Harry Potter Actor Robbie Coltrane, Who Performed Hagrid, Dies



Harry Potter Actor Robbie Coltrane, Who Played Hagrid, Dies

Actor Robbie Coltrane, who performed Hagrid within the Harry Potter movies, has died on the age of 72. (File)


Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who performed Hagrid within the Harry Potter movies, has died aged 72, his agent stated on Friday.

“My shopper and good friend Robbie Coltrane OBE handed away on Friday October 14,” Belinda Wright stated in a press release, calling him “a novel expertise”.

Coltrane, who was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, close to Glasgow, cast a profession as an actor, comic and author.

On tv, he starred alongside Emma Thompson within the cult BAFTA-winning BBC mini-series “Tutti Frutti” in 1987.

He got here to prominence and received extra awards for his portrayal of the hard-drinking felony psychologist Dr Eddie “Fitz” Fitzgerald within the ITV collection “Cracker” (1993-2006).

He was the English creator and lexicographer Samuel Johnson within the TV comedy collection “Blackadder the Third” alongside “Mr Bean” star Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie (“Home”).

On the massive display, he had roles within the 1987 Neil Jordan crime drama “Mona Lisa” and teamed up with former Monty Python star Eric Idle within the 1990 comedy “Nuns on the Run”.

He additionally performed a former KGB agent-turned-Russian mafia boss in two James Bond movies — “Goldeneye” (1995) and “The World Is Not Sufficient” (1999) — with Pierce Brosnan.

However he’ll greatest be remembered globally as Rubeus Hagrid, the half-giant half-human gamekeeper and Keeper of the Keys and Grounds of Hogwarts college within the movie franchise of JK Rowling’s best-selling Harry Potter books.

The function “introduced pleasure to youngsters and adults alike everywhere in the world, prompting a stream of fan letters each week for over 20 years”, stated Ms Wright.

She added: “For me personally I shall keep in mind him as an abidingly loyal shopper.

“In addition to being an exquisite actor, he was forensically clever, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be known as his agent, I shall miss him.”

Coltrane is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his youngsters Spencer and Alice and their mom Rhona Gemmell.

No reason behind demise was given however Wright thanked medical employees at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, central Scotland, “for his or her care and diplomacy”.

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