Robbie Coltrane, the Beloved Hagrid in 'Harry Potter' Films, Dies at 72

He gained worldwide recognition as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series (2001–2011)

He was appointed an OBE in the 2006 New Year Honours by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama.

he was honoured for his "outstanding contribution" to film at the British Academy Scotland Awards.

The veteran Scottish actor and comedian also played a gambling-addicted psychologist in the 1990s crime series “Cracker.”

Robbie Coltrane,died on Friday in Larbert, Scotland. He was 72.

Ms. Wright said that Mr. Coltrane’s family had not disclosed a cause, but that he had been “unwell for some time.”

a fan favorite from the “Harry Potter” books whose transition to the big screen would face the sky-high expectations of millions of young readers.

The first film, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” opened in November 2001 and went on to gross more than $1 billion worldwide,

He appeared in all eight “Harry Potter” films,

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