'Goodbye, old buddy': the actor who played everyone's favorite Hagrid in 'Harry Potter' has died

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British actor Robbie Coltrane has died in a hospital near the Scottish city of Falkirk. The death of the 72-year-old actor was announced by his agent Belinda Wright. The BBC edition told more. ': the actor who played everyone's favorite Hagrid in 'Harry Potter' died Coltrane is known for his role as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films. He played a kind teacher, key keeper and forester at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

In addition to Harry Potter, Coltrane played a criminal psychologist in the British detective series The Cracker Method and Russian mobster, former KGB agent Valentin Zhukovsky in two James Bond films – “Golden Eye” (1995) and “The World Is Not Enough” (1999).

Wright Coltrane was called the owner of a unique talent. His performance of Hagrid brought joy to children and adults all over the world.

“For me personally, he will always be one of our most loyal customers. He was not only a great actor; he was very smart, witty, and after 40 years of working with him as an agent, I will miss him”, – Wright stated.

His sister Annie Rae, children Spencer and Alice and mother Rona Gemell all thank the staff at Fort Valley Royal Hospital, Wright added. voice actor. He voiced the role of Lord Dingwall in the super popular cartoon “Brave”, the detective in “From Hell” with Johnny Depp.

“Depth, power and talent: when we were working on our first TV show, Alfresco, he had the ability to laugh to the point of helpless stuttering. Goodbye old friend, you will be terribly missed”, – tweeted actor and writer Stephen Fry.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called Coltrane's death “very sad news.”

“He has there was a huge range, from great comedy to hardcore drama. I think my favorite role is his – Fitz in the series ‚The Cracker Method‘, – she wrote.

“Robbie Coltrane, legend of the Scottish entertainment industry – you will be greatly missed. Rest in peace”, – added Sturgeon.

Coltrane's career began in 1979 with the TV series Play of the Day, and he rose to fame with his role in the BBC comedy show Straight Down the 80m with Tracey Ullman, Miriam Margulies and Rick Mayall.

In 1983 he appeared in the Alfresco project with Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Siobhan Redmond and Hugh Laurie.

By 1987, Coltrane had landed the lead role in Tutti-Frutti2, about the Scottish rock band The Majestics.