Robbie Coltrane, who played Harry Potter, died at the age of 72.


Robbie Coltrane, who played Harry Potter, died at the age of 72. Robbie Coltrane, who was 72 years old and played Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies, has died.

He was also in the ITV detective show Cracker and the James Bond movies Goldeneye and The World Is Not Enough. In a statement, his agent Belinda Wright said the actor had died in a hospital near Falkirk in Scotland.

She called Coltrane a “unique talent” and said that his role as Hagrid “brought joy to kids and adults around the world.”

“I will remember him as a client who was always loyal to me. He was a great actor, but he was also very smart and funny. After 40 years of being proud to be called his agent, I will miss him.

“His sister Annie Rae, his children Spencer and Alice, and their mother Rhona Gemmell are the only ones who will remember him. They want to thank the doctors and nurses at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert for the care and kindness they showed.

Coltrane was given an OBE in the 2006 New Year’s honors list for his work in theatre, and in 2011 he was given the Bafta Scotland Award for his work in film.

Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter, wrote a statement about Coltrane that said: “Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. When we were kids on that set, we would laugh all the time because of him.

“I’ll always remember how he kept us laughing and cheered us up during Prisoner of Azkaban, when we had to hide from the rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he kept us laughing by telling stories and making jokes.

“I feel very lucky to have met and worked with him, and I’m very sad that he’s gone. He was a great actor and a nice person.”

J.K. Rowling, who wrote the Harry Potter books, called Coltrane “an incredible talent” and “a one-of-a-kind.”

Stephen Fry, who was in the movie Alfresco with Coltrane, tweeted: “So much depth, power, and talent, and so funny that it made us snort and honk while we were making our first TV show, Alfresco. Farewell, old fellow, you’ll be so dreadfully missed.”

Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland, said that Coltrane’s death was “very sad news.”

“As an actor, he could do everything from brilliant comedy to hard-hitting drama. Fitz in Cracker was probably my favorite role of his “she told me.

“Robbie Coltrane, you were a legend in Scottish entertainment, and you will be missed very much. RIP.”

The official James Bond Twitter account called him an “outstanding actor whose talent knew no limits.”

Richard Coles, a radio and TV host, added: “So sad to hear that Robbie Coltrane has passed away. We once shared a dressing room, and he wore the largest pants I’ve ever seen with a lot of styles. From then on, we were friends.”

Anthony Robert McMillan, the Scottish star, was born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, in 1950. His real name is Anthony Robert McMillan.

Coltrane was the son of a piano teacher and a doctor, Jean Ross and Ian Baxter McMillan. He went to an independent school in Perth and Kinross called Glenalmond College.

The actor’s career started in 1979 with the TV show Play for Today. However, he became famous with the BBC comedy show A Kick Up the Eighties, which also starred Tracey Ullman, Miriam Margolyes, and Rik Mayall.

He also worked with Fry, Emma Thompson, Siobhan Redmond, and Hugh Laurie in the ITV comedy Alfresco from 1983.

By 1987, he was the main character in the movie Tutti Frutti, which was about the Scottish rock and roll band The Majestics. Emma Thompson and Richard Wilson were also in the movie. He was in the British crime movie Mona Lisa with Bob Hoskins the year before.

Coltrane became even more famous when he played Dr. Eddie “Fitz” Fitzgerald, a criminal psychologist, in the ITV show Cracker from 1993 to 1995 and in a special return episode in 2006.

He won the Bafta award for best actor for three years in a row, from 1994 to 1996, for the role.

Rubeus Hagrid, the character he played in all eight Harry Potter movies with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, maybe his best-known role.

In 2016, he starred with Dame Julie Walters in the Bafta-winning Channel 4 drama National Treasure, about a comedian and TV host who is accused of sexually abusing women.

Late last year, he was in a TV special with the rest of the Harry Potter cast, but J.K. Rowling was not there and only showed up in old clips.

Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, as well as Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, and Ralph Fiennes, were all in the same scene with Coltrane.