Robbie Coltrane, the British actor known worldwide for his role as the half-giant Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 72, his agent announced Friday.
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Robbie Coltrane, whose real name was Anthony Robert McMillan, died Friday at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, Scotland, his agent Belinda Wright said, thanking the facility’s caregivers.
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The author of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling praised her “incredible talent” on Twitter. “I was lucky enough to know him, work with him and laugh until I cried with him,” she said.
The Scottish-born actor was adored by children around the world for his portrayal of the bushy-bearded, clumsy half-giant who helps young wizard Harry Potter and his friends on their adventures at wizarding school. Hogwarts.
In reality, he was 1.86 m tall, but for the purposes of the film, special effects and special effects made him appear to be much taller.
“Robbie had a unique talent, sharing the record with Michael Combs (who was part of the Harry Potter saga, playing Professor Dumbledore) for winning three consecutive Best Actor BAFTAs for his role in the series” crackIn 1994, 1995 and 1996, recalled his agent.
“He was brilliant, brilliantly intelligent and after 40 years as his agent, I will miss him,” he added.
Coltrane rose to prominence in the mid-1990s for his role as Eddie “Fitz” Fitzgerald, a psychologist who assists the Manchester police in the British detective series Cracker.
In the 1990s, he starred in two films in the James Bond saga (“The World Is Not Enough” and “Golden Eye”), playing a Russian mobster and former KGB agent.
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