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Actor Robbie Coltrane, who played the beloved giant Hagrid in the Harry Potter saga, dies

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Actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, died Friday at the age of 72.

Scottish interpreter also appeared in James Bond films golden eye You the world is Not Enough (“the world is Not Enough”).

In a statement, his agent Belinda Wright confirmed that the actor had died in a hospital near Falkirk, Scotland.

Wright described Coltrane as a “Unique Talent”stating that their role Hagrid “brought joy to children and adults” Same in the whole world.”

“I will remember him as a loyal and enduring client. In addition to being an amazing actor, he was very intelligent, wonderfully funny, and after 40 years of pride being his agent, he will be missed.”

Coltrane had two children, Spencer and Ellis.

author of Harry Potter, JK Rowlingpaid tribute on Twitter and described Coltrane as an “incredible talent”.

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Actor Stephen Fry, who worked with Coltrane on the British series In the open airHe tweeted: “Great depth, power and brilliance: hilarious enough to cause hiccups (…) Goodbye old friend, you will be sorely missed.”

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described Coltrane’s death as “very sad news”.

Coltrane was knighted of the British Empire Received the BAFTA Scotland Award for services to the theater in 2006 and for Outstanding Contribution to Film in 2011.

The Scottish star, whose real name was Anthony Robert Macmillan, was born near Glasgow in 1950.

Coltrane was the son of teacher and pianist Jean Ross and physician Ian Baxter Macmillan.

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Coltrane with the cast of Harry Potter in 2004.

The actor’s career began in 1979 in the television series play for todaybut rose to fame A Kick Up in the EightiesA series that also starred Tracy Ullman, Miriam Margolis and Rick Mayall.

He had a major role in 1987 Tutti Frutti, about the Scottish rock and roll band The Majestics, also starring Emma Thompson and Richard Wilson. A year ago he was in a British crime film Mona LisaStarring Bob Hoskins.

Coltrane rose to further fame playing criminal psychologist Eddie “Fitz” Fitzgerald on the British series Cracker from 1993 to 1995, and in a special return episode in 2006.

The role earned him the BAFTA Award for Best Actor for three consecutive years from 1994 to 1996.

His most famous role to the general public was in the Harry Potter film series, as he starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Rubus Hagrid in all eight.

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