Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in Harry Potter films, dies at 72
Coltrane's agent said he died Friday at a hospital in Scotland
Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies, has died.
He was 72.
Coltrane's agent Belinda Wright said he died Friday at a hospital in Scotland. She did not give a cause.
Coltrane came to fame as a hard-bitten detective in the 1990s series Cracker, for which he won best actor at the British Academy Television Awards three years running.
He played gentle half-giant Hagrid, a mentor to the boy wizard, in all eight Harry Potter films. Other roles include a Russian crime boss in the James Bond thrillers GoldenEye and The World is Not Enough.
Coltrane gained rave reviews for playing a beloved TV star who may harbour a dark secret in the 2016 miniseries National Treasure.
Wright said that "as well as being a wonderful actor, he was forensically intelligent, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent, I shall miss him."
Wright said Coltrane is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his ex-wife Rhona Gemmell and his children Spencer and Alice.