How tall is Derek Jacobi

Derek Jacobi's Height

5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm)
English actor, best known for starring in Cadfael and for roles in The Kings Speech, Gladiator, Dead Again and Underworld: Evolution. His agency CV lists him 5ft 10 and 77kg (170 pounds).

How tall is Derek Jacobi
5ft 8 Rob and Derek @ LFCC 2011

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Average Guess (28 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 9.66in (176.9cm)
Current: 5ft 8.5in (174cm)
Jimmy_ESB_182 said on 16/Jul/22
Shorter than Rob 5ft 7.75
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Dec/20
I enjoyed seeing Derek chatting merrily away about his fondness for 'Coronation Street' in an hour-long special yesterday, along with many other famous fans and the Soap's hard-working actors. We couldn't see his height though!

Peak - 5ft9.5; Today - 5ft8.5 πŸ˜‰πŸ‘Œ
Nik Ashton said on 29/Apr/20
I’m surprised at the average guesses for his peak and current heights!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Dec/19
I noticed Derek's face pop up in 'Nanny McPhee', which I caught on TV over the weekend. He looked about 5ft8.5 in the film, which was made in 2005. There are loads of - usually serious - stars in that movie. It's great when they can let their hair down for the more....

πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰β­ silly parts! β­πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ......πŸ˜‚πŸ‘

Peak height - 5ft9.75
Today - 5ft8.25
thomas Hill said on 30/Nov/19
who is taller john simm or Derek Jacobi
Editor Rob
I believe Derek used to be taller than John, but now is nearer 5ft 8 in his elderly years.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Oct/19
πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday Derek! πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ

Derek is today celebrating his 81st Birthday. I hope it's a grand occasion for him!

5ft9.5 peak; 5ft8 today.

Nik Ashton said on 30/Sep/19
The average guess for his current height is too high!
Nik said on 9/Jun/19
5'7.5" is possible!
Nik said on 26/May/18
I reckon sub 5'8" for his nowadays height!
Nik said on 24/May/18
I would say sub 5'8"!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/May/18
Looks below 5ft8 w/h you, Rob
MAD SAM said on 15/Dec/17
He’s 173 cm now though he might have peaked at 178 cm at his prime
World Citizen said on 26/May/17
He looks between 5 ft 7 ,8 in this photo.
anon said on 21/Dec/16
Rob, Have you ever Watched Last Tango in Halifax, What do you think about Josh Bolt who plays Raff on the show?
Editor Rob
could be 5ft 10 now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Dec/16
Rob, he looks 1in shorter than you...
Johno said on 23/Aug/16
0.75-inches shorter than Rob.
Sam said on 21/Aug/16
He looks a weak 5'8 in that photo. Rob has a good edge of height on him.
Robby D said on 17/Mar/16
Rob, what kind of footwear did you and he have on? He never looked 5' 8" in "The Last Tango in Halifax" and he looks to be at least an inch shorter than you in that photo. On the assumption you are wearing sneakers I would say he is 5' 7" max.
Editor Rob
I think he had near to an inch basic shoe and I had a good inch sneaker.
Johno said on 19/Feb/16
5'7.5 there with Rob and i suspect Sir Ian Mckellan would measure a weak-5'10.
Editor Rob
I don't think he was any less than me when I shook his hand. I thought he was still 5ft 8 range...
Johnny said on 7/Feb/16
How much can height shrink with age?
Editor Rob
By 70, many men on average would lose near an 80 about 2 inch on average.

I'd say if you reached age 70 with half inch loss you've done well, 1 inch by 80 is very good too.
Vibram said on 30/Oct/14
I doubt he's lost 4cm.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jun/14
Odd thing is that he looked a bit taller than Daniel Craig in Love is the Devil which was 1998!!
cole said on 29/Jun/13
Looks more 171,5-172 with you, Rob.
Editor Rob
I really thought he was identical height, but sometimes a camera lense can add/take a little height from someone, that might be the case here.
lelman said on 12/Jun/13
He does not look happy, rob! Haha! If you're just over 5'8" then he looks about 5'8" maybe ever so slightly under.
Butcher said on 8/Jun/13
About 5'7.7.
jtm said on 31/May/13
looks shorter than rob. not sure about the peak height either.
Big T said on 29/May/13
I made a comment about Jacobi and Burt Reynolds in the film "A Bunch of Amateurs" many years ago on this page, but it has been deleted....but my vague recollection is Jacobi was taller than Reynolds! Now that's food for thought...
little sue said on 25/May/13
In the film Love is the Devil made in 1998 he looks almost the same as Daniel Craig when they are standing facing each other in a naked shot. That would make him a bit under Craig at 5ft 9.5, he has obviously lost weight in older age.
cd said on 25/May/13
I believe 172 cm now and 176 cm peak.
RoelC said on 22/May/13
I think he's best known for his starring role in "I Claudius". That show is regarded a classic and Jacobi won a BAFTA award for his portrayal of Claudius.

He looks shorter than you in above pic. He's 74 now, but I don't think he was ever 5'10". He never really struck me as a tall person. He was always one of the shortest actors in every movie/tv-show I've seen him in.
little one said on 25/Aug/08
i met him on the set of Pinochet's Progress, a BBC docudrama. 5'10 is about right. he was a very congenial gentleman. very friendly and warm.
jainadru said on 16/Apr/07
Met him in Chichester and spent a lovely 1/2 hour in conversation. He has the most amazing ability of making you believe you're the most important person on the planet while he's speaking with you.
ForensicNYC said on 4/Aug/06
He is just a tad under The Prince Of Wales who is a good 5'10"...
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With Frances Barber who is 5'4" but 5'7" with heels...So Derek may be about 5'9" now...
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Derek wore normal shoes while Frances had high heels...Whoa! wotta boogie!
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This was at the 60th birthday party of Sir Ian McKellen...
CelebHeights Editor said on 11/Oct/05
His agency CV lists him 5ft 10 and 77kg.

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