How tall is Matt Smith

Matt Smith's Height

5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)

English actor best known for playing The 11th Doctor in Doctor Who, Prince Philip in The Crown and Daemon Targaryen in House of the Dragon. In film he appears in Morbius, Terminator Genisys, Lost River and Womb (Clone). On his Agency CV he was listed "Height: 6'0" (182 cm)"

How tall is Matt Smith
5ft 8 Jenny and Matt @ Starfury's The 11th Hour, 2011

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Average Guess (137 Votes)
5ft 11.88in (182.6cm)
FF14 ENJOYING GAMER CLUBS said on 27/Sep/23
Active day
Morning Height : 182.3cm
Midday Height : 181.2cm
Evening Height : 18O.4cm
Due to lots of stress to the legs and the shoulders, he could be shorter than days that he doesn’t have work.

Inactive day
Morning Height : 182.5cm
Midday Height : 181.7cm
Evening height : 181cm

Highest height : 182.8 cm
Lowest height : 18O cm

Height is just from lowest to highest. So the morning is your highest height and your real height and the evening is your shortest. There’s no detailed height in you. Only highest to lowest is what our height is.
Benjamin Davis said on 18/Sep/23
Morning Height: 182.88cm or 6ft
Midday height : 182cm or 5'11.65
Evening Height : 181.6cm or 5'11.5
Absolute low : 181.35cm or 5'11.39
Absolute High : 183cm or 6'0.4
Average: 182.1cm or 5'11.7
What do you think am I close
Benjamin Davis said on 10/Sep/23
He looks 6ft alongside Liam Cunningham in 'Cold War' but if I'm.right his shoes adds on about a inch
5'11james said on 4/Sep/23
He looks 6ft tbh
Slamm said on 1/Sep/23
Looked tall in dr who. But he’s always wearing those thick heeled boots. In shoes looks close to 6-2. Barefoot a weak 6-0.
FF14 ENJOYING GAMER CLUBS said on 28/Aug/23
Hey Rob. He looked like 178cm in Morbius. I think when he is out from Bed, he is like 181cm or 180.5cm but as the day goes on, he look he like 178cm at night. The Movie Morbius had a lot of actions so maybe his posture could be bad at some point in the film but in my guess, he could be just 180cm at 11:30 AM or 12:00 PM at noon since Jared is only like 173cm he looked like 2 inches taller than him.
Editor Rob
In person he really doesn't look as short as 5ft 10-11 guys.

I'd be stunned if he measured a flat 5ft 11 in fact!
Joopa said on 12/Apr/23
Rob, if you had to guess who’s taller who would it be Peter capaldi or Matt smith of course both are close but who has more chance of edging the other out ?
Editor Rob
At the time I met both, I'd say Smith might have the slightly better chance of solid 11.5 under the stadiometer.
josh b said on 2/Apr/23
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Cool chap was doing lots of poses with fans, similar footwear but hard to read posture wise lol
Editor Rob
Cool to get Matt! I still don't think he's a full 6ft guy, but at worst 11.5 really.
Slamo said on 5/Jan/23
Weak 6-0.
Sandy Cowell said on 10/Dec/22
Matt starred in an excellent, if disturbing, episode of Jimmy McGovern’s ‘The Street’.

6ft for Matt, a Blackadder fan.
Carbine said on 15/Oct/22
How many inches do you think Matt Smith has on Ewan Mitchell, who plays Aemond Targareyn on HoTD?

Editor Rob
Not sure about Ewan
Rifle/Trooper said on 23/Aug/22
Looks 6ft in HoD.
Jimmy_ESB_182 said on 11/Aug/22
like Capaldi this guy should edge me out, he always looks on the tall side
Jimmy_ESB_182 said on 11/Aug/22
@random anonymous You have a picture with Jenny right here. No way this guy is 5'10
random anonymous said on 4/May/22
He looks 5'10 to me cuz if you put him next to Anya Taylor Joy and she's wearing heels(who is probably around 5'6-5'7) he's only a bit taller compared to her.
Benjamin Davis said on 7/Apr/22
Matt Smith was wearing sneakers that add a inch onto his height whilst Leto was wearing ones that add half inch so this puts Leto at 5ft 9 and Smith at 5ft 11 barefoot
Brockley said on 7/Apr/22

Agreed. I don't think his posture was great based on the character he was playing but looked a solid 2 inches (2.25 maybe?) taller than Leto in Morbius. 5'11.5 at lunchtime seems about right for Matt Smith.
ArjunaKorale said on 3/Apr/22
From scenes of Smith & Jared Leto together in Morbius, I guessed Smith at around 5 ft 11 to 5 ft 11-and-a-half inches. That’s because Smith looks 2 to 2.5 inches taller than Leto in the movie. And you need to add Morbius to his film/tv credits, Rob.
Benjamin Davis said on 24/Mar/22
Explain this why in some pictures does he look shorter than Arthur Darvill
Editor Rob
Maybe a bit of Matt's variable posture (sometimes also dropping height in legs) person I'd say he looks taller than Arthur.
Benjamin Davis said on 24/Mar/22
Apparently he wears lifts if so then his height may be closer to 5ft 11 on the dot like Hugh Grant or even 5ft 10.5
Jeff junker said on 16/Jan/22
Rob, any chance he’s 6 foot ?
Editor Rob
Almost 6ft is possible
Hyper said on 26/Oct/21

Is it me or does this guy have a low eye-level?
Editor Rob
I think he could have 4.8-5 range
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jun/21
Chris is bending a bit more than Matt in that photo...probably close in reality though
Pandapops said on 5/May/21
Rob, can look maybe taller than Chris here ?
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Editor Rob
they can look close in person
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Apr/21
I'd throw on another fraction....probably gets up at least 184cm
Megrace said on 7/Apr/21
I love Jenny’s shirt
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Feb/21
5ft11½ the lowest I can see this guy at. Earlier in the day may very well hit 6ft
Lawbay11 said on 18/Jan/21
Must of had some sort of lift/ heel support wear inside foot wear at the time. If you carefully analyize the curculating pics on here od Smith and Moffat or even smith and cumberbatch or even benedict (a true 5'11er) you will see what i mean
Lawbay11 said on 15/Jan/21
I see what you are saying Rob. i think if Matt stood straight in this pic with Jenny he would be 2.5" upwards than her. Plus I've heard some talk abouy him wearing some sort of inserts in his footwear from time to time. If you watch the movie "Charlie Says" starring him, he definetly looked shorter than the 5'11.5" people are pushing for. These days I do not take actors or actresses word for it on their height. Everybody wants to be 6 feet. But a true 6 footer stands out quite a bit as majority are below this some bit.
Lawbay11 said on 14/Jan/21
Rob, I'm not sure if you study photos of celebs anymore. If anything matt needs dowmgrade to 5'10.5". Curculating everywhere on google shows a 5.8.5" steven moffat and matt smith with a 1.5-2" height increase over moffat. There is just no way matt is over 5'10.5. And in photo above who knows what kinda shoes or inserts he wears. Wow cant believe you dont see the obvious right in front of you! Matt being almost 6 feet my arse!
Editor Rob

Bear in mind I saw him live with many people and also beside jenny and to me he looked comfortably over 5ft 11.
Jakepailssmall said on 11/Jan/21
Rob, what’s the tallest you could think Matt would be ?
Editor Rob
highest I would attempt to argue would be 6ft, lowest would probably not be much under 11.5.
rafael proulx said on 1/Jan/21
Rob, would you consider an upgrade to 5’11.75 at least
Editor Rob
a chance of that.
Marcus Brody said on 12/Dec/20
Rob I think he needs an upgrade. Definitely 100%. Kinda an understatement if you ask me. 6 foot
Jabba said on 25/Nov/20
@jake the average guess hasn’t met him though rob has we go from perception on TV or pictures .
Jake said on 19/Nov/20
I would consider an upgrade for him Rob. The average guess is very telling 👀
Nik Ashton said on 28/Oct/20
I wonder if Matt claims to be 6’0”!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Oct/20
🎁👾🎂🎈 Happy Birthday Matt! 🎈🎂👾🎁

A Very Happy 38th Birthday to one-time Doctor Who, Matt Smith.

He can have a Birthday 6ft 😁🍻🎊

Joshbrecker said on 20/Oct/20
Rob see when you met him could you not maybe see if he stood tall he’d maybe hit the 6ft mark ?
Editor Rob
chance of 5ft 11.75, a full six foot...I'm not as sure about that.
5ft 11.5-11.75 guys can though easily pass for big six footers in Film and TV
Joshbrecker said on 3/Oct/20
Rob, what’s the absolute tallest you could see Matt measuring and the smallest ?
Editor Rob
Doubt less than 11.5, nor would he be over 6ft.
5ft 11.5 to 11.75 could be a range he might be.
Joshbrecker said on 21/Sep/20
Rob, if Matt wore Say a pair of Air Max 90 would he be taller than David tenannt in converse ?
Editor Rob
I don't think he would
Andy5'93/4 said on 2/Sep/20
Hey rob is there a picture of you with Matt?
Editor Rob
Not a good height one as I was trying to get a more Dr Who look.
Jackson Roberson said on 17/Aug/20
Rob, how tall would he be in shoes ? Like in trainers or doctor who ?
Editor Rob
In the boots he wore on Doctor Who I'd expect 6ft 3/4 range
Jackson Roberson said on 14/Aug/20
Rob, in a picture with David and Matt in there costumes for the 50th that I linked previously you said it looked around an inch difference to just under that maybe , David is wearing converse and Matt is wearing his typical doctor who boots , in previous comments you stated you guessed he would be close to 6’1 in his boots but if David tennant is 6’0.75 and looks an inch taller with quite a great footwear disadvantage and Matt is standing tall , what do you make of that ?
Editor Rob
Sometimes photos can reduce/enhance difference, but in person Matt certainly doesn't look less than around 5ft 11.5.
Jackson Roberson said on 12/Aug/20
Rob, in a few scenes in day of the doctor he can look the same height or taller than David tennant when standing straight ?
Editor Rob
Could look reasonably close, sometimes within an inch for sure...although there is a difference in footwear between them. Maybe not so much a difference in hair, as both have a bit of volume to their styles.
Jackson Roberson said on 7/Aug/20
Rob, any guess what his morning height would be ?
Editor Rob
has a good chance of being near 6ft 1/2 1 minute out of bed.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Aug/20
Earlier in the day he probably has a very good chance of hitting 6ft on the dot. He looks it often enough but like Rob I’m not convinced he holds on to it afternoon/evening.
Jackson Roberson said on 30/Jul/20
Rob, any chance he measures 6 foot flat ?
Editor Rob
I am not sure he'd hit that. 5ft 11.5 or 11.75 is a good range to estimate him.
DeeBal said on 4/Jul/20
Rob ,Click Here how tall do you think Matt looks here next to David standing tall ?
Editor Rob
At most an inch maybe slightly less...both have ample hairstyles!
Andy5'91/2 said on 7/Jun/20
Hey rob do you think Christopher would edge this guy out if they stood next to each other or back to back?
Editor Rob
They are hard to pick apart in person, well a 54 year old Eccleston versus 30-something Smith.
It may seem other-worldly but all 3 Doctor's Smith/Ecclestone/Capaldi really might measure within a few mm's of each other.
Jam Cherry said on 21/May/20
He’s exactly the same height of Eddie Redmayne both are 182 cm
JohnMoore-162cm said on 17/May/20
He is tall , 5ft11 3/4" to 6 ft I guess
ladeez said on 9/May/20
tall man
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Apr/20
Rob, any chance of him getting 5ft11¾ like Eccleston?

I think Capaldi in his prime could have been that aswell
Editor Rob
There's a chance he measures 11.75.
VitoCheng said on 21/Mar/20
183 said 182 is indeed a kind of honesty different from others
Jackin said on 6/Mar/20
Rob, if he could look 6’1 in shoes in Doctor who how did David tennant who’s 6’0.75 look over an inch taller ? When in converse?
Editor Rob
I think posture at times effects Matt's height, when he stands tall I doubt he's shorter than 11.5 range.
Jackin said on 24/Feb/20
Rob, how tall would he look in an average shoe like on doctor who ?
Editor Rob
On Doctor Who at times could look near six foot, or 6ft 1 in shoes when he stood tall. In person, it's interesting that capaldi/eccleston/smith are all very similar.
berta said on 10/Feb/20
very close to 6 feet flat
Bob da cob. said on 6/Feb/20
Might be 6-0 imo.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Dec/19
After seeing Matt in a horror the other night, making 5ft5.5 actress Natalie Dormer look tiny, I quite understand that Matt's overall estimate is just a scrape under 6ft.

In fact, I'm going to go up to 5ft11.75, a quarter-inch rise on my last guess.

5ft11.75" it is. 😁👌
VitoCheng said on 2/Dec/19
very very honest!!
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 6/Nov/19
Matt had more chance to be 5'11 3/4 than Cumberbatch but Eddie Redmayne look more like a 6'0 guy than Matt.
JamboD said on 30/Oct/19
Rob,any chance he's 6 foot flat ?
Editor Rob
5ft 11.5 or 11.75 I would say are quite arguable for him. I am not so sure he'd measure a full six foot though...but not entirely impossible.
Jscksongkashow said on 28/Sep/19
Rob, any idea what he claims?
Editor Rob
I cannot remember what he had in spotlight.
Nik Ashton said on 14/Sep/19
He’s stooping!
Jscksongkashow said on 12/Sep/19
Rob,see if I'm 5'10 in my Air Force 1's could I claim 5'9?
Editor Rob
You will look a 5ft 9 range guy...maybe measure slightly under it, but I wouldn't worry about a few mm's!
Jscksongkashow said on 11/Sep/19
Rob,what would you say the height difference is between him and David T?
Editor Rob
In person I feel it is an inch, though Tennant's posture in some recent events looks poor when posing with people at conventions especially.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jul/19
Same could be argued for Capaldi...could he once have been nearer 6ft?
Editor Rob
I felt I got a taller impression from Smith up close than Capaldi, but they probably measure within a fraction.

I've no doubt Capaldi measured 5ft 11.5 and hence went with that honest figure, rather than doing what 95% of other actors would do and round it to 6ft.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Apr/19
This guy I think would beat out Capaldi and Barrowman
Editor Rob
Barrowman I think might be a candidate for a fraction (1/4) height loss at 50, I would struggle to tell if a barroman of 2007 was any different than Smith.
Ben180cm said on 27/Feb/19
I’m guessing 5’11 flat
Lamont Cranston said on 16/Feb/19
Rob, not related to matt’s Height, but does ‘celebrity heights’ have an ‘auto sort’ for alphabetical order?

I found that some of the ‘smiths’ are out of order based upon first name. I believe I have seen it with other names.

Is there another way of ordering names (perhaps first in?) that is not apparent?
Editor Rob
It should be sorted properly now on the thumbnail pages.
Canson said on 3/Jan/19
Weak 6’0”. 5’11.5 is ok at least not less
Nik said on 1/Jan/19
5'11.5" is the minimum that he could be!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 30/Dec/18

I agree. He looks rather 5'11.75" than just 5'11.5"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Dec/18
This photo doesnt do his height real justice. He looks close to 6ft
berta said on 29/Dec/18
Rob i think this guy should be upgraded if he is not 6 feet then he is very close.5`11 3/4-6 feet
Dennanz said on 23/Sep/18
Just shy of six foot but in good shoes maybe a little over ,I'd say he's around 5'11.5 maybe 5'11.75 he's a little taller than Capaldi and eccelston but around three quarters of an inch smaller than David Tennant.
Charity said on 11/Sep/18
When you met Peter rob did he seem taller or the same height
Editor Rob
For me, Smith, Capaldi and Ecclestone are arguably all within 1cm of each other.

It is possible Smith is a little bit taller than peter.
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jul/18
I just saw Matt starring in a 2007 episode of 'The Street'. I had to check out his age, because he was playing a young guy living at home. Without divulging too much about the storyline, I can tell you that Matt is falsely accused of a terrible attack on a cab driver, when in fact, it's his friend, who then proceeds to flee from the scene like a coward, while decent lad Matt stays to help the driver. In true 'The Street' style, the consequences are as chaotic as ever.

Because he's still very boyish in this and looking extremely fresh-faced, I wondered if he was as young as 17 or 18, but 24/25 was his actual age, the drama hailing from 2007. Another indicator was that he did look tall, but lanky enough for us to think he was in late adolescenthood with a good deal of filling out yet to achieve. Obviously, he will have been his peak height in his mid twenties, but the programme did succeed in fooling me that Matt was younger, and not 100% fully grown.

I have decided to give this guy 5ft11.5.
MAD SAM said on 10/Jul/18
Isn’t he bending Rob ? I’d say he’s fraction close to 6 footer at 182.5 cm
Editor Rob
In person I think he has a chance of almost 6ft range, 11.75 may well be a figure he can measure...but I'm not convinced he looked as big as a solid 6ft.
Nik said on 24/Jun/18
At least said height or slightly taller!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 23/Jun/18

His eye level would be higher than the 5'6" line if he looked straight ahead. 5'10.5" is a bit too low for him.
Bobby said on 22/Jun/18
His eye level is pretty off for his height though, if he straigned up, his eyes would be level with the 5'6 line. Wouldn't that make him more 5'10.5 than 5'11.5? Or am I missing something?
Editor Rob
I think he is a guy with a nearer 5 inch eyelevel. But 5ft 11.5 range is what I'd still guess him at, almost 6ft
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Apr/18
Rob, I've probably asked this before but have you decided to have a cut-off point when there's enough votes to decide whether to upgrade/downgrade a star?
Editor Rob
It's an interactive part of the site for visitors to leave a guess, rather than typing something like 5ft 10 or 6ft etc.

I think if you reach 50 guesses, that's interesting to look at an average because it does cover a fair amount.

Of course there's both negative and positive bias in any voting, which in a way can even themselves out...

I might at some point actually get round to writing a databse query so I can track over x votes and big discrepancies between the average and my own guess - to help me look at some listings which seem notably different than an average.
Thunderfin said on 14/Mar/18
You guys are mistaking his hairline with the top of his hair. Even if he was standing perfectly straight, his scalp wouldn't surpass 6', only his hair would. 5'11.5, 5'11.75 max suits him just fine.
Jim Hopper said on 1/Mar/18
Id say a 6 footer defo
Tarinator 6'2 said on 11/Jan/18
He looks a good 6’0” but he is lowering his eyeline by slouching a bit so his eyeline seems to hit 5’5.5” (166 cm) but the top of his head is at 6’0”. He is taller than Jenny by at least 3.5”, maybe even 4”. But I wouldn’t say he is smaller than David Tennant by much. Maybe 2 cm or so.
Sam said on 21/Dec/17
Could you add The Crown to his credits? Oddly enough he looked almost edged by Jared Harris in it despite Harris being listed 0.75 inches lower.
MM said on 13/Nov/17

He is dropping his eyelevel but his head is closer to the camera than Jenny's so he would appear taller because of perception. You have so much to learn... He is nowhere near 6'0.5
Editor Rob
he does though look 5ft 11.5 at worse, so you could argue almost 6ft for him, although I don't think he looked over 6ft.
Bobby said on 3/Oct/17
He's looking 6ft here, he's dropping his eye level, if he raised it to be centre, his eyes would be with the top of Jenny's head, so if his eye level is 5'8, and he's got an average 4.5 inch eye level, then he should be: 6'0.5. Yeah, I give him 184cm.
sumdude said on 10/Aug/17
Looks 182-182.5, start of tall. Looks like he was supposed to be taller but his diet stopped him, huge hands, big feet, large ears, very long face, big forehead, long limbs. Looks almost identical in height to the supposed 185cm David Tennant with good posture, which is quite funny as 3cm is a difference that should be easy to spot, especially with Smith being a man with horrid posture. Slouches lots, this is something you can easily spot in pictures. He rocks a very unique look with his big ears and long face, which I find interesting. Men/Women with big ears/noses/limbs in general grab my attention.
even said on 20/Jul/17
he does reach 6 feet when he wakes up
Adijos said on 6/Jul/17
Full 6 feet in my opinion.
Carl said on 15/Jun/17
182.5 is likely spot on. So claiming 6ft is acceptable.
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Jun/17
I noticed Matt in an episode of the second series of 'The Street' the other day, looking remarkably boyish and not exactly fully grown!
The series was from some time in the 'noughties', precisely I don't know, but that tells me that Matt must have been the youngest 'Doctor Who' - ever!

I give him 5ft11.5 and a 'Blackadder' DVD, seeming as he did partially base his 'Doctor Who' on the quick-wittedness of Mr Edmund Blackadder himself!
World Citizen said on 6/Jun/17
I think this is believable.
Scarlett Rose said on 21/May/17
I think Matt is self-conscious and that's possibly why he stoops (some call it a bad posture). He rarely looks comfortable in his own skin, if not embarrassed. The Doctor v. 11, on the other hand, Matt played like an old man, although the actor who played him was sooo young. Matt was very believable as the Doctor. Clara was the perfect "associate" for him (they tried to avoid the word companion, where Clara was concerned, because of River Song). There was certainly a new dynamic to the series when Jenna Coleman was in it. Can't understand why Matt auditioned for the part, as he'd never seen an episode of Doctor Who before. Shame that Matt and Jenna were not in the series together for a whole series/season. I think an episode should be written where the Doctor goes back in time and properly saves Clara from the crow that is threatening her existence and is causing her to run away. By the way, how did Matt's Doctor manage to save Clara from the "echo" she fell into in "The Name of the Doctor" episode? Brilliantly written. Well done to Steven!
Mike said on 20/Feb/17
This guy would probably even edge out that Gil Birmingham dude who claims 6ft 2!
Dee-6'1 said on 12/Dec/16
I've met Matt and David davids pretty much the same size as me although he had slightly bigger footwear and Matt was about an inch smaller than me and im 6 foot 1i also saw a picture the other day of peter Davidson standing tall next to Matt smith and another few doctors around anniversary time and Matt looked almost taller than 6'0.5 peter Davidson ??
Nik said on 9/Nov/16
He's way way shorter than footballer Matt Smith who played for my team Leeds.
S.J.H said on 9/Nov/16
Weir to say but matt smith is between 5'11.25 to 5'11.5 (5'11.375) shorter than 5'11.5 benecdict cumberbatch and dan stevens
Lorne??? said on 21/Mar/16
6ft0.75 is much better for David Tennant...

I disagree w/ people saying Tennant looked more than an inch taller. Sure, he could certainly appear 3-4cm taller t times, but standing tall I think Smith Could appear just an inch under him.

Considering his posture and the way his spine is, and the fact that Rob says he easily clears 5'11 walking about, that he would measure more 5ft11.75 than 11.5. In fact, Rob has said that the 11.5 is the minimum for Smith, and Rob rarely goes with the minimum.

I still think he could edge Peter Capaldi in a battle of Stadiometers, Capaldi has Greg posture and modest boots.

Just my input.
Piers said on 21/Feb/16
Towers over him? yeah if by 1/2 cm counts as "towering".....
Lydia said on 28/Jan/16
Have you seen this pic? Either Douglas Booth is taller than reported (you have him as 6 feet) or Matt Smith is shorter, because Douglas is towering over Matt, it's definitely not a half inch height difference
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Brandon 6'0 said on 30/Oct/15
This is incorrect lol, he's 183 cm
Triplescrew said on 8/Sep/15

Nah it's like you say, posture and perception. Tennant is closer to 6'1", Smith is somewhere around 5'11.5" maybe more or less by a fraction.

Here's some factors to consider:

10th Doctor = perfect posture + fluffy hair + converse = appears to be 6'2"

11th Doctor = terrible posture + slicked down hair + boots (doubt they give more than 1.2 inches) = appears to be 5'11.25"

Bad posture can easily drop you 2 inches (which is why Matt consistently looks 5'10" with Amy and Rory; heck in season 5 he often looks shorter than both of them).

But throwing all that speculation aside, a 1.5-2 inch difference is pretty noticeable, especially if head shape/eye level varies. Matt has a particularly low eye level.
Editor Rob
Smith, Cumberbatch are pretty much indistinguishable up close, both I think somewhere around 182 mark.
Ron said on 19/Aug/15
OK.. So Smith does strike me as a near 6 footer. Not quite but as good as. But can anyone explain why he looks so much shorter than Tennant in "Day of the Doctor"? He's barely up to Tennant's hairline, and isn't the often quoted number for reaching the hairline 2 inches difference? (What I call the "grey area" where heights sort of mix together in a flurry of hair, posture and camera angles so it gets difficult to notice) Smith is consistently BELOW that right the way through the episode. What's more, Smith's hays adds at least 1 inch and he's wearing 1.5 inch boots compared to Tennant's Converse, which basically have no lift. Sure, Smith has stooped posture, but even so he looks in the 5'10-11 region consistently throughout the episode. And it's not the first time, he also often looks smaller than Arthur Darvill too, placing him again in that region. We're talking 1-1.5 inches here, not a huge difference, but enough that it gets noticeable. Likewise he appeared to be a fair bit smaller than Jason Clarle and Jai Courtney - again in this region.
Could it be that Smith is a small lift wearer? Perhaps just in his dress shoes or when he's at social events? It's just... In pictures he always gives off being a good 183cm, but on screen he early seems to be above 179cm.
Triplescrew said on 21/Jul/15

Hmm well if we're going by pics from that event then I guess Redmayne is really 6'3":

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Looking at the pics you provided, Matt looks like he's dropping posture slightly as per usual. Even with that and possible angle discrepancies, his eyeline is still above Redmayne's.

Hand wringing aside, both guys are below 6'0" usually but there's more evidence suggesting Matt is closer to 6 than 5'11" than there is proving otherwise.

And using the same event, both guys with 6' Douglas Booth (as you can see Matt has much better posture here):

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Redmayne is definitely a smidge above 5'11" but I'm still hedging my bets and saying Matt scrapes 6 foot if he would just stretch his darn back out.
MD said on 13/Jul/15
With 5'11" and a quarter Eddie Redmayne in identical footwear:

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Not only is his current listing the tallest he could be, but he might even be marginally shorter than the listing. I guess you could technically call this "weak 6'0" since that would be his morning height, but that seems a hopeful way to frame it. Better just to say he's closer to 5'11" than he is 6'0".
Triplescrew said on 9/Jul/15
Here's a few pics where Matt looks like a weak 6'0":

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And here's a few random ones. Too bad that I couldn't find one with Capaldi and Smith together.

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So Lorne I think you're right...maybe let's say the 12th Doctor is 5'11.5" with perfect posture and the 11th is around 5'11" with terrible posture. I'll stick with 5'11.75" for Matt w/ perfect posture.
Lorne??? said on 14/Jun/15
Also, Capaldi wears boots at times, Trip, I mean they don't look particularly thick, but combined with having solid posture, he certainly has an advantage over Smith the majority of the time.

Capaldi seems to carry himself pretty good, I'd be shocked if he lost more than a cm at his age...

Rob should meet him(Capaldi) at some point though???
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/15
I think Capaldi could have been 6ft peak.
Triplescrew said on 10/May/15
Yeah I think 5'11.75" works for Smith. Pics with 6'1"-6'2.5" people like Tennant and Idris Elba confirm that more or less.

I'd give Capaldi 5'11" as well, but he comes across as the same height as Smith since his Doctor has much better posture.
Chris said on 10/Jan/15
Is his head 9,5 inches or lower than that?
Editor Rob
would have said close to 9.5 inch
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/14
Rob, what's he like in person?
Editor Rob
he was quite pleasant and seemed to interact well with fans.
Triplescrew said on 12/Sep/14
Cool pic Rob! Though one thing I'll say is that Matt's posture is so bad all of the time (so UNBELIEVABLY bad) that if he straightened out his neck in that picture I wouldn't doubt that he'd be pretty even with that guy.

Matt's height is hard to pin down. One scene he'll be drooping over looking like he's the same height as Karen Gillian, the next he's straight as an arrow and looking David Tennant or Benedict Cumberbatch in the eye. I wish we could strap him to a wall and find out for sure XD.

One thing I'll say is that he seems taller than Peter Capaldi. Jenna Coleman doesn't seem to be AS dwarfed next to the 12th doctor as she did the 11th.
Editor Rob
in person that crew member is taller than how matt looks in person, but Matt can pass for 6ft, I'm sure to many he would look near enough it.
Triplescrew said on 9/Sep/14
I'd just give Matt a plain old 6 foot listing at this point. Watching his Doctor Who eps again, only a 6 footer would look consistently taller than 5'10"/5'11" range people like Karen and Arthur even with terrible posture.
Editor Rob
Click Here. This guy describes himself as just over 6 feet ;) In person he looks what he says and Matt smith in person looks what he's listed at here.
cole said on 28/Jun/14
@Editor Rob: Regarding that video of Cumberbatch and Smith: It's hard to say, because Smith was acting like a complete child on that stage... For the love of christ man, STAND STILL!!... When it looked like he was about to stand properly for a second, he just swayed backwards, and then striaght back down again!... But as far as stature goes, they can look quite identical really.
I'd maybe give Benedict that quarter-inch-edge on Matt though, as he was the only one to actually behave even remotely as a man during that speech... You've met them both and seem to believe that Benedict could be 0.5in taller than Matt. That might be the case, but I get the impression they would be closer than that, but then I've not met either of them.
mike said on 16/Jun/14
Rob, could 181 be more on the money?
Editor Rob
I feel he looks between 5ft 11 and 6ft in person.
Hypado said on 30/Mar/14
Yes, Matt is 5ft 11.5in (182 cm)
Triplescrew said on 12/Mar/14
Yeah I saw that Graham Norton episode, that was pretty cringe-worthy. Though to be fair, if I were Matt Smith, I wouldn't remember half the people I met either, even if they did look just like me haha.
Triplescrew said on 10/Mar/14
Hey Rob I found that back to back picture you referenced of Matt Smith and Matt Elliot:

Click Here
Editor Rob
yeah the lookalike, I think he popped up on graham norton or something and Matt said he'd never seen him before lol...
Triplescrew said on 9/Mar/14
Hey guys, didn't see this posted here:

Matt Smith & Benedict Cumberbatch: Click Here

They look about the same given the wildly inconsistent posture. Go to around 55 seconds for the best-ish comparison.
avi said on 14/Feb/14
You are probably with 5'5 ppl who say 5'6
Triplescrew said on 24/Jan/14

Gillan is more like 5'9"ish, and in that case Matt always seemed to edge her by an inch with poor posture and around 2 when he stood straight.


Interesting. I'd put myself at a weak 5'10" and that's how I look with 5'6" people. Though Matt is known for horrible posture.
avi said on 11/Jan/14
He's looking his claim there. 5-5.5 inches taller. But if he has a shoe advantage he may be a strong 5'11
Insecureaboutmyheight said on 2/Jan/14
If benedict cumberbatch is 183 there is NO way he is 182
songo said on 31/Dec/13
Always taught he was taller (like 6'2). Karen gillan was 5'10 right? He always appereaed much taller to me.
benjo said on 8/Dec/13
when i met him he looked a inch smaller than me and we were both wearing converses and i am 6ft 1
scsd said on 2/Dec/13
he is shorter. he looks he wears lifts
spike said on 26/Nov/13
Looked 2 inches shorter than tennant in 50th ani episode. Had a solid inch of footwear on him too. He's either a weak 5'11 or Tennant's a bit over 6'1.
Editor Rob
smith's posture can vary more than a guy like David's. I think 185cm and 182cm are what they look in person.
Rhonda said on 23/Nov/13
At two inches smaller than David Tennant on 50th anniversary episode.
benjo said on 30/Oct/13
i though the first two seasons were amazing and the third season with 5 rubbish episodes and the rest 8 episodes being good but not as good as his first two seasons but we could say the same with ten series 2 was good 3 was good 4 was alright the specials absolute rubbish and series 1 was amazing
Emily said on 10/Sep/13
What makes you guys think that he has long legs? Because i really don't think he does.
Lorne said on 31/Aug/13
I see you originally had him listed 181cm, which is understandable. But after watching all of his early episodes and seeing the photo I say 5ft11.75 is more likely than 5ft11.25.
Lorne said on 14/Aug/13
I 100% agree Rob! The first two seasons with him we're. Great. He is a big part of the reason I started watching, but the most recent episodes have been, disappointing, to say the least. But Smith is a great doctor, combines youth with great eccentricity. Tenant was good, too, but I really like Smith, and I guess being the first doctor I watched, he'll always have a special place, like Brosnan as Bond( though that is a. Whole other story,). But remember, the doc has only recently been easily available in US.
tom said on 13/Aug/13
his build makes him look at least 6 ft
Lorne said on 5/Aug/13
I knew there was another Scottish Doctor, but I didn't know Tenant was, he did sound English. Just recently started watching with Matt Smith though...
Editor Rob
I think Smith is a great Doctor, I liked his first 2 seasons, although his 3rd season as Doctor just wasn't as good.
Lorne said on 4/Aug/13
The new Doctor is Scottish! You now have a Doctor from your homeland, Rob. And IDK why everyone see's Smith 180cm, he's deceptive with height, yeah but standing straight, he does look close to six foot.
Editor Rob
we already had a sylvester mccoy and david tennant, although tennant put on a more english accent when playing him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jul/13
He should be 5ft11.75in/182cm if he's 'nearly' 6ft
man said on 26/Jul/13
6' out of bed
cole said on 30/Jun/13
His head is very tilted. I could see him 182-183 cm range when standing straight. 5'11.5 - 5'11.75 covers him.
avi said on 30/Jun/13
Looks 6'0
Balrog said on 29/May/13
Well the pic isn't the best but he didn't looked 182 cm next to 5'10'' Karen Gillan.
Balrog said on 27/May/13
5'11" flat. Shave the .5
Editor Rob
this guy looks taller than 5ft 11 flat guys to me.
Average weight said on 23/May/13
Looks just 5'11.
thorterr said on 30/Apr/13
hes an inch shorter than 6ft cumberbatch
QueenyLady said on 24/Dec/12
That's not the picture I saw in thumbnail.
Editor Rob
the jenny one is better to show height as I was doing a pose which wasn't as good
miko said on 24/Dec/12
Click Here

Well here is a better photo of Smith and Tennant, if Smith stands up straighter there, I wouldn't rule them out being very close in height.

I don't think Tennant is a full 6'1.
UK183cm said on 19/Nov/12
Matt Smith's posture is incredibly bad in a lot of his photos, and it can be seen clearly I think in that picture posted below of him and David Tennant.
I don't believe this can be denied, it's incredibly obvious to me that he is losing height through posture.

If he actually straightened his upper back and neck out he would easily be within 1 inch of David's height, so I am fairly certain he is 6'0 tall give or take 1cm.
little sue said on 6/Oct/12
He looks a good 2 inches shorter than Tennant in that pic so I would go with 5ft 11, looks a tall, lanky guy though
Ian said on 4/Oct/12
With David Tennant. Looks 5ft11 to me at most, next to 6ft1 David.
Click Here
Aanonymous said on 30/Sep/12
He's taller than 5'10 but I'm still convinced Smith's a lanky 5'11 and no more.
Bakura said on 29/Sep/12
So, where are all of the "5'10 max" and "Karen is taller than Matt" people now?
miko said on 21/Sep/12
I always believed he was closer to 6'0 than 5'11.

Would you rule him out being a flat 6'0 Rob?
Editor Rob
I wouldn't go lower than 11.5 although I still think a true 6 footer like say alex from the site, he might not be quite his height.
Random person said on 21/Sep/12
Best known? I think that would be Tom Baker or David Tennat.. Just saying
Editor Rob
Matt is best known for playing the Doctor, it's by far his biggest role, I'm not talking about the best known of the Doctors.
Godred said on 4/Aug/12
@Rob - I hope you didn`t let the big hair and head fool you,did you get a good look at the footwear?
Editor Rob
yes, they looked around inch nothing huge.

Jenny's was the better height photo and I really think he was near 182cm with her...I was actually trying to get him to do a look that was more Dr Who like.
Shaun said on 2/Aug/12
Strange. I actually thought he a similar height to Nicholas Holt. His skinny pale appearance makes him look much taller. I suppose I thought he was 6'2"-6'3" range, haven't thought much about it.
TONY said on 26/Jul/12
Maybe his long-legedness makes him appear taller? I find it hard to believe he's pushing 6 foot
Editor Rob
I saw the guy for a good 30 minutes interacting with people, a number of whom I know their height, so I reckoned he looked nearer 182 than 180.
short man syndrome said on 25/Jul/12
he's 5'11 and very lanky.
Editor Rob
matt looks taller than a flat five eleven in person
DD said on 12/Feb/12
You must never have met her, at least not while she was standing...because if you had, while you might not be able to state her exact height, you would know it's over 5"10'.
Godred said on 10/Feb/12
@DD - Karen Gillan is max 5`10,you`re fudging the wrong way,Smith is either 5`10 or 5`11 - nothing over.
DD said on 30/Jan/12
Karen is super tall. Her "official" height is 5'11" but she's taller than 6'. It's a case of a actress who is so tall it can hurt her career (taller than most potential male cast) and so there is a bit of "fudging" the numbers. Also when you watch Doctor Who, and if you pay close attention, you will notice they constantly have Karen standing in a hole or Rory/the Doctor standing up on something...or Karen will be sitting or leaning. They clearly spend a lot of time and effort working around her height.
Sven said on 23/Jan/12
he's a lanky guy, like David Tennant before him. Not as tall as Tennant though, 181cm is fair and quite a nice height for a man.
TapDancingDalek said on 21/Dec/11
Perhaps the reason his height appears to vary is related to posture. He does have a history of back problems and a persons posture when tired etc can make them look shorter.
Randy said on 10/Dec/11
Karen is taller than Matt. While watching the show he looks up at her. She looks mainly down at him. The camera angles are to diffuse the height difference.
Anon182cm says on 2/Jun/11
Guy on youtube met matt smith and karen gillan behind the scenes of doctor who. The youtube guy Charlie has claimed 5'11 before on a video, so it's quite interesting to see them side by side although I've only watched the first minute or so, no footwear shown so far.
You can clearly see that Matt is the hosts height but the host clearly looks up at Karen.
Since no one exactly knows their height, I'd say he is at least an inch shorter then she.
Editor Rob
I saw Karen again last weekend and both Jenny and myself thought she looked about 5ft 10, compared to the last time we met she had a smaller boot on, we had about 0.75 inch, hers not much more and she just didn't look anywhere near 5ft 11 to me.
Godred said on 4/Dec/11
@Bakura - He could be though,he`s either 5`10 or 5`11 no shorter or taller,his big hair and skinny frame can play tricks.
Bakura said on 26/Nov/11
@Michael - his girlfriend is 5'10 and he's taller than her. So no, you're way off the mark. 5'11" minimum.
Michael said on 19/Nov/11
5'10 at most.
Godred said on 10/Nov/11
No chance 6 ft, barely looks 5`11.
Dalek1099 said on 8/Nov/11
6ft 0 inches 183cm off top trump card
Dalek1099 said on 8/Nov/11
Matt Smith in inches is 6ft 0 inches and this is proven by the cm from top trump card converted hope this helps
NileQT87 said on 29/Sep/11
Ignore last post!

Carole Ann Ford - 5'0"-5'2" (both reported)
Wendy Padbury - 5'0.5"
Bonnie Langford - 5'1"
Sarah Sutton - 5'1"
Jackie Lane - 5'1"
Deborah Watling - 5'1"
Katy Manning - 5'0"-5'2" (reported/est.)
Freema Agyeman - 5'2"
Sophie Aldred - 5'2" (est.)
Janet Fielding - 5'2"
Matthew Waterhouse - 5'2" (est.)
Maureen O'Brien - 5'3" (est.)
Nicola Bryant - 5'3"
Elisabeth Sladen - 5'4"
Mary Tamm - 5'4.5"
Sylvester McCoy - 5'4"-5'5" (a generous 5'6" in youth is reported)
Lalla Ward - 5'5" (est. against 5'4" Richard Dawkins)
Billie Piper - 5'5"
Michael Craze - 5'5"
Caroline John - 5'5"
John Leeson - 5'5.5"
Louise Jameson - 5'5.5"-5'6" (now/youth)
Anneke Wills - 5'6" (strong)
Jean Marsh - 5'6.5"
Adrienne Hill - 5'7"
William Hartnell - 5'7" (weak--frequently looks Anneke's height/always shorter than Jacqueline)
Catherine Tate - 5'7"
Jacqueline Hill - 5'7" (strong w/ a couple inches of hair on top of that)
Mark Strickson - 5'7"
Daphne Ashbrook - 5'7"
Alex Kingston - 5'7"
Frazer Hines - 5'8" (weak)
Patrick Troughton - 5'8" (strong)
Bernard Cribbins - 5'8"
Paul McGann - 5'8.5"
Noel Clarke - 5'9"
Karen Gillan - 5'11" (weak? needs downgrade?)
Matt Smith - 5'10"-5'11" (reported/est.--usually taller than/same as Karen)
John Barrowman - 5'11.75" (reported as 6'0")
Christopher Eccleston - 6'0" (can look shorter due to posture--never 6'2" as reported)
William Russell - 6'0" (est./5'11" in 80s, as est. against 6'1" Alfie Enoch)
Colin Baker - 6'0"
Arthur Darvill - 6'0"
Peter Davison - 6'0.25" (might be closer to 6'0" now against David)
Peter Purves - 6'1"
David Tennant - 6'1"
Ian Marter - 6'2"
Nicholas Courtney - 6'1"-6'2" (later years/youth est. against Ian, Tom and Jon)
Jon Pertwee - 6'3" (6'2" by end years, possibly 6'4" in youth)
Tom Baker - 6'3" (taller than Jon by the '80s, about 6'2" now against David)
NileQT87 said on 29/Sep/11
Here are my revised opinions for DW heights:

Carole Ann Ford - 5'0"-5'2" (both reported)
Wendy Padbury - 5'0.5"
Bonnie Langford - 5'1"
Sarah Sutton - 5'1"
Jackie Lane - 5'1"
Deborah Watling - 5'1"
Katy Manning - 5'0"-5'2" (reported/est.)
Freema Agyeman - 5'2"
Sophie Aldred - 5'2" (est.)
Janet Fielding - 5'2"
Matthew Waterhouse - 5'2" (est.)
Maureen O'Brien - 5'3" (est.)
Nicola Bryant - 5'3"
Elisabeth Sladen - 5'4"
Mary Tamm - 5'4.5"
Sylvester McCoy - 5'4"-5'5" (a generous 5'6" in youth is reported)
Lalla Ward - 5'5" (est. against 5'4" Richard Dawkins)
Billie Piper - 5'5"
Michael Craze - 5'5"
Caroline John - 5'5"
John Leeson - 5'5.5"
Louise Jameson - 5'5.5"-5'6" (now/youth)
Anneke Wills - 5'6" (strong)
Jean Marsh - 5'6.5"
Adrienne Hill - 5'7"
William Hartnell - 5'7" (weak--frequently looks Anneke's height/always shorter than Jacqueline)
Catherine Tate - 5'7"
Jacqueline Hill - 5'7" (strong w/ a couple inches of hair on top of that)
Mark Strickson - 5'7"
Daphne Ashbrook - 5'7"
Alex Kingston - 5'7"
Frazer Hines - 5'8" (weak)
Patrick Troughton - 5'8" (strong)
Bernard Cribbins - 5'8"
Paul McGann - 5'8.5"
Noel Clarke - 5'9"
Karen Gillan - 5'11" (weak? needs downgrade?)
Matt Smith - 5'10"-5'11" (reported/est.--usually taller than/same as Karen)
John Barrowman - 5'11.75" (reported as 6'0")
Christopher Eccleston - 6'0" (can look shorter due to posture--never 6'2" as reported)
William Russell - 6'0" (est./5'11" in 80s, as est. against 6'1" Alfie Enoch)
Colin Baker - 6'0"
Arthur Darvill - 6'0"
Peter Davison - 6'0.25"
Peter Purves - 6'1"
Nicholas Courtney - 6'1"
David Tennant - 6'1"
Ian Marter - 6'2"
Jon Pertwee - 6'3" (6'2" by end years, possibly 6'4" in youth)
Tom Baker - 6'3"
Maxwell said on 25/Sep/11
He looks about 4 inches taller than James Corden in the most recent episode..... think I can accept this listing.
Godred said on 17/Sep/11
@Benj - He doesn`t look 6 ft out in public,unless your counting massive hair.
Joe said on 17/Sep/11
@Jake: I'm 6'2 and a bit (190 cm) and people say I'm tall. So maybe 6' +?
Jake said on 14/Sep/11
What is tall for a guy
Alex said on 12/Sep/11
Actually ignore my previous comment. His girlfriend is Daisy Lowe which is 5"10 and in this picture he is about an inch taller and they both seem to be wearing shoes with almost no heel on their shoes.Click Here
Benj said on 9/Sep/11
the article about the daleks has all sorts of things wrong so I wouldn't be surprised if they had his height wrong too
Alex said on 7/Sep/11
i just read somewhere he is 5'10. Click Here
Bill said on 6/Sep/11
He'd be about 5'11, 140lb I reckon.
benj said on 27/Aug/11
I think he's got to be 6 foot.
Godred said on 26/Aug/11
@monkeyman, nile and mine - he`s still under 6 ft, I think she`s more like 5`9 in reality and he`s about 5`11.
monkeyman said on 2/Aug/11
hahaaha this is a joke he is atleast 6ft atleast just watch this link
Click Here
NileQT87 said on 27/Jul/11
There is a recent picture of Karen and Matt where they're standing together in San Diego. He's wearing his clunky boots and she's wearing several inch heels. Even if he's wearing sizable lifts, I don't think they could possibly be higher than the heels that she is wearing. And he's still a bit taller than her (and his legs are extremely bowlegged in that picture). I think she needs a downgrade or him an upgrade.
mine said on 25/Jul/11
he's taller than ben cumberbatch who is 6'... therefore matt is about 6'1 or 6'2...
NileQT87 said on 22/Jul/11
Actually, looking further at pictures of Hartnell with Jacqueline (always in flats) and Anneke (did wear a bit of a heel--at 5'6" she usually came in pretty even with Hartnell and taller than Michael), he can't have been more than 5'7" by the time he was in his later years. It also matches up with the Three Doctors photo shoot where he's standing level with Pat (who is a clear inch taller). It seems to be a huge fan myth that old Bill was taller than Pat!
Godred said on 13/Jun/11
can`t argue with that Nile.
NileQT87 said on 11/Jun/11
Jon Pertwee - 6'3"
Tom Baker - 6'3" (though I recently found an '80s-era picture of Tom, Peter, Pat and Jon lined up and Tom looked taller than Jon, who is usually thought to be possibly marginally taller)
David Tennant - 6'1"
Peter Davison - 6'0.5"
Colin Baker - 6'0"
Christopher Eccleston - 6'0" (his bad posture shrinks him even further--and the 6'2" claim is ridiculous when you see him next to 5'11.75"ish John Barrowman)
Matt Smith - 5'10" or 5'11"
Paul McGann - 5'8.5"
Patrick Troughton - 5'8" (according to Frazer Hines, who is always the same height--with Pat possibly being marginally taller--5'7" and 5'9" have also been mentioned, but Frazer's claim seems most likely, as he specifically mentioned his own height in regards to Pat's being the same)
William Hartnell - 5'8" (though Jacqueline Hill--always in flats--always seemed to be taller than him and she was 5'7"--he might have shrunk by the time he was in DW--I think the myth of the First Doctor being taller than Pat is due to Richard Hurndall in The Five Doctors)
Sylvester McCoy - 5'6" (about 5'5" now at best)
Anon182cm said on 2/Jun/11
aha charlie is wearing vans, as additional info for my previous comment.
Anon182cm said on 2/Jun/11
Click Here

Guy on youtube met matt smith and karen gillan behind the scenes of doctor who. The youtube guy Charlie has claimed 5'11 before on a video, so it's quite interesting to see them side by side although I've only watched the first minute or so, no footwear shown so far.
Amelia said on 2/Jun/11
Well, Karen Gillan has been listed as bang on 5'11" so we know he's a least that. But, he was on the Craig Ferguson show and he only looked a few cm's less than him and Fergie is 6'2" - though he did have a bit of a heel.
Just out of curiousity, did anyone understand a word "house" said. I think I understood something about them liking some book cover. Bless. -.-
Eloise said on 24/Apr/11
Katie, I love how you say your short compared, I'm a whole 5ft of short. Well actually 153cm (no shoes) but I'm sure it's all the same.
krup said on 21/Mar/11
just saw him on children in need with jonathan ross again, looked to be shorter than ross by about 2 inches. I reckon he's 182-183 morning, 180 at night, although as far as i can tell could be anywhere between 179 and 183cm
Richard said on 4/Feb/11
I reckon 2 things about his height:
a) He does wear lifts for some scenes
b) His height fluctuates a lot (for example, I can range from 5'10" to 5'11." easily during the day, and sometimes am taller than that depending on other factors).

It just doesn't fit though. I've heard him quoted as 6', and a guy who I know met him, and he reckons about the 6' mark, so I think we should say 5'11.5" give or take. I don't think we can slap a definate height on him, because he just doesn't have one, but I think we can say around the 6' mark.
For the record. I don't believe Gillan is a 5'11" at all. Celebs almost always exagerate about their heights, and, a Police Box Builder, I know the TARDIS dimensions inside out, and I've never seen her head scratch the 5'11" barrier (about half way up the window). She looks about 5'10" to me. Then again, that can also fluctuate with even the shallowest footwear...
Godred said on 17/Jan/11
I do remember an article in the paper just before he started on Dr. Who, saying they had to alter the darleks because he was only 5`10. I can`t remember if it was a direct quote from him though.
SoonMrsSmithX said on 8/Jan/11
Omg! He's only a little bit taller than meee! Kissing him won't be too hard then! Lol XD
Mr 5ft10.25 said on 28/Dec/10
why is his height is so incredibly difficult to gauge? I still think the height listed is probably correct, but he must wear lifts in some scenes in order to appear taller.
Buzz said on 26/Dec/10
Just had another look at Gambon's page and it seems he's listed at 5'10 now. If that's the case I would still say Matt was at least a weak 6'. 182 - 183 I think.
Buzz said on 25/Dec/10
He looked to have had about 3 inches on 5'11 Michael Gambon in Doctor Who, 6'1 minimum assuming he had a footware advantage.
miko said on 25/Dec/10
Just seen the Dr Who Christmas Special.

Smith had a full 2 inches on Michael Gambon, who is listed as 5"11.
Mr 5ft10.25 said on 21/Dec/10
on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Wossy (6ft 1) pretty much towered over Smith. I actually wouldn't be surprised if he was a shade under 5'11.
GUK said on 25/Nov/10
Ken Bruce on Radio 2 met him and estimated his height as 5ft 10 (said he was much smaller then he was expecting and under 6ft)
Anonymous said on 9/Nov/10
It says on the doctor who top trumps that he is 181 cms and karen is 180 cms
house said on 30/Oct/10
MATT SMITH is 181cm tall KAREN GILLAN is 180cm tall that s it the end.leave it be ok u don t have 2 b real tall 2 be a good actor or dr who it s what the person is like inside that counts.
remember the old saying book cover??
miko said on 30/Oct/10
It's not really great for height comparison.

But here is the only exisitng picture of Matt Smith and David Tennant.

Click Here
5' 11" (in shoes) said on 26/Oct/10
They sell a cardboard cutout of him in the shop I work. It's apparently produced to scale. I stood next to it, standing at 5' 11.5" (in my work shoes) and we were eye to eye. Maybe he's 5' 10.5" barefoot?

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