Ralph Fiennes Height
5ft 11 (180.3 cm)
British actor best known for roles in films such as Schindler's List, Quiz Show, Strange Days, The English Patient, The Constant Gardener, Red Dragon, In Bruges, Skyfall, The Grand Budapest Hotel and the Harry Potter series.
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Average Guess (51 Votes)
5ft 11.16in (180.8cm)
said on 28/Mar/18
I think Ralph at the age of 55 could have lost half an inch, he looks much shorter than 10 or 20 years ago... But he used to look like a 181cm guy! Here are some other proofs:
With 6'1.5" Danny Huston: Click Here
With 5'8.25" Cate Blanchett (Cate has big heels): Click Here
With 6'4"-6'4.5" Liam Neeson: Click Here
In my opinion, the peak height of 5'11.25" and the current height of 5'10.75" would be a better list for Ralph. Rob, I think it's time to update the Ralph list.
BT said on 18/Feb/18
I thought he generally could look closer to 181 cm in his younger days, opposite Liam Neeson in Schindler's he definitely didn't look under a solid 5'11. At 55 he could have lost a small fraction - certainly his posture isn't that great. Maybe 180-180,3 cm today and something like 180,8 cm in his prime.
5'10 lad said on 28/Jan/18
Craig does look close to him in the bond movies Rob. Maybe 5’11 peak?
Animus said on 8/Dec/17
He gives an impression of being rather tall without appearing outright lanky. The kind of 5'11 man that can look close to 6'0, just like Hugh Grant.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5 said on 23/Nov/17
Awesome! Like you said Rob, 1/4 inch loss is possible. He actually does look tall in the 'Harry Potter' movies (then again, not everyone is tall except a few of them!)
He'd make Johnny Depp's 5'11" claim look childish really!
Slim 185 said on 14/Nov/17
HOLy sh1t, a 5’11” man who claims it!!!!
said on 12/Nov/17
GOOD upgrade 👍🏻
Editor Rob: he did claim 5ft 11, many guys in this position have claimed 6ft, so he is pretty honest.
said on 10/Nov/17
5’11” would be much better.
Editor Rob: I think a 1/4 inch loss for Ralph is possible, so 5ft 11ish is probably reasonable enough, in next 5 years he might look more 179cm range.
Slim 184 said on 3/Nov/17
NEEds a 5’11” upgrade tbh.
Slim 6' said on 27/Oct/17
Oh he’s definitely the full 5’11”, that’s how tall he looked throughout schlindlers list, Harry Potter, and James Bond. Great underrated actor aswell.
said on 16/Sep/17
I agree with Rampage 5’11” was better!
He looks it in his prime..
I could even argue as high as 181 even, so maybe he’s under 5’11 now, but peak he looks a good 5’11” guy.
Rob, Maybe the original 5’11” listing was closer?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Aug/17
I think 5ft11 was better
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Aug/17
He's looked from 5ft10 to 6ft
RichardSpain said on 22/Jul/17
who said Ralph was 6'2??
Next to Neson in the movie Schindler's List seems not more than 180 cm.
I think he was 180 cm not more.
HonestSlovene said on 19/Jul/17
He didn't look 6'2" in Schnidlers list LOL, more like a classic 5'11" guy (180-181 cm), because that's what he is.
said on 13/Jul/17
Hi Rob! The height of 5'10¾" as its current height seems to be ok, but I propose to add his peak as 5'11¼". As an argument, he will present an old photo of Ralph with Ian McDiramird:http: //www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/ralph-fiennes-left-and-ian-mcdiarmid-of-the-faith-healer-news-photo/94643802#ralph-fiennes-left-and-ian-mcdiarmid-of-the-faith-healer-pose-during-picture-id94643802 I will add another old photos of Ralph next to Uma Thurman, claiming that Ralph at the summit was the same height as Uma: Click Here
even said on 7/Jul/17
5 foot 11
Miiiiiiighty_- said on 12/Jun/17
Looked a bit taller in his prime.. Like 181ish
Polaczek said on 11/Apr/17
Rob, maybe 5'11.25" is his peak height?
Adijos said on 19/Mar/17
5'11.25" in 181 cm.
Nathan Wood said on 6/Jan/17
Looked quite tall in the end of the affair. I would've guessed 6'0"
Leonardo 1.73m said on 17/Dec/16
Looks 6'1 in his photo of this website
zsuzsanna said on 4/Dec/16
I stood beside him, he's 178-180 cm. high.
And a giant actor!
slurkapfson said on 18/Nov/16
probably 182 morning, 180 evening
Paleman said on 16/Nov/16
Does look to be in the solid 180cm range most of the time. He's a bit of a height chameleon, because he can look both under and above it at times (for example in Red Dragon he looked pretty close to 6 feet).
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Nov/16
Yes, this is about the right sort of height range I would have guessed for Ralph Fiennes! I first really took him in as a great actor when I saw him play an unbelievably contemptible part in 'Schindler's List'. He also played a nasty piece of work in the films 'the Duchess', 'Red Dragon', 'Onegin'....and the list goes on!
I have seen him as a troubled soul in the film 'Spider', and he was marvellous in 'the English Patient'. I recommended this film to my Dad and he thanked me!
Ralph is one of those actors who can turn his acting skills to any type of role - just as long as it isn't a mundane one!
Rent said on 19/Oct/16
In Grand Budapest Hotel, face to face with Adrien Brody at the funeral to Madame D. , he looks a full and solid 5'11". Looks usually pretty tall, I don't see this guy under 5'11". Maybe 5'11.5" at peak, but he's still not under 5'11" today. in In Bruges, he doesn't look that much shorter that 6'1.5"" Brendan gleeson, solid couple of inches but really not more.
Wonderful actor, good humor, sensitive and cultivated man, a nice artist!
Dorleac said on 17/Oct/16
Time for peak height?
said on 7/Sep/16
Rob, 5'11 is impossible. Click Here Click Here Click Here
He is at most 5'10, Craig edges him everywhere, unless he wear lifts even in movie premieres. What do you think?
he looks Over 5ft 10
with andrew scott who is near 5ft 8, he's also taller than Nick Moran
who is a 5ft 10 guy, I think a weak 5ft 11 is probably the best fit for him.
Eric said on 27/Mar/16
I think he is a solid 5'10.
ArjunaKorale said on 19/Mar/16
I go a little back on what I said previously...Fiennes may not be as short as 177 cm (5 ft 9.5 inches)...but I still can't see him as 180 cm (5 ft 11) tall compared to full on 6 foot (183 cm) actors such as Edward Norton & Adrien Brody...when Fiennes has been around these 6 ft tall actors, he always seems like 4 or even 5 cm shorter...perhaps 178 cm (5 ft 10) or 179 cm (5 ft 10.5) is a better fit for his height. I find him as watchable as Brody & Norton - maybe one reason why I love The Grand Budapest Hotel so much as all three actors are in it....besides, it's a v dreamy, fantastical film even without those 3 crazy actors in it!
176.2 said on 3/Jan/16
Actually my comment below is linked to Lance Armstrong.
176.2 cm (5ft 9.37in) said on 22/Dec/15
Out of bed: 5'9"
Bare Minimum: 5'8"
He was listed 5ft 8 at US Olympic Team, did they measured him? IMDB says 5'8.5..
I think the 5'9.5 at TDF was a measurement with shoes. Then Armstrong decided to round up and claimed 5'10.
176.2 cm (5ft 9.37in) said on 22/Dec/15
Next to Uma the angles are not particularly meaningful. I think he would still measure a solid 5ft 11. I guess facing Neeson he could have a slight footwear advantage. Playing a Nazi he should wear military boots and Neeson regular shoes.
Besides, we all know our beloved 00510 is an elevator guy..
said on 21/Oct/15
IMO 5'11" is a prudent mark for him...he may be 5'11.25"...Look at him with Liam Neeson in 1993: Click Here
If Neeson was at peak a flat 6'4" then Fiennes ouldn't have been under 5'11-11.5"...
In many scenes he looks no more than 10-12 mAx cms shorter than Neeson...
Axaros said on 12/Oct/15
If Fiennes is truly 5'10'' as a lot of people say Craig must be 5'9'', that is impossible!
said on 29/Sep/15
He came once to our college, and I happen to be standing close to him for a minute, and he's more 5ft 10in. For sure.
And even if he was 5'11'', that means Uma Thurman can't be 5ft 11.25in. HLook at this pic from The Avengers: Click Here
Here he's a just little bit taller than here, but she's wearing heels as well. Click Here
ArjunaKorale said on 25/Jan/15
Rob, you got it wrong with this one, Fiennes always looks around 5 ft 10 (178 cm or even 177 cm) in publicity shots & tv interviews. I wouldn't go on the films as camera angles are used a lot more to distort real height.
said on 18/Jan/15
@Editor Rob: An interesting still from Schindler's List: Click Here
Shame there's no visible footwear, maybe Ralph is wearing military boots and has a wee advantage, but still. It's not impossible that he lost a fraction, but I don't think he's under 180 today, so maybe there's a fair chance he was nearer 181 in the 90's?
said on 18/Jan/15
@Sam and Arch Stanton: Even with his head tilted and clearly less footwear he looks no more than a hair shorter than Craig: Click Here
He'd look a tad taller if he stood with similar posture to Craig, and that's with a footwear disadvantage. Ralph's still pretty much 5'11, 5'10.75 at worst.
Sam said on 30/Dec/14
I think Fiennes is more a 5'10.5"-5'10.75" range guy, I'm more convinced that he was always a tad under the 5'11" mark. I don't think he's at an age yet where he's lost much height. Very similar height it seemed to Daniel Craig, but Craig may be have a bit extra footwear in general.
Sam said on 30/Dec/14
I am a fan of Baron Cohen (probably a much more pleasant guy off-screen than Norton is!) but I was enough with his manic, attempts to squeeze humor out of silly, phony accents when NO ONE else is speaking w/ them in these big movies after Sweeney Todd, Hugo & Les Mis, it's just a little tiresome IMO!
said on 4/Dec/14
Rob do you think he might have lost a bit now? He looks similar to Craig here
cole said on 4/Jul/14
@Arch Stanton: I don't think he looked 3 inches shorter than Brody in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'. At times I saw about 1.5in, but I could be wrong as I payed more attention to the great dialogues than the heights... Ralph I think could be edging his way towards 5'10.5, but I'm not sure he's there already.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jun/14
Norton was bad casting though Sam, it needed somebody like Sacha Baron playing that part with an Eastern European accent. Norton is too monotone American.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jun/14
Absolutely superb at dark comedy in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Surprisingly great! One thing though, he looked much shorter than Adrian Brody, like more 3 inches than 1.
Sam said on 28/May/14
Rob, could you add Quiz Show, Strange Days, The English Patient, Red Dragon, In Bruges, Skyfall, The Grand Budapest Hotel and the Harry Potter films?
He's a really diverse actor and yes top knotch in Grand Budapest, I'm not a fan of some of the movies above though. I think it's possible he's really a strong 5'10" guy rounding up. Liam Neeson towers over him both in 90s and today and I thought he looked maybe a couple inches under Edward Norton in Grand Budapest.
cole said on 29/Apr/14
He was just brilliant in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Should get a mention at the top.
said on 4/Apr/14
These aren't the best examples but both show footwear. The first is with Daniel Craig and the second is with Jeremy Irvine.
He's certainly not much smaller than what you have him listed, but I'm thinking he's more in the 5'10.5" range. He's definitely not a full 5'11", even taking into account his habit of bending his neck. A good and refreshing thing I can say about him is that he doesn't appear height conscience in the least.
PJ said on 17/Feb/14
Saw in him NY SoHo a handful of years ago, a flat 5'10.
said on 6/Jan/14
He tends to lean and slouch when posing for pics, so I understand that he might appear under 5'11 at times to some people, but I am convinced he is 180 cm range when standing his tallest. And come on... "5'10 max"?
Rob what is the lowest you'd argue? Personally I wouldn't go under 5ft 10.75in at the moment. He's always appeared a solid 180 cm guy to me. In a few years he probably could dip to 179 cm range, but he doesn't seem to be there yet imo.
[Editor Rob: 180 I think is ok. He can though look 179 at times yeah]
justbringit said on 24/Dec/13
rob ralph did not look taller than daniel craig
Realist said on 4/Dec/13
178-179 for Ralph Fiennes and Jason Isaacs
Mike T said on 29/Nov/13
I'd say 5'10" max and 5'9.5 min. I met him once, I'm about 5'9" and he was a little taller than me. Sometimes he looked an inch taller than me and sometimes he looked a half inch taller than me which is not very noticeable.
5'11" said on 11/Oct/13
I'm 5'11 barefoot and everyone thinks I'm 6'1" and like no I'm 5'11".
Arch Stanton said on 9/Oct/13
Yeah he looks around 5'11" in Schindler's List.
cole said on 20/Aug/13
Ralph Fiennes would probably be one of my benchmarks for your legit 5'11 flat man.
Nenninn said on 29/Mar/13
181.5 give or take 1 cm
Mal said on 31/Dec/12
Looked the same height as Daniel Craig in Skyfall. Maybe 1/4 in. taller at the most.
jtm said on 4/Jun/12
5'10 is accurate.
Kat said on 1/Feb/12
I think he is 5'10" (178 cm), because I saw him once and he was about my height (175 cm). He was just 2-3 cm taller.
said on 30/Jan/12
Fiennes is a few inches taller now than Vanessa Redgrave, who is listed as 5'11" at her peak (she must be inches less these days):
little one said on 26/Oct/11
two inches taller MAX in those butler/fiennes pictures...
said on 27/Sep/11
You know I'm starting to think all the heights on this sight are totally WAY OFF --there is no way f'n Ralph Fiennes is 5'11 if as you've also listed Gerard Butler is only 6'1!!! Gerard in all these pics looks at least 3 inches taller than Ralph --so either Gerard is 6'2-6'3 OR Ralph Fiennes is probably 5'10 --I'm inclined to believe that Gerard Butler is really tall cause he looks it. Check any of these pics --where in fact similar footwear but Gerard is slouching while Ralph is straight and Gerard STILL looks 3 inches taller! Click Here
Anna said on 3/Sep/11
I met him very briefly. I'd say 5'11" is spot on when he's out of character but can slouch heavily when acting.
The height thing is intentional in Schindler's List. That film is very carefully made so it's not a coincidence that an average guy looks so tall and Neeson looks like an absolute giant. I don't know if it was lifts or careful positioning and camera angles. It's symbolic, especially when Schindler falls on his knees and is surrounded by the Jews, being figuratively and literally on the same level, in the same situation they were.
Joe257 said on 11/Aug/11
Fiennes looked over 6 ft in Schindler's list, like around 6'2". I guess he must have been wearing huge boots with lifts in them. All of the German/Nazi actors (like Liam Neeson) in that movie looked really tall compared to the Jewish actors.
jtm said on 12/May/11
i am not sure about 5'11 but he has a better chance of being 5'11 than brad pitt or george clooney.
daggo said on 21/Apr/09
In the movie Strange Days, he pull out his driving licence and we can see written on it: 5'11''
Lexagon said on 15/Mar/09
he looked no more than 4 inches taller than rachel wveeiszszz, making him, what 5-10?
Anonymous said on 13/Mar/09
I saw Fiennes in Brick Lane the other day. He looked about 5' 10.5".
Mr. R. said on 20/Feb/09
I just saw The Reader, and it was hard to tell. A lot of his time was spent alone. In Strange Days (one of my favorite films), he wore cowboy boots for the whole film, and he still seemed shorter than Tom Sizemore, who I believe is listed here at 5-11. I think that he is between 5-10 and 5-11. If he were really 5-11, they would list him at six feet! (By the way, as always, he was FANTASTIC in The Reader! He deserved an Oscar Nomination. One of my favorite actors.)
lexi said on 9/Feb/09
He looked exactly 5 inches taller than Winslet in The Reader (great film). 181 cm is more like it.
thespian said on 13/Jan/09
He stands no shorter than 5'11" - as someone's pointed out hes "a shade over 5'11" - 5'11.25" (181 cm) pushing 5'11.5" (182 cm). An updated is needed.
Anonymous said on 18/Sep/08
If Glenn thought this guy was 5' 11", than we assume he's closer to 5' 10".
tom said on 30/Aug/08
rob will you upgrade ralph , look at my picture
said on 26/Aug/08
you can'T have a better prove here Robb, will you upgradeClick Here
said on 26/Aug/08
hey rob, you got to upgrade to at least 181, look at this pic and tell me what you thinkClick Here
Caesar said on 18/Aug/08
I've read 6'1 for this man.
MHouillon said on 23/Feb/08
Yeah. A shade over 5'11. A perfect 181cm (5'11.25")
D said on 15/Dec/07
He looked 6' next to Emily watson (5'8") in Red Dragon, though he was always wearing boots so I'd say 5'10.5"
Victor said on 29/Nov/07
Ralph is 1.82 m
Sandman said on 19/Oct/07
I agree that a lot of people don't know how tall they really are. I am one of them. When I first went into the US Navy at 17 years old, I was measured at 5'8". That was 23 years ago !!!. Since then, I have always said I was 5'8" when asked. I never had it checked again until a few months ago when I stumbled on this site. I got measured, and I was actually a solid 5'10" at mid day. What a surprise.
Marcelo C. said on 5/Oct/07
I think he could be a good 5´10" Bond (British style, from head to feet).
Taylor said on 26/Aug/07
Viper, its not that hard to believe - he just has really really bad height judgement. I suppose its something he never really thought about, so his guess work is crappy as a result.
Anyway, back to how tall Mr. Fiennes is.
Viper said on 22/Aug/07
Your 6-5 boyfriend thought he was 6-1? Thats hard to beleive. So he must have thought everyone was under 6-0 tall and lying by 5 inches as well, lol.
said on 21/Aug/07
A lot of people don't know how tall they are. There is a surprising amount of guessing and assuming. I worked with a girl who swore up and down she was 5'7", and she was at least 2 or 3 inches shorter than me (I am 5'7"). I knew for a fact what my height was because I had been measured the year prior. We measured her, and she's 5'4.5". The same goes for my boyfriend - who had mentioned in passing that he was around 6'1"...which left me almost speechless, because just by the look of him one would guess he is at LEAST 6'4". About a month after that he went to the doctor for a general check up and asked to be measured - and sure enough, he was marked at 6'5".
So I'm guessing that half of you assume your height rather than know it, and considering that these people we're talking about are celebrities and their image is important, they probably have these sort of things checked.
[Editor Rob: lots of celebrities have physicals for their line of work, which should include getting measured...but yeah, some average joe's might never have been measured or actually give a damn about height, so they might guess.]
TNTinCA said on 13/Jul/07
At least 5-11 in my opinion.
Melvin said on 12/Jul/07
He isn't 5ft 8. He has very poor posture because he has played meek/troubled characters for many years. That makes him look average. Fully stretched out Ralph Fiennes is 5ft 10 or little more.
Melissa07 said on 22/Jun/07
I've stood beside Ralph Fiennes several times at various stage doors and he is definitely 5'7 - 5'8 and gorgeous beyond words.
Mr Mayfair said on 10/Apr/07
No way! The Fiennes boys are really not that tall. Rafe was an odd choice for Der Kommandant in Schindler who in real life was at least six foot and around 200lbs. Try 5.9 and 150lbs.
Anonymous said on 7/Dec/06
I think he's half an inch shorter than his brother.
Glenn said on 1/Dec/06
Seemed 5-11 to me.
Andy said on 30/Nov/06
He's always appeared a slim well proportioned 5'9" to me!Such a build easily gives the illusion of more height on screen.I have a friend who could double for him and he's 175cms .
[Editor Rob: There can be some truth to the nearer 5ft 10 that Frank2 was saying, but look at this guy's posture half the time in photos, its not great.]
Viper652 said on 7/Sep/06
Because hes 5-11.
said on 6/Sep/06
How do you explain that ?Click Here
Val said on 27/Aug/06
I siriously doubt the 180 cm height...but hey..You're the pros...im not arguing.
Larry said on 20/Jul/06
Rob - He looked 5'11" in THE RED DRAGON. Frank2? Where isd Frank2? He's not ill or anything is he? Just found out my favorite cousin has Lymphoma! :-( Major bummer.
[Editor Rob: Frank2, unfortunately decided enough was enough and has gone from the site]
Viper652 said on 18/Jul/06
I think 5-11 is correct.
[Editor Rob: you would go against what Frank2 had thought!]
Editor Rob said on 17/Jul/06
In 1997 interview, journalist wrote: "Fiennes said he shed so much weight from his 5-foot-11-inch frame"
john link said on 3/Jun/06
I am not sure if he is this tall. Maybe more in the 5'9"-5'10" range. In GoF, the graveyard scene, he stands next to Jason Isaacs and it looks like Isaacs towers over him. I know Fiennes was not wearing shoes and Isaacs was, but if they are the same height it should not have been that big of a difference.
Editor Rob said on 2/Jun/06
A low Toronto Sun interview estimation: "Ralph Fiennes stands maybe 5-foot-8 - not at all the towering figure he appears to be in the movies"
manicbrit said on 16/May/06
I met Ralph Fiennes in Hay-on-Wye in 1997. I was 5ft 6" at the time, not wearing heels and he was easily 5 inches taller than me. I'd say he was pretty much 5ft 11"- no dispute from me- and I'm really suspicious about the whole celebrity-height-elevation thing.
MHouillon said on 23/Apr/06
He looks unawfully tall next to Jason Isaacs
Frank2 said on 16/Mar/06
He looks awfully short next to Penn.
said on 16/Mar/06
Just as an aside, The Flip Schultz guy, well I asked him his height, he says 6ft 1...I don't think he's that far from it
some where he might look near it:Click Here
- with KnoxvilleClick Here
- with Tim AllenClick Here
- Dennis FarinaClick Here
- Sid CaesarClick Here
- 182cm Heglund
said on 15/Mar/06
Tom Sizemore isn't 5'11". Here's Sizemore at the Oscars: Click Here
Here's Sizemore with a guy who I belive is 5'11": Click Here
The reason I think the guy with Sizemore is 5'11" is demonstrated in the next shot with Penn of Penn and Teller. He looks considerably shorter than 6'5" Penn Gillette: Click Here
Here's Ralph with 6'3" Liam Neeson: Click Here
I've seen Liam in person as well as Fiennes. And please! Don't believe what's written on the IMDb. Most of the heights listed are wrong.
MHouillon said on 12/Mar/06
Ofcourse, Frank2! Ralph is only 5'2", but they use the "frog angle" during filming him...
He's definitely taller than 5'10.5 - 5'11 Tom Sizemore, dammit !
Frank2 said on 8/Mar/06
Ralph is 5'10". Saw him at an awards show.
MHouillon said on 7/Mar/06
Hi, I'm looking "strange days" right now. Ralph Fiennes compared to 5'11" Tom Sizemore is definitely taller. Rob, please correct his height to 182cm.
[Editor Rob: I was going to come back to this guy. He can look from 178-182cm. Yes, he can look a little closer to 6ft, certainly in some films he can look near 182...for the moment I would give him 181]
MHouillon said on 5/Feb/06
Just saw Red Dragon again. In comparison to Edward Norton Ralph Fiennes isn't 5'11 but 5'11.75 (182cm) for sure !
MOF said on 25/Nov/05
He seemed at least an inch smaller than 5'11 Jason Isaacs in Goblet of Fire...
phoenixgal said on 27/Oct/05
hey man! No way!! I saw Ralph in Brand @ The Swan, and he was perfect, yet sooo teeny :). Stood next to me, 5 9 @ best. Who cares?