Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane dies at 72


LONDON—Robbie Coltrane, the life-size Scottish actor who played the beloved half-giant Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, died Friday at the age of 72, his representative said.

Coltrane’s career spans over 40 years, from roles in the James Bond films ‘GoldenEye’ and ‘The World Is Not Enough’, to the 1990s British television series ‘Crackers’ as criminal psychologist Dr. Edward ‘Fitz’. It’s a wide range of things until you play the leading role. Fitzgerald.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling sent her compliments on Twitter, writing:

“He was an incredible talent and a complete one-off. , especially to his children with love and deepest condolences.”

In a statement, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, 33, called Coltrane “one of the funniest people I’ve met.”

“In Prisoner of Azkaban, when we were all hiding from the heavy rain in Hagrid’s hut for hours, when he was telling stories and joking to keep morale up, he was I especially like that it kept our spirits up.”. 2004 movie.

Rubeus Hagrid is the keeper of the keys and grounds of Hogwarts, the setting for the first Harry Potter novel.

Coltrane’s agent, Belinda Wright, called Coltrane a “unique talent” and said he brought joy to children around the world by playing a monster-loving boy-wizard friend.

“Not only was he a great actor, but he was forensically intelligent and brilliantly witty…and after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent, I can’t believe that he was. I miss you.

Born 30 March 1950 in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Anthony Robert MacMillan changed his professional name in homage to the celebrated jazz musician John Coltrane.

He was a talented comic actor and star of the 1980s British alternative comedy boom, having had a string of television roles, including regular appearances in the ‘The Comic Strip Presents…’ anthology series. In 1987, he co-starred with Emma Thompson in John Byrne’s mini-his series Tutti Frutti, Scottish fictional rock ‘n’ he rolls Ruin’s lead in the story of his band, The Majestics. rose to fame after appearing in Jazza as his McGlone.

In the 1990s crime series Crackers, he showed that he could also play a serious role. According to Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon, it was her favorite role.

“Scottish entertainment legend Robbie Coltrane. Miss you,” she wrote.

British actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry (a breakout star of the alternative comedy boom) wrote that he met Coltrane almost exactly 40 years ago.

“I was struck with awe/fear/love all at once. Such depth, power, talent: when we made our first TV show, ‘Alfresco,’ to helplessly hiccup and hoot.” It was funny enough. Goodbye, old friends. you will be very lonely ”

Coltrane died in a hospital near Falkirk, Scotland, British PA media reported.

He is survived by his sister Annie Ray, children Spencer and Alice, and mother Lorna Gemmell, his agent Wright said.