Tributes to Hagrid actor Robbie Coltrane, who died aged 72


Tributes are pouring in for actor Robbie Coltrane who performed Hagrid, the loveable half-giant, within the “Harry Potter” franchise who has died on the age of 72.

Coltrane, additionally identified for taking part in Dr. Edward ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald in “Cracker,” a 90s crime present, and a Russian crime boss within the James Bond motion pictures “GoldenEye” and “The World is Not Enough,” died Friday morning in hospital, in accordance to his agent Belinda Wright.

He was most recognizable because the character Hagrid, a father determine to younger wizard Harry Potter, in a job which took him by means of eight motion pictures launched between 2001 and 2011.

Daniel Radcliffe, who performed Harry Potter, advised Variety that Coltrane was “one of the funniest people” he has met who “used to maintain us laughing consistently as children on the set.”

“I’ve particularly fond reminiscences of him maintaining our spirits up on ‘Prisoner of Azkaban,’ after we have been all hiding from the torrential rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he was telling tales and cracking jokes to maintain morale up. I really feel extremely fortunate that I received to meet and work with him and really unhappy that he’s handed,” Radcliffe stated within the assertion.

Cast members of the Harry Potter collection, together with the creator of the books, J.Okay Rowling, posted tributes on their private social media accounts.

Matthew Lewis, who performed Neville Longbottom within the motion pictures, tweeted out a recollection he had of Coltrane calling him “Space Boy.”

“A large, in additional methods than one,” Lewis wrote within the tweet.

Oliver and James Phelps, who performed George and Fred Wesley, posted heartwarming reminiscences of the late actor.

“I’ll always remember in September 2000, Robbie Coltrane came visiting to a really nervous 14yr previous me on my 1st ever day on a film set and stated ‘Enjoy it, you may be nice.’ Thank you for that,” James stated in a tweet.

Bonnie Wright, who performed Ginny Wesley, she was heartbroken to hear of Coltrane’s passing, saying he “portrayed Hagrid’s heat, sense of residence & unconditional love for his college students and magical creatures so brilliantly.”

British actor Stephen Fry, who voices a number of the Harry Potter audiobooks, added how he was “awe/terror/love struck” when he met Coltrane 40 years in the past.

“Such depth, energy & expertise: humorous sufficient to trigger helpless hiccups & honking as we made our first TV present, ‘Alfresco’. Farewell, previous fellow. You’ll be so dreadfully missed,” he wrote.

Even Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted concerning the information of his passing, writing: “He had such vary and depth as an actor, from good comedy to hard-edged drama.”


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