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Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe pays tribute to Robbie Coltrane

Anish Vij

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Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe pays tribute to Robbie Coltrane

Daniel Radcliffe has issued a statement following the death of co-star Robbie Coltrane, who passed away on Friday (14 October) at the age of 72.

The Harry Potter actor wrote: “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.”

Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid in Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. Credit: cineclassico / Alamy Stock Photo
Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid in Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. Credit: cineclassico / Alamy Stock Photo

Agent Belinda Wright confirmed Coltrane's death in a statement today, which read: "My client and friend Robbie Coltrane OBE passed away on Friday October 14. 

"Robbie was a unique talent, sharing the Guinness Book of Records’ Award for winning three consecutive Best Actor Baftas for his portrayal of Fitz in Granada TV’s series Cracker in 1994, 1995 and 1996 with Sir Michael Gambon.

“He will probably be best remembered for decades to come as Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, a role which brought joy to children and adults alike all over the world, prompting a stream of fan letters every week for over 20 years.

"James Bond fans write too to applaud his role in GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough.

"For me personally I shall remember him as an abidingly loyal client.

"As well as being a wonderful actor, he was forensically intelligent, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent, I shall miss him.

Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid and Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo
Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid and Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

"He is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his children Spencer and Alice and their mother Rhona Gemmell.

"They would like to thank the medical staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert for their care and diplomacy.

J.K. Rowling has also paid a heartfelt tribute to late actor, writing: "I'll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again.

"He was an incredible talent, a complete one off, and I was beyond fortunate to know him, work with him and laugh my head off with him.

"I send my love and deepest condolences to his family, above all his children.

"Please respect Robbie’s family’s privacy at this distressing time."

James Phelps, who starred alongside Robbie Coltrane as Fred Weasley, tweeted: "I will miss the random chats about all subjects under the sun.

"And I’ll never forget in September 2000, Robbie Coltrane came over to a very nervous 14yr old me on my 1st ever day on a movie set and said ‘Enjoy it, you’ll be great’. Thank you for that."

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros/MediaPunch Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Celebrity, Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter, TV and Film

Anish Vij
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