How tall is Ioan Gruffudd

Ioan Gruffudd's Height

5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)

Welsh actor best known for roles in TV series Hornblower, Forever, Ringer and films such as Fantastic Four, King Arthur and Amazing Grace. Ioan mentioned his height in an interview, saying that he stood "Almost 6 foot" tall. His wife Alice Evans mentioned on twitter that "He is 5ft 11 and one half, exactly!".

How tall is Ioan Gruffudd
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Average Guess (36 Votes)
5ft 11.44in (181.5cm)
FE said on 26/May/20
@Editor Rob,

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Interesting claim, First the 11.5 claim and now this.

What do u think Rob?
Editor Rob
Yeah there's a chance 5ft 11.25 for him of course...though she seems to have increased her own claim there!
Rory said on 6/Apr/20
I'd go with 5ft11.25 myself, not convinced he's as tall as Cumberbatch. Also looks about 2 inches shorter than 6ft1 claimer Eric Dane. Has the right kind of proportions to look taller than he is though. Slim,quite broad shouldered with long legs. Most people would take him for 6foot.
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 24/Sep/19
Nice listing for his height.. like Berta said below, he is less than inch shorter than Chris Evans with 182.8 range.... his body proportion is perfect unlike mine like longer legs with shorter torsos... 181 is good listing for his height.... cant see him under 5ft 11 at least.....
berta said on 22/Dec/18
Chris evans who might be a tiny fraction under 6 feet, but possible is the full 6 feet is more than half inch taller. i think there is about 2 cm beetween them.
Chris 182,5-183
Gruffudd 181
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He sometimes looks either 5’11.25 or 11.5”?
I would say 5’11 3/8th, just to be generous.
Editor Rob
Gruffudd might have measured at 5ft 11.5, but can look 5ft 11 to 11.5 range typically.
FE said on 31/Jul/18
@Editor Rob,

Who's Taller, Him, Raoul Bova or Jake Gyllenhaal?

Ioan and Raoul can pull off 5'11.5", but Jake can look 5'11" flat at times...
Editor Rob
They all could be anywhere in 5ft 11-11.5 zone.

Ioan actually started out only with a 5ft 11 claim, later on he went with 5ft 11.5. I mean he can look either at times.
berta said on 18/Mar/18
almost 181 is better listing
jtm said on 15/Mar/18
They both look shorter than Alba and Chiklis! That picture is a joke but I think the 5'10.75 he was listed here was closer to the truth.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Mar/18
Rob, I'm sorry but I see more than 1in there
Jacob Dunstan, Jake 1.85 m said on 11/Mar/18
I think he looks close to 6ft. He also possesses a rich, mellifluous speaking voice. Good actor.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Feb/18
Rob, what do you make of this photo?

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Even if Ioan was to stand closer to the camera, Evans would still have a comfortable 1in+ on him
Editor Rob
You could say he might be a 3/4 inch less and Ioan's 5ft 11.5 claim is more an earlier in the day type measurement. 181 could be the best fit overall.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jan/18
Rob, is this is rare case of you underestimating someone?

I looked at old posts and you guys are arguing 5ft10 range for this guy
Editor Rob
Well he was around 5ft 11 for a few years. The argument was more about Glenn's photo, but even he thought near 6ft was hard to believe.

5ft 11 is what Ioan used to claim, before he went to Hollywood and added a half inch ;)
jjj said on 9/Jan/18
@Slim 182cm: Maybe his morning height is 5'11.5 and he drops to 5'10.75? Just because he doesn't claim 6ft doesn't mean his claim isn't true..? If anything seems too specific to not be his height, and he does look it so.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Dec/17
181cm at worst. Proportionally he can look 5ft10 but when you see him next to other 6ft guys he's close to them
berta said on 21/Sep/17
181 cm seems like e better fit for this guy. could be 180 cm flat to but overall o would say close to 181 cm
James B said on 22/Aug/17
It's rare that a 5'10.75 actor will be upgraded to 5'11.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Aug/17
Rob, is he really just a fraction shorter than Chris Evans?

I seem to remember there being 1in
Editor Rob: he could look 1/2 maybe 3/4 at times
Slim 182 cm said on 31/Jul/17
181 cm, I think of the geezer was a legit 5'11.5, he'd claim 6'
S.J.H said on 28/Jun/17
Gruffudd 181cm and Chris Evans 182cm
TJE said on 19/Apr/17
When people say long arms make you look tall, I reference them to this picture.
Johnny said on 19/Apr/17
He looked a little over 5ft 11 with Mamun and Khalid.
berta said on 18/Apr/17
i dont think he is hlaf inch taller than brad pitt. i think these two guys would be about the same exact height
shiva 181 cms said on 19/Mar/17
Agreeing with SJH 5'11.25 was right for him
GP said on 8/Mar/17
I think the older listing is closer. I saw him several years ago during Fantastic 4 days and he was around 5'10.5"-5'11". Definitely not the 5'11.5" listing and his wife in 2-3" heels is the same height as him while he has dress shoes. Very pleasant gentleman.
S.J.H said on 6/Mar/17
Highly doubt that alice evans measure Ioan Gruffudd close to 5 foot 11.5 in the morning at least he didn't look shorter than most 6'0 claim actor who was only 5'11
S.J.H said on 8/Feb/17
Click Here 5'10.75-5'11 older listing is more accurate than 5'11.5 self claim. Legit 180cm guy
Guest66 said on 29/Dec/16
He looks this tall, and you can respect his honesty, standing at almost 6 foot he doesn't claim something as 6'1", like a lot of other guys in that range do.
Cardigan Island said on 25/Dec/16
Ioan Gruffudd looks exactly the height he states, which is 5 feet 11.5 inches ! What's the problem? He has the looks ,charm, humour and acting ability to be the next James Bond. He is appreciably taller than Daniel Craig and is more good-humoured....and better looking.
Ioan Gruffudd could be the best Bond since the iconic Sean Connery.
By the way, Ioan [Yo-ann] is Welsh for John, and Gruffudd [ pronounced Griffith with a soft th ] is Welsh for Griffith.
Ioan's first language is Welsh, but a refined English accent is no he abundantly proved as Horatio Hornblower years ago.
berta said on 18/Dec/16
never seen this guy as tall always looke 180 to me but after looking at photos of him and chris evans it doesnt look to be more than 1 cm beetween them. chris evans could be just 182 and in that case this guy is maybe 181 but 182 seems fine
S.J.H said on 14/Nov/16
With 1/2inch more footwear he look taller than 6'0 chris evans. Maybe evans was 5'11.75

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Mat said on 17/May/16
Rob, why did you upgrade him? Of coure he measures 5'11.5 at some time of the day. We knew that already. Just cause his wife said that doesn't really change anything. In celebheights we list according to afternoon/lunch time heights. Do you believe he clears 181 in the afternoon to get listed 182?
Editor Rob: big Khalid had a photo and he could look anywhere in 5ft 11-11.5 range.
George Sears said on 12/May/16
I'd say this is accurate. Standing next to Paul McGann and Jamie Bamber in Hornblower, who were both men of similar heights, he looked a tad taller.

Incidentally, he looked a tad shorter than Nicholas Jones, the actor portraying Lieutenant Buckland in the same programme. I can't personally find any bio on Jones that lists his height but he looked about anywhere from 184 - 187cm (this is with footwear on, of course).
Endy said on 22/Mar/16
181cm or maximum low 182....181,5 is more me(I'm 181,4)
Aza said on 5/Mar/16
Refreshingly honest about his height..... Which he actually looks!
Ferris said on 7/Dec/15
4 some reason I always automatically described him as quite fairly Tall/above average guy. I don't know y maybe he didn't look so much shorter than guys like Julian McMahon, Clive Owen or Joel David Moore etc.
TJE said on 7/Dec/15
He could be a solid 181 guy. 183 upon waking and 181 going to bed. Though, there's a better chance Chris Evans is just 182.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/15
Out of bed: 182-183cm
Before bed: 180-181cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Nov/15
Actually, 182cm for Ioan would make Chris Evans 183-184cm. Funny how the old posts everyone was arguing under 5ft11 for him

Rob, could the previous 181cm be closer?
Editor Rob: 181 or 182, I suppose you could argue that 5ft 11.5 is more a before lunch range for him.
mr.rashid said on 24/Oct/15
Ioan Gruffudd is a Strong 181/Weak 182 guy
mr.rashid said on 12/Sep/15

ok theyre weak 6footers, but ioan is still not much shorter than them.
i cant tell the difference between them anyways, so at worse he would b 181.
Balrog said on 6/Sep/15

Neither Evans or Cumbertach are example of legit 6footers, since I think they both deep under that mark, they're weak 6footers. Gruffudd at 181cm was nailed.
dmeyer said on 6/Sep/15
5'11.5 afternoon 5'11.25 night can look 2cm than under evans who himself could be 5'11.75
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Sep/15
Watching Fantastic Four, he does look similar to Chris Evans (5ft11¾)
and exactly 2in below Julian McMahon (6ft1¾)
mr.rashid said on 2/Sep/15
Jimmy Kimmel is probably a lift wearer or something?

but Ioan is nothing like Jake Gyllenhaal or Jim Beaver! he never claims that he's 6ft tall he said "Almost 6 foot" which is honest claim. he can look a solid 2 inches under 6'2" guys like Clive Owen and Julian McMahon. 5'11.25-11.75" is his range, Nothing more or less!
MD said on 2/Sep/15
With 5'11.25" Jimmy Kimmel:

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Andrea said on 31/Aug/15
Another Jake Gyllenhaal (or Jim Beaver)? Listed at a certain height, then coming out with a very precise mark and upgraded to that height... It seems any celebrity could get an upgrade if they came out with a precise mark (of course without exagerating)! I hope Sly is not reading this or he wil come out soon with something like "I was 5'9.25, but i must have shrunk because i recently got measured at only 5'8.75", just to get that 1/4 inch more from Big Rob!
mr.rashid said on 29/Aug/15
i woudn't say this is optimistic, i think this listing is pretty much reasonable. he always looks very close in height next to Legit 6fters like Ben Cumberbatch and Chris Evans (especially!). tho Ioan can look anywhere in the 5'11-11.75" range and he can look a decent 6ft at times, so i would agree to this listing to b fair.
Balrog said on 28/Aug/15
This is a bit optimistic, he always looked more 5'11" than 6'0". 181cm was perfect for him. His wife claim doesn't say anything, this guy doesn't go under 5'11" so at some point of the day he's near 6 foot and 5'11.5"
mr.rashid said on 19/Aug/15
@Editor Rob,
Hey Rob, i found a pic of ur friend Khalid with Ioan Gruffudd!

i found this pic on facebook, Did u already knew about this? or
Would this pic b any help to this page at all?
[Editor Rob: he never put a link on here so I'm not sure if he would want a link to his page or not.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jul/15
Rob, are you sure about this?
[Editor Rob: I think it is reasonable to think he would clear 5ft 11 a bit. His wife seems to think the same.]
mike said on 6/Jul/15
Isn't 182cm 6ft rob? Like wouldn't 5'11.5 be in the 181cm range?
Lorne??? said on 21/Mar/15
He really can look close to 6ft. His claim of "almost 6ft" is fair.

If Hoel David Moore is really 189, then he looks 182.
Sarah said on 28/Sep/14
A little over 5'11
Bakura said on 23/Sep/13

Far left photo: Gruffudd's hair is creating the illusion of extra height.

Second photo along: See above. Also, look at the eye levels. Chris' is noticeably higher.

Far right photos: ..... Evans is very clearly taller in both. I'm not sure how you overlooked this.

Evans is a solid 6-footer. I fail to understand so many people's fixation on downgrading him.
Balrog said on 18/Feb/13
I agree Dmeyer his claim is honest because he always looked a legit 5'11'' man and could be a little over as listed. I'm sure he's near 6 foot at morning. Evans actually looked same height as Ioan in a lot of pics. Evans might be a weak 6 footer.
Dmeyer said on 28/Oct/12
Probably got measures 5'11.75 11am IF hé is 5'11.25 dinner he is pretty honeSt with almost 6 ft
Dmeyer said on 28/Oct/12
Looked to close in height with 6 FT Evans to be less than 180.5-1cm , i am glad to welcome à new 181er Like me
Dmeyer said on 27/Oct/12
I alwais thaught hé was more 5'11-11.25 than 5'10.75-11
Shaun said on 26/Aug/12
Actually they could be near the same height, but he has a bouffon hairdo which is difficult to gauge where his skull line is!
Shaun said on 26/Aug/12
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His wife looks pretty tall here and taller than him, she could be 6 ft. Its strange though as in some pictures he looks taller and in others she looks taller. Well she's barefoot in the doorway here with him and looks to edge him out.
Shaun said on 26/Aug/12
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Looks more 182cm here with 187-188cm Clive Owen.
jtm said on 19/Nov/11
5'10.5-5'11 is correct.
Josh B said on 17/Nov/11
Must admit he held himself in King Arthur quite well next to Clive Owen, never seemed more than 2 inches separating the two, either this guy deserves an upgrade slightly or Clive gets his downgrade that seems to be wanted on his page.
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dmeyer said on 10/Dec/08
he might be5 ft 11.5 out of bed and goes to 5 ft 10.75 before bed
Daii said on 23/Nov/08
He has always seemed 5'10 to me..hmm
Annonymous said on 10/Jan/08
wow either your taller the 5'8 or hes taller then 5'11 or the other
dan said on 3/Oct/07
compared to Glenn, Ioan is like 5'9''. I don't see more than 1'' there.
dmeyer said on 20/Sep/07
he can look only 3 cm smaller than evans 179 180 for him
dmeyer said on 1/Aug/07
if he is 5'10.75 then he is 5'11.5 in the morning so thats whi he says almost 6 ft
dmeyer said on 17/Jun/07
in fantastic four didnt seem under 5;10.75
dmeyer said on 22/Apr/07
i agree rob 5'11 is 180.34 wish is almost 0.5 cm over 180 wish is strong 180 so 5'11 guy should be only 2.5 cm samller than a 6 ft guy but 5'10.75 is 179.705 wish very close to 180 cm 3 mm but 5'10.75 would look 3 cm shorter than 6 ft since 6 ft is 182.88 cm the real 180 is 5'10.7/8 like 5'10.87 wish is precisely 180 cm
dmeyer said on 22/Apr/07
gruffud near evan dosnt look more than 3 cm shorter so 5'10.75 is good
Drew said on 22/Apr/07
Rob, 180cm is 5'11" not 5'10.75cm. I mean, Brad Pitt is listed as 180cm and 5'11"...

[Editor Rob: the heights are stored in feet/inches, so think of 3/4 as weak 5ft 11, some 3/4 and even inch marks are going to have an equivalent cm when converted and rounded to nearest cm]
MD said on 22/Apr/07
John, that's a movie shot, and obviously done as that comic book character was taller than the other.

That said, there is not a lot of difference between them, which is why I think Chris is shorter than listed:

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And, as if I'd not posted this enough, again, a photo of Chris with a legitimate 6'1" basketball star Steve Nash to show Chris isn't anywhere close to 6'1"

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John said on 21/Apr/07
chris evans looks shorter in this pic.... next Ioan Click Here
dmeyer said on 19/Apr/07
glenn you look 5'9 easy in that pic even if standing straight he might be 179 depends on glenn footwear
The Horse of FUNK said on 19/Apr/07
I agree again, 5'10.75" is fine enough for now because he could be either slightly taller or shorter for all I know. But I do know it becomes somewhat pointless to argue for quarters of an inch. And just to add one more thing, he didn't quite look a full 5'11" with Clive Owen in King Arthur anyway.
Scarlet said on 19/Apr/07
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Rachel Weisz is 5'6 + 3 inch heel. Gruffud is an inch and a half taller in the photo. 5'10.5 in shoes. The shoes are not thick. So 5'10 barefeet.
Scarlet said on 19/Apr/07
If they were standing straight in the photo it would be easier to tell
glenn said on 19/Apr/07
a first i saw 5-10 in pic.he isnt standing close to 5-11.
The Horse of FUNK said on 18/Apr/07
You see 5'11" huh? Hmmmm, he is standing further away than you, plus he seems to be tilting his head and slouching a bit. 5'10.5" could always be a possibility, but I think I'll play it safe for now and stick with Rob's estimate of 180cm.

[Editor Rob: he might be convincingly argued 178/9 as much as 180]
glenn said on 18/Apr/07
actually,now i see the 5-11.yes,flat ground.
The Horse of FUNK said on 18/Apr/07
Actually, Scarlet, Gruffudd looks 5'11" very often with many other celebrities. 5'9" is just too low.

This photo comes as a shock. Yeah, I'd say this guy can be anywhere from 5'10.25" - 5'10.75". Were you guys on flat ground, Glenn? And here people keep insisting Glenn's like 5'6" or 5'7" lol. He's surprisingly tall for a 5'6" or 5'7" guy.
glenn said on 18/Apr/07
closer to 5-10 i see.everyone sees a different height.but 6ft sounds ridiculous.
anonymous said on 18/Apr/07
that is probably about right. he looks near enough 5`11.
Scarlet said on 18/Apr/07
Looks to be 5'9.
6'0 in his dreams.
Rackon said on 1/Nov/06
Ioan costars with the 6'/6'1" Benedict Cumberbatch in the new film Amazing Grace. There's one scene with shots of them both running and standing barefoot where they are quite close together. Cumberbatch looks slightly taller, which makes perfect sense if Gruffudd is 5'11".

Love every inch of him, whatever his height ;-).
Meg said on 4/May/06
Ioan Gruffudd has never been listed at any height other than 5'11". I have been following him for years. His best mate is actor Matthew Ryhs who is about 5'8" and Ioan is taller in every photo of the two of them together.
MOF said on 4/Dec/05
Gruffudd is tricky, but he stands the same height as Joel Edgerton and Hugh Dancy in King Arthur, all listed as 5'11.
thatguylover1 said on 13/Oct/05
actually ioan is 5'11"- maybe chris is 6'2"
Anonymous said on 7/Oct/05
If Chris Evans is 6'0.5", then Ioan isn't 5'11". Not even close. He stands at least three inches shorter than Evans throughout pretty much all their scenes in "Fantastic Four," so unless Chris is 6'2" or in lifts, Ioan can't be the height listed here.

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