Robbie Coltrane, a beloved Scottish actor, died today at the age of 72, his agent confirmed. The actor who played Harry Potter, James Bond and Cracker died in a hospital close to his home in Larbert, Scotland. The actor who had won many awards had been sick for two years.
Coltrane, a comedian who was bigger than life, played Rubeus Hagrid, the gamekeeper at Hogwarts, in the Harry Potter series.
He was very popular as Harry Potter’s half-giant, half-wizard friend. His performances and on-screen relationship with Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry Potter won him praise and fame all over the world.
In the UK, Coltrane ruled TV as forensic psychologist Dr. Edward “Fitz” Coltrane in the murder drama series Cracker. For this role, he won three consecutive BAFTA best actor awards, something only Michael Gambon has done.
He was also nominated for a BAFTA for the TV shows National Treasure on Channel 4 and Tutti Frutti on BBC Scotland. The actor was also great in movies like “Nuns on the Run,” “Mona Lisa,” and “Ocean’s 12.”
He played Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky, a former KGB agent turned ally of Agent 007, in the James Bond movies GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough.
Coltrane was born as Anthony Robert McMillan in Rutherglen, Scotland, in 1950. In his early 20s, he took the stage name Coltrane as a tribute to the jazz saxophonist John Coltrane.
The Slab Boys, a play by Byrne, made him famous. Before he started acting on TV, he was in movies like Flash Gordon and Mona Lisa. His first TV roles were in Tutti Frutti and Blackadder the Third. He was also very good as the Pope in The Pope Must Die, a comedy from 1991.
In the 1990s, Cracker was a critical hit, and in 2001, Coltrane made his first appearance in Harry Potter. Reports say that J.K. Rowling wanted Robbie Coltrane to play Hagrid the most, and when asked who she wanted to see in the role, she said, “Robbie Coltrane for Hagrid,” all in one breath.
In 2006, he was given an OBE. He left behind two children. Follow us only on Lee Daily for more news like this.