How tall is James Cosmo

James Cosmo's Height

6ft ½ in (184.2 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 1 ½ (186.7 cm)
British Actor best known for roles in films such as Braveheart, Troy and tv series Game of Thrones (as Jeor Morment). According to his agency CV he is 6ft 2 and weighs in at 17 stone. This photo was taken at a Glasgow Collectormania show in Braehead, December 2008.

James Cosmo is Joer Morment
5ft 8 Rob and James

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Average Guess (30 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 1.11in (185.7cm)
Current: 6ft 0.53in (184.2cm)
Hopping hopper said on 20/Aug/19
Looks 6-1 peak. 3 or so inches over lambert in highlander.
Rory said on 16/Mar/19
He looks 4-4.5 inches taller than Rob here, so yh about 6ft0.5 aged 61 and probably an inch lost by then which is more than average but he didn't/doesn't look the picture of health so it's believable. 6ft1.5 peak and probably 6ft flat today.
Caaq said on 20/Dec/18
If Editor Rob reaches the level of his pupils, then he is clearly 6 inches taller . That makes him.undeniably 6 2. I think in his prime he could have been even 6 3.
Edimar184 said on 12/Oct/18
He looks near 6ft1 with you.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Sep/18
Possibly even a weak 6ft2 in his prime
Bego said on 13/May/18
Definitely 184 now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Feb/18
He looks 184cm these days
Rory said on 20/Dec/17
@Guk, I saw that episode of The Persuaders with Cosmo and Moore and Cosmo definitely edges him but not by a full inch...you're talking about half inch I think, there wasn't much between them. 6ft1.5 peak is spot on.
berta said on 24/Nov/17
good update 187 is what he looked and otday i have ni idea
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Oct/17
He looked 6ft2 when he was younger so this definitely looks better
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/17
nice!
GUK said on 20/Oct/17
Taller than Roger Moore maybe by an inch in an episode of The Persuaders.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Oct/17
184-185cm today is believable
Matthew Robinson said on 13/Oct/17
I'd say you could at the least give him a 186 peak and 184-185 current height listing? He may well have been over 6'1" flat back in the day.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Oct/17
A 35-year old Cosmo would have edged out Gerard Butler
Editor Rob: 6ft 1.5 isn't impossible for him, it may well be a peak figure and 184 now.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 14/Sep/17
He looks 6'0.5"-6'0.75" in the pic, not quite 6'1".
Rent said on 23/Aug/17
Rob, you should to add Trainspotting with his roles ;-)
Jani said on 6/Aug/17
He always seem to look fairly tall (inside and outside the camera). 185cm but would not rule out 186cm.
World Citizen said on 28/May/17
He is more like 6 ft 0.75 here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Apr/17
Rob, could he have been 6ft2?


He's near 70, considerably heavy and therefore hasn't lived the healthiest lifestyle
Editor Rob: 6ft 1.5 is still possible peak.
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Apr/17
He's certainly the size of a cosmos! Cosmic! 6ft0.5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Apr/17
I think he may have been 6ft2
Paleman said on 8/Apr/17
Big guy... Looks a little bit over 6' in the above photo, but I'm sure that if he straightened up completely he could look 186cm. So yeah, 6'1" sounds about right.
Pierre said on 23/Feb/17
He look around 6"0.25'/6"0.5' imo,the peak of Rob's head is just a little lower than his eyebrows,and he seem have a forehead a little longer as Rob's forehead.
berta said on 20/Feb/17
well maybe could be littel shorter than that now. 184 flat ore littel under. just looked at photos i think he starting to loose a lot of height
berta said on 20/Feb/17
today 184,7
peak 187,3 ..................185,5 is to short for him in his peak. not a chase he was half inch shorter than roger more
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Feb/17
Minimum 6ft1½ in his prime and I'm not closed off completely the possibility of 6ft2. You wouldn't recognise him from 40 years ago. Red-haired, leaner and had no beard. Reminded me of a taller and larger-framed Kevin McKidd
jimbo said on 15/Feb/17
Looked an inch taller than Roger Moore in the Persuaders. So I'd say an easy 187cm in 1971.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Nov/16
He still looks over 6ft today...
S.J.H said on 29/Oct/16
He look as tall as stephen amell with big rob. 5'11.75 from this picture
Rory said on 5/Oct/16
6'1.5 peak, 6'0 today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Aug/16
Looked more 186-187cm at peak than 185cm
Mike said on 27/Aug/16
6ft 0.5 today, 6ft 1.5 peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Apr/16
"James Cosmo's Height is 6ft 0¾in (184.78cm)
"Peak Height is 6ft 1½in (186.69cm)"
NBAer said on 21/Mar/16
Looks near 185 with Rob,probably 6'0.75 at worst.
berta said on 18/Mar/16
he looks really big in Braveheart. I Think peakheight was no less than 187 and now about 184,5
Alex said on 1/Feb/16
So weird Rob, I thought he was taller than 185 cm XD
Nick said on 14/Jan/16
Most likely 6'1.25 as his peak height. ( 186 cm )
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jan/16
Rob, maybe give him 187cm as a peak height if he still looks over 6ft today?
Editor Rob said on 7/Aug/15
I saw him a few months ago and actually I think when standing tall he still clears over 6ft.
Charon120 said on 29/May/15
Would you mind a downgrade, and put a peak height in. If that's the case.
120 said on 22/Mar/15
Looks 5ft 11, if you compare heights with Owen Teale
[Editor Rob: Cosmo has shrunk more in last few years, I mean Teale still clears 6ft 1 in person, Cosmo barely cleared 6ft the last time I seen him in 2014.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Feb/15
Something's not right. On Sons of Anarchy he had an easy 2in on Charlie Hunnam whose meant to be a solid 6ft (some even argue a bit more).
James B said on 13/Feb/15
At his current age height and build he should not be weighing much over 13 stone. Any bmi chart will tell you that 17 stone is obese at that height.
James B said on 13/Feb/15
6'1.25-6'1.5 peak and today 6'0.25
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Feb/15
He towers Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting. Looks exceptionally tall in Braveheart aswell

Nearer 6ft2 in the 90's, Rob?
[Editor Rob: 6ft 1.5 peak range could have been possible.]
Mike said on 25/Dec/14
187 peak Rob?
[Editor Rob: last time I seen him I really thought he wasn't much over 6ft at all, his actual peak I might keep an eye and see if I can see him in late 80's stuff.]
mike said on 11/Nov/14
Yeah probably 187-188 peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Sep/14
"Peak height was 6ft 2in (188cm)

He actually looked 6ft3 next to Hunnam...so still at least 6ft1.
G Man said on 13/Jun/14
Just watched an old episode of Soldier Soldier, he steps on the scales before competing in a horse race and his weight is given as 14 stone 5 lbs (201 lbs or 91kg) which didn't sound right at all! I'd say he was at least 2 stone more than that. I didn't see what the scales actually read.
Sam said on 1/Apr/14
I really thought he and Brendan Gleeson were like 6'3"-6'4" range back when I saw Braveheart. They made them both look pretty enormous on screen there. Even today, it's hard for me to believe that Cosmo is only 3.5 inches taller than Mel Gibson.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/14
I'm not gonna lie. He was about 2in (at least 1.5in) taller than Charlie Hunnam in Sons of Anarchy.
berta said on 26/Feb/14
He doesnt look under 185. He could be 186? He is also 66 years old i think so peak was probably 188. If bruce willis have lost 2 cm already and is healthy and skinny then this guy that is almost 10 years older probably have to. 185-186 now and 187-188 peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Dec/13
So many Game of Thrones stars...

Are you a big fan, Rob?
[Editor Rob: yes I do enjoy the show. I will try to meet as many from it as I can from it.
pjk said on 22/Oct/13
I was standing just over from him in a pub in Glasgow about erm...14 or 15 years ago. My god what have i been doing with my life, i'm old now.
Anyway, he looked kind of sad and was by himself. I was going to go over and say "you were great in braveheart " but i kind of thought he wanted to be by himself and he is a very imposing looking dude.
I thought he looked 6'2" for sure back then.
Andrew M said on 20/Oct/13
A friend of my brother has often been told he looks like James, or even been mistaken for him, although I imagine it must have been a few years ago, when James still had all his hair! Plus my brother's friend can only be 5'8" at most.
And now to add to all this, I have a friend who looks very like Will Ferrell - at least when Will stops frowning and opens his eyes!
Andrew M said on 20/Oct/13
@ Metric and Pat B: when last I looked, this site was still run by a Scotsman - Rob Paul, whom I believe still lives in Scotland, the northernmost country in Britain. And in Britain, we have always quoted heights and weights in Imperial measure, with Feet and Inches for height, and Stones and Pounds for weight! This is how doctors and nurses communicate these things to us, and it is also used by our Police forces. And if indeed this is still a British site, then I suggest you two respect that convention, whether you agree with it or not!
Even the Americans, who love to do everything their own way, still quote "Imperial" measure, although they only give Pounds for weight, and their "foot" and "yard" are different from ours.
And frankly, giving people's weight in kilos rather than stones must be hard enough, but I can't imagine how anyone could think they could accurately estimate the height of a human being using a measurement as small as the centimetre! As a Physics graduate, I was often made painfully aware in my lab training, of the difficulties involved in accurate measurement, and the necessity to account and compensate for errors. So remembering that, I don't see how you could accurately judge something which measures 100cm or more just by eye. At best, you'd need to have a fairly good idea of how 1 metre looks, and then just use that, so that you could guess how many metres or what fraction of one is involved, to estimate a person's height in cm.
Matt 184.7-186.7cm said on 12/Oct/13
6ft 1 is looking spot on
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/13
Probably 6ft1 now, give or take. Nearer 6ft2 peak. I really do hate to say this, but he looks a good bit heavier than 17st. If he was 6ft4, I'd believe it. Really this guy is edging toward 19st
Rusty said on 17/Sep/13
He clearly isnt 6'2" he never had that look to him. I usually don't like to downgrade people but 6'1" if hes lucky
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jul/13
Looking 184-185cm today in Game of Thrones.
But, peak was 186-187cm.
truth178cm said on 30/Apr/13
185cm ok listing
Stephen said on 8/Jan/13
classic 184 guy today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Dec/12
6"1.75(187cm) peak, 6"0.75(185cm) today
Trent said on 18/Dec/12
I have a friend who is 5'11 and he says a bit over 19 stone and he looks similar in build to this guy. So this guy probably is 20 stone.

I am 17 stone and some fraction of an inch shorter than this guy, and he's definitely a fair bit bigger than I am. He reminds me of my dad, who always said he was still his youthful svelte 13 stone. He may have been as a younger man, but he seemed to forget he ever gained weight!
thorterr said on 28/Nov/12
if he is shorter than height challenge 2 guy then hes 6ft 0.75 and 19 stone
Trent said on 14/Nov/12
Probably 6'1 in this pic. 6'2 as a peak seems reasonable. But I'll agree he's fudging his weight. I have weighed a good bit more than that, and being shorter, and I looked nowhere near his size.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Sep/12
"Peak height was 6 ft 1.75 in (187cm)"

:)
metric said on 3/Sep/12
@danimal

the world is kg. 1 kg = 2.2lbs. please use metric in the future as it's superior to imperial in every possible way.
Danimal said on 3/Aug/12
PatB says on 8/Feb/12
What's with the "stone" thingee? Are we going to measure heights in rods or furlongs next?

The world isn't just USA. It's not hard to convert Stone to Pounds. 1 stone = 14 pounds. Do the math.
Danimal said on 3/Aug/12
Close to 6'2" in his younger years. Probably about an 1" less now.
HellBoundPower said on 31/Jul/12
I would definitely give him 6'2" peak. More 6'1" or a little under today. And there is NO WAY he only weighs 238. I'm 5'10.5"-5'11", and I weigh 210, with a pretty average build. This guy is MASSIVE. At least 280, if not 300+.
PatB said on 8/Feb/12
What's with the "stone" thingee? Are we going to measure heights in rods or furlongs next?
[Editor Rob: that's what a lot of British cv's have on them, like 11st 5lbs.]
klem said on 5/Oct/11
He might not stand as tall as height challenge guys plus he is very obese - non of the fat people I know stand at their tallest. Looks 185 cm in photo.
James said on 30/Sep/11
rob this guy is not very healthy and is overweight so maybe he could have peaked at 6'1 1/2?

if your overweight at age 63 you can easily lose 1 inch from your peak. heck even guys like samuel l jackson and denzel washington who are in good shape have already lost 1 inch in height prematurely.
[Editor Rob: peak he could have been that mark]
USYD said on 27/Sep/11
Looks around 186cm.
[Editor Rob: Cosmo in person is shorter than how tall Height Challenge 2 who is a legit 186cm guy.]
James said on 7/Sep/11
Doubt he was ever 6'2. granted he has lost some height and does not look too be very healthy..... i'd say today 184cm and might have peaked at 186 or 187cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Sep/11
Looks roughly 6"0.5(184cm) in the photo.
Maybe upstraight he'd look 6"1.25(186cm)?
rob89 said on 3/Sep/11
Looks around 6'0.5" - 6'1", between 184-185 cm i'd guess.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/11
6ft2 peak, if not then close.
Alex said on 11/Aug/11
Thats a legit 6'1 next to a 5'8 guy.
James said on 11/Jun/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 11/Jun/11
I'm suprised hes not 6ft3

Why?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jun/11
I'm suprised hes not 6ft3
Cranberries said on 10/Jun/11
Only 238 lbs? He looks pretty damn thick. Maybe he has small bones; his hands aren't very big.
James said on 10/Jun/11
He is still a big and imposing bloke
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jun/11
I see 184cm with Rob
Lenad is sexy said on 5/Jun/11
I see more 4 inches between them.
dicksock said on 25/May/11
He looks 6'1" max with Rob.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/May/11
6"0.75(185cm) today
6"1.5(187cm) peak
James said on 8/May/11
Today 6'0.25 (184cm)
Peak 6'1.25 (186cm)
The Horse of FUNK said on 2/May/11
"Some men are longer than others..."
James said on 30/Apr/11
looks 183cm actually give that rob is not standing as straight as james....... probably not as low as 182cm though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Apr/11
Looks 184.5cm(6"0.75) with Rob
James said on 27/Apr/11
yeah 6ft today 6ft1 peak
Lenad is sexy said on 26/Apr/11
In Bravehart he looked like a strong 6'1. Here he looks 6'0.5 max
James said on 19/Apr/11
Rampage man your denying the facts look at him with rob he looks 184cm he does NOT look 188cm in the photo.

In your defense though rampage yes he is quite old and he does not look in great shape does he?............. I'd say in his 20's there is a very good chance he was 186cm or maybe just maybe 187cm but i'd bet more money on 6'1.25 peak than 6'1.5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Apr/11
I think 6"2(188cm) isn't impossible...he was taller than Brendan Gleeson in Braveheart
James said on 14/Apr/11
strong 6'1 in small trainers
LG69 said on 12/Apr/11
Solid 6'1'...maybe 6'1.5". He looks more than 238lbs(17stone). I think he looks at least 250lbs.
Legend said on 11/Apr/11
Looks more like 18 stone...
James said on 27/Mar/11
Strong 6ft with rob
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Mar/11
A weak 6"2 at his peak...187-188cm
Candyman said on 29/Jan/11
6'1" with a speck of hamburger juice on his shirt Lol
James said on 15/Jan/11
i don't know maybe 6'1.25 (186cm) in his 20's and now 6ft.05 184cm.

6'2 (188cm) seems extreme.
arnie said on 3/Jan/11
He looks like a probable 6'2 in his youth
James said on 1/Jan/11
does not look over 183cm with rob.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Dec/10
Looked all of 6ft 2in in Braveheart...
newbie said on 11/Dec/10
friend who is just under 6'0 bumped into him coming out of a pub in early 90s and said he was huge, he reckoned around 6'3 and physically massive as well.
James said on 29/Nov/10
He's in his early 60's and is probably 6'0.5 (184cm) today.

Peak 6'1-6'1.5. The most he could have been at his peak is 6'1.5 (187cm) most likely not 6'2. But he was for sure though 6'1 or a strong 6'1 in his 20's. So at peak either 185cm or 186cm.

But the 6'3 listings? Nah.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/10
Rob could he have been near 6"2 at his peak?

[Editor Rob: if he lost a good inch in height]
Matt said on 23/Nov/10
does look just about 6'1 since his eye level scrapes over robs head.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Nov/10
187cm-188cm at peak...around the same height as Brendan Gleeson in Braveheart.

Today he's 6"1
Hugh 190cm said on 1/Jul/09
From watching brave heart I'd have said more 6ft3. 6ft1 or 6ft2 is fine.
Anonymous said on 30/Jun/09
Was great in BraveHeart no one could have played the part better, I think around 6'2 when younger and 6'1.5 nowadays. He is a very broad framed guy, always thought he was big but not this massive no wonder he was cast in Braveheart.
J.J. said on 30/Jun/09
cLearly 6'0.625" in this picture
Hugh 190cm said on 18/Jun/09
Bad posture. Up straight is 6ft1 minimum and possibly 186cm. Peak was 188cm.

[Editor Rob: he's standing no worse than me...]
Mathew said on 10/Jun/09
I see 6'0.5" - 6'1".
Lenad said on 31/May/09
I see a weak 6ft1 man in the photo
Hugh 190cm said on 21/May/09
A big guy no doubt but 6ft5? That sounds a little extreme. 6ft2 or 6ft3 peak maybe.
jim said on 12/May/09
My brother met him through his work, he felt he was close to his height of 6feet5, maybe the guys sheer presence gave him added inches in my brothers eyes. but hes certainly well built and apparently a very nice guy
_-_-_-(Hugh)-_-_-_/ said on 12/Mar/09
This guy has a pretty hulking presence. Similiar to the likes of Forest Whitaker and John Goodman. A really burly 6ft2 guy.
Hugh said on 5/Feb/09
186cm now I'd say. 187-188cm prime. He hasn't lost much. Could pass for 6ft2 in that picture with Rob. Was he a nice guy rob?
Hugh said on 4/Feb/09
6ft1.5-6ft2 in his prime seems accurate. He does look heavier these days which might give the illusion that he's shorter. He did look quite big in Braveheart. Perhaps 185-186cm if he stood straight.
Zero said on 26/Jan/09
I don't understand,but 184 cm is his barefoot height or the one with shoes?
Because the photo was taken with shoes on.

To Ian:
You're right,that's because I have a very big forehead...around 6 inch (14cm).

[Editor Rob: I am just trying to show the difference - about 4.5 inches. I'm 5ft 8 barefoot, so 6ft 1/2 inch in the photo barefoot.]
derek d said on 26/Jan/09
Thanks for drawing the lines Rob, it really helps I guess his big frame makes him look closer to 6'2 at a quick glace, but yeah close 6'1 sounds about right.
Ian said on 25/Jan/09
Not a 6'1 guy,if Rob is 5'8.
I'm actually 6'1.25 (186cm) and to reach my eyelevel a person must be 5'9 (175).

You forget Rob is 5ft8.25 for most of the day and everyones forehead isn't the same as yours. Just 4.25" for a man's forehead is below average. Most men's foreheads are at least 4.5" from eyelevel to top of head and it's not unknown to see 6" from eyelevel to top of head (Warren beatty for example)
Ras said on 24/Jan/09
He looks a bit taller on the main page (about 6'1.5) but at a better glance 6'1 should be right.
rob89 said on 23/Jan/09
He doesn't look anywhere near 6'2 in this pic imo, an even 6' tops.
Zero said on 23/Jan/09
Not a 6'1 guy,if Rob is 5'8.
I'm actually 6'1.25 (186cm) and to reach my eyelevel a person must be 5'9 (175).
As I see from the photo Rob reach and past his eyelevel by an inch or so.
He looks tall anyway,like 183.5-184,but not 185....
Big Show said on 23/Jan/09
He looked the same height as Eric Bana in Troy and about an inch or two taller than Brendan Gleeson in Braveheart. He's probably lost some height due to old age as he always looked a solid 6'3 to me.
Brad said on 22/Jan/09
Wonder what famous 14 pound stone made that weight the term.
Anonymous said on 22/Jan/09
In this pic looks 6'1 or at the lowest 6'0.5.
Big T said on 22/Jan/09
Brad, a stone is 14 lbs
Gonzalo said on 22/Jan/09
After Rob
Brad said on 21/Jan/09
What the heck is a stone? Some Brit term for 15 pounds?
MD said on 21/Jan/09
This is a good example of how being very large can also make you look like a giant, and in the other direction, being very slight can also make you look very tall.
Big T said on 21/Jan/09
Looks about 20 stone to me
The Horse of FUNK said on 21/Jan/09
He's looking more 184 today. It's possible he was more around 186-187cm for most of his life, though. It's easy to get away with claiming 6'2" at 186-187cm.
Gonzalo said on 21/Jan/09
He looks taller than 1`85 in that pic. And he has probably shrunk
Anonymous said on 21/Jan/09
looks 6"2 in this pic
Big Show said on 24/Apr/07
He looked the same height as Eric Bana in Troy, so this height could be correct. Before Troy I always thought Cosmo to be like 6'4, as he always was a lot taller than his fellow actors. In Braveheart he appeared 2 inches taller than Brendan Gleeson and about 7 inches taller than Mel Gibson (but perhaps the camera angle helped a bit).

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