Jeremy Irons Height
6ft ¾ in (184.8 cm)
Peak height was 6ft 1 ½ (186.7 cm)
British actor best known for roles in films such as Die Hard: With a Vengeance, The Man in the Iron Mask, Reversal of Fortune, The Mission, Dead Ringers, Kafka, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Appaloosa and as the voice of Scar in Disney's The Lion King. On TV, he had a memorable role as Pope Alexander VI in The Borgias.
I want to expand my roles as much as I can, being English, 6 foot 2.
- Chicago Times, 1988
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Average Guess (27 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 1.6in (186.9cm)
Current: 6ft 0.71in (184.7cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jan/20
188cm peak isn't impossible I don't think. Definitely not under 187cm
TheBat said on 22/Nov/19
He looks 6'1" flat today.
179cm guy said on 23/Aug/19
The current listing still seems likely.
James Brett 172cm said on 2/May/19
A tall man for sure but of course not very tall
RichardSpain said on 29/Apr/19
I don't know if this guy was taller than 187 /188cm barefoot.(or close 6'2)
6'2 maybe with shoes ,boots... but not barefoot. Barefoot he was 186 cm max, so....
My guess :186 cm barefoot in peak
Nowadays 185cm. Is probably
berta said on 23/Mar/19
legit 187 peak and if he stands tall just over 185 today. 188 is a little to high even at peak. most i can believe is 187,5 and lowest the current listing.
Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 28/Jan/19
I don't think he was ever over 6'2 to be realistic!
Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 6/Aug/18
I think he was a very solid 187cm when younger. Like 187.8cm or something like that. I wouldn't ever go over a full 6'2 though except out of bed when younger. Still a lot taller than I'll ever be!
email@example.com said on 26/Jul/18
Berta, it’s possible he could still measure 6ft1
I don’t think in his prime he was less than 187cm
berta said on 23/Apr/18
i think jeremy would not be shorter than 6 foot 1 if he stood at his tallest for a measurment.
PD 213 said on 23/Feb/18
This is my opinion:
Peak = 186 cm (6'1.25)
Now = 184 cm (6'0.5)
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 24/Oct/17
I love your use of the emojis, pretty creative I must say.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Oct/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/17
I think 6ft1¾ peak at least, quite possibly 6ft2 on the nose.
said on 20/Jul/17
Rob, is 184cm possible for Irons now?
He does look more than 1in shorter than Dev Patel in recent photos. Peak I do think he'd be the same though
Editor Rob: he is looking a bit under 6ft 1 recently.
Richardspain said on 30/Jun/17
187cm / 188cm younger in peak barefoot.
Today near 70 years old 184/185cm is credible for him.
Ted said on 22/Jun/17
A weak 6' 2'' when younger.
Rory said on 31/May/17
No I don't believe he'd measure 6ft 1 today. As I say, up close he looked near 6ft 1 in 1.5 inch heels.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/May/17
188cm on the nose peak. Today 185/186cm zone.
RichardSpain said on 29/May/17
He is tall I think he was a solid 188cm when he was young ( 6'2 feet) nowadays 185 cm but not less.
Yes he is 185 or 6'1 feet nowadays.
Rory said on 3/Mar/17
I've saw him up close yesterday and he looked 6ft1,but, he had 1.5 inch style shoes on. I think today he'd measure no more than 6'0.75. I'm quite tempted to say 6'0.5 today but given his age and less than perfect posture I can see him measuring 6'0.75 too.I do feel him measuring the full 6ft 1 today though is unlikely.
kurtz said on 19/Feb/17
183 cm now
185 cm peak
Peter 179cm said on 15/Jan/17
Looked about 5cm taller than Fassbender on Assassin's Creed.I'd say listing is right,maybe 1/4 inch under 6'1 at worst.
Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 1/Jan/17
Weak 188cm peak.
Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 9/Jul/16
scraping 188cm at peak in my opinion
Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 6/Jul/16
A weak 6'2 guy peak I think. I wouldn't rule out a strong 6'2 but rampage, you have a point.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jun/16
I think he could look 188/189cm at times peak.
Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 17/Jun/16
185-186 now, 187-188 when younger
jtm said on 11/Jun/16
he's clearly shorter than Nicole Kidman in heels. probably slouching but still.
Dmeyer said on 8/Jun/16
Depardieu look 2-2,5in inder him iron mask so Depardieu was still 180cm in 98
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/May/16
"Peak Height was 6ft 1¾in (187cm)"
No less than that and quite possibly the full 6ft2. I agree that he looks more 6ft1 flat today...
said on 8/May/16
Rob I think his current height is 6 ft 0.75 in (185 cm).
Here he is with Dev Patel: Click Here Click Here Click Here
What do you think?
Editor Rob: considering he's now 67, it is likely he has lost half inch at least.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Apr/16
I think he was a solid 6ft2 peak...
MAO said on 26/Mar/16
He is shorter than Ben Affleck he is 185
MAO said on 26/Mar/16
peak 187 and night 185
said on 27/Feb/16
Rob, is 188cm peak a possibility?
Editor Rob: I'm not as sure he really was a solid 6ft 2 guy in 80's
180 cm night height. said on 18/Dec/15
Nowadays at least 6'1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Sep/15
"Peak height was 6ft 2in (188cm)"
Travis said on 7/Sep/15
He look 6'2 in die hard with a vengeance
Arch Stanton said on 30/Jan/15
Did look near 6'2" in The French's Lieut's Woman.
Lebensdorf said on 5/Dec/14
I saw him in a clothing store in New York. This was about 5-6 years ago. He was definitely 6'2. Now I think he is closer to 6'1. He seems to have shrunk a little. Compared to Liam Neeson in "The Mission," he was no more than 2 inches shorter. More recently, he looked 6'1 in "The Borgias."
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Nov/14
He looks 6ft1¾(187cm) in that picture w/h Prince William
said on 30/Oct/14
He's now about 6ft1.5 compared to 6ft3 Prince William. Slightly over 6ft2 peak is very probable (say 189cm). Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/14
Rob, could he have been a 6ft2 guy in the 70s-80s?
Arch Stanton said on 18/Oct/14
Weak 6'2 in Reversal of Fortune.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Oct/14
Rob can you add a photo and films like The Mission, Dead Ringers, Kafka, The French Lieutenant's Woman and Appaloosa? He is also known for the voice of Scar in The Lion King and for playing Pope Alexander VI in the TV series The Borgias.
Lenad 5 ft 9.75in said on 26/Sep/14
186-187cm range now seems reasonable
jtm said on 21/Jul/14
please don't compare him to dicaprio.
Guy said on 19/Jul/14
Btw in appaloosa he looks like 183 next t Viggo Mortensen.
said on 17/Jul/14
Looks like 185-186 here with Leonardo DiCaprio Click Here
Lenad said on 26/Jan/14
scraping the 6'3 mark out of bed wouldn't be improbable. I still think Irons was a solid 188cm guy, but I wouldn't rule out 189cm. These days he looks 187cm max
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/14
Actually, I think a solid 6ft2 in his 20s-30s if not a fraction over. He looked really tall in the 70s and 80s. That way he have scraped the 6ft3 mark out of bed?
Lenad said on 12/Jan/14
some sites say 6'3. That's a shoed height no doubt
Lenad said on 31/Dec/13
186cm now 188cm peak
Lenad said on 18/Dec/13
he looked at least 4 inches taller than de niro in that movie
Arch Stanton said on 16/Dec/13
Looks about right in The Mission.
Lenad said on 14/Dec/13
I can't see him shorter than 187cm at his peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Dec/13
"Peak height was 6ft 2in (188cm)"
He claimed 6ft3
Charlie said on 24/Jul/13
"Midnight Rambler" so because youre 186 doesnt mean your people in general are short? get a grip of reality dude.
By the way, Jeremy is 65 years old, how the heck do you expect him to be his peak height?! ofc he shorter now than in his prime.
Lorne said on 26/Jun/13
Could have been nearer 6'2 at peak... He is still a strong 6ft1 today, aged 65. He could easily be 186 today, and a solid 187cm(6ft1.75) at peak. He looked more than a flat 6'1 with Chris Meloni, in 2011. So either 6ft1.75 peak, or he just hasn't lost much.
Midnight Rambler said on 15/Jun/13
No way. I stood close to him in Lisbon. I'm 186 cm (6'1'') and he was clearly shorter than me. I would give him 183 cm (6') or, at most 184 cm (6' 1/2''. Never 187cm (6'1/2''). Please! and they say portuguese people are short...
Ace said on 18/Apr/13
I would give him a full 6'2 peak, and 6'1.5 nowadays. He really didn't look any shorter than that in Die Hard 3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/13
188cm peak makes sense...looked a solid 6ft2 in Reversal of Fortune.
Lenad said on 9/Feb/13
id give him the full 6'2 peak. Nowadays 186-187
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jan/13
6'3 is a joke. Watching Appaloosa and he looks no more than 6'1" next to Mortensen and Ed Harris. He did look 6'2" in Die Hard.
Silent d said on 10/Oct/12
About the same height as craig ferguson. I was estimating he was about 6 foot 2. In die hard he was pretty tall. 186cm now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Aug/11
187.8cm or a weak 6ft2 might be his exact height. He never looks under 6ft1.5 and can easily look close to 6ft3(191cm).
Lenad said on 11/Jun/11
floats between 186 and 187cm today. During the normal part of the day at peak, he wouldve measured at a solid 188cm.
Lenad said on 11/Jun/11
Id say he floats between 186 and 187cm today most likely. Prime he floated between 188 and 189cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/May/11
6"2 peak Rob?
Lenad said on 26/Apr/11
6 ft 2.25 in prime maybe??
Lenad said on 23/Apr/11
I'd say 186-187cm today and 188-189cm peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Apr/11
186-187cm range nowadays....6ft2/2.5 in his prime
Viper said on 1/Apr/11
6-1 and change guy max
Ace said on 31/Mar/11
I must disagree Viper. In his prime he was clearly 6'1.5-6'2 at his peak. Nowadays I agree he is closer to 6'1. 6'1.5 at the absolute most, but probably no more than 6'1.
Lenad said on 19/Jan/11
Height is: 6 ft 1.25 in (186cm) Peak height was: 6 ft 2 in (188cm)
Lenad said on 19/Jan/11
I reckon 6'2-ish in his younger days. Today more 6'1 range
Viper said on 18/Jan/11
Hes 6-1 at best
George H. said on 17/Jan/11
Saw him in 2004 at the Toronto film festival. Was about 1 inch shorter next to 6'2" Warren Beatty, both in normal shoes.
Anonymous said on 16/Jan/11
Can look 6'3 at times. Strong 6'1 weak 6'2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Nov/10
Unquestionably 6"2 at his peak if not taller.
Lenad said on 5/Jul/09
Actually only a few sites say it is 6'1 but most say 6'2. several did say 6'3 but for sure that is a shoed height. 6ft3ish in shoes 6ft2ish barefoot. Definitly nothing less than what Rob has him
Hugh 191cm said on 2/Jul/09
Lenad said on 27/Jun/09
This guy has been listed at 6'1 on several sites but he's obviously taller than that. he looks it. No way would a 185-186cm look that tall in Real life
Lenad said on 25/Jun/09
Looked a solid 6'2 on Brideshed revisited. The lowest Irons could possibly be is 187cm. There is no way he is only 185
Lenad said on 24/Jun/09
Kingdom of heaven 185-186cm Die hard 3 188-189cm The Lion King 320cm
Hugh 191cm said on 23/Jun/09
Kingdom of heaven 186-187cm, reversal of fortune 188-189cm, eragon 185-186cm, die hard 3 188-189cm.
Lenad said on 15/Jun/09
I will admit that he did look more 6ft1ish in Kingdom of Heaven
Ange said on 11/Jun/09
This is definitely a legit height for Mr. Irons!
Hugh 190cm said on 11/Jun/09
Probably 6ft2 when Die Hard 3 came out.
Lenad said on 9/Jun/09
Anyone who thinks the 6'1 1/2 and 6'2 listings are shoed heights can get off this site
Lenad said on 2/Jun/09
I doubt hes shorter than what Rob has him at
Hugh 190cm said on 30/May/09
Maybe 6ft2 flat
Lenad said on 17/May/09
187cm min and 189cm max. Hey Rob what made you change his height to 6 ft 1.5 from 6'1?
Hugh 190cm said on 16/May/09
Lenad is spot with his estimates or maybe even 6ft2 now and 6ft2.5 peak.
James said on 15/May/09
Yeah I saw 6'2 in Brideshead Revisited
Lenad said on 11/May/09
I think at peak Irons was a strong 6'2 guy (188-189cm) and now a weak 6'2 187-188cm)
kommodoro said on 5/May/09
I have met him at a shooting in Romania, he is 185-186 cm, for sure.
Lenad said on 1/May/09
A full 6'3 looks a bit much. A little over 6'2 like 189cm is possible
Hugh 190cm said on 1/May/09
I've seen this guy look 6ft3 occasionally. Might still be 6ft2ish. Certainly 187cm at the lowest. In Die Hard 3 he dis look slightly taller than Samuel L. Jackson who himself could've been close to the 6ft3 mark himself at that time.
Lenad said on 29/Apr/09
Looks 6ft2ish. He's not shorter than this listed height and I dont think it would hurt giving him a peak height of 188cm
Lenad said on 26/Apr/09
6ft3 is a bit much for Jeremy Irons but 6ft2 is very possible. He gets listed at 6'2 and 6'1 1/2 a lot from what I've read. He's not under 187cm. 187-188cm. I've also heard someone down the bottom say that the 6'1.5 and 6'2 listings are shoed heights but thats really ridiculos
Lenad said on 19/Apr/09
Rob no offense but it was stupid to list him at just 6ft1.
Lenad said on 18/Apr/09
I would say today 187-188cm. No way is he only 185cm. I am totally pleased that Rob upgraded him
-_-_-(Hugh)-_-_-/ said on 14/Mar/09
Now this is closer to the truth. Howabout 6ft1.5 now and 6ft2 peak.
Misha said on 9/Mar/09
Rob, 6'1" for Jeremy Irons is just wrong. In Adrain Lyne's "Lolita" remake (1997) Irons looks equal in height to Frank Langhella in the long closing scene where Humbert stalks Quilty at close range inside his mansion and kills him. Langhella's published height is 6'4". This is perhaps an exagerration, but Irons is clearly very nearly as tall as Langhella, who is probably an honest 6'3". I've seen many films where Jeremy Irons looks quite tall - this is just one relevant example. There is no way he is only 6'1". Where did you get this figure, Rob? Almost everyone posting agrees that he's taller, and he really should be upgraded to 6'2".
Lenad said on 7/Mar/09
He looks more than 185cm thats for sure.
LOL said on 17/Feb/09
he is tall. 6'2" minimum, max 6'2.5"
-_-_-(Hugh)-_-_-/ said on 16/Feb/09
6ft1.5-6ft2 is more is range.
thespian said on 13/Jan/09
Jeremy Irons is somewhere inbetween 6'1
deryck said on 26/Dec/08
to hcbl: haha youve got a point
hcbl said on 6/Dec/08
god bless the man who could see the difference between 185 cm and 188 cm !
Hugh said on 2/Dec/08
Yeah 6ft1 is too low. 6ft2 peak.
Martin said on 29/Nov/08
looks taller than 185 tbh...
adam said on 18/Nov/08
Come on... he isn`t only 6-1, Rob. Do you honestly believe that he is only that. The man has claimed 6-2 and his fan site says 6-3. Ok, he was never quite 6-3 but I`d say nothing less than 6-2. 6-1... come on.
Lenad said on 9/Nov/08
Even though he is listed at 6'1 i sure as hell think he is more.
Ange said on 20/Oct/08
I have seen him listed as high as 6'5 (which is a little ridic) and as low as 5'11.25 (also wacko). He does seem taller than what's stated here, but he's a pretty thin guy, right?
Lenad said on 2/Oct/08
6'5 is laughable. I can see 6'2 for peak but 6'3 is overdoing it.
Anonymous said on 23/Sep/08
i have a neighbour. Sometimes he's taller then me, sometimes i am taller then him.
Has to do with the shoes we are both wearing
Hugh said on 22/Sep/08
Always appeared 6ft2 both on screen and in person. I lives here in Ireland. I've seen him several times over a period of 6 months. tall guy.
Davey said on 6/Jun/08
he looks 6'2 to me.
Ivan 6'2.25 said on 13/Jan/08
if we got a friend with the same height in a mirror you will see that he is a bit taller than you if you look in the side.
alex g said on 11/Dec/07
yeah, around 6'. I saw the misson, and he didnt look much taller than De Niro
robbie h said on 20/Oct/07
looks around 6 foot in kingdon of heaven, didnt look much bigger
Joshua said on 20/Oct/07
In Die Hard 3 looked about the same height as Samuel L. Jackson. 6ft 2 seems about right.
Ed said on 28/Jul/07
After rewatching Kingdom of Heaven, Irons and Csokas go back and forth. They both look to be about 6ft1, maybe 6ft1.25. Irons looked a good 2 inches shorter than David Thewlis(6ft3) who looked to be almost exactly the same as Liam Neeson(6ft4), which confirms my suspicions that he's shrunk a bit despite his poor posture. Also Thewlis looked to have 5 inches on Orlando Bloom(5ft10.25) who looked to be about 3 inches shorter than Irons. Just based on the movie, Rob's listed heights work pretty well for Irons and the rest of the cast.
5'11.5 guy said on 18/May/07
No way in hell is he 6'3. He's the exact same height as Robbie Coltrane in a movie they did together. 6'1.
Josh said on 19/Jan/07
he´s no taller than 6'1 he actually looks 6'0.5 (184cm) the 6'2 listing is for sure a shoe height.
George H said on 23/Oct/06
Saw him in 2004 on a red carpet with Annette Bening and Warren Beatty. He was about an inch shorter than Beatty. Both were wearing normal shoes.
Ed said on 12/Oct/06
Just saw Kingdom of Heaven, and something is off here, because Irons was taller than the 6ft2.5 listed Marton Csokas. I've beem suspicious of his height since the Lord of the Rings movies in which he was only a few inches taller than Cate Blanchett, and the same for Aeon Flux with Charlize Theron. I'm starting to think Csokas is 6ft at best, which would put Irons at around 6ft1. He did look only about 2.5 to 3 inches taller than Damon, in Bourne supremacy.
Anonymous said on 28/Sep/06
no more than 6, even that's a long shot
Editor Rob said on 8/Sep/06
Found his quote, from 1988 Chicago Times
"I want to expand my roles as much as I can, being English, 6 foot 2", so he has claimed that in his peak.
Anonymous said on 14/Jul/06
In Movie of 1980 Jeromy Irons 4 inches shorter Liam Neeson
Gonzalo said on 3/Apr/06
I sawe him on TV in San Sebastian festival and he looked much taller than the journalist who was cheering him. This journalist was 1'76-78 and Irons looked 12 or 14 cm taller. Irons must be near 1`90
sam said on 3/Mar/06
IMDb likes to list this guy at either 6'5" or 6'2.5"...that must make Oliver Platt 6'6" and Bruce Willis 6'2".
Paudie said on 22/Feb/06
Pierce Brosnan is at least 6"1, im from his home town off navan and he visits here alot. I've passed him on the street and hes at least 6"1 tall cause thats my height.
Brett said on 6/Nov/05
You reckon Pierce Brosnan rounds up haha, Mate for one Pierce says his 6'2", and I reckon he rounds down, from my personal encounter with him. Tom hanks in photos with lots of actors looks more then 6'1", he was bigger then Adrien brody and Daniel craig , so I think that unless you know a star personally, you cant judge their honesty haha.
said on 31/Aug/05
From New York Post
article - "I noticed a man standing nearby in the lobby who was very tall. Taller than Jeremy. I took the opportunity to finally get a really accurate reading on Jeremy's true height. I realized Jeremy was somewhat taller than I always thought. I asked this man how tall HE was and he said he was 6' 5 1/2". Compared to Jeremy, he was about 3" taller, I thought, which means Jeremy is approximately 6' 3" tall"
Mr. Whistler said on 20/Jun/05
IMDb incorrectly states his height as 6'5"...just about every other 'authority' on him puts it at 6'1". Always struck me as odd how sources can differ so drastically.
Issheuhboy said on 14/May/05
I think only Irons and Duchovny have the only heights you can trust:
Smoke said on 12/Apr/05
Mr. K I like your theory! And I agree that many guys listed at this height do round up, as I have found from personal experience. I'm exactly between 185-186 cm and find that many celebs and even sports stars round up slightly by about a cm or two. Harrison Ford is another example, as is Edward Norton, and Tom Hanks (never met him, but he doesn't quite look 6'1" to me) are also examples. One guy to me, from personal experience, that our editor lists as being 6'1" who is definately taller is Daniel Baldwin, whom my comparison to Stephen does have being an inch taller. My encounter with Baldwin has him at a solid 6'2", you can even see this relative to Cole Hauser in Parazzi.
Mr.K said on 12/Apr/05
This is one of the actors that I have met and consider as a real 6'1", which in my opinion is 185.5-186 cms. In my opinion about 80-90% of the male actors rounds up their height. Many listed as 6'1" is actually about 184cms. And remember when a honest actor like Irons says that he is about 6'1" (he is about 186 cms) he will be almost one inch taller than those who rounds up, for example Nicolas Cage, Kevin Costner, Pierce Brosnan and many many more.