Robbie Coltrane, a beloved "Harry Potter" actor and Scottish native, passed away at the age of 72, his publicist announced.
According to a report by The daily Wire, Coltrane’s agency William Morris Endeavor called him a “unique talent,” whom she’ll remember as “an abidingly loyal client,” at the time that she confirmed the star’s death to journalists in a piece published Friday.
“As well as being a wonderful actor, he was forensically intelligent and brilliantly witty, and after 40 years of being proud to be to called his agent, I shall miss him,” Wright added of Coltrane in a statement.
The actor, who was born Anthony Robert McMillan, made his debut in the fantasy series in 2001 and is probably best remembered for his portrayal of Rubeus Hagrid in the J.K. Rowling film adaptations.
Robbie Coltrane, Comic Performer Who Played Hagrid in ‘Harry Potter’ Movies, Dies at 72 https://t.co/eblo4pQQlW
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 14, 2022
Flash Gordon, Blackadder, and Keep It in the Family are a few of Coltrane's early television appearances. As he rose to prominence on British TV, his other comic credits included shows like A Kick Up the Eighties, The Comic Strip, and Alfresco.
Coltrane's breakthrough performance came in Jimmy McGovern's Cracker series, which ran for over 25 episodes between 1993 and 2006. He played Dr. Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald, an anti-social criminal psychologist with a talent for solving murders.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling took to social media to remember Coltrane, writing, “I’ll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again. He was an incredible talent, a complete one off, and I was beyond fortunate to know him, work with him and laugh my head off with him. I send my love and deepest condolences to his family, above all his children.”