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Harry Potter author JK Rowling, actor Daniel Radcliffe and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon have paid tribute to Robbie Coltrane, who has died aged 72.
News of the Scottish actor’s death was confirmed by his 40-year-old agent Belinda Wright. She said Coltrane died on Friday October 14 and thanked the medical staff at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, near Falkirk in Scotland, for their “care and diplomacy”.
“Robbie was a unique talent, sharing the Guinness World Records award for winning three consecutive Baftas for Best Actor for his portrayal of Fitz on the Granada TV series cracker 1994/1995/and 1996 with Sir Michael Gambon,” she said in a statement.
“He will probably be best remembered as Hagrid in the Harry Potter films for decades to come. A role that has brought joy to children and adults alike around the world and has been drawing a torrent of fan letters every week for over 20 years.
“James Bond fans also write to applaud his role Gold eye and The world is Not Enough. Personally I will remember him as a loyal client as well as a wonderful actor, he was forensically intelligent, brilliantly funny and after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent I will miss him. “
Read more tributes to Coltrane on our live blog.
At the end of an interview about her friend and Harry Potter co-star Coltrane on Radio 4 today program, actress Miriam Margolyes left the audience with a small message for the new chancellor, Jeremy Hunt. Read about it and what she said about Coltrane here…
Miriam Margolyes says ‘f*** you’ live on Radio 4 as Jeremy Hunt arrives for the interview
“Oh no, no, no, you can’t say that. We need to get you out of the studio now,” host Justin Webb said
Ellie HarrisonOctober 15, 2022 09:34
From Emma Watson to Nicola Sturgeon
This liveblog has been going on for some time now, so my colleague Kevin EG Perry put together this roundup of the many actors, writers and even politicians who have paid tribute to Coltrane after his death.
JK Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe and Nicola Sturgeon pay tribute to Robbie Coltrane
Emma Watson, Eric Idle, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie also paid tribute to the popular comedian and actor
Tom MurrayOctober 15, 2022 4:30 am
“It’s not Hogwarts without you, Hagrid”
Fans share an emotional clip from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets after Coltrane’s death.
In the scene that comes at the end of the film, Hagrid approaches Harry, Ron, and Hermione and thanks them for proving his innocence.
Harry then stands and delivers the line that has fans crying: “It’s not Hogwarts without you, Hagrid.”
Harry Potter fans share emotional Hagrid clip after Robbie Coltrane’s death
The line will be remembered by generations of Harry Potter fans
Tom MurrayOctober 15, 2022 2:30 am
Coltrane compared the young Harry Potter stars to his own children
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter series last year, Coltrane gave a touching interview in which he reflected on his relationships with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.
The three young actors were just 10, 11 and 12 years old when they started filming Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
“Now they’re big adults with their own lives,” Coltrane said in 2021, acknowledging that Grint was now a father too.
“Watching them grow up is like watching your own children grow up.”
Robbie Coltrane compared young Harry Potter stars to his own children
Coltrane played Rubeus Hagrid in the fantasy film saga
Tom MurrayOctober 15, 2022 01:00
Coltrane reflected on his Harry Potter legacy shortly before his death
At HBO Return to Hogwarts In a special broadcast last year, Coltrane spoke about the legacy he created with Rubeus Hagrid.
“The legacy of the films is that my children’s generation will show them to their children,” he said. “So you could see it in 50 years, simple as that.”
“Unfortunately I won’t be here…” he said and trailed off with a chuckle. “But Hagrid will. Yes.”
Robbie Coltrane reflected on his Harry Potter legacy shortly before his death
The Scottish actor has died at the age of 72
Tom MurrayOctober 14, 2022 23:43
Emma Watson calls Coltrane ‘the funniest uncle I’ve ever had’
Taking to her Instagram Story, Emma Watson – who played Hermione Granger on the series – released a statement mourning the loss of Coltrane.
“Robbie was the funniest uncle I’ve ever had, but most of all he was deeply caring and compassionate towards me, as a child and as an adult. His talent was so immense it made sense that he was playing a giant – he could fill ANY room with his brilliance.
“Robbie, if I’m ever as kind to myself as you were on a movie set, I promise I will do it on your behalf and in your memory,” Watson continued.
“You know how much I adore and admire you. I will really miss your sweetness, your nicknames, your warmth, your laughter and your hugs. You made us a family. Know that you were that for us.”
Tom MurrayOctober 14, 2022 23:24
“You Will Be Loved Forever”: David Thewlis on Robbie Coltrane
David Thewlis, who played Remus Lupine in the Harry Potter films, has shared his thoughts on late co-star Robbie Coltrane on Instagram.
“The richest, most powerful, most mischievous laughter on set was all the fault of the great Robbie,” Thewlis wrote. “You are loved forever, dear man, and we will miss you dearly.”
Kevin PerryOctober 14, 2022 8:48 p.m
Ginny Weasley actress Bonnie Wright is ‘heartbroken’ by Robbie Coltrane’s death.
Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films, said she was “heartbroken at the death of Robbie Coltrane”.
keep writing TwitterShe added: “Hagrid was my favorite character! Robbie so brilliantly portrayed Hagrid’s warmth, sense of home and unconditional love for his students and magical creatures. Thanks for all the laughs. miss you robbie Sending love to your family”
Kevin PerryOctober 14, 2022 8:35 p.m
Reverend Richard Coles remembers Robbie Coltrane’s big pants
Reverend Richard Coles, a Church of England priest and former member of the Communards, expressed his sadness at the death of Robbie Coltrane.
“We shared a dressing room once and he had the biggest pants I’ve ever seen which he wore with incredible flair,” he said added on twitter. “From then on we were friends.”
Coles later clarified that he was referring to this underwear.
Kevin PerryOctober 14, 2022 8:17 p.m
“Brilliant, delightful and ridiculously funny”: Jack Dee on Robbie Coltrane
Stand-up comedian Jack Dee has added his voice to those who praised the late Robbie Coltrane, calling him “brilliant, delightful and ridiculously funny”.
“What a fabulous actor and man he was,” he added. “Love for his family.”
Kevin PerryOctober 14, 2022 20:11
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/robbie-coltrane-death-harry-potter-tributes-latest-b2203355.html Robbie Coltrane: Latest tributes after Scottish Harry Potter star dies aged 72