Robbie Coltrane was praised by Emma Watson in a letter: “You made it a delight to be Hermione,” she wrote.
At the age of 72, Robbie Coltrane passed away on October 14.
Hagrid was portrayed by Robbie Coltrane in the famous Harry Potter films, and he died on October 14 at the age of 72. Coltrane was a wonderful actor as well as being forensically intelligent and brilliantly witty, and after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent, I shall miss him, according to the veteran actor’s agent Belinda Wright, who called Coltrane a “unique talent” and “an abidingly loyal client.”
Along with J. K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter, other Harry Potter actors include Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger, Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy, Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley, James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley, and Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom.
They have all shared heartfelt tributes to Robbie on social media, reminiscing about how Watson wrote, “Shared some throwback photos with Coltrane from the good ‘old Harry Potter days,” “No Hagrid was greater than he was. He was a big friendly giant on screen, but even more so in real life, Felton wrote. You made it a delight to be Hermione. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me, mate.”
The Harry Potter cast honored Robbie Coltrane in the following ways:
“Robbie Coltrane, please rest in peace. Robbie was the most entertaining uncle I’ve ever had, but he also showed me a lot of love and sympathy both as a child and an adult. He could fill ANY room with his brilliance, therefore it made it fitting that he played a giant.
Robbie, I swear I’ll act in your honor and memory if I ever get the opportunity to be as good to someone as you were to me on a movie set. Please know how much I love and respect you.
Your sweetness, your pet names, your warmth, your laughter, and your embraces will be sorely missed. You united us as a unit. You were that to us, you know. No Hagrid was better than he was. You made being Hermione enjoyable.” Emma said.
Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve met and used to keep us laughing constantly as kids on the set, I’ve especially fond memories of him keeping our spirits up on ‘Prisoner of Azkaban,’ when we were all hiding from the torrential rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he was telling stories and cracking jokes to keep morale up. I feel incredibly lucky that I got to meet and work with him and very sad that he’s passed. He was an incredible actor and a lovely man.” – Daniel.
“One of my favourite Harry Potter production experiences is a nighttime shot in the forbidden forest for the first movie. I was 12. Robbie was concerned for and took care of everyone around him. Effortlessly. made them chuckle, too. Effortlessly. In actual life, he was even bigger and friendlier than he appeared to be on film. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me, mate.”
“Robbie Coltrane’s demise has left me in tears. My favourite character was Hagrid. Hagrid’s compassion, sense of belonging, and unwavering love for his pupils and magical creatures were perfectly captured by Robbie. When we were little children on the set, Robbie always treated my fellow cast members and me as equal pros. a mindset that promoted assurance and a sense of community. I appreciate all the laughter. Robbie, we miss you. Love to you and your family. In peace, please.”, Bonnie said.
“I shall miss the impromptu conversations on every topic imaginable.
And I’ll never forget in September 2000, when I was 14 years old and really scared on my first day on a movie set, Robbie Coltrane approached me and said, “Enjoy it, you’ll be wonderful.” I appreciate that, x.”
“London’s Leicester Square in November 2001. It’s like a Rolls-Royce for your first automobile, fellas, soak this in” Robbie Coleraine when he was standing next to me at the first HP premiere’s red carpet. We have had some wonderful discussions on history and travel throughout the years. Godspeed, Robbie x.”
“Robbie. Bobser. He referred to me as Space Boy. We both enjoyed exploring the last frontier. He didn’t give a damn, and you could never help but smile. a huge person in many ways. We experienced times x.”
There was no better Hagrid, as Emma Watson so eloquently put it. Coltrane, please rest in peace.
Robbie Coltrane is also being remembered by Harry Potter fans worldwide, with many of them sharing this moving passage from the 20th-anniversary film: Going back to Hogwarts “These films will leave a legacy in that they will be viewed by the children of my children’s generation. You may easily be viewing them in 50 years. Hagrid will be present, tragically, but I won’t.”
What was your favorite Hagrid scene from the Harry Potter series? Robbie Coltrane was a force to be reckoned with onscreen, and we all remember him.
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