Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) dies aged 72
Robbie Coltrane, the one who marked generations of little wizards, died at the age of 72.
The wizarding world is in mourning when an iconic figure from the film saga dies. Next Friday, October 14, the relatives of actor Robbie Coltrane announce that he has died at the age of 72 of an illness.
Born in Scotland in 1950, he began his theatrical career before taking his first steps in film Flash Gordon And Mona Lisa. In 1995 he also makes a detour into the world of James Bond with golden eye and in 1999 with The world is not enough. But in 2001 he won the role that would change his career, to the point of being recognized by all the kids in the world. He will be recruited into one of the most popular sagas of the turn of the century: Harry Potter.
In School of Magicians, plays the adorable Rubeus Hagrid alongside Daniel Radcliffe. She will soon establish herself in the hearts of fans around the world, as the tender half-giant who accompanies the three friends on their adventures. She will appear in all films of the saga without exception.
It will also maintain close ties to the license and will not hesitate to return to participate in many derivative projects. For example, she plays the guides in the attraction The Flight of the Hippogriff at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Immortal by magic
In 2022, while Harry Potter at the Philosopher’s Stone celebrating its 20th anniversary, HBO and Warner Bros. decide to bring all the actors together for a big party. In front of the cameras, team members and directors tell anecdotes about the creation of the eight parts that make up the saga. Robbie Coltrane is clearly in the game, he will also share moments of complicity with these former playmates.
He will also confide with emotion the impact this adventure has had on his life, but also on that of the public.
“The great thing about these movies is that my kids will show it to their kids, people will still be watching it in 50 years. Unfortunately I wouldn’t be here anymore … but Hagrid was there.
The tribute is increasing on social networks, confirming the public’s attachment to this whole array of characters they have seen evolve on the big screen. Magic world shared a message in his Twitter tribute.
“We are extremely saddened to learn of the death of the magnificent Robbie Coltrane who played Hagrid with such kindness, heart and humor in the Harry Potter films. He was a great actor, a friend of everyone and we will miss him very much ”.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of the magnificent Robbie Coltrane who played Hagrid with such kindness, heart and humor in the Harry Potter films. He was a great actor, everyone’s friend and we will miss him very much. pic.twitter.com/CCofb6BMo6
– Wizardingworld (@wizardingworld) October 14, 2022