How tall is James McAvoy ?

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James McAvoy height: 5ft 7in (170 cm)

Scottish Actor best known for starring in movies like X-Men: First Class, Wanted, Atonement and The Last King of Scotland. In 2007 he was quoted saying, "I'm just 5 foot 7 inches and I have pasty white skin".


James with Kiera Knightley (in 3-inch heels) who also says she's 5ft 7.
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littlesue says on 14/Feb/14
A lot of the time its film fans who get them changed. Rob put the actress Susan Strasberg on here at just over 5ft. On the 'filmsite' they had her at 5ft 5 1/2!! so I sent them an email and said look at photo's of her with Marilyn Monroe and she was 5 inches shorter, they must have and changed it the next day
MD says on 13/Feb/14
@Realist, I think it's quite an assumption that the heights on the website-who-shall-not-be-named are from major actors, themselves. I can say with a lot of confidence that Michael Fassbender isn't sitting around trolling that website and adding in whatever he's listed at there. lol
[Editor Rob: if they have a resume page, then there is more chance of an agent/themselves giving info!]
Realist says on 11/Feb/14
OMG he cannot be shorter than 5'7. He is not insecure about his height unlike Fassbender and Lawrence who claim 3 inches more than their original height on the infamous website. If ROB was not there, i wouldve thought he is 172 cm.
OMG says on 8/Jan/14
He looks shorter than a Spice Girl and that says alot... He sure wears lifts next to Angelina Jolie (whom here you say is 1.69 when she is taller than him in flats on the making of the movie Wanted) I just watched Filth and he hardly looks taller than 1.65
James fan says on 13/Oct/13
I've met James in April and he's about the same height as I am, which is 173 cm (5'8). I didn't really look at his shoes tho, so he might be 5'7 wearing shoes with small lifts..
Lorne says on 12/Sep/13
Yeah, for sure wears lifts, at times he looks legit 171.5-172.
Mike says on 4/Sep/13
But Mandy, how can you really see a half inch difference between he and Jen? I'm not disagreeing because I so believe Jen is at most 5'7.5. But in films it's so hard to tell the height because of what the screen does.
Balrog says on 22/Jul/13
He is a genuine 5'7'' guy.
Mandy says on 18/Jul/13
He appears to be shorter than Jennifer Lawerence who is 5'7.5. I would say he is around 5'7 or below.
cole says on 25/Jun/13
If Fassbender is a legit 5'11 guy, James would at least be 5'8, wouldn't he? Unless Fassbender really is a 5'10 guy?

Isn't this more or less how you look with 5'11 guys, Rob?:
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[Editor Rob: sometimes I think McAvoy might wear thicker footwear and come across nearer 5ft 8 on occasions...


but from a few years ago: McAvoy and fellow scot actor...same actor with me, I thought steven was in 173cm range.]
Vecrotus says on 17/Apr/13
If Anne Hathaway is 5ft 7 according to this site, then this means James McAvoy has to be 5ft 6 because in Becoming Jane McAvoy had to war three inch lifts to make him appear taller than Anne Hathaway who was an inch taller than him
Byron T. says on 23/Jan/13
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5'7'' max next to Patrick Stewart.
Balrog says on 20/Jan/13
This guy on screen looks taller than Cruise.
Silent d says on 28/Oct/12
5 foot 7 but i don't know if keira is really 5 foot 7. In that photo maybe 5 foot 6.
hahaha_XD says on 18/Sep/12
He's proof the camera makes you look taller. In "X-Men: First Class", he appeared average height...
Maximus Meridius says on 20/Aug/12
Rob is it possible he looks taller like 5ft 9in he looks average height has very good body proportions so he can pull off looking average height like 5ft 9in i thought he at least 5ft 9in he has a slim build so he look can easily look taller like 5ft 9in range
[Editor Rob: I don't think he can look that tall, but with a decent sized shoe he can sometimes look 5ft 8]
leonari says on 8/Feb/12
Gary: He ain't taller. Trust me. Thats what a well proportioned 5'7" guy looks like. Compare him to Jonah Hill who is completely unporportional and maybe half inch smaller than James. Jonah has a tiny head, a huge square upper body and extremely short legs. He looks terribly short wherever I see him in pictures by himself . Even slimming down didn't help him. James on the other hand when alone in a photograph can almost look average.
Joe says on 7/Feb/12
I'm sure he wears either big heels or lifts because at times he looks nearer 5'8".

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