Actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, died on October 14 at the age of 72. Condolences are pouring in on social media. Aside from his millions of fans, his Harry Potter co-stars have paid tribute to the late actor.
Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter in the films, issued a statement to Deadline, calling it ‘Coltrane’an incredible actor and a lovely man.’ His statement read: “Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve met and made us laugh all the time like kids on set. I especially have fond memories of him cheering us up about Prisoner of Azkaban, when we all spent hours and hours together. hid from the torrential rain in Hagrid’s cabin and he told stories and jokes to keep morale up.I feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to meet and work with him and I am very sad that he passed away.He was an incredible actor and a nice man.”
Emma Watson, who played the role of Hermione Grangerwent to her Instagram stories and wrote: “Robbie was the nicest uncle I ever had, but most of all he was very caring and compassionate to me as a child and adult. His talent was so immense that it made sense for him to play a giant – he could fill ANY space with his genius.”
Harry Potter writer JK Rowling called Coltrane an “incredible talent” in a tweet. She wrote: ‘I will never again know anyone in the distance like Robbie. He was an incredible talent, a completely unique talent, and I was lucky enough to know him, work with him and laugh with him. I send my love and deepest condolences to his family, especially his children.”
I will never know anyone like Robbie again. He was an incredible talent, a completely unique talent, and I was lucky enough to know him, work with him and laugh with him. I send my love and condolences to his family, especially his children. pic.twitter.com/tzpln8hD9z
— JK Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 14, 2022
Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley, wrote on Twitter: “Shattered by the passing of Robbie Coltrane. 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 the laughter Miss you Robbie Send love to your family.”
Coltrane was in his early twenties when he began pursuing an acting career, going on to appear in all eight Harry Potter films as the young wizard’s mentor. He also played a Russian crime boss in the James Bond thrillers Golden Eye and The World is Not Enough. He also played Pip’s guardian Mr. Jaggers in a 2012 adaptation of Dickens’ Great Expectations. More recently, he was featured in the National Treasure miniseries.