Robbie Coltrane

Biography

Robbie Coltrane, is a Scottish actor, comedian and author. He is known both for his role as Dr Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald in the British TV series Cracker and as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films.

Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, the son of Jean McMillan Ross, a teacher and pianist, and Ian Baxter McMillan, a general practitioner who also served as a forensic police surgeon. He has an older sister, Annie, and a late younger sister, Jane.

Coltrane moved into acting in his early twenties, taking the stage name Coltrane (in tribute to jazz saxophonist John Coltrane) and working in theatre and stand-up comedy. Coltrane soon moved into films, obtaining roles in a number of movies such as Flash Gordon. On television, he also appeared as Samuel Johnson in Blackadder.

His roles went from strength to strength in the 1990s with the TV series Cracker and a BAFTA award as the stepping stone to parts in bigger films such as the James Bond films GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough and a major supporting role as half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films.

Robbie Coltrane, is a Scottish actor, comedian and author. He is known both for his role as Dr Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald in the British TV series Cracker and as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films.

Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, the son of Jean McMillan Ross, a teacher and pianist, and Ian Baxter McMillan, a general practitioner who also served as a forensic police surgeon. He has an older sister, Annie, and a late younger sister, Jane.

Coltrane moved into acting in his early twenties, taking the stage name Coltrane (in tribute to jazz saxophonist John Coltrane) and working in theatre and stand-up comedy. Coltrane soon moved into films, obtaining roles in a number of movies such as Flash Gordon. On television, he also appeared as Samuel Johnson in Blackadder.

His roles went from strength to strength in the 1990s with the TV series Cracker and a BAFTA award as the stepping stone to parts in bigger films such as the James Bond films GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough and a major supporting role as half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 102

Birthday 1950-03-30

Place of Birth Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

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2014 The Still Game Story as Himself
2014 Effie Gray as Doctor
2012 Great Expectations as Mr. Jaggers
2012 Brave as Lord Dingwall (voice)
2011 The Gruffalo's Child as The Gruffalo (Voice)
2011 The Hunt for Tony Blair as Detective
2011 The Hunt for Tony Blair as Inspector Hutton
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as Rubeus Hagrid
2011 Arthur Christmas as Lead Elf (voice)
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Rubeus Hagrid
2009 The Gruffalo as The Gruffalo
2009 Creating The World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins as Himself
2009 Murderland
2009 Murderland(3 episodes) as Douglas Hain
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as Rubeus Hagrid
2009 Gooby as Gooby's voice
2008 The Tale of Despereaux as Gregory
2008 The Brothers Bloom as Curator
2007 Robbie Coltrane: B Road Britain(3 episodes)
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Rubeus Hagrid
2007 Provoked: A True Story as Lord Edward Foster
2006 Cracker: Nine Eleven as Dr. Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald
2006 Lead Balloon(2 episodes)
2006 Stormbreaker as Prime Minister
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Rubeus Hagrid
2004 Ocean's Twelve as Matsui
2004 Pride as James
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as Rubeus Hagrid
2004 Van Helsing: The London Assignment as Mr. Hyde (voice)
2004 Van Helsing as Mr. Hyde (voice)
2004 Wizard People, Dear Reader as Hagar the Horrible
2003 The Planman as Jack Lennox QC
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as Rubeus Hagrid
2002 Still Game(1 episode)
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as Rubeus Hagrid
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross(1 episode)
2001 On the Nose as Delaney
2001 From Hell as Sergeant Peter Godley
1999 The World Is Not Enough as Valentin Zukovsky
1999 Comic Relief(1 episode)
1999 Alice in Wonderland as Tweedledum
1999 Message in a Bottle as Charlie Toschi
1998 Frogs for Snakes as Al Santana
1998 Montana as The Boss
1997 Cracker(1 episode)
1997 Buddy as Dr. Bill Lintz
1997 Coltrane's Planes and Automobiles(6 episodes)
1996 Where's Elvis This Week?(1 episode)
1995 In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross as Valentin Zukovsky
1995 GoldenEye as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky
1993 Shooting Stars(1 episode)
1993 Cracker(30 episodes) as Dr. Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald
1993 The Legend Of Lochnagar as The Old Man of Lochnagar
1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn as The Duke
1992 Oh, what a Night as Todd
1991 Alive and Kicking
1991 The Pope Must Die as Albinizi
1991 Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole as Steffano Baccardi
1991 Perfectly normal as Alonzo Turner
1990 Nuns on the Run as Charlie McManus
1989 Chinese Boxes as Harwood
1989 Henry V as Falstaff
1989 Lenny Live and Unleashed as Taxi Driver
1989 Let It Ride as Ticket Seller
1989 Slipstream as Montclaire
1989 Danny, The Champion of the World as Victor Hazell
1989 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool as Sid Trample
1989 Saturday Night Clive(1 episode)
1989 The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball as Himself
1988 Thompson(2 episodes)
1988 Red Dwarf(1 episode)
1988 Blackadder's Christmas Carol as Spirit of Christmas
1988 The Fruit Machine as Annabelle
1987 Eat the Rich as Jeremy
1987 Tutti Frutti as Danny McGlone
1987 The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball as Himself
1986 Defence of The Realm as Leo McAskey
1986 Caravaggio as Scipione Borghese
1986 Mona Lisa as Thomas
1985 Revolution as New York Burgher
1985 The Supergrass
1985 National Lampoon’s European Vacation as Man in the Bathroom
1984 Aspel & Company(1 episode)
1983 Ghost Dance as George
1983 Krull as Rhun
1983 The Crystal Cube as Martin Bealey
1983 Blackadder(1 episode)
1983 Alfresco(13 episodes)
1983 Scrubbers as Puff Guts
1982 The Young Ones(3 episodes)
1982 Britannia Hospital as Picket
1982 Wogan(2 episodes)
1982 Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door as Mick
1981 Subway Riders
1980 Flash Gordon as Man at Airfield
1979 Minder(1 episode)
1978 The South Bank Show(1 episode)
1972 Are You Being Served?(1 episode)
1900 The Crystal Cube(0 episodes)
1900 Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee(0 episodes)
1900 Girls On Top(1 episode)
1900 Tutti Frutti(6 episodes)
1900 A Kick Up the Eighties(12 episodes)

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