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, Never Say Never Again, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witches and Rat Race.

How tall is Rowan Atkinson
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Average Guess (139 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 11.56in (181.8cm)
Current: 5ft 10.87in (180cm)
5'11james said on 4/Sep/23
5'11 3/4 peak
5'10 7/8 now
Gerald S said on 4/Sep/23
Ron Moody really could have been in that 5’10”- 5’10.5” zone.
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Sep/23
Hey Gerald! That’s an excellent idea! Let’s hope Rob agrees with us! 😊👌🏼
Gerald S said on 2/Sep/23
Dear Rob and Sandy, what a coincidence, after Joseph Wiseman, Ron Moody was next on my request list! I second a page for Moody, Rob!

I recall Moody got a 5'11.5" spotlight listing, but was barely over 5'10" in reality. I give him 5'10.25" peak, he could look over the 5'10" mark when standing straight.
Sandy Cowell said on 2/Sep/23
I was looking at pictures of Rowan dressed up as Fagin in the West End production of Oliver! having watched the 196& version numerous times before my stay in hospital, and quite a few times since I came home. We did it at school, so I know all the lyrics.

I had workmen in recently and a lady supervisor. The guys were hugely tall and the lady about 5ft8. Her name is Maddy and when they left, Maddy asked me if I’d be watching another Quentin Tarantino film and I said that I’d be watching Oliver! She told me that her brother is in the new version and I said, “You mean the one with Rowan Atkinson?” and she said, “Yes.”

Shortly afterwards, I tried to find some clips online but I only found pictures, but they’re FANTASTIC! I love Ron Moody’s take on Fagin. He lived to over 90, and fathered 6 kids. His dancing is amazing. He was 44 when Oliver! was made and danced like a youngster.

I looked for his height and found 5ft8 and 5ft10. He looked tall next to the boys being as he was very lean, not unlike Rowan. I’d be grateful, Rob, if you could give the late Ron Moody a page. Cheers! 😆
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Jun/23
Shakespeare did it, Lewis Carroll did it, so why shouldn’t the number one British comedy of all time add words to the Oxford dictionary? 🤷‍♀️

Described as ‘tall’ in a few episodes, and certainly looked tall to me, I’m giving Rowan 5ft11.5 for his peak and 5ft11 for today’s height.
Sandy Cowell said on 2/Jun/23
Naaaah - that’s AMAZING! I’ve just found on the internet a section which explains the Addery words used by Edmund and friends and their meanings! Back later with my guesses!

Vmoe said on 18/Mar/23
Easy 5'11
berta said on 27/Jan/23
did look about 182 peak. today looking more like 180 cm flat. could he still measure 181? i think its possivble.
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Jan/23
🎁🎂🎈 Happy Birthday Rowan! 🎈🎂🎁

A Very Happy 68th Birthday to the great comedy actor, Rowan Atkinson.

5ft11.75 peak and 5ft10.75 today. XXXX

jokey said on 16/Sep/22
sometimes he looks 181-182cm, but next to 188cm sean connery he looks 7cm shorter than him.

Solid 181cm peak, no less than that.
Sandy C said on 4/Aug/22
I’ve been listening to some commentary on Blackadder the Third, with Rowan, Ben and Richard all partaking.

What a refreshing change to hear people speaking PROPERLY! All educated guys, it shows throughout the series.

The historical comedy has been voted the number one sitcom of all time. You can learn from it too.

I watched the scene in which Robbie Coltrane presents the Prince Regent with his dictionary. He didn’t exactly tower over Rowan, so I think Rowan’s peak height was no less than 5ft11.5 when one compares him to Mr Coltrane, whose peak height was 6ft1.
Sinclair said on 29/Jul/22
Atkinson gave a weak 5’11” impression in Man Vs Bee.
itc said on 19/Jun/22
How tall is the guy next to Atkinson here, in your opinion @Rob? Click Here
Editor Rob
if I saw footage I might have a different opinion, but I'd have guessed there could be 2 inches.
Abdul-DK said on 16/Jun/22
5’10.87 today.
Abdul177cm said on 8/Jun/22
I always thought he was 6’0.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/May/22
Rowan’s lean physique led me to believe he was 6ft, but his slenderness didn’t sap his energy. He can be seen in a clip from ‘Not The Nine O’Clock News’ dancing with a girl on his shoulders. The late Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones do likewise, but they had stronger builds. especially Mel.

Peak - 5ft11.75 and today - 5ft11.
Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 26/Apr/22
He was a bit shorter than Freddie Prinze Jr. in the movie they worked with each other in.
Sinclair said on 21/Apr/22
Atkinson was once an exceptionally strong 5’11”. Alas, today, it’s most likely a different story.
Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 31/Mar/22
He was taller than Michael Jackson:

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Celebheights 6'1.5" said on 31/Mar/22
Rowan Atkinson appeared tallish in Mr. Bean, and he held up well against a younger Sean Connery. I believe that Mr. Bean was 5’11 1/2” in his peak, and I’m sure that he nudged six feet out of bed.
VitoCheng said on 16/Feb/22
Now Peak: 5ft 11.75-6’0”
Sinclair said on 12/Feb/22
Atkinson still cut a solid 5’11” figure as Maigret, like Michael Gambon did. I bet they were both 5’11.25” when they played Maigret.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Jan/22
🎂🎁🎊🎈 Happy Birthday Rowan! 🎈🎊🎁🎂

Wishing the great Rowan Atkinson a very happy 67th Birthday today. 🐍

5ft11.75 peak; 5ft11 today.

MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 21/Nov/21
He looks a solid 5'11 in Mr Bean. 5'11.25 maybe 5'11.5 peak.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 5/Nov/21
There's a tiny little white puppy on 'Our New Puppy' - called BEAN! Mr Bean actor, Rowan, can never be described as tiny, he's more on the tall side, and he looks even taller due to his lean physique.

This great all-round actor gets 5ft11.75 for his peak and 5ft11 for today's height. 💕😁
berta said on 2/Nov/21
also must say i just saw the clip of him with sean connery. I have always thoguht connery to be the most legit 6´2 guy on this site ( after ryan reynolds) but beside Rowan he did look about 187 and that is Rowan is 182. Strange. COuld COnnery have been only 187,5 ish?
Toby Barrett said on 19/Oct/21
He Is Very Thin So He Could Look Taller So My Guess For Peak Is Just Under 6'0 and 5'10 now
Editor Rob
He was pretty close to Jonathan Pryce back in a comic relief sketch 20 + years ago.
Leighton Tang said on 17/Aug/21
Who would you say is taller between him in his peak and Eddie Redmayne
Editor Rob
At the moment I couldn't pick...but I suppose both could be argued as tall as 5ft 11.5
Ethan Wolf said on 7/Jun/21
That's weird, he was always 6'0" in my brain, but I'll take his word for it.
Roby Italy said on 3/May/21
Ehy Rob, what do you think of Rowan weight in his prime (90's) when he was young?
Editor Rob
160's maybe
The5'11Dude said on 17/Feb/21
Currently watching Mr Bean, strong 5'11 looks about right.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Feb/21
Come to think of it, my Dad sketched a good impression of Whistler's Mum's new face too!

I used to draw it on my envelopes when I wrote letters - as well as a variety of my own cartoons with captions coming out of their mouths. My Jim, who received his fair share of these decorated envelopes, said that the postman used to enjoy reading them...

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Feb/21
Oh, brilliant! ITV2 are showing 'Mr Bean - The Movie' this afternoon! It brings back so many happy memories, and I sent a copy to my Dad, and used to draw him the funny face Rowan draws on the invaluable painting 'Whistler's Mother' after sneezing all over it and destroying it with an ink-stained handkerchief!


5ft11 today and 6ft peak.
RJT said on 25/Jan/21
Height aside, was/is he considered funny in the UK?

In my Country, he was very popular during my childhood years early-mid 2000s.
Editor Rob
in the UK he is highly regarded and I do find him funny.
Genau said on 14/Jan/21
5ft11.5 peak 5ft10.75 now
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Jan/21
🎂🎈🎊🎁 Happy 6️⃣6️⃣th Birthday 🎁🎊🎈🎂

A Very Happy Birthday to Rowan Atkinson, who turns 6️⃣6️⃣ today! 👌😉

Peak height: 6ft and an inch less now.
XXX 😁👍💝🍻

Mike Sui said on 23/Dec/20
yep he's actually quite tall, i met with him, 6'0 prime, strong 5'11 now.
Alfie_7 said on 15/Dec/20
In The Witches (1990), he was stood right next to Anjelica Huston, who I'd argue was a good 5'10, possibly even 5'11 at her peak, and he looked anywhere from 0.5 - 1.5 inch taller, suggesting a peak height of about 5'11 - 6'0.5 for Rowan, although hes likely closer to 5'11, likely 5'11.5
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Dec/20
Rowan still looks tall in the above picture.

5ft11.75 peak
5ft11 now 🐍😀👍🎄🐍
Zzz186 said on 13/Nov/20
Hey @rob, good listing I think here and would say both are accurate after watching one of the johnny English films.... quite funny actually.... but also find that he’s not that far off of Connery in NSNA scene at 1min onwards .. Click Here. ...what you you think of it
Editor Rob
with Connery you could argue he looked 5ft 11.5.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Nov/20
@ Almost 180cm guy - Oh, yes! Your first picture is from 'Blackadder Back and Forth' - a brilliant little 'extra' Blackadder, not unlike 'Blackadder's Christmas Carol'. I have them all on DVD, and never grow tired of them.

There was an episode from Blackadder II called 'Head', in which Edmund Blackadder is referred to as TALL. The lady who is fighting for her husband's life describes her husband as tall - considerably taller than Blackadder, but I think that Rowan Atkinson was a tall, lanky, very agile actor in his 'Not The Nine O'clock News', 'Blackadder' and 'Mr Bean' days. Anything 5ft11+, is tall, and a quarter of an inch lower doesn't make a whole world of difference.

I absolutely LOVE this guy, and I'm going for 5ft11.75,- though taller in the earlier part of his day - for his peak and 5ft11 for today.

Great to see you writing on Rowan's page, Almost 180cm guy! 😁👍
JD1996 said on 9/Nov/20
Strong 5’11”
Slim 6'1" said on 25/Oct/20
Classic strong 5’11”
Slim 6'1" said on 9/Oct/20
181.5 when young
179 today
heightmaniac said on 26/Sep/20
I think he was legit 181.5 during his peak, now he's 180.
Almost 180cm guy said on 14/Sep/20
In my opinion, 5ft 11.5 for his peak height would be ok. Here is a photo of Rowan with Stephen Fry, Miranda Richardson, Hugh Laurie and Tim McInnerny from 1999, Tim standing closer to the camera than everyone else: Click Here
And here is a photo of Rowan with Mel Smith from 1997, Rowan looking nearly two inches taller than him despite Mel being slightly closer to the camera than Rowan: Click Here
I found a photo of Rowan next to John Cleese from 1981: Click Here
Cleese may have been 6ft 5.25 but the Rowan next to him looked taller than 181 cm. I found a few more photos of Rowan alongside Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith and Billy Connolly from 1981: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
The difference between him and Connolly was definitely less than 2 cm. Rob, who had a better chance for you at peak height 5ft 11.5, Atkinson or Ian McKellen?
Editor Rob
I am not sure who I'd say would have better chance. From watching Rowan in Blackadder and seeing him with the other actors, I think 181 range is ok, but I can see why some give him 5ft 11.5.
Slim 6'1 said on 14/Aug/20
@Rob, can we argue 5’11.5”?
Editor Rob
On Blackadder, that would be highest I'd try to argue.
Sinclair said on 14/Aug/20
I would guess Atkinson’s peak height to be 5’11.5”. In Never Say Never Again, I think Connery was approximately 6’1.5” and Atkinson was roughly two inches shorter. I wouldn’t argue with 5’11.25” for Atkinson’s peak, although 5’11.5” seems the best fit to me.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Aug/20
Oh, Slim 6'1", it might be worth mentioning that Rowan was extremely slim in his prime - and so ridiculously agile that it made him fun to watch.

I remember a sketch from 'Not The Nine O'Clock News' from the early 80s, which included Rowan, Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones wearing sexy leotards and full make-up and dancing with some sexy, 'Hot Gossip' style dancers. What a hoot that was! 🦉 The sketch showed how strong Rowan actually was and doubtless still is. He was able to withstand the weight of the dancer, who I'd say was 105-112 pounds in weight, and support her on his shoulders. If at all possible, Slim, check out 'Not The Nine O'Clock News' on U-Tube. It's very, very funny!

Cheers, Slim, and good to chat with you. 😁👍
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Aug/20
Well maybe, Slim! I know he looks much taller than Tony Robinson, 5ft4, and that's whereupon I judged his height! 😁👌
Slim 6'1" said on 9/Aug/20
sandy, 182 for rowan is a step but i respect ur opinion

i still have him at 181 max
179 today
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Aug/20
@ Slim 6'1" - Rowan is hardly an old man yet! He's still fit and active, both mentally and physically.

Peak - 5ft11.75
Now - 5ft11.25
Slim 6'1" said on 6/Aug/20
Imagine losing countless good smart friends over 1 meaningless comment
Slim 6'1" said on 6/Aug/20
181.5 young

179.5 now as an old man
Slim 6'1" said on 6/Aug/20
So close to 6’ but just missed out on it.
Slim 6'1" said on 6/Aug/20
Blanc it’s average now 6’-6’1” to be tall

The full 5’11.5” is arguable for rowan atkinson. Gustin would’ve only had him by a quarter of an inch
Blanc said on 9/Jul/20
Is 181 still tallish in the UK?
Jkiller said on 24/Apr/20
Peak 5'11.5, nowadays around 5'11 (180cm) no doubt about it
Sandy A Cowell said on 6/Apr/20
In my dream last night involving Hugh Laurie and Rowan, I asked Rowan about the time he went to a Barry Manilow concert with his then girlfriend Leslie Ash, and they were HEADBANGING! That must have been SUCH a funny sight!

I had a similar experience once back in the Summer of 1982 when I went with three friends to see a concert by Nik Turner, from Hawkwind. The Police called it off and sent on a brass band instead! Many of the hippie/metal fans gathered there were headbanging and pretending to be aeroplanes and we applauded them and cheered! They said that they had never experienced such a welcome in their entire career! 🤣

That was the first time I ever drank beer! What a laugh that day was!

Rowan can have 6ft peak and 5ft11.25 today.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Jan/20
😯 Correction Time! 😯

That should have read 'May you have many more years.'

I implicated many more lifetimes! That would be nice, wouldn't it? 😁👌
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Jan/20
You're such a beautiful person, having given pleasure to so many over your lifetime.

Let me tell you, that's a life well spent.

May you have many more. 😘 XXX

I don't say that lightly.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Jan/20
🎂💝🎉🎈 Happy Birthday Rowan! 🎈🎉💝🎂

Many Happy Returns to comedy and all-round acting genius Rowan Atkinson, who turns 65 today. Funnily enough, I was watching some of his 'Not The Nine O'Clock News' clips on YouTube earlier today, and then I find out it's his Birthday!

If I hadn't checked out today's Birthdays, I would have absolutely KICKED myself upon finding this out!

Rowan gets 5ft11.75 for his peak and an inch less today. 😂👍🎁🎈💝

VitoCheng said on 7/Dec/19
Current:5 ft 11.25
Peak: 6 feet
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 18/Nov/19
So Mr Bean is under 5'11 now.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Sep/19
I came across a couple of Mr Bean's Teddy Bears the other night. I already have a little one on a keyring. Now I can get a 'life size' one and pray my cats don't tear him down from the shelf and curl up on him! 🐻

6ft peak;
5ft11 now.
Delvin chung said on 15/Aug/19
Is 180 cm the highest he is currently
khaled taban said on 12/Aug/19
Peak height : 5'11.5"
Current : 5'10.75"
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Jul/19
Yes, and in the McCartney, Fry and last but by no means least Atkinson picture, Rowan still looked around 5ft11. He gets three-quarters of an inch more for his peak height. 🐍
179cm guy said on 12/Jul/19
Rob, out of Ian McKellen, Joe Mantegna, and Atkinson who do you think had the best chance of measuring almost 6ft range at their peak?
Editor Rob
I don't think either of them hit a full 6ft, maybe mckellen a slightly better chance than other 2.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Jun/19
Does anybody remember when Rowan teamed up with Kate Bush for Comic Relief? It was VERY FUNNY!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Jun/19
I'm delighted to say that the 'Blackadder' cast are getting back together again for another venture. It was the very first thing I read on my phone today, and it made me so excited! We'll have Rowan, Tony, Hugh, Stephen, Tim and Miranda all back in the best sitcom of all time, and we'll be able to see how they've faired over the years. Maybe even Ade Edmondson will join in...

Peak 5ft11.75, Now 5ft11.

Nik said on 17/Jun/19
He does look above average/ tall!
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
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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
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.
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
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!
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 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
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
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 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
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!!
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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