How tall is Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce's Height

5ft 11 (180.3 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 0 (182.9 cm)
Welsh actor, best known for films such as Brazil, Glengarry Glenn Ross, Evita, Tomorrow Never Dies, Hysteria, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jumpin' Jack Flash, GI Joe, Carrington and Stigmata. On TV he has appeared in Game of Thrones and Taboo. He was listed 6ft by his agency, although was once listed 6ft 1 in the Spotlight directory. In this photo I'm wearing 1 inch Nikes, whilst Jonathan's shoe looked about 1.2 inches.

How tall is Jonathan Pryce
5ft 8 Rob and Jonathan @ LFCC 2015
Which book changed your life?
The one the teacher put under my head during the Alexander technique sessions at Rada. I grew an inch and a half.

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Average Guess (37 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 11.97in (182.8cm)
Current: 5ft 11.1in (180.6cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Sep/23
Jonathan really scared me in ‘Stigmata’, but I’ve seen him in many a film which hasn’t freaked me out at all.

He’s a great actor.

6ft peak and 5ft11 today. 😊
5'7 and a fraction said on 17/Feb/23
Looks barely 5'11 in the photo but obviously posture-wise could measure a bit taller than that, so I can see roughly 5'11 1/2 now and an indisputable 6'0 peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Feb/23
6ft1 out of bed, 6ft0-0¼ evening guy in his prime.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Feb/23
Strong 6ft peak, Rob?
Editor Rob
It's arguable...6ft 1 I can't see though.
Mikester said on 3/Jan/21
considering the angle at which the picture was taken, the listing seems accurate.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Dec/20
Well done to Jonathan for appealing on behalf of the Alzheimer's society.

Bravo Jonathan!

6ft peak; 5ft11.5. 😀👍🎄
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Jun/20
🎈🎂🎁 Happy Birthday Jonathan! 🎁🎂🎈

A Very Happy Birthday to Jonathan Pryce, who celebrated his 73rd Birthday yesterday, the 1st of June.

6ft peak; 5ft11.25 today
Jtm said on 18/Jan/20
easily 6'0 peak but barely 5'11 now.
Joel Masterman said on 17/Apr/19
Rob is it really possible to grow taller using the Alexander technique or is Jonathan just having a laugh?
Editor Rob
Postural improvement maybe, but I don't think he grew or anything, more probably measured taller.
Tall Sam said on 20/Jun/18
I recall him looking weird tall in Ronin, which is not unexpected with De Niro who was a few inches shorter but they filmed in such a way where he looked close to the taller Stellan Skarsgard, maybe due to the hidden menacing nature of Pryce's character.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Jun/18
When he started to get work in Hollywood they started to sell him at 6ft2.
Jordan87 said on 18/Apr/18
According to the picture featured he has a hard time hitting 5'11".
Animus said on 26/Feb/18
Well, doesn't he look 5ft10½ in the photo?
Editor Rob
A weak 5ft 11 yes...but I think at least he'd measure a bit taller than that.
Animus said on 24/Feb/18
Rob, you think he is losing an inch in posture in your photo with him?
Editor Rob
I don't think he lost much that moment.
Bobby said on 18/Dec/17
According to the height chart on there, he's over 5'10, but not close to 5'11. Maybe 5'10.75 is more accurate. So, I would say that his peak height was 5'11.25 to 5'11.5.
Editor Rob
In the 90's Pryce looked tallish, I wouldn't have thought he is under six person he was certainly looking shorter than 6ft at age 68.
ArnieDan said on 4/Dec/17
I think even 5'11 is being generous with those boots of his. Surely they give him almost an extra inch over Rob.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Nov/17
183/184cm peak
Animus said on 2/Oct/17
Without question a six-footer in his prime but appears more like in the range of 181-182cm as of now. I still think he comfortably clears 5'11, but whether he is 181cm or 182cm can be lost in posture. Anyways, this listing seems fine for now, although it stands on tenuous ground.
World Citizen said on 29/May/17
Looks 5 ft 11.25
Sandy Cowell said on 9/Jan/17
I think the way he is dressed in this picture with you Rob doesn't do justice to his height!
Women are told how to dress to look slimmer and taller all the time! Maybe it's time for the fellows to take a leaf out of the same book!
Sandy Cowell said on 9/Jan/17
Jonathan looks like a really nice guy here! I can't believe it's the same person who played such a sinister role in 'Stigmata'!
It looks as though he's definitely lost a couple of inches from his optimum 6ft now, but that's how it goes!
I just get over the fact that this lovely gent is the same guy as that evil, fake 'man of the cloth' from 'Stigmata'...
⛪ 😳💤 😕
Jordan87 said on 14/Dec/16
5'10.5"-5'10.75" Now.
AM said on 29/Nov/16
Just wrapped on a film with him where we were both standing on stage together in similar footwear - at 5' 8" myself, I thought he looked 6' maximum, so this seems bang on.
Johan said on 24/Aug/16
Hmm so I was watching that Pirate disney movie with my daughter the other day and its true that Jonathan looks a fair bit taller than Orlando Bloom. I went afterwards and looked at premiers..he can look 2 inches taller than Bloom.

Do you think he lost height rapidly since those movies or is Orlando really in the strong 5'9" -weak 5'10" range?
Editor Rob
up to 10 years ago Pryce might still be near 6ft, Bloom at times looks 5ft 10, but then I don't think he's a guy who is standing particularly well at times.
truth said on 4/Jul/16
Rob can you add the film Hysteria? I loved that movie, funny as heck.
Editor Rob
I'd be disappointed if a film like that wasn't funny, but it is one I've yet to watch.
mrtguy said on 13/Jun/16
In this pic he doesn't look much over 5'11''.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/May/16
I think this guy could have lost 1in. He looked a big 6ft in Brazil, like 184cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/May/16
This guy used to get listed at 6ft2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/May/16
@Jug: Brosnan had at least 1in on this guy
Jug said on 20/May/16
He actually looked a little taller than Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/May/16
Rob, what's he like in person?
Editor Rob
never said much really, but he was pleasant with people in this shoot.
Peter 179cm said on 18/May/16
He looks 179cm range according to the height chart but he's got loose posture,i think an honest 180 or 5'11 is more probable.
Jedi Master 5'11 said on 17/May/16
Lol, the way this picture is taken I would have claimed 5'10'' if I were him but I guess 6'0'' would be fair now. Might try out that Alexander technique
truth said on 17/May/16
Looks near 5ft11.5/182cm. 5ft11.25/181cm would be a better fit? Nothing below 5ft11/180cm anyway.
Andrea said on 17/May/16
Lol, not even close to 3.5, at least here... He looks 179-180 with Rob but i can see him measuring near 5'11 if standing straight for a measurement!
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 14/May/16
He's 1 year shy of 70 years old, where the average man will have lost 1.2". Rob's wearing running shoes giving him the height advantage, yet Pryce still had 3.5" on Rob and Pryce isn't even standing fully straight. I PROMISE you, a younger Pryce would easily be 6'0" barefoot at NIGHT and taller in the morning. People forget that Rob wakes up at almost 5'9" in the morning.
Editor Rob

no, they are slightly thicker than mine. I have 1.05 sneakers, his heel looked near 1.2. It looked the same model he is wearing at This event a few months later.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/16
Rob, is a fraction over 6ft peak possible?
Editor Rob
around 6ft, whether above or below, you could argue it. Generally I think an honest 6ft for him is fine.
Andrea said on 12/May/16
I just checked and he actually did claim to be 5'9ish on Twitter last year... I remember you said he looked 5'7 range almost an year ago...
Editor Rob
he did look 5ft 7 then, in the 5th season which is basically 2 years ago considering filming.

I don't know if he's as tall as 5ft 9 now though...pryce actually has better posture in person than his character on GOT.
Andrea said on 10/May/16
He did have a scene with Tommen in the last episode and he didn't look that much taller than him (of course he was standing barefoot)... I have no idea how tall the actor who plays Tommen is now, though...
Editor Rob
I doubt tommen is under 5ft 8 nowadays.
TJE said on 9/May/16
I can see 181 if he stood his tallest
jtm said on 9/May/16
more evidence Pacino wasn't 5'6.
Judd said on 8/May/16
A loss of 0,5" is plausible!
I would say 5'11.25-11.5" today and 5'11.75"-6' at peak
Sam said on 8/May/16
I think he's standing a little looser than Rob here, I could see him as a solid 5'11" with the best posture he can hold today. I'd believe a strong six foot for him at peak, in some films as recent as Ronin he can look somewhat tall, he could seem more than 3 inches over Robert De Niro.
Andrea said on 8/May/16
Do you think he was a 6' guy at his peak, Rob?
I really haven't seen anything of this guy, i know him only for his part in GOT! But even in that show it is hard to say how tall he looks compared to the other people (plus he's always barefoot)! He did have a scene with Nikolaj in the last episode but camera angles were "terrible", so it's impossible to say how tall he looked with him!
He does look 179-180 range with you...
Editor Rob
in the 80's and 90's I think he did look about 6ft range, now he has lost 1-2cm
Johan said on 8/May/16
Wow I thought this guy was much shorter like 177-178 cm. Well that puts to bed the guys trying to downgrade Pierce Brosnan. No way was he anywhere near 6'1" flat if Pryce was at least 5'11.5".
Eric said on 7/May/16
181/2 to him next to you
Andrea said on 7/May/16
He doesn't look over 180 here...
Editor Rob
he's at most 5ft 11.5 today...but I wouldn't rule out 5ft 11-11.25 for him at age 68
Johno said on 6/May/16
Listing looks about right.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/May/16
Really under 6ft today, Rob?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/May/16
Looked a strong 6ft in Brazil
Sam said on 16/Jun/15
The guy's no spring chicken, probably lost a bit with age by now.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Oct/14
Definitely a guy who got better looking with age, his hair look really bad in Brazil!!
Arch Stanton said on 20/Oct/14
Doesn't look over 6 ft in Brazil.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Oct/14
Rob can you add a photo and films like Evita, Tomorrow Never Dies, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jumpin' Jack Flash, GI Joe, Carrington and Stigmata?
Sam said on 18/Aug/14
Rob, did you see him in person? In Pirates of the Caribbean, Jack Davenport seemed a little taller but there's certainly times where he could look more than just six foot and sometimes over 6'1".
Editor Rob
not seen him yet
Arch Stanton said on 23/Oct/13
Look near 2 inches taller than Bruce Willis in GI Joe..
Arch Stanton said on 13/Oct/13
Looks easily 6'1 next to Al Pacino in Glengarry.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Sep/13
@Jake: that might be spot on peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jul/13
I thought he was 6ft2. But, then I saw Tomorrow Never Dies
(s)ain't said on 19/Jan/13
6'2" is way to much.
Shaun said on 5/Sep/12
I read 6'2" for him which seemed a stretch! 6'-6'1 seems about right.
Jan said on 16/Jun/09
Have met Jonathan Pryce many times. I'm 5'10" tall - which is quite tall for a girl, and he is MUCH taller than me.
Doug said on 17/Mar/09
He towered above that 5'6" magician Ricky "Gupta" in Tomorrow Never Dies. Looked a little shorter than Brosnan but the man still looks minimum 6 foot. I would guess around 6'1" personally.
LOL said on 31/Jan/09
guess 6' 1"
Lebensdorf said on 26/May/08
This fellow was not so close in height to Pierce Brosnan in
Hugh said on 21/Apr/08
Could be 6ft2. He towered over George Clooney in Leatherheads and was close in height to legit 6ft3 John Krasinski.
Anthony said on 10/Jul/07
I think he was taller than this at one point.
sam said on 1/Jun/07
In Glengarry Glen Ross, he must be at least 8 inches taller than Al Pacino, but in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies he was about the same as 6'1" Jack Davenport. I would believe 6'1"-6'2" peak and 6'0"-6'1" these days.
Anonymous said on 29/Dec/06
I'd almost believe 6'4" (and certainly would have guessed about 6'2")
He certainly looks enormous, but that's probably because of the shoulders (and also the fact that my favourite movie of his is Evita, were he's constantly surrounded by shorter actors)
D. Ray Morton said on 3/Nov/06
Yeah, he definitely looks the 6'.

Loved him in GGR: "If we wait 'til Monday, it would've elapsed!" Amazing actor. Very underrated.

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