Interview with Hagrid's double
October 26, 2003 at 7:27 PM ET
HPANA (via The Telegraph)
Martin Bayfield, one of Hagrid's doubles in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban speaks about his introduction to Hollywood and his experience playing rugby for England.
It was while delivering one of his famous monologues in a London hotel that Bayfield was "discovered" by a member of the casting crew who passed on his name and impressive vital statistics to Warner Brothers.
Since his three daughters are too young to remember their dad playing rugby, they are naturally tickled pink to find themselves sharing the breakfast table with a celluloid super-hero in the shape of Hagrid.