“We can confirm that Robbie Coltrane has died,” a representative for the Scottish actor said in a statement to Us. “He is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his children Spencer and Alice and their mother Rhona Gemmell.”
Coltrane, who was born Anthony Robert McMillan, was best known for playing Hogwarts groundskeeper Hagrid in the Harry Potter franchise. After a career as a stand-up comic in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Brave voice actor starred on several British sitcoms like Blackadder and Alfresco before landing his breakout role as criminal psychologist Dr. Edward “Fitz” Fitzgerald on Cracker. He earned three consecutive BAFTA TV awards for his work on the series, which ran from 1993 to 2006.
In addition to Harry Potter, Coltrane also starred opposite Pierce Brosnan in two James Bond films — 1995’s GoldenEye and 1999’s The World is Not Enough — as Valentin Zukovsky.
“I first met Robbie Coltrane almost exactly 40 years ago. I was awe/terror/love struck all at the same time,” Stephen Fry wrote via Twitter shortly after the news broke. “Such depth, power & talent: funny enough to cause helpless hiccups & honking as we made our first TV show, Alfresco.”
The Bit of Fry and Laurie star, 65, continued: “Farewell, old fellow. You’ll be so dreadfully missed.”
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