- bbc news world
A video containing Robbie Coltrane’s emotional message about the legacy of the Harry Potter films went viral on Friday after the death of the actor who played the giant Hagrid in the saga was announced.
“The legacy of movies is that my generation of kids will show them to their kids. So we can see them in 50 years. Sadly, I won’t be there, but Hagrid will be,” Coltrane recorded in the HBO special JK Rowling’s story to commemorate two decades in cinema.
Scottish actor died at the age of 72 At a hospital near Falkirk, Scotland, his agent Belinda Wright confirmed.
Wright described Coltrane as a “unique genius”, and said that his role as Hagrid “brought joy to children and adults alike around the world”.
JK Rowling led the tribute on Twitter, describing Coltrane as an “incredible genius.”
His classmates such as the protagonists of the story, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, also turned to the network to pay tribute to the actor.
The role of the giant Hagrid made Coltrane an international star.
However, his reputation in the UK was already sealed, not least thanks to the chain-smoking forensic psychologist Fitz in “Cracker”, one of the many charming and legendary characters he made his own.
the paper assured BAFTA Award for Best Actor For three consecutive years from 1994 to 1996.
He also appeared in the James Bond films “Goldeneye” and “The World Is Not Enough”.
Coltrane got his start in stand-up comedy before venturing into film and television, feeling comfortable in both funny and dramatic roles.
He later rebelled against his middle-class upbringing and waged a much-publicized fight against alcohol addiction.
actor whose real name was Anthony Robert MacmillanWas born in 1950 near Glasgow.
He was the son of teacher and pianist Jean Ross and physician Ian Baxter Macmillan.
He was a fan of jazz and adopted the stage name of Coltrane. Tribute to John ColtraneFamous saxophonist.
Upon learning of his death, actor Stephen Fry, who worked with Coltrane on the British series “Alfresco”, tweeted: “Great depth, power and talent – hilarious enough to cause hiccups (.. .) Goodbye old friend, we will miss you very much.”
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described Coltrane’s death as “very sad news”.
He said, “He had a lot of variety and depth as an actor, from great comedies to intense dramas. I think my favorite of all his roles was Fitz in ‘Cracker’.”
“Robby Coltrane, Scottish entertainment legend, you will be greatly missed. RIP.”
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