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Martin Bayfield’s acting career: Films, TV and cameos

We take a look at Martin Bayfield’s acting career since retiring from rugby with a number of big roles included.

As well as his presenting for ITV and BT Sport, Bayfield is also a keen actor and has played a number of roles both on the big screen and television over the years.

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  1. What films has Martin Bayfield been in?
  2. What TV shows has Martin Bayfield been in?
  3. Have any other rugby players gone into acting?

Martin Bayfield’s acting career:

Time Gentleman Please (TV Series)Francis/2002
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Young Hagrid/2002
New Tricks (TV Series)Rugby player 1/2006
Wrath of the TitansCyclops/2012

Martin Bayfield as Hagrid:

Have any other rugby players gone into acting?

1. Javier Bardam

Now one of the most famous actors around, the James Bond baddy played rugby for the junior Spanish National Team. Some of his most famous works include Skyfall, No Country For Old Men, Dune and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

2. Joe Naufahu

A former Glasgow Warriors player, he starred as Khal Moro in the sixth season of the HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones.

3. Ian Roberts

Roberts finished playing professional rugby league in 1998, and began studying at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney. In 2003 he moved to the United States in search of acting opportunities. Roberts made a very brief cameo in the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones as a bartender before playing a bigger role in Superman Returns