The whole world has been shocked by the death of Robbie Coltrane, who played the role of ‘Hagrid’ in the Harry Potter series, which became very popular around the world. Robbie Coltrane was 72 when he died.
His agent Belinda Wright said in a statement that Robbie Coltrane died in hospital near Falkirk, Scotland. She also mentioned that Robbie Coltrane has been ill for the past two years.
Robbie Coltrane started his acting career in 1979 with a television drama series. Robbie Coltrane was born on March 30, 1950 in Rutherglen, Scotland.
Robbie Coltrane became a huge hit as the half-giant/half-wizard in the Potter series. His brilliant performances and his portrayal of Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter won him worldwide fame and acclaim.
Actor Daniel Radcliffe has said, “Robbie is the funniest person he’s ever met.”
He also gave memorable performances in films like Mona Lisa, Ocean’s Twelve, Nuns on the Run starring Robbie Coltrane. Robbie Coltrane played the Pope in the 1991 comedy The Pope Must Die.
Robbie Coltrane co-starred in the James Bond films Golden Eye and The World Is Not Enough. In the film, he played Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky, a former KGB operative who is a friend of Agent 007.
In the UK, Coltrane also showed his acting prowess on the television screen as forensic psychologist Dr Edward “Fitz” Coltrane in the murder drama series Cracker. He won three consecutive BAFTA Best Actor awards for the performance. It was only equaled by another actor, Michael Gambon.
Appeared as “Hagrid” in the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. J.K Rowling had Robbie Coltrane at the top of her list to act “Hagrid”. When asked who she would like to act “Hagrid”, she responded in one breath, “Robbie Coltrane for Hagrid”.
Twitter posts about Robbie Coltrane’s Death
I'll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again. He was an incredible talent, a complete one off, and I was beyond fortunate to know him, work with him and laugh my head off with him. I send my love and deepest condolences to his family, above all his children. pic.twitter.com/tzpln8hD9z— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 14, 2022
Heartbroken by the passing of Robbie Coltrane. Hagrid was my favourite character! Robbie portrayed Hagrid’s warmth, sense of home & unconditional love for his students and magical creatures so brilliantly. Thanks for all the laughter. Miss you Robbie. Sending love to your family pic.twitter.com/Gbl3NCsrlA— Bonnie Wright (@thisisbwright) October 14, 2022
One of my fondest memories of filming Harry Potter was a night shoot on the first film in the forbidden forest. I was 12. Robbie cared & looked after everyone around of him. Effortlessly. And made them laugh. Effortlessly. pic.twitter.com/eQA5v1YCm8— Tom Felton (@TomFelton) October 14, 2022
Actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, has died at 72 https://t.co/AYOTJsixQU— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) October 14, 2022
Robbie Coltrane has died.— Andrew Doyle (@andrewdoyle_com) October 14, 2022
I’m sure all of those on The Right Side Of History™ will be keen to share their condolences while his friends and family are grieving.
Oh, wait… pic.twitter.com/dmp8BVvXEv
Trans actvists are celebrating the death of Robbie Coltrane because he supported JK Rowling.— Dataracer (@Dataracer117) October 14, 2022
Calling Hagrid a transphobic bigot that should "rest in piss." These people are vile. pic.twitter.com/Un9nSeIytA