Patrick MacNee's Height
5ft 11 (180.3 cm)
English actor best remembered for playing John Steed on TV series The Avengers. In film he has appeared in The Howling, Waxwork and A View to a Kill. In the late 40's he listed himself
in a casting directory as "Height: 5 feet 11 inches"
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Average Guess (18 Votes)
5ft 10.76in (179.7cm)
Rory said on 7/Nov/18
I feel as though 5ft11 flat is a bit low for him. He could pull off looking 6ft besides many actors in The Avengers. I feel 5ft11.5-11.75 might well have been fair.
Michael Voisinet said on 29/Jan/18
I say that he is 6'1.
James said on 26/Nov/17
He looked 5'10" in "A View to a Kill".
said on 28/Oct/17
Hey Rob, what happened to 182cm?
Editor Rob: he's only ever claimed the 5ft 11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Sep/17
In A View To A Kill he looked 2in under Moore. Probably 5ft11 by that time and Moore 6ft1 flat
Jug said on 6/Jul/17
Don't forget "Sherlock Holmes in New York," a made-for-TV movie made in the 70s. MacNee's Dr. Watson was two inches shorter than Roger Moore's Sherlock Holmes. A strong 5'11 at peak. Whereas a lot of shorter actors claim 5'11, MacNee really was this height. A big frame made him look taller, same with Geoffrey Palmer.
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Apr/17
I never saw Patrick MacNee as above average height for some reason! Maybe I didn't take it in when I watched 'the Avengers' in the 60's, though it's far more likely that it hardly bothered me at so young an age! I think its a combination of both.
OK, OK, he can have 5ft11.5!
PAUL said on 28/Apr/17
You only have to look at him with Peter Bowles (Who is 6FT 2)in THE AVENGERS to know that despite him making out in two avengers episodes that he was 6FT 2 he was actually 5ft 11. He was also in an episode of ALIAS SMITH AND JONES and he only looked half an inch taller than Pete Duel who was 5ft 10 and a half.
Chaz said on 16/Feb/17
I think this is about right,he was about 2.5''taller than Brian Blessed.in two
Larry said on 10/Sep/15
Arch, Macnee was ill with liver disease and arthritis when he made "A View to a Kill" so this may have made him appear shorter than his real height.
Sean5 said on 26/Jun/15
RIP great actor. another star who passed away this June aged 93
Wayne's Lifts said on 9/Feb/15
In Magnum PI, I thought he looked 182 next to John Hillerman. He was in his 60s then so perhaps could have been slightly taller at peak.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Dec/13
Thanks, spot on now I think. He looked similar height to Niven on screen I think, between 5'11 and 6 ft, although Niven often leaves me with a flat 5'11 impression. Quayle has consistently looked a proper 185cm in everything I've seen him in and seeing MacNee stand right next to him there wasn't much in it, 182 definitely looked more accurate than 180. By 1985 in View to a Kill he looked as if he'd already lost a bit of height, and now at what 93 or so he's probably nearer 5 ft 8 today!!
said on 18/Dec/13
Rob I saw him stand close to Anthony Quayle in Battle of River Plate on the deck of ship and he looked more 182 than 180 in comparison, he looked close to an inch shorter than 2. Can you upgrade him a tad to 5'11.5" I think that makes more sense than 5'10.75 anyway?
[Editor Rob: yeah 182 peak is probably fair, since he's 90's now I don't even know what he's shrunk to.]
Gordon said on 15/Aug/13
definitely over six feet tall in August (last week) 1981
Ace said on 5/Aug/13
I was watching some old Avengers episodes. He really did appear closer to 6'0 than 5'11.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Jan/13
Yey you added him, I hadn't noticed. Yes he's one of those guys which is difficult to figure out. He did look 6'-6.0.5" next to Rigg in some episodes, 6'1" is a bit high I think, but next to Roger Moore didn't look much more than 5'11 in View to a Kill. Peak height "around 6ft" I think is about right. He is of course in his 90s now.. I read he's a bit of a joker and nudist and once invited Honor Blackman to watch him play naked tennis. The very thought of a wrinky old man in the buff prancing around a tennis court, eeeessshhh.
patrick said on 28/Aug/12
still 6 foot tall in the 60ties. no doubt.
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m- 1.84 m said on 11/Feb/12
182 cm peak.
Patrick said on 15/Dec/11
Evidently 6' when shooting the Avengers. He was a strong guy, typically British and not really slender without ever loooking fat. Remarkably conserve for hi age anyway.
Bill said on 17/Oct/11
How Tall is fenella Fielding? she was in an episode of the avengers called the charmers, and she had excelent posture. She stands right next to Patrick in many of the scenes.
said on 16/Sep/11Click Here
I don't see the two inches you're talking about Avi
And he was over 60 in a view to a kill, he could have lost an inch over the years, easily
So 6ft sounds right to me. Might have been 6'1 in his youth
Avi said on 24/Apr/11
No!! Dont listen to them Rob. He was indeed no more than 6'. In the bond movie A View to a Kill he stood a strong 5'11 next to 6'1 Roger Moore. Its soooo obvious to see. Haha Macnee at almost 6'2. He'd be taller than Moore and as tall as Connery!
Gordon McGinn said on 21/Feb/11
Patrick MacNee was over 6 feet tall in August 1981. Probably 6 feet 1 inch.
MHouillon said on 17/Jun/09
Rob, he needs to be upgraded. Around 6' (183cm) during hies 60s and 70s Avengers-era, even maybe 185cm (6'1), nowadays 181cm. (5'11.25)
Anonymous said on 4/Jun/09
180 CM? LOL! after 65 maybe but closer to 182 or even 6' before that. He is very strapping!
Anonymous said on 22/May/09
In the New Avengers episode, "Complex: Agent X41," his height is given as 1.85 metres. Seems accurate to me as Joanna Lumley's height is given as 1.73metres. No mention for Gareth Hunt though.
tubbs said on 13/May/09
looked atleast 6ft next to 6'5" Chris Lee in a Sherlock Holmes movie, upgrade required.
ikbtops said on 21/Apr/09
I'm a huge Avengers fan and this blows my mind. I always figured about 6'1.5/6'2"- relative to other characters on the show. He didn't seem all that tall in "Spinal Tap" or "View to a Kill" however.
said on 23/Feb/09Click Here
6'ish seems about right
and I think Diana Rigg was probably taller than 5-8 1/2 check OHMSS next to
anonymous said on 21/Jan/08
he could have been near 6`1 in his prime. i doubt a full 6`1, but 183-4 sounds fair.
Marcelo C. said on 5/Oct/07
Me again (I´ve been going through the whole Celebrities´ List in a couple of days). In this case, I guess it´s O.K.. Half an inch more would be right also.
Anonymous said on 3/Aug/07
just seen an episode of the avengers which costars 6' geoffrey bayldon and 6'2 peter bowles. macnee looked to be of similar height to bayldon and an inch or two shorter than bowles
patrick said on 16/Apr/07
Great man and nice actor, the type of "irreplaceabel" as being an icon like James West - Bob Conrad was; He was tall but look probably less than he was because of being typically british built: bulky, solid and quite "thick"; I vote 6' in Avengers and one inch less after.
Glenn said on 14/Sep/06
I thought John was 5-9 or so compared to Vincent Price(6-4).John had a bad slouch.apparently he was 6-1 in his youth!
Anonymous said on 13/Sep/06
same height as john carradine in the howling. not sure how tall he was though
Filou said on 1/Aug/06
I know that Diana Rigg was 175cm. And Patrick Macnee next to her seemed not very much taller... Don't you think ? To my mind, 5 ft 11 in must be the right height. I remember that episode where his height was mentionned. But he can't be one foot taller than Diana... Absolutely impossible. Unless I have to change my glasses...
Anonymous said on 28/Jun/06
theres an episode of the avengers where he is described as 6'2" 180lbs, although this could just be the characters description
MHouillon said on 1/May/06
Patrick MacNee's current height is 181-182, and was 184cm at least during "The Avengers".