Hugh Grant's Height
5ft 11in (180 cm)
English Actor best known for roles in films such as Notting Hill, Four Weddings & a Funeral, Bridget Jones Diary, About a Boy, Two Weeks Notice and Music & Lyrics. In a May 95 edition of the Hartford Courant he is quoted saying "I'm 5-feet-11. I'd like to think six with my bouffant right up."
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Average Guess (24 Votes)
5ft 11.18in (180.8cm)
6'1.5 said on 20/Jun/17
Wait, this is a legit 5'11" guy claiming 5'11"?
RisingForce said on 23/May/17
I was thinking we might have found an exception to Burt Reynolds rule about 5'11" actors, but Hugh was actually looking maybe a fraction under with Jimmy Fallon and then looked like a child with Charles Barkley. Hmm, maybe he lost that fraction due to age? Not impossible since he was 54 at the time.
shiva 181 cms said on 23/May/17
An honest 5'11er many guys at his height claim 6'1 let alone 6' which he doesn't admit he really is
said on 6/May/17
In this pic with Brad Garrett he looks taller than 5'11.
RichardSpain said on 28/Apr/17
Classic guy 180cm
AlexItaly said on 14/Apr/17
I think he is really 181-182 cm., kinda tallish, not tall. Maybe a little too honest about his height, I agree.
Gian92 said on 21/Mar/17
An honest guy Hugh
Chris said on 9/Jan/17
Never looks small even next to Charles Barkley a few years back. Solid 5"11
King of the hill 91 said on 25/Dec/16
Peak 182cm strong
S.J.H said on 5/Nov/16
5'10.5 - 5'10.75 thats what he looked
Christian said on 17/Sep/16
In "Florence Foster Jenkins" Hugh Grants character is described as a TALL Gentleman. He actually looks tallish in his movies I think.
Dmeyer said on 5/Sep/16
About 0,5in smaller than me in person 10 years back so 5 ft 11 , gyllenhaal was taller in person
Nick said on 3/Sep/16
Wow, I was wrong. I always thought he was a little guy.
Flyin said on 16/Jul/16
Maybe worth adding the. 25.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Jun/16
Out of bed: 182-183cm
Before bed: 180-181cm
truth said on 17/Jun/16
A legitimate 5'11 guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Apr/16
I think he's around 180/181cm even now.
Can look 5ft11½(182cm) at times even
Paleman said on 31/Mar/16
No way is he under this listing. He could even pass for 181-182cm range.
S.J.H said on 1/Oct/15
He look 5'9.5 in PR Photo. But i believe his about 5'11 in real
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jun/15
He's probably lost barely anything though
James B said on 1/May/15
For once I agree with rampage 181cm peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Apr/15
A peak of 5ft11¼(181cm) is possible. No more than 2in shorter than Colin Firth in BJD. Today he can look a little under this at times though.
said on 2/Apr/15
Rob my brother who is a fraction over 5'11 walked passed Hugh Grant in west london . I asked him about how tall he looked and he said "yeah hughs a big lad".
He described Hugh as looking like an old man as well lol
[Editor Rob: maybe he was expecting a short guy? Hugh is 50's now...]
Dmeyer said on 11/Nov/14
I met both Grant and hanks there is Max 1in between Them and now nearer 1.5-2cm 10 yrs back hugh about 5'11 and hanks about 6'0
TJE said on 8/Nov/14
My family's watching 12 weeks notice right now. Looked 5'10.5-5'11 with Sandra Bullock.
5'11 is a good possibility as he can look tallish pretty often and upper average at worst.
said on 13/Oct/14
Today Tom Hanks doesn't seems taller than 5'11.5"...i don't think he's a strong 6'0" today...here with hugh:
if hanks is 5'11.5" today, then from this picture, hugh grant can't be taller than 5'9.5"...i see 2" between they...but i'm confsed because since now i ever thought hugh was a legit 5'10.75-11" (180) one.
Judd said on 12/Oct/14
In the most of his movies he looks 5'11" to me, but sometimes he can appear a little less...like in notting hill, he had no 4" ok Julia Roberts, which I guess is not taller than 5'7", and in a recent picture with Tom Hanks, he looked 1,75-2" shorter...
I'm a bit confused regarding hugh grant.
James B said on 21/Aug/14
Could pass for 5'11.5
Realist said on 10/May/14
He is a clear 5'10 178 nothing to argue about.
James B said on 4/Apr/14
Looks 181cm but his hairstyle makes him seem taller
Arch Stanton said on 3/Apr/14
Looks more 5'10 in Sense and Sensibility.
Arch Stanton said on 5/Feb/14
He looked about 2-2.5 inches shorter than Rhys Ifans barefoot in Notting Hill and about 3 inches taller than Julia, at times could look near 4 inches. "Grant"ed he does have a frame which screams 5'10" but I think this is legit.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Feb/14
No way is he under 5'11. He looks near 4 inches taller than Julia Roberts and looks easily 6 ft in shoes next to Rhy Ifans in Notting Hill.
said on 6/Jan/14
Rob there was a pic of Hugh with vinnie jones from 1999 where he looked under 5'11 if jones is just 6'1 flat. You do have to wonder how much height advantage his thick hair gives him as well.
Maybe rob or someone else could dig out the picture?
[Editor Rob: can't remember if I've seen the picture.]
Realist said on 24/Dec/13
Not much taller than Anthony Hopkins in Remains of The Day. At most 4 cm on him. Thus 5'9.5-5'10.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Dec/13
Looked 5ft11-6ft in Four Weddings
God_Only_Knows said on 26/Nov/13
Peak Height: 177-179 cm
Today :175-176 cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jun/13
Doesn't drop below 180cm at night. Perfect example of what 5ft11 should look like.
Nenninn said on 21/May/13
Hew said on 4/Jan/13
5'11 is absolutely spot on I think. I stood next to him in line at a Subway in Liverpool a couple of days ago, I'm just shy of 6ft at 5'11.87 and had maybe a slight footwear-advantage on him, he was'nt that much shorter than me really, probably a good inch. His posture wasn't the best either, so it was a bit hard to tell exactly, but 5'11 I can vouch for.
Original said on 24/Dec/12
5'11" is correct.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/12
A solid 5ft11, 180-181cm and exactly 2in shorter than Colin Firth
James said on 3/Nov/12
Yeah not over 180cm
bodwaya said on 11/Sep/12
in mickey blue eyes he was 3-4 inches shorter then 6 foot 1 james fox. My guess is between 5 9-510/ He wasnt much taller then 5 foot 8 james caan
Dmeyer said on 8/Sep/12
The listing is Right unlike others 5'11 might be is very low , my low is 181.3cm hé didnt seem 181cm , i think if i meet a Guy who dosnt drop under 181cm i will think they are m'y height and hé seemed a hair shorter
Dmeyer said on 20/Aug/12
I met him hé could be anywere 5'10.75-11.25 180-1cm covers him
Jake: 1.82 m-- 1.83 m-- 1.84 m said on 27/Jul/12
5ft 11.25in (1.81 m).
Silent d said on 5/Dec/11
He is a tall guy. 180cm is right expecially next to toni collette who is 169cm and rachel weisz who is 168cm.
said on 12/Nov/11
Looks a legit 5'11" clearly on the taller side of average.
dmeyer said on 11/Nov/11
his har touch the 5 ft 11.75-6ft mark
Dmeyer said on 10/Nov/11
If a Guy never drops below 5'11 180.34 Hé is near enaugh 181cm but many people listed on this site 5'11 CAN be anywere 179.7 180.3 night or people listed 5'11.25 coule be just 180.5 at lowest to me legit height is someone who never masures under a Mark withing 1mm
Dmeyer said on 10/Nov/11
Hé didnt seem over or under 5'11 180.5 could be it i dont hé was 179 or 181cm
Bon_ said on 10/Oct/11
5'10 absolute max in reality
James said on 14/Sep/11
a fraction over 5'11 nd 5'11.75 (182cm) out off bed.
He's not average.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Aug/11
James said on 19/Jul/11
5'10 is silly cause he was 2-3cm taller than john hannah in four wedding and and a funeral.
Dmeyer said on 4/Jul/11
Legit 5 ft 11 in person i CAN buy 5 ft 10.75- 11.25 ní´ more ní´ less
Chameleon said on 4/Jul/11
Yeah he also looks 5'10 to me
hugewhofan said on 3/Jul/11
I always thought he was more 5ft 10in.
Chameleon said on 22/Jun/11
Anything over is a bigger joke
James said on 19/Jun/11
anything less than 5'11 is a joke
truth said on 15/Jun/11
yeah bout 5ft9, average heighted guy.
James said on 10/Jun/11
for sure a solid 5'11 guy
dmeyer said on 5/Jun/11
i am anywere 181 182cm at niight i met him at night he was 180 180.5 cm night 5 ft 11 seems right
Chameleon said on 29/Apr/11
Firth has 2' on him and Goldbum destroyd this guy
Nothing over 5'11.
Chameleon said on 29/Apr/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Apr/11
I think he could be a shade over 5"11
Chameleon said on 21/Apr/11
He's not over it either.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Apr/11
That's too low, Bon...Grant is not under 5"11
Bon_ said on 16/Apr/11
I'll have to reestimate - he's definitively 175-176 cm range, strong 5'9. Not under that though.
Michael said on 8/Mar/11
Jeff Goldblum is 6ft 4. In 9 months Hugh Grant comes a couple of inches over his shoulder. With the best will in the world he is 5ft 9 at best. For goodness sake - he can get straight out of a Porsche!
James said on 17/Feb/11
Yeah 181cm could be on the money.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jan/11
5"11.25(181cm) is closer...
fuzzblaster said on 6/Jan/11
He's 5'11" but has mastered looking 6'.
Edward said on 18/Dec/10
I saw Hugh Grant in 1998 in South Kensington, London (where his Simian Films office was). He walked past me in the spring sunshine with his overcoat slung over his shoulder, alone and unhurried. I was genuinely struck at how short he seemed. In bare feet, I am a shade under 5' 11" (ie, exactly 180cm). I don't wear tall heels, but that day Hugh Grant was significantly shorter than I am. Perhaps he was just slouching, or had particularly thin-soled shoes - I don't know. I would put him a good inch or two shorter than I am.
I also remember another time, about 2-3 years later, when I saw him on The Letterman Show, and Letterman asked him how tall he was. There was a slight pause, as Hugh shuffled in his seat, and I could see in his eyes that his mind was racing, and he was thinking, "Do I tell the truth here, or do I come up with some piece of BS?" I can't remember for sure what he actually answered, but I think he said, "6 foot". The point is, whatever his answer was, I clearly remember thinking, "No way, you lying hound!" (I have tried to find this clip on YouTube since, but I haven't been able to.)
Bon said on 17/Dec/10
There could be a possibility he's closer to 5'10 though, he's a long-legged, slender guy(at least when he's fit). Here's how he really looked to me in several of his films:
Nine months - 5'10.25
Extreme measures - anywhere from 5'10 to strong 5'11
Four weddings - 5'10 - 5'10.5
About a boy - solid 5'11
Notting hill - 5'10.5
Maurice - weakish 5'10...maybe because he was really young looking there
said on 7/Dec/10
Rob could 181-182cm be closer?
[Editor Rob: I think he's an honest 5ft 11, of course there's a chance he could be a fraction over]
Bon said on 20/Nov/10
May fall to like 179.5 cm at night but nothing less. He's a genuine tall-ish guy.
Also doesn't seem like a guy who would lie about height, he's really intelligent, down to earth and cool, great actor and person ;)
Rampage(\-_-_-/)Clover said on 27/Oct/10
He's a genuine 5"11 guy....Don't rule out 181cm
jimbo said on 28/Sep/07
Stood beside him in a bar in London. I am 5.9 maybe 5.9.5 and he is about the same height. My friend who is 1.79 (5.10.5) walked past him on the way to the loo and was a tiny bit taller. I reckon he is 5.10 and no more.
Anonymous said on 11/Sep/07
He seems like 5ft11 not 6ft0
dmeyer said on 25/Jul/07
for example to me hugh seemed closer to my height than eckhart
radio_man said on 5/Apr/07
dom I have to agree with you, in the beach's scen in bridget jones he was just a bit taller than rennee, so my estima to this guy its 5'9 tops!
and in that pic bellow, lifs can help
said on 26/Feb/07
For reference, with Zellweger who's given 5'4", here, and 6'1.5" Colin Firth:
said on 26/Feb/07
I would again like to apoligize to you dmeyer in person. How tall are you by the way, now that you mentioned your height?
[Editor Rob: Mac, I used to run some other forums in the past, the ratio of quality contributers to absolute numpties was weighted high in the numpty favour. Whilst it isn't as bad on celebheights, you fall firmly into the category of numpty, as evidenced here: Link, by virtue of your 100th pathetic attempt to imitate someone else.]
glenn said on 25/Feb/07
nothing wrong with speaking up derek.dmeyer takes constructive criticism well.and we all learn from each other.this site made me learn things i never knew either.
Dom said on 25/Feb/07
He didnt look 5'11 in bridget jones... as rendez zellweger is only 5'3/4 i would say 5'10 tops, perhaps 5'9 for hugh grant
dmeyer said on 25/Feb/07
rob thank you for for saying wath you said i respect you a lot and all the celebritys i met were the same height as you describe then within 0.25 in also you made me realise i wasnt 182 like i thaught i was so now i am able to judge celebs in a more acurrate way
dmeyer said on 25/Feb/07
i am french my english writing is not perfect but i lived here for almost 3 years and i got back to the movie sets so i will try to coment only new coments dont worry i am not mad at anybody
dmeyer said on 25/Feb/07
sorry guys i will try to not repeat myself anymore
Derek said on 25/Feb/07
I apoligize Rob. I meant no harm to dmeyer. He is a cool guy, and he has changed quite a few of my opinions in fact. Send my regards to dmeyer.
[Editor Rob: please stick with say DerekB or DerekX or something as a few derek's have posted]
glenn said on 25/Feb/07
dmeyer is a cool guy but he does seem to ramble a bit.perhaps its the language barrier.not his fault.
Derek said on 24/Feb/07
I do respect you a lot dmeyer, but you do have to stop endlessly repeating yourself. For instance, in the tom hanks article, you had to have said the same thing at least 7 times. Sorry man, but it gets real annoying.
[Editor Rob: dmeyer is harmless, he may repeat stuff but I'm sure his intention is fair and he has met celebs...and his estimates from his 181cm vantage seem pretty decent.
like glenn and others, dmeyer has on some occasions prompted me to have another look at a listing...
you just used 3 different names, now THAT is real annoying, more than a bit of rambling ;)
don't give other Derek's bad names!]
MD said on 21/Feb/07
Yes, you've already said that. I notice you do this alot, dmeyer. You don't need to repeat yourself, especially if you're claim in unchallenged.
dmeyer said on 20/Feb/07
i worked with him he is one of the honest 5'11
dmeyer said on 13/Feb/07
i worked with him during 2 days he didnt seem taller than me we were pretty mush the same height so 5'11 no less no more
Glenn said on 13/Feb/07
Saw him last night for the first time in 10 years.he did look more 6ft.
bam said on 12/Feb/07
he really is just about 6'. He just doesnt have a monster ego like some of the A list actors. I would upgrade him to 182cm judging by his waxwork
dmeyer said on 8/Feb/07
i met hugh he is 5'11 within 0.25 in
MD said on 8/Feb/07
Saw him on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Feb. 7/8, 2007) and looked exactly 5'11" (Jay's height), and had better posture than Jay so he appeared slightly taller.
dmeyer said on 1/Nov/06
when i met him he looked closer to my height than eckhart grant is a stonger 5'11 than aron
Juraj said on 26/Oct/06
Beside Billy Bob Thornton in "Love Actually," Hugh Grant looks taller, at least by an inch. If Thornton is 5"11, he should be 6'
Griff Jones said on 4/Sep/06
I have a photo of me standing next to his waxwork. His waxwork is 2inches taller than me at least. I am 5ft 9inches.
Glenn said on 1/Aug/06
He is 5-11.5-10.5 minimum.
Karen said on 31/Jul/06
He doesn't look 5'11 in that photo. Is Bullock in heels there? Maybe he's 5 9 1/2 But with shoes, 5'11 seems about right.
Mr. R said on 15/Feb/06
On David Lettermen a few years ago, he stated that he was 5-11. There are a few sources have him at 5-11.5
TNTinCA said on 15/Feb/06
He was shorter than Sam Neil in Sirens. Maybe by about an inch. That would make 5'11" pretty much feasible. (Although I honestly pegged him as shorter)
brazilian guy said on 14/Feb/06
looks 6'feet for me
i´ve seen him listed 187 once
looks really tall 6' is my guess
dmeyer said on 12/Feb/06
i worked 2 full day's with him and looked 180 181 range of course no less than 5'11
Anonymous said on 22/Nov/05
i used to work in heathrow airport and have stood next to many celebs including Hugh and La Hurley. He is about 5ft11 (I'm 5ft10) and she's smaller than you'd expect - although not a midget like most Hollywood types end up being.
Anonymous said on 28/Jul/05
i worked today with him and he is a very strong 5'11'' pushing 5'11.5''
Bill said on 21/Apr/05
On the police report after the, ahem, Devine Brown incident, and seen on countless TV documentaries quite Clearly Shows 5-11 as the height.
Ricardo said on 19/Feb/05
Hugh Grant is about 5'9"
jimbo said on 16/Feb/05
If hugh grant is only 5'11 then liz hurly his ex must be only 5'5 because even when hurley was in heels grant still stood 3 or 4 inches taller than her .