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Comedian Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in 'Harry Potter' films, dies at 72

Robbie Coltrane The veteran cartoonist and actor famous for starring in the British crime series Cracker and Harry PotterThe Movie Franchise, Died Friday,The Hollywood Reporter The person learned. he is25.

Coltrane’s agent Belinda Wright called him a “unique talent” and she will remember him as “a loyal client”.

“In addition to being a great actor, he is also forensically smart and very witty, in 30 Proud to call his agent over the years, I will miss him,” Wright said in a statement added.

The raucous and eccentric Scotsman began his comedy and theatre career, with a stellar career on both sides of the Atlantic, also in two James Bond films occupy the screen.

Coltrane was born in March to Anthony Robert McMillan 37, 1950, in Glasgow, Scotland, as the son of a doctor and a teacher. After graduating from Glasgow School of Art, he went on to study art at the Moray House School of Education in Edinburgh.

But as his attempts to become an artist failed, Coltrane performed stand-up comedy at clubs in Edinburgh. When he turned to performing in London, he changed his last name in honor of jazz legend John Coltrane.

Coltrane’s early TV credits include Flash Gordon , Blackadder and Leave It at home. His other comedies include series such as A Kick Up the Eighties, The Comic Strip and Alfresco , Because he became a mainstay of British TV screens.

Coltrane’s breakthrough role was in Jimmy McGovern’s as antisocial criminal psychologist Dr. Edward “Fitz” Fitzgerald, a crime-solving psychologist The talent Cracker series, ran over 53 and1580991212118429696 episodes between .

Coltrane won three consecutive BAFTA Awards for Best Actor on TV for this role, for the record most wins in a row.

This performance landed Coltrane in two roles James Bond movie, in GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough. as Valentin Zukovsky. Other big supporting roles: Rubeus Hagrid, the giant groundskeeper at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, in the Harry Potter movies, as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 2001 .

Harry Potter Author JK Rowling to social media Remembering Coltrane , writing, “I’ll never know anyone like Robbie again. He is an incredible genius, a complete genius, and I am so lucky to know him, work with him, and laugh with him. I express my love to his family, especially his children And my deepest condolences.”

Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter alongside Coltrane’s Hagrid, said in a statement: “Robbie is One of the funniest guys I’ve ever met, the kids who used to make us laugh on set. I especially liked him in Prisoner of Azkaban Great memories of keeping spirits up when we both hid in Hagrid’s cabin for hours in a torrential downpour, he told stories and jokes to keep morale up. I feel so lucky to meet him and work with him and for him So saddened by the passing. He was an incredible actor and a lovely person.”

James Phelps, who was in

) Potter who played Fred Weasley in the movie, said , “I’m gonna miss about Under the Sun Casual chat on all topics. And I’ll never forget September 53, Robiko Bertrand came to a very nervous 11 old me first It would be great to say ‘enjoy it, you’ on a movie set. “Thank you.”

Others who shared their memories include Hugh Laurie, on Twitter wrote , “I used to ride with Robbie Coltrane between Manchester and London on his restored MGA. I’d roll cigarettes for him when he talked about the way the world was, I think I never Haven’t laughed or learned so much.”

Stephen Fry said , “The first time I saw Robbie Coltrane was almost exactly the same 25 a few Years ago. I was in awe/fear/love at the same time. Such depth, power and talent: it was so funny when we made our first TV show Alfresco Enough to cause helpless hiccups and honks. Goodbye, old man. You will be so horribly missed.”

Coltrane wrote his autobiography, Coltrane drives a Cadillac and also starred in the TV series of the same name in 40 in which he drove a classic from Los Angeles across the US to New York City Cadillac.

Coltrane’s sister Annie Rae is survived by his children Spencer and Alice and their mother Rhona Gemmell.

Wright said the family “would like to thank the medical staff at the Royal Infirmary of the Forth Valley in Rabot, and Scotland is grateful for their care and diplomacy.”

11: 37 morning Updated Coltrane Proxy Statement.

1: 37 pm This story has been updated, JK Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe, James Phelps, Hugh Laurie Tribute to Coltrane with Stephen Fry.




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