Star Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies, has actually died aged 72.

He additionally showed up in ITV detective drama Cracker as well as the James Bond movies Goldeneye and also The World Is Not Enough.

In a statement, his representative Belinda Wright verified the actor died in medical facility near Falkirk in Scotland.

She explained Coltrane as a “distinct ability”, including his role as Hagrid “brought pleasure to children as well as adults alike around the world”.

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” For me personally I shall remember him as an abidingly devoted client. Along with being a wonderful star, he was forensically intelligent, wonderfully witty and also after 40 years of being proud to be called his representative, I will miss him.

” He is endured by his sis Annie Rae, his youngsters Spencer as well as Alice as well as their mother Rhona Gemmell. They wish to say thanks to the clinical team at Forth Valley Royal Medical Facility in Larbert for their treatment and diplomacy.

Robbie Coltrane” Please regard Robbie’s family members’s personal privacy at this traumatic time.”

Coltrane was made an OBE in the 2006 New Year’s honours list for his solutions to drama and he was awarded the Bafta Scotland Honor for outstanding payment to film in 2011.

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe commemorated Coltrane in a statement, stating: “Robbie was among the funniest individuals I have actually satisfied as well as used to maintain us chuckling constantly as kids on that particular set.

” I’ve specifically fond memories of him maintaining our spirits up on Detainee of Azkaban, when we were all hiding from the downpour for hrs in Hagrid’s hut and also he was telling stories as well as fracturing jokes to keep spirits up.

” I really feel incredibly lucky that I reached fulfill and deal with him as well as really sad that he’s passed. He was an unbelievable actor and also a lovely guy.”

Fellow Harry Potter celebrity Emma Watson stated: “Robbie, if I ever before get to be so kind as you were to me on a film set I promise I’ll do it in your name as well as memory.”

She paid tribute to Coltrane on Instagram stating there was “no better Hagrid” as well as he “made it a happiness to be Hermione”.

” I’ll actually miss your sweetness, your labels, your heat, your laughs and your hugs.”

Creating on Twitter, Harry Potter author JK Rowling explained Coltrane as an “unbelievable talent” and “a full one-off”.

Star Stephen Fry, that appeared along with Coltrane in Alfresco, tweeted: “Such deepness, power and ability: funny enough to trigger defenseless hiccups and also honking as we made our first television show Alfresco. Farewell, old fellow, you’ll be so terribly missed.”

Other Alfesco actor Hugh Laurie, who likewise starred along with Coltrane in Blackadder, remembered their time spent sharing car rides between Manchester and also London. “I do not assume I have actually ever laughed or learned a lot in my life”, he tweeted.

And Blackadder celebrity Tony Robinson explained Coltrane as “such a sweet guy … so talented as a comic and as a straight actor”. Uploading on Twitter regarding his preferred episode from the duration comedy, he stated: “It was all to you mate.”

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon defined Coltrane’s fatality as “extremely depressing news”.

” He had such variety and also deepness as an actor, from great funny to hard-edged dramatization. I believe my favourite of all his roles was Fitz in Biscuit,” she claimed. “Robbie Coltrane, Scottish enjoyment legend – you will certainly be widely missed. SPLIT.”

The main James Bond Twitter account called him an “remarkable actor whose talent recognized no bounds”.

Broadcaster Richard Coles added: “Extremely sorry to listen to Robbie Coltrane has died. We shared a dressing room as soon as and also he had the most significant trousers I have ever before seen, which he wore with remarkable style. We were good friends after that.”

The Scottish celebrity, whose genuine name is Anthony Robert McMillan, was birthed in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, in 1950.

Coltrane was the kid of instructor and also pianist Jean Ross as well as General Practitioner Ian Baxter McMillan, and was enlightened at independent school Glenalmond College in Perth and Kinross.

The star’s profession started in 1979 in the TV series Bet Today, however he pertained to prominence in A Kick Up the Eighties, a BBC TV funny series which likewise starred Tracey Ullman, Miriam Margolyes and also Rik Mayall.

He additionally showed up in the 1983 ITV comedy Outdoor, with Fry, Emma Thompson, Siobhan Redmond and also Hugh Laurie.

By 1987 he had a leading role in Tutti Frutti, concerning Scottish rock and roll band The Majestics, which likewise starred Emma Thompson as well as Richard Wilson. The year prior to he was in British criminal offense film Mona Lisa, starring Bob Hoskins.

Coltrane gained further fame starring as criminal psycho therapist Dr Eddie “Fitz” Fitzgerald in the ITV collection Biscuit from 1993 to 1995 and in an unique return episode in 2006.

The role secured him the Bafta award for ideal star for three consecutive years from 1994 to 1996.

Arguably his best-known function can be found in the Harry Potter film collection as he starred in all eight flicks as Rubeus Hagrid together with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and also Emma Watson.

In 2016, he starred in Bafta-winning Channel 4 dramatization National Prize, with Dame Julie Walters, about a comic and TV host accused of sexual assault of females.

Late in 2014 he appeared in the Harry Potter reunion TV special, which reunited the actors, although JK Rowling was absent and also included only in archive video clips.

Coltrane showed up along with Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, along with Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman and Ralph Fiennes.

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Last Updated: 15 October 2022