How tall is Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi's Height

5ft 11.5in (181.6 cm)

Scottish Actor best known for playing The Twelfth Doctor in BBC Sci-Fi series Doctor Who. He also had a memorable role as Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It. In film he is known for Soft Top Hard Shoulder and In the Loop. He was listed 6ft and 76kg on his resume.

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Peter with Jenna Coleman
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Average Guess (21 Votes)
5ft 11.99in (182.8cm)
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. 🎥🎬
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 11¾in (182cm)"

About 1in shorter than James Gandolfini (6ft0¾-1) 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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Click Here the best or most even photos, I grant you, but he certainly seems to measure up to confirmed 6'0 Benedict Cumberbatch in what appears to be equal footwear.
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.
artz28 said on 23/Aug/06
I don´t think he´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 he´s no more than 5'9.5- 5'10. Witt is wearing heels and isn´t standing straight and she looks a bit taller. Click Here

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