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David Tennant's Height is 6ft 0.75in (185 cm)

Scottish Actor best known for playing The Tenth Doctor in long-running BBC tv series Doctor Who. He also appeared in Broadchurch/Gracepoint and films like Fright Night, What We Did On Our Holiday and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He says he's 6ft 1. I had about 1/3rd inch more thicker sneaker than him at this London Film Con in 2011.

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Comment on the Height of David Tennant

Rory said on 11/Nov/15
I saw a trailer for an upcoming Jonathan ross show, Tennant, C.Ronaldo and Ross are stood together and Tenannt looks to edge both of them out, although Ronaldos standing a bit further back..but Tennant looks about 187cm on it.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Oct/15
170lbs max maybe but yeah he's very slim for 185cm
Rory said on 19/Oct/15
Rob, what would you guess his weight as ?
[Editor Rob: he is quite a trim guy, I would be surprised if he was much over 160-5 pounds range.]
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 27/Sep/15
Rob of this guys (Reardon,Hoult,Callum ) and Tennant,who you think is more 6ft 1(185) You have said that they are very simillar
[Editor Rob: reardon and hoult I'd say were typical 6ft 1 men up close, but then footwear wasn't a fraction less like Tennant has.]
Rory said on 9/Sep/15
Rob, if someone like you say woke up 0.5inches taller than another person but both ended the day the same height, would that have any baring or would you consider them the same height ?
[Editor Rob: I think by lunch-afternoon they'd be very close, a lot of the height is lost that first few hours, so I'd say they were same height really.

Only maybe if you see them at 9am in the morning might you be able to tell them apart by the small fraction that they'll be apart.]
Rory said on 7/Sep/15
Rob, wouldn't 6'2 out of bed be more befitting of a 6'1.25 or even near 6'1.5 range guy rather than a flat 6'1 person ?
[Editor Rob: there is a bit more chance of shrinking an inch the greater above average you are. But, there is some variation, one guy could shrink 0.6, another 1.1, they could wake up nearly 0.5 inches apart and end the day the same height...but that's maybe the upper and lower ends, normally 0.7-0.9 is quite a common range.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Aug/15
Easily 186-187cm range out of bed.

Rob, how tall would a legit 6ft1 guy be out of bed?
[Editor Rob: 6ft 1.75-2 range would be a common range, then on average they probably hit 6ft 1 or a tad under at worst.]
Tarinator said on 10/Aug/15
He looks a full 6'1 to me.
Triplescrew said on 3/Aug/15
I'm bored so here are some Matt Smith/David Tennant height comparison photos.

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Here's one where both are with Jenna Coleman...

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Clearly, Matt appears taller than other folks measured at 5'11" next to Jenna and David looks over 6'0".

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Rob, ever ask yourself if people would think of Matt as being taller if his first companion wasn't so tall? Back when I was a Who Noob I thought Matt was around 5'8" because I assumed Amelia Pond was around 5'6"...
Triplescrew said on 22/Jul/15
I've always been confused as to why Height Challenge 2 dude looks so much taller than David. Splicing together the photos in photoshop, it looks like he had a good inch and a half at least on David, putting him at 5'11.75". Then given your shoe advantage that gives Tennant 6'0".

But it must be the photo because he looks a full 6'1" in everything I see him in.
Rory said on 21/Jul/15
Rob, Would you say 186.5cm straight out of bed, or slightly over it ?
[Editor Rob: he could be near 187 out of bed, I'd be surprised if not close to it.]
dee said on 5/Jun/15
i met david only few month ago we were both wearing converse and im 186 cm and we were identical height.
Gonzalo said on 25/May/15
Looks around 1`85 in that pic. He needs a shower
randomdude said on 16/May/15
looks about 6'1 to me
Joel12 said on 26/Apr/15
looks solid 6ft to me...but with rob's shoes advantage+bad posture by david i can see him as 185cm guy close to 6ft1
delvin said on 23/Apr/15
He looks 183.5 cm
Crim said on 31/Mar/15
He's definitely no shorter than 6ft. I can see how he could be placed higher though. I'm 5'10" but most people think I'm 6ft because they never see me without boots on at work or wherever lol.
JPDB said on 6/Mar/15
after seeing him on parkinson (who he looked shorter than) i was under the impression he was no more than 5'10".
dan said on 14/Feb/15
Looks taller than that in that picture in comparison to Rob
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/15
Rob between Karl Urban and Tennant, who left you with a taller impression?
[Editor Rob: Tennant I think had a taller impression.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jan/15
185cm is fair. Unlike many who claim 6ft1 he generally looks it
Tan le said on 19/Dec/14
6 feet and a half an inch
cole said on 5/Dec/14
6'0.75 could be better. I'd bet closer to 185 than 184.
Mind adding 'Broadchurch', Rob? Very good series and David was outstanding.
Andrea said on 4/Dec/14
Rob, without considering his shoes, did he look taller than alex in person? He doesnt look over 6'0.5 to me...
[Editor Rob: my thought was he looked about 184, given a bit less footwear then nearer 185 I thought would be ok. He's a potential 184 range though, I wouldn't rule that out.]
anon said on 20/Nov/14
does he really look 6 1" here? i see a 4 inch difference max.
Judd said on 14/Nov/14
another guy who, in the picture, for sure doesn't seems a 6'1" guy...
here he looks not taller than 6'0" also with his shoes disadvantage, but picture doesn't mean always the truth, so maybe alive he's taller...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Nov/14
Rob, is 187cm out of bed possible?
[Editor Rob: yes it might be possible he is around that, but also there is a chance he could dip a little shy of the 6ft 1 mark aswell.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/14
Rob, did he appear taller than Matt Smith?
[Editor Rob: yes definitely taller than Matt]
Alex 6'0 said on 27/Oct/14
6'0.5 taking into account Rob's footwear advantage
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/14
In early Dr. Who I thought he could look 186-187cm range. Probably his lanky build gave that impression. Out of bed for definite.
mike said on 16/Oct/14
He'd probably be 186-187 out of bed.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Oct/14
Rob, could 184cm be closer?
[Editor Rob: He can look 6ft 0.5-1 range mostly.]
Sam said on 23/Sep/14
From promos for the new American mystery show he's on with Anna Gunn, he does look 6'1" range, taller than Gunn although I'm guessing she's wearing bigger shoes.
jj from nnj said on 13/Sep/14
I don't understand why people quibble about a delta of 0.5" height verses a celeb's claimed height? Especially since the posture of a person can greatly affect their actual height in a photograph. Just sayin' (not intended as a criticism). In one of my previous jobs, I was tasked to obtain dimensions of various items from photographs. Depending on the angle, lighting and resolution of the digital photos, my (very) educated estimates could vary greatly from their actual dimensions.

I'm (now) 64.5" on a good day in the MORNING, and 65.0" in high school. However at my reunion, several people commented that I must have grown taller during college because I looked much taller that they had remembered. Yes, my posture was that bad :) Another interesting data point, 2 friends said they thought I was around 67" when we got on the subject of exercising and ideal height vs. weight, etc.
Emil 182.5 cm said on 31/Aug/14
6'0.5 seems more likely
James B said on 14/Aug/14
Looks 5'11.5 with rob
Kostas said on 13/Aug/14
But this guy will be easily taller than both of them.
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Kostas said on 9/Aug/14
Do u think that Callum Blue will edge him out?
[Editor Rob: tough to tell, I think they would be quite close, I wouldn't bet on who might be a few mm taller.]
womble said on 16/Jul/14
Looks a lot shorter on Dr.Who
Connor 183cm said on 7/Jun/14
You had 1/3rd inch thicker footwear Rob? well Tennant is probably 184.5-185cm range then but i still dont think he looks the full 6ft 1 next to you though, he seems a weak 6ft 1.
Connor 183cm said on 6/Jun/14
@Alex 6'0 Well Tennant doesn't look 6ft 1 with Rob yeah but i dont think he is 6ft 0.5 either, if he is 6ft 1 then Rob should be eyelevel at his chin and Rob is under his bottom lip thats not a 5 inch difference here he looks more like 4 inches taller than Rob in the pic, in shoes though of course, so Tennant is probably 6ft in shoes and 5ft 11.75 barefeet.
[Editor Rob: remember I do have 1/3rd inch thicker footwear]
Alex 6'0 said on 1/Jun/14
May be nearer 6'0.5
James B said on 26/Apr/14
6'1 seems fair
cole said on 30/Mar/14
Does not look a sloid 6'1 in the photo with Rob. Nearer 6'0.25 - 6'0.5. Could be 6'0.75 factoring in Rob's footwear-advantage.
Betsy said on 20/Mar/14
Not so much a small head but rather a short face; most people's faces seem longer than his. And I agree about the small height difference between him and Cumberbatch, I've already noted it on his (Benedict's) page.
Chris said on 6/Mar/14
What a small head he has
truth said on 23/Feb/14
Only slightly taller (2cm) than Cumberbatch, look it up. I think 184cm max.
Tommy Ace said on 2/Feb/14
Yeah, I'm not seeing a five inch difference there.

More like 6'0.
Hypado said on 31/Jan/14
easy 6ft 1in (185 cm)
Triplescrew said on 24/Jan/14
Watching Day of the Doctor again it's clear Smith and Tennant are no more than an inch and a half apart. But we must also take into account Smith's boots compared to Tennant's converse. And Smith's horrible posture which is part of the 11th doctor's mannerisms.

I'd put Tennant around 6'0.5" at night and Smith a smidge above 5'11" at night. Or in other words the former is a weak 6'1" and the latter is a very weak 6'0".
avi said on 10/Jan/14
@MD says on 1/Nov/13
Nah, David is pretty clearly taller than Matt Smith:

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Tennant is even losing a bit of height do to his placement in the photo, and it still looks like it may be slightly more than an inch difference.

What!!?? Lol. They are close in height in those pics plus David has the advantage In one as he's closer to camera.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/14
Rob, did David have a few drinks?

He looks wasted in that photo.
[Editor Rob: nah, I think it was a remarkably hot day for October...and signing all morning and smiling a few hundred times can take it's toll!]
songo said on 2/Jan/14
Lenad is sexy said on 28/Dec/13
looks more 184cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Dec/13
184cm at his lowest I can buy.
Anon183 said on 24/Nov/13
I think the heights they are listed at makes perfect sense really, when you see them together. Tennant has a small but significant height advantage, I'd put it at about 1.5 inches. Obviously they can often seem around the same height, but that's because a height difference like that really isn't very big especially when you take into account footwear.
Rhonda said on 23/Nov/13
Two inches taller than Matt Smith on 50th anniversary episode. Some angles made him look 3 inches taller.
JonDaMon said on 15/Nov/13
6'0.5 and VERY lanky.
MD said on 1/Nov/13
Nah, David is pretty clearly taller than Matt Smith:

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Tennant is even losing a bit of height do to his placement in the photo, and it still looks like it may be slightly more than an inch difference.
[Editor Rob: when tennant and smith appear in an upcoming 'Day of the Doctor' special I think they will look quite close in height - but Matt will likely have nearly 2cm footwear advantage if they are wearing their usual outfits.]
benjo said on 30/Oct/13
he looks around 6ft and smith id say 6ft
Fergie said on 17/Oct/13
Saw Tennant at the theatre. The crowd were super-close to the stage. Tennant was barefoot in some scenes, and was still taller than the rest of the cast (around 30 of them). A very striking figure and an easy 6'1". Any claims of 5'11" are ridiculous, and 6' is trying to hard to undersell him.
miko said on 14/Oct/13
He certainly is a good look-a-like Rob. Although him at 6'1 range is a bit damaging for a 6'1 Tennant. Personally I do have Tennant at 6'0.5.
miko said on 13/Oct/13
Rob here is a photo you might be very interested in, lots of doctors!

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[Editor Rob: the matt smith lookalike I've seen a few times, he's about 6ft 1 range, he was nearly 2 inches taller than Matt when he got a photo with him at another con - he was in front of me/ fact he got a good back to back with Matt.]
David said on 5/Oct/13
Any claim Tenant is 5'11 is BS. No 5'11 guy has towered Rob like that! Considering Rob's sneaker and looking at his eyeline I'd say Tenant's a weak 6'1.
Rusty said on 19/Sep/13
I see a strong 6 footer here
Len said on 10/Sep/13
I'm not quite seeing 6'1" from the photo. I mean, Rob's leaning in with his head, which shortens him a bit, and it still doesn't look like a 5-inch height difference.

More like 6'0".
Lorne said on 31/Aug/13
Just a fraction under this mark. 6 ft0.75 would be better.
Betsy said on 26/Aug/13
I think he must have lost just a bit of height after his back surgery in late 2008. The interview in which he said he was 6'1" was taken years before that. Now he seems to be in the range of 6'0.5" - 6'0.75", and most photos where he is with other people seem to confirm that.
Lurk said on 8/Aug/13
In the photo he looks nothing more than a flat 6 ft - even considering Rob's slight footwear advantage.
avi said on 26/Jul/13
If you look close Rob is also leaning in to match it. Yes he seems 6'0.5
Brad (181.5) said on 6/Jul/13
I don't know if it's the posture, but I can't see David Tennant as anything more than 6'0.5"? I can't tell for certain, if he was 6'1" his eyes would reach the top of your head, Rob! Then again, he does seem to be leaning forward.
avi said on 2/Jul/13
you can't honestly think there is 5 full inches difference here?? its obvious he is 6'0.5 at best
[Editor Rob: I had about 1/3rd inch thicker sneakers...I don't think if he wasn't 6ft 1 he'd be very near it.]
ken said on 16/Jun/13
There is more than 10 cm between noel clarke and him, if tennant is just 185, then noel clarke is 172-3 at most and not 175 as it is written everywhere
ken said on 13/Jun/13
If you see doctor who, you will see he is a a strong tall guy, eleven doctor is also tall, but i couldn't see anyone taller then him in the episodes, Im sure he is at least 6'1 but i can imagine for him 187 or 188 cm also.
[Editor Rob: he's not over 6ft 1 although being skinny he could probably fool some folk]
Johno said on 10/Jun/13
Note, tennant's eyeline does not seem as a large as rob's. It is most likely 4 inches.
LG69 said on 16/May/13
@richkid123, he's a solid 6'0...maybe a bit more. He's tall but, not "big" as you say.
johno said on 7/May/13
Actually, looking again, it appears tennant is raising his head a little and his forehead seems a bit shorter then robs.

Tennant 5'11.75 - 6'0
Mark said on 30/Mar/13
I would say a strong 6ft/weak 6'1.
Dmeyer said on 17/Mar/13
Top of your head slightly over his eyebrow so 8cm taller than Rob Max plus nearly 1cm footwear =9cm wish makes him 182.2cm 5'11.75 , looks 6'0 in the pic , but i believe Rob
[Editor Rob: he was with Joe Flanigan at one point near the green room and I think flanigan 181-2 range and Tennant 185 range when they were beside each other...]
Josh B said on 6/Mar/13
Rob, there's a shortage of 6'0.75 heights, reckon that would be fairer for David :)
Johno said on 2/Mar/13
About 6'0.25
richkid123 said on 25/Feb/13
doesn't appear that big of a guy
Mathew said on 3/Feb/13
He looks no more than 184 cm here, of course accounting for footware that turns into no more than 185 cm. Weak 6'1".
James said on 2/Feb/13
He defo looks more 6ft with rob
Trent said on 23/Jan/13
I say 6'0.75 considering the sneaker advantage.
Josh said on 18/Jan/13
6'0 the most
Bakura said on 16/Jan/13
@Aragorn- Even though he clearly looks 6'1 in the photo?
[Editor Rob: aragorn can have a fair point...

Almost 6ft 0.5 guy

6ft 1.3 guy

6ft 1.5 guy
Aragorn 5\'11 said on 16/Jan/13
6'0 or weak 6'0.5. Never 6'1!!!
1.85 m, 83 kg said on 6/Jan/13

He looked fractionally taller, I don't know what you saw.
LJ said on 6/Jan/13
Looked fractionally smaller than Jonathan Ross on his show last night. If Ross really is 187, then 185 sounds right for Tennant.
Trent said on 26/Dec/12
Somehow I missed the part about Rob's sneaker advantage. In that case I agree with you Larc.
miko said on 24/Dec/12
184 seems closer, maybe more 185 earlier in the day.
Larc-186.7-188.6cm said on 21/Dec/12
He has less sneakers, and he's bending a bit, he can be 6'0.75 or even 6'1.
thorterr said on 20/Dec/12
6ft 1 hands er heads down
Alex 6ft 0 1/8 said on 19/Dec/12
Looks more like 6'0
Trenton said on 14/Dec/12
6'0.5 could be more on the money.
The Exorcist said on 8/Dec/12
I do think he looks 6'1" on screen but he's not looking it in photo above.
dmeyer said on 4/Dec/12
looks 182cm
Arch Stanton said on 29/Nov/12
Good photo, shows he is exactly as listed.
miko said on 29/Nov/12
Great photo Rob, how much posture is he losing here?
[Editor Rob: I don't think much ]
Editor Rob said on 29/Nov/12
I think he's close to his claim, I saw him at this event beside Joe Flanigan and he was a good 3-4cm taller...
UK183cm said on 28/Nov/12
I seem him as more 184cm than 185, and I'm quite confident he is not 186. He is probably something like 186 out of bed, and 184 at night, with 185 at around midday. Just my opinion though
Nick NB said on 30/Sep/12
After having watched 'Doctor Who', 'Hamlet' and 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', I hesitate not in agreeing with the facts which suggest that he is a strong 6'1" (1.86 m).

It is worth noting that as well as being very self-conscious, he has a huge stage presence and this, with his vast array of facial expressions and accents, makes him the versatile actor that he is. How effortlessly he slips into Estuary English from his Natural Scottish is just a sample of his various talents.

He is of course a fantastic actor!
UK182.5cm said on 8/Aug/12
I have seen pictures where Matt Smith is the same height as benedict cumberbatch, and there are good pictures showing Benedict cumberbatch is the same height as david tennant. My current opinion is that Cumberbatch and Tennant are both 184cm and Smith is 183cm.
AD said on 25/Jun/07
Hahaha..yes I agree on both points there Claz, even though I'm english!... definately 6'1" definately the most charismatic presence on the TV at the moment, both 'in character' and in real life on behind the scenes, interviews, documentaries etc.
Claz said on 20/Jun/07
I think he is 6'1 why would he lie about his height. Also david tennant is the best actor in the uk. Mon the scots
6'3'' JK said on 26/May/07
He is not tall as 6'1'', more likely 5'11'' - 6'0'' max
Anonymous said on 28/Apr/07
i absolutely LOVE him
his height and his charismatic personality while acting just makes me completely fall for him
Anonymous said on 14/Apr/07
becky i'm 6ft 1 and my gf is 6ft2 so don't know how you can say that when you are a mere 5ft9.
fetish dude said on 31/Mar/07
well he may be tall but i wouldn't care if he was smaller just so i get to see his sexy feet! cant believe he was barefoot for the entire episode today! omg!
Becky said on 21/Mar/07
As a 5'9" woman, 5'10" for a man certainly does seem very small LOL. Not sure 6'1" is tall enough either - I wouldn't be able to wear heels. Unless of course he did too :-)
MT said on 2/Feb/07
lmao, 5'10" isn't 'very small' btw
Carrie said on 30/Sep/06
LOL When I first saw him on film, I thought he was a very small man - about 5"10. Since I LOVE tall men - I was kinda cool about the whole Dr Who role.... but when I found out he was 6"1 - I almost swooned. LOL
Philip said on 5/Jun/06
6'1'' is about right. Chris Eccleston is 6'2'' without a doubt and eccleston looks taller than Tennant when he stands next Billie Piper.
AJ1983 said on 27/Dec/05
Usually when someone - like David - is very thin, they look taller than they actually are; David is taller than I expected. I had him down at about 5'11"
CelebHeights Editor said on 14/Dec/05
Said about a co-star, "that's why his love rival is Rupert Penry Jones, who's 6ft 2in". Hmm, I'm not sure about Rupert. He done the four feathers with Heath ledger, but for life of me can't remember if he was same size/taller.
CelebHeights Editor said on 8/May/05
Said in Metro: "How tall are you? ....I'm 6ft 1 in"

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