How tall is David Thewlis

David Thewlis Height

6ft 2 ½ (189.2 cm)

English Actor known for roles in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Timeline, Naked, Red 2 and The Zero Theorem. His agency listed him as 6ft 2 and also 6ft 3.

How tall is David Thewlis
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Average Guess (74 Votes)
6ft 2.69in (189.7cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Apr/23
David’s film β€˜Naked’ was excellent and I thoroughly recommend it. It received awards, and rightly so. In fact, I’ve never seen David in anything lousy!

Slim1.75m said on 30/Jul/22
Though he looked 6'4 in Harry Potter he just towers most of the cast
Progking184 said on 9/Jun/22
He can easily pass as 6'3. I think he is maybe 6'2.75, and around 6'4 in shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Aug/21
Probably has claimed 6ft2 to gain more parts, being a tall actor...but I reckon could measure nearer 6ft3
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Mar/21
πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸ† Happy Birthday David! πŸ†πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚

The fantastic David Thewlis celebrates his 58th Birthday today. Have a great time, David!

6ft2.75. πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‰πŸ»πŸ˜πŸ‘

Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 4/Mar/21
He isn't over 6'2 1/2 with Val Kilmer in The Island of Dr. Moreau because there is max 7cm between them.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jan/21
This or 190cm, never 6ft2 flat
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 26/Nov/20
David is 57 and might be going to be 6'2 flat soon if he did start to lost height.
Tall Sam said on 24/Jun/20
I think Thewlis would usually give a taller impression than Elba because of his slender lanky frame. Elba can look all over the map at somewhere between 6'2" and 6'3" depending on the role or the way he stands.
Ian555 said on 22/Jun/20
Rob who do you think could measure just a hair taller, Idris Elba or David Thewlis?
Editor Rob
At the moment I think both can seem within same range, though I do wonder if Thewlis is the one who could have lost a small fraction by his mid 50's.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Mar/20
πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸ»πŸŽˆ Happy Birthday David! πŸŽˆπŸ»πŸŽπŸŽ‚

A Very Happy 57th Birthday to David Thewlis. It's hard to believe that he made that award-winning film 'Naked' so long ago - when he was still in his twenties. Another two of the most noteworthy of David's films are 'The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas' and 'London Boulevard'. He was also fantastic in 'The Street'.

Yes, definitely one of my all-time favourite actors! πŸ†

6ft2.75. πŸ˜„πŸ‘

Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 3/Nov/19
Rob, You should reconsider given David Thewlis the most can only be 6'2 1/2 when compare to an aging 6'5 tall actor Tom Noonan. Really 6'3 is impossible that he did not edge out a solid 189cm guy like Liev Schreiber

Click Here Only when a picture like this when Noonan lean and loose a bit posture could make Thewlis look 6'3

Click Here Again seeing this picture look 3" difference consider David Thewlis could be a bit further from camera.
Editor Rob
His agency used to have him 6ft 2 then put him at 6ft 3, but you can see how he has been struggling to look near 3.
viper said on 1/Nov/19
Looks like his agency was right all along
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 29/Oct/19
Rob, Click Here Thewlis is max 6'2 with an aging 195cm Noonan. It's time to downgrade him.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 20/Oct/19
Over listed. He is 6'2. Tom Noonan may not be a full 6'5 with him. Rhys is solid 6'1.5" and less footwear makes him look 1" shorter than Thewlis in thick boots that fool Rob that they're 6'2 and 6'3 individually. Denis Leary make Rhys Ifans look near 6'2 because Denis is probably weak 6'1 for quite sometimes ago since The Amazing Spider-Man.

Denis Leary peak 6'1 1/4, 6'0 3/4 now
Rhys Ifans 6'1 1/2
David Thewlis - always 6'2
Nik Ashton said on 23/Sep/19
It is VERY interesting that his agency listed him as 6’2”!
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 26/Aug/19
6'2.25" nothing more consider Tom Noonan is aging and may not be a full 6'5 now.
avi said on 20/Aug/19
Not seeing more than 6'2.5 for him.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Jul/19
David Thewlis is not over 6'2.25" max let alone 6'3. 6'2.5" Liev Schreiber is taller than him in The Omen.

Click Here Tom Noonan is not over 6'5 now and Thewlis look 6'2 here

Click Here Standing straight struggle to pull off 6'2.25" next to 6'5 Noonan.

Click Here David Thewlis looks like had no chance on 6'3 without shoes.
Joel Masterman said on 16/Jun/19
Rob why would his agency list him as 6"2 when his 6"3?
Editor Rob
He could have been listed at 6ft 2 and 3, I haven't checked older entries for him.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 21/May/19
There is no way he is a single mm taller than solid 189cm Liev Schreiber.
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Dec/18
One thing I read about David which certainly encouraged my liking for him was that his part playing a callous but highly intelligent brute in the film 'Naked', really upset him. I first saw it on TV, bought myself a copy, and recommended it to friends of mine, none of whom were disappointed. Not surprisingly, David won the Cannes Film Award for Best Actor.

He looks as tall as ever in the film and is mature well beyond the 27-year-old he plays. Lesley Sharpe also stars in it, playing his ex-girlfriend.

David gets 6ft3, which I don't doubt for a minute. He turns 56 next March, but I can't see him having suffered any height loss yet. Lovely man, (he has a little girl with Anna Friel), who I found starring with Brad Pitt one evening when I turned my telly on!
berta said on 3/Nov/18
he is either this listed height ore 6`2 3/4. There is a chanse for 189 flat also but overall he looks over that. 190 cm guy
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 28/Oct/18
No way he was ever holding 6'3. 6'3.25" maybe an out of bed height and look topped max 6'2 1/2 in Regression with 5'10 1/2 Ethan Hawke.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jul/18
Rob, is 189-190cm possible?

In Gangster No. 1 he’s a little bit shorter than Bettany. He’s a bad sloucher though. He could look 6ft2 tops in some scenes but when he does stand tall he does look close to 6ft3.
Editor Rob
He can look 6ft 2.5-3 range, maybe over last 10 years he's looked far more weaker 6ft 3 range than he might have looked 20 years ago.
sulu2018 said on 9/Apr/18
Several sites have him as 6ft 2.5. Othees have him at 6ft 4.
berta said on 27/Mar/18
wasnt he the same height ore fraction shorter than liev schriber? dont realle remember one was a fraction taller than the other.
Editor Rob
6ft 2.5-3 is a range for Thewlis, I think less than that seems hard to buy.
Some Guy said on 23/Feb/18
I've never quite bought the 6'3 claim. 6'2Β½ at best. I just watched Wonder Woman and he didn't look that tall next to Gal Gadot.
sulu2018 said on 20/Feb/18
He might edge out James and Oliver Phelps, even though all 3 were listed the same height on another site.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/17
190cm is arguable but not less. Generally looks around 6ft3
Sandy Cowell said on 1/Nov/17
@ berta - The horror film you refer to which starred both Liev Schreiber and David Thewlis must be the remake of 'The Omen', released on the 6th June, 2006!
David, of course, gets 6ft3 again: very tall and gangling man!
berta said on 31/Oct/17
i may remember wrong but wasnt he 1 cm shorter than 190 cm liev schriber in some horror movie they did about 10 years back? maybe 189-190 lilsting is better
JJAK said on 28/Oct/17
I agree with listing he still looks over 6 2 always figured he was just shy of 6 3.
Personally I think he is trying to downplay his height or a nice guy he rarely stand up close and towers others.
Used to be very common to see tall extras try not to show up the big names.
He did not do this in wwoman he dwarfed lil pine if hes under 6 3 pine is less than 6 period.
Also to note an indian guy massively towered pine who is billed 6 4 ..oops off topic.
S.J.H said on 13/Jun/17
He often wear thicker boots nowadays and i see some picture he wear it with Rhys Ifans to apear full inch taller. I did say Rhys Ifans previous listing at 6'1.5 is correct and Thewlis is what agency given 6'2 not over and look shorter than Liev schreiber in The Omen. Schreiber whom i met in real twice not over 6'2.5

Rhys Ifans 6'1.5
David Thewlis 6'2
Liev Schreiber 6'2.5
Sandy Cowell said on 19/May/17
I saw his contribution to Jimmy McGovern's 'The Street' last night! Known for truly outrageous stories (this series), David's particular one has to top the lot! It reminded me as to why I like him in the first place and why his was one of the first celebrities I looked for when I discovered this website! Oh, and he looked incredibly gangly - a good 6ft3!
Editor Rob
Thewlis does seem a case of having his height rounded down to 6ft 2 on resume...of course he might be just under 6ft 3, but especially in the 90's did seem quite a tall fella.
S.J.H said on 3/Apr/17
He could be only 6'2 and he look full 3' shorter than 6'5 tom noonan
S.J.H said on 20/Feb/17
No he wasn't taller than 6'2.5 liev schreiber i have met twice. The old listing 6'2.5 is accurate
Ant said on 15/Oct/16
@ Sandy Cowell...."every woman likes a tall fellow (sic)"

What absolute nonsense, and how very shallow!
Arch Stanton said on 11/Oct/16
Rob can you add a photo?

Interesting Sandy. Thewlis is a guy I'd not think of as handsome. Looks very average looking to me, though I guess he has that quirky factor, an edge which some women would find appealing.
Josh Jeffords said on 9/Oct/16
Very tough to guess often bad posture my guess is a weak 6 3.
He has the long arms and long kneck.
I haven't seen him in anything in 10 years may have lost some.
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Oct/16
I think he is gorgeous and an excellent and interesting actor, so much so that I actively seek out his films! Every woman likes a tall fellow and he definitely is that! Yummy!
S.J.H said on 1/Oct/16
He can't be taller than liev schreiber. At most the same height. 6'2.5
Armandy said on 3/Sep/15
190.5m looks right
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jan/15
He looked easily 6 ft 3 with Brad Pitt in Seven Years in Tibet.
avi said on 16/May/14
no he is in the 6'2 range can look 6'3. 6'2.5 is fine for him
Arch Stanton said on 23/Mar/14
Thewlis is just within very tall range I think, I have a hard job believing he's only 6'2". Looks too tall for that.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Mar/14
Can look 6 ft 4 in War Horse actually. 190 is possible, I don't think he really looks under it though.
Sam said on 21/Mar/14
He and Schreiber were similar height in The Omen. He towered over Val Kilmer in The Island of Dr. Moreau (seemed more 4 than 3 inches) and the cast of Harry Potter.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Oct/13
More 189-190cm. Slightly shorter than Paul Bettany
avi said on 21/Aug/13
I think he should be listed as 6'2.5 here. He's barely 2 inches bigger than George Harris who's 6'0.5 at best.
avi said on 16/Jun/13
strong 6'2
Shaun said on 25/Aug/12
steven says on 15/Jan/12
look similar range with the phelps twins 6'1-6'1.5 max

You're a funny guy!! I reckon when you judge heights you envisage them standing in quicksand or marshland with Rob's stadiometer inside the peat bog and "measure" just as they start to sink below...
steven said on 15/Jan/12
look similar range with the phelps twins 6'1-6'1.5 max
Alissa Snape said on 4/Nov/11
He definetly looks 6'3
LAN Jiao said on 21/Oct/11
also a chance 6'1.75
LAN Jiao said on 18/Oct/11
he is 6'2. half inch shy of solid 6'2.5 liev schrieber. never a chance 6'3
Shaun said on 29/Sep/11
6'3.25" I'd guess.
Shaun said on 27/Sep/11
Sorry Cranberries I can't see it. Thewlis doesn't look under 6'3" next to Ifans. And Ive always had Ifans as a legit 6'2" guy.,
Cranberries (18m, 193cm) said on 19/Aug/11
@Shaun: Look at the other pictures in that slideshow. I think Ifans has worse posture than Thewlis.
Shaun said on 19/Aug/11
He had about 4 inches on Brad Pitt in Seven Years in Tibet.
Shaun said on 19/Aug/11
Cranberries (18m, 193cm) says on 14/Aug/11 I seem to recall Thewlis being listed as 6'4" on this site, which is quite wrong. Next to Rhys Ifans, listed as 6'2" but probably a weak one... David looks only a hair taller. Click Here 6'2.5" max, strong 6'2". A hair taller? That's an easy inch. Ifans is definitely a legit 6'2", he has never looked any shorter. I see 3-4cm between Ifans and Thewlis. He's a legit 6'3" for sure.
Cranberries (18m, 193cm) said on 14/Aug/11
I seem to recall Thewlis being listed as 6'4" on this site, which is quite wrong.
Next to Rhys Ifans, listed as 6'2" but probably a weak one... David looks only a hair taller.
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6'2.5" max, strong 6'2".
avi said on 20/Jul/11
Well the one thing we get from this pic is that Jason Issacs is a legit 5'11 guy. Thewlis does NOT have even 3 inches on him let alone 4. i'd say Thewlis is strong 6'2.
Shaun said on 7/Jul/11
Wasn't he listed at 6'4" by you once Rob?

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Looks the same height as one of the 6'3" Harry Potter twins stood next to him in the back row, although the angle and shot is awkward which makes the other brother looks quite abit taller, but they look the same height range. 6'3" flat is fair as he had a good 4 inches on Brad Pitt in Seven Years in Tibet
mike said on 18/Jun/11
barefoot val kilemer was just 1 inch smaller than him. i guess he must be shorter or he realy has a bad posture.
Hesiona said on 14/Feb/11
6ft2 or 6ft3... is it really so important? I still love him :o)))
Doug said on 31/May/09
He was about an inch shorter than David Morrissey in Basic Instinct who is listed at 6 ft 3 in. I think Thewlis is 6'3" making Morrissey 6'4"?
Doug said on 8/Mar/09
Thewlis is in no way under 190, 188 c'mon, He a clear example of a guy in the 6'3-6'4" range. 192cm sounds about right.
Gabriel said on 27/Jan/09
i think hes actually 6'4" he towered over 6'0" tall Val Kilmer and made him look like a dwarf in the island of dr moreou
Hugh said on 11/Jan/09
A little more than 6ft3 maybe. 192cm.
Anonymous said on 2/Nov/08
He is slightely over 6'2 and below 6'4 so I say 6'3 and Alan Rickman is now a flat 6 foot tall.
Anonymous said on 5/Oct/08
He looked about 3 inches taller than Alan Rickman (6'1) in POA. So I'd say he's 6'4.
Daii said on 3/Aug/08
He is is big man, hes tall in Harry Potter and in Basic Instinct 2, 6'3 easy
juclazik said on 30/Jul/08
he looks a little over solid 190cm pual bettany..
mel said on 17/Jul/08
Thewlis is very tall and lanky. I say 6'3 1/2"-6'4". He hunches a lot.
Davey said on 1/May/08
hes wife is 5`2.Whats with these dopey women going with guys a foot taller?
Nik said on 24/Feb/08
He's huge, a solid 6-4 I'd say
Robbie H said on 4/Jan/08
actually i take back that i said he looked only 6ft lol, i recently saw him in timeline, and he looked 6ft2-3, was taller than gerrard butler, and some other guys that looked 6ft+
robbie h said on 5/Nov/07
jus doesnt look 6'3, looks only an inch bigger than bloom in kingdom of heaven. hes due to be in a tv drama called 'the street' bbc1 on thursday, jus thought id say
Julia said on 7/Oct/07
Definitely a very big fellow! I've stood next to Alan Rickman and he really is 6'1"; in that scene others are referencing in the Potter film, Thewlis looks at LEAST several inches taller (and generally broader, too; and Rickman's not exactly delicate in build.) I would actually guess 6'4" or even John Cleese's height, 6'5".
rob said on 26/Aug/07
hes smaller than liam neeson in kingdom of heaven, who is defos 6ft 3
Chip said on 19/Aug/07
I would say that he's nothing less than 6'3", nothing more than 6'4".
Austrian said on 22/Apr/07
well, i only saw him in Seven Years in Tibet, and as far as i remember he was noticeably taller than Brad Pitt obviously
Markus said on 15/Dec/06
Just saw The Omen, and he looked almost the same height when he walked next to Liev Schreiber. Maybe a little shorter, but no more than an inch.
Rebecca said on 12/Oct/06
I'd say at least 6'3.5". He looks so much taller than Gary Oldman in the Prizoner of Azkaban and in the scene where Snape and Lupin are in the corridor after catching Harry he looks a fair bit taller than Alan Rickman who is a respectable 6'1".
anonymous said on 7/Jun/06
ever so slightly taller than Lieve Schrieber in The yeah I'd say he's a tad over 6'3"
Anonymous said on 5/May/06
the film is total eclipse. fan site claims 6'3"
sam said on 3/May/06
Are you nuts? Check out the film with him and DiCaprio (I forgot the title, but it was about two gay painters) Thewlis is no more than 6"1 1/2" max.
MOF said on 29/Mar/06
He was half an inch smaller than 6'3 David Morrissey in Basic Instinct 2. I think that 188cm agency listing sounds more correct.
Serene said on 16/Feb/06
Wow, Professor Lupin is this tall.. wow.. amazing..I thought he was only 6'1" only.. coz.. he was bending alot in HP3
Anonymous said on 12/Feb/06
just seen gangster no 1, theres a few scenes where hes standing next to 6'3" paul bettany, and looks marginally taller, so this is probs about right. def 192 or 193cm
Anonymous said on 4/Feb/06
at least 3 inches taller than alan rickman in harry potter. In the night scene where they stood (with radcliffe) at the corridor, Rickman's head was marginally over the top edge of the movie screen (maybe 1/2 an inch over), but thewlis' eyes was almost cut off from the screen!

Editor Rob
had one little scene in kingdom of heaven beside Neeson. I think in that he may have been a little shorter than Liam, hard to say exactly
Anonymous said on 30/Nov/05
he towers over gary oldman in their scenes together, def 6'3" or 6'4"

Editor Rob
he had a micro-scene with neeson in kingdom of heaven...maybe looking very slightly up at neeson, but hard to tell really...
CelebHeights Editor said on 9/Oct/05
Hmm, his agency CV gives this guy 188cm. Now this does appear to be an under-listing...

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