‘Harry Potter’ stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson pay tribute to Robbie Coltrane

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Stars from the “Harry Potter” universe are paying tribute to Hogwart’s resident mild half-giant, Robbie Coltrane, who died on Friday.

In an announcement offered to USA Prime Time by a consultant, Daniel Radcliffe known as Coltrane, 72 – who performed Hagrid within the “Harry Potter” movie franchise – “one of many funniest folks I’ve met” and recalled how the actor “used to maintain us laughing consistently as children on the set.”

“I’ve particularly fond reminiscences of him protecting our spirits up on ‘Prisoner of Azkaban,’ after we had 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,” Radcliffe mentioned, making reference to the third movie. “I really feel extremely fortunate that I acquired to fulfill and work with him and really unhappy that he’s handed. He was an unimaginable actor and a stunning man.”

Emma Watson, who performed Hermione Granger within the franchise, additionally honored her late costar on Friday in an Instagram Story.

“Robbie was probably the most enjoyable uncle I’ve ever had,” she wrote, beneath a photograph of the pair. “His expertise was so immense it made sense he performed an enormous – he might fill ANY house together with his brilliance,” she later added. “Robbie, if I ever get to be so type as you had been to me on a movie set I promise I’ll do it in your title and reminiscence,” Watson continued, happening to say how Coltrane “made us a household.”

Tom Felton, who famously portrayed Draco Malfoy within the “Harry Potter” films, additionally posted to Instagram in honor of Coltrane, writing on Friday, “One of my fondest reminiscences of filming Harry Potter was an evening shoot on the primary movie within the forbidden forest. I used to be 12. Robbie cared & sorted everybody round of him. Effortlessly. And made them chuckle. Effortlessly. He was an enormous pleasant big on display however much more so In actual life.”

Coltrane, too, shared fond reminiscences of working with the movie’s younger stars in a latest HBO Max particular, “Harry Potter twentieth Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts.” (USA Prime Time and HBO are each a part of Warner Bros. Discovery.)

“Watching them develop up was form of like watching your individual children rising up, you understand? Because you had been kind of defending them,” he mentioned. “I used to be all the time astonished at how fearless they had been.”

“Harry Potter” writer J.Ok. Rowling wrote on Twitter: “I’ll by no means know anybody remotely like Robbie once more. He was an unimaginable expertise, a whole one off, and I used to be past lucky to know him, work with him and chuckle my head off with him. I ship my love and deepest condolences to his household, above all his youngsters.”

And Warwick Davis, who performed Professor Filius Flitwick and the goblin Griphook within the movies, remembered Coltrane as somebody who was “all the time jovial” and “introduced heat, mild and laughter to any set he walked on to.”

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