Actor Robbie Coltrane, best known for his portrayal of Hagrid in the ‘Harry Potter’ films, has died at the age of 72.

Robbie Coltrane, best known for his role as Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series, has died at the age of 72. The British actor died at a hospital near his home in the Scottish town of Larbert, his agent told British media on Friday. The cause of death is yet to be announced.

The actor, born Anthony Robert McMillan, played the half-giant Hogwarts gardener Hagrid in the Harry Potter films. He is adored by children all over the world for his portrayal of this handsome, clumsy half-giant with a very full beard who helps the young wizard and his friends on their adventures at wizarding school.

In reality, he was 1.86 m tall, but for the purposes of the film, special effects and special effects made him appear to be much taller.

Earlier this year, when he reunited with the Harry Potter saga on HBO Max, he spoke fondly of the impact it had on his life. “The legacy of these films is that my children’s generation will show them to their children. So you can easily see them even after 50 years. Unfortunately I won’t be there… but Hagrid will be.”

Robbie Coltrane, father of two children, starred in more than 50 films. He was also seen in the James Bond films Golden Eye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999), where he played a Russian mobster and former KGB agent, and starred in Ocean’s Twelve (2004). The actor won three BAFTAs, Britain’s top film and television awards, for his role in the Cracker series.

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