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Martin Bayfield

Former Rugby Player
Country: UK

The ex-policeman, keynote speaker Martin Bayfield, is a former rugby player, one of England’s most powerful forwards. He has since retirement from the field made several appearances both as a speaker but also as a broadcaster. He is known for his exceptionally funny speeches, and ability to captivate the audience.

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With a height of 6’10”, the ex-policeman, Martin Bayfield, is one of the tallest players in rugby. He used this to his advantage as one of England’s most powerful forwards. He has enjoyed a successful international career on the field, winning 31 England caps and two Grand Slams. He was also selected to represent the British Lions in New Zealand.

His rugby career ended with an injury; however his charismatic personality and ability to command attention led him to take centre-stage at corporate events and significant functions. Martin is very sought after as a MC, auctioneer, after-dinner speaker and is famed for his exceptionally funny speeches. He is in huge demand within corporate events including gala and sports dinners, award ceremonies, company conferences and away-days.

Martin has also made appearances in broadcasting – commentating for the BBC and Radio 5 Live. He has also hosted five’s NFL coverage as well as The World’s Strongest Man and most recently covering the Rugby World Cup 2011 for ITV. In March 2012, Martin was confirmed as a regular presenter on BBC1’s long-running Crimewatch, he has therefore also become and accomplished and trusted studio presenter.

Martin’s most recognized achievement is his involvement in the Harry Potter films, in which he played Robbie Coltrane’s body double as the giant Rubeus Hagrid. He also landed a role in BBC1’s much-loved series New Tricks.

  • Former England International and British Lion
  • Ex-policeman, having served with the Metropolitan and Bedfordshire Police
  • Highly in demand after-dinner speaker and host
  • Crimewatch Presenter and host of ITV’s Rugby World Cup coverage
  • BBC Radio Five Live Rugby correspondent
  • Host of Five’s NFL coverage and The World’s Strongest Man
  • Actor and Harry Potter body double

    Speaker Martin Bayfield Keynote Topics

    • Comedy
    • Sport
    • Teamwork
    • MC
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