Robbie Coltrane, star of Harry Potter, James Bond, and Cracker, dies aged 72. It is with great sadness that we report the death of Robbie Coltrane, star of Harry Potter, James Bond, and Cracker. The actor died peacefully at his home on Saturday, March 20th surrounded by his family. His cause of death was not immediately known but it is thought to be related to his battle with cancer. He was 72 years old.
Robbie Coltrane was born in Glasgow, Scotland on April 30th, 1950. He first found fame in the UK in the 1980s when he starred in the popular TV show Cracker. He then went on to star in a number of high-profile film roles including playing Hagrid in the Harry Potter series and Valentin Zukovsky in two James Bond films.
Robbie Coltrane was a much-loved figure in the entertainment industry and his death has come as a great shock to many. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Harry Potter creator JK Rowling shared a picture of the pair together on Twitter. And he tweets about Robbie Coltrane “I’ll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again. He was an incredible talent, a complete one-off, and I was beyond fortunate to know him, work with him and laugh my head off with him. I send my love and deepest condolences to his family, above all his children.”
Robbie likewise enormously affected the Scottish arm of the business, becoming one of the most-unmistakable entertainers from the nation around the world. Scottish First Clergyman Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: “Very sad news. He had such range and depth as an actor, from brilliant comedy to hard-edged drama. I think my favorite of all his roles was Fitz in Cracker. Robbie Coltrane, Scottish entertainment legend – you will be hugely missed. RIP.”
Robbie Coltrane was a classical example of a Scottish actor who made it big in Hollywood also. His career spanned several decades and saw him take on some iconic roles. He will be remembered fondly by all who knew him and his death is a great loss to the entertainment industry.