Not everything is as it appears in Westeros! While some of the actors may appear strapping on camera, you may find yourself surprised when you learn how they stack up to one another — in height order. If you were wondering how tall the Game of Thrones actors are, your answers are set in stone.
Well, OK, not quite. With some of the actors in their prime growth spurt years, like Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark) who may very well end up growing taller than Hodor by the time the HBO series ends. The list remains sort of fluid, but now you can see how you stack up to the actors height-wise. Could you take Jaime Lannister in a fight? Are you strapping enough to even attempt to knock down Brienne of Tarth?
Since most of the Game of Thrones actors never appear in scenes together, you may be surprised to learn who's the tallest in the Seven Kingdoms. But no matter who's technically tallest in Westeros, we know that the dragons are actually the biggest behemoths in the realm. This list may contain a few spoilers up through Season 3, but you're all caught up, right?
How Tall Is Peter Dinklage?
The actor who plays Tyrion Lannister is 4'5", according to The Sun.
How Tall Is Maisie Williams?
Arya Stark, played by Maisie Williams, is 5'1".
How Tall Is Emilia Clarke?
Next up is Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, who is 5'2".
How Tall Is Lena Headey?
The star who portrays Cersei Lannister is 5'5", or 5'5½", per IMDb.
How Tall Is Michelle Fairley?
Michelle Fairley played Catelyn Stark (RIP), and her height is recorded as 5'5".
How Tall Is Carice Van Houten?
Melisandre, who's portrayed by Carice Van Houten, is also 5'5".
How Tall Is Natalie Dormer?
Natalie Dormer, aka Margaery Tyrell, is around 5'6", or 5'5¾" if you want to be really specific.
How Tall Is Rose Leslie?
The actor who plays Ygritte on Game of Thrones is the same height as Margaery: 5'6".
How Tall Is Jack Gleeson?
As for Joffrey Baratheon's stature, he's 5'7".
How Tall Is Oona Chaplin?
Another character gone way too soon, Talisa, was played by Oona Chaplin, whose height is 5'7".
How Tall Is Nathalie Emmanuel?
Nathalie Emmanuel, aka Missandei, is also part of the 5'7" club.
How Tall Is Alfie Allen?
How Tall Is Kit Harington?
How Tall Is John Bradley-West?
The actor who played Samwell Tarley is 5'8".
How Tall Is Isaac Hempstead Wright?
Isaac Hempstead Wright, aka Bran Stark, is 5'8", as of 2014. However, he definitely went through a growth spurt between the early seasons.
How Tall Is Sophie Turner?
Sophie Turner, aka Sansa Stark, is next on the list at approximately 5'9".
How Tall Is Aiden Gillen?
Aiden Gillen, aka Littlefinger, is 5'9", according to IMDb.
How Tall Is Jacob Anderson?
Here's another 5'9" cast member: Jacob Anderson, who plays Grey Worm.
How Tall Is Richard Madden?
Richard Madden, who plays Robb Stark (or technically, played), clocks in at 5'10".
How Tall Is Sean Bean?
Ned Stark (RIP) was portrayed by Sean Bean, who's 5'10½", per IMDb.
How Tall Is Mark Addy?
Another character that has since died, King Robert Baratheon was height is 5'11½".
How Tall Is Jerome Flynn?
The star who plays Bronn is an even 6'0".
How Tall Is Kristofer Hivju?
Also among the tallest in the cast, Kristofer Hivju, aka Tormund, is 6'0".
How Tall Is Iain Glen?
Iain Glen, aka Jorah Mormont, is 6'1".
How Tall Is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau?
The Danish actor who plays Jaime Lannister is 6'2".
How Tall Is Gwendoline Christie?
Gwendoline Christie who plays Brienne of Tarth is 6'3", making her the tallest woman in the cast.
How Tall is Charles Dance?
Next up, the actor who plays Twyin Lannister comes in at 6'3".
How Tall Is Jason Momoa?
Khal Drogo's portrayer stands tall at 6'4".
How Tall Is Rory McCann?
Rory McCann, who played the Hound, is 6'6".
How Tall Is Kristian Nairn?
The star who plays Hodor is among the tallest in the cast. Kristian Nairn is 6'10".
How Tall Is Conan Stevens?
Stevens was the first to play the Mountain, back in Season 1. His height is 7'0", very much living up to the character's name.
How Tall Is Ian Whyte?
Whyte played the Mountain in Season 2, and his height is 7'1", making him the tallest on this list.
This post was originally published on March 24, 2014. It was updated on Sept. 3, 2019. Additional reporting by Jamie Primeau.