How tall is Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson's Height

5ft 10 ¾ (179.7 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 11 ¼ (181 cm)
English actor best known to TV audiences for his roles in Blackadder and Mr Bean. In film he appeared in Johnny English, Keeping Mum, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witches and Rat Race.

How tall is Rowan Atkinson
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Average Guess (64 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 11.55in (181.7cm)
Current: 5ft 10.84in (179.9cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Mar/19
Rob, how likely is 6ft out of bed peak?
Editor Rob
Very likely.
Sandy Cowell said on 25/Feb/19
There is no uplifting programme quite like 'Blackadder'! I saw numbers 1-4, except for 'Goodbyee', which upsets me, but I have still to see 'Blackadder Back and Forth' and 'The Cavalier Years'. Then I can always see them again, of course! Best comedy ever, 'tis true!
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Feb/19
😵"See the little goblin
See his little feet
And his little nosy-wose
Isn't the goblin sweet?"

👤👥 "YES!"


When Blackadder starts singing this little rhyme, everyone knows he's been at the ale!

Blackadder II, Episode 5, entitled 'Beer'.
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Feb/19
@ Bobby - I don't honestly think that 'Mr Bean', enjoyable as it is, is the ideal programme for judging Rowan's height at all! His prime aim is to look as daft as possible, and if that means walking about with the lousiest of postures, then so be it!

In the early 80's, Rowan, Pamela Stephenson, Griff Rhys Jones and the late Mel Smith got together to make a comedy show with a difference. Called 'Not The Nine O'Clock News', it was full of avantgarde sketches and interviews, some real and some *iss-takes of celebrity figures of fun. It set Rowan and the three others up for greater things. Pamela, who was actually a doctor, went on to marry Billy Connolly, whilst Mel stuck to acting and Griff explored subjects of interest, still making programmes about them to this day.

Rowan's ideal programme for which to judge his height is Blackadders II, III and IV. With the exception of Tony Robinson, 'Blackadder' boasts a very tall cast, and never does he look out of place.

Rowan took to the London stage as 'Fagin', which must have been a visual treat. I would love to have seen that particular offering of 'Oliver', but you never know - one day it might be available to buy on DVD.

Rowan is now making a series as French supersleuth, Maigret, which I have yet to explore.

Yes, I don't doubt that Rowan's peak was just below 6ft and these days, he's an inch less.

Cheers to you Bobby! 😁
Bobby said on 23/Jan/19
I never would have thought he was this tall. He never struck me as a particularly tall looking guy when I saw him as Mr. Bean, which FYI, was super boring. In the picture, I can see a solid 5'11 though.
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Aug/18
This acting legend has to have peaked at just under the 6ft mark.

What a wonderful person he is and to have been the star of the number one comedy series of all time, for his 'Blackadder', and shown himself to have a serious acting side to boot, I really feel this guy is special.

5ft10.75 now; 5ft11.75 peak.
Dream(5'9.5 said on 8/Jul/18
Who would you give the 'slight' edge to, Ian Mckellen or Roawn Atkinson?
Editor Rob
Hard to pick as both could arguably have looked near 5ft 11.5 at times.
MAD SAM said on 3/Jul/18
Peak height of 181.5 cm seems accurate at 5’11.5”, right now he’s still at 180 cm man at 5’11”
Nik said on 15/May/18
Great actor, convincing listing!
haxxx said on 11/May/18
Think he might have been closer to 6 foot in his prime, 182 cm. Mr Bean always looked tall throughout his career. 2 inches above average.
FE said on 23/Apr/18
@Editor Rob,

I think Rowan deserves a Sparing Upgrade…
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He doesn’t look over 1-2cm shorter than Malkovich and Malkovich was only 49 at the time.

Rob, maybe give Him a Strong 181cm Upgrade?
Editor Rob
Last time I checked out blackadder, I still felt somewhere in 181 seemed plausible.
Myself said on 20/Apr/18
Rob, what would you guess his armspan?
Do you think this comment is true?
"johnny said on 23/Mar/08
i used to go to school with him and im 6'0.25 and he's exactly .75 inch shorter than me. i measured him.. and he has a 6'5 wingspan thats why he looks taller"
Editor Rob
It sounds a bit far-fetched, but I can believe his armspan is a few inches longer than his height for sure.
FE said on 2/Apr/18
@Editor Rob,

Why Not give him 5'11 3/8" peak?

It still is in the 181 range tho, he did look between 5'11.25"-11.5" in his prime and No one is arguing under 181 for him.
Today he still doesn't look much under 5'11", so maybe 5'10 7/8" is his current height today.
I think the chap deserves a slight upgrade, I see no reason why he shouldn't?

Do you agree Rob?
Editor Rob
I think the 3/8ths and 5/8ths have to be used sparingly.
Gracian said on 23/Mar/18
Good job with giving him the current height Rob! But I agree that the peak height should be 5'11.5" look, with Alan Rickman: Click Here
With Sean Connery: Click Here
Besides, I think that the Rowan needs a category, please Rob give the categories of comedians.
James said on 8/Jan/18
Perfect peak listing. Good job Rob, so analytical and precise as usual.
Adijos said on 6/Jan/18
Happy birthday for Rowan! I'm glad Rob that you added him the current height and I agree that 6 feet would be a bit too high for him as the peak height, but I still think that you should raise his peak height to 5'11.5"!
James said on 26/Dec/17
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Mr. Bean is 5' 10" Rob. He has never been over 5' 11", time to downgrade.
Editor Rob: at age 62 I think some height loss is likely.
GARY said on 26/Dec/17
Peak he was likely near 6ft looked it in mr bean, a 181- 182cm range guy with his proportians can pull off looking taller I have seen him guessed 6ft1, I think 5ft11.5 is a solid height for sure in generL, 180cm is decent a legit 5ft11, Nowadays he is probably around the 180cm mark
Terry Salter said on 19/Dec/17
5'11
Adijos said on 9/Dec/17
Rob, could you give him a peak height 5'11.5" (181.6 cm) and a current height of 5'11" (180.3 cm)? I think it would be fair to him.
Editor Rob: on Blackadder he could seem anywhere from 5ft 11 to 5ft 11.5
Slim 185 said on 18/Nov/17
I’ve got a feeling he was taller than this during physical prime.
Jann said on 14/Oct/17
6'0"
Richardspain said on 8/Oct/17
178 cm is low for him.

He is atleast 180cm nowadays.

Young was nearly 183/ 6 ft.
Slim said on 28/Sep/17
5'11.5 in glory days.

181 neighbourhood.

Unlike Jensen and chris Evans, this guy doesn't wear lifts or busts guts, he's very happy with his stature. Likewise being under 6' he looks tall.
Slim said on 11/Sep/17
Looks tall as, I've heard this guy gets guesses from 6'+, it just goes to show that 5'11.5" is still a decent height.

@rob, can we give him a 5'11.5" listing? He'd edge cumberbatch in his prime.
Peter181cm said on 10/Sep/17
He is a legit 1.81m or 5'11.25
Hansen said on 8/Sep/17
182
Junior said on 23/Aug/17
Mr Bean maybe 5'11.5 peak and 11.25" now.
sumdude said on 3/Aug/17
I personally think somewhere between 178-181 is Rowans current height. Rowan has very bad posture in almost every photo I've seen him in, same with movies. There are a few interesting photos of Rowan together with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. Fry towers them both easily when standing straight and on even ground. Hugh Laurie hovers over Rowan by atleast 8-10 cm, this is very noticable in blackadder.
RichardSpain said on 12/Jul/17
181 cm in peak is very credible to him but not more.

Nowadays 179/180cm
Eric said on 22/Jun/17
I'm 5 ft 10 in (178 cm), I think Rowan's height is little taller than me, his height is 5 ft 10.75 in (179 cm)
Man In BLack said on 2/Jun/17
I walked right passed him in the street about ten years ago. I'm 5'10" and Atkinson seemed to be in my range, but agree about the slouching. He was slouching, quite badly. Trying not to be recognised.
Sandy Cowell said on 30/May/17
...and here we have a fine figure of a man, with a darn good English accent!
World Citizen said on 28/May/17
Hey Rob do you know how tall Max Baldry is? On IMDB he is listed as 5 ft 10 3/4 but I'm doubting that because he looked very short for a 11 year old boy in Mr. Bean's Holiday.
Editor Rob: I couldn't tell you anything about him today unfortunately.

well, apart from he's not listed at his agency at 5ft 10.75...but 5ft 10 flat.
berta said on 20/May/17
he have pretty bad posture. i actually think he can be closer to 182 peak
6'1.5 said on 22/Apr/17
Has he ever claimed a height rob
Because I don't understand why Google has him as 5'11 but has other guys the same listed height as 6'
Editor Rob: not sure what's on his 80's cv, I think 181 range is still a good shout for him...but today he may well be down a fraction.
Adijos said on 12/Apr/17
Rob, maybe Rowan Atkinson, peak is 5'11.75" (182 cm)?
RichardSpain said on 4/Apr/17
Today ,his looks is 181 or 182cm no less.

In the movie "Never Say Never Again" he has a short paper together Connery and Connery maybe 188cm in this film and Connery no more tall than Rowan, maybe 5cm or 6 cm , for this reason in my opinion Rowan is 182cm today and maybe 183cm in peak.
Adijos said on 19/Mar/17
I think Rowan Atkinson height is 5'11.75" in solid 182 cm tall!
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 15/Mar/17
His body frame and overall proportions makes him seem taller than he really is. I always thought that he was at least 6ft2 before I was into heights.
6'1.5 said on 15/Mar/17
Why is Google honest about his height and not the other guys this height
Peter said on 14/Mar/17
He looks tall... ;-)
Because He Is Very Slim !
I Think He Is 5ft 11.50in (182cm)
josh jeffords said on 7/Mar/17
Yeah I agree with listing a lanky kinda tall man just not in a big way more over average with rather poor posture.
Hilarious comedian having a few styles also great voice acting and mime like slapstick.
Actually he seemed even taller in rat race but most of them are short but averaging out hes as strong 5 11.
komal said on 16/Jan/17
mr bean ' s height it's about 181.6 cm i think
Flyin said on 24/Dec/16
Stephen fry didn't tower over him and Hugh Lawrie was closer than expected. Don't think he was ever 6ft but certainly a near miss at 182cm.
Csimpson 6ft said on 16/Dec/16
Rob what would you say for rowans peak height? 5ft 11.5?
Editor Rob: Connor, at times in the 80's he certainly could give an illusion of being 182 range.
Giorgi said on 13/Dec/16
He usually looks pretty tall because he is so skinny.
Aza said on 25/Nov/16
This is a good listing.......best episode in blak adder 1 is where he is wearing his most resplendent garments.......Trojan hat...... Italian boots........ And Black Russian codpiece......oooooerr!
Peter 179cm said on 25/Nov/16
An excellent actor indeed,although i vaguely remember him anywhere else than the Johnny English movies and ofcourse as Bean.As for his height, i would guess about 180cm now and possibly closer to 181 in his peak.That Mcinnerny guy looks taller than Rowan by 1-2cm in a pic and Rob has given him 181cm as well(which is one of the few 181's i agree with in here).Maybe a flat 5'11 or possibly even 5'10.75 is likely now,Rob?
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Nov/16
@ Mark - Hi! I'll happily go along with that! He is described in one of the 'BlackadderII' episodes (Head, I think!) as TALL! So 6ft qualifies, I think, and sounds good for Rowan in his earlier days!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Oct/16
Rob, how likely is 6ft peak?
Editor Rob: wouldn't go that high for him.
Mark said on 14/Oct/16
@Sandy Cowell I'd happily give this guy the full 6'0" mark for a peak height. That's saying something because he doesn't look under 5'11" with young Sean Connery and young Hugh Laurie and could be a full 6'0" when standing straight.

A lot of the guys here are 181 or 182, yet they never hit the full 6'0" mark. Rowan Atkinson is an exception for this.
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Oct/16
Daft as a brush in the nicest possible way in Mr Bean and sly, cunning and even attractive in Blackadder! I love his creations! It isn't too difficult to guess his height as somewhere between 5ft11 and 6ft if you know that Tony Robinson's Baldrick is 5ft4, which I know he is. Then you have 6ft4.5 Stephen Fry, another Blackadder actor, to compare him to, so it comes as no surprise to me to have it confirmed that he just tops 5ft11!
Mark said on 9/Oct/16
In his peak, I would happily give Rowan a full 6'0" in the morning.
Mark said on 15/Sep/16
This is the only 5'11.25" person who looks taller than listed.

Rob, is it possible that Atkinson could reach a full 6'0" in his peak out of bed?
Tony Stork said on 1/Sep/16
@Editor Rob,

Could u update his page with more film titles and at least a good picture. As for his height, he did pretty well in 20 odd years he hasn't lost much peak because seeing him in Johnny English 2, 5yrs back he still looked around 181 and in 2016, he still looks the listed height!
Mark said on 30/Jul/16
I take it back, Sean Connery does have at least two inches or more over Rowan. However, I don't doubt 183 in the morning at his peak for Rowan because he isn't completely towered by young Sean Connery (who would be 6'2" to 6'2 1/2")
richie said on 17/Jul/16
5'11" is accurate, Hugh Laurie had 3 inches on him and Laurie is a strong 6'2"
Mark said on 16/Jul/16
I might think Rowan was possibly 183 in his prime, considering i only see barely two inches between young Sean Connery and Huge Laurie.

Now 5'9"?! Lol! This man holds well with 6'2" people and above. A 5'9" person won't be able to do so. Besides, Rowan has always looked taller than 5'11" flat and could reach 183 6'0" in the morning? As 6'0" in his peak, I totally believe it.
Mark said on 13/Jul/16
Rob do you think Rowan Atkinson was 183-184 in his prime? He's barely a inch shorter than young Sean Connery.

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Editor Rob: wasn't he shorter than McInnerny on Blackadder...Tim isn't even 6ft these days himself.
Mark said on 13/Jul/16
I thought he looked taller that this. Anything superly under 5'11" would be ridiculous!
Dude said on 31/Mar/16
He looks like a 6'5 guy on camera, he has a frame that exaggerates his height by a ton
Jack said on 20/Mar/16
I'm surprised by this. I thought he looked around 184-85 when standing next to Connery in Never Say Never Again.
Brian said on 26/Nov/15
I always thought he was 6'2 for some reason. 5'11, he's an inch and a half taller than me
Big C said on 19/Nov/15
What about as mr bean Rob? 5ft 11.75 or 6ft? (in shoes)
Editor Rob: a bit over 6ft in shoes
Big C said on 18/Nov/15
Rob take a look at this Click Here the card says his height is 5ft 11.5, so 5ft 11.5 as in 181 or 182? I think rowan is an 181cm guy myself, 182 is a bit of a stretch right?
Editor Rob: somewhere in 181 range I think is likely
Fer said on 7/Mar/15
182 barefoot
Connor 183cm said on 28/Jun/14
@Seahawksfan 187-188 CM yeah 6ft as mr bean, 182.9-183cm in shoes,181cm barefeet. He did look tall in the Mr Bean episodes and in the films.
sandy said on 1/Jun/14
5ft 11.25in
avi said on 3/May/14
No he is not 5'9. One could argue 5'10.75 but 5'11-5'11.25 is fair. Hugh Laurie had about 3 inches on him.
nick kanellakis said on 29/Jan/14
no way roy Atkinson is 5'11 180 cm I feel like laughing I seen him barfoot hes 5'9 and with shoes 5'9 1/2 about 5'10 exately 5'11 no way I my self is 5'11 and a half with shoes and is 178 1/2 barefoot.
avi said on 10/Jan/14
@Rob
I watched a few Black Adder episodes and next to Robbie Coltrane in a black adder the 3rd he appeared tallish . Coltrane struggled to have an inch on Rowan. Is a weak 5'11.5 possible for him and 6'0.5 for Coltrane? Hugh Laurie had a good 3 inches on Rowan so yes probably a strong 6'2 and Fry 6'4.25 does this seem reasonable?
[Editor Rob: been so long since I watched it...I think he could look 181-2 range at times]
lelman said on 2/Jan/14
I would guess John Malkovich was still about 6'0", perhaps 5'11.5", in 2003 when Johnny Engish came out - Rowan looked a tad shorter than him in that. 5'11"-5'11.5" is fine for him.
Connor 184cm said on 18/Nov/13
Rob do you think almost 182cm is possible for rowan?
[Editor Rob: not as convinced]
Connor 184cm said on 16/Nov/13
No way hes 5ft 9 nick he looked 6ft as Mr bean like in Bean and Mr beans holiday along with the mr bean episode series, he probably would clear the 183cm mark in shoes, 181cm barefeet is bang on nonethless hes definetly above average height and heading into the tall range, rob could rowan be the same height as Dmeyer or maybe a little taller and close to 182cm?
Yves said on 14/Oct/13
There is a chance he was before between 6'0 to 5'11, and he still now.
nick kanellakis said on 5/Sep/13
I think hes a good 5ft 9 I don't think hes 5ft10 hes 5"9.25 looks like it a lot when standing straight. I may self is 180 cm with shoes and without shoes im 177 cm
Craig 177 said on 8/Jul/13
5' 10.75" (180 cm) next to Prince Charles.
Connor 183cm said on 1/Feb/13
Rob do you think mr bean aka rowan atkinson can look 6ft in the shoes he wears? they look like don elevators or some other dress shoes.
[Editor Rob: I think they're just normal shoes, he can look definitely 6ft in shoes]
Connor 183cm said on 6/Jan/13
I thought rowan looked near 6ft as mr bean like 182cm looks 181cm barefoot rob do you think he looked 5ft 11.75 as bean? his shoes looked like dons elevators or some other kind of dress shoes that give like a cm he probably would measure that range with them on.
Anonamous said on 20/Dec/12
If he stops sloaching he might have been 6ft
Tom said on 18/Nov/12
Why in the morning? reply to BigT.
BigT said on 26/Jul/12
5'10" is a bit harsh, clarely over 180 cm. Might reach a full 6ft in the morning.
jake, 1.82 m/ 1.83 m said on 13/Jan/12
Yeah, he could be 182 cm.
Steevn said on 9/Jan/12
I primarily know and love Rowan as Blackadder, not Mr Bean, and I'd say his height depends alot on his posture and body language which he changes alot depending on the character he plays. Mr Bean (or Season 1 Blackadder) has an insecure posture but in Season 2-4 of Blackadder his posture is perfect and he looks only a couple of inches shorter than Hugh Laurie (6ft2in) and isn't even dwarfed by Stephen Fry who was probably 6ft5in at the time. My guess was always 5-11 to 6 feet.
Sasha said on 26/Dec/11
I am surprised! Rowan seemed to me clumsy and shortish. His roles are like Rob Schneider's ones. I wouldn't give more than 5'9" for him. But I didn't compare him with other actors, so it was only a visual impression. :)
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 17/Dec/11
5'10 barefoot MAX.
Cory said on 8/Dec/11
I had assumed as a british comic that he was like 6'4" min. Wrong my a bit.
Godred said on 7/Dec/11
5`10, 5`11 in shoes.
jasperwazap said on 30/Nov/11
sometimes 5'11.25''-5'11.5'' guys can look shorter with certain suits they may be wearing causes the shoulders to appear low and takes away from their actual height. so they start off looking 5'11'' and then start looking 5'9'' or 5'10''. btw and i mean this about guys who are skinny not fat. even though skinny guys are supposed to have a taller presence then "not skinny" guys.
Wally said on 22/Nov/11
Mr bean is about 5'10'' to 5'11'' max, no more no less than that.
Larc 6 ft 1.75 in said on 26/Oct/11
Can easily look 6'0 on screen, he's at least 5'11.25.
joe said on 19/Oct/11
no way! must be taller!
Danimal said on 12/Oct/11
WAS around 6'0" in the 1980's/1990's.
carnegie said on 8/Oct/11
wow thought this guy was 5ft 9
Dean 5ft 9.25 said on 10/Sep/11
Watching Johnny English and didnt know his height. I said in my head I said above average tallish 5'10-5'11. I would buy 181cm though without doubt. I pegged him 179-180 but 180-181 is definetly fair enough for "Bean".
Penniwhistle said on 20/Aug/11
I live in the same town as Rowan, see him every so often. I measured in at 6'1" at the doctor's office, and Rowan is only just below me. 5'11" - 5'11.5" sounds right to me.
Maximus Meridius said on 8/Aug/11
He is defiantly 5ft 11in he is exactly 1 inch taller than 5ft 10in richard biers.
5'8.76785 said on 5/Aug/11
I think this listing is spot on, he has long skinny legs, so he can pull off looking rather tallish.
5'8.76784 said on 5/Aug/11
I think this listing is spot on, he has long skinny legs, so he can pull off looking rather tsallish.
Leo said on 20/Jul/11
Mr. Bean is 5'10'' to 5'11'' max.
ddt555 said on 5/Jul/11
He always looks like 6`1 in his suit on Mr.Bean, he also has a great posture.
5`11 seems right.
Lenad is sexy said on 13/May/11
I dont think hes under 5ft11 and I think this listing is pretty accurate. But th 6ft1 claims are bunk
Steve said on 16/Mar/11
Met him in 1991, I'm 5'9" and he was only fractionally taller, I'd say 5'10" tops...
Carl said on 31/Jan/11
I think he is 5'11
somebody new said on 26/Jan/11
he can pull off looking 6'1 sometimes. Cant be really under 5-11
Anonymous said on 24/Jan/11
I had him pegged as 5'10
somebody new said on 17/Jan/11
he looks tallish, yes. Must be at least 5-11
maty b. said on 18/Dec/10
idk he seems like a SOLID 5-10 to me??
Fred said on 23/Jun/09
182 cm maximum
Hugh 190cm said on 1/May/09
182-183cm peak maybe.
Doug said on 28/Apr/09
He was around 3 inches shorter than Sean Connery.
Doug said on 28/Apr/09
Looks no more than 5'11".
MJ said on 9/Apr/09
I think he's 5' 11". He looked a good six inches shorter than Stephen Fry (6' 5").
Lenad said on 27/Dec/08
Anjelica Huston was wearing 2-3inch heels and they looked the same height. I'm starting to think a solid 181cm if not a little more.
Lenad said on 20/Oct/08
Okay I admit it, sometimes he looks tallish no less than 5'11.
Lenad said on 11/Sep/08
Never thought he was anywere near 6'1. Thought he was only 5'11, not more.
Dave said on 14/Aug/08
In the film the witches 1990, he stands next to Annjelica Houston who is listed as 5'10 and she was wearing good size heels and they were about the same height.
yoney said on 7/Aug/08
I've always thought he was about 180 cm.
Gil said on 30/Jul/08
It is about time that you use centimetres instead of
Daii said on 26/Jul/08
i would say he is 5'10.75 or 5'11 on the dot

from johnny english he looked not much under 6 foot, but an inch can make a lot of difference.
Lego said on 10/Jul/08
is 5'11.25 = 181cm and 5'11.0 = 180cm? im a bit confused about the feets thing

anyway he looks closer to 178-179cm than a proper 180 or more.

he's my fave comedian.
Anonymous said on 15/Jun/08
"Never Say Never Again (1983)" was on cable yesterday night and Atkinson was playing a bumbling "Nigel", James Bond's contact. Standing next to Sean Connery's 6'2" he did easily look 5'10" maybe 5'10.5" at the most.
johnny said on 23/Mar/08
i used to go to school with him and im 6'0.25 and he's exactly .75 inch shorter than me. i measured him.. and he has a 6'5 wingspan thats why he looks taller
Anonymous said on 25/Jan/08
Here is a picuture of Atkinson, Fry, Mcinnery and Laurie. Judge for yourselves.. Click Here
Reznik said on 6/Jan/08
Here's Rowan Atkinson with Nathan Buckley from the Australian Football League. Nathan is 6'1.25. Rowan looks about 5'10.5 to 5'11
Darnaldavid said on 30/Dec/07
Whether Rowan is 5-10 or 5-11,is not that important,but I have just watched the 1997 film Bean,where he is at least 1" taller than Burt Reynolds who wears the funny shoes,which makes Burt around 5-8 qabsolute maximum
Anonymous said on 23/Nov/07
That is complete trash. I met this actor on the set of Mr. Beans Holiday and he is much shorter than what Rob and other contributors are claiming - and the thing with him being 191 is excruciatingly daft. Anyone who knows anything about the movie industry will immediately tell you that the agencies do not bother giving biological heights, but a commercial estimate of what the actor is capable of looking, perhaps with the help of lifts or whatever, which enable directors and casters consider them as possibilities when casting. Atkinson can be made to look a maximum of 183, which is 6 foot, but his real, biological height is much less. From the 2007 set where I was present, I would say he is a maximum of 5 ft 10. For those who have not had the same experience I have and disagree, Hugh Laurie is 6 ft 2 and anyone who watches Blackadder can see that Rowan is a lot more than 2 inches shorter.
Juraj said on 28/Oct/07
I'd give him a good 6' at least. Some people at this height may look short, but Rowan can't be just the same height as Brad Pitt, given that this guy is 5'11.
thekiddd said on 8/Aug/07
Um, On that pic of Malkovich and Atkinson, Atkinson is clearly standing in front of him soo yeah. 5'11 1/4" sounds right. He did look short in Mr. Bean but that's probably because he hunched down soo much.
Mr.Venable said on 12/Jul/07
I don't think Ro can be anything under 6' . In Blackadder episode "Ink and Incapability" he and 6'1 Robbie Coltrane were definitely similar heights . Also in the Thin Blue Line he's taller by at least a good pair of inches of actors who are in the 5'10 mark like Mark Addy and Rudolph Walker . He was definitely the tallest lead in that show . I also remember him being noticeably taller than Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson in Blackadder episode "Private Plane".
ras said on 3/Jul/07
I dunno why people are taking some of his height down. What's the problem with him being 6'0? I saw him in "Never say never again" next to Sean Connery (he was still young and don't think he shrunk at all by that time) and they looked very similar in height. Maybe not 6'0 but maybe 5'11.75. Dunno why Rob gives him 5'11.25.
Sky said on 12/May/07
Look (Click Here). John Malkovich is 6',so i think Atkinson is 6' too. I saw all part of Blackadder and of The Thin Blue Line, and i can say he isn't a short guy.
hugh said on 3/May/07
they have himm listed at 6'0 and 6'1 he is like 5'11 at the most
Franco said on 29/Apr/07
He is 5'10 max

picture from his latest movie barefoot, total body in view.

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Franco said on 29/Apr/07
wow, i never thought he would be in the 5'11, looks more 5'9!!

maybe because of the funny posture in MR.BEAN.

hmmmm, i think he is 5'10
AA said on 22/Apr/07
He looks 6'0" in shoes, so I guess he's about 5'11"-5'11.5".
gt said on 17/Apr/07
i reckon he's about 5'11.5 he doesn't look 6'1 like he is listed in mr.bean he always wears his trousers up to his belly button.
S.J said on 26/Dec/06
in the movie Keeping mum they mention to his Daughter (in movie) your quite tall,so is your father
Jon said on 5/Jul/06
Hi ,just saying again. My mate who was in the film Johnny English(one of the gun wielding guards who touches Rowan on the shoulder,not sure exactly where in the film) is 5'8" and looking at it again, Rowan is no taller, which seems strange as in general he does appear to be quite tall. He even has a picture with him and Rowan seems no taller, which would make him as short as 5'8"? Sounds wierd for him to be that short, but he really was no taller, so he definatley can't be 5ft11.5
Horatio said on 25/May/06
The actor who played Percy is officially 6'1": Click Here

And IMDB heights tend to be on the generous side, even for tall chaps. If he is 6'1", he had 2 inches on Black Adder, which would make Atkinson 5'11" tops.

[Editor Rob: There's nothing official about imdb if they aren't declaring anything about a height source ;-) The height from an actor's mouth, pen or resume can be classed as 'official', but of course those can be wrong half the time anyway. Percy is 'officially' 6ft, Atkinson is 'officially' 6ft...but they both weren't same height. In this case, he could be near 6ft 1 indeed!
Horatio said on 25/May/06
My guess is 5'10-5'11". He's a little bit above average height. But a lot of the other actors on the Black Adder series were taller than him. He came up to about Hugh Laurie's eyes in Black Adder III, so that would make him 4 inches shorter. And his posture was quite excellent in that series.
MaxB said on 27/Nov/05
In James Bond "Never Say Never Again" he was an 1" 1/2 - 2" shorter than Sean Connery - so about 6 ft seems right.
CelebHeights Editor said on 10/Oct/05
His Agency gives him as being 183cm and 70kg.
Qwerty said on 15/Sep/05
No-way he is taller than that!! I'd say 6ft-1 atleast.
Steven said on 14/Jun/05
I think his height is correct, Tony Robinson by the way looks around 5-4/5-5.
Bill said on 23/May/05
He does have bad posture though and Tony Robbinson looks under 5-6
jon said on 29/Apr/05
no way mate, my friend was a stuntman in that film and hes 5ft 8 1/2 and rowan was like only an inch or two taller! he was one of the police squad people. that wouldnt make him 6ft!!
CelebHeights Editor said on 15/Mar/05
Lol, the guy responsible for creating the Johnny English extra materials must have been smoking a joint. Rowan Atkinson looked 182cm in Blackadder beside Hugh Laurie 189cm and Stephen Fry who towers over him at 194-195cm. Ok, he's taller than Tony RObinson (baldrick)...but then in person Tony is 5ft 6.
asp said on 15/Mar/05
In the movie "Johnny English" they say on the biography on the extra materials that he is 191 cm... Not 182cm!

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