Actor Sean Biggerstaff

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on November 2, 2002

Ever since I saw Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, I have wondered about the boy who plays Oliver Wood, Harry's quidditch coach. Can you tell me about him?
—Kayce A., Arizona

Sean Biggerstaff, a 19-year-old Glasgow, Scotland, native, realized he wanted to be an actor when he was just 7 years old. He joined the local drama group and stuck with it for five years, nabbing his first professional acting job at age 10 in a production of MacBeth. Biggerstaff spent another six years with the Scottish Youth Theater, where actor Alan Rickman (Die Hard) spotted him and hired young Biggerstaff for a role in the film he was directing, The Winter Guest. Soon afterward, he got the part in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Biggerstaff keeps in touch with his many new fans on his own website,, via an online diary. Playing the guitar is Biggerstaff's other passion, and he names Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Extreme, Man, and Rage Against the Machine among his favorite bands. Biggerstaff will reprise his role as Oliver Wood in the next Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.