Aspiring to follow in the footsteps of such contemporary Scottish stars as Ewan McGregor, Sean Biggerstaff may have his work cut out for him in light of the massive success of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Essaying the role of Gryffindor Captain Oliver Wood, Biggerstaff made a notable impression on fellow actors and audiences alike, and soon began to prepare for a role in the second installment of the popular book series-turned-movie franchise. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 15, 1983, Biggerstaff began acting at the age of five. After Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman witnessed his acting skills in a stage performance of Macbeth, he offered the youngster a role in The Winter Guest (1997). The support of a respected and well-versed actor on his side, Biggerstaff would follow his elder's advise to acquire an agent, and his first major role would be alongside Rickman in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001).