One of the most adored cinematic personalities has left the planet. Robbie Coltrane, the Actor and ‘Harry Potter’ Star, dies at 72, who played Hagrid, the groundskeeper at Hogwarts, in dozens of films and television programs, has passed away.
At 72 years old, he was. Coltrane “died in a hospital close to his home in Larbert, Scotland,” according to Deadline. The well-known actor had been unwell for the previous two years.
The popular Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who played the half-giant character Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies, passed away on Friday at the age of 72, according to his agent.
Coltrane’s more than four-decade acting career included parts in the James Bond movies “Goldeneye” and “The World Is Not Enough” as well as the lead character of criminal psychologist Dr. Edward “Fitz” Fitzgerald in the British TV series “Cracker” from the 1990s.
J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, started the tributes on Twitter with the words: “I’ll never know someone remotely like Robbie again.
He had a very unique talent, and I consider myself incredibly lucky to have known him, worked with him and laughed uncontrollably with him. My heartfelt condolences and regards go out to his family, especially his children.
Robbie Coltrane, the Actor and ‘Harry Potter’ Star, dies at 72. In a statement, Daniel Radcliffe, 33, who plays Harry Potter, referred to Coltrane as “one of the funniest individuals I’ve encountered.”
In the 2004 movie “Prisoner of Azkaban”, when the cast and crew were all holed up in Hagrid’s hut for hours in the pouring rain, he kept everyone’s spirits high by sharing stories and making jokes, the actor said.
The principal location of the first Harry Potter books is Hogwarts, where Rubeus Hagrid serves as Keeper of the Keys and Grounds.
Belinda Wright, Coltrane’s representative, described the musician as having a “special skill” and claimed that playing the young wizard’s monster-loving companion had made children throughout the world happy.
He was not only a fantastic actor, but also forensically bright, brilliantly humorous, and after 40 years of being honored to be called his agent, she said in a statement. “I shall miss him,” she added.
Anthony Robert McMillan, who was born in Rutherglen, South Lanark shire, on March 30, 1950, changed his name professionally in honor of the legendary jazz musician John Coltrane.
He played a number of television parts, including recurring roles in “The Comic Strip Presents” anthology series. He was a talented comic actor and a star of Britain’s alternative comedy boom in the 1980s.
He gained more notoriety in 1987 when he appeared in John Byrne’s miniseries “Tutti Frutti” with Emma Thompson as the tragic lead vocalist Big Jazza McGlone in a story about a fictitious Scots rock and roll band.
In the 1990s, he demonstrated that he could also portray serious roles with the crime drama “Cracker.” According to Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, it was her favorite of his roles.
Robbie Coltrane, the Actor and ‘Harry Potter’ Star, dies at 72, Scottish entertainment star Robbie Coltrane, you will be sorely missed, she wrote.
Stephen Fry, a fellow breakout star of the alternative comedy boom and a British actor and broadcaster, stated that he had met Coltrane almost exactly 40 years prior.
“I simultaneously experienced amazement, dread, and love. We developed our first TV show, “Alfresco,” with such depth, power, and talent that it made people burp and honk helplessly. Goodbye, elderly man. You will be sorely missed “.
Britain’s PA Media stated that Coltrane passed away in a hospital close to Falkirk in Scotland.
According to his agent Wright, he is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his kids Spencer and Alice, and their mother Rhona Gemmell.