Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who was best known for his roles as the half-giant Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” films and the crime-solving psychologist Dr. Jack Crawford on the TV series Cracker, has passed away. He was 72.
The musician’s representative, Belinda Wright, has confirmed that Robbie Coltrane passed away on Saturday in a Scottish hospital. For what reason, she did not specify.
Robbie Coltrane, Harry Potter’s Hagrid, dies at 72
Coltrane won the best actor at the British Academy Television Awards three years in a row for his role as a hard-boiled detective in the 1990s series Cracker. Every one of the eight Harry Potter movies from 2001-2011 featured him as Hagrid, the kindly half-giant who guides the young wizard.
In the James Bond films GoldenEye and The World are Not Enough, he played a Russian mafia leader.
In the 2016 miniseries National Treasure, Robbie Coltrane earned praise for his portrayal of an adored TV personality who may be hiding a terrible secret.
Wright said, “After 40 years of being pleased to be named his agent, I will miss him. He was not just a magnificent actor, but he was forensically bright and wonderfully humorous.”
Wright claimed that Coltrane’s ex-wife Rhona Gemmell and their two children, Spencer and Alice, as well as Coltrane’s sister Annie Rae, survive him.