- ° 30 maart 1950
- ∧ Rutherglen, Scotland, UK
Son born c. 1992; daughter born c. 1998
Graduated from the Glasgow School of Art where he majored in drawing, painting and film.
Has two children: Alice and Spencer.
Frequently plays giants and has to wear padding, lifts, and has to be shot from below, in such film as the "Harry Potter" series, where he played Hagrid, and in "Van Helsing," where he was generated into a computer to play a bear-sized Mr. Hyde.
Has appeared in four films opposite a former member of Monty Python's Flying Circus. His castmate in Nuns on the Run was Eric Idle. He appeared in The World is Not Enough, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, all of which also starred John Cleese.
Only took the role of Hagrid in the Harry Potter series after his children urged him to do so.