|“||You're a wizard, Harry.||„|
|~ Hagrid meeting Harry Potter|
Rubeus Hagrid also known simply as Hagrid is a half-giant wizard who serves as Gamekeeper of Hogwarts and one of the secondary protagonists in the Harry Potter book series and its film adaptations. He is also the false main antagonist of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
He was played by Robbie Coltrane.
Hagrid was born on 6 December 1928 to Mr Hagrid, a wizard, and Fridwulfa, a giantess, and grew up in the West Country of England, near the Forest of Dean, where he acquired his distinctive accent. When Hagrid was about three, his mother returned to her Giant colony, leaving his father to raise him alone. Hagrid said he had very few memories of his mother from his childhood, but remembered his father fondly; as a half-giant, he overtook his father in size by the age of six, and amused the "tiny" wizard by picking him up and setting him on top of a dresser when Hagrid was annoyed with him. Later, when talking to Harry, Ron, and Hermione about the death of his mother, Hagrid admitted that she was not a great mother at all.
Hagrid attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1940 and was sorted into Gryffindor house. In Hagrid's third year, he was framed by a Slytherin student named Tom Riddle for the crime of opening the Chamber of Secrets and using his pet Acromantula to attack several Muggle-born students and eventually kill one of them, whom was none other than Myrtle. Though Hagrid's wand was snapped and he was expelled, he was trained as gamekeeper of Hogwarts and allowed to live on the school grounds at the request of Albus Dumbledore, as he felt that Hagrid was innocent. Little did he know that the truth behind his frame-ups was Tom Riddle had planned to construct a Horcrux to gained immortality via murdering Myrtle with his ancestor's basilisk, which was only his first step of his plan to both achieve immortality and world domination and eradication of both all wizardkind with muggle blood and muggles themselves.
He later joined forces with the Order of Phoenix in 1970s. At the abrupt end of the First Wizarding War, Albus Dumbledore sent Hagrid to rescue a one-year-old Harry Potter from the ruins of Godric's Hollow, after Tom, now known as Lord Voldemort, murdered Harry's parents James and Lily Potter in 1981. Using Sirius Black's motorcycle, he brought Harry Potter to Albus Dumbledore and Minerva McGonagall, who were waiting to deliver the boy to his only remaining family — Lily's Muggle elder sister, Petunia, and her husband Vernon Dursley. Hagrid was very sad at the thought of James and Lily Potter being dead.
Meeting Harry Potter
Ten years later in 1991, Hagrid went to a hut on a rock to give Harry his acceptance letter for Hogwarts. Hagrid confronts and threatens Vernon, who along with his wife tried to keep Harry from learning the truth. Vernon also makes Hagrid angrier by insulting Albus Dumbledore in front of the half-giant. Hagrid and took Harry to Diagon Alley to buy his school supplies. During this trip, Hagrid bought Harry a snowy owl for his eleventh birthday, which Harry later named Hedwig.
Chamber of Secrets incident
In 1992, Hagrid goes to Knockturn Alley to buy Fresh-eating Slug Repellent, he bumps into Harry Potter whom arrived via Floo Powder and he brings him to the Weasleys and Hermione Granger. When Argus Filch blames Harry Potter for the petrification of his cat Mrs. Norris and as well several students including Hermione, Hagrid was extremely worry over at Filch's actions and informs this to Albus Dumbledore and prepares to swear it to the Ministry of Magic. Hagrid was later arrested believing he was responsible for opening the Chamber of Secrets and was later released after proving his innocence and joins the feast after all of the petrified are cured.
After Dumbledore's death at the hands of Severus Snape, Voldemort takes over the magic world. Hagrid is however, secretly still a part of the banned Order of the Phoenix, and helping Harry and his friends against the Death Eaters. During the Battle of Hogwarts, Hagrid and his fellow giants, fight against the Death Eaters.
Appearances in other media
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Hagrid will be appearing in the 2021 film Space Jam: A New Legacy, the anticipated sequel to the 1996 Warner Bros. hybrid film Space Jam. He is going to appear alongside other heroes from other Warner Bros. properties to challenge LeBron James and the Looney Tunes into a basketball match.
It has been reported that Robbie Coltrane will reprise his role in the film.