The legendary actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hogwarts gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid in the Hollywood comic series Harry Potter, died at a hospital near his home in Larbert, Scotland. The award-winning actor had been in ill health for the past couple of years. He was a larger-than-life comic star, enjoyed huge popularity as Potter’s half-giant/half-wizard, gaining worldwide fame and acclaim for his heartwarming performances.
He co-starred in James Bond films GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough, in which he played Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky, a former KGB operative-turned-ally of Agent 007. Coltrane is a 72-year-old man. During his young age, he scored blockbusters with several Hollywood films like Flash Gordon and Mona Lisa before he appeared on the small screen in Tutti Frutti and then Blackadder the Third.
He was made an OBE in 2006. He is survived by two children. Coltrane made his Harry Potter debut in 2001. Also, he memorably played the Pope in 1991 comedy drama, The Pope Must Die. For his murder drama series Cracker, he won 3 consecutive BAFTA best actor prizes, an honor only equaled by one other actor, Michael Gambon. He was also nominated for Channel 4 drama National Treasure and Tutti Frutti.
— Behindwoods (@behindwoods) October 14, 2022