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Robbie Coltrane

Robbie Coltrane again appears as Hogwarts' beloved caretaker Rubeus Hagrid, who looks after all creatures, great and small. Coltrane originated the part of Hagrid in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, for which he earned BAFTA and Los Angeles Film Critics Circle Award nominations. He reprised his role in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He will play Hagrid for the last time in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the two-part film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's seventh and final Harry Potter book.

Coltrane most recently starred in the critically acclaimed independent film The Brothers Bloom, which screened at a number of film festivals and opened in limited release this May. In addition, his voice was heard in the animated adventure The Tale of Despereaux. His long list of film credits also includes Ocean's Twelve, for director Steven Soderbergh; the Stephen Sommers-directed films Van Helsing and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; the Hughes brothers' From Hell, with Johnny Depp; the James Bond films The World is Not Enough and Goldeneye; Luis Mandoki's Message in a Bottle; Buddy; The Pope Must Die; Nuns on the Run, for which he won The Peter Sellers Comedy Award at the 1991 Evening Standard British Film Awards; Kenneth Branagh's Henry V; Let It Ride; Carl Reiner's Bert Rigby, You're a Fool; Mona Lisa, directed by Neil Jordan; Absolute Beginners; and Defense of the Realm, among others.

Coltrane is perhaps best known for his work in the award-winning and internationally popular television series Cracker, which has also spawned several television movies, the latest airing in Fall 2006. His portrayal of the tough, wisecracking police psychologist Dr. Eddie Fitz Fitzgerald has brought Coltrane numerous acting honors, including three consecutive BAFTA Awards for Best Television Actor in 1994, 1995 and 1996; the Broadcasting Press Guilds Award for Best Television Actor in 1993; a Silver Nymph Award for Best Actor at the 1994 Monte Carlo Television Festival; the Royal Television Society Award for Best Male Performer in 1994; FIPA's Best Actor Award; and a Cable ACE Award for Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries.

Coltrane first gained popularity in the early 1980s for his comedy appearances on such shows as Alfresco, Kick Up the Eighties, Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee and Saturday Night Live. He went on to star in 13 Comic Strip productions and numerous television shows, including Blackadder the Third and Blackadder's Christmas Carol. He received a BAFTA Award nomination for his portrayal of Danny McGlone in the series Tutti Frutti. Coltrane's more recent television credits include the telefilms The Ebb-Tide, Alice in Wonderland and The Planman, which he also executive produced. He also guest starred on the final episode of the series Frasier.

Coltrane was awarded the OBE in the 2006 New Year's Honours List for his Services to Drama.


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Robbie Coltrane Facts

Birth Name Anthony Robert McMillan
OccupationActor
BirthdayMarch 30, 1950 (67)
SignAries
BirthplaceRutherglen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Robbie Coltrane compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Brave
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The Gruffalo
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
The Gruffalo's Child
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
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