How tall was Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee's Height

6ft 4 ½ (194.3 cm)

British actor best remembered for roles in films such as The Curse of Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Oblong Box, The Devil Rides Out, The Wicker Man, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Three Musketeers and film franchise such as the Dracula movies by Hammer Studios, The Lord of the Rings, and the Star Wars prequels. In his early entries in the Spotlight Casting directory he was listed as standing 6ft 3 before changing to 6ft 4. He once told Cinescape magazine - on filming Sleepy Hollow - "They're not going to have me in the same scene standing up. I'm 6'4!, and they are 5' 6' or something like that; they're just not going to have it. I don't blame them". In his book Tall, Dark and Gruesome he says "Dr No at 6ft 6 tops me by a couple of inches." I saw him up close in October 2006 and thought he looked nearly 6ft 3.

How tall is Christopher Lee
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Average Guess (105 Votes)
6ft 4.8in (195.1cm)
Dream said on 12/Jun/19
Peter Snow would definitely be taller than Christopher Lee, but 195 cm is arguable for Sir Lee.
Ian C. said on 31/May/19
Another tall guy with a deep voice. (Also, a reasonably competent singer.) I wonder if there really is a correlation between height and depth of voice. There are probably too many exceptions to say for sure.

On that theme, I wonder how tall Thurl Ravenscroft was. Ravenscroft was the voice of Tony the Tiger and the Jolly Green Giant, and the singer of the song, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" in the How theGrinch Who Stole Christmas cartoon. He sounds as if he should be six foot six.
Alex R said on 16/May/19
This guy is very, very tall.
George Kaufman said on 23/Apr/19
6'4.75 peak, 6'2.5 at time of death.
'Annonymous' said on 20/Apr/19
I think something is wrong with Lee's pictures next to Samuel L. Jackson from 2002. Just look at this picture: Click Here
It seems that Lee had a lot of thicker shoes than Samuel, except that in this photo Samuel is bent backwards while Lee stands tall with good posture. In other photos of Lee and Samuel, Hayden and George Lucas are also standing next to them: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Hayden, like Samuel, had less footwear than Lee and Lucas had already worn big high heels. In these pictures, Hayden may look just a little shorter than Samuel, but his hair definitely helps him to look taller than he is really. It's true that in these pictures Lee looks much taller than Samuel (although Lee has thicker shoes) but there is something that makes me doubt, look on this photo: Click Here
In this picture, Lee looks barely taller than Samuel and Hayden, it's weird. Another strange thing is this photo: Click Here
In this picture, Lee again is barely taller than Samuel, except that Samuel looks here at least two inches taller than Hayden despite Hayden's hair. Perhaps camera angles can sometimes increase or decrease the height differences between several people. Rob, I have two important questions:
1. What do you think about these photos?
2. How important is the camera angle if we want to compare the height of several people?
Editor Rob
It is a pavement/sidewalk from the looks of it, so not impossible one side benefits a little, plus it might be not much (1/4 to 1/3rd) but samuel/hayden could have less footwear. Sam's heel looks small.
berta said on 19/Apr/19
I think he could have been the full 6 foot 5. How tall do we believe samuel l jackson was back in 2002 when Lee edged him out with 2 inches at around 80 years of age? If lee was194 peak and down to 191 at that time, then Samuel was not a mm over 185, if we go by the photos of them together. I think 6 foot 5 peak. and 192,5 during star wars. Then couple years later when rob meet him, down to 191.
Angus said on 30/Mar/19
He was 6'5"
Matt6'5 said on 29/Mar/19
Two questions Height Master Rob:

1) Are you convinced that in their physical primes, John Cleese would measure taller than Sir Christopher ?

2) At age 80 Mr.Cleese is currently sitting at 6’ “3.5. Here is a picture of Christopher Lee at a Star Wars premier circa 2002 (note Samuel L. Jackson next to him) where he would’ve been 78-80 yrs old. How tall would you put Sir Christopher there, and who would you say held their height better/longer?

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Editor Rob
Lee could still look near 6ft 4 in that photo, but in person 4 years later I just don't think he was over 6ft 3....but then Cleese nowadays can look not that much over 6ft 3 either, but probably still measures 6ft 3.5 range.
Dream said on 23/Mar/19
Because Sir Lee was extremely active in World War 2, I’m beginning to wonder if he was a quarter-inch taller than 6’4.5” before World War 2.
'Annonymous' said on 17/Mar/19
Rob, I think you should once again consider the number 6'4.75" for Lee. In the 40s he started his career and was rarely seen, but in the 50s, 60s and 70s Lee could really look close to 6'5". The fact that at the moment you met with you he was at least 6'2.5" and in the late 90s he was still 6'3". I think that in the 80s and 90s Lee lost a large part of his height. Please take a look at this photo from 1966 where Lee is next to Catherine Deneuve, Raquel Welch, Woody Allen, Ursula Andress, Dirk Bogarde, Julie Christie and Bill Travers, he looked like a giant:
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Lee really looked at least a footer taller than Woody Allen. Here's another group photo from 1979 where Lee is next to Anthony Quinn, Patricia Neal, James Mason and Kay Lenz:
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Besides, you could see Lee next to Herve Villechaise, Roger Moore and Britt Ekland, Herve definitely looked no more than 3'10" next to Lee even if Lee was close to 6'5" and the difference between Lee and Moore looked at least like three and a half inches. Please look at these photos:
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I think Moore as 186 cm is ok but Lee really could be a 195 cm guy. Rob, maybe 6'4.75" would be more reasonable?
Editor Rob
I'm still ok with 6ft 4.5, Lee himself didn't really go over 6ft 4 with his claim, though I think most folk estimate he looked taller than that. 6ft 5 I feel is just too much, though of course 6ft 4.75 isn't ruled out entirely.
movieguy12 said on 16/Mar/19
Lee was either 6'4'' or 6'5'' or somewhere in between. It appears that he gave both heights for himself on different occasions. His height was originally a problem when he tried to break into acting as he was told he was too tall. Also he was told he was too dark and foreign looking to play Englishmen. At this time I suppose there was a very stereotyped view of what an actor should look like. Thankfully he proved the doubters wrong and entertained the public with many wonderful performances. I'd consider him to be one of the greats of cinema. The Hammer films were sometimes considered trashy by critics but were very respected by many of the great American directors of the 1970s in my understanding. I think that people who make movies are usually better judges of what makes a good movie than people who write about them.
Mister lennon said on 12/Mar/19
Lee at 6'1 or 6'2 is ridiculous and absurd. He was a strong 6'4 minimun. And probably a flat or solid 6'5.
Mister lennon said on 12/Mar/19
Lee at 6'1 or 6'2 is ridiculous and absurd. He was a strong 6'4 minimun. And probably a flat or solid 6'5.
Strahinja_1,94m said on 9/Mar/19
Here is the picture of Christopher Lee and Serbian actor Branko Djuric who is legit 1,88m or 6'2. I marked that actor, he is all the way to the left.

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This photo clearly shows that Christopher Lee was not even 6'2. I would say he was around 1,87m on a very good day, otherwise around 1,86m in his older days...and when it comes to his peak height, I think he probably was never over 1,90m (6'3)....based on this photo :)

By the way, this photo was taken somewhere in 2008.
Rising174cm said on 14/Feb/19
6'4.5" is believable for his peak. Probably more 6'4" flat by the time of this interview if Wogan was 6'0": Click Here Of course, Christopher was 62, almost 63 so it lends some credence to a peak above 6'4". Not that height in any way makes a man, but it is fitting that such an impressive man would also be 6'4"+, especially with the baritone he had.
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Jan/19
@ Banaanas - Christopher Lee was famous for being extremely tall. I once was watched a programme on him entitled, 'Tall, Dark and Gruesome', hailing back to the nineties, when he was still very much alive, and it was only the then that I realised he was so tall!

I don't think the 'Lord of the Rings' is a good film trilogy in which to judge people's heights anyway! Just ask Peter Jackson why!
Banaanas said on 3/Jan/19
Are you kidding me? I thought he and Ian McKellen were about the same high
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Dec/18
@ Tall In The Saddle - I remember when I first saw 'The Incredible Shrinking Man'; I was 13 years of age and every Wednesday evening, they showed a particularly scary film, including 'Village of the Damned', 'The Time Machine' and others on that sort of level of scariness. It was the highlight of my week, and I enjoyed them all immensely. I was lucky that I wasn't bogged down with too much homework on Wednesday evenings, and even if I had done, I'd have probably done it hiding in the corner of the classroom under the desk, in break time, which I did in secret in emergencies. That's when being small came in VERY handy!
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Dec/18
@ Tall In The Saddle - I am intending to buy a whole new player in the New Year, which plays all regions. It doesn't cost the Earth - I'll probably have change out of £30! Thanks for the advice - I do have a growing collection of DVD's which I bought online and cannot play.

I popped back to tell you that I 'won' the auction, and now I'll be able to watch 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' for the first time in many years, complete with Jeff Goldblum, Donald Sutherland, Leonard Nimoy and who knows who else, for I know it is a film rich with stars! The last time I saw it, I wasn't anywhere nearly as interested in celebs as I am now....

Cheers, Tall In The Saddle! 😁👍
Tall In The Saddle said on 17/Dec/18
@Sandy - yes a fan off horror/sci fi (including good old Hammer Horrors) but I only became aware of those two movies via your post.

I like a good scare but the more you have seen the less likely you'll get the fright you're looking for - at least for me. One movie that scared the e out of me when very young was THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN 1957. The title suggests your typical dodgy B-grade movie but it is actually several notches above - and it is somewhat topical to mention on a height related site - Lol.

Btw, IF it's just a normal DVD player you have and associated DVD disc you're after - you might be able to obtain a code online that is input via your remote to make your player multi region - that would open you up to ordering whatever region is available. However, I don't think you can do same if it's in respect of Blu Ray.
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Dec/18
@ Tall In The Saddle - I am bidding for a copy of 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' on eBay! It isn't easy to get hold of a Region 2 copy - and I didn't expect it to be either!
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Dec/18
@ Tall In The Saddle - Hi again! What an interesting reply! I actually saw 'Dr Terror's House of Horrors' on the 'Horror Channel', which shows it fairly often. I don't think I've ever seen 'The Castle if the Living Dead'; I'm fairly sure I'd remember a film which stars Christopher Lee and Donald Sutherland together. Having watched Mr Lee towering over an entire roomful of people in 'Dr Terror's House of Horrors', it was a surprising to see anyone nearing his height at the very end of the film, and that someone was Donald Sutherland, but I swear that the difference between the two was noticeable, and I can't believe that the young Donald was ever 6ft4. 6ft3.5 is fine, but at that time, the 43-year-old Christopher Lee really did look 1 and-a-half inches taller and that is why he got 6ft5 from me on Sunday.

I haven't seen 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' for many years now, and I might even order myself a copy because it's the best of its kind, with the mighty and often comical Jeff Goldblum, Donald Sutherland - and wasn't Leonard Nimoy in it too? That's done it! I'm going to see whether it's possible to buy a copy on Amazon!!!! The opportunities for height comparisons are many, and the plot is original and still as new and fresh as ever it was!

Great to chat to you, as always, Tall In The Saddle; you do know your horror films, don't you? 😉👍
Gracian said on 13/Dec/18
Here are Lee's photos alongside James Woods from 1998:
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Rob, you said once that Woods has a chance of 181-2 cm in his prime, but Lee looked much taller than him. What did you think his height was when he was 76 in 1998?
Editor Rob
Lee would still be 6ft 3 range there, Woods can seem around 5ft 11.
Tall In The Saddle said on 12/Dec/18
@Sandy - Dr Terrors House of Horrors - nice find! Full length movie avail on YouTube - which is perhaps where you saw it. I also found Sutherland in another horror with Lee - THE CASTLE OF THE LIVING DEAD - again full length movie online

I would never have thought to check on Lee and Sutherland together in a photo much less a movie but these two movies present nice opportunities (however brief) to compare the two. This site has Sutherland at 6'3.5" - though he was often listed at 6'4". Personally I think he might've been closer to 6'4" than 6'3.5".

In INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS Sutherland appeared almost equal to or marginally edged by better postured young Jeff Goldblum who IMO was a bit more than 6'4" at best - probably around 6'4.25".

I'll further cross reference and say that Lee held greater advantage over Sutherland than Goldblum held at any point in INVASTION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS - so if were to stand next to Goldblum Lee's advantage would still be clear

Lee is taller than Sutherland for sure - I don't know that he has more than inch on Sutherland though - perhaps he did - because some angles give Lee better advantage - but at any rate Sutherland's exact height is a real key for me - if Sutherland was 6'3.5" I might remain with Lee at 6'4.5" but if the Donald was taller - then Lee's height (with maintained 1" advantage at least) goes up accordingly for me. I will say that I think 6'4" Vincent Price appeared to stand closer to Lee's height than Sutherland did so Sutherland doesn't appear the full 6'4".

I can only repeat height estimation is by no means an exact science but it still makes for interesting light discussion - and a great excuse to watch snippets of old classics.
Sandy Cowell said on 9/Dec/18
If anyone wants to see Christopher Lee looking nearly a minimum of a head taller than a whole roomful of people, take a look at him in 'Dr Terror's House of Horrors'! The film also stars Donald Sutherland, who we don't see standing with him until the very end, and he himself is well over 6ft, but no way as much as Mr Lee!

I have no alternative than to succumb to giving him 6ft5! 🤣
Jordan87 said on 3/Dec/18
I Got him at 6'4.5", But If I had to guess In the earlier hrs he was closer to 6'5" than 6'4". Tall Man, Deep Voice, dominating presence in a room.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 18/Nov/18
@Canson

I was looking more into Christopher Lee, and I thought he was more in the 6'4.5"-6'4.75". I also have a feeling that Sir Lee 'could' have 'potentially lost' height after World War 2.

I was wondering what your take on this speculation would be. Let me know!
Dream(5'9.5") said on 31/Oct/18
@Mister lennon

I understand. He can look slightly closer to 6'5" flat than 6'4".

I do think 6'4" is too low.
Mister lennon said on 30/Oct/18
Dream, i said 6'5 flat, not 6'4.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 28/Oct/18
@Tall Sam

Technically speaking, Bo Svenson did look slightly taller than Clint Walker, but that's more of the camera doing it's tricks, and both of them were standing on snow, a surface not so great for judging height. I'd say 6'5.25" for Bo Svenson is better (similar to 6'5.25" Bo Burnham).

What I'm thinking is that Christopher Lee could have been a 6'4.5"-6'4.75" range even after World War 2. I'm beginning to think that World War 2 'may' have caused Lee to shrink a little. Keep in mind, Lee started his 'acting career' after World War 2.

I do agree that he could have been nearer 6'4.75", and 6'4" flat is certainly too low. He visibly edged out easy 6'4" guys like Vincent Price.
Tall Sam said on 25/Oct/18
I think the average guess might be around right, I'd tend to lean towards 6'4.75" than 6'4.5" but it's hard to say.

IMO Bo Svenson might have been more like 6'5.25" or maybe even 6'5.5" peak, I think he looked properly huge in North Dallas Forty with other listed guys such as Nick Nolte. He looked similar size to me as guys like Clives Russell & Mantle and would've probably just edged the somewhat overlisted (IMO) Nick Cassavetes.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 25/Oct/18
@Mister Lemon

I think 6’4” flat is too low for Lee. I think Lee can pull of a weak 6’5” more than a strong 6’4”.

That’s also taking into account Lee’s World War 2 duties for years.
Mister lennon said on 24/Oct/18
Dream, agree that people like cleese or svenson would beat lee at peak, but a very sligtly.
I think that a full peak lee could be a flat 6'5. There are chances or a strong 6'4 or a solid 6' 5 peak. He could be both of them. There are true chances on both. But i think that the winner bet is a flat 6'5.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 23/Oct/18
Keep in mind, Christopher Lee was active in World War 2, for many years, before he started his acting career.

I'm not saying I'm 100% certainly Lee could have lost height, but I consider it a possibility, based on what I've read from Lee's time and days in the Second Great War.

Of course, I still think a full 6'5" is too high, but I think Lee could have fallen into that 6'4.5"-6'4.75" range.
oooaaaa said on 22/Oct/18
I would say 6'5". this guy is massive
Dream(5'9.5") said on 22/Oct/18
@mister lemon

I wouldn’t call Lee a 6’5.25” guy. I think John Cleese or Bo Svenson will edge him out at peak.

I do think 6’4” flat is certainly too low for Lee.
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Oct/18
@ Dream(5'9.5") - That information you sent in I will refer back to again and again! I sent off for an autographed picture of Christopher Lee, so you see, I really am an admirer of his. I, too, would give anything to travel back in time to meet and speak to him! Good on you, Dream, and thanks once again!
😁👍
Mister lennon said on 20/Oct/18
I think that he could be a true 6'5 peak. A flat one or a solid one.
Tall Sam said on 19/Oct/18
I agree with an old comment by Dream(5'9.5"), he could look equal height with Charles Barkley.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 19/Oct/18
If he wished to claim 6'5", he could get away with it.

I don't think Vince Vaughn, Tim Robbins, or even Usain bolt would be any taller than a Peak Christopher Lee.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 19/Oct/18
@Sandy Cowell You're welcome!


Interestingly enough, Lee had to literally climb Mount Vesuvius 'three days' before it erupted. This was during World War 2 for sure. I don't remember the source, but I heard Lee could have 'been killed' when a squadron's airfield was bombed, at the Mareth Line.


I also read that Lee could have lost his life when one of the planes crashed on takeoff, and he tripped over live bombs. This was during the final assault on Monte Cassino.


It sounds like Lee was extremely active, and I think he could have potentially shrunk a little bit after World War 2. I'm not saying he's a full 6'5", but I think he could have been a little taller before World War 2 started. He certainly did a lot more physical work than most actors.


If Lee was still alive and I got to hear his stories in person, I'd be killing time just to listen to him!
Dream(5'9.5 said on 17/Oct/18
Rob, based on the information given, could World War 2 activities have 'potentially' made Lee shrink to a slightly lower height?

Maybe I'm wrong though.
Editor Rob
If they impacted his spine, it's a chance.
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Oct/18
@ Dream (5ft9.5) - I've just read the information you sent in and it is FASCINATING! It even mentioned the execution Lee witnessed, and that he knew the names of all the executioners dating back centuries. It also pegged him at 6ft5! Wonderful stuff, and a big "thank you" from me for sending it in! 😀👍
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Oct/18
@ Dream (5ft9.5) - That was a really interesting read! I know that Christopher Lee also saw the beheading of a man in the late 1930's when he was still in his teens. He must have had enormous strength of personality to overcome what scars many people for life and go on to make a massive career as an actor.

You're so right - the guy's an absolute legend! 👍

6ft5 at his tallest time of day.
6ft4.75 I reckon, average day's height.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 19/Sep/18
Rob, this is only my assumption, this isn't facts nor truths.

I assume that Christopher Lee held onto height very well. However, I think he could've lost height after World War 2. I mean, he was directly involved in World War 2. In fact, according to Lee himself, he could've literally died in some of the battles. He climbed Mount Vesuvius three days before it erupted. He also had five missions a day. He fought the Nazis in North Africa.


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Rob, I'm not saying he definitely lost a little height post-World War 2, but I do believe he's 'could' have lost a bit of height. He's done a lot more physical work than one would believe.

This man is a true legend.
Neelasish Sen Roy said on 4/Sep/18
As per Guinness World Record Lee and vince vaughn are the tallest leading actor. Since you have tell me that lee was solid 6'4.5" then vince vaughn would be same. Is my opnion is right? Rob?
Neelasish Sen Roy said on 29/Aug/18
Rob,Christopher Lee claimed that he was 6'4" tall,you have listed him 6'4.5" guy and imdb listed him as 6'5" guy. You have listed alan napier as 6'6" but he also claimed he was 6'5". Then what was the real peak height of Sir Christopher Lee according to him, Rob?
Editor Rob
Well I think 6ft 4.5 is what he might have measured and could round to 6ft 4. I am not convinced he was a full 6ft 5.
Ian C. said on 28/Jun/18
I can certainly forgive Lee for fudging his height downwards, Rob. He was trying to get work, his height was a potential disqualifier from employment, so he downgraded an inch or two. This wouldn't have been that dishonest, because a six foot five inch man can slouch himself down to six foot three without too much trouble. Six foot four is probably pretty accurate as his real, everyday height. Most people give their heights as measured when they are standing as tall as they can, and craning their necks. So most people, even if they are citing an accurate measured height, are an inch or so shorter than that height in actual fact.

Although even a few inches of height can be quite distinctive. Lee has a brief part in Captain Horatio Hornblower, with Gregory Peck. Peck towers over most of the actors in the movie, and then Lee shows up and towers over him, if only for about twenty seconds of screen time. This happens during a sword fight, so both actors are moving around with their knees flexed, and yet Lee is clearly taller than Peck.
Editor Rob
I remember in the film Devil Rides Out with Leon Greene, Lee could look near 2 inches taller. Leon was another guy who potentially did round down as he too used to get listed 6ft 2 in his earlier years, though could seem taller.
Ian C. said on 28/Jun/18
Lee always said that he was six foot four. He was very specific about it, and I can't find any instance where he claimed to be anything else. Certainly he was at least that height and, if he was really six foot five, was still putting himself in the correct general category.

And height is more of a category than a discrete number. John Wayne claimed six foot four and, even if he was really only six foot three, was still in the category of "very tall." Yul Brynner on the other hand, who was probably about five foot eight, claimed five foot eleven. That was cheating, because he was bumping himself up from "average-sized" to "pretty tall." He was not just misstating his height, he was promoting himself to a higher status category.

Paul Newman is an interesting case, because he just flat-out refused to tell people how tall he was. I defy you to show me a single interview where the interviewer was allowed to ask Newman his height. He was probably about five foot nine, which is a perfectly respectable height for a real live human being, but too short for the hero of a movie. Most movie heroes are understood to be six-footers, and Newman went around acting as if he were the same person he played in the movies. Which might have been something of a strain.
Editor Rob
He did start out in younger years having his height listed 6ft 3 in Spotlight, before he changed to 6ft 4.
Canson said on 24/Jun/18
This would be a normal low for him
Rabindra sankar sen roy said on 23/Jun/18
I would say Lee will be 194cm-195cm not 196cm at peak.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 16/Jun/18
I would say Christopher Lee would edge out a peak Dolph Lungdren and Jeff Goldglum.

He'd fall into a similar range like a peak Charles Barkley without question.
Neelasish Sen Roy said on 16/Jun/18
I think he is weak in 6'5" like Tim Robbins, Dolph Lungdren and Jeff Goldglum. They all are 6'4.5"/194cm. Satyajit Ray was not tall as Goldblum Stated in his height. Ray is same as Sean Connery 6'2.5" as Bachchan. Alan Napier was 6'5" at barefoot and he was so lean that he seems 6'6". Sir Christopher Lee was 6'4.5" in Barefoort and 6'5" with shoes. He never Wore Heels. But I think he is 6'4.75" tall an inch over John Wayne who is 6'3.75" tall. Rock Hudson had stated he is 6'5" but he looks between 6'4"-6'4.75" near lee's Height Range 6'4.5"-6'5".
Rabindra sankar sen roy said on 15/Jun/18
He is 6'5"/196cm at younger days.
Sandy Cowell said on 9/Jun/18
Lovely-mannered gentleman that he was, I am sure that his peak height was 6ft5! I don't half miss him! He was still doing films for us right up until he died.
MAD SAM said on 23/May/18
A great actor who used to use his real life experiences in the movies, he was huge no doubt 195-196 cm in my opinion
Dream(5'9.5 said on 9/May/18
Rob, there is a saying ‘the taller you are, the shorter your lifespan is.’

I don’t necessarily agree with it, since Christopher Lee lived up to his early 90’s.
Editor Rob
There are some studies out there hinting there's a link to shortness and a bit more longevity.
KT said on 9/Apr/18
Great actor and a great height!
Dream(5'9.5 said on 10/Mar/18
Rob, would you say 6’4 5/8ths” is closer for young Christopher Lee than 6’4 3/8ths”?
Editor Rob
The odds might be better he'd measure near 5/8th than 3/8th, though I'm still happy with right in between 6ft 4 and 5.
James B 170.8cm said on 26/Feb/18
Rob he was already 52 in man with the golden gun.

Do you think he could have been under 6ft4.5 like 6ft4.5 by that point.
Editor Rob
Small fraction maybe...but some men definitely reach early 50's with nothing noticeable, while others seem to shift their first half inch or so by then.
Dream(5'9.5 said on 7/Feb/18
Rob, mind if you add a quote? Here is Samuel L Jackson describing Christopher Lee as 'Very Tall.'

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Dream(5'9.5 said on 7/Feb/18
The sad part is

Christopher Lee (at age 80) actually looked taller than a peak 'Dwayne Johnson' (comparing them both to a peak Samuel L Jackson).
Jordan87 said on 5/Feb/18
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Sir Lee had Samuel L by 3" and Hayden by 4" when he was aged 80. Hayden hovers right at around 6 foot most of the time. And jackson is Leaning back but Lee is leaning in so not sure that Offsets but this is to show that even at age 80, When most men are a good 1-1/2" shorter than their Prime height, Lee still towered other tall, much younger men.

The man had to have been 6'4.5 in his prime, possibly waking in the morning at around 6'5.
Jordan87 said on 2/Feb/18
@ Dream ( 5'9.5"),

6'4.75 is very possible as well with this guy. 6'4" Flat I would Argue is a tad low.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 1/Feb/18
I’d argue 6’4.75” for Christopher Lee.
Jordan87 said on 1/Feb/18
@ Cob,

6'5-1/2" is pushing it. The man Reported 6'4 and said it was the reason he lost roles. Lee is probably one of those people like my father who doesn't feel to need to round up with his height, but rather round down.

Lee was probably 6'4.5 and reported 6'4. My father was around 5'11 5/8" at age 19 and reported 5'11 and still does to this day.
Cob said on 30/Jan/18
I believe he was a 6"5'1/2
Jake94 (5'9 said on 18/Jan/18
What do you think his height was when he died?
Editor Rob
Lee may have fallen towards 6ft 2 by his last couple of years.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 17/Jan/18
@Jordan87 and Vincent Price at 5’11”.... just LOOOOOL at that!
Tommo said on 13/Jan/18
Did you ever get to speak to him Rob? What an absolute legend he was, and the most spectacular voice.
Editor Rob
Unfortunately not!
Jordan87 said on 9/Jan/18
If lee was 6'0, Moore would be 5'8 lol
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 30/Dec/17
Yes! They changed it back to 6’5”!

Finally!
Leo justice said on 30/Dec/17
He towered over Peter Cushing he’s at least 6’5”
Jim said on 16/Dec/17
6'5"
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 15/Dec/17
Either way, they better get that straight.

A s@#! Ton of celebrities need a downgrade if Lee was really 6’0”.

Lee was 6’4.5”-6’5”. Nothing less of that.
Jordan87 said on 14/Dec/17
Searched " Christopher Lee height" On google to get me to this page, and it listed him at 6'0. Man that Flakka Drug is really something.
Editor Rob: it's more a case of a search engine algorithm having some bugs and getting another christopher lee mixed up with the most well known one.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 14/Dec/17
What the f@#! Google? Why did they list Lee at 6’0”?! 😑😑😑😑😑😑
Jordan87 said on 14/Dec/17
@ Dreampuffe ( 5'9.5"),

Roger Moore was only an Inch Shy Of Connery who was around a good 6'2. Moore was very close to 6'1, If not Over it in the Morning Hrs.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5 said on 13/Dec/17
@Jordan87 What I’m actually waiting for is ‘James’ to say his ‘lifts’ statement for actors he spoke about! (If you look in Roger Moore’s Page, you can see some comments that James posts say like ‘Moore was no more than six foot. He wore lifts).

I swear to the skies if he does say that about Lee, I’d be looking for the drugs he’s taking!
Jordan87 said on 13/Dec/17
My Logic with Lee is he was 3" Taller than SOlid 6'0 Hayden Christensen and he was 80 years old at the time. AVG 80 Year old losses around 1-1/2" of Height ( taller people lose more I believe). The Minimum he could have been was 6'4.5" until he started hitting his 50's.
Mister lennon said on 13/Dec/17
I think he was more a weak 6'5 peak.
Jordan87 said on 12/Dec/17
Christopher Lee and Lifts? Dude the man lost out roles due to being too tall. He would be the last guy in Hollywood to ever use lifts.
Jordan87 said on 11/Dec/17
I could see Sir Lee as a 6'5 Guy after a couple hrs out of Bed. Maybe 6'4.5 toward the end hrs of the day.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 11/Dec/17
Lee can look much taller than Vincent Price here in this video at 2:27.

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Though Vincent might have lost a fraction by then and the camera angle is in Lee’s favor, Vincent did have ‘better posture’ and Christopher Lee was still much taller.

If Lee came with a ‘6’5” claim,’ no one is going to question since he’s rounding down with a 6’4” claim but he’s obviously taller than 6’4” flat.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5 said on 10/Dec/17
Rob, this is going to be the stupidest question, but how ‘unlikely’ is Lee (peak) wearing damn lifts (if James dares to say so himself).
Editor Rob: some taller actors have worn lifts in films, but I never would believe Lee would wear them.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 10/Dec/17
Anywhere from 6’4.5”-6’5” is really arguable.

He’s often looked a weak 6’5”.
James B said on 10/Dec/17
Siddhartha Shankar said on 13/Nov/17
Though Sir Christopher Lee was noted for being exceptionally tall, dark and gruesome, he was not exactly 6ft 5in as others have put him to be, since he and others who had worked with him say he was a bit less than that. 
However, one would say that him being 6ft 4in would pararrel his friend and colleague, Vincent Price, but the latter seems at least half an inch to an inch shorter than Lee, especially in the 1974 televised 'this is your life' where both men stand next to each other. 
Years later, when Lee and Price starred together in 'house of long shadows', Price seems at least 1 1/2 inch shorter than his counterpart when they are sipping wine together. But then Price was in his seventies so spinal disk might have shrunk a little. Price was quite definitely 6ft 4, which means Lee might have been at least 6ft 4.6 inch if not exactly 6'5".


He defnintly towered Roger Moore in Man with the Golden Gun didn't he?
Jordan87 said on 7/Dec/17
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Not much Difference eh? Prowse reports 6'6 ( and 6'7) and Lee Reports 6'4. I can tell you they aint no 2 to 3" between them.

Lee is downplaying his Height and Dave is inflated his.

Christopher Lee: 6'4.5"
Dave Prowse: 6'5 ( Tops)
Jordan87 said on 7/Dec/17
Rob has him at 6'4.5" and I think that is Accurate.

AGain,

Awhile Back I posted Pictures of Christopher Lee and Dave Prowse both SEparately next to all time Legend Peter Cushing.

Prowse Claims 6'5, 6'6, and 6'7 ( Yes all in his prime) and Looked not much taller than Lee next to Cushing.

What this means to me is Either Lee is 6'6" or Prowse is 6'5 ( At times I think Prowse is below this height).

I'd Guess Lee's Range is 6'4.5" to 6'5 depending on what time of day you would measure him at 9 of course in his youth).
Anonymous said on 18/Nov/17
Strong 6'5" peak height.
Siddhartha Shankar said on 13/Nov/17
Though Sir Christopher Lee was noted for being exceptionally tall, dark and gruesome, he was not exactly 6ft 5in as others have put him to be, since he and others who had worked with him say he was a bit less than that.
However, one would say that him being 6ft 4in would pararrel his friend and colleague, Vincent Price, but the latter seems at least half an inch to an inch shorter than Lee, especially in the 1974 televised 'this is your life' where both men stand next to each other.
Years later, when Lee and Price starred together in 'house of long shadows', Price seems at least 1 1/2 inch shorter than his counterpart when they are sipping wine together. But then Price was in his seventies so spinal disk might have shrunk a little. Price was quite definitely 6ft 4, which means Lee might have been at least 6ft 4.6 inch if not exactly 6'5".
Canson said on 23/Oct/17
As listed. That’s at his lowest
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 3/Oct/17
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Just to give an idea where Lee really falls. No doubt 195 cm.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 3/Oct/17
Rob, I found something interesting!!

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Samuel L Jackson did directly say that Lee was ‘very tall,’ and had a blooming voice (I probably miss quoted that! 😂😂😂)
Mark(5'9.5") said on 3/Oct/17
@Slim He was originally listed as a full 6’5”. At the same time, I would bet an upgrade at 195 cm for Lee! He was only 1-2 inches shorter than 6’7” James Arness!

He even managed to still be a solid inch taller a peak Samuel L Jackson in his 80s! It’s rare to fine 80 year olds who are 6’3”!

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Slim said on 28/Sep/17
I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he reached the 6'5"(195) mark at least once.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 26/Sep/17
Christopher Lee: Weak 6'5"

John Cleese: Strong 6'5"
Anonymous said on 22/Sep/17
Mr Lee was 195cm

Maybe 193/ 194 cm in his fifty /sixty years old and solid 189/190cm older in his last days.

here next to Hayden Christensen ( 6 feet) 183 cm . Christopher was eighty years old in this pic,

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Unsub 5'10 said on 13/Sep/17
Most likely 1.94-95 in his younger years, which still is 6'4.5.,also, 1cm taller than Vincent Price.
Unsub 5'10 said on 9/Sep/17
He was 1.5 inches taller than 6'2.5 Heston in The three Musketeers 1973 but 2" could also be possible, so 6'4.5 would be spot on. He was also described as 1.94m in The Guiness Book of World Records in 2002.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Sep/17
Weak 6ft5 peak
Mark(5'9.5") said on 24/Aug/17
A strong 6'4" is undercutting it. He's easily taller than 6'4" guys. There's only 1 inch between a Peak Lee and 6'7" James Arness! He would be taller than say 'Randy Orton.' Rob did say that a Peak Christopher Lee and Kobe Bryant would measure close.
even said on 16/Aug/17
a strong 6 foot 4
Richardspain said on 11/Aug/17
To be honest he wasn't more taller than 196 to me he looked 195 cm when he was young 195 cm is a good mark for a tall man.

And 194cm in the movie the man with the golden gun. Perfect!

187 / 188 cm last days before of his death

Roger Moore was 186cm in peak and 185cm in his fifty years old.

In the movie the man with the golden gun Lee was 194 cm and Moore 185m.

In the duel scene they are face to face and we can see Moore was much shorter than Lee.
Mark(5'9.5") said on 8/Aug/17
He actually can look 'nearly' same height with 6'7" James Arness!!

6'4.75" would really work for Christopher Lee!
Mark(5'9.5 said on 7/Aug/17
No reason to doubt 195 cm.

Like Rob said, A peak Christopher Lee would be similar to Kobe Bryant and measure close.
Ray said on 28/Jul/17
I would say Christopher Lee was no less than 196 as a young man. In middle age, I would say he was still close to the mark. In his 80s and 90s, I would say he had dropped to around 189-190. He said he was 6'4" because it would cost him less roles than if he was honest about being 6'5".
Sandy Cowell said on 28/Jul/17
@ Bugsy - Hi Bugsy! If you wait until the end of 'The Wicker Man', when they are proceeding through their land all dressed up in weird costumes, you will see that Christopher Lee, who is dressed as a woman in a frock and a long, black wig, is much taller than anyone else!
I don't know where you live Bugsy, but if you are in the UK and get 'The Horror Channel', you will be able to see it on that as it often shows on that particular channel.
Enjoy it - and remember to wait until the end to be able to take in his height!
Christopher gets 6ft4.75 from me today.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 27/Jul/17
A 6'4.75" would suit better.
Bugsy said on 26/Jul/17
Lee was WAY taller than Roger Moore in The Man With The Golden Gun. Not less than four full inches, he was looking straight over his head. For some odd reason in The Wicker Man, I didn't notice Lee standing out as particularly tall. It's been a while since I've seen it though.

Anyway, so this seems about right to me. I always thought Moore was max 6'0.5 so this makes sense.
Jordan87 said on 16/Jul/17
Sir Lee is read was 190-195 pounds most of his life. He was tall man but his lean frame made him appear even taller.

His fight with yoda in ep. 2 required a stunt double but the idea of a man over 6'4" fighting a green alien of 3 feet tall could only happen in a Star Wars movie. Lee was also taller than his stunt double by an inch or two in the behind the scenes.

Even in his late 70ms this guy was tall.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 14/Jul/17
Ahh. Basically Rob, I can still make an argument for 6'4.75"? I wouldn't go lower than 6'4.5" really.
Editor Rob: yes, but a full 6ft 5 I wouldn't be as confident of.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 13/Jul/17
Out of curiosity Rob, because you did downgrade Roger Moore to 186 cm, would that rule out 6'4.75" for Lee or is 6'4.75" still an arguable figure for a peak Christopher Lee?
Editor Rob: I think anywhere from 6ft 4 to 5 zone was arguable for Lee. I think given Moore claiming first thing height, and basically looking 186 range, it is the best mark to give him. Lee I feel right between 6ft 4 and 5 is still what he generally could look from all I've seen through the years.
Mark(5'9.5") said on 11/Jul/17
He's likely the only person back then (along with John Cleese) who would stand out that tallest.

I still will make a case for Lee at 195 cm.
Ian C said on 29/Jun/17
Lee claimed six foot four, but he was probably taller. He just didn't realize it.

True story: I am now 65, and I measured myself a few weeks ago to see if I'd lost any height. I had been measured at six foot four by a nurse for a physical exam when I was eighteen, and I had always assumed that that was my adult height. But when I measured myself last month, I was amazed to find that I was six foot five. Probably I had grown for at least a year after my height had been measured by the nurse. This was, as I say, quite a surprise, but it explained a few things. Like, why so many people marvel at my height when they first meet me. Or why I'd meet people who claimed to be six foot four, and was taller than they were. Or how I was able to eat so much food when I was nineteen without getting fat.
Canson said on 13/Jun/17
@Mark: he may very well be and him listed the way rob has him could even signal that. I'm actually between 6'4.25-.5 so he may be the full 6'4.5 at his lowest or be 195cm. I sure don't think he was less than a strong 6'4. But in rob's case he has Joe mangianello 6'4.75 too he looks a bit less more like 194cm compared to other guys so he and lee could be 6'4.5 and dead even
Mark(5'9.25") said on 7/Jun/17
@Canson I don't want to say this, but Christopher Lee seems like a guy taller than you. Rob mentioned that Peak Christopher Lee and Kobe Bryant would measure close.
Canson said on 6/Jun/17
He claimed 6'4 I'd say no less than 193 no higher than Rob's listing for him.Bobby3342's signature quote " People aren't aware of how tall that height actually is" when you have someone like Conan claiming 6'4 and is close to an inch shorter
Sam said on 5/Jun/17
I agree with a lot of folks here, I wouldn't really go under 6'4.75" for his peak height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Jun/17
He looked 6ft3 range in the 2000's.
Jordan87 said on 28/May/17
He said he was 6'4" bc he was actually weary of his height since he admitted he lost roles bc of it. He was closer to 6'5" then 6'4". He made Sir Roger Moore ( rip) look like a man of average height when he in fact was over 6'0" himself.

Lee maybe have been closer to 6'4.25 at night , but a strong 6'4.5 during the day I'm betting , possibly higher.
Mark(5'9.25") said on 27/May/17
6'4" flat? Lee has always been 6'4.75" or much nearer 6'5".
Sonnecker said on 25/May/17
I'd give to a young Sir Christopher 195 cm of height, 6'4.75".
At 90, although the stick helping him to walk, he still looked at 190 or similar...
Willes188 said on 24/May/17
6'4 flat is a joke for a young Christopher Lee. He was near 195cm.
Jin said on 22/May/17
6'4 (193 cm) at peak, as he always claimed to be
Mark(5'9.25") said on 20/May/17
@berta Rob did confirmed that Peak Christopher Lee would measure very close in height with Kobe Bryant. It's on Kobe Bryant's page.

We may as well go for 6'4.75".
Sandy Cowell said on 12/May/17
@ Jordan - Hi! I totally agree that Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing were incredible in front of the camera!. I liked what you had to say! 👍

@ Jordan and Mark - Hello to both of you! I'm not really a 'Batman' fan, but when I saw Heath Ledger playing 'the Joker', I was totally transfixed! He had it in him to become one of the all-time greats one day. It's such a tragedy that he passed so young. As with Lee and Cushing, he owned that screen!
Mark(5'9.25 said on 11/May/17
@Jordan87 I think Heath Ledger would have been one of the greats. After all, he deserved when he showed his performance as Joker.
Jordan87 said on 8/May/17
Mark,

Sir Lee was certainly a Camera Dominating Guy, of course to do to height, other to do with Poise. Sir Peter Cushing was great too, that generation of Actors were really something. The Modern day guys, Daniel Day Lewis, Tom Hanks are great, but I tend to favor the Old School Guys.

Heath Ledger would have been one of the greats by now. Dude was 28 when he passed and had Birthed a great Villain in the Joker. Many Say he rivals Darth Vader as the "all time villain" but that's a Topic for a Different board.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 4/May/17
@Jordan87

Not to mention Lee was taller than a Peak Samuel Jackson at 80 years old! That's really saying something! He's probably the best actor of all time save for a few others. I doubt anyone is going to give as much presence like Sir Lee.
berta said on 4/May/17
rob 195 would really be better never looked shorter than that at his peak.
30% 196
50% 195
20% 194
Jordan87 said on 3/May/17
Mark,

Yes The Chances of This Man wearing lifts is 0. He lost out roles do to his height, thus lost money. He was a tall man. Classically tall. Great Actor as well.

Look at pics of Him at Age 80 with 6'0 MIN Hayden Christensen. He still was around 6'3- 1/2.80 Year olds typically loose around 1-1/2" so add that to his height in 2005 at age 80 and he was 6'5 easily.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 1/May/17
Of course, I would be infinity percent damned if James comments here and says that Sir Lee wore lifts.
Mark(5'9.25" said on 30/Apr/17
He deserves an upgrade to 6'4.75" or maybe 6'5". He's not under this listing by any means even 1/8th of an inch.
RichardSpain said on 4/Apr/17
He was a tall man, and excellent actor. I think he lost height 6 or 7 cm total.

Young: 196 cm peak
50-70 years old: maybe 194cm
before his death:187-189 cm
berta said on 31/Mar/17
Also if he was 190 cm in 2006 when he was about 85 years i think he had lose 2 inches at 85.at this listing he would have only lost 4cm at 85 thats less than arnold. I guess some guys really dont loose that mutha at 85 but my believe is that most people have lost about 5,5 cm at that age if they are in good shape. 3 cm if they are in incredibly shape and some people even loose 10 cm at that age if they have small bones and weak muscles
berta said on 31/Mar/17
Rob i really hhink he deserves a 195 listing ore even full 6 foot 5. He looked almost 10 cm taller than roger more 7 cm is to little. Also he was in the series " HOW THE WEST WAS WON" with james arness who is listed 201 cm and arness looked maybe 3,5 cm taller it was nowhere near 7 cm. Yes arness had very bad posture. But this guy at 195 and perfect posture could look just litte shorter than a 6 foot 7 guy
Slim said on 25/Mar/17
Rob, where are there average door ways in homes that are 6ft8-10"? Highest I've seen are 6'9".
Editor Rob: I'm not sure which countries have doors that size, but there are certainly more lavish homes around the UK with very big doorframes, taller than your typical 6ft 6 frame.
Jordan87 said on 10/Mar/17
Mark ( 5'9.25)

Yes Prowse was 29 years old when he lifted the Stones in 1964( 12 years before he Suited up as Vader). He was more successful as a Power Lifter than a Bodybuilder. He also was a natural athlete, no roids.

As Far as Lee, Yes I enjoyed him as Saruman, especially when he created his own Orc Army. Again, in LOTR Saruman was my favorite villain of the whole series do to Sir Lee's Performance and look. He had the perfect dark Sorcerer look to him. Very Evil looking Fellow indeed.
Mark(5'9.25") said on 9/Mar/17
@Jordan87 Dave prowse lifting 775 pound of all stone combined? That's terrifying!

Also, Lee has always gave the vibe of what evil can truly be in movies especially lord of the rings! Also, Lord of the Rings is my actual first movie i watched when I was with my parents at that time!
Mark(5'9.25") said on 9/Mar/17
@Jordan87 Dave prowse lifting 775 pound of all stone combined? That's terrifying!
Jordan87 said on 8/Mar/17
Mark ( 5'9.25

Lee could be intimidating on a separate kind of level than Prowse. Example him being tall and thin with his very dark eyes gave him a Lucifer type look.

Dave Prowse on the other hand, (of similar height) was 250 pounds of muscle and a former British strong man so they needed some mass to fill out the Vader Suit. ( A side note, Dave Prowse lifted the Dinnie stones which weigh 775 pounds combined!)

Sir Lee was also a gentleman but looked quite evil as Saruman in LOTR Trilogy. My favorite Villain of those movies. Again, he gave a Lucifer impression.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 4/Mar/17
Rob, how tall does lee look compared to this standard door? He actually looks like the full 195 cm in the picture or maybe slightly higher.

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Editor Rob: Mark, the doorway height is unknown, it could be 6ft 8-10 range, but since he's in front and the camera is lower, his height looks taller against the door.
Mark(5'9.25") said on 4/Mar/17
@Jordan87 @mister_lennon

Just imagine if Sir Lee wore the full Darth Vader helmet at his prime; god knows how imposing he would be in person wearing them!
mister_lennon said on 4/Mar/17
I think:
lee:194-195.
Prowse: 193-194
Mark(5'9.25") said on 2/Mar/17
@Jordan87 I'm not sure about lee being taller than prowse but I would like to believe he is taller! I think Prowse should be downgraded to 6'5.5" at peak. Lee deserves the 195 cm upgrade if not the full 6'5". We rarely see an 80 year old man at 6'3". He's taller than Vincent Price, Leon Greene, and isn't half way towered by listed 6'7" James Arness.
Jordan87 said on 1/Mar/17
Mark ( 5'9.25"),

I couldn't ever See Sir Lee wearing lifts, due to the fact that he lost roles due to his tall height already.

Dave Prowse is a different story. I do not think he wore Lifts, but he certainly exaggerated his height. The Way Prowe's career goes he got roles for being tall, so Of Course he would bump it up a bit. I still think Lee was actually taller than Prowse.

Lee 6'5"
Prowse 6'4"
Mark(5'9.25") said on 28/Feb/17
I'm also waiting for some one to say 'Lee wears lifts' because I would find that ridiculously difficult to believe!
Mark(5'9.25") said on 25/Feb/17
@Jordan87 a full 6'5" is possible for Lee. I still make a case for 195 cm for Lee. He's not under 6'4.5" by any means at his peak.
Jordan87 said on 23/Feb/17
Mark(5'9.25,

Lee Maintained a good weight, perhaps if he had put on the pounds like a typical man it would have affected his posture more but he stayed thin.

Lee in Man with the Golden gun had Moore by a good deal of height when they were back to back.

Keep in Mind Roger Moore was about a inch under Connery who was 6'2". Say Moore is 6'1" ( Conservatively). Lee did have a Solid 4" On Moore. 6'5" Very Possible as Younger man.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 22/Feb/17
@Jordan87 I'm surprised he didn't shrink that much compared to most people. Another indicator of Lee being a solid 6'4.5" or even a 6'4.75" person is pictures and videos with him and Vincent Price. Lee appears to be at least an inch taller than Price.


Also, Lee towered 6'1.5" Roger Moore. Lee almost looks the same height as this standard door for the picture below.

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Jordan87 said on 21/Feb/17
Hayden Christenson is a solid 6'0" IMO and Lee had him be at least 3" in all of their Pics. Lee was 80 at the time. SO a guy that age loosed around 1.5". Lee could have easily been a 6'4.5 guy back in his day.

IN the below Pics ( Scroll Down) you will See Lee( Age 80) looking around 5" On the roughly 5'10" Jeremy Bulloch ( See his picture with Rob) putting him at around 6'3" as an 80 year old man. Must have been a good 6'4.5" Back in his day based on height loss alone.

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Mark(5'9.25 said on 15/Feb/17
194.5 cm is possible but that's the worst absolute case. 195 cm would a better listing. I'm starting to think Lee would be completely even with Kobe Bryant and Charles Barkley.
mister_lennon said on 14/Feb/17
Yeah, i think that he was 195 at peak.
Willes189 said on 14/Feb/17
I agree with 194.5-195cm for Lee, always thought that 6'4.75 is a better estimate
Mark(5'9.25") said on 11/Feb/17
I agree Berta. 195 cm would be a better shout for Lee. Though 194 cm is possible, that's the worst I give Lee.
berta said on 11/Feb/17
hm 194 for him means that roger more was not taller than 185. i can see him as 195 and 186 for roger more. was way more than 7 cm beetween them
Mark(5'9.25") said on 3/Feb/17
Physically standing alone, he pulls off a 6'5" and does physically look it in this picture.

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He towered a lot of people even in Lord of the Rings.
Mark(5'9.25") said on 3/Feb/17
I think 195 cm would suit better for Lee. He's looks too tall to be just 194 cm flat many of his films. Overall, I would like to believe 195 cm for Peak Christopher Lee.
The big O said on 27/Jan/17
So how tall was he in Lord of the rings? He dwarfed James Bond. Depending on how tall Roger Moore was. Will say 6'5 prime
Mark(5'9.25 said on 26/Jan/17
Rob, how likely is 6'4.75" peak for Lee?
Editor Rob: he could pull off looking almost 6ft 5, other times I thought a big 6ft 4 guy.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 13/Jan/17
In the section of 6'4.75"-6'5" in a dictionary, Christopher Lee is likely the dictionary definition of 6'4.75"-6'5".
Mark(5'9.25") said on 13/Jan/17
Similar to Ben Affleck and Joel kinnaman (who I consider is a 6'2.25" person.)


Edit* Rob, I'm so sorry. This comment was meant for Sean's connery's page! Could you delete both comments please?
mister_lennon said on 13/Jan/17
Who would be taller, christopher lee at peak or david prowse at peak? Very equal, i think.
Editor Rob: for me, the Prowse at age 30 I think would beat Lee.
Willes189 said on 12/Jan/17
6'4.75 is closer to the truth, Lee wasn't that comfortable with his nearly 6'5 frame
Mrs Gail J Gray said on 12/Jan/17
I love Christopher lee i have been a dedicated fan of him since 1958 i love all his films and a masterly awesome singing voice. My son is the same height as Christopher i feel like a midget against a great guy like Christopher and my son.
berta said on 12/Jan/17
i really dont think that vince vaugn was almost 2 cm taller than this guy at his peak. i think christopher lee was 195 ore weak 196
Mark(5'9.25 said on 11/Jan/17
Rob, I have a feeling that Lee would have edged out Alexander Skarsgard both at their prime even if it's less than an inch.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 11/Jan/17
@MadDrummer I wouldn't call it a lie. I would call it 'honesty' or 'humble' about his height. He downgrades himself which is not bad at all, but from what I've seen in his films, Lee's clearly over 6'4" without question. Anything under this listing would be ridiculous.

If anything, I'd happily give Christopher Lee the 195 cm mark without question or even 195 cm/196 cm with 194.5 cm at his lowest.

Like Rob said, he'd expected Lee to hit over 6'5" in the morning without question. That's really saying something because there are a number of people who is listed 6'4.5" that Lee could certainly edge out.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 8/Jan/17
I think out all of the actors in Hollywood, Christopher Lee is my favorite holly wood actor of all time. The moment i heard about his passing, I did want a day of silence for respect of him. He's really a humble man. No less of it!
MadDrummer said on 7/Jan/17
I'm pretty sure that Christopher Lee lied about his height to seem less intimidating. He definitely was as listed here in late middle age, but he was certainly a strong 6'5" in his prime.
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Dec/16
I have just punched 'Christopher Lee' into the Amazon services, and, just as expected, a load of his films came up!
Well, at this moment in time, I was looking for something more - perhaps a keepsake of this great icon, who has captured my interest for many years.
I'm so pleased to say that I found a reasonably-priced 'signed' photograph and I will frame it and treasure it.
Although he was over 90 when he passed, we still feel the pain. With all the celebrities we have lost this year, I feel that more than a bit of sentimentality lives on for these great stars in all of us.

I have a collage of pictures of my cats who are no longer in physical form. Now I think I might set up a little tribute wall in my home to the entertainers we have lost.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 7/Dec/16
Rob, is there a possibility that Christopher Lee would have hit a full 6'5" flat in the morning during his peak?
Editor Rob: Mark, I'd fully expect Lee to have been over 6ft 5 flat comfortably in the morning.
Sandy Cowell said on 10/Oct/16
Oh, the adorable Christopher Lee! I was so upset when he died. I read twice that he was 6ft5 and maybe he was in his heyday. I loved his voice and my favourite part was when he played a very knowledgeable fighter against evil in 'The Devil Rides Out' and who can forget his spendidly sinister dancing in 'The Wicker Man?'
Mark said on 5/Oct/16
Lee can be a full 6'5"
Mark said on 21/Sep/16
He's actually my favorite movie actor. Tall person and very warm and calm personality.

This guy would edge out Paladecki in his peak and would measure the same as Kobe Bryant at his peak.
Willes189 said on 29/Aug/16
Why is no one commenting on this page!
Richard Golen said on 30/Apr/16
I have a signed photo of Christopher Lee sent to me in the mid 1960s when he lived in Switzerland. I asked him a few questions, one of which was How tall are you? On the verso of the photo he answered this question with: 6' 4". I still have this photo with the info.
Willes190 said on 10/Dec/15
I think 6'5 is accurate for him
Sam said on 23/Oct/15
Rob, would you consider a 6'4.75" listing for Lee? Someone like Vincent Price can look near an inch shorter and I highly doubt under 6'4" for Price. Also, 6'7" listed James Arness looked at max 2 inches taller than Lee.
[Editor Rob: from what I've seen I think you could argue 6ft 4.5 or 4.75, for the moment I feel 4.5 is ok.]
heelshealheight said on 31/Aug/15
Definitely a 6'6" man in his youth. A timeless man and great actor, nonetheless. A true talent indicative of his stature and vice versa.
Sam said on 23/Jul/15
Yeah, I have a hard time picturing the young Lee measuring any shorter than say Tim Robbins, Joe Manganiello or Vince Vaughn.
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jul/15
There's still a good case for 6'4.75 for Lee, but if you really watch a lot of his films I don't think he looks quite a 196 6 ft 5 kind of guy, usually seems 6'4" range. He can look the full 6'5 in some films though.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Jul/15
Click Here

Now I was convinced Leon Greene was around a legit 6'4 guy, but if you see here Lee's looking at least an inch taller. 195cm for Lee is possible.
Gonzalo said on 18/Jun/15
He looked very close in height to Vincent Price in the video Edgar Hernández posted. So probably he was just 1`94 instead of 1`96 as I always thought.
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 17/Jun/15
RIP, had incredible one of a kind voice and charisma. No one else like him.
177cmGuy said on 16/Jun/15
6'5. An actor with such significance that it didn't matter what type of film he was in. Not many actors can do this. Thanks sir. RIP
Bishop said on 16/Jun/15
Losing a lot of cinema legends. R.I.P.
Lorne??? said on 14/Jun/15
Oh man, I just found out from this site...

Terrible. RIP.

I still think 195cm, he clearly was taller than 6'4 guys like Vince Price. 194 is certainly believable though.

The last year we've lost some greats... I mean every year, but man, it just seems to be hitting hard lately. Maybe it's just me getting older...
Steve said on 12/Jun/15
He led a long, fascinating, productive life. Who can ask for any more?
hijopotamus said on 12/Jun/15
6'5" out of the coffin. Great actor Movie Legend.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Jun/15
Very sorry to hear it his passing. A huge talent
184.3cm (Night) said on 12/Jun/15
RIP another true legend passes :(
Arch Stanton said on 12/Jun/15
My thoughts exactly like Sam. We've lost one of British cinema's greatest treasures!
OneNamePlease said on 12/Jun/15
Peak 195 cm, rest in peace Great actor
Modeus said on 11/Jun/15
read he was a direct descendant of charlemagne who has been listed between 184 and 192 cm who lived during the 8th century, that must have been extremely tall for this time like equivalent to a 6 ft 10 guy nowadays
172.4cm guy said on 11/Jun/15
RIP, to a talented, elegant, and professional actor. He leaves behind a great work of art. I will miss hearing his voicework too; such a commanding voice! Godspeed.
James B said on 11/Jun/15
RIP tall man
Sam said on 11/Jun/15
RIP, what an amazing career and an amazing life and he possessed a great, irreplaceable screen presence.
MJKoP said on 11/Jun/15
RIP, great actor.
Amaze said on 11/Jun/15
RIP. You will be missed. Good actor
Very tall!
6:4.5 194cm
Edgar_Hernández said on 2/Jun/15
Click Here
with Christopher Lee
Edgar_Hernández said on 2/Jun/15
Click Here
with solid 6f 4 vincent price: Christopher has the higher shoulder wich makes him look taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Mar/15
"Peak height was 6ft 4¾in (195cm)"
MrTBlack said on 7/Dec/14
6'4.5" seems like an golden height to me. Your 1/2" above the growth chart but your not quite "freakishly tall". Anyway yeah. I will say this many times, the general rule is if your a half inch above your height you omit the half inch example, say your 5'10.5" your suppose to write down 5'10" on any ID card unless your 5'10 3/4 then you say your 5'11".
draculas bride said on 3/Nov/14
I have loved him since I was at school I used to be scared if him, now I want him to come to me and bite my neck so I can be his eternally
Judd said on 3/Nov/14
I think he's today 6'2-2.5" and was at peak 6'4-4.5"!
Sam said on 22/Oct/14
How about an update to credits: "British actor best known for roles in films such as The Curse of Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Oblong Box, The Devil Rides Out, The Wicker Man, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Three Musketeers and film franchise such as the Dracula films by Hammer Studios, The Lord of the Rings, and the Star Wars prequels"?
[Editor Rob: yeah those extra few are worth mentioning.]
Arch Stanton said on 21/Oct/14
Arch Stanton says on 8/Oct/14
@Rob, when did the downgrade come and what convinced you on it? I think you're right though as I've been saying for some time, I've seen a lot of his films and mostly I struggle to see a 196 6'5", he could look a flat 6'4" in some films actually, 6'4.5" for me is spot on. He could look a full 6'5" next to Roger Moore and Edward Woodward though. 195cm also possible but I've long though 196 a bit high.
[Editor Rob: quite a few months ago, I think if he came up with the 6ft 4 and a half it seems a good shout for him.]

@Rob. Did he claim 6'4.5 after all then? Where/when was that? I always knew he was undercutting himself with a flat 6'4" but I wasn't too sure on a 196cm barefoot, at least after the morning. He was measured at 6'4.5 (194cm) by Guinness too I think, in fact I remember reading that in a Guinness book in the very bookstore I saw Woody Allen in NYC about 15 years back!!
[Editor Rob: while ago someone was certain he did claim it]
Arch Stanton said on 8/Oct/14
He did look 3.5 inches taller than Roger Moore granted, but honestly I must have seen at least 20 of his films and in most of them he seemed 6'4" range.
Arch Stanton said on 8/Oct/14
You got a picture of him from Dracula era or something too?
Arch Stanton said on 8/Oct/14
I think he'd have definitely cleared the 6'5" mark out of bed though.
Arch Stanton said on 8/Oct/14
@Rob, when did the downgrade come and what convinced you on it? I think you're right though as I've been saying for some time, I've seen a lot of his films and mostly I struggle to see a 196 6'5", he could look a flat 6'4" in some films actually, 6'4.5" for me is spot on. He could look a full 6'5" next to Roger Moore and Edward Woodward though. 195cm also possible but I've long though 196 a bit high.
[Editor Rob: quite a few months ago, I think if he came up with the 6ft 4 and a half it seems a good shout for him.]
k mart said on 7/Oct/14
Greg Is Right. Its Hard To Tell A Half Inch Difference In Height. In My Honest Opinion I Believe Christopher Lee Out Of Bed Was A Strong 6'5'' And A Strong 6'4.5'' at Night. Shoes Have A Half Inch Heel So. Lose 1/2 an Inch At Night. Shoes Make Up The Height Lost. Impossible To Tell The Difference :)
Greg said on 9/Sep/14
Not going to quibble about being 6'4.5" or 6'5" (I can't tell the difference between those two) but I think he was 6'5" when younger and looked it. Dude was very tall. He would sometimes say 6'4" in interviews because probably it didn't look good for an actor to appear be crazy tall (didn't Rock Hudson do the same thing?). Looked a good three or four inches taller than Roger Moore in "Man with the Golden Gun", and Moore had to have been at least 6'1" then.
James said on 19/Jul/14
The guy is 92 so obviously he's lost some height.
vmjmurphy said on 11/Jul/14
Here is the link to the interview again - Rob's link is broken. "Lee isn’t as tall as he once was, having, he thinks, lost about an inch from his full height of 6ft 5in, but he doesn’t stoop." Click Here
Magnusver said on 28/Apr/14
He once said that in old his age he had lost an inch and was now 6'4
avi said on 11/Apr/14
@Lorne
Probably 6'4.5 then said either 6'5 or 6'4 depending.
Sam said on 8/Apr/14
I'd bet there would no height difference between Joe Manganiello and Christopher Lee when he was at his peak.
Lorne said on 5/Apr/14
Click Here
Rob, scroll down a few paragraphs into that article. The interviewer claims that Crhis Lee said he thinks he has lost an inch from his peak height of 6ft5, but the direct quote isn't there. But then I have seen him claim 6'4 a few times as well. But, this is two articles claiming he said 6ft5 peak, and that he's lost height. Both (relatively) recent interviews, so he must be saying he's lost height. But did he say 6'5? I wish I could find a direct quote...
[Editor Rob: he could have just said I've lost an inch and not said 'I was 6ft 5', it's hard to tell from the interview.]
Lorne said on 5/Apr/14
I'd give him 195, he was taller than legit 6'4 Vincent Price. He look 6'5, but claimed 6'4, so 194-195 range. Certainly no less than this, it is clear he rounds down. I rean an article, he said he had lost height, and was 6'5, but was now only 6'3. But, it didn't have a direct quote. Wish we could find one...
avi said on 5/Apr/14
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover
Well yeah a strong 6'4 maybe...but if Moore was 6'1 flat or really 6'0.75 then Lee can't be much over. I think 6'4.5 most but 6'4.25. Now he's in 6'2 area
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/14
I think 195cm peak is a fairer estimate, if not the full 6ft5.
A flat 6ft4 is too low for him. He was definitely playing it down a bit like most really tall actors.

I agree that recently he's looking 6ft2.5-6ft3 tops.
avi said on 5/Dec/13
@Arch Stanton says on 7/Nov/13
Very good movie but Woodward at 5'9 makes Lee seem a strong 6'4 so I'd say 6'4.5 is fair now weak 6'2.5. And yeah 3.25 on Moore I think no "Moore" than that!
Arch Stanton said on 7/Nov/13
Anybody have any idea who the massive bearded guy was in the Wicker Man who carries Woodward? He looked surely 6 ft 8 as he looked noticeably bigger than even Christopher Lee.
Arch Stanton said on 7/Nov/13
Mmm maybe. Looking at him proportionally he does look more 6'5" than 6'4" seeing him walking through the garden with Woodward.
Arch Stanton said on 7/Nov/13
LOL Christopher Lee looks like Sacha Baron's Bruno in the Wicker Man!!
Arch Stanton said on 7/Nov/13
Watching The Wicker Man now, really good film, great folk music like soundtrack and an endearing Scottish location. Rural Scotland is soooo beautiful. The look of the film reminds me a bit of Ryan's Daughter, although that was set in Ireland. And Britt Ekland and Ingrid Pitt in the same film is certainly a treat for the eyes! No way does Lee look 7 inches taller though. Woodward is level with the crook in Lee's nose, that's more 6 inches.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Oct/13
If you watch Dracula from 1958 for instance he looks more 6'4" than 6'5" IMO as he did in a lot of films. I think he could have been 196 morning height but it's difficult to see him that high all day. I still think he was more a strong 6'4" guy rather than a solid 6'5" guy. The Vincent Price thing is baffling me though because I thought having seen their separate films that they similar range. It's easy to get carried away with him because he was skinny. I mean somebody like James Cromwell to me looks a good 2 inches taller on screen than Lee ever did. Whatever he was he remains a towering legend, and it was great to see Johnny Depp's fitting tribute to him.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Oct/13
Photos like Click Here are crazy. He looks 6'6" range there and Vincent Price strangely looks 189-90! I've seen enough of Price's films to know that he looked a proper 6'4" guy at peak but I haven't seen too many of his post 60s films.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Oct/13
Rob what would you think a reasonable out of bed measurement could have been for his peak, 197 cm? I can see near 6'5.5" out of bed and 6'5" morning but I have a job believing he was a strong 6'5" guy and I see him as more a weak one who'd have been between 6'4" and 6'5" at some point in the day. When you see him next to guys like Moore, Cushing and Price he really did look a full 6'5" but sometimes if stood alone especially he could seem shorter than that.When you saw him in 2006 he was mid 80s so if you saw him at 189-90 I think on average that would be, what, a loss of 6-7 cm, from peak? It seems to add up to a peak of 6'5" doesn't it.
[Editor Rob: he could have been between 6ft 4 and 5 and simply went with 6ft 4 when saying his height...]
Arch Stanton said on 20/Oct/13
Vincent Price was a proper 6'4" guy yeah, not buying anything under peak. Always looked it consistently. Lee could often not seem as high as 6'5" in the Dracula films, especially the 1958 original, but if you see him next to Cushing in particular you can see he was nearer 6'5" than 6'4". I think he might have measured 196cm barefoot in the morning peak but I see him more as a weak 6'5", sort of like Joe Manganiello/Darius Danesh.
Spaniard68 said on 6/Oct/13
Your comment makes a lotta sense to me, thank you Mr.Sam
Mark said on 5/Oct/13
Lee, to me and based on The Man with The Golden Gun movie and photos there-of, could just about see over the top of Moore's head. That's almost 5 inches. Moore was either shorter than 6'2 or 6'1, or Lee was "at least" 6'4, plus a few fractions.
Sam said on 3/Oct/13
The answer IMO, Spaniard68, is that Christopher Lee, while in the 6'4"+ range was seemingly more like 6'4.75" than an even 6'4". Factor in that the Price was 11 years older and I believe less physically fit than Lee. Price could have lost a solid inch somewhere in middle age. That might result in the younger, better-postured Lee looking around 2 inches taller.
Spaniard68 said on 30/Sep/13
If Lee was 6'4"in his prime then how tall was Mr. Price? In the picture with Cushing,Carradine, and Vincent Price, Lee is taller than Price by 2 inches, maybe he has floor advantage.I quite agree with Mr.Stanton that Lee looks 5in.taller than Peter Cushing.When I was a child I remember reading in magazines Chris Lee was( 1,95m)...6'4,75"...Something doesn´t seem to add up in the pictures with Price...Price was for sure 6'4"...Sometimes Lee looks taller than him by 2 or more inches....floor unevenness? Was he a solid 6'5"?...If your shoulder line is high you can look taller than you really are.This height issue is very curious, ain´t it? anyways, Lee looked impressive in his movies.The starting point of being tall is 5'11" in Spain, the average height for a man is 5'10" So I think anything beyond 6'3" Is super tall.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Sep/13
Roger Moore did look near 6'2" in The Last Time I Saw Paris.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Sep/13
A case for 6'4.5" peak could be made, I mean in a lot of films he didn't quite look as high at 196cm, but I think he was nearer 6'5" than 6'4" anyway and he was one of those actors who dislike being too tall and downgrade. ..
Arch Stanton said on 10/Sep/13
Maio says on 6/Sep/13
Christopher Lee was never a full 6 ft 5 in. I think he was close to 6 ft 4 in/193 cm, maybe 6 ft 4.25 but no more. He wasn't more than 3 in taller than Roger Moore who for sure wasn't 6 ft 2, but probably 6 ft 1.25 in at most, so Lee was in the 193-194 cm range.

Yes he was. He was between 3 and 4 inches taller than Moore, I asked Rob once and he agreed. Roger Moore was 6'1.5" peak.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Sep/13
Rob do you think Lee, Sterling Hayden and Rock Hudson being 6'5" in their generation (average 5'7") would be equivalent to a 6'7"-6'8" guy today? Strangely although average was near 5'7" then Hollywood had high number of 6'3" r 6'4" didn't it? Nearly every classic film I see there's a 6'1 or 6'3" guy in it.
[Editor Rob: maybe like 6ft 6-6.5 today ]
Sam said on 9/Sep/13
At peak, I think he was probably very similar in height to Tim Robbins, Alexander Skarsgard, Randy Quaid. I think he's convincingly over 6'4" but not by a whole lot.
Lorne said on 14/Aug/13
@avi has a point, Rob. The guy has said a thousand times he was 6ft4, so what gives? I've heard him referred to as "the 6ft5 Dracula, but TCM also said 6'4. I just don't know, I guess if he manages 6'2.5-6'3 he was 6'5, a guy his age and size would have easily lost 5-6 cm at age 80, but man, he h. e empathetic about being 6ft4. Though again, maybe being British, he measured 194-195cm and ignored the fraction?
Brian said on 13/Aug/13
'In Man with the Golden Gun'
Moore was not above 185-186 cm / 6'1-6'1.25 in 1974, actually he was already 47 years old and maybe shrunk 1 cm since his youth.
I think Lee was 195 cm / 6'4.75 at his peak and he was there 52 years old, so i think he shrunk 1 cm too and so he was 194 cm at this time.
So it is most likely that in their youth Lee was 195 cm / 6'4.75.
Moore was 6'1.25-6'1.5 in his peak i think.
Now there both 85+ and may shrunk at least 1 inch.
avi said on 12/Aug/13
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 11/Aug/13
i htink 6'1.75 is too high for Moore. he claimed 6'1 he was maybe 6'1.25 or 6'1.5 nowadays maybe 6'0.5. assuming Moore IS 6'1.5 than Lee was 6'4.5 so you'd be right. truthfully it was probably Moore at 6'1.25 and Lee at 6'4.25 solid 3 inches. Moore was told to walk up straight since his early acting days he walked like a 5'10 or 5'11 man and was yelled at and ever since he walked at his full strong 6'1. Lee seemed to have decent posture but he may have dropped a bit making him look 6'4 as opposed to a weak 6'5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/13
In 1974
Christopher Lee 6ft4.5-6ft4.75
Roger Moore 6ft1.5-6ft1.75
avi said on 2/Aug/13
@Ian C. says on 2/Aug/13

Your question is simple. He reported his height in 1 inch shoes OR is 6'4 and change and rounds down. I'm 6'0 flat and say 5'11.5 or almost 6'0. This isn't surprising as 6'5 is not exactly a very distinguished height unless your career is basketball or other sports or specific things that may have a need for being so massive.
Ian C. said on 2/Aug/13
Lee stated emphatically that he was six foot four on the first page of his autobiography (Tall Dark and Gruesome). I wouldn't presume to doubt the analyses of the experts on this site, but why would he round his height down when he was so eager to brag about it? In fact, why would anyone lie about his height by an inch, unless it was to bring it in line with some magic benchmark like six feet?
Lorne said on 1/Aug/13
This guy really could look a legit 6'5. I always though his 6'4 claim was a downgrade, he was taller than Vincent price, a legit 6'4 guy, so no less than a solid 194cm. And really looks more 6'5 range than 6'4.5. But why claim 6'4? Is it possible he was rounding down? Maybe me measured 195cm and just went with 6'4, cause he thought 6'5 was too much. Remember someone his size COULD lose 4cm from morning to night. He could have woke up a full 6'6, and 6ft4.75 night. If he really did range from 6'4.75 to 6'6 then 6'5 is fair. But then he always could have just thought 6'4, but it seems likely he was rounding down( like Lee Pace rounding down 6ft3.5-6ft3.75 to 6'3 flat.
avi said on 1/Aug/13
He had solid 3 inches on 6'1 roger Moore he never towered him. He is 6'4 never was 6'5 but he isn't far from it. He can appear taller than 6'4 because he's lanky. Not sure why people are carrying on saying he's 6'5. In 1974 he'd lose no height he was 50 only. He didn't lose much til 80...peter Cushing seems 5'11 which would put Lee at 6'4. I'm sure Lee was a strong 6'4 and 6'5 and change in shoes. Its even possible Lee reported his 6'5 claim in shoes.

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