How tall is Matthew MacFadyen

Matthew MacFadyen's Height

6ft 2 ½ (189.2 cm)

British actor, best known for roles in TV series such as Ripper Street, Spooks and Pride and Prejudice. Gets described as 'tall' in magazines, has claimed 6ft 3 as his height although listed himself 6 feet 2 inches earlier in his career.

Matthew with Keeley Hawes
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Average Guess (20 Votes)
6ft 2.61in (189.5cm)
dreus23 said on 2/Jun/23

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Weak 5'10 seems about right, anything from 175-178 cm seems likely
Stewy said on 30/May/23
Hi Rob!

How tall do you think Arian Moayed is next to Matthew and Nicholas Braun?

Could you also add him to the site if you think you have his height nailed down?
5'7 and a fraction said on 13/Mar/23
6'2 1/2 doesn't surprise me. He looked every bit of it alongside Colin Firth.
Andrey200 said on 25/Jul/22
3 inches taller than Luke Evans, negligible difference with Ray Stevenson:
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Another example, difference with Ray Stevenson being exaggerated by Stevenson’s shoe advantage:
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Shoe advantage:
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6’3 for MacFadyen
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Apr/21
Occasionally can look 6ft3?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Nov/20
Quite a good looking couple
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Nov/20
Strong 6ft2, like David Morrissey...
Ian555 said on 1/Aug/20
Rob would 6' 2 1/4" be a better fit for MacFadyen since you said 2.5 is the highest you would go for him?
Editor Rob
He could measure that...a full 6ft 3 for him I'm not as sure about, but over 6ft 2 flat seems very likely.
Rory said on 16/Apr/20
I've thought he's given a shorter impression before than 6ft2.5 but then actually when you compare him to other actors (Jerome Flynn,Alan Ruck,Michael Sheen,Luke Evans,Damian Lewis etc) he doesn't look anything less than a strong 6ft2 and plausibly 6ft2.5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Sep/19
Rob, how likely is 6ft2 flat?
Editor Rob
It is possible, with someone like Nicholas Braun he can seem nearer that mark. I think 2.5 is the highest I'd ever go now for him.
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Nov/18
I have decided that yes, I do like him overall in this production, 'The Enfield Haunting'! He cracked a smile and he takes his work seriously. Next to Timothy Spall's character, he is the best that family have so far in their chances of receiving proper help. We are talking about a woman who is bringing 4 kids up on her own, and even in those days, there was still a stigma attached to it....

PS I can't believe that nobody has written on this Guy's* page since I have been here!

😝 * Yes, there is a pun and yes, along with the part he's playing, it was intentional!
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Nov/18
Matthew plays a tall and serious, if slightly unfriendly person, in the series 'The Enfield Haunting'. He stars as Guy Playfair, author of the book 'This House is Haunted', which was based on what he witnessed while co-investigating the 1977 incident which took place in Enfield, Essex, England. I remember reading about it in the papers and seeing the black and white picture of the frightened 11-year-old girl being thrown through the air. I never once questioned the authenticity of the incident, even at the young age I was.

Compared to Timothy Spall, who must be around 5ft7, Matthew looks very tall, but he does with all the members of the cast, which includes German actress Franka Potenta as a less-than-likeable sceptic.

This is the first time I have properly taken in Matthew's height and acting ability. I've never watched 'Spooks', but I've seen him in 'Ripper Street'.
I will happily give Matt 6ft2.5. He's an interesting actor.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/May/16
Rob, what are the chances of you meeting this guy?

I know you've met his wife whose 5ft8-9. I think he could be a fraction under this maybe...
Editor Rob
wouldn't rule out the chances.
Sam said on 11/Nov/14
There's actually very little difference between Stevenson and MacFadyen.
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cole said on 24/Aug/14
Agency list him 6'2: Click Here
ARCH87 said on 31/Jan/13
I met him him whilst he was filming P&P near my town in 2004. I stood next to him whilst he signed an autograph, I was 17 then and about 6'4" and I was easily around the same height if not a smidge taller.
Davey said on 14/Jan/13
Like cohenite said, Stevenson looks a lot taller in "The Three Musketeers", but Matthew still towers over everyone else. Footwear, maybe? Stevenson's character is supposed to be a giant, after all.

I can buy 6'3".
cohenite said on 2/Jan/13
Ray Stevenson towers over Matthew; Ray is listed at 6 4.
Ace said on 8/Jan/12
He was the same height as Hugh Laurie on an episode of MI-5.
5'8.78123456345 said on 7/Dec/11
He looked taller than 6'3 Oliver Platt in Frost/Nixon...maybe 6'4?
nathaly said on 25/Oct/11
Yoly, it seems we'll have to look for him without anybody else's help!!!

Let's make a deal between us: Whoever finds him first tells the other
yoly said on 18/Oct/11
As Nathaly, Id like to know where David Matthew lives? Please, answer me, Im argentinian and Im going to England next month. I would be so happy if I had the oppotunity of seeing him. Everything is possible, dont you think so? Let me dream, please!!!
Moke said on 22/Apr/11
He's the same height as 6'2 Donald Sutherland: Click Here
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marissa said on 12/Mar/11
definately 6ft 2. Tall guy!
nathaly said on 16/Feb/11
David, where does he live or where could I walk past him when I get to make to go to London? Pleeeease ! i just want to look !!!!
Sam said on 3/Mar/09
He looked maybe slightly taller than 6'3" Oliver Platt in Frost/Nixon, although Platt may slouch with his weight.
Lucy said on 25/Mar/08
I'd say he was taller than 6 ft. 2, by an inch or so. His wife, Keeley Hawes, is 5'8/9 ish and she's at least a head and a bit shorter than him and I wouldn't say she was short.
Cecilie said on 17/Feb/08
He looks indeed very tall. He is soo good in Pride & Prejudice!
He is soo hot (:
mae said on 10/Sep/07
i think he's taller than that, maybe 6'3 or 4...but he's a good actor, especially in pride and prejudice..
sarah said on 3/Aug/07
official bio says he's 6' 3" , and I believe he's that or more after watching "The Way We Live Now" (and if you've seen his DVD extra for "In My Father's Den" you know he's quite uncomfortable talking about himself for the camera.)
Anonymous said on 11/May/07
6-2 sounds correct for him, because he is clearly a big man.
It would really interest me, what type of person he is.
thetheatreislove said on 21/Jan/07
i loved this movie...they actually did a good job keeping his height fairly normal-looking, and i really wish they did more dvd interviews with him!
Jane said on 12/Mar/06
Having met him twice I can say he is definately 6'2''!!
Anonymous said on 23/Feb/06
I read somewhere that he might actually be closer to 6'3". I'm willing to believe he might be closer to Donald Sutherland's height (listed here as 6'3.5"). In the picture below, he looks about an inch taller than Donald who is leaning in (taking off about an inch from his own height). Seems to me they're the same height.

In the "Pride & Prejudice" promotional interviews, the cast members and director take turns stressing how very tall Matthew Macfadyen is. While 6'2" is no palsy figure, most guys aren't considered to be phenomenally long-legged until they've reached 6'3" or 6'4".
gyllenhaalic823 said on 17/Dec/05
to the editor: THANK YOU for putting his height here!! he really does look about 7" taller than Keira Knightley in P&P.

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