How tall is David Tennant

David Tennant's Height

6ft 0.75in (184.8 cm)

Scottish Actor best known for playing The Tenth Doctor in long-running BBC tv series Doctor Who. He also appeared in Broadchurch/Gracepoint, Jessica Jones (as Kilgrave) and films like Fright Night, What We Did On Our Holiday and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He says he's 6ft 1. I had about 1/3rd inch more thicker sneaker than him at this London Film Con in 2011.

How tall is David Tennant
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Average Guess (72 Votes)
6ft 0.74in (184.8cm)
Alex said on 19/Oct/17
He does look really tall in Broadchurch which is a great show ( nearly finished season 1) . Rob as a Scotsman what do you think of BREXIT? I know the majority of the Scottish people voted to stay in the EU, do you think Scotland will leave UK and join EU in the next few years. Also I might be going to the Royal Conservatoire of Dramatic art and was wondering what the living costs are as I believe that you live in Glasgow? This is coming from An South AFICAN with a British Passport. Thanks
Rory said on 12/Oct/17
Hiddlestone actually looks a proper 6ft2 with Tennant, looks at least 1 inch taller perhaps more.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Oct/17
I think Eccleston could be a strong 6ft but Tennant would probably be slightly taller. There aren't any photos of them together. David does look over 1in taller than Matt Smith in photos. So near 6ft1 is fine
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 7/Oct/17
He looks really tall here.

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Perfect, perfect, perfect listing!
Anonymous said on 5/Oct/17
who is taller Christopher Eccleston or David Tennant?
Editor Rob: I believe Tennant typically looks comfortably over six foot, Eccleston I can't see him as tall as David.
Slim said on 26/Sep/17
Hats off to David as most men his height in Hollywood would inflate it to 6'2" or 6'3".
Slim said on 23/Sep/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/17
Slim, I think that would make him more of a solid 6ft1 which he doesn't really look that often.
Fare enough, I'm not too good at guessing shrinkage throughout the day.

During the pm hours of the day I predict tenant is 184.88 cm(6'0.75")
Mark(5'9.5") said on 22/Sep/17
Let's also keep in mind that Tennant had a back disk removed before Rob met him.

So, he would have been likely a full 6'1"
Rory said on 21/Sep/17
I'd say he'd be 187cm exactly out of bed, and then shrinks to 184.5-185cm at his low. Never dips below that 184.5 mark. I can't see him ever really falling to 184, he looks a guy whose close enough to 6ft1.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/17
Slim, I think that would make him more of a solid 6ft1 which he doesn't really look that often.
sumdude said on 19/Sep/17
186.5cm out of bed. 184.7cm 7 hours into his day, I personally consider "7 hours into a day" a man or womans true height. Probably drops 1.5-2cm at the most throughout the day considering what he does for a living. Doubt he drops 2-3cm.. considering his work and physique.
Mark(5'9.5") said on 18/Sep/17
Rob, I just discovered that my first cousin once removed was 6'0.75" like David Tennanf 'in his 70s.' If that would be the case, is there a chance that he could have been a full 6'1" going by shrinkage?
Slim said on 18/Sep/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/17
Out of bed: 6ft1½(186.7cm)
Before bed: 6ft0¾(184.8cm)
I reckon he'd clear 6'1.75" out of bed tbh then shrink to 0.75" at nighttime.
Slim said on 15/Sep/17
Robs listing is spot on guys!!!!
He's 184 cms above and he has a 8mm shoe advantage omg I'm getting good at this. 😉

Once again, a great height for a man, but still not as formidable as the full 6'1".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/17
Out of bed: 6ft1½(186.7cm)
Before bed: 6ft0¾(184.8cm)
Anonymous said on 11/Sep/17
186.5-7 cm in the morning.
184.5-7 cm in the night.
Mateyboy said on 8/Sep/17
I think it is safe to say him as 6"1 he is taller than most other 6"1/2-3/4 won't you say Rob?
Mark(5'9.5 said on 28/Aug/17
Rob, would you say 'David Tennant' is the most legit 6'0.75" person you've met in person?
Editor Rob: I think he has a good chance of measuring near it...I don't think he's really far off his claim, taller than 6ft men for sure.
Slim 182 cm said on 14/Aug/17
Try 6'1 out of bed. Guys he doesn't look a real 6'1 like Costner.
Mark(5'9.5") said on 7/Aug/17
I would say 187 flat out of bed.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jul/17
186.6cm out of bed
Mark(5'9.5 said on 22/Jul/17
Nothing under 184 cm. He actually could have been a full 6'1".
Slim 182 cm said on 21/Jul/17
Final guess, 6'0.5
Sarah said on 19/Jul/17
Almost 6'1
even said on 18/Jul/17
hes 6 feet tall flat out
Capheus said on 17/Jul/17
In his pictures with Tom Hiddleston and Mark Gatiss, well.. he looks like a legit 6'075"
Jake said on 10/Jul/17
Rob, I have a question! If someone was to measure at exactly 6ft barefoot, what do you think their eye level would be on average?
Editor Rob: Jake, you'd expect it to be within the 5ft 7.25-7.5. If 7.75 they'd have a small (high) eyelevel and if only 5ft 7, a large (low) eyelevel.

I think David doesn't have a big eyelevel, more average.
Valhalla said on 14/Jun/17
If he's 6'1 why is his eye level 170.5-71 cm? Wouldn't he be under 6'1 like 184 cm?
Editor Rob: in the photo itself it would be roughly that range...but if he was measured barefoot at 6ft 0.75 say, then his eyelevel should be near to 173
Slim 181 cm said on 9/Jun/17
Never watched dr who but I've seen him in Jessica jones and he's a fu***ng amazing actor.
- 185 cm
S.J.H said on 9/Jun/17
I think David Tennant is more like 6'0.25-0.5 just doesn't look near 4' taller than 5'9 John Simm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/17
Amazed that Purcell and Miller are shorter than this guy
Mark(5'9.25 said on 25/May/17
Rob, he looks taller than Wentworth miller.
Editor Rob: he will measure taller than wentworth.
Sandy Cowell said on 3/May/17
I recently saw David in the remake of 'Fright Night', starring as a swearing, burping somewhat intellectual fellow, and as I'd never heard him sound like that, act like that or look so scruffy, it took a few minutes before I realised who it actually was!
Part of the reason that I was able to suss who it was was, of course, his tallness! There was nothing else that gave it away but, hang on a minute.....his face was a bit of a giveaway!
From the film and from Dr Who, I'd have thought him to be 6ft1, but in the above picture, I reckon he passes for just under 6ft! I'll settle for what I've seen on the telly though - he gets 6ft0.75!
Namor said on 28/Apr/17
184.5 cm or probably over that
Gladstone Screwer said on 20/Apr/17
Top actor is David. Rob, when I first saw him, in Dr Who, I never dreamed he was a Scotsman ! I bet you could tell though !
Rory said on 10/Apr/17
I wouldn't say he had a narrow frame. Skinny yes, not narrow. I do wonder if David was actually a legit 6ft 1 prior to 2008. Rob met him in 2011 and he looked 6'0.75 but he had back surgery in 2008 for a "prolapsed disc", I've no idea if that would result in height loss at all but it would be interesting to know if he had actually lost a fraction by the time Rob met him.
Steve said on 30/Mar/17
Looks no taller than 6ft0.5 to me (more like 6ft0.25). I think his skinny, narrow frame makes him look taller than he really is but I'd put him closer to 6ft than 6ft1.
Click Here can't see an inch difference between him and 5'11.75 Benedict Cumberbatch here for example... Top left picture they look roughly the same height, Cumberbatch standing with slightly better posture maybe but still can't see Tennant being much of 6ft.
Mark(5'9.25") said on 28/Feb/17
He could be a full 185 at times if he was standing normal and had equal footwear. I would rule out 184 flat.
Importer said on 28/Jan/17
185cm is fair after watching Marvel's Jessica Jones. No more than 2inch shorter than Mike Colter, he wasn't dwarfed by him so yeah.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jan/17
More likely a weak 6ft1 than a strong 6ft.
Editor Rob: yeah I wouldn't put him 6ft 0.25-0.5 range, he is taller than that.
Rory said on 26/Jan/17
Rob, What range do you think Tennant would measure last thing at his low 184-184.5 or 184.5-185 ?
Editor Rob: Rory, I think he'd still clear 184 mark at his lowest, 184.5 absolute minimum.
Victor Surratt said on 23/Jan/17
He could be a weak 1.85 but he have a bad posture.
Headman said on 12/Jan/17
I have a friend with remarkably similar head proportions as David Tennant, what is David's head size, Rob?
Editor Rob: Headman, I wouldn't have said that much more than 9 inches, like 9-9.2 range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Dec/16
He looks a good 1in shorter (if not more) than Mark Gatiss does...but that might just be bad posture?
Editor Rob: there is a footwear swing, I have more than David, Mark has more than me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Dec/16
Cavill has much better posture than Tennant
Mark(5'9.25 said on 22/Nov/16

Rob, could Cavill be similar to this guy if they got measured in person?
Editor Rob: certainly Mark, they'd fall within a 1/4 inch...whether both very close I'm not so sure, I still feel Tennant can pull off almost 6ft 1 far more than Cavill can.
slurkapfson said on 19/Nov/16
hmmm, looks 184
Leonardo 1.73m said on 3/Nov/16
Looks 6'0.25 here, i can buy 6'0.5 for him.
Roger Pack: You aren't my son.
Alexandra Stevens said on 20/Oct/16
A shade over 6 feet but not 6-1. He's extremely thin, in person looks almost frail until he moves. All that nervous energy changes the impression.
S.J.H said on 16/Oct/16
He look 6'0 with john simm and he look here at 5'11.5 with 0.3 less shoe like rob say. So he is close to 6'0 and 6'1 with dress shoe
Gonzalo said on 13/Oct/16
In What we did in our holiday he looked 1`85. He was clearly taller than Rosamund Pike, who is a tall woman. The film is excellent, by the way; worth to watch
travis said on 4/Oct/16
naw he 6 even he not that much taller then u rob
Aza said on 1/Oct/16
He looks 6'1 in the photo with Rob.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Sep/16
So, Rob what would you do if the average guess for Stallone's peak ends up being close to 5ft11?
Editor Rob: I'd be very surprised if it did creep up that high.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/16
Rob, do the votes for that average guest thing overtime determine if a celeb gets upgraded/downgraded?

I think overall 184/185cm is closer for him than 183/184cm
Editor Rob: it can give visitors an idea of what the general opinion on a height might be. Obviously it will take time to form that opinion.

It could help me identify listings that are further from the general opinion and see if I agree with the general guess.
Sam said on 29/Sep/16
Yeah 184cm-185cm with less sneaker.
S.J.H said on 20/Sep/16
6'0 max and he didn't look 4" taller than 5'9 john simm. 8cm between the duo. David tennant is 6'0
the smart one said on 9/Sep/16
i've met david tennant in person. i am around 5 feet and 11 inches tall with 0.5 inch shoes (5'10.5 barefoot) and he seemed to be almost my size with slightly bent posture. i think he is just about 6 feet tall.
Roger said on 6/Aug/16
184 in this pic taking into account footwear.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jul/16
Rob, how likely is 6ft flat?

I think with a hunch he can appear that at times.
Editor Rob: I am sure he clears six foot, how much is the question.
Alex said on 27/Jun/16
He's more like 184 we can say a weak 185 cm
Johno said on 25/May/16
Would average around 6'0.25 i believe.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/May/16
186.5-187cm straight out of bed. 188cm would make him a strong 6ft1 guy
mrtguy said on 30/Apr/16
Rob, how tall do you think he can wake up from bed 6'2''??
Editor Rob: I think a bit under a full 6ft 2 out of bed
BT said on 5/Apr/16
6'0.5 looks a good shout, wouldn't argue he is a legit 6'1.
S.J.H said on 28/Mar/16
Atually david tennant look around 0.75 lower than the 6'0.5 boy measured by rob and tennant had shorter head and hair advantage. I bet he just claim an inch at 6'1 which he was 6'0 as rob say he had big fraction less footwear. the only way he could be 6'1 only out of bed in the morning and trust me 6'1 guy eye level reach rob head and rob hit an inch over tennant eye
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Mar/16
6ft0½ at night, maybe. I still think he can be a guy pushing 6ft1 rather than just over 6ft
Gary said on 5/Mar/16
Rob, wtf are you kidding me?
Look at the measurements you made on top, that's clearly not 6ft 3/4that's like less than 6ft 1/4.
I would say from this pic, that's about 6 ft 1/8 and that's the lowest I can go for him, according to this picture.
Editor Rob: remember he also had less sneaker than me
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/16
He's gotta be near 6ft1.
Andrea said on 27/Feb/16
Rob, are you sure he'd measure near 185? He looks around 6' with you, considering he has got less footwear... He also doesn't look much different than Joseph, who himself looks 6' range...
Do you think he'd beat both Alex and the 184 young guy if he got measured?
Editor Rob: I think he did look over six foot, 6ft 0.5 is debatable.
Rory said on 25/Feb/16
Based on that pic i certainly wouldn't say he was taller than Milson..they look the same but baring in mind Davids nearer the camera id bet Milson would edge him based purely on the picture.
Editor Rob said on 25/Feb/16
I saw a photo of Tennant with another guy who I met who, Joseph Millson:
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Johno said on 24/Feb/16
Technically, if we were to take the scale and the conditions as they are, Tennant would not even reach the 6'0 mark even accounting for the footwear disadvantage.

slothee said on 21/Feb/16
Johno said on 17/Feb/16
Standing not taller then 6'0 there.
Jim said on 18/Jan/16
His official CV on (which only casting directors can access) lists his weight as 160lbs.
Patrick 5foot9 said on 16/Jan/16
To me, the difference is modest. I would call you small next to him. But how you feel next to him, rob?
Editor Rob: the same as standing next to anybody, I'm guessing a height and noticing he is over six foot but not looking 6ft 1 that moment.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jan/16
He might get close to 6ft0½ after a long day but no less. So a weak 6ft1 is spot on and he probably scrapes 6ft1½ out of bed.
TJE said on 20/Dec/15
IMO, B-C range.
CD said on 11/Dec/15
The thing is if you went by the photo alone, you'd say D but from what Rob has said A-B seems more likely.
Rory said on 9/Dec/15
The truth probably lies between A and B..186.7 ish out of bed and 184.7 ish at dusk, a typical weak 6'1 guy.
CD said on 8/Dec/15
Rob, from all you've said, which is best guess for Tennant's morning/evening in your opinion?

A) 187cm / 185cm
B) 186.5cm / 184.5cm
C) 186cm / 184cm
D) 185.5cm / 183.5cm
Editor Rob: B is a possibility, A is probably the more positive listing I feel.
Crane said on 7/Dec/15
Around 6' - 6' 1/2 tall and a respectful Scots actor!
Lonestar said on 5/Dec/15
Look like 182cm with rob. He probably just a 6 footer
Rory said on 11/Nov/15
I saw a trailer for an upcoming Jonathan ross show, Tennant, C.Ronaldo and Ross are stood together and Tenannt looks to edge both of them out, although Ronaldos standing a bit further back..but Tennant looks about 187cm on it.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Oct/15
170lbs max maybe but yeah he's very slim for 185cm
Rory said on 19/Oct/15
Rob, what would you guess his weight as ?
[Editor Rob: he is quite a trim guy, I would be surprised if he was much over 160-5 pounds range.]
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 27/Sep/15
Rob of this guys (Reardon,Hoult,Callum ) and Tennant,who you think is more 6ft 1(185) You have said that they are very simillar
[Editor Rob: reardon and hoult I'd say were typical 6ft 1 men up close, but then footwear wasn't a fraction less like Tennant has.]
Rory said on 9/Sep/15
Rob, if someone like you say woke up 0.5inches taller than another person but both ended the day the same height, would that have any baring or would you consider them the same height ?
[Editor Rob: I think by lunch-afternoon they'd be very close, a lot of the height is lost that first few hours, so I'd say they were same height really.

Only maybe if you see them at 9am in the morning might you be able to tell them apart by the small fraction that they'll be apart.]
Rory said on 7/Sep/15
Rob, wouldn't 6'2 out of bed be more befitting of a 6'1.25 or even near 6'1.5 range guy rather than a flat 6'1 person ?
[Editor Rob: there is a bit more chance of shrinking an inch the greater above average you are. But, there is some variation, one guy could shrink 0.6, another 1.1, they could wake up nearly 0.5 inches apart and end the day the same height...but that's maybe the upper and lower ends, normally 0.7-0.9 is quite a common range.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Aug/15
Easily 186-187cm range out of bed.

Rob, how tall would a legit 6ft1 guy be out of bed?
[Editor Rob: 6ft 1.75-2 range would be a common range, then on average they probably hit 6ft 1 or a tad under at worst.]
Tarinator said on 10/Aug/15
He looks a full 6'1 to me.
Triplescrew said on 3/Aug/15
I'm bored so here are some Matt Smith/David Tennant height comparison photos.

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Here's one where both are with Jenna Coleman...

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Clearly, Matt appears taller than other folks measured at 5'11" next to Jenna and David looks over 6'0".

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Rob, ever ask yourself if people would think of Matt as being taller if his first companion wasn't so tall? Back when I was a Who Noob I thought Matt was around 5'8" because I assumed Amelia Pond was around 5'6"...
Triplescrew said on 22/Jul/15
I've always been confused as to why Height Challenge 2 dude looks so much taller than David. Splicing together the photos in photoshop, it looks like he had a good inch and a half at least on David, putting him at 5'11.75". Then given your shoe advantage that gives Tennant 6'0".

But it must be the photo because he looks a full 6'1" in everything I see him in.
Rory said on 21/Jul/15
Rob, Would you say 186.5cm straight out of bed, or slightly over it ?
[Editor Rob: he could be near 187 out of bed, I'd be surprised if not close to it.]
dee said on 5/Jun/15
i met david only few month ago we were both wearing converse and im 186 cm and we were identical height.
Gonzalo said on 25/May/15
Looks around 1`85 in that pic. He needs a shower
randomdude said on 16/May/15
looks about 6'1 to me
Joel12 said on 26/Apr/15
looks solid 6ft to me...but with rob's shoes advantage+bad posture by david i can see him as 185cm guy close to 6ft1
delvin said on 23/Apr/15
He looks 183.5 cm
Crim said on 31/Mar/15
He's definitely no shorter than 6ft. I can see how he could be placed higher though. I'm 5'10" but most people think I'm 6ft because they never see me without boots on at work or wherever lol.
JPDB said on 6/Mar/15
after seeing him on parkinson (who he looked shorter than) i was under the impression he was no more than 5'10".
dan said on 14/Feb/15
Looks taller than that in that picture in comparison to Rob
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/15
Rob between Karl Urban and Tennant, who left you with a taller impression?
[Editor Rob: Tennant I think had a taller impression.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jan/15
185cm is fair. Unlike many who claim 6ft1 he generally looks it
Tan le said on 19/Dec/14
6 feet and a half an inch
cole said on 5/Dec/14
6'0.75 could be better. I'd bet closer to 185 than 184.
Mind adding 'Broadchurch', Rob? Very good series and David was outstanding.
Andrea said on 4/Dec/14
Rob, without considering his shoes, did he look taller than alex in person? He doesnt look over 6'0.5 to me...
[Editor Rob: my thought was he looked about 184, given a bit less footwear then nearer 185 I thought would be ok. He's a potential 184 range though, I wouldn't rule that out.]
anon said on 20/Nov/14
does he really look 6 1" here? i see a 4 inch difference max.
Judd said on 14/Nov/14
another guy who, in the picture, for sure doesn't seems a 6'1" guy...
here he looks not taller than 6'0" also with his shoes disadvantage, but picture doesn't mean always the truth, so maybe alive he's taller...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Nov/14
Rob, is 187cm out of bed possible?
[Editor Rob: yes it might be possible he is around that, but also there is a chance he could dip a little shy of the 6ft 1 mark aswell.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/14
Rob, did he appear taller than Matt Smith?
[Editor Rob: yes definitely taller than Matt]
Alex 6'0 said on 27/Oct/14
6'0.5 taking into account Rob's footwear advantage
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/14
In early Dr. Who I thought he could look 186-187cm range. Probably his lanky build gave that impression. Out of bed for definite.
mike said on 16/Oct/14
He'd probably be 186-187 out of bed.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Oct/14
Rob, could 184cm be closer?
[Editor Rob: He can look 6ft 0.5-1 range mostly.]
Sam said on 23/Sep/14
From promos for the new American mystery show he's on with Anna Gunn, he does look 6'1" range, taller than Gunn although I'm guessing she's wearing bigger shoes.
jj from nnj said on 13/Sep/14
I don't understand why people quibble about a delta of 0.5" height verses a celeb's claimed height? Especially since the posture of a person can greatly affect their actual height in a photograph. Just sayin' (not intended as a criticism). In one of my previous jobs, I was tasked to obtain dimensions of various items from photographs. Depending on the angle, lighting and resolution of the digital photos, my (very) educated estimates could vary greatly from their actual dimensions.

I'm (now) 64.5" on a good day in the MORNING, and 65.0" in high school. However at my reunion, several people commented that I must have grown taller during college because I looked much taller that they had remembered. Yes, my posture was that bad :) Another interesting data point, 2 friends said they thought I was around 67" when we got on the subject of exercising and ideal height vs. weight, etc.
Emil 182.5 cm said on 31/Aug/14
6'0.5 seems more likely
James B said on 14/Aug/14
Looks 5'11.5 with rob
Kostas said on 13/Aug/14
But this guy will be easily taller than both of them.
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Kostas said on 9/Aug/14
Do u think that Callum Blue will edge him out?
[Editor Rob: tough to tell, I think they would be quite close, I wouldn't bet on who might be a few mm taller.]
womble said on 16/Jul/14
Looks a lot shorter on Dr.Who
Connor 183cm said on 7/Jun/14
You had 1/3rd inch thicker footwear Rob? well Tennant is probably 184.5-185cm range then but i still dont think he looks the full 6ft 1 next to you though, he seems a weak 6ft 1.
Connor 183cm said on 6/Jun/14
@Alex 6'0 Well Tennant doesn't look 6ft 1 with Rob yeah but i dont think he is 6ft 0.5 either, if he is 6ft 1 then Rob should be eyelevel at his chin and Rob is under his bottom lip thats not a 5 inch difference here he looks more like 4 inches taller than Rob in the pic, in shoes though of course, so Tennant is probably 6ft in shoes and 5ft 11.75 barefeet.
[Editor Rob: remember I do have 1/3rd inch thicker footwear]
Alex 6'0 said on 1/Jun/14
May be nearer 6'0.5
James B said on 26/Apr/14
6'1 seems fair
cole said on 30/Mar/14
Does not look a sloid 6'1 in the photo with Rob. Nearer 6'0.25 - 6'0.5. Could be 6'0.75 factoring in Rob's footwear-advantage.
Betsy said on 20/Mar/14
Not so much a small head but rather a short face; most people's faces seem longer than his. And I agree about the small height difference between him and Cumberbatch, I've already noted it on his (Benedict's) page.
Chris said on 6/Mar/14
What a small head he has
truth said on 23/Feb/14
Only slightly taller (2cm) than Cumberbatch, look it up. I think 184cm max.
Tommy Ace said on 2/Feb/14
Yeah, I'm not seeing a five inch difference there.

More like 6'0.
Hypado said on 31/Jan/14
easy 6ft 1in (185 cm)
Triplescrew said on 24/Jan/14
Watching Day of the Doctor again it's clear Smith and Tennant are no more than an inch and a half apart. But we must also take into account Smith's boots compared to Tennant's converse. And Smith's horrible posture which is part of the 11th doctor's mannerisms.

I'd put Tennant around 6'0.5" at night and Smith a smidge above 5'11" at night. Or in other words the former is a weak 6'1" and the latter is a very weak 6'0".
avi said on 10/Jan/14
@MD says on 1/Nov/13
Nah, David is pretty clearly taller than Matt Smith:

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Tennant is even losing a bit of height do to his placement in the photo, and it still looks like it may be slightly more than an inch difference.

What!!?? Lol. They are close in height in those pics plus David has the advantage In one as he's closer to camera.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/14
Rob, did David have a few drinks?

He looks wasted in that photo.
[Editor Rob: nah, I think it was a remarkably hot day for October...and signing all morning and smiling a few hundred times can take it's toll!]
songo said on 2/Jan/14
Lenad is sexy said on 28/Dec/13
looks more 184cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Dec/13
184cm at his lowest I can buy.
Anon183 said on 24/Nov/13
I think the heights they are listed at makes perfect sense really, when you see them together. Tennant has a small but significant height advantage, I'd put it at about 1.5 inches. Obviously they can often seem around the same height, but that's because a height difference like that really isn't very big especially when you take into account footwear.
Rhonda said on 23/Nov/13
Two inches taller than Matt Smith on 50th anniversary episode. Some angles made him look 3 inches taller.
JonDaMon said on 15/Nov/13
6'0.5 and VERY lanky.
MD said on 1/Nov/13
Nah, David is pretty clearly taller than Matt Smith:

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Tennant is even losing a bit of height do to his placement in the photo, and it still looks like it may be slightly more than an inch difference.
[Editor Rob: when tennant and smith appear in an upcoming 'Day of the Doctor' special I think they will look quite close in height - but Matt will likely have nearly 2cm footwear advantage if they are wearing their usual outfits.]
benjo said on 30/Oct/13
he looks around 6ft and smith id say 6ft
Fergie said on 17/Oct/13
Saw Tennant at the theatre. The crowd were super-close to the stage. Tennant was barefoot in some scenes, and was still taller than the rest of the cast (around 30 of them). A very striking figure and an easy 6'1". Any claims of 5'11" are ridiculous, and 6' is trying to hard to undersell him.
miko said on 14/Oct/13
He certainly is a good look-a-like Rob. Although him at 6'1 range is a bit damaging for a 6'1 Tennant. Personally I do have Tennant at 6'0.5.
miko said on 13/Oct/13
Rob here is a photo you might be very interested in, lots of doctors!

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[Editor Rob: the matt smith lookalike I've seen a few times, he's about 6ft 1 range, he was nearly 2 inches taller than Matt when he got a photo with him at another con - he was in front of me/ fact he got a good back to back with Matt.]
David said on 5/Oct/13
Any claim Tenant is 5'11 is BS. No 5'11 guy has towered Rob like that! Considering Rob's sneaker and looking at his eyeline I'd say Tenant's a weak 6'1.
Rusty said on 19/Sep/13
I see a strong 6 footer here
Len said on 10/Sep/13
I'm not quite seeing 6'1" from the photo. I mean, Rob's leaning in with his head, which shortens him a bit, and it still doesn't look like a 5-inch height difference.

More like 6'0".
Lorne said on 31/Aug/13
Just a fraction under this mark. 6 ft0.75 would be better.
Betsy said on 26/Aug/13
I think he must have lost just a bit of height after his back surgery in late 2008. The interview in which he said he was 6'1" was taken years before that. Now he seems to be in the range of 6'0.5" - 6'0.75", and most photos where he is with other people seem to confirm that.
Lurk said on 8/Aug/13
In the photo he looks nothing more than a flat 6 ft - even considering Rob's slight footwear advantage.
avi said on 26/Jul/13
If you look close Rob is also leaning in to match it. Yes he seems 6'0.5
Brad (181.5) said on 6/Jul/13
I don't know if it's the posture, but I can't see David Tennant as anything more than 6'0.5"? I can't tell for certain, if he was 6'1" his eyes would reach the top of your head, Rob! Then again, he does seem to be leaning forward.
avi said on 2/Jul/13
you can't honestly think there is 5 full inches difference here?? its obvious he is 6'0.5 at best
[Editor Rob: I had about 1/3rd inch thicker sneakers...I don't think if he wasn't 6ft 1 he'd be very near it.]
ken said on 16/Jun/13
There is more than 10 cm between noel clarke and him, if tennant is just 185, then noel clarke is 172-3 at most and not 175 as it is written everywhere
ken said on 13/Jun/13
If you see doctor who, you will see he is a a strong tall guy, eleven doctor is also tall, but i couldn't see anyone taller then him in the episodes, Im sure he is at least 6'1 but i can imagine for him 187 or 188 cm also.
[Editor Rob: he's not over 6ft 1 although being skinny he could probably fool some folk]
Johno said on 10/Jun/13
Note, tennant's eyeline does not seem as a large as rob's. It is most likely 4 inches.
LG69 said on 16/May/13
@richkid123, he's a solid 6'0...maybe a bit more. He's tall but, not "big" as you say.
johno said on 7/May/13
Actually, looking again, it appears tennant is raising his head a little and his forehead seems a bit shorter then robs.

Tennant 5'11.75 - 6'0
Mark said on 30/Mar/13
I would say a strong 6ft/weak 6'1.
Dmeyer said on 17/Mar/13
Top of your head slightly over his eyebrow so 8cm taller than Rob Max plus nearly 1cm footwear =9cm wish makes him 182.2cm 5'11.75 , looks 6'0 in the pic , but i believe Rob
[Editor Rob: he was with Joe Flanigan at one point near the green room and I think flanigan 181-2 range and Tennant 185 range when they were beside each other...]
Josh B said on 6/Mar/13
Rob, there's a shortage of 6'0.75 heights, reckon that would be fairer for David :)
Johno said on 2/Mar/13
About 6'0.25
richkid123 said on 25/Feb/13
doesn't appear that big of a guy
Mathew said on 3/Feb/13
He looks no more than 184 cm here, of course accounting for footware that turns into no more than 185 cm. Weak 6'1".
James said on 2/Feb/13
He defo looks more 6ft with rob
Trent said on 23/Jan/13
I say 6'0.75 considering the sneaker advantage.
Josh said on 18/Jan/13
6'0 the most
Bakura said on 16/Jan/13
@Aragorn- Even though he clearly looks 6'1 in the photo?
[Editor Rob: aragorn can have a fair point...

Almost 6ft 0.5 guy

6ft 1.3 guy

6ft 1.5 guy
Aragorn 5'11 said on 16/Jan/13
6'0 or weak 6'0.5. Never 6'1!!!
1.85 m, 83 kg said on 6/Jan/13

He looked fractionally taller, I don't know what you saw.
LJ said on 6/Jan/13
Looked fractionally smaller than Jonathan Ross on his show last night. If Ross really is 187, then 185 sounds right for Tennant.
Trent said on 26/Dec/12
Somehow I missed the part about Rob's sneaker advantage. In that case I agree with you Larc.
miko said on 24/Dec/12
184 seems closer, maybe more 185 earlier in the day.
Larc-186.7-188.6cm said on 21/Dec/12
He has less sneakers, and he's bending a bit, he can be 6'0.75 or even 6'1.
thorterr said on 20/Dec/12
6ft 1 hands er heads down
Alex 6ft 0 1/8 said on 19/Dec/12
Looks more like 6'0
Trenton said on 14/Dec/12
6'0.5 could be more on the money.
The Exorcist said on 8/Dec/12
I do think he looks 6'1" on screen but he's not looking it in photo above.
dmeyer said on 4/Dec/12
looks 182cm
Arch Stanton said on 29/Nov/12
Good photo, shows he is exactly as listed.
miko said on 29/Nov/12
Great photo Rob, how much posture is he losing here?
[Editor Rob: I don't think much ]
Editor Rob said on 29/Nov/12
I think he's close to his claim, I saw him at this event beside Joe Flanigan and he was a good 3-4cm taller...
UK183cm said on 28/Nov/12
I seem him as more 184cm than 185, and I'm quite confident he is not 186. He is probably something like 186 out of bed, and 184 at night, with 185 at around midday. Just my opinion though
Nick NB said on 30/Sep/12
After having watched 'Doctor Who', 'Hamlet' and 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', I hesitate not in agreeing with the facts which suggest that he is a strong 6'1" (1.86 m).

It is worth noting that as well as being very self-conscious, he has a huge stage presence and this, with his vast array of facial expressions and accents, makes him the versatile actor that he is. How effortlessly he slips into Estuary English from his Natural Scottish is just a sample of his various talents.

He is of course a fantastic actor!
UK182.5cm said on 8/Aug/12
I have seen pictures where Matt Smith is the same height as benedict cumberbatch, and there are good pictures showing Benedict cumberbatch is the same height as david tennant. My current opinion is that Cumberbatch and Tennant are both 184cm and Smith is 183cm.
Michael said on 26/Nov/11
Dear hugewhofan, Davies is 6 ft 6, that's probably why. Haha.
Nick B said on 1/Sep/11
Having watched, 'Doctor Who' and 'Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire', I hesitate not in agreeing with the facts which suggest that he is a strong 6'1", 1.86 m, 186 cm and is a fantastic actor.
hugewhofan said on 2/Jul/11
i can't believe that David Tennant is so tall! He is shorter than Russel T. Davies, which is an even bigger suprise!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jun/11
Hard guy to pin down. Can look anywhere between 6ft-6ft2. Ron is over or under 6ft1 more likely?
[Editor Rob: I think 6ft 1, the height he claims is a fair estimate]
Carol said on 13/Jan/11
to Paddy French
I don't have an evidence but a retired teacher from my school looks really similar with David Tennant and he has grey hair. Perhaps you saw him?! O.o
you can see how he looks like in youtube. type tiffin girls school in the search bar and click on the one with a man with a grey hair
Paddy French said on 27/Nov/10
I agree with 'Chris' about David Tennant standing firmly, minus plinth, in the 186cm camp. I walked past somebody who looked like Tennant yesterday, and the gentleman was topping out at the 1.86m mark. I'm not sure if it was the Scottish actor as his hair was unusually grey, though this could have been a wig, which presumably would have added countless millimetres to the equation. I am six feet five inches tall – honest – and have poor eyesight, though I was wearing my glasses. Both my steep vantage point and the bizarre quality of my refracted vision could account for the strange concavity I observed in Tennant's face. 'Tennant'.

In conclusion, would the gentleman who passed me on Tavistock Square yesterday evening please contact with photographic evidence of the following:
a. his height
b. him being David Tennant

My own 1956mm frame prevents me from visiting the local opticians as they have a low ceiling; proof positive of my recent brush with celebrity would therefore save both time and money. Before anybody replies, I should say that I tried to verify the resemblance by zooming in on a photo of DT I found online, but the closer I got the more his features went out of focus. Needless to say, this result did nothing to boost a sagging confidence in my own faculties of perception.
Ray said on 15/Nov/10
Maybe your taller than you think!!
Richi said on 14/Nov/10
I have something to add to Chris's rather uncompromising post. I met David twice, both times on the set of Doctor Who. Standing next to him, we were both wearing the same shoes (All Star Converse), both standing straight, both times, and he was easily my hiehgt (6'1"), possibly sligtly smaller, but no less that 6'0.5" for sure. If he had been further away I would have guessed taller, maybe 6'3", but up close he really was the same as me. So there you have it. 2 conflicting posts, both with evidence and experience to back them up. Leave it to be public to decide :)
P:S, if you look at David next to the TARDIS in Doctor who, the height of the TARDIS door is about 83 inches, try to figure it out from that if you want, bearing in mind that he may be leaning on the inside of the door and taking into account the size of the TARDIS base and caps...
AD said on 25/Jun/07
Hahaha..yes I agree on both points there Claz, even though I'm english!... definately 6'1" definately the most charismatic presence on the TV at the moment, both 'in character' and in real life on behind the scenes, interviews, documentaries etc.
Claz said on 20/Jun/07
I think he is 6'1 why would he lie about his height. Also david tennant is the best actor in the uk. Mon the scots
6'3'' JK said on 26/May/07
He is not tall as 6'1'', more likely 5'11'' - 6'0'' max
Anonymous said on 28/Apr/07
i absolutely LOVE him
his height and his charismatic personality while acting just makes me completely fall for him
Anonymous said on 14/Apr/07
becky i'm 6ft 1 and my gf is 6ft2 so don't know how you can say that when you are a mere 5ft9.
fetish dude said on 31/Mar/07
well he may be tall but i wouldn't care if he was smaller just so i get to see his sexy feet! cant believe he was barefoot for the entire episode today! omg!
Becky said on 21/Mar/07
As a 5'9" woman, 5'10" for a man certainly does seem very small LOL. Not sure 6'1" is tall enough either - I wouldn't be able to wear heels. Unless of course he did too :-)
MT said on 2/Feb/07
lmao, 5'10" isn't 'very small' btw
Carrie said on 30/Sep/06
LOL When I first saw him on film, I thought he was a very small man - about 5"10. Since I LOVE tall men - I was kinda cool about the whole Dr Who role.... but when I found out he was 6"1 - I almost swooned. LOL
Philip said on 5/Jun/06
6'1'' is about right. Chris Eccleston is 6'2'' without a doubt and eccleston looks taller than Tennant when he stands next Billie Piper.
AJ1983 said on 27/Dec/05
Usually when someone - like David - is very thin, they look taller than they actually are; David is taller than I expected. I had him down at about 5'11"
CelebHeights Editor said on 14/Dec/05
Said about a co-star, "that's why his love rival is Rupert Penry Jones, who's 6ft 2in". Hmm, I'm not sure about Rupert. He done the four feathers with Heath ledger, but for life of me can't remember if he was same size/taller.
CelebHeights Editor said on 8/May/05
Said in Metro: "How tall are you? ....I'm 6ft 1 in"

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