Popular Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane Passed away at in hospital near his home in Larbert, Scotland. He had been in ill health for the past two years. The actor manager said he died on friday but did not give a cause.

The actor was well known for playing the lovable half giant Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies.

Coltrane began his career in the sketch series Alfresco, starring Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, and Emma Thompson (1983–1984). In 1987, he co-starred with Thompson in the BBC miniseries Tutti Frutti, for which he got his first British Academy Television Award nomination for Best Actor. Coltrane rose to national notoriety as Dr. Eddie “Fitz” Fitzgerald, a criminal psychologist, in the ITV television series Cracker (1993-2006), for which he won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor three years in a row (1994 to 1996). Coltrane was rated twelfth in ITV’s poll of TV’s 50 Greatest Stars in 2006. [2] In 2016, he co-starred with Julie Walters in the four-part Channel 4 series National Treasure, for which he got an Emmy nomination.

The James Bond flicks GoldenEye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999), a supporting part in From Hell (2001), and half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter movie followed (2001–2011). J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, put Coltrane at the top of her list for the character of Hagrid and, when asked who she wanted to see in the role, said, “Robbie Coltrane for Hagrid” in one swift breath.

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