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Harry Potter’s Hagrid, Robbie Coltrane, dies aged 72

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By AFP

LONDON: Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who performed Hagrid within the Harry Potter movies, has died aged 72, his agent mentioned on Friday.

“My client and friend Robbie Coltrane OBE passed away on Friday October 14,” Belinda Wright mentioned in an announcement, calling him “a unique talent”.

Coltrane, who was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, close to Glasgow, cast a profession as an actor, comic and author.

On tv, he starred alongside Emma Thompson within the cult BAFTA-winning BBC mini-series “Tutti Frutti” in 1987.

He got here to prominence and gained extra awards for his portrayal of the hard-drinking prison psychologist Dr Eddie “Fitz” Fitzgerald within the ITV collection “Cracker” (1993-2006).

He was the English writer and lexicographer Samuel Johnson within the TV comedy collection “Blackadder the Third” alongside “Mr Bean” star Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie (“House”).

On the massive display screen, he had roles within the 1987 Neil Jordan crime drama “Mona Lisa” and teamed up with former Monty Python star Eric Idle within the 1990 comedy “Nuns on the Run”.

He additionally performed a former KGB agent-turned-Russian mafia boss in two James Bond movies — “Goldeneye” (1995) and “The World Is Not Enough” (1999) — with Pierce Brosnan.

But he’ll greatest be remembered globally as Rubeus Hagrid, the half-giant half-human gamekeeper and Keeper of the Keys and Grounds of Hogwarts college within the movie franchise of JK Rowling’s best-selling Harry Potter books.

The position “brought joy to children and adults alike all over the world, prompting a stream of fan letters every week for over 20 years”, mentioned Wright.

She added: “For me personally I shall bear in mind him as an abidingly loyal consumer.

“As well as being a wonderful actor, he was forensically intelligent, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent, I shall miss him.”

Coltrane is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his kids Spencer and Alice and their mom Rhona Gemmell.

No explanation for loss of life was given however Wright thanked medical employees at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, central Scotland, “for their care and diplomacy”.

LONDON: Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who performed Hagrid within the Harry Potter movies, has died aged 72, his agent mentioned on Friday.

“My client and friend Robbie Coltrane OBE passed away on Friday October 14,” Belinda Wright mentioned in an announcement, calling him “a unique talent”.

Coltrane, who was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, close to Glasgow, cast a profession as an actor, comic and author.

On tv, he starred alongside Emma Thompson within the cult BAFTA-winning BBC mini-series “Tutti Frutti” in 1987.

He got here to prominence and gained extra awards for his portrayal of the hard-drinking prison psychologist Dr Eddie “Fitz” Fitzgerald within the ITV collection “Cracker” (1993-2006).

He was the English writer and lexicographer Samuel Johnson within the TV comedy collection “Blackadder the Third” alongside “Mr Bean” star Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie (“House”).

On the massive display screen, he had roles within the 1987 Neil Jordan crime drama “Mona Lisa” and teamed up with former Monty Python star Eric Idle within the 1990 comedy “Nuns on the Run”.

He additionally performed a former KGB agent-turned-Russian mafia boss in two James Bond movies — “Goldeneye” (1995) and “The World Is Not Enough” (1999) — with Pierce Brosnan.

But he’ll greatest be remembered globally as Rubeus Hagrid, the half-giant half-human gamekeeper and Keeper of the Keys and Grounds of Hogwarts college within the movie franchise of JK Rowling’s best-selling Harry Potter books.

The position “brought joy to children and adults alike all over the world, prompting a stream of fan letters every week for over 20 years”, mentioned Wright.

She added: “For me personally I shall bear in mind him as an abidingly loyal consumer.

“As well as being a wonderful actor, he was forensically intelligent, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent, I shall miss him.”

Coltrane is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his kids Spencer and Alice and their mom Rhona Gemmell.

No explanation for loss of life was given however Wright thanked medical employees at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, central Scotland, “for their care and diplomacy”.

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