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Robbie Coltrane, Hagrid actor from ‘Harry Potter’ films, dies at 72 – Nationwide

Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who performed a crime-solving psychologist on TV collection Cracker and the beloved half-giant Hagrid within the Harry Potter films, has died.

He was 72.

Coltrane’s agent Belinda Wright stated he died Friday at a hospital in Scotland. She didn’t present a trigger.

Coltrane got here to fame as a hard-bitten detective within the Nineteen Nineties collection Cracker, for which he gained greatest actor on the British Academy Tv Awards three years operating.

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He performed light half-giant Hagrid, a mentor to the boy wizard, in all eight Harry Potter movies, launched between 2001 and 2011.

Different roles embrace a Russian crime boss within the James Bond thrillers GoldenEye and The World is Not Sufficient.

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Coltrane gained rave evaluations for taking part in a beloved TV star who could harbour a darkish secret within the 2016 miniseries Nationwide Treasure.

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Wright stated that “in addition to being an exquisite actor, he was forensically clever, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be referred to as his agent, I shall miss him.”

Celebrities took to social media to share their condolences. Potter star Daniel Radcliffe launched an announcement about Coltrane’s passing:

“Robbie was one of many funniest folks I’ve met and used to maintain us laughing continuously as children on the set,” it reads. “I’ve particularly fond recollections of him holding our spirits up on ‘Prisoner of Azkaban,’ once we have been all hiding from the torrential rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he was telling tales and cracking jokes to maintain morale up. I really feel extremely fortunate that I bought to fulfill and work with him and really unhappy that he’s handed. He was an unbelievable actor and a stunning man.”

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Wright stated Coltrane is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his ex-wife Rhona Gemmell and his kids Spencer and Alice.


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