŸ‘
Cheers and have a great week!
Anonymous said on 24/Nov/17
180-181 is arguable for this lad, he’s tallish.
Stuart said on 22/Nov/17
Strong 5’11
fisherman said on 17/Nov/17
That pic on the right would suggest 5'10.75", especially keeping in mind the thicker shoes. Possibly 5'11 flat, max 5'11.25".
SD-5'8(172CM) said on 6/Nov/17
In this video: Click Here from 2:48-2:53= From the Graham Norton show,one of mega fans writes about seeing him(Benedict)and she points out that he is 6'0 but thought that he was 5'11...Benedict seems taken a back by the 5'11 claim.He probably thinks that he is 6'0 solid,but I think 5'11.5
Slim 184 said on 4/Nov/17
Take a quarter inch from ben and hand it over to Mark Gatiss.
Junior said on 30/Oct/17
Maybe Benedict Cumberbatch can only hold 5'11.5" slightly before noon hour. I pegged him a strong 181cm guy before bed.
Duffer 5ft 11 said on 16/Oct/17
181cm flat.
Pierre said on 12/Oct/17
Rob slouch,Benedict is 5"11' at max if same shoes imo
Mark(5'9.5 said on 27/Sep/17
@Slim I'd say Gatiss deserves an upgrade to 186 cm. At times with great posture, Gatiss can look over 2 inches taller than Cumberbatch.
Slim said on 26/Sep/17
Mark, how much taller do you think Gatiss would be compared to cumberbatch? Do u think the full 5 cms(2 inches) like me? If Gatiss gets a 186 upgrade I'm fine with this listing, but if not 180(5'11") is the most ill ever see for Cumberbatch.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 26/Sep/17
His proportions fooled me into thinking he was really 6'0".

Nothing under this listing really.
Rory said on 24/Sep/17
I reckon he'd fall to 181cm at his lowest and 181.6 would be his afternoon height. 183 out of bed. Other 5'11.5 guys robs met give a taller impression imo, I'm thinking of Danny Dyer,Matthew Lewis and Philip Glenister. Watching those guys you'd say 5'11.5 was a tallish height whereas Cumberbatch often just seems average height range. Strange because there'd be no more than a quarter of an inch between them at most. I guess that's proof things like your face shape and frame etc really do alter the perception of height.
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.
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 5'11Β½ 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
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.
Josh b said on 13/Aug/17
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.
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
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.
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! πŸ‘Œ
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
Click Here
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.
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 6ft0Β½ out of bed then really 5ft11ΒΎ 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.
Jordan87 said on 5/Apr/17

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!
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! πŸ”Ž πŸ’» πŸ“ πŸ“£ πŸ‘
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.

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