Stephen Boyd's Height
6ft 0 (182.9 cm)
Norther Irish actor best remembered for roles in films such as Ben Hur, Fantastic Voyage, The Fall of the Roman Empire, The Best of Everything, The Inspector, Jumbo, The Man Who Never Was, The Oscar, The Squeeze and The Bravados. In a 1961 Cosmopolitan article it mentioned "other vital statistics: he is Six Feet Tall"
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Average Guess (10 Votes)
5ft 11in (180.3cm)
Richard said on 7/Dec/17
He didn't look six foot with 5'10" Christopher Plummer in "The Fall of the Roman Empire".
James said on 24/Nov/17
It was mentioned on the DVD commentary. Both Boyd and Jack Hawkins were wearing lifts in "Ben Hur".
Mister lennon said on 23/Nov/17
Everyone wear lifts for you.
James said on 22/Nov/17
Boyd did actually wear lifts and brown contact lenses in "Ben Hur".
Mister lennon said on 10/Nov/17
Boyd was 6.
This james guy is always downgrading all the people. And please, stop the lifts tale.
James said on 9/Nov/17
Boyd was 5'11". He wore lifts to play Messala.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Oct/17
He stacked up well w/h Heston, could look 2-3in shorter at times in Ben Hur and then other times barely shorter!
A very strong 6ft at least.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Mar/17
@ Rob, he got described as "a lean (180 pounds), well built (six-foot-one)" in a June 1960 edition of Silver Screen magazine. I got a good look at him in Slaves and also remembering him with Heston I think 6'0.25 might be on the money.
James said on 31/Jan/17
Boyd wore lifts and brown contact lenses in "Ben Hur".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jan/17
Looks like Christopher McDonald.
Unsub 5'10" said on 10/Nov/15
He looked 1.84m next to Heston , so, he really was rounding down to 6'.
ed said on 20/Aug/15
Don't forget his great starring roll in The Oscur
Lebensdord said on 5/Mar/15
I think 5'11. Unless Heston really was the full 6'3.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Nov/14
Seems about right, Heston had him by about 2-2.5 inches I think in Ben Hur.
Sam said on 21/Nov/14
I thought he looked a fraction over the six foot mark next to Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur, maybe a solid 2 inches shorter. Amused by the anecdote that Boyd and William Wyler decided to play it that Boyd's character was in love with Ben-Hur but didn't tell Heston because he would hit the roof.