Robbie Coltrane

from Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

Artwork for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2Image of Robbie Coltrane

Biography

Anthony Robert McMillan (March 30, 1950–October 14, 2022), known professionally as Robbie Coltrane, was a Scottish actor and comedian. He gained worldwide recognition as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series (2001–2011), and as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond films GoldenEye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). He was appointed an OBE in the 2006 New Year Honours by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama. In 1990, Coltrane received the Evening Standard British Film Award – Peter Sellers Award for Comedy. In 2011, he was honoured for his "outstanding contribution" to film at the British Academy Scotland Awards.

Coltrane started his career appearing alongside Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, and Emma Thompson in the sketch series Alfresco (1983–1984). In 1987, he starred in the BBC miniseries Tutti Frutti alongside Thompson, for which he received his first British Academy Television Award for Best Actor nomination. Coltrane then gained national prominence starring as criminal psychologist Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald in the ITV television series Cracker (1993–2006), a role which saw him receive the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor in three consecutive years (1994 to 1996). In 2006, Coltrane came eleventh in ITV's poll of TV's 50 Greatest Stars, voted by the public. In 2016 he starred in the four-part Channel 4 series National Treasure alongside Julie Walters, a role for which he received a British Academy Television Award nomination.

Coltrane appeared in two films for George Harrison's Handmade Films: the Neil Jordan neo-noir Mona Lisa (1986) with Bob Hoskins, and Nuns on the Run with Eric Idle. He also appeared in Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare adaptation Henry V (1989), the comedy Let It Ride (1989), Roald Dahl's Danny, the Champion of the World (1989), Steven Soderbergh's crime-comedy thriller Ocean's Twelve (2004), Rian Johnson's caper film The Brothers Bloom (2008), Mike Newell's Dickens film adaptation Great Expectations (2012), and Emma Thompson's biographical film Effie Gray (2014). He was also known for his voice performances in the animated films The Tale of Despereaux (2008), and Pixar's Brave (2012).

Timeline

2022Aged 72

  • Poster for Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

    Self

  • Poster for Robbie Coltrane at the BBC

    Self (Archival Footage)

2014Aged 64

  • Poster for Effie Gray

    Doctor

2012Aged 62

2011Aged 61

  • Poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    Rubeus Hagrid

  • Poster for 50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for The Hunt for Tony Blair

    Inspector Hutton

  • Poster for Arthur Christmas

    Lead Elf (voice)

  • Poster for When Harry Left Hogwarts

    Self

  • Poster for The Gruffalo's Child

    The Gruffalo (voice)

2010Aged 60

  • Poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

    Rubeus Hagrid

2009Aged 59

  • Poster for Gooby

    Gooby (voice)

  • Poster for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Rubeus Hagrid

  • Poster for The Gruffalo

    The Gruffalo (voice)

2008Aged 58

2007Aged 57

  • Poster for Provoked: A True Story

    Lord Edward Foster

  • Poster for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Rubeus Hagrid

2006Aged 56

2005Aged 55

  • Poster for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Rubeus Hagrid

2004Aged 54

  • Poster for Van Helsing

    Mr. Hyde (voice)

  • Poster for Van Helsing: The London Assignment

    Mr. Hyde (voice)

  • Poster for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Rubeus Hagrid

  • Poster for The Magic Touch of Harry Potter

    Self

  • Poster for Pride

    James (voice)

  • Poster for Ocean's Twelve

    Matsui

2003Aged 53

2002Aged 52

  • Poster for The Best of French & Saunders

    Various

  • Poster for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Rubeus Hagrid

2001Aged 51

  • Poster for From Hell

    Sergeant Peter Godley

  • Poster for On the Nose

    Delaney

  • Poster for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    Rubeus Hagrid

1999Aged 49

  • Poster for Message in a Bottle

    Charlie Toschi

  • Poster for Alice in Wonderland

    Tweedledum

  • Poster for The World Is Not Enough

    Valentin Zukovsky

1998Aged 48

1997Aged 47

  • Poster for Buddy

    Bill Lintz

1995Aged 45

1993Aged 43

  • Poster for The Adventures of Huck Finn

    The Duke

  • Poster for The Legend of Lochnagar

    The Old Man of Lochnagar

  • Poster for Space Virgins from Planet Sex

    Zorran / 'N'

  • Poster for Demonella

    Arnold Silverstein

  • Poster for Jealousy

    Barrister

  • Poster for The Fruit Machine

    Annabelle

  • Poster for Boswell and Johnson's Tour of the Western Isles

    Dr Samuel Johnson

1992Aged 42

  • Poster for Triple Bogey On A Par Five Hole

    Steffano Baccardi

  • Poster for Red Nose of Courage

    Speaker

  • Poster for Oh, What a Night

    Todd

  • Poster for The Bogie Man

    Francis Forbes Clunie

1991Aged 41

1990Aged 40

1989Aged 39

1988Aged 38

  • Poster for The Strike

    Goldie/Dutch/Celebrity

  • Poster for Byrne About Byrne

    Self/Detective

  • Poster for Blackadder's Christmas Carol

    Spirit of Christmas

1987Aged 37

  • Poster for The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball

    Self

  • Poster for Eat the Rich

    Jeremy

1986Aged 36

1985Aged 35

  • Poster for National Lampoon's European Vacation

    Man in the Bathroom

  • Poster for An Audience with Billy Connolly

    Self - Audience Member (uncredited)

  • Poster for The Supergrass

    Det. Sgt. Troy

  • Poster for Revolution

    New York Burgher

1984Aged 34

  • Poster for Dirty Movie

    Chief of Police

  • Poster for Susie

    Gerald

  • Poster for Gino: Full Story and Pics

    Max

  • Poster for Loose Connections

    Drunk

  • Poster for The Bullshitters: Roll out the Gunbarrel

    Commander Jackson

  • Poster for Chinese Boxes

    Harwood

1983Aged 33

1982Aged 32

  • Poster for Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door

    Mick

  • Poster for Britannia Hospital

    Picket

  • Poster for Scrubbers

    Puff Guts

  • Poster for Five Go Mad in Dorset

    Gypsy/Shopkeeper

1981Aged 31

  • Poster for Subway Riders

    Detective Fritz Langley

1980Aged 30

  • Poster for Death Watch

    Limousine Driver

  • Poster for Flash Gordon

    Man at Airfield

1979Aged 29

  • Poster for Waterloo Sunset

    Jimmy

Year unknown