Robbie Coltrane was a Scottish actor, comedian, and writer best known for his portrayal of the endearing half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” films. Both Daniel Radcliffe and J.K. Rowling paid tribute to the Coltrane. On 14-10-2022, his agency WME announced his passing away.
From “Sorcerer’s Stone” in 2001 through “Deathly Hallows Part 2” in 2011, Coltrane appeared in every “Harry Potter” film and was praised for bringing the character from J.K. Rowling’s book series to life. The most recent instance of Robbie Coltrane’s return to his “Harry Potter” beginnings was when he joined Radcliffe and other actors, most notably Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, in HBO Max’s 20th anniversary.
While paying tribute to him, Daniel Radcliffe said that “Robbie was one of the funniest individuals I’ve known and used to keep us laughing continuously as youngsters on the set. I have particularly pleasant recollections of him lifting our spirits during “Prisoner of Azkaban,” when we were all holed up in Hagrid’s hut for hours in the pouring rain.
In her tribute twitter post, ‘author of Harry Potter J.K. Rowling said that he had a very unique talent, and I consider myself incredibly lucky to have known him, worked with him, and laughed uncontrollably with him. My heartfelt sympathies and affection go out to his family, especially his children.
Coltrane will always be remembered by millions of people for his role as Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” films. His fans will be surprised to know that he was also a part of the James Bond series, having starred in the films “Golden Eye” from 1995 and “The World Is Not Enough” from 1999.
He also worked in Aragog the massive talking spider, Fang the boarhound, Buckbeak the hippogriff, Fluffy the three-headed dog, Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback dragon, and the eerily majestic Thestrals.