Robbie Coltrane, recognized for his position as Hagrid in “Harry Potter” films, dies at 72

Robbie Coltrane, the Scottish actor who performed a crime-solving psychologist on the TV collection “Cracker” and the half-giant Hagrid within the “Harry Potter” films, has died. He was 72.

Coltrane’s agent Belinda Wright mentioned he died Friday at a hospital in Scotland. She didn’t give a trigger.

Coltrane got here to fame as a hard-bitten detective within the Nineties collection “Cracker,” for which he gained greatest actor on the British Academy Television Awards three years working.

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Robbie Coltrane arrives in Trafalgar Square, central London, for the world premiere of “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the final movie within the collection on July 7, 2011. 

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 He performed light half-giant Hagrid, a mentor to the boy wizard, in all eight Harry Potter movies, launched between 2001 and 2011.

Other roles embrace a Russian crime boss within the James Bond thrillers “GoldenEye” and “The World is Not Enough.”

Coltrane gained rave critiques for taking part in a beloved TV star who might harbor a darkish secret within the 2016 miniseries “National Treasure.”

Wright mentioned that “in addition to being a beautiful actor, he was forensically clever, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be referred to as his agent, I shall miss him.”

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

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