Robbie Coltrane

Hagrid from Harry Potter, Robbie Coltrane Dead at the age of 72.

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Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, best known for playing Hagrid in the Harry Potter series, has died at the age of 72

Coltrane's agent Belinda Wright said he died Friday at a hospital in Scotland. 

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Coltrane came to fame as a hard-bitten detective in the 1990s series "Cracker," for which he won the best actor 

He played gentle half-giant Hagrid, a mentor to the boy wizard, in all eight Harry Potter films

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Other roles include a Russian crime boss in the James Bond thrillers "GoldenEye" and "The World is Not Enough."

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Coltrane gained rave reviews for playing a beloved TV star who may harbor a dark secret in the 2016 miniseries "National Treasure."

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

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. 

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