MARTIN Bayfield is a man with many talents: he’s a former rugby player, broadcaster and sports journalist.
Here is everything you need to know about the Harry Potter actor and his incredible career in the entertainment industry…
Who is Martin Bayfield and how tall is he?
Martin Bayfield, 52, is from Bedford.
He is 2.08 metres tall, which equates to 6′ 10″.
Married to Jane Bayfield, the star has three children names Rosy, Polly and Lucy.
Martin has tried a bit of everything in his career from being a Met police officer to playing rugby for England to acting in Harry Potter!
When was Martin a police officer and when did he play rugby?
From 1985-1989, he was a Met police officer before he transferred to the Bedfordshire force.
In 1991, he debuted on the England rugby squad and was part of the 1992 Five Nations Grand Slam winning team.
He retired from rugby in 1998 due to a neck injury and played his last match for Northampton against Gloucester.
What movies Martin Field act in and when was he in Harry Potter?
Martin stepped in as the half-giant Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, acting as Robbie Coltrane’s body and stunt double.
He also played a young Hagrid in Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets.
In the 2012 film Wrath Of The Titans, the sequel to Clash Of The Titans (2010), he played a Cyclops.
He also made a brief appearance as a rugby player in an episode of New Tricks.
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What TV shows has he presented?
Martin has worked as a sports journalist, presenting the coverage of World’s Strongest Man on Channel 5.
He has also presented ITV’s coverage of the 2008 and 2011 Rugby World Cups.
His accomplishments include being the main presenter for the BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 2015, which was broadcast on ITV4, too.
In 2012, he joined Crimewatch as a presenter on BBC One.