LONDON — Robbie Coltrane, the toddler-faced comedian and personality actor whose a variety of of roles included against the law-fixing psychologist on the TV series “Cracker” and the mushy half of-giant Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” motion photos, has died. He became 72.
Coltrane’s agent Belinda Wright said he died Friday at a clinical institution in his native Scotland, and but failed to all of a sudden provide diversified particulars. She known as him “forensically incandescent” and “brilliantly witty” in only one in every of many tributes made to him.
“Harry Potter” creator J.Okay. Rowling, who many years previously had said Coltrane became her first choice to play Hagrid, tweeted Friday that he became “a lovely skill, a complete one off.”
“I became beyond lucky to know him, work with him and laugh my head off with him,” she wrote.
Born Anthony Robert McMillan in Rutherglen, Scotland, Coltrane became in his early 20s when he started pursuing an performing profession and renamed himself in honor of jazz musician John Coltrane.
He already had a notable veil profession, with credit ranking at the side of “Mona Lisa,” “Nuns on the Run” and Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of “Henry V” when he broke thru on his have as a laborious-bitten detective in “Cracker,” the 1990s TV series for which he obtained most real looking actor on the British Academy Tv Awards three years operating.
He went on to appear in all eight “Harry Potter” motion photos because the younger wizard’s mentor and had a wide model of diversified system, at the side of a Russian crime boss in the James Bond thrillers “GoldenEye” and “The World is No longer Sufficient” and Pip’s guardian Mr. Jaggers in a 2012 adaptation of Dickens’ “Monumental Expectations.” Extra currently, he got rave critiques for taking part in a cherished TV superstar who would possibly well also merely harbor a darkish secret in the 2016 miniseries “Nationwide Like.”
On Friday, his “Nuns on the Run” co-superstar Eric Sluggish tweeted that he had been speaking about Coltrane, “questioning the place he became,” when he learned of his loss of life.
“Such a shiny and shiny man. A consummate actor, an awfully silly comedian and an unprecedented actor. He became also a extraordinarily impartial correct friend,” Sluggish wrote.
Wright said Coltrane is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his ex-predominant other Rhona Gemmell and his teenagers Spencer and Alice.