The Scottish actor played the gentle half-giant Hagrid, a mentor to the boy wizard, in all eight Harry Potter films released between 2001 and 2011.
WASHINGTON — Robbie Coltrane, the Scottish actor best known for his roles in the “Harry Potter” and “James Bond” film franchises, has died at the age of 72, his agent confirmed to multiple media outlets.
The award-winning actor was unwell for the past two years. As per the deadline.
Coltrane rose to fame as a hard-nosed detective in the 1990s series “Cracker,” for which he won best actor at the British Academy Television Awards three years running. This led him to play the role of Valentin Zhukovsky in the James Bond films “Golden Eye” and “The World Is Not Enough”.
But many people may know Coltrane from his role as Rubeus Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” films.
“The legacy of the movies is that my children’s generation will show them to their children. So you can easily see it in 50 years’ time. I won’t be here, sadly, but… Hagrid will.” , Yes, ” Coltrane said in an interview marking the 20th anniversary of the “Harry Potter” franchise.
Coltrane won rave reviews for playing a lovable TV star who may be harboring a dark secret in the 2016 miniseries “National Treasure.”
“In addition to being a brilliant actor, he was judicially astute, brilliantly intelligent and after being proud to call him my agent for 40 years, I will miss him,” Wright said.
Coltrane is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his ex-wife Rona Gemmell and his children Spencer and Alice, Wright said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. This is a breaking news that will be updated.