How tall is Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi's Height

5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)

Scottish Actor best known for playing The Twelfth Doctor in Doctor Who and Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It. In film he appeared in Soft Top Hard Shoulder and In the Loop. He used to list his height in casting directories as 5ft 11.5.

How tall is Peter Capaldi
5ft 8 Rob and Peter @ LFCC 2018

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Average Guess (121 Votes)
5ft 11.89in (182.6cm)
Benjamin Davis said on 11/Sep/23
I didn't expect her to actually comment on here
Benjamin Davis said on 11/Sep/23
I personally emailed Kate who is his agent btw to do it because of how obsessed we were all of his height
Editor Rob
It's believable he's around 5ft 11 range now, having lost another fraction in mid to late 60's.

As for the other comments, well, I know where they originate.
Andrea said on 9/Sep/23
What's up with all these "people" "measuring" Peter? πŸ˜…
Kateagent said on 6/Sep/23
Hello I am Peters casting agent we measured him with a stadiometer and he is 180cm tall or just under 5'11 by a little and this was around 1 today
5'11james said on 4/Sep/23
6ft peak
5'11.35 now
Elaine Collins said on 2/Sep/23
No why would I impersonate. Thank you all for the kind words for my husband
Seedman321 said on 1/Sep/23
@elaine collins are u impersonating? that’s crazy
Elaine Collins said on 31/Aug/23
It's pretty funny seeing everyone discuss my husband's height he use to be 182cm when we first met but he's shrunk over the years and has lost 2cm. I measured him barefoot no carpet with a aerosol can today to tell you all he is now 180cm and this was around lunchtime. Have a good day everyone.
Elaine Collins said on 31/Aug/23
I am his wife and he measures 180cm barefoot
5'7 and a fraction said on 31/Aug/23
Still looks over 5'11.
Benjamin Davis said on 2/May/23
After look into other roles, in Lair of the White Worm Capaldi looks about a inch taller than Hugh Grant which puts him about 182.5cm in the 1990s, but now Capaldi looks around 181cm mark could this be possible
Benjamin Davis said on 2/Apr/23
Could Capaldi have 5'11 and 3/4 in his peak in the 90s but be 5'11 exactly now and have lost 3/4 of a inch
Editor Rob
He could have now lost a 1/4 to 1/3rd of an inch.
Benjamin Davis said on 20/Jan/23
He looks 180 cm alongside 184cm Tennant here Click Here
Peter 180cm said on 8/Jan/23
Looks taller than his claim for sure.No less than 1.83 anyway,maybe he's claiming his absolute low or just doesn't want to say 6ft or something?..
Gian 181cm said on 7/Jan/23
Morning - 6'0 1/4 - 183.5cm
Middle Day - 5'11 3/4- 182.3cm
Afternoon - 5'11 5/8 - 181.9cm
Night - 5'11 1/2 - 181.6cm

Extreme low - 5'11 3/8 - 181.3cm (perhaps)

5'11 1/2 minimum
5'11 3/4 Likely
5'11 7/8 maximum

5'11 1/4 and 6'0 dropped.
Benjamin Davis said on 21/Nov/22
Capaldi looks like he's lost a little height here against 5'9 Ncuti Click Here
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Nov/22
I’ve seen adverts for a series in which Peter plays a serial killer, and he looks bloody sinister! David Tennant has done likewise.

Jimmy_ESB_182 said on 11/Aug/22
as a 5'11.5 guy I would be shocked if Capaldi didn't edge me out. Solid 182 imo.. the 5'11.5 might be his absolute low after a hard day on set
Jake: 1.84 m - 1.85 m said on 10/Aug/22
He definitely gives off a strong 182 cm air here.
Jawilder said on 21/May/22
I can see 5’11.75
Benjamin Davis said on 24/Mar/22
After watching him in Lair of the White Worm alongside Hugh Grant who I guess was 5ft 11 on the dot, he looked around 2-2.5cm taller so I am think maybe Capaldi was 182.5cm in his peak but has now slipped to 181cm.
181.6cm guy said on 9/Jan/22
Looks like 6'0, should be a strong 5'11.5.
Elene said on 3/Sep/21
Rob ruled out the 6 foot chance but could he be 5’11.75?maybe that’s closer to the truth.
Pandapops said on 19/May/21
Rob, did he give a taller impression than Matt did in person ?
Editor Rob
Well they are pretty close...

But there would be very little chance capaldi being taller than Smith in person...
rafael proulx said on 6/Jan/21
Looks 6’0 but he had better posture then Rob, 5’11.5 is fair for him
Ian Chao said on 26/Dec/20
Bruh his eye level is at least 5'7.5". He has to be a minimum of 6 feet
Aj06 said on 14/Dec/20
next to rob he looks a soild 6'0 183 cm. honest guy seems like maybe he want to be a tad shorter ? but no I am going to give him a 6'0 on most days.
Jake said on 19/Nov/20
Tallest looking 5ft 11.5 I’ve ever seen! He looks 6 feet in that photo. Is there a chance he measures that, Rob?
Editor Rob
in person he's not taller than what he claims.
Ben Davis said on 29/Oct/20
I met Peter today im 180cm and 181cm in my walking shoes he edged me by about 3cm he had pumps on that only add about 1cm of height so id guess him to be arpund 182-183 range
Vincent Caleb said on 29/Oct/20
Why are people trying to make him 6ft+? He looks a solid 5-11.5 or a little over, but even a flat 6-0 is pushing it. Next to David tenant he easily looks this listing
dobbiedoo said on 4/Oct/20
i met both i am 1.82m tall Peter was the exact same height ass me and chris was about half a inch shorter than me and Matt was a inch shorter and david is about 1.5inch taller than me.
Andy5'93/4 said on 8/Sep/20
Dear Rob. I’d like to apologise i had the links wrong in my previous comment i only sent the comparison of peter and chris

To show the photos meant to send

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Your eyes are just under christophers lips and he barely looks a solid 5’11 on the chart from the video

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Your eyes look more at peters chin level and he looks taller next to you than Christopher does or atleast i think he does

But im assuming you stand by the fact christopher is taller in person. Which is fair! Your estimating them in person much more accurate then my phone screen. Just showing you these so my previous comment makes more sense.
Editor Rob
if you met them, you'd probably class them both roughly the same. I think Capaldi's hairstyle helps him achieve a taller look in photos with people.
Andy5'93/4 said on 4/Sep/20
Hey Rob. I know peter listed himself 5’11.5 but i think he gave himself the john cleese treatment and removed a half inch

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Peter looks a fraction taller than chris

The video of chris and matt I couldn’t tell them apart tbh

Comparison of peter and chris

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Peter looks in the 5’11 3/4 range in the photo to me and rob your eyes are looking a lil above his chin level

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With eccletson your eyes are looking at the lips level or near enough.

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And with the height chart eccletson barely looks a solid 5’11 if that

With all this shown i think peter is taller

Chris having lost some height now 5’11.25 or maybe 5’11.5 matt smith 5’11.5 maybe even 5’11.75 but im not so sure id put him taller than chris and peter 5’11.75 maybe 6’

What do you think of this rob? I think peter looks taller
Editor Rob
Capaldi isn't taller than eccleston in person, however they are very close.
Andy5'93/4 said on 2/Sep/20
Hey rob is there a footwear difference here?
Editor Rob
within a few mm
Gr3 said on 30/Aug/20
It's a bit odd that he looks taller than Iain Glen.
Jackson Roberson said on 16/Aug/20
Rob, any chance he measures 6ft?
Editor Rob

Eccleston admit 5ft 11.75, Capaldi always listed himself 5ft 11.5.

I feel those guys were honest.

Not 6ft in person.
Benjod said on 9/Aug/20
6ft peak 5ft 11 now
Benjo said on 3/Aug/20
How tall does he look compared to Hugh Laurie here? Click Here
To me he looks around 5ft 10.75 mayve 5ft 11
Editor Rob
Laurie and Capaldi did a scene together a few years earlier (I haven't seen that film they were in with Dev patel yet), but see them In this scene. Capaldi held up not too badly there!
Sandy A Cowell said on 14/Apr/20
πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ Happy Birthday Peter! πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ

A Very Happy 62nd Birthday to Peter Capaldi!

6ft for his Birthday from me!πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Mar/20
Eccleston peak I think would have the edge over Capaldi
Jackob said on 25/Mar/20
Rob, in the video with eccelston capaldi I think looked a little taller what do you think ?
Editor Rob
In person that day, you'd be hard pushed to tell them apart really.
Jackin said on 6/Mar/20
Rob, any pics of him with Matt Smith together ? Would be good to see them together to compare
Editor Rob
Most of the photo ops at London Film Con (group shot), Capaldi I think is nearer camera and Smith always seems smaller.

In person though, I don't think Smith is any shorter than Peter.
Dream said on 27/Feb/20
5'11" flat is a joke for him. I think this listing is solid.
Nik Ashton said on 22/Feb/20
He looks like a genuine six footer!
Rory said on 26/Dec/19
@importer, no way. The average height hasn't gone up by over 4cm in 35 years in Britain. I'd say 5ft11.5 for a young man in the 80s would be like 6ft0.25-0.5 today.
Importer said on 18/Oct/19
Probably 186cm @Rory
Nik Ashton said on 23/Sep/19
Dream - I totally agree!
Dream said on 15/Sep/19

In all fairness, he really looks more taller than he claims. Dang, if it weren’t for his listed height, I would’ve guessed him at 6’0”, for sure.
Nik Ashton said on 1/Sep/19
I can see why the average vote is so high!
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 28/Aug/19
I cant see him as short as 5ft 11 as you were standing around his eye level about 4.25 inch differences or so... Like Sandy said below, guess him as 6 footer (He didn't even wear half inch thicker shoes than your or so) at least. Still debatable for a bit... πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” may be upper grade his height bit makes sense in his case unlike several other actors who need to be downgraded a bit.... Its possible that Capaldi has better posture than yours if you still guess him as 5ft 11 range.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Aug/19
Yes, Nik, I'd say higher too!

I'm giving him 6ft and even that's debatable! πŸ€ͺ
Importer said on 10/Jul/19
5'11 1/2 with impeccable posture in the photo above.
Kourosh said on 1/Jul/19
close to 6'0
179cm guy said on 1/May/19
@Rob how would you rank Eddie Redmayne within that list alongside Matt Smith, Cumberbatch, and Capaldi?
Editor Rob
Eddie might have a chance at 11.5, given half the time he stands a bit loose.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Apr/19
πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽˆ Happy Birthday Peter! πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚

Happy Birthday to Dr Who star Peter Capaldi; let's just say, he doesn't look his age!

He does look every inch of 5ft11.5 though! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘
179cm guy said on 5/Mar/19
Rob would you give the edge to Benedict Cumberbatch or Capaldi (assuming that he hasn't lost any height yet)? I'm just wondering since you've met both of them in person. I personally thought that although they're both listed at 5'11.5 that Benedict Cumberbatch might fall a couple of millimeters closer to 181cm in the evening whereas Capaldi might not dip below 5'11.5 except on a bad day.
Editor Rob
They are both in the same range, over 5ft 11 close to 11.5.
It might go like this with say someone like Matt Smith as the more solid 5ft 11.5 verging on 11.75, capaldi bang on 11.5 and cumberbatch with a chance of slightly shy between 11.25 to 11.5...but really the first time I met Cumberbatch, I really could not tell you if he looked any different than how Peter did in person.
Rory said on 21/Jan/19
Rob, what do you think is the equivalent height for a young person today that 5ft11.5 was in the 1980s ?
Heardit from here said on 7/Dec/18
I'm 5ft 11.75 I've met Capaldi my other half was there we were both wearing the same shoes both back to back same height she said as is Matt Smith and Eccleston was slightly taller than me
Csimpson6ft said on 29/Oct/18
@184guy2 wait did you say Rob removed the height charts? I doubt he's the full 6' though, the absolute maximum I could buy for him is 5'11.75 but no more than that.

@Rob why have you removed the height charts? Is this temporary or permanent?
Editor Rob
Some were added back already last month using a simple png file, but I will go back over any missing ones in the future and change them to the newer version....
184guy2 said on 24/Oct/18
Yeah , going by his eyelevel he would look taller than 6' , taller than me probably. I miss the height charts , unfortunely Rob removed them
Sakz said on 24/Oct/18
@Dream(5'9.5")Β That's why I prefer to use the top of the head to judge height differences. Interestingly many people on here seem to use eye levels and while they can be useful, they vary as we said.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 23/Oct/18
@184guy2 but he isn’t.

Eye levels are deceiving. The top of the heads is what closes the deal of measuring heights.

If he stood worst, everyone would’ve thought Peter was shorter than 5’11”.
184guy2 said on 21/Oct/18
Looks an easy 6' guy to me
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 18/Oct/18

Sorry but 6'1" is ridiculous. 6'0" is more believable, even though he doesn't quite look that tall.
Dream(5'9.5 said on 18/Oct/18
Basically, guys like Jon Heder, Wentworth Miller are easily taller this guy?
Editor Rob
yes they are taller than capaldi up close, who is more akin to cumberbatch range I think
Sakz said on 18/Oct/18
@Bobby He definitely doesn't look 6'1 with Rob, but he doesn't look far off 6'0. It's not always about eye levels you have to look at the top of their heads aswell because eye levels can vary.
Zampo said on 18/Oct/18
I always feel there is ambiguity surrounding some of the height "terminology" used on this site. Rob, would you mind me asking what constitutes as close to 6'0? Would a 5'11 5/8 person be in this category for instance?

If Rob lists Capaldi at 5'11.5, then there is a greater chance he would measure slightly under than over (e.g. 181.2-181.5 cm). The majority of 5'11.75 listed guys that Rob has met seem more in the 181.6-182 cm range in my opinion, where they would probably measure their listed height at a typical convention.
Editor Rob
usually I’d think a quarter inch is getting close to six foot.
Once you get into 0.5 to 0.75 differences between 2 heights it becomes easier to be more confident about where they may fall.
Capaldi might have a narrow range close to 11.5 but not as tall as 11.75 to 6ft...

Dream(5'9.5 said on 18/Oct/18
Rob, are you implying there are 5’11.75” guys, you met, are taller than Peter?
Editor Rob
He is smaller than anybody I've measured close to 6ft.
Bobby said on 17/Oct/18
He looks 6'1 compared to Rob though, and the average guess has him way closer to 6'0 than 5'11. So, I think a solid 6'0 is more believable. Just look at that difference in eye level.
Kyuss101 said on 13/Oct/18
Id say more a 6-0 guy imo
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 1/Oct/18
@Paul NS

Yeah, a solid 6'0" is pushing it
Andrea said on 1/Oct/18
Agreed, Paul. While the top of his hair looks comfortably in the 6' zone, the thing is that he has a good amount of hair, so, once you take that into account, he really doesn't look over his 5'11.5 claim here.
Paul NS (6ft 0.5) said on 1/Oct/18
If I'm judging correctly based on other height charts, he's probably grazing the 6ft mark with the top of his hair. I'm not a hair expert but maybe if he was bald he wouldn't look as tall since it appears a bit fluffed.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 28/Sep/18

I'm certainly not ruling out 5'11.5" for him. I just believe that he has a better chance of measuring 5'11.75".
Andrea said on 27/Sep/18
Still no height chart, Rob? πŸ˜—
How do you think Michael Rosenbaum would stack up against Capaldi? I bet they would be very close, certainly more than their pics might suggest...
Editor Rob
I've not done any for 6 days, I had other maintenance tasks that jumped up in priority.

In person I don't think there's much between Rosenbaum/Capaldi.
QM6'1QM said on 26/Sep/18
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 23/Sep/18

I agree with your first paragraph about the pics and the listings of most celebs. However, I think 5'11.75" is more accurate for Capaldi.

Usually, I agree with your guesses in most cases, but not now.
The top of Rob's head looks 3-3.5 cm (1.25 inches) above the eye level of Peter Capaldi. We turn on the math: 173 cm - 3 cm = 170 cm. 11.4-6 cm it's definitely the normal eye level = height of Peter Capaldi is 181.4-6 cm / 5'11.5 ".
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 23/Sep/18

I agree with your first paragraph about the pics and the listings of most celebs. However, I think 5'11.75" is more accurate for Capaldi.
Andrea said on 22/Sep/18
The reason why this guy can "look" taller than his listing is because the majority of celebrities that Rob takes a picture with look shorter than what they are listed at, which can throw things off and makes people think that that is how x'y.z tall celebrities should look next to Rob (even if, most of the time, it's not really the case).
Unless I'm overestimating Capaldi's hair, I still wouldn't say he looks over his listing here...
Zampo said on 21/Sep/18
If we are basing Capaldi's height estimate solely on the photo. He is clearly nothing less than 5'11.75. Whilst, he is standing impeccably, I just don't see Rob losing much, if any height in this shot that would enhance the visual height differential. As I said in a previous post he looks a better six footer than a good proportion of other 6'0 listed celebs with Rob. Alas, this may be another Benedict Wong situation....who despite looking 5'11 range with Rob. Even a 5'10.5 (listed at 5'10.25) would be pushing it if you compare him with others.
Editor Rob
You can never be quite sure how somebody might stand with a back-to-back, so sometimes it could throw up a few interesting shots, especially with little variations like posture, distances or camera positions.
Abhay said on 19/Sep/18
He looks 6ft to me. Btw the beard is coming great Rob.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 18/Sep/18
Not under 182cm
Andrea said on 18/Sep/18
I see, though didn't you say that they had "kindly agreed to stop" copying them (which, btw, I still don't understand... why would someone do something like that)?
Editor Rob
I'm paying 45 quid for a photo with Tom Welling. It's meant for this site and visitors to it, not to have it uploaded within a few hours to some random forum with 3 adsense ads on the page - the motivation to me looks like using (hotlinking/embedding) other people's content to earn money.

Anyway, since I changed how the mugshot was saved, I will be able to add a lot back and if anybody ever wants to use the mugshot version, at least they won't be able to hotlink them, as on their own they look like This.
Andrea said on 16/Sep/18
Maybe add a height chart, Rob?
It looks like many people think he is (or looks) taller than his listing (and claim), when he actually doesn't really look over 5'11.5 here, unless you include his hair.
Editor Rob
I have intended to redo the idea of the height-chart for a while, as people were copying/hotlinking them, and really they were only meant for here.

So I will create transparent overlay so that the chart is separate, the mugshot filesize is smaller and the image quality won't change when showing any chart on top.

Only problem with that approach is I know some older browsers won't show it properly.
Agent Orange said on 16/Sep/18
He looks 6ft tbh in the pic . Rob was he Busting a Gut when standing with you? This is the tallest I can see him @ 6ft.
Editor Rob
He certainly stood quite well
JB - 5'9 said on 13/Sep/18
Am I missing something? I would of guessed 6’0-6’1 if there wasn’t a height disclosed. He looks taller than every other celeb listed at this height? His eyes nearly reach the top of Rob’s head!
Editor Rob
I am glad he managed to stand great this moment, at least he will be one actor who won't be underestimated on here. 😺
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Sep/18
Peter keeps staring out at me!

I used to have a boyfriend who stared at me a bit like this because he knew it would make me go all silly and schoolgirlish!

I go for 5ft11.75, as he looks taller than the last fellow I commented on who was also up as 5ft11.5. Lying about his height doesn't seem to be on the top of Peter's priority list, 'cos I'd have believed 6ft!
Connor Simpson said on 12/Sep/18
I still wouldn't rule out 5'11.75 completely, I agree with Christian he does virtually look 6'0.
Rising - 174 cm said on 11/Sep/18
Wow, an honest 5'11.5" man. Don't see many of those!
Kyuss101 said on 10/Sep/18
Almost 6-0 imo
BT said on 10/Sep/18
Capaldi looks taller than Cumberbatch with Rob, but he is tilting his eyelevel up a bit, 5'11.5 is probably right.
Editor Rob
I couldn't tell them apart really in person, you'd probably really need to measure to see. Both over 5ft 11 and under 6ft.
Andrea said on 10/Sep/18
"Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 8/Sep/18
Peter Capaldi is shorter than Justin Chatwin."
Based on? I haven't seen them next to each other, but I doubt Justin would be taller than a 5'11.5 guy...
Alex B said on 10/Sep/18
he is billed at exactly 6 ft tell. Looking at this picture he looks a good 5.11 ft to 6 ft tall. My guess is around 5.11ft and 3/4 (just under 6 feet without shoes).
Editor Rob
Peter claims 5ft 11.5. When spotlight did away with half inches, people rounded listings up or down...mostly upwards.
Jordan87 said on 10/Sep/18
with Rob he is no more than 5'11"
miko said on 10/Sep/18
Given he still looks very close to 6 foot, it's surely possible that he may have hit it in his prime.

5'11.5 still looks his maximum low even today.
Zampo said on 10/Sep/18

To be honest, Justin Chatwin I think is a 5'11 guy. 180-181 cm range possibly (never got the feeling he was over this, at the most 5'11 3/8 but I think 5'11 1/8 is more likely for him at a low). He could look taller but not sure he would measure it.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 9/Sep/18
Looks nearly 6'0". 5'11.75" is very possible.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 8/Sep/18
Peter Capaldi is shorter than Justin Chatwin.
Hypado said on 7/Sep/18
Peter Calpadi, I love this actor, one of the best actors. My guess is this in the page. 181.5 cm.
Bobby said on 7/Sep/18
This is an odd listing, he looks a solid 6ft in this picture.
Animus said on 7/Sep/18
Very honest with his self-listing. 90% of men at this height would claim 6'0 or taller, some of them even claiming 6'1 and 6'2.
QM6'1QM said on 7/Sep/18
Wow! Absolutley incredible photo, Rob.
He's 1.5 inches shorter than Mark Gatiss.
5'11.5" it's a great listing.
Zampo said on 7/Sep/18
Rob, I find your response to Connor quite interesting. Usually sometimes you could say "it's possible he may measure that mark". Does this mean you think there is a greater chance of him measuring below 5'11.5 than over?
Editor Rob
Less chance of being 11.75 than his own claim of 11.5 or very near it. There may be more chance of Matt Smith 11.75, I think that is a better chance.
RE said on 6/Sep/18
In the past, I would've guessed Peter at flat 5'11 but since Rob met the guy, I'm more convinced he's close to his 5'11.5 claim.
Rory said on 6/Sep/18
Rob, how much height do you think peters lost by 60 ? Doesn't seem much at all.
Editor Rob
I think he's held onto his height through to 60.
Connor Simpson said on 6/Sep/18
Is 5'11.75 possible Rob? To me he looks taller than 5'11.5
Editor Rob
I wouldn't have guessed him that tall.
RutgerKoresh said on 6/Sep/18
Yep, can't argue with that. He's no shorter than that.
HonestSlovene said on 6/Sep/18
Spot on, exactly what I've guessed him at.
184guy2 said on 5/Sep/18
nice beard Rob
Editor Rob
It comes and goes, about 3 times a year.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Sep/18
Rob, did you meet Eccleston aswell?
Editor Rob
They are quite similar in person.
Andrea said on 5/Sep/18
I don't know him, but he looks easily around his 5'11.5 claim here. No less than 181.
Editor Rob
Capaldi is a guy who was measured 5ft 11.5 and claimed it. Most actors would round to 6ft.
VelikiSrbin said on 5/Sep/18
Seems an accurate listing
Nik said on 5/Sep/18
It's good that he has not overlisted himself! 5'11.5" - 6'0"!
Zampo said on 5/Sep/18
Capaldi is someone who measures between 181.6cm-182 cm at a low. I think his usual low is probably 181.7-8. The issue I see is the conflict with other listings, surely this puts to question many 6'0 listings (off the top of my head, Keith David, Corey Michael Smith etc, talk less of some 5'11.5 ones).

In this photo, Capaldi is looking taller than 5'11.5. His head seems slightly raised though. Anyway would have guessed 5'11.75-6'0 solely based on the picture.
LFCC said on 30/Jul/18
But I’m 5ft 11.5 and both edged me by half a inch
Editor Rob
Well I'd have said his sneaker was nearer 1 than 0.5, but I'd be surprised if he was six foot.
LFCC said on 29/Jul/18
I was at London Comic Con and both Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi who was wearing 0.5 inch heeled shoes are exactly the same height but a inch taller than Eccleston who was wearing shoes that add a inch and Tennant was taller by half a inch of Matt Smith and Capaldi.

I give Matt Smith and Capaldi 6ft
Tennant 6ft 0.5 and
Eccleston 5ft 11
Editor Rob
Peter is 5ft 11.5 as he claims...smith and eccleston all seem around that range too with David comfortably over six feet
Benjod23 said on 30/Apr/18
Looks 6ft here Click Here
Benjod21 said on 30/Mar/18
Look so 6ft here against David Tennant
Rory said on 5/Dec/17
It's commendable really to see someone like him claim 5ft11.5, considering he'd be a solid one it must be very tempting just to round to that 6ft milestone on your Cv.
Editor Rob said on 5/Oct/17
Capaldi has been pretty honest, there's a reason he was being listed on here at 5ft 11.5 for a long time...because it was what he claimed 😎
Jani said on 23/Sep/17
This seem to be fairly accurate but maybe a bit lower like 180-181cm. Gandolfini looked about 3cm taller than Capaldi in In The Loop with little bit of hunching so if Gandolfini would've stood completely straight the difference probably would've been more like 5cm.
Killed62 said on 5/Sep/17
Considering Pearl is 5ft 6 and if you take away the 1 inch that his shoes adds, he most Deffo looks 6 inches taller , so yes I think his height is 6ft and with those docs he looks nearly 6ft 1 nearly Tennants height in the show, And considering Clara reaches the bottom of his ear and with Matt she was on the top of his ear shows that there is a whole inch difference between their heights.
Richard said on 29/Jul/17
Has to be in 6ft range. I would think atleast 182.5 cm by 5 o clock.
Scarlett Rose said on 21/May/17
Has anyone noticed Peter Capaldi is wearing a TARDIS blue suit in the above picture? Peter, a life long fan of Doctor Who, was worthy of the role and got to live his dream. No one can love the character better than the ultimate fan who played him. Peter's Doctor was a better suited partner to Alex Kingston's River Song than Matt's. The Doctor v. 12 was a great sparing partner to Missy, too. Peter was surprisingly light on his feet, for a man of his age. I think he's more than a little reluctant to hand over the keys to the TARDIS to the next incumbent, though. It cannot get better than the Doctor's lifelong fan playing him. The Doctor should be a man, who looks like a scientist or professor for the character to be believable. The Doctor should be average height or tall. I will be sad to see Peter leave, but most actors don't stay in the part for longer than three series/seasons. It's a physically demanding role and I think the actors leave out of sheer exhaustion. Good luck, Peter. πŸŽ₯🎬
Daniel said on 15/May/17
Looks like a guy that's just short of 6ft
Albany Community Radio said on 16/Apr/17
Nar, he's around the 5' 11" mark no taller. Compare his height with David Tennant and the with Matt Smith and DT. Smith is 1/2" taller than Capaldi.
truth said on 16/Jun/16
I agree with Cole, 5'11.75 would be my estimate for him and 5'11.5 bare minimum. He can look just as much 6'0 as 5'11.5.
E said on 7/May/16
He's precisely 183cm tall, not one cm less.
Rory said on 28/Feb/16
I think 182cm is fair, never a legit 6'.
fox said on 5/Feb/16
Must be right
One of those where at 180cm my shoulders would be there but I'd be beaten by the size of his head.
Fruit said on 1/Feb/16
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Looks a little taller than (6'0" listed) Jane Lynch who was wearing low heels to his dress shoes. One of these listings is wrong.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/16
May have been 6ft in his 30's and is now still very close to it
cole said on 31/Oct/15
I said it back in 2013 and I'll say it again - he looks like a 6 footer. Could be 5'11.75 but 181-182 cm range is too low.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Oct/15
"Peter Capaldi's height is 5ft 11ΒΎin (182cm)"

About 1in shorter than James Gandolfini (6ft0ΒΎ-1) in In The Loop
BT said on 19/Oct/15
@Editor Rob: Yeah, he hasn't lost anything noteworthy. I'm not for a second buying him under 5'11.5. Look at him next to Conan: Click Here he looks near enough 6 foot there. I'd bet on Peter being the more solid 182 cm guy out of himself, Smith and Cumberbatch, if not the full 183 cm. A 5'11.75 listing could be fair, 5'11.5 just seems a tad low.
L said on 15/Sep/15
Says 5'9 in Sunday Times interview.
Editor Rob
that was the interviewer describing him: "He is a will-o'-the wisp, gentle and soft-spoken, small for his 5ft 9in"

look at him with samuel anderson and then anderson with me...he's nearly 6ft.
Benji said on 30/Aug/15
I was measured by a nurse and was measure 6'1 and I start Capaldi was the same height, hold on no, he was about a inch shorter sorry is say he's about 6ft taller than what Matt is because Matt is quite short when I met Matt he looked 5'10.5 5'11
MD said on 27/Aug/15
Guess you're not 6'1", then.
Benji said on 26/Aug/15
Now this guy is taller than Matt I met him with my converses on and he was my height and I'm 6'1 and he was wearing converses too
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jun/15
Rob, will you be able to meet him in the future?
Editor Rob
not sure really...I'd hope he does another event in the future.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Apr/15
6ft peak, Rob?
Editor Rob
it is possible he hasn't really lost much at all, he can still pull off almost 6ft.
Lorne said on 21/Mar/15
Mike says on 10/Jan/15
Can look 5ft 11 and 6ft so 11.5 seems right.
[Editor Rob: in Dr Who he can pull of nearer 6ft at times, but does have a pretty thick style of boot, maybe 1.3-1.4 inch types.]

I'd also point out that he seems to hold good posture, compared to a guy like Smith, who had terrible posture, and could look between 5'11 and 6ft.

Accounting for posture and footwear, I think Smith could edge him out, though it could be to close to call.

But hopefully Rob will get to meet him soon! :) $$$
Editor Rob
he did an event a few months ago, smaller one and enjoyed it from what I heard, but it was charity kind of based, I saw a few photos with friends who got one...Peter actually can pull off 6ft with them, I was surprised!
No idea when he'll do one I go to...
Adam said on 24/Jan/15
Wow, I say certainly a lot in my comments. I better dial back on that.
Adam said on 21/Jan/15
Also, there's these:
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Adam said on 21/Jan/15
The only scene Capaldi shared with James Gandolfini in In The Loop had them both leaning over a table, making it a pretty bad shot for judging height. Compare to 6'0 David Rasche in the same movie, and he certainly looks 6'0, possibly 5'11.75. I don't know if he's lost any height these days, but I would certainly say he was 6'0 in most of his performances.
Mastro said on 14/Jan/15
If you watch Local Hero he towers over everyone (admittedly short cast) until Burt Lancaster shows up and looks about 2-3 inches taller than Capaldi in the beach scene.
Mike said on 10/Jan/15
Can look 5ft 11 and 6ft so 11.5 seems right.
Editor Rob
in Dr Who he can pull of nearer 6ft at times, but does have a pretty thick style of boot, maybe 1.3-1.4 inch types.
Hypado said on 11/Oct/14
For me, Peter Capaldi is 181/182cm
Triplescrew said on 10/Sep/14
Doesn't come off as being as tall as Matt. I'd give Matt 6'0" and Peter something like 5'11.25".
salvo said on 15/Aug/14
Major recent Sunday Times interview says he is only 5ft 9, and that's been repeated since in another interview, but this has to be wrong. Jenna Coleman is 5ft 2 and even with massive heels on she only comes up to his chin; he is definitely more than 7 inches taller than she is.
mike said on 29/Jun/14
Mark reply: wow it took a long time for another comment to be posted here but YES HE LOOKS AMAZING! i saw the teaser! can't wait!.
Mark said on 28/Jun/14
The NEW Doctor!
truth said on 6/Feb/14
5ft11.5 is bang on Rob, thanks.
spike said on 11/Jan/14
Looks two inches shorter than weak 6'1 Gandolfini in "In the Loop".
cole said on 30/Dec/13
6ft seems accurate.
Anon said on 8/Aug/13
6 foot, maybe a bit more of an inch by looks of it.
Anon said on 1/Sep/12
I would have said he's possibly about 6ft from memory, and looking back at videos of him next to me and my friend. In the photo I have with him, he's about an inch taller than me I'd say (I'm 5'10), but I recall him crouching down a bit.
Anon said on 17/Jan/12
Paul O'Grady is around 6 and Peter is much much taller than him, Id say hes around 6'2
Ash said on 3/Aug/11
I'd say he's def 6' if not this vid he and Craig Ferguson are eye to eye and Craig is every bit of 6'2" (I've met Craig, I'm 5'5" and my head didn't clear his shoulder) Click Here
TheVerve180 said on 13/Jan/11
"In the loop" he does look at least tallish so 5ft10 min and 5ft11.5 max.
Katherine Crouch said on 19/Nov/08
Definately six foot, I was at art school with him
artz28 said on 23/Aug/06
I donΒ΄t think heΒ΄s that tall. In WireImage you can see pics of him next to Alicia Witt( 5'8.5 according to all sources)in an event. I think heΒ΄s no more than 5'9.5- 5'10. Witt is wearing heels and isnΒ΄t standing straight and she looks a bit taller. Click Here

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