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Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in “Harry Potter,” dies at 72

Robbie Coltranethe beloved Scottish actor who played Hagrid in every movie of Harry Potter, died at the age of 72. According to website Deadline, the actor’s agent confirmed the death on Friday (14).

Coltrane died in a hospital near his home in Scotland. Also according to the publication, the actor had a health problem for about two years and was able to get around with the help of a wheelchair.

In a statement mourning the actor’s death, the agent described Coltrane as “a unique talent” and said that with the character of Hagrid he “brought joy to children and adults around the world”.

For me personally, I will remember him as a loyal customer. Besides being a great actor, he was intelligent, very smart. After 40 years of being proudly called his agent, I will miss him dearly.” said Belinda Wright, who still asked for privacy for the family at the time.

In addition to playing the beloved Hagrid, a half-giant/half-wizard, the actor has also starred in films from “James Bond” (“007 vs. Goldeneye” and “007 – The World Is Not Enough”) and “crackers“. With the latter he won three Bafta awards, for three consecutive years (from 1994 to 1996), for the best actor for the interpretation of the character Fitz.

Coltrane was also nominated for awards for his work on the drama “National Treasury“and in the series”Tutti Frutti“.

Nuns on the run“and”Mona Lisa” are also among the works with the participation of the actor, who started his artistic career in 1979, in the television series “Play for today“.

The most recent work of the actor was in the series “Urban myths“, in which he played director Orson Welles, in films in 2019 and 2020.

In 2006, Coltrane received Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his work in acting. The actor had two children, Spencer and Alice.

Author of the Harry Potter books, JK Rowling mourned the actor’s death on their networks. “I will never meet anyone like Robbie. He was an incredible talent and I was lucky enough to know him, work with him and laugh with him. I send all my love and deepest condolences to your family.“.

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