Michael Palin's Height
5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)
British actor, famous for Monty Python. On one of his travel shows (80 days) he mentioned his height once as being: '5ft 10 and a half'
, which he also had in his Spotlight Casting
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Average Guess (10 Votes)
5ft 11in (180.3cm)
Leroy Zanlech said on 8/Dec/19
I worked with him for 2 weeks, side by side doing a documentary. Such a nice person to work with, professional, truly a craftsman of his trade. and yes I can assure you that 5'10 seems about right, I am 5'11 both regular shoes, he seems just a tad bit shorter in person.
Vibram said on 3/Nov/16
5ft10.75 peak. 5ft10 today.
Paleman said on 2/Jun/16
He usually did look to be a weak 5'11" next to Idle. Flat 5'9" for him is garbage.
howhiami said on 23/Feb/16
Seen him in Sheffield city centre. I think five ten and a half is about right.
howhiami said on 23/Feb/16
A few years ago I saw him in Sheffield after a book signing. I'm Five Ten. He had about an inch on me in shoes. No way is he over six feet.
movieguy said on 4/Jul/15
Looked normal size with the Pythons some of whom were very tall. I think his stated height is accurate.
Maverick said on 5/Dec/14
He has also claimed 5'-11" in a magazine interview.
Vibram said on 21/Nov/14
He did look a strong 5ft10 guy in the late 80's. He towered nearly all of the Indians on his 80 Days series.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Oct/14
Completely baffled. Jamie Lee Curtis is barefoot in A Fish Called Wanda and she's virtually his height and he's in shoes!!!
Mark said on 1/Apr/14
Always struck me as a 5'9ish sorta guy, he's not much taller than some of the people he meets in his travel docs.
Shaun said on 26/Aug/12
Firth does have relaxed posture though which might account for it.
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Well, stood next to Colin Firth here he looks a bit taller than this. I had the impression he was quite tall for some reason and 6'-6'1" range. I still think he looks as though he could be James Cracknell's father though, there's a strong facial resemblance.
guyfrommars said on 29/Dec/11
He was never this tall. 5'9.5" in his peak, 5'9" later. He looked nearly 3 inches shorter than 6' Eric Idle, and around the same height as 5'9" Terry Gilliam.
Godred said on 14/Nov/11
@Shaun - Only to you.
Shaun said on 1/Jun/11
Strange, he could look 6'1".
Dries said on 28/Mar/09
In his documentaries he certainly looks taller ...
ryan said on 24/Dec/08
Sarah always looks 5'7-5'8 in heels so I'd say she's 5'4-5'5.
EJ said on 24/Oct/08
How about Sarah Palin, the soon-to-be former Vice Presidential candidate?
Schnouzer Breath said on 26/Mar/08
yes, seems at least 5-10, as he was usually the tallest one around in many countries. met him once, but he seemed about 4'3", albeit he was sitting down...
Peter said on 16/Sep/07
He's 5' 10 1/2". He mentions this in one of the first books - maybe Pole to Pole? - can't remember for sure now.
Next to most of the people he's met in Asia or the Pacific Rim, he's quite tall!
Anonymous said on 23/May/07
A genuine 5ft 10in actor. Did look 6' - 6'1 on his travel shows. Did tower many people he met around the World on his shows! was suprised to learn he was 5'10.
betty said on 24/Apr/07
just about 5'10 probably 5'9 on a bad day ;)
sf said on 4/Aug/06
Michael, himself, has stated he's only 5'10" (on Python) or 5'10" and 1/2 as referenced above...
bernar said on 4/Aug/06
I have recently watched movie Brazil. Mr Palin seems to be 1 inch shorter than Jonathan Pryce (6f2inch according to imdb.com).
Steven said on 14/Mar/06
Seeing him next to Terry Jones I would have to say 5'10''.
Alan said on 24/Feb/06
He has to be 5'11'', and by the way, there is no way that Idle is 5'11'', he is definitely a six footer and on "Do not adjust your set" he stated himself as 6'1''.
[Editor Rob: yes, he's not that short...although these days I'm not sure if he's more around 6ft mark]
sf said on 23/Feb/06
In a skit on Python, Palin says he's 5'10".
Bill said on 22/Feb/06
Although the IMDB says 5-9, but 5-11 ish is about right I think
Bleemo said on 17/Jan/06
One thing I will say in this man's favour is that you need to take into account the heights of some of the other Pythons i.e. John cleese 6'5, Eric chapman 6'2, Eric idle 5'11. Even a guy of 5'10 would seem a little short next those guys, poor Terry Jones.