LONDON — Robbie Coltrane, the baby- faced funnyman and character actor whose hundreds of places included a crime- working psychologist on the television series” Cracker” and the gentle half- mammoth Hagrid in the” Harry Potter” pictures, has failed. He was 72. image source by google
Coltrane’s agent Belinda Wright said he failed Friday at a sanitarium in his native Scotland, and but didn’t incontinently offer other details. She called him” forensically intelligent” and” brilliantly facetious” in just one of numerous paeans made to him.
” Harry Potter” authorJ.K. Rowling, who decades ago had said Coltrane was her first choice to play Hagrid, twittered Friday that he was” an inconceivable gift, a complete bone
He formerly had a notable screen career, with credits including” Mona Lisa,”” Nuns on the Run” and Kenneth Branagh’s adaption of” Henry V” when he broke through on his own as a hard- stunk operative in” Cracker,” the 1990s television series for which he won stylish actor at the British Academy Television Awards three times running.
the James Bond suspensers” GoldenEye” and” The World is Not Enough” and Pip’s guardianMr. Jaggers in a 2012 adaption of Dickens'” Great prospects.” More lately, he entered rave reviews for playing a cherished television star who may harbor a dark secret in the 2016 miniseries” National Treasure.”
” Such a bright and brilliant man. A consummate actor, an extraordinarily funny funnyman and an amazing actor. He was also a veritably good friend,” Idle wrote.
Wright said Coltrane is survived by his family Annie Rae, hisex-wife Rhona Gemmell and his children Spencer and Alice.