The Harry Potter Wizard's Collection site has released another sneak peak at the special features of the collection (for a full list of what's to be included look here), and this time the focus is on our favorite half-giant, Hagrid. This video takes a look at the effect of making Hagrid look "too big to be allowed." You can watch the video here or below. Many thanks to SnitchSeeker for the tip!
‘Too big to be aloud’ XD I love Jo’s sense of humor!
who’s the guy in the video wearing the hagrid suit.
Um… where is Robbie Coltrane exactly? He is credited with playing Hagrid in all of the films. Can anyone shed any light on what the video means in terms of casting?
Robbie Coltrane plays Hagrid in most of the scenes, and provides the voice and the over-all treatment of the character. The big rugby player Martin Bayfield acts as a body double when Hagrid needs to tower over the other actors.
Once again, Leaky, you mean a ‘sneak peek’. You’re talking about a little look at something, not the top of a mountain (or indeed Hagrid).
You’d think being a giant he’d be easy to spot yet I can’t see him anywhere!
@V-J, it could be worse – they could’ve said ‘sneak pique.’
All the actors have stunt and/or body doubles. Some of these actors are too valuable to take risks with safety. Robbie Coltrane may be a big man but he is still too valuable to the production to take any chances.
Thats not very ‘sneeky’…
There was also a person who was Robbie’s ‘same size’ double, a chap called Phil, he was a really great bloke and we saw him dressed in his Hagrid gear, indeed we had lunch with him when I was on one of my set visits, he had to make sure he kept his beard clean which made eating lunch quite a challenge!
Martin Bayfield, the big double, also played the young Hagrid when we see him in the diary memories in ‘Chamber of Secrets’.
I’m so jealous Moglet. That must have been great to meet and eat with one of the doubles.
Thats not very ‘sneeky’ but so cool too!
@Ratorr, well he’d got to know my other half who had been working on the purple button on the motorbike and was therefore on set for some of the filming. He was lucky enough to meet Robbie Coltrane too, apparently he’s really fun to talk to.
Robbies body is not actually in the suit when you have full body shots of Hagrid. If you look real close, Most of Hagrid’s speaking parts include close up shots of his face and head; those are Robbie Coltrane. The full body shots of Hagrid are the double. Look a little closer when watching the film; you will see a full body Hagrid, and when he goes to speak, they close up to his face and head.
After the awesome Hagrid Sneak Peek, click on Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 1. It’s 1:02:48.
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