Robbie Coltrane, the actor who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter saga, has died at the age of 72. The sad news was confirmed by Belinda Wright, his agent, through a statement. “He was a unique talent who brought joy to children and adults alike around the world. He was smart, brilliant and resourceful. After 40 years of being proud to be called his agent, I will miss him,” he said, confirming that the He was admitted to a hospital near Falkirk, in Scotland.
During the 1970s, she was a well-known face in the British nightlife for her group performances, in which she even had Emma Thompson as her partner. And in 1982 her first job on television came, in the series A Kick Up the Eighties. Her appearances on the small screen continued with The Comic Strip Presents (1982), Alfresco (1983-84), Laugh ??? I Nearly Paid My License Fee (1984) and Black Adder-A Christmas Carol (1988). And in the movies, with projects like Flash Gordon (1980), Death Watch (1980), Scrubbers (1983), Krull (1983), Mona Lisa (1986) and The Fruit Machine (1988).
In the 1990s, it was the turn of one of his most remembered roles: forensic psychologist Dr. Edward “Fitz” Fitzgerald in the ITV series Cracker, for which he won three BAFTAs. And on the big screen, he played Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond movies starring Pierce Brosnan. But worldwide popularity came a decade later with the role of the semi-giant Rubeus Hagrid, friend and protector of Harry Potter.
But without a doubt it was his role in the Harry Potter saga as the semi-giant Hagrid, with which he obtained recognition and popularity from the younger audience, and also obtained a nomination for the British Academy of Film Awards (BAFTA) for her work on the first adaptation of British author JK Rowling’s novels. It should be noted that it was Rowling who proposed Coltrane for the role and he is one of the few actors to whom she has told some secrets about her characters before they were revealed in the books.6