Fans of the mythical Harry Potter saga are in mourning. As revealed by the SkyNews media, Scottish comedian Robbie Coltrane died this Friday, October 14, 2022 at the age of 72. He had made himself known to the general public from 2001 by interpreting the character of Rubeus Hagrid, in the famous saga Harry Potter.
The actor’s career on the big screen began in 1980 by playing in La Mort en direct by Bertrand Tavernier. Over the course of his career, his fans have been able to find him in many films, more different from each other, including Flash Gordon, Mona Lisa, A bottle in the sea or even on the small screen in Cracker in which he played the role of psychologist Eddie Fitzgerald. For this fiction, Robbie Coltrane had received numerous awards. He won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor in 1994, 1995 and 1996.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter saga, many actors had participated in a documentary including Robbie Coltrane. For no less than 10 years, he interpreted the role of Rubeus Hagrid, in front of one of the most endearing characters in fiction. In this documentary, he had moved the viewers. “It’s the end of an era, 10 years of my life. My children grew up during these films”, he had declared and added with emotion: “The generation of my children will show the films to their children . We will still be watching these films in 50 years, easily. Me, I won’t be here anymore, unfortunately. But Hagrid well, “he added.