How tall is Kelly MacDonald

Kelly MacDonald's Height

5ft 2 ½ (158.8 cm)

Scottish actress best known for roles in films such as Trainspotting, No Country for Old Men, Gosford Park, The Girl in the Cafe, Brave and TV series Boardwalk Empire.

How tall is Kelly MacDonald
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A common misperception of me is…

Because I’m an actress I must be tall. That’s the thing I get comments on. I’m five-foot two and a half. Sometimes I use the half-inch.
-- The Independent, 2005 (Oct 8)

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Average Guess (14 Votes)
5ft 2.71in (159.3cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jan/23
Kelly is lovely as Olive, Christopher Robin’s nanny in Goodbye Christopher Robin. “Don’t marry Albert - marry ME!” says little Christopher.

So Kelly’s proved yet again that she’s a natural with children, the first time when she played the household maid in Nanny McPhee.

She’s a fair chunk smaller than Margot Robbie, who I’m sure is 5ft6.

5ft2.5. 👧👦💐
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Oct/22
Kelly has starred in some excellent stuff.

5ft2.5. 🙂🚟
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/May/22

Margaret Schroeder’s little girl has contracted polio in Season Two of Boardwalk Empire, and she goes to see the vicar. He holds it against her for what she confessed to him, so the poor innocent Mum returns offering him cash and jewellery. He counts it!

The Church are rich, Margaret, and they took my own Mum’s money for ‘prayers’ when she was desperate and had newly arrived in England. She didn’t lose her faith, but she went to a different church afterwards, and concentrated on saying her prayers at home.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/May/22
Boardwalk Empire Season One:

Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson has fixed Kelly’s Margaret up with a new place to live. He says, “Funny that! It didn’t seem so small when I was a kid!”

Kelly’s Margaret replies, “That’s because you were smaller yourself!”

That makes sense, and I remember thinking how strange it was that Santa Claus brought a smaller Christmas tree each and every year!

The lovely Kelly gets 5ft2.5. ❤️🌹
ChristianPerkins said on 15/Mar/22
Very long arms for a woman her height.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Mar/22
Kelly’s servant girl character comes to a terrible demise in the film ‘Elizabeth’. She tries on one of the Queen’s dresses, given to Elizabeth as a gift, and it poisons the poor girl, with her screaming in agony.

There were so many attempts on Elizabeth I’s life, what with the Protestant versus Catholic wars going on, but Elizabeth put paid to all that, leaving her people free to worship as they chose. I think she coped better than Henry VII, the first Tudor King, whose hold on the throne was also tentative after he won the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, which ended the Wars of the Roses.

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Aug/21
Kelly was a marvel in 'Boardwalk Empire' and, let's face it, our introduction to her in 'Trainspotting' couldn't have been better.


Even 'Nanny McPhee' was highly entertaining, for little and big kids alike, so I bought the box set of both films for a very reasonable £5!

5ft2.5. 💐👩
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Mar/20
This lass has starred in some really brilliant stuff! Apart from 'Trainspotting', she played a major part in 'Boardwalk Empire', with Steve Buscemi. I couldn't believe it, and she was really excellent as well!

What a supercool actress! 😁👌

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Feb/20
🎂💐🎁🎈 Happy Birthday Kelly! 🎈🎁💐🎂

A Very Happy Birthday to Kelly MacDonald, who turns all the fours, 4️⃣4️⃣, on this day!

5ft2.5. 😁🥂🎉

Sandy Cowell said on 20/Mar/18
I'm loving Kelly's sweet Irish Catholic girl in 'Boardwalk Empire'!

So must Steve Buscemi - and bless the day they decided to make her his lover! His 5ft8.25 looks almost Kingly next to Kelly's 5ft2.5! 👑😆

His less savoury lover is VERY tall! 😬
lollipop95 said on 28/Jul/17
When she says "sometimes I use the half inch" does that mean she usually says 5'2 or does she round herself up to 5'3?
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Mar/17
Now I can understand why Kelly played a schoolgirl in 'Trainspotting'! She wouldn't have been so believable at 5ft9 or 10, would she?
Now, years later, she's even been to Hollywood, and acted in top TV series 'Boardwalk Empire' as well as many movies.
I go along with 5ft2.5 for Kelly.
mande2013 said on 23/Jan/16
Might as well add Gosford Park and No Country For Old Men, no?
Editor Rob
yeah, she was missing a photo too!
sam said on 9/Oct/06
I think she spells it "Macdonald", Rob. She does look tiny, despite her beauty.
Shorty said on 5/Feb/06
An inspiring actress, she is really pretty. Her beauty has my breathe away.. and I didn't know that she was only 5'2.5" tall..

Wow.. amazing.. I thought she was 5'6"..
CelebHeights Editor said on 23/Jan/06
As suspected, wasn't quite 5ft 3: "Because I'm an actress I must be tall. That's the thing I get comments on. I'm five-foot two and a half. Sometimes I use the half- inch"

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