How tall is James McAvoy

James McAvoy's Height

5ft 7 (170.2 cm)

Scottish Actor best known for starring in movies like X-Men: First Class, Filth, Wanted, Atonement and The Last King of Scotland. In 2007 he was quoted saying, "I'm just 5 foot 7 inches and I have pasty white skin".


James with Kiera Knightley (in 3-inch heels) who also says she's 5ft 7.
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Average Guess (93 Votes)
5ft 7.12in (170.5cm)
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 26/Jul/19
He is True listed height actor for 5ft 7 unlike many others.. He is 5ft 7 170cm at least.... He is also April Birthday with different zodiacs. I am Aries and he is Taurus...
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Apr/19
🎂😁🎁 Happy Birthday James! 🎁😁🎂

Your films are inspiration itself. BTW, I have pasty white skin too!

Have a great time!

5ft7.
Hw18 said on 9/Apr/19
What is the distance from the end of his forehead to the top of his head do you think rob ?
Editor Rob
ALmost 4 inch to top of his eyebrows I'd have said.
JD 5'9" said on 13/Mar/19
He's not over 5'7" like some are saying. He's just a legit honest 5'7" guy. Legit 5'7" isn't really that short, just slightly below average. McAvoy is proof of that.
Monkey knees said on 11/Jan/19
5ft 7in dead on. He is truthful with his words.
jeja said on 25/Dec/18
Rob, how much difference do you see between him and Keira Knightley in this picture ? Click Here
Editor Rob
About 2cm or so
sulu2019 said on 3/Oct/18
I think 5ft 7 is farther from average than 6ft 1½ for a man.
BT said on 26/Sep/18
Since he claimed 5'7 and mostly looks about that mark, it's a fair listing, but I still feel he, like Christoph Waltz, could measure more in the 5'7 1/8 - 5'7 1/4 range.
Sandy Cowell said on 2/Aug/18
An Apology:-

James was not in the film 'Into the Grizzly Maze'. It was another James - James Marsden.

Today, James McAvoy gets 5ft7.25. I'm in agreement with Hill's comment from the 12th of May!
174 guy said on 24/May/18
1.69 in night....
Hill said on 12/May/18
give him an upgrade rob he is 5ft 7.25
Cybersphere said on 21/Apr/18
Looks like a legit 5'7". He's taller than Elton John, but shorter than Patrick Stewart in this pic
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Props to him for being honest. It's a rare thing in Hollyweird.
Sandy Cowell said on 10/Mar/18
@ Nik - I find that it helps enormously if I use my cleaning system app before I start writing! A LOT!

I have just recently acquired an enormous interest in this particular James! First I saw him in 'Split' and then just now I've been massively impressed by his winning performance in 'Into the Grizzly Maze' defeating the very clever and resiliant bear, 'Bart'!

I can also watch him in 'Wanted', which awaits me upstairs, and it wouldn't be a bad idea to check out the film 'Atonement' again, as I've only seen it once!

Not that I need to check out James's height any more, because I know him to be a fine 5ft7 figure of a man from the aforementioned film performances, but see them I will because I really like him now, thus proving that being mega-tall is by no means an essential part of being addictively attractive to women...

... well this one anyway! 😜
Tall In The Saddle said on 9/Mar/18
Without due critical analysis this is another celeb I might've given an informal guess of 5'8"to 5'9". Again, for me, it's the head/face and persona that belies his true height. He says 5'7" and he looks 5'7" by comparison so 5'7" it is. Nice pic of Kiera Knightley btw.
Nik said on 8/Mar/18
@ Sandy Cowell - Hey!

He's at it again, isn't he! He hasn't made any mistakes for a while and now he's back, the fly has returned to the ointment!
Now onto James McAvoy, I have never posted on this gentleman's page before, but I must say that it is incredibly good to see that he is honest about his height and that he is not claiming 5'8" or 5'9"! I have always agreed with this listing and I must say that James is above average in looks and a great actor!
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Mar/18
😣 Correction Time! 😣

Argh! That's most definitely 'arouse' rather than the past participle 'aroused'!

Over and out. 📢 📟 🎬
SD(171CM) said on 2/Mar/18
According to the film The Last King of Scotland where his character is given a Ugandan passport;
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Medical Doctor
Nicholas F. Garrigan
Nov 7 1946
Kampala
5'7
Blue
Brown
He looked 5'7 compared to a 6'2 300 lbs Forest Whitaker and he was pretty skinny that's in 2006
A SOLID 5'7 is a good height for the characters he often portrays!!!
vam said on 27/Feb/18
no way, looks like 173 cm
jeja said on 23/Feb/18
Rob what height difference do you see between Keira Knightley and him in the movie Atonement ?
Editor Rob
Been a while since I seen it, so can't say until I get round to watching it again.

I wouldn't rule out the chance that in some films McAvoy, being short for a leading man, has been given thicker shoes.
jeja said on 15/Jan/18
So Rob, what would be your weight guess ? 133 pounds or more ?
Editor Rob
He doesn't look that thin, he'd be twig-like. Though 150 might be possible, he isn't that bulky a guy.
Darius said on 7/Jan/18
I would say a solid 5'7" is what he is (170.5cm max) ,same as my height.
But I dont see as low as 5'6.75" or high as 5'7.25" for Mccavoy. He gives shorter impression that Cruise who is min 171cm or more likely and max 171.5cm guy.
ALEXANDRE ALVES BR said on 31/Dec/17
I think it's 1,70,8.
SS said on 26/Dec/17
5ft 7-7.5
ALEXANDRE ALVES BR said on 17/Dec/17
A very talented actor I hope he wins an Oscar ...
MAD SAM said on 15/Dec/17
Based on the photo Keira is nothing more than 5’6”
Darius said on 28/Nov/17
Textbook 5'7" guy
MD said on 27/Sep/17
@Rob, how do you know how much McAvoy weighs, or are you just guessing?
Editor Rob: just an estimate, he is an actor who I think has probably maintained himself within a 10-12 pound range for most of his career.
Burak said on 25/Sep/17
A very strong 5'7
Julian said on 6/Sep/17
My personal favorite actor since Alan Rickman's passing. I've always seemed to like him even when I'm not crazy about all of his movies. Confident and honest, he really seems to leave a positive impression as an actor. McAvoy makes 5 foot 7 look great for a guy.
5'9 said on 24/Aug/17
Looks over 5'7" tbh. He's just trying to be as honest as possible.
Lony said on 7/Jul/17
Hello Rob! What is your weight on July of 2017?
Editor Rob: 25 pounds heavier than James McAvoy, I'm still hovering around 179 pounds.
Grey said on 6/Jul/17
No, she is obvoisuly taller, anonheight
ana said on 6/Jul/17
at least he is really honest
anonheight said on 25/Jun/17
He and Jennifer Lawrence (seen here [ Click Here ] during X-Men a few years back) look about the same height.
RisingForce said on 28/May/17
Peter, for all we know, those guys could be weaker 5'7" range, though. In particular, I could see Kit 5'6.75". Sometimes wears some pretty good boots. Myers and Hamill have worse proportions. Hell, Jeremy Piven is taller than all of them and if you saw them standing by themselves, you'd probably think Piven was the shortest. Most I could give McAvoy is 5'7.25", I'm pretty certain Tom Cruise is taller. I wouldn't rule out an occasional lift, even if primarily for professional reasons. Christoph Waltz is an honest 170 cm I believe and can sometimes look like he measures taller. I think James is similar.
World Citizen said on 16/May/17
I think he looks more closer to 5 ft 7.25
delancey said on 13/May/17
Great example of an honest celeb who doesn't inflate his height. Solid actor and the way he holds himself he makes 5'7 look great.
Editor Rob: if McAvoy measured 5ft 7 and a cheese slice, you wouldn't be surprised...
tony t. said on 1/May/17
Similar height to Mark Ruffalo.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Apr/17
I didn't think he was this short in Last King of Scotland. Looked average enough
Shredder said on 17/Apr/17
I have known a few guys to round down. A cousin of mine claims 5'7 but I 'd bet big money that he is closer to 5'8. He edges out a 5'7.25.
Christian-196.8cm (6ft5.5)Noon said on 16/Apr/17
Legit 5ft7. I respect him for being honest. Most people in his postion would claim 5ft8 or 5ft9.
Peter175 said on 16/Apr/17
Arch and Rising, I'd bet my honor as a celebheights user that Mcavoy, when measured would come closer to 5'7.5 than just 5'7. He can easily look 5'7.5 and never appears 5'6 range. Guys who are actually 5'7 flat, like Kit Harington, Mike Myers, Mark Hamill, never give off more than a "below average range", James can look simply average. I don't think he's lifting, I think he's a genuine 5'7 1/3 inch guy with good posture, proportions and footware so he looks average
Arch Stanton said on 16/Apr/17
He's unusual though in that he's just 5 ft 7 but has a look and screen presence which somehow seems bigger at times. Only when you really look into it you can see he's this short.
RisingForce said on 16/Apr/17
He's 5'7" like he said. No more since he wouldn't have he's shorter than he is, but I doubt he could be much less either. You could argue he might not want to include a quarter inch and rounded, but once you get to 5'7.5", 9 times out of 10 people will say 5'8" if they round. He looks taller for the same reason Joaquin Phoenix, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hardy, Jude Law and Guy Pearce do. Men under 6 feet who are honest about it stand out, especially in Hollywood. And I also share Rob's suspicion that he sometimes has something in his shoes. Or when he doesn't, he does often have a bit thicker style shoe or boot.
Editor Rob: he's comfortable with saying 5ft 7, I'm sure many guys his height in Hollywood would be tempted to say 5ft 8 or 9, but he's a good example of a true 5ft 7 film actor, and he's had a pretty good career up to now.
Peter175 said on 14/Apr/17
Agreed. Rarely looks short as he's a strong 5'7 with good posture and sometimes thicker footwear.
Would have guessed nearer 5'8 from all the movies I've seen with him in it.
Ian said on 10/Apr/17
Strong 5'7" guy. Doesn't really look short, just a little below average.
Cameron said on 6/Apr/17
Definitely a solid 5'7". Never gave off a short impression to me.
berta said on 24/Mar/17
i just saw the movie split. i have not seen that many movies with this guy so cant say what i think his height is based on anything else but in the movie he looked like he could be a stron g170 guy, maybe 171? but i really dont know he is somewhere in this range but not shorter
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Feb/17
@ delancey - Hi! Thanks for the tip! Things like this are always very useful when rooting around on celebheights!
Now for Mr McAvoy: he seems like a really nice guy! He shouldn't feel bad about his 'pasty white skin' or his 5ft7 height, and I darn well hope he doesn't! It hasn't stopped him getting acting parts with some of the prettiest actresses showbiz has to offer!
He's a handsome lad!
delancey said on 11/Feb/17
Absolutely fantastic in his new film "Split". Have always been a fan but was really blown away by his performance, also a great movie!
This listing seems spot on Rob
HonestSlovene said on 24/Jan/17
He looks just about 5'7", no more no less.
Shakebyby said on 29/Dec/16
172cm
James said on 12/Dec/16
5'7.5"
roronoa said on 19/Nov/16
hmmm well its a well known fact that actors/actress usually lie about their height. so if james say he is 5 feet 7 inhces he may be around 5'6"or maybe 5"5 but not less than that.
slurkapfson said on 19/Nov/16
I actually met him, he looked a strong 5'7, I'm sure he's 171cm.
rockitbaby said on 3/Nov/16
James doesn't seem 3cm shorter than Tye Sheridan, who's apparently 1,73m. He's either taller or Sheridan isn't 5'8 at all.

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josh jeffords said on 1/Nov/16
Just re watched wanted he held up ok with the innumerable amount of average over billers.
That movie is the tallest he ever looks I know of maybe 5 7 .5 but still a small man with excellent acting ability.
Most the time he looks barely 5 7 and under 140 lbs, or in xmen he looked out of shape and barely 5 7.
Give the guy credit never heard him pretend to be 5 10 seems a solid fellow.
Yes the king of 5 7 tom cruise looks taller at 5 7 .5 to 75
senu said on 2/Sep/16
Mat in the photo of him with danial radcliffe is 3 inches taller max and remember danial is a very short at 5'4".
mande2013 said on 27/Aug/16
I thought in Atonement he looked 5'7 exactly.
Perry said on 25/Aug/16
A strong 5 foot 7.

171 cm is probably his correct height. Look at him next to Jeremy Renner.

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Word1234 said on 11/Aug/16
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A few pictures came out with James and 5'7.5 Oscar Isaac not all the angles are good but this one shows a decent shot of James looking around a half inch less than Isaac.

Here's another photo showcasing footwear
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If you zoom in on the shoes James is wearing they look interesting to me! Seems like James has the footwear advantage!
Editor Rob: they look very close in height, I don't think their footwear is much different really.
Powerhouse said on 2/Aug/16
I think he could be rounding down, i could see him being 5'7.25 -5'7.5. He looks it with Radcliffee, Knightley, and some others. Though Fassbender makes him look 5'7 flat if Fassbender really is only 5'11. I think he deserves a quarter inch upgrade.
Editor Rob said on 5/Jul/16
If you watch this guy with Anne Hathaway in becoming jane you'd think he was at least 5ft 8 as he looked taller than her most of the film!
JarvisOS said on 2/Jul/16
Rob, do you think he will be closer to 5'6.75 at night(lowest)?
Editor Rob: he probably holds 5ft 7 most of the time through the day, maybe on a bad day could be a little under but I think he's an honest 5ft 7 guy. If he was a little fraction over, it wouldn't be a shock.
MoronDetector said on 23/Jun/16
@Sally, he was talking about Radcliffe being 5'3''/5'4'' you moron.
Mat said on 29/May/16
If he had claimed 5'8 I would have thought so. Would you Rob?
Editor Rob: if he said 5ft 7.5, I think most would probably think he was being honest, but he's went with 5ft 7 and I think he basically is an honest 5ft 7, certainly taller than a guy like Big G
MD said on 23/May/16
Not only that, but he appears to have a footwear advantage in both of those photos, particularly the second one.
Mat said on 20/May/16
Rob, how does he look near 4 inches taller than Radcliffe??Click Here
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Editor Rob: I wouldn't have said that was 4 inches, but in the 3 inch range. He can make radcliffe look near 5ft 4.
Sally said on 31/Mar/16
@Some Guy
He wears heels in the X-men movies but he is not 5'3, not even close. I stood next to him twice, both times he had shoes with a relatively thick sole but no additional lift and I can safely put him at a weak 5'7.
mande2013 said on 20/Feb/16
Looks 1m70 in Atonement. If you notice carefully, he's putting on elevators early in the film and has those on when he appears alongside Knightley in the 'garden' scenes in the first third.
BT said on 19/Jan/16
@Editor Rob: I know he wears thick footwear, but how likely would you say 5'7.25 or 5'7.5 is for him?
Editor Rob: always a chance of a little over 5ft 7.
Sammy Derrick said on 10/Jan/16
Medical Doctor
Nicholas F. Garrigan
Nov 7 1946
Kampala
5'7(NOTE HIS HEIGHT WAS ACCURATE)
Blue
Brown
I got this information from the film The Last King of Scotland where his character is given a Ugandan passport.
He looked 5'7 compared to a 6'2 300lbs Forest Whitaker and he was pretty skinny that's in 2006
Ten years later he has a lot more muscle mass but he is a SOLID 5'7(170CM)
Mat said on 2/Jan/16
Rob, is he wearing elevator shoes here? They look massive! At about 1:23 mark: Click Here
Editor Rob: they are some sort of boot, but it's hard to make out in the clip how much they could give. I've always though mcAvoy at times could be a guy who adds a little boost.
plus said on 31/Dec/15
I would bet that he is 171 cm... sometimes people is humble and say 5'7 instead to punctualizing with fractions 5'7.25 and so
Jay said on 4/Dec/15
Hey Rob, do You think Mcavoy would stand as tall as Tom Cruise in a barefeet comparison?
Editor Rob: no, I still think Cruise would edge him.

also at times I'm sure a guy like McAvoy has donned footwear with a little extra insole.
Paleman said on 1/Nov/15
Well, let's give James kudos for being straight with us. Mark Wahlberg stands only two centimeters taller than him and claims 5'10. Apparently it takes guts from guys to admit that they're 5'7 or shorter.

But yeah, 5'7 or maybe just a teenie weenie taller like 171 centimeters seems spot on. Definitely not above that. Why would he understate his height?
mande2013 said on 27/Oct/15
He looks three inches taller than Radcliffe here: Click Here

Closer to 5'7.5 perhaps?
MA said on 21/Jul/15
Are you sure his 5'7? he looks just average not shortish at all.
word1234 said on 13/May/15
Rob would you agree that let's say around 10pm that mcavoys height would be around 5'6 and 7/8ths
[Editor Rob: I don't think he'd drop much under, I'd put him in that legit/solid enough 5ft 7 range. At worst maybe a tad under 5ft 7 but McAvoy is certainly no 'Big G', a guy who would fall into 5ft 6.5 zone at worst.

I still wouldn't be surprised if in some films he has had a little extra in the footwear, not much but enough for a wee boost.]
mande2013 said on 10/May/15
Perhaps he's a weak 5'7, but I can't see him being anything less than 169 at night. He managed to look close to average in Filth.
Mc51295 said on 5/May/15
I'd say at night he barely scratches 170, probably around 11 pm he's in the 169.5 range maybe a little shorter.
mande2013 said on 17/Apr/15
@Sean: I see a 5'7 McAvoy with a 5'4.75 Radcliffe, because McAvoy's leaning in slightly. If we were going solely by the part of McAvoy's face at Daniel's eye level I'd say a two inch difference.
Sean said on 15/Apr/15
Looks like a reasonable strong 5'7 standing next to Radcliffe. Although I dont know if this shows that Radcliffe is that short or James Mcavoy is taller. heres the pic.

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ichsi said on 29/Mar/15
I stood next to him last week and would say that a weak 5'7'' is accurate. I'm 100% convinced now though that he wears lifts to red carpet events.
. said on 23/Feb/15
I think he's shorter than this. His wife is listed as 5'7, but is the same height as him when he has an inch of footwear more than her.
Jeff said on 9/Feb/15
Rob, is he wearing elevators there? Click Here
[Editor Rob: tough one, in person it might be easier to say, because some chelsea type boots might have a higher angle at front. There's a chance though, boots like this you could have 2cm inside and hide it easy enough.]
Hofstadter said on 3/Feb/15
If he's 5ft 7, why is he taller than Jennifer Lawrence in this pic: Click Here ?
cole said on 28/Oct/14
@Editor Rob: You best do something about his greatest performance to date - Bruce Robertson in "Filth" not having a mention at the top!
word1234 said on 28/Oct/14
Wait so rob what do you think mcavoys morning height is?!
[Editor Rob: probably minimum 5ft 7.5 and maybe up to 5ft 7.75 out of bed]
word1234 said on 28/Oct/14
So rob you think he still would hold 5'7 even around 11pm?
[Editor Rob: if he dropped under I doubt it would be much, I mean a few mm maybe, not like a 1/3rd inch or anything.]
word1234 said on 26/Oct/14
How low would this guy deep in the evening 169?
[Editor Rob: I think he can still hold 5ft 7, I doubt he really drops under about that at worst.]
Markus from Italy said on 13/Oct/14
On many sites McAvoy is listed as 166 cm but I doubt he is only 166 cm, I think he might be a little over 5'7... I'm actually 172 cm, in some occasions I wear elevator shoes and can reach 177/178 cm. Here in this picture he's wearing elevator shoes too since Keira's 5'7 + heels as a consequence he must have wore those shoes to compensate in height... a part from that, I think it is not deprecable to wear elevator shoes, everyone does so, even in sport.
Realist said on 3/Oct/14
Rob by looking at his pics i have realized something, he is not an ectomorph but a very thin mesomorph. Tobey Maguire and Sean Penn (similar height range) are ectomorphs. Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr., Zac Efron, Hunter Parrish, Stephen Dorff, Wahlberg, Joaquin, Willem Dafoe are all lean mesomorphs. These guys are able to put on mass, whereas Tobey cannot do it easily. I realize that cause i was an overweight mesomorph, now average mesomorph.

Rob i don't think even you are an an ectomorph, you are a lean mesomorph. Could u answer that ? I am kind of curious ? I went to a doctor he checked my bone structure and my thumb reached my mid-finger over my wrists, also he checked my bone mass and bone span. He concluded i am an broad-shouldered mesomorph of a predicted height between 5'7 to 5'10 type height dependent bone structure, i am 5'7.5 so he was close.

(Also looks head to head with Ryan Seacrest)
[Editor Rob: yeah for Mcavoy that category might be possible, although I don't look as often at shirtless photos of men to get better ideas.]
existential.man said on 28/Sep/14
whats the evening height for a 5'7 guy like him?
Realist said on 16/Jul/14
@Arch Stanton 5'10-5'11 is the kinda height were people won't notice a man's height, so they would be least bothered you might be right about that. But often the shorter guys focus on their personality, so we both are kind of right in our own way.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Jul/14
@Realist I'd say 5'10-6'1 and 5'5'-5'8 has the highest number of attractive celebs in them, particular 5'11 range for a guy and 5'6" for a woman.
Realist said on 10/Jul/14
I don't know why but 5'7-5'9 seems to be the most attractive section for men on this website and for women 5'4-5'5.
Realist said on 27/Jun/14
Most of the times he looks 5'7.25 but in Filth it almost looked as if Jamie Bell was 2 inches taller than him or something in fact Bell is atleast 1/2 inch shorter than this guy , 5'6.75 for Bell , 5'7 or 5'7.25 for James McAvoy.
MarkyMark said on 8/Jun/14
Why would he claim 5'7 if he was 5'8 ? WHy would a less than 180 cm man who would downgrade his height ??? I think he 's a legit 170 cm, maybe 168-169 cm but no more than 5'7. Great actor by the way.
Mc51295 said on 27/May/14
5'7 seems pretty spot on. Never looks tall, though he never looks short either. Regardless of height, he's a terrific actor
littlesue said on 14/Feb/14
A lot of the time its film fans who get them changed. Rob put the actress Susan Strasberg on here at just over 5ft. On the 'filmsite' they had her at 5ft 5 1/2!! so I sent them an email and said look at photo's of her with Marilyn Monroe and she was 5 inches shorter, they must have and changed it the next day
MD said on 13/Feb/14
@Realist, I think it's quite an assumption that the heights on the website-who-shall-not-be-named are from major actors, themselves. I can say with a lot of confidence that Michael Fassbender isn't sitting around trolling that website and adding in whatever he's listed at there. lol
[Editor Rob: if they have a resume page, then there is more chance of an agent/themselves giving info!]
Realist said on 11/Feb/14
OMG he cannot be shorter than 5'7. He is not insecure about his height unlike Fassbender and Lawrence who claim 3 inches more than their original height on the infamous website. If ROB was not there, i wouldve thought he is 172 cm.
OMG said on 8/Jan/14
He looks shorter than a Spice Girl and that says alot... He sure wears lifts next to Angelina Jolie (whom here you say is 1.69 when she is taller than him in flats on the making of the movie Wanted) I just watched Filth and he hardly looks taller than 1.65
Lorne said on 12/Sep/13
Yeah, for sure wears lifts, at times he looks legit 171.5-172.
Mike said on 4/Sep/13
But Mandy, how can you really see a half inch difference between he and Jen? I'm not disagreeing because I so believe Jen is at most 5'7.5. But in films it's so hard to tell the height because of what the screen does.
Balrog said on 22/Jul/13
He is a genuine 5'7'' guy.
Mandy said on 18/Jul/13
He appears to be shorter than Jennifer Lawerence who is 5'7.5. I would say he is around 5'7 or below.
cole said on 25/Jun/13
If Fassbender is a legit 5'11 guy, James would at least be 5'8, wouldn't he? Unless Fassbender really is a 5'10 guy?

Isn't this more or less how you look with 5'11 guys, Rob?:
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[Editor Rob: sometimes I think McAvoy might wear thicker footwear and come across nearer 5ft 8 on occasions...


but from a few years ago: McAvoy and fellow scot actor...same actor with me, I thought steven was in 173cm range.]
Vecrotus said on 17/Apr/13
If Anne Hathaway is 5ft 7 according to this site, then this means James McAvoy has to be 5ft 6 because in Becoming Jane McAvoy had to war three inch lifts to make him appear taller than Anne Hathaway who was an inch taller than him
Byron T. said on 23/Jan/13
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5'7'' max next to Patrick Stewart.
Balrog said on 20/Jan/13
This guy on screen looks taller than Cruise.
Silent d said on 28/Oct/12
5 foot 7 but i don't know if keira is really 5 foot 7. In that photo maybe 5 foot 6.
hahaha_XD said on 18/Sep/12
He's proof the camera makes you look taller. In "X-Men: First Class", he appeared average height...
the shredder said on 21/Aug/12
This guy is the best example of a legit 5'7 that looks taller due to his body and big shoes .
Maximus Meridius said on 20/Aug/12
Rob is it possible he looks taller like 5ft 9in he looks average height has very good body proportions so he can pull off looking average height like 5ft 9in i thought he at least 5ft 9in he has a slim build so he look can easily look taller like 5ft 9in range
[Editor Rob: I don't think he can look that tall, but with a decent sized shoe he can sometimes look 5ft 8]
the shredder said on 10/Feb/12
Agree Leonari ... Great shapoe that makes him look taller , his shortness shows when stand with tall celebs ... Hill lost weight but needs to be lean and work out to look like this guy , plus Hill is shorter !
leonari said on 8/Feb/12
Gary: He ain't taller. Trust me. Thats what a well proportioned 5'7" guy looks like. Compare him to Jonah Hill who is completely unporportional and maybe half inch smaller than James. Jonah has a tiny head, a huge square upper body and extremely short legs. He looks terribly short wherever I see him in pictures by himself . Even slimming down didn't help him. James on the other hand when alone in a photograph can almost look average.
Joe said on 7/Feb/12
I'm sure he wears either big heels or lifts because at times he looks nearer 5'8".
brandi said on 23/Nov/11
i hope he is shorter than 5'7. I love short guys!
LAN Jiao said on 3/Nov/11
mcAvoy looks to be a guy can be measured out straight at 169cm and also 170cm. does't look lower than 169cm even he fits big shoes the impression does not go under 169cm. his an honest 5'7 claimer.
Jacob said on 15/Oct/11
@ Gary: those black shoes McAvoy is wearing are looking suspicious. They definitely look like big boots though, so he certainly has a footwear advantage on Anne Marie.
Gary said on 16/Sep/11
I think he is a little bit taller than 5'7. Cause when you look at this picture, next to anne marie. She has no heels and you can see he is maybe 2 inches taller than her. And she is 5'7.
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Also, there is a picture where he is standing next to ryan seacrest who is 5'8, and james is like maybe an inch taller. But then again I saw them at an award show, where Ryan Seacrest interviewed James and his wife, and James looked a litle bit shorter than ryan. It's so strange...
I know he said he was 5'7, but I think he was just downplaying his height, to show he's not your typical leading man, like brad pitt
Benj said on 22/Aug/11
Seems very small next to Rebecca Hall - and at 5'10 she looked taller than dominic cooper. So maybe my height guessing is just a bit rubbish. The again tall girls do seem to often play down their height- though normally those taller than 5'10
Benj said on 22/Aug/11
I always got the impression Dominic Cooper was quite small but he's significantly taller than Mcavoy in Starter for 10. Coo
per must be atleast 5'10-11.
James Oliver Deckard said on 20/Aug/11
Just saw him in 'Starter For Ten' (2006). He looks tiny, certainly no 5'9".
purpleblue said on 16/Aug/11
i don't care if he's 5'8" or 4'1" as long as he is happy with it and he is contended with it i'm hppy for him...
Baylee said on 15/Aug/11
I think he is at about 5'9", I say that because I just watched Atonement and in the scenes that he is with Kiera Knightley he is about two inches taller than her and she is about 5'7". So I would have to say 5'9"
Byron T. said on 15/Aug/11
After seeing X-Men: First Class, I think James McAvoy is under 5'7.'' Jennifer Lawrence and Lucas Till (who are both close to 5'8'') had a couple of inches on him. Overall, Mr. McAvoy is probably 5'6'' tops.
Nick said on 5/Aug/11
next to 5 foot 11.5 Michael Fassbender he looked 5 foot 7-maybe 8. at the most 4.5 inches
Jacob said on 19/Jul/11
He really didn't look that short in X-men. To be honest I would've guessed he was around the 5'9" mark, I was really surprised he's only this tall.
lol said on 17/Jul/11
looks average to me..
SAK said on 9/Jun/11
He did not look really short in xmen, he held his own @ 5ft7.
Quan said on 4/Jun/11
Jeebs says on 26/Aug/10
I think he's downplaying his height a little. Probably slightly under 5'8. It's more honest and humble to round down, I do it myself. I'm 5'9.5 in the morning so I claim 5 8.5 if anyone asks my height.

That's not being humble, that's just giving a false height for no reason.

Gotta agree with others saying he is a perfectly proportionate 5'7 guy. He didn't look out of the ordinary at all in Xmen next to tall guy Nicholas Hoult and 6ft Fassbender
Tyler said on 3/Jun/11
I think 5'7" is about right. Sure he's a little short, but damn he's a great actor.
TruebloodFan said on 11/Feb/11
@Anonymous says on 6/Mar/10
That's how a legit, well proportionnated 5'7 guy looks like.

100% agreed.
ano3 said on 24/Jan/11
he wears elevator shoes in Atonement
jake said on 6/Jan/11
5" 7.25 (171 cm).
JD said on 10/May/09
in Wanted if you pause and take a look at his assassination order sheet it says he's 5'9. he's 5'7 though.
Anonymous said on 27/Apr/09
For some reason, 5'7" seems accurate for him. he has very short legs and a long torso which make him look shorter. Maybe 169??
Lara said on 11/Apr/09
My, I thought he was taller than Keira Knightley, who is 5"7.
Leung said on 25/Feb/09
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leonari said on 24/Feb/09
Leung: How is he short looking? 5'7" is "kinda " short so... But I agree with you he is a true 5'7" guy. NEVER below.
Leung said on 23/Feb/09
McAvoy is simply a short looking 5
Olive said on 22/Feb/09
I think James McAvoy is about 5ft'5 ,maybe six but thats being generous the reason why I say this is because his wife is 5ft'6 and she is at least an inch taller then him if not more,k in hollywood they typically lie about and actors height
lets be serious said on 14/Feb/09
He cannot be 5'7 , he is shorter... No way he is 170cm...
MD said on 9/Jan/09
In fact, his online fan site gives him 64 kg (~140 lbs/10 stones) which looks much more realistic to me. He may have simple misspoke.
MD said on 9/Jan/09
McAvoy simply doesn't look 154 lbs, to me, and as I've said, it would seem like he'd weigh considerably less.
TNTinCA said on 8/Jan/09
I agree with the previous poster. 154 lbs for an individual who stands 5'7" is by no means 'skinny'. I have a friend who stands a little under 5'7" and weighs 160 lbs and is an avid weight lifter. If you want truly skinny, look at Shia LeBouf. I think he mentioned he weighed around 130 lbs despite being nearly 5'10". Now that's skinny!
Lmeister said on 11/Dec/08
I would not call a 5ft7/154 lbs guy skinny, with that weight you look athletic/slim, but not skinny. I'm 5ft8 and during my adulthood my weight has ranged from 134-185 lbs. When I was 134 lbs I did too much cardio etc and on the contrary when I was 185 lbs I was eating like hell and pumping iron with heavy weights. At least for my body type the ideal weight in top shape is around 160lbs...
Anonymous said on 9/Dec/08
"his weight is strangely distributed, because 154 lbs on a 5'7" guy would usually look much heavier"
I am 5'7" and when I was 154 I was VERY skinny
JAKE NOSIS said on 30/Oct/08
I have posted the link to my video with James, but whoever runs this site has taken it down so...

Yeah, what do you want me to do?
392731 said on 30/Oct/08
JAKE NOSIS, I find it hard to believe you dated James, if you say you have proofs such as videos/photos, then proove it to us... untill then you have no right to say so, and for sure not call him "closeted gay"... he has a wife you know? I think his wife would know about that... or you have your theory for that as well?
As for his height, I agree, he seems like an honest person and I believe he is a 5'7 (maybe quarter or a hald inch taller, and in morning)... plus, what kind of sane person would lower his own height... unless ofc. that person is extremely high...
If he is 5'7.5... it's possible that he doesn't really care about his height, or at least he doesn't care about a half inch taller, or smaller, thus saying 5'7 (i.e. can't be arrsed saying 5'7.5)
Justin said on 29/Oct/08
Yeah, Jake Nosis. At least some photos.
mr archibald said on 27/Oct/08
he looks under that..maybe 5'6 looked like a midget next to whitaker
mofo said on 15/Oct/08
JAKE NOSIS proove it then if you have evidence show us or give us a link or something to your videos of you and James Mcavoy.
JAKE NOSIS said on 23/Sep/08
I know it's hard to believe me and James dated, but I have videos of me and him in bed, so... yeah. It's not like I don't have proof. He is exactly my height, and that's 5'7. He is a closeted gay, and I don't blame him because everyone is homophobic and it would ruin his career. --Jakey
Tom said on 16/Sep/08
ya know, it's true what they say about tv...it can play tricks with an actor's height as well as their size! I guess we cannot be too sure how tall or big mcavoy really is unless we actually see him in person.
denis said on 5/Sep/08
its weird how an actor can wear his height because some actors look tall and other short and they are the same or about the same height, maybe is because of his body its all about proportions, if your body is too big you look shorter and if it is skinny you look taller.hope you like the reading
MarkYwain said on 29/Aug/08
Some of you shouldn't judge his height based on the movies he's appeared in...duhhhhhhh.
Sorry, had to be said.
Also in real life he may wear lifts just like any other short actor if he Wanted to.

Hey maybe if people didn't feel the need to constantly mock short people and call them midgets and stuff we can finally have a PROUD 5 foot 7 ACTION HERO! besides Danny DeVito and Tom C...
Tom said on 26/Aug/08
hahahahaha....yeah right like we really believe you dated mcavoy...who are you kidding. don't even go there because we don't buy it. and as for margherita i couldn't care what you think about me writing down the real facts about the stars. you have never seen one in your life! what makes you the know it all along with jake? get a life.
JAKE NOSIS said on 15/Aug/08
Enough arguing. Here is the truth: James is exactly as tall as I am and I am 5 feet and 7 inches. I know him very well cause we used to date, back before he was famous. There, no more arguing.
Margherita said on 9/Aug/08
I said 5ft 7 average for an actor not men in general. Theres a difference.

Jolie is not solid 5ft 7. She is around 5ft 6. I've seen her too believe it or not (couldnt care what you think).
Tom said on 8/Aug/08
Well if 5'7 is considered average for a man then why do women consider that short and small for a man? And yeah,it is possible he could be wearing lifts but still I don't see how that would do him much justice in looking taller. I still believe he is a bit taller than 5'7 because he is taller than Keira and Jolie who are both a solid 5'7.
Margherita said on 8/Aug/08
He has to wear lifts Tom. At the Brit something awards he was half a foot shorter than Piers Morgan.

5ft 7 is average for an actor not small ericj.
Tom said on 5/Aug/08
i am telling you all that mcavoy is really taller than 5'7 because knightley is a solid 5'7 in atonement and he appeared an inch or 2 taller than her. yes he is a bit taller than angelina who is also 5'7. the proof is in the pudding here.
ericj said on 5/Aug/08
is this guy really that small? he looked talled than angelina jolie in wanted and i thought she was wearing heels
Tom said on 4/Aug/08
Ha! You wish I was dumb, you lying idiot savant! You are such a pathological liar. Tell me do you get by in life spreading these ridiculous lies to everyone in hopes that they believe you and praise you for them? You met Keira 3 Times! hahahah! That's a good one!
Tom is dumb said on 30/Jul/08
I just find it funny people can't accept something because they're too ignorant and stubborn to accept some things. Tom, your comments reveal that, you may not be President Bush, but you are certainly dumber than he is.
Margherita said on 27/Jul/08
Whoa Tom you are really sensitive about half an inch. I have seen her three times the last time standing near a bus stop waiting for her boyfriend and a Chinese girl said hello ur great Keira to her.
Tom said on 25/Jul/08
you have seen keira in person. right. and i am president bush. who are you kidding, girl? prove it. keira herself says she is a solid 5'7 and she wouldn't be lying about that. You have never seen keira in your life.
Margherita said on 20/Jul/08
No Keira is less than 5'7. I don't need a fimbug forum I've seen her in the flesh 3 times.
richard said on 18/Jul/08
wrong! keira knightley is a solid 5'7. just look it up on her filmbug forum and mcavoy must be at least 5'7 1/2 then.
John said on 17/Jul/08
This height came straight from his mouth. I listened to it in an interview. Why would a man lie about being 5'7", and purposely downgrade his height?
Margherita said on 13/Jul/08
He is exactly 5'7 and wore built up boots for Atonement, Richard. Keira's real height is 5'6 + a half
steph said on 8/Jul/08
he says he's 5 7, and i believe that he is.
richard said on 7/Jul/08
I think he is about 5'8 1/2-5'9 because if keira knightley is 5'7 he looked about an inch or so taller than her. watch atonement and you will see what i mean.
Realme2008 said on 4/Jul/08
I just recently watched him in, "Wanted" and I was pretty mad. They listed his height as 5'9", then he was constantly wearing shoe lifts.
MD said on 2/Jul/08
No, he's pretty adamant that he's 5'7".
sassyass said on 1/Jul/08
I saw him on Craig Ferguson a few nights ago, he was just aboout 3 inches shorter than him and I read Craig Ferguson is lik 6 ft 2 so he might be 5 ft 9.
Notedog said on 28/Jun/08
In the film "Wanted" it listed him as 5'9 when someone was reading his bio.
John O'Beirne said on 27/Jun/08
I lo.ve men, and I love McAvoy, but 5'7" seems generous, especially for a faun (see: Chronicles of Narnia)
MD said on 26/Jun/08
Mariah, can you post a link to that interview?
vincent said on 26/Jun/08
I'm 5'4" and I weigh 163 and no way am I fat (true I'm not ar riped as in my youth). I think James McAvoy is about 5'5" 0r 5' 6".
Mariah said on 25/Jun/08
okay i read an interview and he only weighs like 130 pounds holy ****
Briggs said on 9/Jun/08
McAvoy looks good at his height and he has said himself he is 5 foot 7
Mel said on 4/Jun/08
He is so gorgeous! I think 5'7 is correct.
MD said on 20/May/08
Rob,

I want to know whay you meant by his agency giving him 5'7" because I don't see it:

Click Here

[Editor Rob: he used to be with the pfd agency and they had listed him 5ft 7 on his page there.]
Richard said on 20/May/08
He don't look 154. He's skinny for a 154 pounder. well i know someone who is 5'2 and 152 -154 range in lbs and they neither look it nor feel it.
Lmeister said on 20/May/08
He has said 5ft7 in a lot of occations. He might round down, but he never looks like a strong 5ft8 at least on screen and event photos. About his weight 154lbs = 70kg isn't that much for a healthy 5ft7 guy.
Richard said on 19/May/08
Eh,right,MD, I suppose you have actually seen him in person as Josh has? I am with Josh all the way on this topic because he claims he has actually seen James in person and was an inch taller than Josh's 5'7 height. Hey Josh do you by chance happen to see James occasionally around because I have a friend who is interested in meeting him and if you have any more info to offer I would appreciate it.
MD said on 16/May/08
No, he's not.
Richard said on 15/May/08
See, I know it, McAvoy had got to be taller than 5'7!
JOSH said on 12/May/08
He was about an inch taller than me when i walked past him last year and im about five 7-8 but he was wearing boots.
Euan said on 5/May/08
thing about his weight, is its deceptive, i weight 210-212/95-96kg (im still relatively new to the whole lbs thing...
but nobody believes me! my favourite line is: 'but your not fat?' yes because you cant be that heavy without being fat?! wtf
Richard said on 20/Apr/08
I estimate him as 5'7 1/2- 5'8! If you see in Atonement he does tower over Keira Knightley about a half inch taller.
MD said on 2/Apr/08
Wow, if he's telling the truth (and I'll take his word on it since guys don't usually lie about their weight), his weight is strangely distributed, because 154 lbs on a 5'7" guy would usually look much heavier.
Brah said on 2/Apr/08
In this interview, he claims that he is 70 kg, which is 154 pounds.

Click Here
MD said on 2/Apr/08
I can't imagine he weighs anything over 130 lbs, seriously. Even more noticable than his relatively small stature is how thin he looks.
BlueMoon said on 31/Mar/08
Does anyone know how much he weighs?
maer said on 17/Mar/08
then how come in the venice film festival pictures, vanessa redgrave, who is 5'11 - looks shorter than him, and she's standing right next to him ???
jake said on 15/Mar/08
re hanoj on 6/Jan/08

the difference is that history has shown Tom C. is a distasteful, judgemental sycophant...and James isn't...or at least has not had enough media time to make a fool of himself
MD said on 2/Mar/08
I find the very first post in this thread the most telling. He says "about" 5'7". I think he's being more honest than most, so he's probably 5'6.5".
Elle said on 15/Feb/08
I like that he admits it. I'm 5'8 and i still think he's gorgeous.
kathy said on 23/Jan/08
James is 5'7. How much more are you going to pursue this situation? You are breaking this topic to pieces.
TNTinCA said on 18/Jan/08
I think this height is correct. He appeared substantially shorter than Forrest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland.
Georgy said on 14/Jan/08
Did he also wear lifts in atonement with 5'7" Keira Knightley?
hanoj said on 6/Jan/08
it's weird that no-one cares that mcavoy is 5'7 (as it should be) yet tom cruise is ripped to pieces for it, and he's slightly taller. makes no sense

[Editor Rob: mcavoy ain't trying to claim 5ft 9, he's just saying 5ft 7 consistantly and also joking about wearing lifts in a couple of movies.]
Gago said on 5/Jan/08
Met James, when he was in LA for Atonement movie, signed a poster for me, very down to earth and nice, definitely 170/5'7 and skinny.
anon1 said on 5/Jan/08
He's probably just 5'7. Nothing wrong with this. Typical though that women love shorter men on screen but in real life they try not to be attracted because of height. I think that says more about the average woman then anything. Keira Knightley is probably even slightly taller then McAvoy, but she doesn't seem to have any problems with this, as it should be.
Jennie said on 28/Dec/07
I still think he is taller than Keira Knightley so I believe he is a bit more than 5'7. My guess and estimate is 5'8.
Cliff said on 19/Dec/07
Kathy -

I saw "Atonement" this evening, and yes, he was taller than Keira in one scene, BUT she was completely barefoot and he was wearing heeled boots in that scene. Lol.
Jennie said on 2/Dec/07
Mind you, we would be so easy for James to pick up and carry us and hold us in his arms for as long as he desired being we are petite and shorter than he is. Being small has so many wonderful advantages for us petite ladies, especially when it comes to men.
Jennie said on 2/Dec/07
James McAvoy will forever be my sweet precious 5'7" faun Mr. Tumnus from the Chronicles of Narnia. He was just too adorable for the human eye to behold as the tender-hearted faun in that flick. I love you, my sweet faun, James. LOL! And he is so handsome as Dr. Nicholas Garrigan in T.L.K.O.S. And he looks so devastatingly sexy as Rory O'Shea. Take it from me, James McAvoy is as great looking as they can ever come.
Jennie said on 1/Dec/07
I just have to say that James may be a shortie for a man but he one hottie scottie. He is definitely the hottest scottie I have ever seen in my life. Those bright cornflower blue eyes and reddish brown hair...(sigh!) He's to die for. I am sure there are many of you who agree with me? Again I am so glad I am petite and shorter than him.
Jennie said on 30/Nov/07
Omg! I am petite 5'2" as well. James is perfect for me as well. After all we petite ladies make him appear really tall compared to us. I am sure he would really feel very masculine around us being we are only 5 inches smaller than him.
kathy said on 4/Nov/07
By the way, yes, Hanni, James McAvoy would be perfect for us petite ladies. :)
kathy said on 30/Oct/07
I honestly believe McAvoy has to be more than 5'7 because there is a shot of Keira Knightly standing right beside him in Atonement and she is 5'7 and McAvoy looks about 2 inches taller so I would estimate him as about 5'8 1/2 to 5'9.
Hanni said on 30/Sep/07
I really like him, especially in becoming jane. i'm only 5'2'' and therefore he would be perfect for me...^^

[Editor Rob: that reminded me, look at feb 2005 of him+ Emma Watson. This guy is 5ft 7, she in heels there, she looks not more than 5ft 4, back when she was trying to say 5ft 5 ;) Here]
Anonymous said on 12/Sep/07
He is most definitely a solid 5'7"...I met him earlier this year and--being 5'7" myself--we're the same height.
lee said on 24/Aug/07
Anne Hathaway is 5'7" and he is still taller than her in "Becoming Jane". Is he wearing some stilts.

[Editor Rob: yes he wore lifts in that film.]
Anonymous said on 16/Feb/07
Saw him in Covent Garden last summer. He is tiny! I'm 5' 6" and I was taller than him. I'd place him at 5' 5" tops, maybe even smaller.
MOF said on 3/Feb/07
5'7" definitely... In The Last King of Scotland he opens a passport and is describes as 5'7", beng a movie you would expect some rounding up. I guess he doesn't round himself up, so he's 5'7".
sarah said on 15/Nov/06
james is 5'7". he is shorter than fellow dune actor alec newman whom is 5'9".
CelebHeights Editor said on 16/Feb/06
In Daily Mail supplement he said: "I'm about five foot seven"
Serene said on 25/Jan/06
Woa.. isn't this kind of unfair? I don't think so James is 5'7" tall... maybe 5'9"..he does seem to be a bit shorter than William Moseley...

[Editor Rob: he could get away with a little 1/2 inch upgrade, but maybe he's rounding down...a rarity I know]

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