Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Height ~ How Tall is He Really?

"I think advice is cheap. You can only really learn by doing and making mistakes."

~ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

The casting of A Game of Thrones was near perfect. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister was no exception. He matched the book's description so much... good-looking, with a sardonic smile on his face and very unpredictable to boot. Even his height is where we think Jamie Lannister would be - we think so, even if there was not an exact measurement of Mr. Lannister in the books - just that he was tall.

Mr. Coster-Waldau is tall as well. He is listed at 6'2" at various sites on the internet but Nikolaj himself claimed to be 6'1.5" - which seems a very honest claim for a celebrity about their real height - and this makes him about two inches shorter than Brienne of Tarth. Kudos to him, our job just got easier!

The height of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is

6'1.5" or 186.5 cm

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau height comparison with Peter Dinklage and Gwendoline Christie
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau with Peter Dinklage (4'4") and Gwendoline Christie (6'3.5")

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5.5" 5'0.5"
China 5'6.5" 5'1.5"
Japan 5'7.5" 5'2.5"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3.5"
United States 5'9.25" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9.5" 5'4"
Canada 5'10" 5'4.5"
Australia 5'10" 5'4.5"
Germany 5'10.5" 5'4.5"
Netherlands 5'11.5" 5'6.5"
Dinka people of South Sudan 6" 5'7"

Data collected more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. Expect a slight discrepancy from real life.

"I always wanted to be an actor, but I just never told anyone. I had this superstition that if I said it out loud, it wouldn't come true."

~ Nikolaj Coster Waldau