Martin Bayfield

Martin Bayfield is a former British Lions and England Rugby Player, Broadcaster and leading After-Dinner Speaker.


‘Bayfs’ made his rugby debut for England in 1991 and was a first team member for 7 years.  In total, he earned 31 international caps including playing in the 1992 and 1995 Grand Slam sides.  He was a member of the 1995 World Cup Squad and was selected for five out of six tests.

Martin also played in all three tests on the British Lions tour to New Zealand.


Following his retirement from the field, Martin moved seamlessly into broadcasting.  He has commentated for the BBC and Radio 5 Live, hosted Five’s NFL coverage and The World’s Strongest Man and also covered the Rugby World Cup for ITV.

Martin now co-presents BT Sports’ ‘Rugby Tonight‘.

In March 2012, Martin joined the presenting team on BBC One’s long running show ‘Crimewatch‘.

However, possibly Martin’s most famous achievement to date, is acting in the Harry Potter films as Robbie Coltrane’s body double as Hagrid!

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