How tall is Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch's Height

5ft 11 ½ (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 more shoe at 2015 event).

How tall is Benedict Cumberbatch
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Average Guess (244 Votes)
5ft 11.46in (181.5cm)
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
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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 30/May/19
@Greg My mom is 5'6-5'7 my dad's 5'9-5'10. I and my brother are both 5'10.5-10.75
jayp said on 29/May/19
@greg sorry for not replying sooner yeah I do wish i was at least 5ft 10.5 but mostly I do feel lucky about being even 5ft 9 I had the strangest growing patterns all throughout school i was the shortest in every single year or it would be me and someone else my dad was different he grew to his 5ft 9 early and then just stopped he thought he was going to be taller I guess and mum is 5ft 1
Greg said on 20/May/19
@Jayp I am 5’10.5 (179cm) too. I am almost always guessed as 5’11 or 6’0 180/183cm rarely am I guessed shorter. I also have good proportions for my height I think that the jump from 5’9 to 5’10 range isn’t a lot but once you get to around say upper 5’11 to 6’0 that’s when you will feel a noticble jump. Your height is above as average as you can get in most places. I think guys will really start to tower you over 6’5/6’6. The only time I felt dwarfed was by this 6’9 guy at my gym which is extremely rare. Not many guys are going to be around that height.

@179cm so you’re 5’10.5 at your lowest? We have similar stats though you might be a fraction taller because I dip down to 5’10.25/5’10 3/8ths I’m generally between 5’10.5-5’10.75” in the noon how tall was your mother? My dad was 5’10/5’11 at his peak and my mom was 5’3 range. I think I could have had potential to be taller but my growth was stunted through puberty. Ideally I think 5’11 or 6’0 range would be good heights if not 6’1/6’2.
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!
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5ft11.5.
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.
Greg said on 26/Mar/19
@slothee I think Josh is 5’11 with shoes, his morning height is also 5’11 if my memory serves me correctly? Josh could be 5’10.5” during these conventions so he isn’t too far away from it.
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.
222 said on 18/Mar/19
182
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
@Animus:

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
@Zampo
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
@Animus,

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.
John Christos Haralampopoulos said on 27/Sep/18
181-182cm
Zampo said on 10/Sep/18
@Animus,

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
@Zampo

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
5'10.75"..
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 :)
Greg said on 19/Dec/17
@Slim 186, scroll down all the way towards the bottom of the page.
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.
Canson said on 13/Oct/17
As listed
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.
sumdude said on 19/Sep/17
I agree with you BT. The long torso and long face gives the illusion of >6ft, he also has great posture in movies/in general. In reality he's more like 181-181.6cm like guessed on here. Also, looking at premiere photos from Doctor Strange it becomes very clear the he is indeed below 6ft. Mads Mikkelsen(182.2cm) has atleast ~1-1.7cm on him in most pictures. Also, he looks very good for his age. He's 41(!!) doesn't look it one bit, I would've gussed late 20s or so, lol.
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
@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.
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.
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.
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 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
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! 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.
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 haΓ­Β―r And that Malcolm had less haΓ­Β―r/footwear 5 ft 11-11,25 might be closer hΓ© should look 6 ft because of the 0,3in extra shoe , rob hΓ© 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 5ft11Β½-5ft11ΒΎ 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 Β£35 then 2015 Β£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.

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