Timothy Dalton's Height
6ft 0.75in (184.8 cm)
Peak height was 6ft 1.5in (186.7 cm)
British actor best known for playing James Bond in License to Kill and The Living Daylights. He also appeared in Flash Gordon, Hot Fuzz, The Lion in Winter, Hawks and Jane Eyre.
I called the movie's publicist. The true story: Dalton is "between 6 feet 1 inch and 6 feet 2 inches"
- 1987 Philadelphia News article
Dalton consistently listed himself in the Spotlight Directory at Height 6 feet 1 inch
in the 80's and 90's.
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Average Guess (27 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 2.31in (188.7cm)
Current: 6ft 1.32in (186.2cm)
berta said on 17/Oct/17
to me he was strong 187 guy peak. close to 188 and today weak 186. the average guess seems a little high peak
said on 15/Oct/17
Rob spotlight casting heights prove nothing. You said yourself Christopher Lee was at 6'3 for one point. Dalton was an easy 6'2. Edged out guys like Davi and benicio del Toro. Had an inch on peak brosnan if you look at them together. 6'2 bare minimum maybe even 6'2.25
a small proportion of actors/actresses will have rounded down or dropped 1/2 or 3/4 from their height. Compared to the percentage which are honest or the percentage inflating their heights, it's minuscule.
I am certainly going to document for posterity a lot of original claims because that is what the actor was willing to be associated with. Also it gives an insight into the past.
Is Dalton dishonest and claiming a lower height, as much as 1.25 inches? I don't know.
As for Lee, I will get round to taking a snap showing he did claim 6ft 3 but actually revised it and changed it to 6ft 4 in later decades.
Dalton never did though, he seemed to like being listed at 6ft 1 whereas Moore liked to be inflated to 6ft 2.
MJKoP said on 1/Oct/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/May/17
Don't try to fight me on this one...
If that's morning/night peak, then I see no reason to fight.
But could you be just a little more accurate(i.e. rounding to the hundredth of a centimeter instead of merely the tenth)? ;P
said on 30/Sep/17
It seems strange though for someone playing the role of Bond, a part which has historically had a criteria of hiring tall actors, to round down their height. Surely if you were 6ft1.5-75 area you'd be much much more likely to round up to 6ft2 than down to 6ft1. I wonder though with those spotlight pages do they do fractions or just whole numbers.
Editor Rob: yes, they do fractions, 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4.
The only big-name actor I can remember who seemed to round down was an early Christopher Lee, who had a meagre 6ft 3 inches at one point...
Rory said on 30/Sep/17
He did look near 6ft2 though with Billy Campbell in the early 90s. I thought Campbell at 6'3.25 and Dalton at 6'1.75 looked spot on. Not quite 2 inches between them but more than 1 inch. 6'1.5 is the lowest I'd argue, it's what he might measure after a long day on the Bond set but I still think 1.75 in the afternoon is fair.
said on 30/Sep/17
This can't be right.
In their peak spotlight listings (approved by the actor themselves), Timothy dalton and Pierce BOTH in the 1980's had 6ft 1 flat, Roger Moore had 6ft 2...
The question is, whether the 6ft 1 flat is the truth or if they said to drop fractions.
But the info is out there for anybody now - both Pierce and Timothy both claimed 6ft 1 flat in the 80's...
said on 2/Sep/17
I agree with the comment saying 189 cm at the top of Dalton! Definitely Rob, you keep him too low! For example, in the "Licence to kill" Timothy looked higher than Benicio Del Toro, in addition to Benicio in the film had thicker hair and thicker shoes! Click Here
In Timothy's "Penny Dreadful" looks less than Josh Hartnett! When it comes to Dalton's peak, I think it's closer to 189 cm than 187 cm. Today I see it at least a quarter inch above the flat 6'1". In my opinion, the list should look like, the peak 6'2.25", now 6'1.5" or 6'1.25". I think Rob should update Dalton's height!
Heyward said on 28/Aug/17
Strong 188-189cm guy even in his early forties when he was in The living Daylights and License to Kill James Bond he was a strong 6"2 man.
King of the hill 91 said on 25/Aug/17
He is titled the tallest bond for a reason he is 189cm peak if connery is 188cm or 187cm
Bugsy said on 23/Aug/17
Robert Davi is not even over 6 ft (might have been a hair over it when he was younger) as evidenced by the photo on this site, so that comparison alone proves nothing. (Wasn't Davi also in Stargate Atlantis? He looked NOTHING like several inches taller than whatshisface... Flanagan? And that guy is about 5'10", 5'11".)
Fortunately there are other reference points. Dalton, in the 80's, was clearly taller than Roger Moore for one thing. I've been meaning to watch Licence to Kill again for some time now, that should give me some material for a decent guess.
177cm said on 20/Aug/17
Edged out Robert Davi in license to kill. Strong 188cm peak
jamie Warburton said on 7/Aug/17
Strong 189cm peak
said on 31/Jul/17
Rob do you think he was the one of the tallest James Bond's in his peak although he looks 6"2 could he edge out a guy like Connery in his youth?
Editor Rob: lazenby/dalton/connery all could arguably look 188 or 187 at their peak.
Zach said on 30/Jul/17
Looked 6"2.5 in his prime not a short guy but whether he could edge out a guy like Connery is the real Question. However Dalton looks 6"1 sometimes Connery always gives the impression of 6"2+.
King of the hill 91 said on 21/Jul/17
A strong 189cm peak he is titled the tallest bond for a reason he should done more bond maybe one o r two more at least for your eyes only a view to a kill licence revoked like planned and golden eye at least
Jug said on 12/Jul/17
On an old episode of Conan O'Brien, Dalton easily looked 6'2 next to Conan when they shook hands. It's impossible for anyone under 6'2 to look almost the same height as a real 6'4 guy. This was around 2000. In pictures with Brosnan, Dalton always looked a good inch taller. He was a strong 6'2 at peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/May/17
I think he still might be 186-187cm today.
Willes188 said on 19/May/17
That's a very good estimate Rampage
berta said on 19/May/17
Rampage i think you are extramely close with those guesses. my guess is about this:,2
Lazenby (dont really know but) 187,6
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/May/17
Don't try to fight me on this one...
James B said on 15/May/17
I would have thought 6ft1 range but I haven't seen many of his films
mister_lennon said on 22/Feb/17
berta said on 21/Feb/17
this guy is still about 186 cm tall and over 70 he is like 1 inch shorter than 190 cm josh hartnett. i think he was 188 at peak ore 2 mm under and now 186,2 .
Willes189 said on 13/Feb/17
Both Lazenby & Connery is taller, although Lazenby not by more then 0.5cm
said on 12/Feb/17
Peak height was 6'2 for sure, according to Bond tailor measurements, he is currently the tallest bond to date at 6'2": Click Here
berta said on 29/Jan/17
i dont really know if the publicist really knew his exact height. i think that claim is like asking someone of us who have just seen him. To me he looked like the next talles bond after sean connery. connery just above 6 foot 2 and timothy 6 foot 2. i really think he could look it. even today he looks atleast 186 in my eyes. just a little shorter than 190 hartnet
Wiles189 said on 28/Jan/17
James Bond actors (Prime)
Sean Connery 188.5-189cm (measured at 188.9-189cm)
George Lazenby 187.8-188.1cm (+ - 2mm)
Timothy Dalton 187.6cm (+ - 2mm)
Pierce Brosnan 186.6-187.1cm (+ - 2mm)
Roger Moore 186.75cm (+ - 2mm)
Like Rampage said, it's almost impossible to notice any difference between Moore & Brosnan (Prime), but i think that Brosnan would have him by 0.1-0.5mm
Josh Jeffords said on 6/Nov/16
Very apparently tall man looked 6 2 most times fairly lanky.
Could have been tallest bond never saw Connery near him.
They gave a similar presence on screen Connery stronger dalton lighter faster.
He was later much more versatile doing dramas and comedy well.
King of the hill 91 said on 3/Nov/16
He is meant to be the tallest bond one page from the dresser said in a page i found he claimed dalton was 6 2
King of the hill 91 said on 3/Nov/16
He is meant to be the tallest bond one page from the dresser said in a page i found he claimed dalton was 6 2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Oct/16
Yeah, I'd definitely put Connery at the top, looking at his other work. Dalton and Lazenby would probably have edged out Brosnan and Moore (who you may have had a flip a coin over)
said on 27/Sep/16
Rob, at peak who do you think would have been tallest out of Brosnan, Dalton and Moore?
Editor Rob: really at times Lazenby, Dalton both could be a bit shy of 6ft 2, Connery I thought is the more legit 6ft 2...
Dave said on 26/Jul/16
He isn't shorter than Brosnon. If Timothy is 6'1" then Brosnon is 6'0" Timothy was always taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Apr/16
Does he really look only 6ft1 today?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Mar/16
I think Connery was the tallest...
Z188 said on 10/Feb/16
On Timothy's imdb its states he is the tallest bond to date according to the bond tailors , it then lists the others barefoot heights at either 6'1 or 6'1.5. (obviously not including craig).. In light of photos with brosnan and moore and lazenby, and moore/brosnan with connery, I'm inclined to believe these values too.
Alex said on 31/Jan/16
Are you sure he's tall 185 cm? In Penny Dreadful is tall almost like Josh Hartnett, that should be a strong 190 cm, and they wear almost the same footwear, I guess about 2 cm / 2.5 cm.
Z187 said on 29/Jan/16
Looked near 6'3 in shoes, the tallest bond to date.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Jan/16
He didn't look any less than 6ft2 in either Bond movie. In Flash Gordon he looked 1in shorter than Sam Jones.
"Peak height was 6ft 2in (187.96cm)"
OddMan said on 3/Jan/16
He didn't really look much shorter than they guy who played Flash Gordon and who is listed as having been 191cm IIRC.
On the other hand, he never seemed appeared 187/188cm tall in his movies, perhaps because his body build is neither broad-shouldered/big nor skinny... He's that medium-framed guy. I'd guess him as 184cm if i didn't know better!
Rojina said on 3/Nov/15
He doesn't seem this tall in The Living Daylights. Still as handsome as ever!
Tom said on 27/Sep/15
Rob, how about adding a page for Andreas Wisniewski, who played the killer in The Living Daylights?
Chase Witherspoon said on 2/Aug/15
I always assumed Mr Dalton appeared the tallest Bond owing to his epic bouffant (that would make Brosnan blush and be Connery's envy). If his hair is wind-blown or quaffed, then I'm seeing a legitimate 6'2"/188cm 007.. under-rated too, imo
J Blaze said on 20/Jul/15
I walked past him on the street and I'm 6'2. He was about a inch shorter than me. I'd put him at a solid 6'1. This was about a year ago, so maybe he's shrunk a bit with age.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jun/15
A prime Connery would have edged Dalton, IMO.
Arch Stanton said on 26/May/15
Pretty short LOL? WTF? Perhaps the reason he didn't look tall in the film was because most of the male cast were 6 ft 2 themselves too.
James said on 25/May/15
He looked pretty short in Licence To Kill. For an allegedly, 6'2" guy, many other actors reached his height or were taller.
said on 14/Jan/15
Watched the first two episodes of Penny Dreadful (it´s on netflix), and yeah, he seems to have lost some height. His posture isn´t the best in the best though. How much height difference do you think there is between him and Josh Hartnett, Rob?
[Editor Rob: I think he can look 6ft 1.5 with him]
Smookie said on 28/Dec/14
I was standing talking to him. I'm 5ft 9 and I was wearing heels (about 2 1/2 inches) and what flashed instantly up in my mind was disappointment that yet another hunky actor who turns out to be much shorter than they seem on screen. I would've put him at 6ft MAX (as I felt taller than him) so maybe he's shrunk with age?
Arch Stanton said on 17/Dec/14
Rob can you update with a photo and British actor, best known for playing James Bond in The Living Daylights and License to Kill and for roles in films like The Tourist, Flash Gordon, Mary, Queen of Scots, Cleopatra, Wuthering Heights (1970), The Lion in Winter, Agatha, The Beautician and the Beast and the voice of Mr. Pricklepants in Toy Story 3. I think though you mention that he is also well-known for his various Shakespearan roles on stage which dominated most of his career, I think most people associate him with James Bond and Shakespeare.
Lebensdorf said on 14/Dec/14
Dalton was a little taller than Davi. Nothing less than 6'2. Tallest actor to play Bond.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/14
He was edged out about Robert Davi
dan said on 3/Oct/14
Didn't look more than 6'1" in Licence To Kill
mike said on 26/Sep/14
I would just give him full 188 peak.
Anon said on 27/Aug/14
Dalton may have been 6'1.5 or 6'2. But I do not buy the same for Davi, he looks about 5'11 with Rob.
Lebensdorf said on 27/Aug/14
Solid 6'2. Maybe he shrunk a little in older age, but he was never less than that at his peak. If you watch the episode of Conan from around 2000, Dalton is almost the same height as O'Brien. Bond tailors confirm his height. He was the tallest actor to play the role to date. Please upgrade.
fisch said on 29/Mar/14
he def was 6ft2 a few decades ago
avi said on 5/Mar/14
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 2/Mar/14
he can look sometimes only 6'1 or so then can look 6'2. i think Rob is fair here. he was no more than 6'2 flat. nowadays he is hardly taller than weak 6'1 Alan Rickman so 6'1.8ish peak is possible but he may have been 6'2 on the dot. he would be around Connery's height who was 6'2.25 peak i think.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/14
None of the Bonds were ever 6ft3 (except Connery out of bed maybe). But Dalton was a solid 6ft2 when he played 007. I don't know what the deal is with this 6ft1.75 listing.
Mike said on 16/Feb/14
Crikey when I bumped into him he was a good 6' 3". I stood right next to him. He's hardly shrunk.
avi said on 13/Jan/14
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 23/Dec/13
Yeah at worst he's 6'1.6 now peak 6'1.8. But he could be 6'2 flat. He definitely looks it.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Dec/13
"Peak height was 6ft 2in (188cm)"
Still looks close to it now. Lost pretty much nothing since he played Bond.
avi said on 15/Dec/13
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 4/Aug/13
Nah Davi and del toro were same . You must remember when 2 ppl are same height or so close that if one person bounces up on their feet or stands a touch straighter you may see them as a touch taller. Even a guy 2 inches bigger can drop posture for a bit and look only .75 or so taller than a 6'0 guy. Look how many pictures Rob has of 5'8 guys who appear like .1 of an inch or so shorter
avi said on 13/Dec/13
@Mario says on 8/Sep/13
Agreed but he was obviously made, like so many others, to look taller on screen. There's too many factors when judging height especially from just seeing pics and movies. He could have had a 1 inch lift plus the angles can make him look over 6'2. Not saying he did but look at so many Hollywood actors . If you are 5'10 or 5'11 they can make you look close to 6'1. Most British stars aren't too concerned so its unlikely they will try to trick people regarding their height. I'd go with 6'2 flat for Dalton now maybe 6'1.7. That 6'1.75 is probably what he got measured at when he was 19-24 and grew .2 -.3 of an inch or maybe he is 6'1.75! Never know!
said on 11/Dec/13
why the 6'1.75 listing? wasnt he 6'2 flat maybe weak 6'2 at worst but surely seems 6'2. is it because he was hardly taller than John Rhys Davies in james Bond TLD? im not disagreeing with you im just curious to why the odd height instead of just 6'2. i think he can look 6'1.5 then all of a sudden a strong 6'2.
[Editor Rob: from several years there was either an article on the web or news archive in which someone had asked about his height and was given back 6ft 1.75...I can't remember which though!]
Michael said on 4/Nov/13
I once saw Timothy Dalton the day after a Six Nations match at Edinburgh Airport executive lounge, he stood a few feet away from me. I don't judge a person by their height, but I would definitely say he was 6' 3'' that was back in 96'.
Mario said on 8/Sep/13
Different footwear, camera angles, posture etc can all influence I guess. Look at Michael Madsen, he's probably close or was back in his day at least close to 6 ft 2, but sometimes he can look 6 ft in his movie's. Dalton has always been described as 6 ft 2, and to me has looked it for most of his carreer and next to most actors, and even now he doesn't look any shorter than 6 ft 1.5 to me.
avi said on 7/Sep/13
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 24/Jul/13
No because he didn't have more than 1.5 on Rhys Davies in LD. I think Rob has him right could be 6'2 flat though. Davies was 6'0 or a touch over so Dalton at 6'1.7 makes sense I suppose.
Mario said on 6/Sep/13
Why not a strong 6 ft 2 for back in his day? Might have shrunk by now since he's getting close to the 70s, but in is older movie's he doesn't any shorter than 6 ft 2 to me.
Rusty said on 27/Aug/13
This man has looked a strong 6'2" in everything i have seen him in
said on 4/Aug/13
Rob, if Dalton's a weak 6ft2, could Davi be a strong 6ft2?
[Editor Rob: they looked very close in height]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jul/13
I've seen The Living Daylights and License To Kill enough times to know he was a solid 6ft2.
Where did the 6ft1.75 come from anyway? I'm certain I read 6ft2.5 for him somewhere aswell.
188cm peak, 186-187cm today
Willy said on 16/Jul/13
The pictures with Pierce and Roger are posted quite often. However, Dalton is closest to the camera, Roger was almost 70 when they were taken, and Brosnan has loose posture on both of them. Be that as it may, Timothy does look like a totally legit 6'2'' on them, doesn't he?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Jun/13
Personally I think 188cm peak is spot on for Dalton while Davi and Del Toro were a hair taller at 189cm.
Ok I take that back. He was an underrated Bond. He had the appearance and the intensity. I rate him higher than Craig and Lazenby. But Brosnan for me was the ideal 007. Appearence was spot on and so was his quick wit and sincerity. Really did an impeccable job and should've been kept on for 1 more movie
David said on 18/Jun/13
I read in some magazine years ago that Timothy Dalton as the then James Bond is just 6ft 1.I have a feeling that is so right.
Dan said on 17/May/13
Connery was NOT 6'2.5". NO WAY. Dalton, I'd say, was a bit under 6'2".
Willy said on 18/Apr/13
Strong 6'1'', but not quite 6'2''. In The Lion In Winter, which was shot when both actors were at their peaks and also appeared to be in similar footwear, Dalton was a bit shorter than Peter O'Toole. It looked like 6'2'' for Pete and 6'1.5'' for Timmy.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Feb/13
Agree with Jamz, Dalton was the most like Fleming's character overall, he looked like James Bond and was cold, edgy and realistic.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/12
Looks closer to 6ft 1in today at 68 and a lot thinner.
ryn said on 27/Oct/12
easily the closest to the Bond character described in Sir Ian Fleming's novels...definitely not as jovial as Roger Moore or as corny as Pearce Brosnan, but yeah...anyways definity 6 1.75-2" if you see him in Chuck
Patrick said on 20/Oct/12
Anyone who thinks Dalton is 6 foot is stupid. 6 foot 2 1/2 for this guy.
little sue said on 5/Oct/12
I agree with Jamz, I thought after Craig, Dalton was the best Bond. If you read the books you can relate Bond more to Craig and Dalton as they played him as the character was, a trained killer.
Jamz said on 4/Oct/12
Rampage: Are you serious? Dalton had as much intensity as Craig and Connery. He was a great Bond, realistic and gritty. Certainly leaps and bounds ahead of Moore and Lazenby.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Sep/12
When they played Bond...
Connery was 6ft2.5(189cm)
Lazenby was 6ft2(188cm)
Moore was 6ft1.5(187cm)
Dalton was 6ft2(188cm)
Brosnan was 6ft1.75(187cm)
Craig is 5ft10.5(179cm)
Shaun, Dalton had the looks but he lacked in pretty much everything else. Connery obviously created the whole Bond cult.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Aug/12
Brosnan took took it to new heights. You can't deny that.
Shaun said on 6/Feb/12
Connery in my opinion was the most masculine Bond, then Dalton. Dalton had something cold in the eyes though and a serious nature which made him look an assassin though and more believable as a government agent. He's always looked 6'2" I think and looked noticeably taller than Brosnan and Moore.
Henrik said on 12/Jan/12
Hank says on 9/Oct/11
Timothy Dalton is definitely the most masculine James Bond,
I agree. The fact that he was wanted for the role at already 21 years of age should be evident enough, lol.
188cm or an exact 6'2", I think.
LAN Jiao said on 2/Nov/11
he is taller than brosnan who claim the same.
Hank said on 9/Oct/11
Timothy Dalton is definitely the most masculine James Bond, even more so than Daniel Craig, he is a clear 6'2" actor. I think his stint as 007 was short because the Cold War ended around the time of his second film. The first Bond movie with his successor Pierce Brosnan was trying to rework a post Cold War 007. James Bond became relevant again in the post 9-11 world.
Victor said on 25/Sep/11
Timothy Dalton is a solid 6-2, and stood an inch taller than 6-1 Pierce Brosnan and 6-1 Roger Moore. He and Connery are both the tallest men to portray Bond. Regardless Daniel Craig proves that shorter men could portray 007 as Craig is the shortest actor to portray the character and stands 5'10" tall.
Tman said on 16/Sep/11
Shaun aparrently the bond director of Lazemby would some times just abandon him to get a rise out of him on set but mr Lazemby took this the wrong way and I guess this showed in his perfomance!
said on 11/Sep/11
Rob, would 188cm peak be possible?
[Editor Rob: the tidbit of info about 6ft 1.75 I think is probably close, 188 at brunch? Sure.]
Simon Templar said on 9/Sep/11
Rampage: do not try to contradict you, Rampage, but respectfully disagree with you. I see no way in which Roger, in his youth, has reached 188 cm.(guess you mean "in his barefoot") (6ft2 approx.)
In every pic. that Timothy Dalton (187 cm.) appears next to Moore, he always looks at least 4 cm. (1 1/2 inch.)taller, and Dalton is registered on this website at 1.87 cm (6ft 1.5 approx.). So, for me, Roger could have never been taller than 6ft 1 max, though possibly 6ft 0,5 or so.
Mr. R said on 1/Sep/11
I saw Dalton a few years ago in Hwood. He was just over 6-1. He looked terrible too.
john smith said on 31/Aug/11
timothy dalton was not that tall maybe 6'+ but less than 6'1"
Shaun said on 23/Jul/11
Jimbo says on 24/Nov/10
Mr Dalton looks tall in all his movies and I thought he was about 188cm 6'2, but when you watch license to kill and he is wearing just normal flat shoes looks around 6'0.
Not when you consider he looked a smidge shorter than Robert Davi and was still taller than 5'10" listed (5'9" more likely) Talisa Soto in heels.
Shaun said on 23/Jul/11
Lazenby was by far the worst Bond. The others were all credible. like Terryman I liked the range, with the rough charm of Connery, the comedy/irony of Moore and the seriousness of Dalton and the suaveness and sophistication of Brosnan.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jun/11
Looked similiar to Jim Broadbent in Hot Fuzz...that was 2006 and Dalton would've been 62
said on 15/Jun/11
187.5-8cm my favourite james bond of them all! Rob who was your favourite?
[Editor Rob: I enjoyed the different portrayals, Moore and Connery I probably prefer them two.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/May/11
Perhaps a full 6ft2, Rob?
Candyman said on 13/Apr/11
Looked very close in height to Paul Bettany in the The Tourist, both in height and bodily proportions. Though footwear is uncertain, he still appears to be a bit taller than 6-2 and very close to 6-3.
JellO said on 2/Feb/11
Today, a weak 6'2. In his prime, a strong 6'2.
Mary Walsh said on 20/Nov/10
I saw Mr Dalton on Hampstead Heath a couple of months ago as I was out walking with my husband. He kindly returned our greeting and we chatted for a few minutes before we all went about our walk. My husband is a solid 6.2 (a bit over that,when he wears ordinary shoes),well, my husband and Mr Dalton were standing shoulder to shoulder with me facing them and I could tell that the latter was at least an inch taller than my darling Paul. I'd, therefore, say that he is definitely closer to 6.3 today. Neither Mr Dalton nor my husband were wearing any lifts or special shoes.
It has always been known in Britain that TD has been the tallest of the Bonds, a bit taller than Connery (who's not in want of height himself).
vince said on 4/Oct/07
Guys, I saw this guy in 1992 in Rome, I was 6.4 at the time. Now I am 6 5 and have stopped growing of course. He was at least 6-3 or around my height. Because he was very slim, he seemed very tall. What does he look like now? Bet you is fat and bald.
Tee said on 10/Sep/07
If you listen to the commentaries on the Hot Fuzz DVD almost all the actors providing the commentary remark how tall Dalton is and how physically imposing he can be - Olivia Coleman stated that Dalton was like 8 foot tall! and scary!
said on 12/Aug/07
no chance!! 6 ft 2in is being generous, !!simon peg is tiny 5ft 7in MAX check this photo, (jim broadbent in the background in a door way which should be 6ft 6 ,and he's a good 5 inches under) i'd say dalton is 6 ft MAX ..
said on 16/Jun/07
I capped his mugshot (and Mcann/Freeman/Cranam) from Hot Fuzz.
Anonymous said on 15/Jun/07
As others have stated looks about 6'2'' in Hot Fuzz. Tall guy.
Fox said on 16/May/07
he looked bout 6'1 in hot fuzz....
Mr.T said on 7/Apr/07
In 1989, I sat on a transatlantic flight for 6 hours with Timothy Dalton. He was in the seat behind me in first class; the permitted smoking row at the time. He did smoke nonstop for almost the entire flight). My fiance and I were surprised at how "short" he was. We had many opportunities to evaluate this while using the WC and stretching our legs, crossing paths in the aisle. He was certanily less than 6ft even and maybe closer to 5ft 11inches.
Viper said on 29/Mar/07
There has been rumors he wears lifts. He did look 2 inches shorter in that photo with 6-2 Anthony Edwards.
bokhari said on 27/Mar/07
i met dalton in a bookshop in the late 1980s and he was exactly eye to eye with me and i am 184 cm tall so hes not 6ft 2 or anything near as much as that
SR said on 23/Feb/07
Sorry mate, I just saw it the other day and thought I'd let you know. That's what was listed in the copy I saw, but I can't prove it. No dodgy business going on, honest!! And I'm not Yaois 7-7......
said on 23/Feb/07
You have to have a special pin to view actors credentials on the website, which casting agents/industry people etc pay for. They also have an actual book which you can thumb through, which major libraries sometimes have. That's where I saw his info. Sorry I can't prove this for you, the website is Click Here
if that helps in any way...
[Editor Rob: I am fully aware, I just want someone who says they saw 6ft 1 to prove it because I've got Dalton's page here in front of me...1472.
this reminds me of Yaois7-7...]
SR said on 23/Feb/07
He's listed as 6'1 now in The Spotlight (directory for actors in the UK). Only he or his agent can submit personal details for this (including height, weight etc) so maybe he's shrunk slightly with age. Having said that, he and Jim Broadbent do look huge in "Hot Fuzz"!!
[Editor Rob: please do a printscreen and email to me then.]
Zyc said on 22/Feb/07
to an earlier comment, dalton does look very tall in hot fuzz but if anyones noticed the whole film is shot at simon peggs heights and hes quite short, therfore everyone taller than heim looks like a giant, alos when hes stood by the height board hes stood forward and in shoes which will give him a few inches. also anyone know how tall the goofy shop assitant who says 'yarp' is? he looks about 6'6 or 7?
The Horse of FUNK said on 20/Feb/07
Give me a break, he looks a minimum of 6'2.25 in 'The Lion in the Winter'. I think he's a consistent 6'2 in his younth and had leveled out in his elder age to a bang on 6'2".
The Vicar said on 19/Feb/07
Yes tubbs, i agree with you. I saw Hot Fuzz on Saturday and through the whole of that film Timothy Dalton did look a good 6,2 inches tall or more. I would put money on Timothy still being 6,2.By the way i would recomend everyone to go and see that film it is fantastic and Timothy was great in it.
tubbs said on 19/Feb/07
Saw him in Hot Fuzz last night,if you don't want to know Daltons outcome, do not read this! by the way he's fantastic in it, anyway, he still looks a strong 6'2", and when he has his mugshot at the end, the top of his head is at the 6'3" mark, he must have been in shoes for this. Either way, I think he needs upgrading to 6'2".
AA said on 15/Jan/07
Mr Mayfair, I don't think you're being "fair" :D!
Connery - 6'3"
Moore - 6'1"
Dalton - 6'1.5"
Brosnan - 6'1"
Craig - 5'10"
That's what I think...
Mr Mayfair said on 10/Jan/07
T. Dalton 6.2
S. Connery 6.3
R. Moore 6.1
P. Brosnan 6.05
G. Lazenby 6.1 & 3/4
D. Craig 5.9 (maybe 5.9 & 1/2)
Phoebe said on 2/Jan/07
The tailors who have always made to measure the suits for Bond movies have Timothy Dalton as the tallest Bond at exactly 6'2", a hair's breadth taller than Sean Connery, with Roger Moore and George Lazenby being 6'1.5", Pierce Brosnan 5'11" and Daniel Craig 5'10".
Picture said on 11/Sep/06
How can Dalton be 6 ft 1.5 if Brosnan is 6 ft 1.5?
Why did you by the way remove a half inch of his official height Editor?
Editor Rob said on 9/Sep/06
Saw a 1987 Philly Daily news article. In it the movie reviewer was talking about how he had described dalton as a 5ft 8 man and people questioned that (duh), so:
"I called the movie's publicist. The true story: Dalton is "between 6 feet 1 inch and 6 feet 2 inches" "
piwo81 said on 19/May/06
Paul, how can it be that two men are the same height, as for example in the below picture Moore and Brosnan, and one is 183 cm and the other 186 ? :) In my opinion this picture is a proof that Brosnan's 188, 187, 186 and even 185 cm is a bullshit. I like Brosnan but the true is that he is 6' max.
Editor Rob said on 2/May/06
In recent Marple he squared up to 6ft 3 Laurence Fox and I thought he still looked nearish this mark...
anon said on 29/Apr/06
I just finished watching the Rocketeer. He's slightly shorter than Paul Sorvino so 6'1 1/2" or 6'2" is correct.
Paul said on 17/Apr/06
The picture suggests Moore could be 183cm, Brosnan 186cm and Dalton 187cm.
Moore probably was taller was he was younger. Maybe 185cm. Also, Dalton may have been 188cm a while back.
tomking said on 13/Mar/06
Exactly ludovic, thats what my colleg (photograph) said about Pierce Brosnan.
ludovic said on 12/Mar/06
Pierce is 185 cms, Moore 183 cms, Dalton 185.
I've met them in 2001 in a meeting.
I'm 183 myself.
Vincent said on 22/Feb/06
Dalton is the tallest of the Bonds. He is obviously a legitimite 6'2'' And in Hawks Janet McTeer is not taller than him, she is 1 inch shorter
Tubbs said on 11/Jan/06
If you watch the fight scene on the plane near the end of The Living Daylights, when Tim cuts his boot off with a knife, if you look closely you can see a lift fly out of it, suggesting that Dalton is only 6'0, did you spot that one Rob? No really, Dalton has always looked a 6'2 fella, and back to Brett's point about Anthony Edwards being 6'3, I believe that could be true, I have a brother, who is 6'4", but for some reason describes himself as 6'2, 6'2.5, 6'3", 6'3.5, anything other than the 6'4 that he is, so in my view Edwards is atleast 6'3, meaning on the Hawks picture Dalton is a genuine 6'2".
[Editor Rob: Dalton yeah, briefly he was walking with Billy Zane in that film and he did still look taller than Zane...the hawks thing, his posture matches the character type.]
tomking said on 8/Jan/06
The height is correct,when he was younger, congratulation rob.
TheMan said on 1/Jan/06
IMO Dalton has never looked 6,2 i geniunly thought he was only about 5,10 5,11 can't belive he's as tall as 6,2 just doesnt look tall for some reason.
Brett said on 20/Nov/05
I reckon that Dalton is no less then 6'2", most legitimate claims put him at above this, but lots of people on here like to come and claim they have met celebrities, most of which are not able to string a simple sentence together.
Viper652 said on 13/Nov/05
Then how come Dalton looks a good deal shorter then 6-1-6-2 Anthony Edwards in Hawks, and in the promo pics?? He looks no more then 6-0 there.
[Editor Rob: I think his character is supposed to have dodgy posture?]
Mario Nariano said on 13/Nov/05
That was sometine ago added in the trivia section of Dalton. Maybe by a fan...
A lot of fans want that there favourite Bond is the tallest. Of course Dalton is 6 ft 2 (or maybe taller, he looks taller than Peter Otoole) but Lazenby and Connery where definetly 6 ft 2.5 at the time they played Bond.
Brett said on 12/Nov/05
Rob, campbell really looks 6'4" in the O.C, he dwarfs adam brody by 3/4s of a head and hes 5'11", Id say dalton is 6'2" plus, he does look to be a large man
Mario Nariano said on 11/Nov/05
Nope he was slighty shorter than Lazenby and Connery.
Seb said on 10/Nov/05
Stop lying Paste, you never met him. Dalton was definitely the tallest actor to play Bond, at 6'2".
Paste said on 9/Nov/05
I meeted him, Dalton is probably 5 ft 11 nowedays. He told me that he wored lifts too look taller. He also said that he is teh tallest Bond at this moment, does this mean That Brosnan, Moore, Lazenby are in the 5 ft 11 to 5 ft 10 range? Or did Dalton lie to me, I will aks him again!
Gotxo said on 7/Oct/05
Lol, Mario, I agree with you. He's a Shakespearean actor. He did great plays, he's not interested in that hollywood shit. And he looked similar to Benicio de Toro in
height. An Honest guy too, that was raised in the past to match the idea the public had on their co-stars :)
Mario Nariano said on 7/Oct/05
No I still think that Dalton is a strong 6 ft 2.
He looks to tall to be under it. He is maybe a 1 or 2 cm shorter than Bill Campbell in The Rocketeer and it's funny that he doesn't look shorter Peter Otoole . I have never noticed something strange about his shoes. Dalton looks to me an honnest guy, he isn't a hollywood idiot who has an height complex.
[Editor Rob: I did see that flick and dalton looks a solid 188cm. Campbell I don't think is quite 6ft 4, I downgrade that guy a tad]
Viper652 said on 6/Oct/05
I think we can all agree that Tim is 6-0 barefoot now.
said on 6/Oct/05
Ok, I did manage to check Dalton's CV on the Spotlight Database that Yao has mentioned in a few threads...
Guess what...NO HEIGHT is listed.
But, remember Screen Actors
website do list him as 6ft 2 and this info was submitted by his agency!
Viper652 said on 19/Sep/05
If dalton is really 6-2 then why does he look considerably shorter in that 80s pic with 6-1 to 6-2 Anthony Edwards?? He looks 6-0 there.
Mario Nariano said on 18/Sep/05
I don't think that Dalton wores lifts. Some poeple claim that Dalton wore 2 inch elavator shoes, this would mean that he should look 6 ft 1 barefoot but he looks 6 ft 2 to 6 ft 3 in his movie's.
His shoes also don't look suspectious. Stallone can look 5 ft 9/ 10/ 11 and 6 ft because he wores different elavator shoes. Dalton always looks in the 6 ft 2 range.
Mr. Klaus said on 13/Sep/05
I watched the Lion Winter recently and this movie makes me think.
Sometimes Dalton looks about the same height as OToole and sometimes dalton looks an inch taller. I also watched also Licence To kill again, and Dalton looks an full inch taller than Benicio Del Toro!
Peter Otoole was for sure not shorter than 6 ft 2 at his peak. in his recent pics he still looks close to the 6 ft 2 mark.
Mario Nariano said on 7/Sep/05
In fact Dalton is those days the tallest bond actor. He is taller than Brosnan by an inch and he is an half inch taller than Lazenby. Roger Moore still looks over the 6 ft mark. Lazenby was at his peak for sure 6 ft 2. The rumors that he wored lifts when he become Bond are fake.
I saw Connery 6 years ago in Marbella and he still looked tall like 6 ft 2, but i can say that for sure.
Mr.K said on 6/Sep/05
As I have said before Mr. Moore is today 181-182 cms. I have met him several times in Stockholm. I have also met Mr. Dalton and I have always claimed that he today is about 183 cms. Maybe he was 185 cm 25 years ago. Mr. Lazenby has never been taller then 186-187 cms. Today he is about 183-184 cms max. THE ONLY BOND ACTOR THAT HAS BEEN 188 cms or 6'2" is SEAN CONNERY. Today Mr. Connery is about 185-186 cms. Please have a look at the photo which "Anonymous" has sent and then forget all your dreams about Mr. Dalton as a 188 cms person. If he was 185 cms 25 years ago that is tall. He don't need to be any taller.
Mario Nariano said on 27/Aug/05
I was at the Die Another premiere and Dalton was clearly the tallest.
Rob, why don´t you give Dalton like Eastwood and Connery also his peak height?
CelebHeights Editor said on 22/Aug/05
From james bond newsgroup: "Met Dalton years ago, when he was finishing Flash Gordon and he seemed about six foot two or three. I'm six four, so when you meet an actor you look up to, that you don't have to look down at, you remember it."
Mr. Klaus said on 3/Aug/05
In the movie gleopatra (1999) Dalton wore sandals and Billy Zane also. Dalton is two inches taller than 6 ft Zane in that movie. That movie proofes that Dalton was in 1999 at least 6 ft 2.
James said on 18/Jul/05
It is a fact --- Dalton was the tallest Bond, at 6'2. Connery was 6'1 and a half, Lazenby 6'1 and a half, Moore 6'1, Brosnan 6'1.
J.J said on 28/May/05
Well, for me it's quite simple - in The Living Daylights there is a clear shot of him standing straight right next to Jeroen Krabbe.
He looked exactly 2.5inches taller than Krabbe. So if he is 1.80m (5'11), which I think he is, then 1.87m (6'1.5") is right on the money for Tim.
But then of course, Krabbe could be smaller...
Mr Luis said on 22/May/05
I Think that you are the one who can't accept that Dalton was 6'2 at his peak.
As I sayd your are basing your facts about one movie. Robert De Niro looked in Cape Fear like a tall guy of 5'11 but is he that in real life?
Dalton was in 2000 an inch and half (5 cm) taller than Pierce Brosnan and Roger Moore who are 1,83 in my opnion .
Dalton looks the same height or maybe slighty taller than Benicio Del Toro (6'2)
Dalton was in 1969 a little shorter (1 cm or 2 cm) than Peter O Toole (6'3 at that time)
Dalton was in 1969 between 15 and 18 cm taller than Anthony Hopkins
Dalton was in 1987 two inches and half taller than Jeroen Krabbé
My Brother Meeted him in 1994 and he sayd that he looked really tall like 6'3 guy and my brother is exactly 6' ft
Conclusion, Dalton was at least 6'2 ft at his peak.
Mr.K said on 22/May/05
Dear Mr. Luis, I don't understand why you can accept the fact that Mr. Dalton never has been 6'2". Of course he is probably shorter today then he was 20 years ago. But please, I have met the man and so have for example Mr.R. Please watch the movie Hawks from 1988 and compare him to Janet 6'1" Mcteer. You will see clearly that Janet is about 2 inches taller then him. Because her heels are a few cms higher I can give him 184 cms in that movie. As a comfort I can say that in my opinion (I have met severals) about 80-90% of all actors listed at 6'2" are actually between 185.5-187 cms.
Mr Luis said on 21/May/05
Let me see some pics in wich Brosnan looks taller than Dalton. I have seen pics in wich both actors are standing to each other and Dalton looks an inch and half taller than Brosnan.
Brosnan is 1,84 or maybe even 1,83 and Dalton was in 1995 at least 1,88.
Mr.K said on 19/May/05
The picture that J.J is refering to is the picture that all Bond fans use as height chart. I admit that Mr. Dalton looks taller than Mr. Moore and Mr. Brosnan, but it's also a very bad picture angle. Mr. Dalton is standing closer to the camera than Mr. Moore and Mr. Brosnan and this will of course make him look taller. But I agree with J.J that Brosnan probably never has reached 185 cm. If you look you can also find (as our editor also says) pictures where Mr. Brosnan and Mr. Dalton seems to be the same height. You can also find pictures where Mr. Brosnan looks just about 1 cm taller than Mr. Dalton.
J.J said on 19/May/05
The Dalton/Edwards poster from 'Hawks' is indeed puzzling, but looking at this link
Which gives you a good idea of height comparisons for some of the bond actors, I'd say if Dalton really isn't more than 1.84 then that would make Brosnan 5'11 at the MOST. Brosnan is the same height as Moore who must have lost a few cm at his 70+ years! So if Moore was 1.83 and now about 1.81 then Brosnan is NO WAY 1.85 as listed here on Celebheights.
I'd say at the time they played Bond:
Mr.K said on 16/May/05
To Mr. Luis
I think you have misunderstood something. Mr. Daltons Bond films are from 1987 and 1989. The movie Hawks is from 1988. He was 44 years old when he did the movie Hawks, 43 years old when he did The Living Daylights and 45 years old when he made License to Kill. In all these movies the same age and the same height. As I said to you before watch the movie Hawks and see for yourself. I have met the man and so has others (if you watch the comments). Mr. Dalton has in my opinion never been taller than 184 cm. You can also watch several other movies with him and you will be convinced that I and many others are right. Concerning Roger Moore I have met him today and he looks like 181-182 cm. My guess is that he was about 183-184 cm when he played James Bond. Pierce Brosnan is today 52 years old and if he does not have some kind of illnes I would say that his height today is about the same as 15 years ago. Perhaps you can add 1 cm and make him about 185 cm at his peak.
Mr.K said on 14/May/05
My last comment concerning mr. Dalton. I wonder what Mr. Luis think of the picture with Anthony Edwards standing beside Mr. Dalton. If you should say that Mr. Dalton is the same height as Edwards then you will be the first one. I also recommend you to see the movie Hawks (if you haven't). After seeing that movie nobody can believe that Mr. Dalton is 6'2", especially if you have met him as I have. I will be generous and give him an extra cm because of the fact that it's very hard to determine other peoples height, even if you have met them. Let's say he can be 184 cm.
Mr.K said on 13/May/05
I have seen the movie and the shoes Mr. Dalton wears has a heel of about 2-2.5 cm. I would say about the same as Edwards tennis shoes.
Mr.K said on 12/May/05
I and friends of mine have met all the Bond actors and here is my list of estimated heights and when I or my friends met the actor:
Roger Moore is about 181-182 cms today. I have met him in Stockholm several times (He is married to a swedish woman)
Sean Connery is about 185-186 cms today. I met him in Spain where he lives.
George Lazenby was about 185-86 cms several years ago. A friend met him in England.
Timothy Dalton is about 183 cms today. I met him in England
Pierce Brosnan is about 183-184 cms today. A friend met him in England
Luke said on 12/May/05
he is max. 183 cm!
Mr.K said on 11/May/05
I have sent our Editor a picture from the movie "Hawks". The picture is about 15 years old and show Mr. Dalton standing beside Anthony Edwards. Edwards is in my opinion a strong 6'1" but even if he should be 6'2" every person can see the difference in height between these two actors.
Mr Luis said on 11/May/05
I have meeted Benicio Del Toro and he looked like 6'2 or maybe 6'2 1/2 (i'm 6'1). In License to Kill (1989) Dalton was exact the same height as Benicio. In the most recent pics Dalton still looks 6'2 ft that he was 15 years ago. There is also a pic of 2000 in wich is standing next to Pierce Brosnan and he looks almost two inches taller than Brosnan (who is supposed to be 6'1).
Mr.K said on 10/May/05
Dear Mr. Luis,
As I have mentioned before I have met the man. I'm slightly over 186 cm. We had the same height of shoe heels and I was looking down to Mr. Dalton. I was surprised and later asked my wife and she said that there was a clear difference of about 3 cm. Of course it's hard to determine the exact difference but Mr. Dalton is definitely not more than 184 cms.
Mr Luis said on 10/May/05
Timothy Dalton is really 6'2 and Lazenby also. You must compare the Bond actors with the co stars. Ive Timothy Dalton is 6' ft as you say, benicio Del Toro would be also 6'ft and that would make Tim Robbins 6'3 or 6'2 1/2, And Pierce Brosnan would 5'11
Mr.K said on 10/May/05
The only Bond that has been 6'2" is Sean Connery. Today he is almost 75 years old but still 186 cms.
Viper652 said on 9/May/05
If hes 6 foot even, then no Bond has ever been over 6-1. Lazenby's true height is 6-1 also
Mr.K said on 8/May/05
Mr. Editor is doing a great job and therefore I can't understand why Dalton is listed being 2 inches taller than his correct height. As I have mentioned before I have met the man and he is no more than 183 cms. Also Mr.R has met him and says he is shorter than 6'2"
Mr. Luis said on 5/Apr/05
Watch License To Kill, you can see clearly see that he is taller than Benicio Del Toro.
Mr. R said on 5/Apr/05
Ahhhh, sweet vindication!
Mr.K said on 4/Apr/05
I agree almost completely with Mr.R. I have met the man and now in his sixties he is probably no more than 183 cms. I have also seen him play against Anthony Edwards in the movie "Hawks" and Edwards seems to be at least 3-4 cms taller. This movie is about 17-18 years old and I'm pretty sure that Dalton never has reached more than 6 feet. If you search for "Hawks" and look at the front cover you will understand what I mean.
Mr. Luis said on 4/Apr/05
In License to Kill he looked yust a litte taller than Benicio Del Toro.
He must be 6.2 1/2
Mr. R said on 12/Mar/05
I saw Timothy Dalton at the Actor's Fund benefit a few years ago. He walked past me, and I believe that he is 6'1". I was stunned that he wasn't as tall as he looks. He was also very old looking, with wrinkles, age spots, and he was balding!