How did they make Robbie Coltrane so tall?


  1. How did they make Robbie Coltrane so tall?
  2. Is Robbie Coltrane as big as Hagrid?
  3. How tall was Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid?
  4. Is Hagrid really tall?
  5. Why is Hagrid so big?

How did they make Robbie Coltrane so tall?

He had a larger body-double who wore his prosthetics (beard etc.) in some shots. They also used optical illusions. There were two sets for Hagrid’s Hut,a small one which Hagrid went in to look big and a large one which the trio went in to make him look even bigger.

Is Robbie Coltrane as big as Hagrid?

No, he has a body double. Hagrid is played by Robbie Coltrane, whom is a large man, but nowhere near as big as he appears in the movies.

How tall was Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid?

6 feet 1 inchIt is not possible for the actor who played Hagrid to be nearly 12 feet tall as suggested in the book (Robbie Coltrane is actually only 6 feet 1 inch), so let’s look at how a set can be built to make Hagrid appear twice the size of a normal man.

Is Hagrid really tall?

In the books he is said to be almost 12 feet tall, and in the movies he appears around 8 feet tall. There are certainly no 8-foot-tall actors in Great Britain, so how did they make Hagrid so tall?

Why is Hagrid so big?

Physical description. Hagrid was born to a wizard father and a giant mother, making him a half-giant. As a half-giant, Hagrid possessed great physical strength and endurance, including a resilience against some spells, though his ability to withstand spells was not as great as that of full giants.