How tall is Idris Elba

Idris Elba's Height

6ft 2.75in (189.9 cm)

British actor best known for roles in Prometheus, Thor, Takers and TV show Luther and The Wire. In an interview he said "I'm nearly 6ft 3in" and also described himself as a "ballsy 6ft 2in black guy".


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Average Guess (69 Votes)
6ft 2.69in (189.7cm)
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 20/Oct/17
There are photos of Idris Elba with a 186-187 CM range Gerard Butler, and he's noticeably taller than him in all of them. He's also taller than a stronger 187 CM range Mark Strong.
Slim 6' said on 11/Oct/17
The full 6'3". He had 2.75" in on chris Brown and maybe the full inch on slightly overlisted Paul Walker.
aknawkneemoose said on 8/Oct/17
yeah that listing is exact. 190 man
Slim 6' said on 5/Oct/17
Canson, lol speaking of "overlistings", rob gave 5'7.5 measured and videotaped roman Atwood the full 5'8". πŸ˜‚
Canson said on 2/Oct/17
@Slim: no need to apologize. Sometimes on this site you have to explain yourself because people assume that you are if you don't agree with their listings or if you downgrade but it's no secret that most people on this site are overlisted to begin with some more than others

I also based off how he looks with Khdojoe. Boris isn't over 6'3" imho but don't see footwear with them either and sometimes they look close in height. I also can see Boris as a weak 6'3" TBH. I have come across some guys that claim 6'2.75 at their lowest and they can look near the same height as me even with a mild footwear advantage say I'm in casual shoes they're in sneaks as they would be 6'4 I'd be 6'5. One inch
Canson said on 2/Oct/17
@Slim: no need to apologize. Sometimes on this site you have to explain yourself because people assume that you are if you don't agree with their listings or if you downgrade but it's no secret that most people on this site are overlisted to begin with some more than others
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 2/Oct/17
At the same time, it's weird that Benedict's shoulders are at the same level as Hugh Laurie's are, yet the top of Hugh's head is easily around 3" inches higher. Benedict has a long head that's easily in the 10" inch range (and a very low eye level for a man of his height), so shouldn't his shoulders be lower than that??
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 1/Oct/17
He does look 6’3” with 6’2.25” Hugh Laurie.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 1/Oct/17
With a 6'2 1/4" Hugh Laurie, and a 5'11 1/2" Benedict Cumberbatch (who Rob has met):

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It looks like Idris Elba is dropping height as well. He looks to be at least 6'3" by both of them.
Slim said on 30/Sep/17
6ft2=6ft2
6'2.25"=strong 6'2"
6'2.5" = 6'."2.5"
6'2.75"=weak 6'3"
6'3"=6'3"
We clearly didn't see the same things, no need to back yourself up, I believe you're unbiased and fair. I swallowed my words anyway.
Canson said on 29/Sep/17
Slim said on 28/Sep/17
I take that rude assumption back, but seriously though, the worst I'd even argue for idris is 6'2.5". 99.9% sure he isn't under that.

I never bring my personal feelings on someone or how I like or dislike them as a person or celeb into a height discussion. Others do but I do not. Michael Jordan is my favorite athlete of all time and I still say he is 6'4.5 not 6'5 like Rob lists him. I like Dwyane Wade a lot as a player always have but don't think he is even 6'3 honestly. I look at details and how people look next to people I have met and I have met people who have played against or stood next to Wade.
Canson said on 29/Sep/17
@Slim: what does me liking or disliking the guy have to do with his height or how I perceive his height? They have no correlation to one another. A strong 6'2 is 189cm btw. Which is what I mentioned for him. The difference from 6'2.25 and .375 to 6'2.5 is not a significant difference. I know as I'm 2" taller and can go from .25 from .375 just by being on my feet an hour or two at night.

My assessment has to do with him saying almost 6'3" once and that he's 6'2. We don't know when he measured either. To me personally he looks 1/2" or so lower than khodjoe at times and I don't put Boris as high as he's listed here unfortunately due to what I've seen
Slim said on 28/Sep/17
I take that rude assumption back, but seriously though, the worst I'd even argue for idris is 6'2.5". 99.9% sure he isn't under that.
Slim said on 28/Sep/17
Canson said on 26/Sep/17
I'd peg him as strong 6'2". Boris Khodjoe is not even close to 6'4" barefoot but in shoes he is.
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It seems you dislike him and are lowering him, he wouldent measure beneath 189 unless he was hunched over during measurement...
Canson said on 26/Sep/17
I'd peg him as strong 6'2". Boris Khodjoe is not even close to 6'4" barefoot but in shoes he is.
Jug said on 25/Sep/17
About 6'2 I'd say, maybe a little more.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 25/Sep/17
@Mark He actually looks taller than Prince William does there, considering how much closer Prince William is to the camera. He also appears no shorter than a 6'3" Chris Hemsworth does here:

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He also is noticeably taller than Chris Pine (who is near 6'1"), while he's slouching:

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Mark(5'9.5") said on 21/Sep/17
He looks exactly eye to eye and head to head with 6'2.75" Prince William (who has a camera advantage.)

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This listing is legit. No need for a downgrade.
Canson said on 21/Sep/17
I don't think the difference with Khodjoe is as much as people are claiming it is
MrTBlack said on 19/Sep/17
The textbook example of 6'2.75" imho!
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 17/Sep/17
This guy would edge out Ashton Kutcher.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 15/Sep/17
Another picture of Idris Elba and Boris Kodjoe.

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Can look 6'3" with him.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 15/Sep/17
Can look almost 2 inches taller than Will Smith.

Idris isn't shorter than this listing.
Canson said on 27/Aug/17
@Willes188: you clearly admitted that you downplay your height and that you are In therapy for not liking being that tall at 6'2" which is a great height as I've said. so I'm simply regurgitating what you said. You did say it and I can locate the quote if it is still here. You prefaced it by it is your coming out party. As far as you being 188+ And claiming 188 that is not downplaying your height so I don't know why you would've said that you do. But your perception and understanding of the word downplay is way off. Downplay is if Liam Neeson were 6'5" claiming 6'4". First off we don't know when he measured. You k ow these things called doctors offices and tape measures can be busted anytime of the day including the morning. So it's not to say someone here some of these celebs don't do that. Conan is likely as all other legit 6'4" edge him out and he looks nothing like it next to them. Second of all what obligation does Neeson have to say 6'4.5 (even if he was really that at his lowest)? If he falls into the 6'4" range why can't he say 6'4"? Most likely as Rob has him listed he is 6'4. I put him 193.5cm honesty at his lowest which means he likely wakes near 6'5 like 6'4 7/8 out of bed. As for Conan and him if it weren't at least 1/2". Conan clearly told him he looked 6'5". If that were less than 1/2" you or I or anyone wouldn't even notice it and for Conan who has always claimed 6'4" then said he's 6'4" but he's not, to notice that it's a bit odd.
Canson said on 27/Aug/17
@Andrea: well my apologies for not "agreeing with you". But just like Christian said you obviously want Boris to be 6'4". Like he pointed out Kobe also edges him by 2". And people saying now that Idris is downplaying their height as about as ridiculous as hell. See Christian's last post below. And as far as open minded I am very open minded and I respect your opinions I'm just sharing mine but it sounds like you don't wanna hear what I or Christian have to say because in your head Boris is 6'4. it sounds like you are trying to get me to change my estimate for some unknown reason. I respect you as a poster at least I did until you got to this point. What I don't respect is the fanboy mentaility across this site when someone likes a celeb etc that they want them to be a certain height. My opinion is that Bobby3342 is correct based on what I see. You're holding onto the Kim guys estimate that Bobby gave. Everyone has a bad one from time to time but if you see the others they are all Inline and who is to say Bobby isn't inline here as well. You've never met this Kim Coates. And I don't put credence on claims as much esp if they are claiming higher than they're listed in other places. By that notion the Rock would be 6'5" and We would have one but inflated scheme here. By that notion Andre the Giant would be 7'5" lol. I know in real life how many times and can potentially speak for Christian and Bobby both how many times Christian has been guessed 6'6-6'7 and how often Bobby and I are guessed at 6'5-6'6 that people's perception of height are all warped. I know 6'2.5-6'3 guys personally that have tried to convince people or tells them they're 6'4" but it's not the same they're 6'4" in shoes not barefoot. Shoes aren't part of your body. But in doing that people with no concept of height estimating go right along with it and 90% of the time instead of looking closely or telling them they aren't really what they claim they inflate the other person who is telling the truth mainly because they feel telling someone they're not as tall as they claim is disrespectful which is Worse if you ask me because then they're calling that person a liar now.

But if you still believe Boris to be that height it's fine by me. I respect your opinion. I responded the way I did because how you said oh Bobby did this and that when he just provided an estimate. Maybe that Kim guy is that height we don't know. I bet had Bobby made Boris 6'3.75 or 6'4.75 you wouldn't have even batted an eye and would've brought this Kim guy into the conversation. Sounds like you are trying to persuade me or convince both Christian and me to acknowledge to you that he is 6'4" when we don't believe he is. That's fine Andrea lets agree to disagree then but you appear to be getting upset like we have committed a crime when there as I pointed out are obviously websites that have Boris shorter than he is listed here
Andrea said on 27/Aug/17
The "imaginary" guy is not so imaginary. He may not be so famous but he has done a few movies and tv shows in the last years... His name is Kim Coates. And this is Bobby's post on his page:
"bobby h3342 said on 3/May/15
dead on rob dead on! I ran into him at comic con 6 1/2 feet barefoot, with shoes on 6 1.3/4"
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Now, choose your excuse: 1. That is not the real Bobby, someone impersonated him | 2. Boris did wear big lifts through all the movie | 3. They used CGI to make Boris look taller than he is | 4. Boris had to stand on apple boxes because he had to look imposing and it would have been impossible with a guy who is only 2.25 inches shorter than him
Anyway, this is my last answer for you. I'm not gonna waste my time on you anymore. Your estimates (and comments) are obviously biased, if you still think he's max 6'3 after all the pictures and videos I have posted (which is something you have never done, apart from a couple of pictures with Magic and Rick where Boris, if anything, doesn't look under 6'4)! As I said, I did think you were a very reasonable and open-minded guy from your posts... My bad!
Canson said on 27/Aug/17
@Celebheights 6'1.5: yes I have to agree with Christian here. Height is a very very mysterious thing. It can be misleading. Say you have 10 guys in a room all claiming 6'4 and measured 6'3 5/8 an hour or so out of bed then you get a guy who measures 6'4-6'4 1/8 before bed. The taller guy is going to be 2cm most likely or even 7/8" taller than the others that are claiming to be the height that they are. But who are you going to believe? 10 people can't all be lying. Bottom line is you can't go off what someone else claims to be and automatically assess a guy claiming the same thing but noticeably taller, a different "taller" height. Yes people on this site are adamantly obsessed with keeping some celebs the height they claim and they assess other celebs that out them taller heights. That's just how it works. People think it's insulting to downgrade others. When it's just as insulting to call someone a liar and tell them that they are taller than they are as well. Like Christian said they are lows.

Some advice, it is not a common thing (like you and Willes both believe, for someone to downplay their height). Height perception is so warped that people assume that someone may be because the other guys in comparison aren't as tall as they claim. If you haven't. Noticed rob tries to use afternoon heights but even in many cases the listings he has here are a bit on the high side.

More advice for you. Willes188 downplays his own height and has admitted he's in therapy for it. So it's likely that he is bringing these other guys down or up to his level to not feel alone in his sorrow for himself. He has already admitted that he idolizes Conan (go look at his page) and he has resorted to boosting his height as a result and accepting his claim despite more than enough evidence that he is not as tall as he claims. Instead Hasselhoff Lithgow Selleck Neeson etc downplay their height. You can't take someone like this seriously
Willes188 said on 27/Aug/17
And just ask Rob, I think he pretty much agreed with me on that list
Willes188 said on 27/Aug/17
Canson

If we are going to get listed at our lowest possible height (which is silly) then I'm not downgrading because I'm 188.5cm at my absolute lowest and 190.5 right out of bed, I'd say that rightin the middle of your highest and lowest is your "real" high and what you should claim, but that's just me. And by your own theory I'm not even downplaying because I claim 188cm on celebheights which could be anything from 188.0-188.9cm, and since we should claim our lowest height according to you then I'm as honest as everyone else.
Mateyboy said on 26/Aug/17
Weak 6"3 as oppose to a strong 189cm kind of guy wouldn't you say Rob?
Editor Rob: Anywhere between six two and three I think
Canson said on 26/Aug/17
Andrea said on 25/Aug/17
Yeah, I'm definitely the one who is hard to understand here... πŸ˜‚
I posted many pictures and videos where, if anything, he looks taller than just 6'4 flat but you still say he never looks 6'4! You say he looks under 6'4 with Rick just because Rick is "leaning". That's speculation! While it might be true that he is not standing at his absolute tallest, I highly doubt he would look as much as 2.5 inches taller than Boris, which is what you are suggesting. Here's a clip of them together: Click Here It's hard to tell the exact difference between them from the clip but you can tell they are quite close...
As for Bobby, for the last time... Bobby has claimed to have met both Boris and this other guy. His estimates are 6'2.75 for Boris and 6'0.5 for this guy: Click Here Rob has him at 6' and said he looked 6' max in person. But this is not the point! The point is that Bobby apparently met both of them and thought they were only 2.25 inches apart!!! How can you trust a guy who comes out with these estimates? Of course, you're free to believe him and you probably will because that's all you have left to """proof""" that Boris can't be over 6'3. 😊


Well Andrea, you keep adamantly mentioning this imaginary 6'0.5 guy that Bobby3342 "supposedly" commented on. Please show me Bobby's post because I for one do not know who you are talking about and what you are talking about. You probably don't even know his name. As for the disparity between the two, make no mistakes. Bobby3342 specifically said that he met Boris and placed him at the height he thought he was. Whomever the hell else you are talking about he likely just made an assessment via the pictures on the web or on this site and did not meet that "imaginary" person you are talking about and likely didn't claim to meet them. Bobby has been very much on point with everyone else that he has met in person. As for the Rick Fox comparison, I know that you are more intelligent than that at least from seeing other posts from you over the site. That makes zero sense what you said. Fox already edges Boris out clearly in the pic by at least 1.5 like you said and yes he is leaning too. So if he stood up straight that would like increase the difference lol. I mean if you are going to argue, be objective not subjective just because you want Boris to be 6'4. I mean you actually thought the guy was 6'5 so you have your mind made up already.

bobbyh3342 said on 4/Jul/15
this guy is exactly the same height as me(6'4.5 morning 6 4 late afternoon 6 '3 7/8 Night) I live in new England and see 5 games a year and used to be a bar fly in boston ,ran into him a lot, fckin gorgeous ****, lol

BOBBYH3342 said on 8/Nov/16
a good 6'4 ,seen him at comic con once, funny thing is Say Rampage, Canson, and I were in the same room we would not be able to tell who was taller without going back to back or even measuring, When your with in a .5 inch it becomes really hard to tell the difference. That's how I felt with PADALECKI, HE IS A GOOD 6'4

BOBBYH3342 said on 19/Nov/16
met him several times with the Celtics had an inch on me . rob has him pegged weak 6'6

So while you want to continue to say someone else doesn't know how to estimate, please find me the place where he alludes to your 6'0.5 guy that you don't even know who that is.
Canson said on 26/Aug/17
Willes188 said on 25/Aug/17
Celebheights 6'1.5


Howard Stern - Has claimed 6ft 5 throughout all his whole life yet he was closer to 6ft 5.5 in his youth, this is confirmed by Rob as well.

Charles Barkley - Don't even have to say anything about this, even Rob is itching for him to claim his real height for once so we can upgrade him to his real height.

Liam Neeson - Was easily 194cm in prime yet always claimed 6ft 4 or "6ft 4 and a wee bit" in case Canson is reading this. He should've claimed it in numbers not give a slight indication. Rob has pretty much agreed that the chances of him being a strong 6ft 4 in his youth is higher than 6ft 4 flat

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Why don't you quit speculating and making up sh1t? Where did Rob say that Stern was closer to 6'5.5? and when I say that I mean definitively. Please find me that quote and make me aware because this is like anything else you post just speculation to fit your theory that guys over 6'0 or 6'2 downplay their height just because you do it.

Show me also where Liam has admitted to being 194 cm. His quote says he's 6'4 and a wee bit. If you are not aware, height does vary throughout the day. Meaning Liam could be 6'4.75 out of bed and 6'4 at night and have measured 6'4.25 in the morning after a few hours. Quit saying that he should claim something different because you don't agree with his listed height (all because you want to make Conan taller). Rob has him listed at 6'4 appropriately.

As for Barkley, please show me where Rob says he "is itching" to upgrade him. All Rob ever mentioned is that he feels that 6'4.75 is likely his lowest height which is how in theory, people are listed (in Rob's eyes).

If you cannot provide this then obviously your statements are complete and utter bs and speculation as usual.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 26/Aug/17
@Andrea

Boris is clearly 2 inches shorter next to legit 6'4.75" Kobe Bryant in this recent photo. It might seem a bit less of a difference, but let's not forget that Boris stood closer to the camera and he had a bit more footwear advantage. He looks 6'2.75" honestly, so Canson and bobbyh3342 were right all along. Click Here This should end all the BS estimations about Boris being 6'4". But knowing that you want Boris to be 6'4" so bad, you'll probably make up excuses like "no Kobe's actually 6'6"", or "Kobe probably wore lifts" or some other nonsense. lol
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 26/Aug/17
@Celebheights 6'1.5"

Half of the guys you mentioned didn't even downgrade, they were exactly the height they claimed. A lot of folks, even on celebheights, tend to have an optomistic perception of celebrities' heights, so they believe that a celeb is downplaying their height whenever they're claiming honestly.
Willes188 said on 25/Aug/17
Celebheights 6'1.5

I agree with you on almost all those names, and if I may add some of the most obvious downgraders it would be these.


Howard Stern - Has claimed 6ft 5 throughout all his whole life yet he was closer to 6ft 5.5 in his youth, this is confirmed by Rob as well.

Charles Barkley - Don't even have to say anything about this, even Rob is itching for him to claim his real height for once so we can upgrade him to his real height.

Alan Naiper - solid 6ft 6 man yet always claimed 6ft 5 to get acting jobs. Confirmed by Rob.

Gary Cooper - The Godfather of Hollywood downgrading. Confirmed by Rob and pretty much everyone. Good actor

Liam Neeson - Was easily 194cm in prime yet always claimed 6ft 4 or "6ft 4 and a wee bit" in case Canson is reading this. He should've claimed it in numbers not give a slight indication. Rob has pretty much agreed that the chances of him being a strong 6ft 4 in his youth is higher than 6ft 4 flat


There's 10 or so more I can list if anyone is interested.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 25/Aug/17
@Willes Yes, and while I do think that it is probably less common for somebody to downgrade their height than it is for them to upgrade their height, it certainly does happen more than people think it does. To list some examples:

1. Morgan Freeman (in his peak)-I do think that it's possible that he just didn't care enough to bother with the fraction in his height.
2. Ryan Reynolds-He clearly needs an upgrade, and most people agree. He just has abysmal posture.
3. Tom Hardy-He needs an upgrade.
4. Jamie Foxx-He appears to be 176-177 CM tall on average, yet claims to be 5'9".
5. John Cena-I was astonished by the fact that he didn't get listed as being 5'11 1/2" on this website due to him claiming to be only 6'0". He's closer to 6'1" in person, and I even knew that he wasn't just six feet tall when he claimed it. I even read posts on other websites at the time stating that he was the tallest six footer than anybody has ever seen in their lifetime.
6. Chris Pine
7. Liam Hemsworth
8. Lance Red****-He's 6'2 1/2", and claims to be 6'2".
9. Kevin Costner-He's 186 CM, but claimed to be 185 CM tall. He clearly didn't bother with the 1/4" of an inch though.
Andrea said on 25/Aug/17
Yeah, I'm definitely the one who is hard to understand here... πŸ˜‚
I posted many pictures and videos where, if anything, he looks taller than just 6'4 flat but you still say he never looks 6'4! You say he looks under 6'4 with Rick just because Rick is "leaning". That's speculation! While it might be true that he is not standing at his absolute tallest, I highly doubt he would look as much as 2.5 inches taller than Boris, which is what you are suggesting. Here's a clip of them together: Click Here It's hard to tell the exact difference between them from the clip but you can tell they are quite close...
As for Bobby, for the last time... Bobby has claimed to have met both Boris and this other guy. His estimates are 6'2.75 for Boris and 6'0.5 for this guy: Click Here Rob has him at 6' and said he looked 6' max in person. But this is not the point! The point is that Bobby apparently met both of them and thought they were only 2.25 inches apart!!! How can you trust a guy who comes out with these estimates? Of course, you're free to believe him and you probably will because that's all you have left to """proof""" that Boris can't be over 6'3. 😊
Canson said on 25/Aug/17
@Willes: I can also look at Idris and tell that he is a good couple inches shorter than me
Canson said on 24/Aug/17
@Andrea: is this the pic you're referring to with Boris and Rick Fox? Fox is leaning here so Not necessarily a very accurate way to guage a height difference. You're entitled to your opinion if you want to believe Boris is 6'4" but fact he is he never looks it and Fox is taller even with a lean just as Magic was with a lean. Khodjoe looks max 190-190.5 with either one of them 197cm and a 200-201 cm guy

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Canson said on 24/Aug/17
If the guy described himself 6'2" he very well could be 6'2-6'2.5. All of this nonsense about entertainers and actors downgrading their height is part of the Plague that has apparently spread now. Truth is most of you don't know how tall a proper 6'3 or 6'4 or 6'5" guy by Rob's definition is meaning 6'3 6'4 6'5 (or within 1/4" at night max difference at night). Not very many men will knowingly downgrade themselves even the really tall ones like Theler seem to lie up. He's 6'5 barefoot claiming 6'6.5 or 6'7"
Willes188 said on 24/Aug/17
Celebheight 6'1.5

Finally someone with sense, he IS 3 inches taller than solid 6ft Cage after looking at pictures. Upgrade necessary, I'm a strong 6'2 and I can tell that Elba has at least 1.5cm on me, I have many friends around 181-184cm and with a loose posture it's hard to tell me from them height wise, I would never look that tall around 6ft guys.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 24/Aug/17
He's 6'3", and wakes up at 6'4 1/8". He's 3" inches taller than a 6'0" Bicolas Cage.
Canson said on 23/Aug/17
@Willes: so Conan claiming 6'4/6'4.5 how is that any more credible than Neeson claiming he's 6'4 and a wee it? You are the one who is bent on making tall guys in Hollywood even taller.
Canson said on 23/Aug/17
Sorry Andrea, but you are the one who is hard to understand.

And, hey, your friend bobby apparently commented on that guy's page and said he looked 6'0.5 "in person". That speaks a lot about his reliability!

So are you saying that Bobby said he's 6'.5 and that Rob has him at that? So in other words are you saying that Bobby and Rob both have the guy off?

@Willes188: No need for Christian or I to even waste our time and energy answering that. Your posts over the years speak to your inability to judge heights objectively as you seem to think everyone downplays their heights. Don't even let me get started on Barkley Kobe and Howard Stern.

Willes189 said on 1/Sep/16
Berta

Your friend might be wrong, and do you know their footwear? You can't trust him if you haven't met Alex yourself. And maybe your friend is taller then 194, he could be downplaying it, ellerhur?


Willes189 said on 25/Aug/16
C'mon give me a break, Alex is easily 194-195cm, he is clearly taller then SOLID 6'4 guys

He is not an honest 6'4 guy, he should claim 6'4.5 if he is being honest, he is downplaying it 1.5cm!

Pucko said on 19/Jul/16
What's the point on trying to downgrade Paul? It's kinda disrespectful and unnecessary to try and downgrade him to 6'1 if you ask me

Willes189 said on 14/Sep/16
191.5-192.5cm is what he looks like 99% of the time, he even got measured at 192.5cm once, and he always claims it himself. That agency is not relieble at all, he probably just asked bill how tall he was, Bill likely said that he's 192 or a bit over 6'3, or just 6'3 to male it easy, that listing is not reliable at all, they never are

Willes189 said on 25/Aug/16
I still think that the downgrade was extremely unnecessary

Willes188 said on 10/Aug/17
Tall, handsome all American man. Conan will go down as the greatest talk show host/entertainer of all time.

In his youth he measured over 6'5 in dress shoes easily at around 6'5.25 (196cm) This man is a textbook example of a rock solid 6'4 guy, been saying it for years. He has never been below 6'4 in his adult life, the question is rather how much above he was, 6'4.25? he certainly looked it.


Prime O'Brien: 6'4.25

2017 O'Brien: 6'4

Willes188 said on 9/Jul/17
You are all very ignorant. I have provided more evidence towards 6'4+ for O'Brien over the last 3-4 years than you people have provided towards anything in your whole lifetimes. It's very easy for you to sit and speculate about Conan, and try to prove that he's under 6'4, if he looks 6'4 in comparison to 999 out of 1000 people you would argue that he's under 6'4 because he looked under it in 1 case. The cases where he looks under 6'4 either has to do with the other celeb being under listed and downplaying or that they have footwear advantage
Andrea said on 23/Aug/17
Hmm. No offence but do you speak English? You guys seem to misunderstand a lot of things! I never said that I "believe what everyone claims", Canson. What I was saying there is that I don't care what other sites list celebrities at. You did link 3 random sites which describe Boris as 6'2.5 and 6'3. Is that supposed to be a proof that he can't be over 6'3? πŸ˜‚ I thought you were smarter than that! Boris does claim 6'4, so the other listings really don't matter to me. If you want (and you don't have to) to take into consideration a height, that should be what celebrities claim and not what random sites say they are. Of course, if a celebrity claims to be a certain height, this doesn't necessarily mean they are as tall as that and in fact many times they aren't! Again, Canson, you are the one who should pay attention to details because I've never said that Bobby said that Boris is 6'0.25! I did say that Bobby commented on this other guy's page, NOT Boris but the guy on the right, and said he looked a legit 6'0.5 "in person": Click Here I suppose that Google's "estimates" are probably more sensible than this Bobby guy's, LMFAO! But I guess you will say that Boris is wearing lifts there, right?
As for Willes, I was being ironic there and I thought it was quite clear. Having read a few of his comments in the past, I know what kind of poster he is and I honestly don't give a f**k about what he says. That's what I generally do when I see certain people commenting on this site and coming out with pathetic estimates/statements. I just ignore them. But you guys did sound quite reasonable... Maybe I was wrong...
Willes188 said on 23/Aug/17
Andrea

Yes sorry about that, I've learned through the years that we need to respect each other's opinions on celebrities heights, and i
have respect for Jackman, he is always friendly and humble, one of the nicest Hollywood actors, but I don't agree on him being maximum 6'1.5 peak or something like that you said, I don't think Hugh is as solid 6'2 as Reynolds though.


And don't argue with Canson and Christian they are feeding on downgrading tall Hollywood men like Conan to 6'3.25 "maximum" lol, in real life Conan was 6'4 prime easily (and claimed both 6'4.25 and 6'4.5)


And Neeson is downgrading slightly, if what you say is true Canson and Christian that Neeson stood 2cm taller than Conan link me the secret footage that you keep talking about.


Neeson stood 194cm in his prime it is known all around Hollywood that he downgrades himself to get acting jobs and approvals from directors


As for Elba nothing under 6'2.75, in fact 6'3 is more likely
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 22/Aug/17
@Andrea

Canson's exactly right. If you say the celebrities' official claims are the only thing that matters to you, by that logic, The Rock must really be 6'5" because 6'5" is his official claim. Or Andre the Giant must really be 7'5" because 7'5" was his official wrestling listing.
Canson said on 22/Aug/17
@Andrea: where did Bobby say anything about 6'0.25? If you are going to try to "discredit" what he says at least pay attention to details and use facts. He said Boris was 6'2.75. Very believable even if a footwear advantage he's 6'3" tops
Canson said on 22/Aug/17
@Andrea: so what you are telling me then is that you would believe the Rock's claims of 6'5" since you "believe what everyone claims". As for "sticking up for the community" lol I guess if you are trusting what Willes188 says that is enough right there to discredit anything that you say if you do. He consistently claims that 6'4-6'5 guys and 6'3 guys downgrade themselves purposely that is a ridiculous claim.

@Christian: yes. You are the only other one making any kind of sense here
Andrea said on 22/Aug/17
No problem, Willes. I'm glad to stick up to the community! πŸ‘ (wtf?) Btw, weren't you the guy who called me an idiot or something on Hugh Jackman's page just because I said (and I still think) he's never been a full 6'2? πŸ€”
But seriously, I don't think that Magic looks as much as 4 good inches taller than Boris in that single picture. Maybe 3.5 inches range but I'm not sure about more than that. Magic seems to be raising his eyes up a bit there... If you think that Magic is shorter than his listing, that's another matter but, if he is as tall as listed (6'7.5), Boris certainly doesn't look shorter than 6'4 with him. Without considering the fact that "we couldn't see their footwear. Magic could've had a significant shoe advantage over Boris for all we know. " 😊 Canson, I don't know why he was described as 6'2.5 on his site but, honestly, I don't care what other sites list him at. Btw, the second site you linked is a funny one, having both Boris and Clive Owen at 6'2.5 when the latter would probably look over 3 inches shorter, LOL! The only thing that matters to me is what celebrities' official claims are. In Boris' case, it is 6'4. Not 6'2.5, not 6'3 but 6'4! And he certainly doesn't look under that, to me. Jared is another example of a decent 6'4 guy. I can't see him any under either. I doubt they would be much different in a photo... Yeah, I did say he (Boris) could look near 6'5 on his page at one point. But that's probably because some celebrities I've seen with him are a bit overlisted. I mean, did you or did you not see my pictures? Rob did have this guy at 6'0.5 back then: Click Here Are you trying to tell me he looks only about 2.5 inches shorter than him? And, hey, your friend bobby apparently commented on that guy's page and said he looked 6'0.5 "in person". That speaks a lot about his reliability! πŸ˜‚ In conclusion, I don't think he's a big 6'5 guy, of course, but I really can't see him under 6'4. 6'4 or 6'4.25 is what I think he is. 6'3 is an insane guess, to my eyes! I think he holds his own pretty well next to a legit 6'5.5 range Rick Fox. Look at the same Rick with a 6'3 guy: Click Here
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 21/Aug/17
@Andrea

No way that this is just a 3 inch difference between Boris and Magic. Click Here This is clearly 4 inches. And this was taken in 2005, when Magic was 46 yrs old, so he could've lost a bit of height, given that he's very tall and was a former athlete. He was 6'7" or a bit over peak but I believe 6'6.75" in recent years, since he only looked 2" taller than 6'4.75" Kobe Bryant in 2009.

Magic: 6'6.75" today
Boris: 6'2.75" or at most 6'3"
Willes188 said on 21/Aug/17
Thanks for sticking up to the community Andrea
sumdude said on 20/Aug/17
Easy 190cm. Certainly looks it in similar footwear next to 183.5-184cm Chris Brown. Elba towers him in every pic by atleast 5-6cm.
Canson said on 20/Aug/17
Yes Andrea Rob also has Liam Neeson Selleck Lithgow and Conan all the same height yet Conan is close to an inch shorter than Neeson. Rob makes an educated guess if he hasn't met people and is being fair not downgrading them if he doesn't believe in it. He doesn't look but that with kobe or Lebron etc. And that's fine. As for the pic magic has even more of a lean than Boris does so that is at least 4" likely as his is about his eyebrow level even with the lean. Boris is described as 6'2.5 on his website and below as well as 6'3 in the other link below. So more likely he is 6'4" in shoes. He does not look as tall as Padalecki. Padalecki I can see as a legit 6'4 but not him. You were arguing that he could be 6'5" on his page at one point but that's a dream. Like KROC said there too don't let his body type fool you. He is proportionately built. As for using the listings Rob has, that is why we are here. To debate. If not, that defeats the whole purpose of this site as we wouldn't be having the discussions we have

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Mark(5'9.5 said on 18/Aug/17
Reading 'The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger' book itself, He is really an awesome Roland (Again, the film itself is a sequel to the 'book series' itself. Again, he's going to be heartless at first, but he's secretly heroic.)
Mark(5'9.5 said on 18/Aug/17
Reading 'The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger' book itself, He is really an awesome Roland (Again, the film itself is a sequel to the 'book series' itself. Again, he's going to be heartless at first, but secretly heroic.)
Andrea said on 18/Aug/17
Wrong link for Magic's picture: Click Here
Andrea said on 18/Aug/17
Canson, if you still think, after all these pictures, that Boris is 6'3 MAX just because a random poster from the site who claims to be 6'4.25-6'4.5 met him and said he looked close to 2 inches shorter than him, I give up. Let's be realistic. He does look AT LEAST 6'4 with those guys I have posted! Is this the picture with Magic you're talking about? Click Here It's not an ideal photo but, if anything, Magic looks more 3 than 4 inches taller than Boris there. This means that, if Magic is as tall as listed, Boris doesn't look under 6'4, again! Speaking of Rick Fox, I do agree he's not a big 6'6 guy but more somewhere around 6'5.5. As I said, I just reported the heights those celebrities are listed at on this site. That being said, Boris doesn't look much more than an inch shorter than him, maybe 1.25-1.5 but certainly not as much as 2 or over there. What about this guy? Click Here Rob has met him and he still has him at 6'. I do think that the full 6' could be a bit optimistic, yeah, but I doubt he's as low as 5'10 which is the very most he looks there if Boris is only 6'3. Do you think Rob would mistake a guy who is barely 5'10 for 6'?
To me Boris does look one of the most genuine and solid 6'4 on here, from what I've seen, and I wouldn't be surprised if he measured a fraction over. He could be similar to a Colin Salmon heightwise! Of course you are entitled to believe he's 6'3 max, even if that seems absurd to me...
Canson said on 15/Aug/17
@Andrea: anything is possible of course. It's just that people automatically assume that someone measures at their lowest and then when someone else who claims the same or half inch less or more is taller than they claim. To me he could be that at his lowest or even what Christian said. I hardly believe that Boris is above 6'3. I remember Bobby3342 said below that he's close to 2" taller than him and out it at 6'2.75. And bobby is going off of 6'4.5 for him he's actually 6'4.25 at his lowest. But 2" could mean 1.5" in some if there were some advantage in footwear. But for Boris his website said he as 6'2.5 previously so maybe he is 6'2.75 and was rounded down but don't see much more. He's a good 4" less than Magic Johnson is. I also remember on All of Us the tv show in thesis 2000s that Duane Martin called him 6'5 and he replies back sarcastically knowing he wasn't that tall. On there he looks the same as usual a 6'4" in shoes guy. I have no reason not to trust Bobby btw because his estimates of people he has met are usually close to what Rob has example Tom Brady and another was Padalecki. As for others saying a celeb is a certain height it is funny when someone says a celeb is taller than they claim or is a height they claim and aren't then it's gospel but when someone downgrades them they aren't that tall. Now back to Boris who do you have being taller he or Rio Ferdinand? He doesn't look taller than Ferdinand imho. And yes many do need downgrades but him at 6'4" would signify that. Him at 6'3" would put the liars however. And you commented on Rick Fox before and saw where Rob says he's 6'5.5 range more so. Look at him with Kobe no way in hell he is a legit 6'6" guy
Canson said on 15/Aug/17
@Andrea: anything is possible of course. It's just that people automatically assume that someone measures at their lowest and then when someone else who claims the same or half inch less or more is taller than they claim. To me he could be that at his lowest or even what Christian said. I hardly believe that Boris is above 6'3. I remember Bobby3342 said below that he's close to 2" taller than him and out it at 6'2.75. And bobby is going off of 6'4.5 for him he's actually 6'4.25 at his lowest. But 2" could mean 1.5" in some if there were some advantage in footwear. But for Boris his website said he as 6'2.5 previously so maybe he is 6'2.75 and was rounded down but don't see much more. He's a good 4" less than Magic Johnson is. I also remember on All of Us the tv show in thesis 2000s that Duane Martin called him 6'5 and he replies back sarcastically knowing he wasn't that tall. On there he looks the same as usual a 6'4" in shoes guy
Andrea said on 14/Aug/17
Canson, yeah, it is arguable 6'2.5 is not his "lowest" but I think he might have genuinely got that mark at one point, barefoot. He certainly is not like a Will Smith who claims the same mark but clearly looks nowhere near that. Idris certainly looks much more honest: Click Here Maybe you can make an argument for 6'2.25 but 6'2.5 would be a perfect listing, IMO! I mean, he claims it and he can certainly pull off looking that tall.
As for Boris, do you really think I'd base my estimate on someone who said they met him and he looked a certain height? Do you really think people always tell the truth on this site about how tall they are or about celebrities they have met? LOL! Welcome to celebheights! 90%+ of the posts on here are pure garbage. Maybe sometimes it is true, maybe sometimes some visitors really did meet a celebrity and maybe they genuinely thought they looked a certain height but I will NEVER base my estimate on that! Unless we're talking about Rob or a few other guys I trust on here. If Boris is only 6'3 tops, as you say, many celebrities need a big downgrade (and many already do, if Boris is only about 6'4)! This is not Boris' page but I'll post a few photos, since you brought him up:
- with a listed 6'1.5 Boris Becker: Click Here Click Here
- with 6'0.5 Steve Harvey and 6' Tyson Beckford: Click Here
- with a listed 6'5.5 Kevin Durand: Click Here You could say he's standing closer to the camera and he's got some advantage there but there are many other pictures of them and Boris can look barely shorter than him, at times. And, oh, the guy on the right is listed at 6'1 on here.
- with a listed 6'6 Rick Fox: Click Here
- with a listed 6' James Van Der Beek: Click Here
- with a listed 6' Kim Coates: Click Here
For these celebrities, I just reported the height they're listed at (I'm sure there might be someone who is a bit overlisted in that list) but he certainly doesn't look under 6'4, to me. If anything, you can make an argument for a fraction over. 6'3 is a big joke for Boris!
Canson said on 12/Aug/17
Willes188: false information. you admitted before that you downplay your own height or have downplayed (and you are a damn good height as is not too tall not too short) so you assume everyone else does it too. but a lot of your estimates on certain people include inflating someone else's height just to make the person you comment on the height you want them to be. Like saying Conan is 6'4 then saying all the other 6'4" guys who edge him out are taller than 6'4". If you have never measured the man himself or seen him measured then you really are not qualified to say that someone else is downplaying a height or is a certain height either. And truth be told you spread false information yourself like you have with me in the past and with Joe or James like you have. You also admitted In so many words that you are a fanboy of Conan so you want him to be 6'4-6'4.25. Otherwise there is no other objective evidence other than well this legit 6'4" guy must be 6'4.5 since Conan is 6'4".
Mark(5'9.5") said on 11/Aug/17
I got to see 'the Dark Tower' yesterday (it was my birthday (August 10th;I'm 19 now.))

Idris made me think he is Roland Deschain. (The character is suppose to seem extremely heartless at first until later on in the story, he does start to show that he truly cares.)

The actor for Jake Chambers made me think he is Jake Chambers from the book. However, Matthew could have been slightly better for 'Man in Black' though this might be due to the short running time for the movie.

As for Idris in the movie, he actually stands very decent. He did looked 6'3". This listing is fine.

It isn't a masterpiece, but I 'actually' did enjoy 'the Dark Tower' despite what critics say.
Willes188 said on 11/Aug/17
It's always the guys that are either too tall or too short that are spreading false information and hatred on celebheights...
Canson said on 11/Aug/17
I can't see Boris as tall as Jared padalecki
Canson said on 11/Aug/17
If Elba measured 6'2.5 that could or could not be his lowest. Sure he may be that at his lowest or he could also be a bit closer to 6'2" like 6'2.25. Just because someone said they measure 6'2.5 does not mean that that is at their lowest. I guess him claiming it is fine but if that is the case then it essentially means a comparison to someone else is useless. As for Khodjoe no chance he is 6'4 when a 6'4.25 poster here met him and said he's "almost" 2" taller. That could mean more like 1.5" too. Khodjoe looked 6'3" at best with Magic Johnson however
Andrea said on 10/Aug/17
Idris himself has claimed 6'2.5 and that seems a believable mark, WHEN he stands tall... That also would explain why he has claimed both "6'2" and "nearly 6'3". 6'2.25 is far away from being ruled out or impossible but I'd just give him 6'2.5. I think 6'2 is a bit too low and he's got to be over that mark when measured, how much is the question! You could say that anywhere between 6'2 and 6'3 is arguable at times but, if he came out with that mark, why not just give it to him? That sounds pretty honest.
As for Boris, that picture is quite useless because Idris has got some big camera advantage there. It would be interesting to see how he'd look next to Boris in a good photo because Boris is a perfect example of a solid 6'4 guy!
Canson said on 9/Aug/17
I have to agree with Christian on Boris khodjoe as Bobbyh3342 who is my height met him and said he's close to 2" shorter than we are. Also with magic Johnson khodjoe is a good 4" shorter than he is and his site listed him 6'2.5 for the longest. I believ he began claiming 6'4" later on but never looks it
Mark(5'9.5") said on 9/Aug/17
Again, Idris has a disadvantage posture in that picture. So 6'2" flat or 6'2.25" is safely ruled out.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 9/Aug/17
Mark(5'9.5 said on 4/Aug/17
He can also a decent 6'3" with 6'3.75"-6'4" Boris Kodjoe despite having a posture disadvantage.

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Boris himself is only like 6'3" tops. So that would put Idris around 6'2"-6'2.25" range.
Canson said on 8/Aug/17
@willes188: skip the name calling? Remember that next time you call everyone else on the page ignorant for guessing Conan below 6'4". Just regurgitating what you said yourself about others. Go look at his page and you will see it if you don't believe me. And You called people ignorant I didn't call you ignorant I called your statement ignorant because it is speculation
Mark(5'9.5 said on 8/Aug/17
@Canson don't worry Dude; a full 6'3" (at night) would be difficult to imagine. Closer to 6'3" like 6'2.75" in his normal low and 6'2.5" at his absolute low with natural slouch.
Mark(5'9.5") said on 8/Aug/17
@Wiles188

Don't worry; I go to this site to kill extra time when I don't have anything else to do. It's really part of my hobby too! I have a few disagreements with other listings, but I respect them nevertheless!
Canson said on 7/Aug/17
I can see him as a much stronger 6'2" but a full 6'3" at his lowest is a hard pill to swallow. He doesn't fit that mold. he is not as tall as a guy like Rio Ferdinand although I must admit I can see Rio as a guy who is a bit above 6'3" at his lowest (if not the full 191cm he is damn close to it imho). Maybe 6'2.5 which to me is not downplaying if he says 6'2. Don't see why there's a rule to having to round up
Canson said on 7/Aug/17
@Mark: i understand! I wasn't calling Willes ignorant. but the thing is what he said about downplaying is an assumption. Same way he said everyone else is ignorant for downgrading Conan and that the other "legit" 6'4s were all downplaying their heights instead. He thinks everyone downplays their height Kobe Neeson Barkley Stern and even said Conan has LOL. But I'm glad you said that because you're right it's his opinion.
Willes188 said on 7/Aug/17
And I'd like to add two things if I may



1. Calling yourself a "ballsy 6ft 2in black guy" when you're a full inch taller than solid 6'2 guys is a understatement, either that or he doesn't know his height.

2. Mark, you seem like a honest and knowledgeable guy, I know I've said it before but I don't think I've disagreed with you on anything you've said or any "guess" you've made on a celebrity's heights, i put "guess" in paragraph because both you and I know it's the truth ;) Keep up the good work, but don't spend too much time on it either, it's supposed to be a hobby.
Willes188 said on 7/Aug/17
Let's skip the name calling... For the matter I'm nether ignorant or unintelligent, quite the opposite actually. With an IQ of 123-124 and a political career (unpaid) as a local politician for Sweden Democrats youth organization SDU or "Ungsvenskarna" which is why I haven't been around on Celebheights as much as I used to.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 7/Aug/17
Idris could actually be the full 6'3", but Rob did mentioned that Idris Elba and Ray Fisher (who he met already) would be 1/4 of an inch apart from each other.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 7/Aug/17
With Bradley Cooper:

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He looks to be 6'3" with him, and definitely appeared taller than Ashton Kutcher appeared to be by him. He's also at least an inch taller than Tom Hiddleston is, 4 CM taller than a 187 CM Will Smith is and was NOT shorter than Chris Hemsworth. He's definitely the full 6'3".
Mark(5'9.5") said on 7/Aug/17
@Canson it's not really an ignorant statement. You, Christian, Wiles, and I don't round up as we would rather round down. I'm not taking side. I'm just saying that it's not all ignorant to tell if someone is downplaying their height.

As for Idris, he's too well above 6'2" and nearer 6'3"
Like the listing indicates. His natural slouch can
Make him look shorter, but even then, he's easily over 6'2".
Canson said on 5/Aug/17
@Willes188: please show us how someone "knowingly" downplays their height. That is a very ignorant statement and you don't sound very intelligent whatsoever. I mean the average guess here is 6'2.69. Maybe O'Connell isn't as tall as he claims maybe the angle isn't very good to compare the two or just Maybe you aren't that good at judging heights because you say the word downplay more often than I've heard the word in my 30 some odd years on this earth
Mark(5'9.5 said on 5/Aug/17
Let's also keep in mind that in 'The Dark Tower', Roland Deschain (In the books) is described as being 'roughly' 6'3". This is fine.
Willes188 said on 4/Aug/17
He downplays, he looks minimum 3cm taller than Jerry O'Conell in obsessed...
Mark(5'9.5 said on 4/Aug/17
He can also a decent 6'3" with 6'3.75"-6'4" Boris Kodjoe despite having a posture disadvantage.

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Mark(5'9.5 said on 4/Aug/17
He actually looks nearly 6'4" with 6'0.25" Chris Brown.

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Mark(5'9.5 said on 4/Aug/17
Out of curiosity Rob, have you ever seen Idris Elba or 'wanted' to meet him in person? How would Ray Fisher (who you thought wasn't over 6'3") compare to Idris Elba?
Editor Rob: I think getting Ray to stand taller would be an easier task than Elba, who has in many photos a natural slouch to him, but both actually might measure within 1/4 inch of each other barefoot.
Mark(5'9.5") said on 3/Aug/17
Listing is perfect.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 3/Aug/17
hhhhhhmmmm....... I need to see him in 'The Dark Tower.'

He's well over 6'2". Closer to 6'3" when standing at his tallest.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 3/Aug/17
This listing is perfect.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jul/17
192.1cm out of bed
18Teen said on 20/Jun/17
@Editor Rob

What do you think the low would be for Mr. Elba?
Editor Rob: the last film I watched with Idris was The Take, he had many scenes with Richard Madden and really, at times seemed 6ft 2 max...but I think standing at his tallest he is over it, 6ft 2.25-5 may well be a low zone
John said on 20/Jun/17
I don't think he is that tall tbh
Canson said on 19/Jun/17
@Rampage: you should see Lisa Leslie's page lol when speaking of average votes. She's guessed as 6'5.6-.7 which would make her almost as tall as Ali Baba lol. She may not even be as tall as you Me or Christian is. My father met her and said she was shorter than he was back then and he's peak a legit 6'4" at his low. But I doubt he looked at footwear she likely had to have been in flats as the difference wouldn't have been that much I suspect. I doubt she's under 6'3.5 barefoot may even be close to 6'4. But she is an inch lower than Kobe most of the time too
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 19/Jun/17
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover

Walker's more like 186-187cm (6'1.5")
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jun/17
187cm and 188cm are a joke. Just look at him in Takers with Paul Walker. He can't be under 189cm and 190cm to be honest is more likely
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 18/Jun/17
@SJH

Idris might be 6'2", but that's his minimum, not max. I wouldn't have thought 190, but 187 is a bit low.
S.J.H said on 8/Jun/17
Idris elba is max 6'2 and boris kodjoe is 6'2.75 met by a visitor here
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 23/May/17
If he really was 6'2.75", he wouldn't have claimed 6'2". So he may be closer to 6'2" than 6'3", somewhere around 6'2 3/8" or 6'2.5" probably.
MrTBlack said on 12/May/17
IDK what made him say "6'2" but from what I've seen, he generally looks around 6.2.25-6.3.
shiva182cms said on 26/Apr/17
He's 6'2.5 ,this listing is good but 6'2.5 would be perfect, he looks right in b/w 6'2 and 6'3 ,
S.J.H said on 6/Apr/17
Idris elba honestly don't look a tip over 6'1 with obama
berta said on 30/Mar/17
yeah about 4,5 cm taller than pine but pine is probably close to 185 and that makes elba almost 190 but could be strong 189 guy but if pine really is no taller than 184 then i would say elba is no taller than 189
Gwynbleidd said on 22/Mar/17
Solid 6' 3" for me. Nor strong or weak. He doesn't really have the best posture and so his height won't show as well... but with him standing straight next to 6' 4" Tyler Perry, a solid 6' 3" can be envisioned perfectly: Click Here
Adijos said on 21/Mar/17
6'3" (191 cm) is his real height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Mar/17
Weak 6ft3 is fair and strong 6ft2 for Reddick...still aren't any photos of those two together!
berta said on 5/Feb/17
im starting to believe he is closer to 189. and 190 on really good days
Importer said on 4/Feb/17
Seems right, he had an inch on Paul Walker R.I.P in Takers.
Mark(5'9.25") said on 27/Jan/17
@S.J.H Pine had more footwear that day.
S.J.H said on 17/Jan/17
idris elba only look max 2" taller than chris pine not more. Pine might be 6'0.75 if elba not under 6'2.75
Mark(5'9.25 said on 10/Jan/17
Taller than Will Smith. This listing is legit.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/17
220lbs I think
James B said on 8/Dec/16
His weight rob?
Editor Rob: James, could be a 205-210 ranger.
Gus said on 6/Nov/16
6'2.75 is perfect for him Γ’Λœβ€ 
Josh Jeffords said on 9/Oct/16
The word your searching for is photo shop pine isn't even in this league.
Can pass for 6 3 but likely billed spot on.
Has good posture most of the time and cool style.
I doubt he is over 6 4 however which I have seen abroad.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Oct/16
Rob, if you happen to get a ton of 6ft4-5 or 6ft-6ft1 votes for Idris are you simply gonna delete them?


I just thought every vote would count. I know you took issue with me putting Chris Hemsworth at 6ft5. Just other visitors who are less objective and go with their own perception may overestimate while jokers tend to underestimate. If it's simply the same person re-submitting repetively for just s***s & giggles I'd totally see why though
Editor Rob: well none of the votes get added to the average, until they get processed.

If you are a trusted user then your vote is going to be added to the average much quicker and the page will be refreshed to reflect that. I appreciate those who are contributing, whether you agree or disagree, your vote does get counted.

The more genuine estimates the better.
Johan said on 1/Oct/16
Sticking with my 6'2.5" guess. He isn't taller than Prince William and I don't believe he would be taller than Lance Reddick either.
S.J.H said on 30/Sep/16
He only look around 6'2 with nicolas cage. If cage had hidden liftinsole then idris is 6'2.75 if not at best 6'2.25
Shahid said on 24/Sep/16
He looks 6'3"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/16
He looks above 6ft2 flat for sure but a solid 6ft3 guy? He's more likely to be a fraction under that, I think. This listing is fair. Right between the 6ft1-2 guys and 6ft4 guys
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/16
He looks above 6ft2 flat for sure but a solid 6ft3 guy? He's more likely to be a fraction under that, I think. This listing is fair. Looks right between the 6ft1-2 guys and 6ft4 guys
Canson said on 11/Sep/16
Maybe it's his appearance that makes him look that way. Don't see why someone 6'3 would downplay his height for roles. So maybe it's the curve being broken and the way a strong 6'2 or weak 6'3 appears next to others.
Canson said on 11/Sep/16
I beg to differ. He looks a solid 6'3 to me
Johno said on 11/Sep/16
With Pine he does not look beyond a flat 6'2.
Dsmooth said on 2/Sep/16
That's a bad angle, very close up an distorted (shot with Chris pine) you can tell by the distortion on the faces. The shot was taken very close or very wide. I wouldn't put too much stock in that photo
gian92 said on 20/Jul/16
Rob near Chris Pine Elba seems max 187-188 cm , how is it possible ??

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There are a lot of photos of this event and from every angulation there is only 1 inch of difference between them , maybe he lost height
Editor Rob: he doesn't look over 6ft 2 for sure, but I think he is wearing a 1/3rd inch type of shoe, really thin looking thing.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jun/16
Rob, do you think this guy downplays his height to get more roles or are those days in Hollywood over where tall guys get overlooked for certain parts?
Editor Rob: I wouldn't say so, from what I've seen almost 6ft 3 seems to fit what he looks.

If he only said 6ft 2 though, he'd be playing it down a bit, but I don't think it makes as much difference.
James St. said on 19/Apr/16
Just a bit of trivia: in Takers, there is a clear view of his California Driver's License for the character he plays. It shows Gordon Thomas Cozier
HT: 6-2 WT: 210
Anyone from California? Do they round up to the nearest inch or do they include fractions such as .25; .50; .75 in like Rob does here?
Anyways, it's a movie so nothing definitive.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Apr/16
He looked a fraction shorter than Rio Ferdinand (6ft3ΒΌ) and similar to Lenny Henry (6ft3 peak, 6ft2Β½ today)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Apr/16
Rob, which of these?

A) 192.5cm/190.5cm
B) 192cm/190cm
C) 191.5cm/189.5cm
D) 191cm/189cm
Editor Rob: B-C range seems likely
joe joe said on 19/Mar/16
He looked a good inch taller then 6'3 listed Lenny Henry on sports relief the other night.
Johno said on 25/Jan/16
6'2.25
Andrea said on 1/Jan/16
I have not seen this claim but, if he really came out with 6'2.5 and you saw that, why not listing him at that mark? It seems a reasonable guess!
Editor Rob: I need to find it again, I believe it was when he was talking about playing Mandela
Andrea said on 24/Dec/15
Rob, if he claimed to be 6'2.5, you should give him that! That's actually what i would have given him... 6'2 is probably too low and 6'3 too much (he looks a bit shorter than Sacha Baron, who himself says 6'3)! 6'2.5 seems to fit him, probably not much different than Lance...
Editor Rob: I think he'd be minimum around that zone, it's hard to really say with a guy like Anthony Joshua exactly what the diff could be!
Nick said on 15/Nov/15
@1.95
you can be 200 cm without guts, when it comes to grit don't think height plays a big role
1.95 said on 15/Oct/15
190 cm is a good height , but 195 cm is alpha
Dingus said on 7/Sep/15
Very close to 6'03"
joe said on 25/Jul/15
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joe 193cm night said on 26/Jun/15
side of gerard butler looks from 6'2.5 and 6'2.75 to
MD said on 22/Apr/15
It may or may not be much of an advantage, but that photo shows a significant difference in height, far more than I expected and more than either of their current listings would hold.
joe 193cm night said on 18/Apr/15
Idris and Michael Strahan 6'4.5 (194) Strahan has a bit of an advantage this closerClick Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Apr/15
Rob, do you think Idris would edge out Lance Reddick?
[Editor Rob: if you measured them I think so. Lance has good posture, Idris at times is a bit looser in his manners.]
spainmen191cm said on 7/Apr/15
Rob,what do you think about Wood Harris? He looks very similar to Idris Elba, any chance of adding him to celebheights?
184.3cm said on 4/Apr/15
Rob what made you think he is weak 6'3? I mean look here next to Matt who you met. Click Here

From other angles still only looks 7 cm max difference. So 182 Matt, 189 Idris.
[Editor Rob: I think he is as he claims, nearly but not quite a 6ft 3 guy. Smith is in that 182 range himself.]
MD said on 20/Mar/15
@182.3, that's actually a fairly good picture.
Ali Baba said on 18/Mar/15
I actually thought he was taller than this. He must act with a lot of shorter actors.
184.3cm said on 8/Mar/15
Think his 6'2 claim was legit since he is shorter than 6'2.75 Prince William
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joe 193cm night said on 7/Mar/15
Images with the Prince William are not very good to compare
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/15
His posture isn't great...unlike Tom Welling who you'd swear was a strong 6ft3 at least!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/15
Rob, could 190cm possibly be a morning height?

I have a suspicion he was measured at 6ft2 and nearer 6ft3
[Editor Rob: I think this guy would measure 6ft 2.5-3 range more than in the 6ft 2-2.5 range.]
Stork said on 1/Feb/15
Idris seems a lot taller, as he's of slim build and stature. He's a Beautiful man and actor. We need more Men of colour in film and television. God Bless
173 said on 30/Dec/14
Would be the tallest Bond so far IF it happens!
Dsmooth said on 19/Dec/14
Very close in height to Prince William, I think this is fair.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/14
But I agree that Elba is nearer 6ft3. Lance Reddick is more in that solid 6ft2 territory
Andrea said on 18/Nov/14
Rob, 6'2.5 is very possible... He's pretty honest because he generally looks between 6'2 and 6'3!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Nov/14
Yeah, but I mean it's worth mentioning that he's also claimed 6ft2
[Editor Rob: yeah I'll put it in his description aswell.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Nov/14
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Rob, in this interview with Time Out London, Elba describes himself as being a 'ballsy 6ft 2in black guy"
[Editor Rob: I think his almost 6ft 3 claim fits what he looks.]
Sam said on 27/Oct/14
Elba certainly looked taller relative to Denzel Washington in American Gangster than Schreiber did with Washington in The Manchurian Candidate but Schreiber and Washington are often on even footing while Elba's character was supposed to be a really big dude and I believe they filmed the scenes with Elba standing on the higher part of a sloping NYC sideway to make him look bigger.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Oct/14
My thoughts exactly. Liev can look closer to 6ft2 a lot...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Sep/14
Rob, who do you think is taller, Elba or Schrieber?
[Editor Rob: would be hard to tell, always a chance elba could be a few mm more ]
Andrea said on 3/Sep/14
He easily looks near 6'3 next to Lawrence Gilliard Jr... I actually thought Lawr was nearly 6 inches shorter than him!!! In The Wire he looks pretty tall, too bad there arent good scenes with Lance Reddick ( actually there's a scene with both of them but no height comparison is possible)! I think they could be pretty similar, even if Lance does give a taller impression to me. In every movie or tv series he's in, height is the first thing i notice of him. He always looks very tall and he claims to be only 6'2! Btw, when will you upload Gilliard's pic, Rob?
Jon said on 2/Sep/14
@RobPaul What would you say his head size and weight are? I find myself obsessing over these things more and more. I'd say about 220 lbs and maybe 10 inch range?
[Editor Rob: I think his head looks genuinely in 99th percentile, somewhere in 10.25 inch range would not surprise me. He has a high crown shape (not flat) which I think takes him over 10 inches.]
khelgor said on 19/Aug/14
u guys just take picture and say : xx is 6'x or 5'x
On some photo a guy can be taller or smaller than he really is.
Mr. R said on 1/May/14
I saw Idris several times this year and he is pretty close to 6-3.
jamz said on 29/Apr/14
Sam - Prince William and Elba look exactly the same height in that photo. A half-inch max between them.
John Blaze said on 24/Mar/14
I stood very near him in a line once and I'm 6'2. He was a little taller than me and I couldn't tell if he was 6'2.5 or 6'3. So I would say 6'2.75 is perfect.
John Blaze said on 24/Mar/14
I stood very near him in a line once and I'm 6'2. He was a little taller than me and I couldn't tell if he was 6'2.5 or 6'3. So I would say 6'2.75 is perfect.
MD said on 24/Feb/14
With 5'10.5" Michael B. Jordan:

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I think it's possible Idris is losing maybe a quarter-inch-to-half-and-inch by leaning slightly forward, here.
Shorty said on 30/Dec/13
Just saw him in the documentary 'King of Speed' and travelling around he is bigger than everyone he meets. Honestly thought he was about 6'4" - 6'5"...
Lo sgozzatore said on 10/Dec/13
Not the best picture with Sacha, who might be a bit over 6'3... Anyway, i agree. I dont buy anything under 6'2 for Elba, he's somewhere between 6'2 and 6'3, maybe around 6'2.5 is spot on
MD said on 9/Dec/13
I'm really beginning to see this current listing under 6'3". Here he is with a legit 6'3" Sacha Baron Cohen:

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I've also seen photos of him with Prince Harry only looking marginally taller. So, he's taller than 6'2", but also definitely not a full 6'3".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Dec/13
Elba looks 187-188cm next to Prince William (whose max 190cm)
Sam said on 6/Dec/13
Here Elba meets Prince William and William has an inch or more over him. One of the shortest I've seen Elba look.
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Lo sgozzatore said on 13/Nov/13
He did look taller than Wood Harris, eho gets listed at 6'2 on the net, but i think he's more 6'1.5... He was taller than Wisdom too, who might be somewhere in that range too (between 6'1 and 6'2). Michael k williams is between 5'10 and 5'11 i think, so anywhere between 6'2 and 3 is possible for mr Elba
Einstein of Height said on 7/Nov/13
In ''The Wire'' he looked the same height as 6'3 Wood Harris (Avon Barksdale). Plus he's noticeably taller than 6'2 Robert Wisdom (Major 'Bunny' Colvin). @ anyone who thinks he's less than 6'2, he towered 5'11 Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar). A 6'1 guy can't tower someone who's 5'11. Remember you need 4 inches on someone to tower them. 5'11 + 4inches = 6'3 = Idris Elba's height.
Sam said on 29/Oct/13
I've never seen this guy look less than as listed...don't know why some people seem to see him as under 6'2".
Lo sgozzatore said on 9/Sep/13
Yeah, i already saw that pic. He's looking between 6'2 and 6'3 there, considering that Gorman is standing as straight as possible... How do you explain that pic with McGann? Simply bad posture? In Luther there are also some scenes with an actor, that you listed here at 170, dont remember his name. Anyway, when i was watching him with Elba, i really thought he had to be around 5'9, if Elba is really 6'2.5... Elba once again looked 6' range with him... Not saying he's that short, absolutely, but he's a guy who can look anything from 6' to 6'2 range... Maybe a 6'2.5 would be better?
[Editor Rob: 6ft 2.5-2.75 I think is the range he would measure in.]
Lo sgozzatore said on 8/Sep/13
Naa, when he has bad posture he really can look just max 6'... See him with Paul Mcgann, that you met: Click Here
He really doesnt look over 6' there but i think that if he stands straight he's probably 6'2 range... I'm not sure he's near 6'3 as listed, but 6'2-6'2.5 is probably a good shout for him
[Editor Rob: I know one guy who is a good comparison - Burn Gorman...that guy in person is height aware and about 175cm...]
The truth said on 6/Sep/13
Just saw him in a photo of the TV serial "Ultraviolet" with 6' 2" listed Jack Davenport- they are exactly the same height, Davenport even seems taller by a 1/4 of an inch in some stills. He is not over 6' 2". No way.
[Editor Rob: I don't know about stills, but in the show itself he is taller than jack.]
Lo sgozzatore said on 6/Sep/13
Rob, im watchin him in The Wire and its incredible how he can look max 6' next to the short guys but then looks taller than 6'1-6'2 guys... You think thats just bad posture? I doubt he's less than 6'2 when standing straight
[Editor Rob: I think his laid back posture can make him look 6ft 1-2 range, but see him standing tall and he looks over that range.]
Lo sgozzatore said on 30/Jul/13
Yeah, I noticed he doesnt stand straight sometimes! They actually could be very similar, even if Lance gives a taller impression...
Lo sgozzatore said on 29/Jul/13
After watching him in The Wire, i'd say he's for sure between 6'2 and 6'3. I hoped there were some scenes with Lance Reddick but it unfortunately did not happen. Who do you think would be taller, Rob?
[Editor Rob: they both could be 6ft 2.5, Idris I think stands with poorer posture at times]
Balrog said on 14/Jul/13
I think Elba is more a strong 6'2'' rather than a weak 6'3''.

So 6'2.25'' is my guess, he was near in height with Chris Hemsworth so he can't be under 6'2''.
Len said on 14/Jul/13
He's listed as 6'2" elsewhere. That seems right.
Elbaa said on 12/Jul/13
Well actually 6'3 is 190.5 cm. so if i was 190 cm tall i'd definately say that i am 6'3.
teej said on 10/Jul/13
He's british so i believe he's 6ft2.5.. If he was an american actor i wouldnt believe it, seeing as they all lie about their heights
Lo sgozzatore said on 21/Jun/13
Than Tom Hardy, who must be around the same height of Marsters
Lo sgozzatore said on 20/Jun/13
Rob, you think there are 15 cms between them? He doesnt look that much taller... Just think about Tom Welling, who's supposed to be the same height! He makes James Marsters look like a little child
[Editor Rob: 15cm taller than who?]
KraphtOne said on 14/Jun/13
On the office he is virtually the same height as John K. who is 6'3"... Considering Jim's bad posture 6'2.75" sounds spot on
TENIKA5/8 SAYS ON MAY 29 said on 29/May/13
THIS IS REALLY A BIG SUPRISE. DIDNT THINK HE WOULD BE THAT TALL.
Luther6ft said on 13/May/13
Definitely 189-191 cm range if Butler is 184-186 cm range, Mark Strong is 185-187 cm range and Toby Kebbell is 184-186 cm range. Looks 6'3-4 range on Luther, but I don't think he's quite that tall barefoot, scraping 6'3 like listed or 6'2.5 is probably spot on for Elba. Mind adding a listing for Toby Kebbel, Rob? Think he's 6'1.
191cm said on 27/Apr/13
Lol no. 191 is 6ft 3in.
dawg said on 24/Apr/13
6ft 2.75in is actually a bit over 191 cm.. So which one is supposed to be his height according to this site? Correct that please..
penguinboy25 said on 2/Apr/13
The Pic with Terrell Suggs actually tells us a lot. Suggs was measured at 6'3 3/8 at the NFL combine. With Suggs leaning in and losing a bit of height Elba is still a tad shorter. I think 6'2.5 is an accurate listing for him.
penguinboy25 said on 29/Mar/13
This is close but I don't think he's as high as 190. If Gerard Butler is 6'1 area which I think is accurate, Elba seems to have him by about 1.5 inches. I think 6'2.5 is closer. I would love to see this guy next to Tom Welling to compare.
Anonymous said on 29/Mar/13
Gravitates between 6'2.75 and 6'3. Either way, he's tall, but I wager he's a flat 6'3. He always looks noticeably taller than most 6'2 men.
Anonymous said on 23/Mar/13
Says 6' 2" in Men's Fitness ? Consider a change, Rob?
Lo sgozzatore said on 5/Feb/13
Sorry Silent, but you have an idea of how a real 6'4 guy looks? Just think about a Jeff Goldblum or a Alexander Skarsgard! This guy is probably 6'2 flat, doesnt look much taller than Gerard Butler, who's probably just a bit over 6'!
Silent d said on 31/Jan/13
He always looked 6 foot 4 to me. He was a couple of inches taller than supposedly 187cm jeffrey dean morgan. 6 foot 3.
ano said on 25/Jan/13
190cm is right for him!
He may never become a James Bond, but he's tall, dark and handsome - THREE things Daniel Craig is NOT!
Alex said on 16/Jan/13
What do you guys think a 190 cm guy should claim? 6ft2 or 6ft3?
Lo sgozzatore said on 2/Dec/12
Possible, but he's likely nearer 6'2 than 6'3! 6'2.25 is better maybe! Considering that you have Lance Reddick at only 6'2.25 and he looks very tall... This guy looks just tall to me and he's supposed to be about 6'3
Lo sgozzatore said on 2/Dec/12
Rob, could he be a 6'2 flat guy? He looks a bit taller than 185 max Gerard Butler...
[Editor Rob: I think between 6ft 2 and 3 might be fair for him.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/12
He's a legit 188cm guy whose build and posture make him look 6ft3. I'd say 6ft2.25(189cm) could be spot on. At that height you could get away with claiming 6ft3.
Aragorn 5'11 said on 20/Oct/12
He's 6'2. He's only 2 inches taller than Nicolas Cage (6'0). And he's barely an inch taller than Paul Walker (6'1) If Paul Walker is 6'2 then he would be 6'2.75. But still he's not more than 2 inches taller than Nicolas Cage (6'0). And he was with Chris Evans (6'0) in a movie and he didn't look more than 2 inches taller than him. He's definitely a very strong 6'2 but I don't quite buy more than that for him. However, anything less than 6'2 for him is crazy!
J-Dog said on 6/Oct/12
Hey guys, they have gone with 190cm Idris Elba to play 6'4" Nelson Mandela in the biopic moving coming out, and apparently "stature" was stated as a big factor.

Reference: Click Here
Nick NB said on 1/Oct/12
After having watched 'Luther' and '28 Weeks Later', believing the verity that he is 6'4" (1.93 m) is no trouble whatsoever.

His trademark tall, solid build with his undaunted gait contributes to his iconic style which gives him an outstanding presence and helps him to achieve his very high acting potential. He switches between Estuary English and American English so liberally, he can pass off as an American or a Brit.

He is most definitely a splendid actor!
Nick NB said on 30/Sep/12
After having watched 'Luther' and '28 Weeks Later', believing the verity that he is 6'4" (1.93 m) is no trouble whatsoever.

His trademark tall, solid build with his undaunted gait contributes to his iconic style which gives him an outstanding presence and helps him to achieve his very high acting potential. He switches between Estuary English and American English so liberally, he can pass off as an American or a Brit.

He is most definitely a splendid actor!
Johnny G said on 7/Aug/12
never met him but being a fan I say a legit 6'2.5" - one of the best young actors to hit the screen & TV in years
Hob said on 28/Jul/12
i read up that idris was 189cm. look pretty much same height as The Rock.
FACE said on 2/Feb/12
He always looks big but 189-190cm sounds right
Ajax said on 27/Jan/12
The reason why he was probably listed as 6'2" is because he
said "6'2.75" and some one thought 6'2" because when you ad
any fraction to your height, someone will repeat it back with out the fraction.
joe joe said on 26/Jan/12
I have met bothe dominic west and Idris. Im 6'1, 1m 85 and Idris definately had about 2 or so inches on me I wouldnt say Dominic west is 1m 84 though as that would put him close to my hight and when we met which was in the cue of a london club FYI, he seemed a little shorter than me. I was in very flat plimsoles and he was in dress shoes with a slight heel. i would say max 183 but looked about 182, 181 to me but i would be fine with him claiming 6 ft he can pull it off
steven said on 19/Jan/12
he look like a big 6'2 guy.
David618 said on 16/Nov/11
Saw this guy in Obsessed with jerry O' Connell. When they stood close together I noticed he was noticeably taller (more than an inch), so if O' Connell is billed at 6'2" then I would say Idris Alba is closer to 6'4" than 6'3". Maybe his evening height is like a shade under 6'3" and his day height is like 6'3.5"?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Oct/11
Nearer 6"2 than 6"3 IMO...
thebad7 said on 13/Oct/11
@J-Dog: This photo you posted is one in a set shot at the same function. I agree with you: Idris is just about the same height as Suggs, with Suggs having maybe a half inch at most (footwear being negligible). I always thought Idris was more 6'3" than 6'2"--he stacks up this way against taller actors (see THE WIRE). I think he can honestly claim 6'3" for himself.

BTW: You're spot on about Viper.

tb7
J-Dog said on 11/Oct/11
Viper, HE IS virtually THE SAME HEIGHT AS TERRELL Suggs Click Here Click Here

By the way, I mean this in no disrespect, but you have clear and obvious insecurities about your own height, this is why you must always downgrade others even when evidence is very clear! I think any of us on here posting do have our moments I am 190cm to 188cm (You can go ahead and say I am lying et cetera as if its some how highly unlikely) can have moments where I am like, man if I was 6'4" because as human beings we are hierarchical based animals unfortunately and are always looking to "have something" over another person. But at the same time I am content and I realize the under pinnings of human thought to the point where I won't downgrade someone to make myself feel better but would rather just know objectively with no bias how tall they are as its also just a interesting hobby. I know my words will fall on deaf ears. By the way I have no hatred or dislike but honestly just a little concern for your mental well-being.
Viper said on 10/Oct/11
6-3 measured Terrell Suggs had over an inch on him.

Hes certaintly no 6-2.75. More like 6-1.75
J-Dog said on 8/Oct/11
Cranberries I wouldn't rely on one picture alone as it can be deceiving especially if its not a fully body shot at an even angle. For example take a look and click here Click Here

This is the same event and look at the shoulder level and head level of Elba compared to Dominic West, I would say he looks close to 3" inches taller! Keep in mind Elba has his hands folded behind his back while leaning forward slightly, which whenever I do I am dropping posture slightly, also hair level as well. I think Dominic West may be more 184 than 183cm I will try to find further proof if possible thanks.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Sep/11
He's a solid 6"2, 188-189cm range.
Nick B said on 1/Sep/11
Having watched, 'Luther' and '28 Weeks Later', believing the fact that he is 6'4", 1.93 m, 193 cm is no trouble whatsoever. He is most definitely, a splendid actor.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Aug/11
On The Wire he can look as low as 6"2(188cm) and even sometimes 187cm. However, in RockNRolla he did have a solid 1in on Gerard Butler who himself is 6"1-6"2. I think his real height is somewhere between 6"2.25-6"2.5.
Hansen said on 24/Aug/11
atually black and indians people have longer limbs than e whites and other races. if you have check on NBA draft list average black players got up 4 to 7 or 8inches wingspan longer length than their bare height measured compare white players wingspan are average to their height or just 3-5inch longer. just example kobe bryant listed barely 6ft4.75 and gota large wingspan of 6ft11. really had to admit black people have better proportion than many other race. idris have long limps and look what he claim 6ft3flat.
James said on 5/Jul/11
can look 6'4 on TV.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jul/11
Doesn't look over 6ft2 next to West, more like 186-187cm.
Cranberries with you look closer you'll notice Dominic West has larger hands
J-Dog said on 19/Jun/11
I think he is indeed 190CM or 6'2.75" The only time I am this height is right after waking up, LOL. I think when he first wakes up right out of bed after 8 hours of sleep he is near/virtually 6'4" or 6'3.75 near there. That may account for him not seeming less than 190cm but possible being seen as more at times.

It's not just about height but build as well, he is very solidly built and when you combine this by being in the 6'2" and above area when he is around others he looks larger in general.
Ace said on 29/Apr/11
He certainly looked near 6`3 during his stint in the office
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Apr/11
Not that much taller than Denzel Washington in American Gangster
Eli said on 17/Apr/11
he's 188
Viper said on 14/Mar/11
6-2 max
Luke Warren said on 13/Mar/11
Idris Elba is exactly the same height as me. 190 cm which is '6 2" 3/4.
Luke Warren said on 13/Mar/11
Idris Elba is exactly the same height as me. 190 cm which is '6 2" 3/4.
Candyman said on 12/Mar/11
Looks right and the guy next to Travie McCoy is Bulelani Mvotho, who in that pic is standing on a box and is not anywhere near 6ft tall.
Viper said on 27/Feb/11
This guy is clearly not a 6-3 man. 6-2
Viper said on 27/Feb/11
E says on 15/Jan/11
looks the same height as ravens linebacker terrell suggs... 6'3"

Nope, he looks shorter than 6-3 measured Terrell Suggs in every pic.
Viper said on 25/Feb/11
LOL, Butler isnt 6-2. This guy is 6-2 Max
thebad7 said on 24/Feb/11
Idris is spot on 6'3", Rob. He looks this standing next to Gerard Butler (6'2") in ROCKNROLLA and in THE WIRE next to Wood Harris (6'3").

tb7
Tyler said on 28/Jan/11
6'3 sounds about right.
5'7.56 said on 23/Jan/11
Rob, in The Office he looked clearly taller than 6'3 John Krasinski, I think he could be 6'3.5, check his scenes at The Office.
carter said on 22/Jan/11
I think it's right. He has 3-4cm on Gerard Butler in RockNRolla
E said on 15/Jan/11
looks the same height as ravens linebacker terrell suggs... 6'3"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Nov/10
Rob he's listed everywhere as 6"2?

[Editor Rob: I think he's honest about his height being near 6ft 3]
Anonymous said on 6/Sep/07
No, this guy is a legit 6'2 (without shoes) for sure.
Bobo said on 31/Aug/07
He is British, a native Londoner. He is best known for The Wire. He is the same height as Gerard Butler so I am thinking a little over 6 .05
J. said on 31/Jan/06
He's actually was born and bred in the UK.

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