Robbie Coltrane dies, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, died at the age of 72.
In addition to the ITV detective drama Cracker, he starred in the James Bond flicks Goldeneye and The World Is Not Enough.
His agent, Belinda Wright, announced the actor’s death in a hospital near Falkirk, Scotland, in a statement.
She called Coltrane a “special talent,” adding that his portrayal of Hagrid “gave delight to children and adults alike all throughout the world.”
“I will remember him as a steadfastly devoted client for the rest of my life.” He was not just a fantastic performer, but he was also forensically bright and wonderfully humorous, and I will miss him after 40 years of being pleased to be called his agent.
Robbie Coltrane Dies, known for his role as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter series has passed away at the age of 72.
Robbie Coltrane, known for his role as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter series has passed away at the age of 72.— LADbible (@ladbible) October 14, 2022
RIP Robbie pic.twitter.com/cs7jMyXMFK
Stephen Fry, an actor and broadcaster, led the praises, tweeting: “Such depth, strength, and talent: humorous enough to provoke hopeless hiccups and honking when filming Alfresco, our first TV program. Farewell, old friend; you will be much missed.”
Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland, called Coltrane’s death “extremely sad news.”
“As an actor, he had incredible variety and depth, ranging from excellent humor to hard-edged drama. Fitz in Cracker was probably my favorite among his parts “She said.
“Scottish entertainment superstar Robbie Coltrane, you will be much missed. RIP.”
Coltrane received an OBE in the 2006 New Year’s Honours List for his contributions to theater, and in 2011, he received the Bafta Scotland Award for extraordinary contribution to film.
His career began with the TV series Play for Today in 1979, but he rose to popularity in A Kick Up the Eighties, a BBC TV comedy series starring Tracey Ullman, Miriam Margoles, and Rik Mayall.
He also starred with Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Siobhan Redmond, and Hugh Laurie in the 1983 ITV comedy Alfresco.
By 1987, he was starring in Tutti Frutti, a film about the Scottish rock and roll band The Majestics, alongside Emma Thompson and Richard Wilson.
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