How tall is Ian McElhinney

Ian McElhinney's Height

5ft 11 (180.3 cm)

Northern Irish actor best known for playing Barristan Selmy in Game of Thrones, Val-El in Krypton and for films likeBorstal Boy, City of Ember and Omagh. In this photo he had a fraction thicker shoes than me. In the 1990's Ian claimed Height: 5 feet 11 inches.

How tall is
5ft 8 Rob and Ian @ Collectormania 2013

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Average Guess (43 Votes)
5ft 11.06in (180.5cm)
Brockley said on 21/Mar/22
Hi Rob,

Would you say this photo is a decent example of how a 3 inch difference should look like?

Editor Rob
I think it's a fair shot...
VitoCheng said on 25/Sep/21
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Oct/20
Still looks 5ft11 honestly
berta said on 29/Mar/18
glad to see a guy that havent lost height at old age. like my uncle who is still his height at 65.
World Citizen said on 29/May/17
Spot on listing.
Paleman said on 24/May/17
Doesn't look shorter than the listing. A prime example of a weak 5'11"...

Yeah, referring to Rampage's comment, it's interesting how some people lose more at earlier age and some don't. My father was measured at 186 cm in his youth (maybe in the morning) and today, now that he is in his mid fifties, I measured him 5 o'clock one evening and he clocked in at 183,5 centimeters. I was actually pretty surprised that he had already lost that much height since his heyday. But he's been sitting in front of the computer for his whole life because of his job so I'm pretty sure that has had some effect...

Rob, how tall do you think my father would measure today straight out of bed after a good night's sleep? Getting a little off-topic here, but it would be interesting to know your guess.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jan/17
I think some are a little too insistent on height loss being dramatic at 60. Some make it to 70 with barely any shrinkage…
Axl said on 15/Oct/16
About 179-180.
TJE said on 10/Jul/15
Gives a 179 impression, sometimes a little bit more.
Dmeyer said on 24/Aug/14
Rob average at 65 is a solid 2cm loss so aleast 181cm peak
Editor Rob
I don't know about that...

Ian with another guy From 2005. Both are behind Liam Neeson. The guy with long hair (Brian Kennedy) says on his website Here, (when you hit the scroll here button to move down), his height is 5ft 11.
Concerned 181 cm said on 22/Aug/14
Is this his height now, or his peak height? If the former is true, how tall do you think he was at peak? He's 65 years old in this picture.
Editor Rob
I don't know if he's lost anything.
Sam said on 5/Aug/14
I can see him as listed if he was standing with better posture...he has pretty good posture in character on GOT but is a little shorter than Iain Glen. McElhinney may have been a strong 5'11" guy in younger years.
rob said on 22/Jul/14
I wounder how tall he was when he was younger he must have lost some height by now
Ash said on 11/Jul/14
He's definitely 5'11 rob

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