How tall was Dirk Bogarde

Dirk Bogarde's Height

5ft 9 (175.3 cm)

British actor best remembered for roles in films such as The Servant, A Bridge Too Far, Victim, Death in Venice, Accident, Song Without End, Appointment in London, Doctor at Large, Sinba and Darling. In John Coldstream's authorised biography he notes early publicity given to the press which described him as "Five Foot Ten", which is also what he listed himself as on his June 1944 Military ID card.

However, early in his life whilst in the Territorial army, the author of his biography mentioned that "The Doctors who subjected him to another inspection reported that he was five foot eight and a half inches tall, weighed 127 pounds."

How tall is Dirk Bogarde
Photo by NBC Television/Hallmark Hall of Fame, 1960's

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Average Guess (10 Votes)
5ft 8.85in (174.9cm)
even5'8 said on 17/Dec/21
didn't look much under 5'9 in The Servant
Paul Wood said on 21/Jul/19
Regarding a previous comment, do we really shrink as much as three quarters of an inch during the day? I'd have said it was more like half an inch.
Editor Rob
1cm would be a small loss, 3cm a big loss. Jenny shrinks in This video about 2.1cm from within 1 minute out of bed to evening.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Dec/16
Rob can you add a category for British actors?
Editor Rob
it could end up huge!
Damien said on 23/Aug/16
He was probably a weak 5'9"/1.75m, maybe a quarter inch taller just out of bed, since we all shrink 3/4 of an inch daily the 1.74m was probably later in the day. It would explain the 5'10" from his military ID card, probably an in-shoes height: Click Here.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Jul/15
Maybe he was in ill health and at his lowest when she measured him at 5'8.5. He could certainly look a decent 5 ft 9 er.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Jul/15
Actually replace Sinba with The Angel Wore Red, better known, which he did with Ava Gardner.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Jul/15
@Rob, can you squeeze in Accident, Song Without End, Appointment in London, Doctor at Large, and Sinba? In films like Accident he could look near 5 ft 10!
Arch Stanton said on 28/Jun/15
Rob would you agree that he's a surprisingly "tall" 5 '8 er? I swear in some scenes when he's stood alone or from a certain angle he can even pull off looking tallish at times! I wonder if he ever wore lifts?
Editor Rob
yes he can comfortably at times look in 5ft 9 range...
Sam said on 5/Dec/14
His last name alway made me think of him as somehow related to Humphrey Bogart, haha. 5'8.5" a better fit for sure, 5'10" could be a shoed height.
5'8.79830931930 said on 4/Jan/13
Well, in Death in Venice he looks a bit shorter than average, around 5 ft 8 is ok
dave said on 11/May/11
Dirk Bogarde had a slim build which would make him appear taller in his movies
Orlando said on 16/Jun/09
Look at this picture Click Here of Bogarde with 5 ft 8 in Brynner.
Ted said on 2/Oct/07
seemed taller than 5' 8.5 in his movies

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