Robbie Coltrane, the actor who became a household name after his stint as Hagrid in the Harry Potter franchise, has died aged 72. The announcement was first made by his agent, WME, to the Hollywood Reporter. 

Coltrane began his career in theatre and comedy sketches, and later shifted his focus to films and television. Besides the Harry Potter series, he has also appeared in two James Bond films, GoldenEye and the World is Not Enough, as well as in the critically acclaimed sitcom, Blackadder. 

Here we bring to you details of his height, net worth, and cause of death:


Coltrane was 1.85 metres tall, which comes to roughly a little above six feet. It was the special effects of the team behind the Harry Potter series that made him seem so tall as the half-human, half-giant gameskeeper, Hagrid.

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If fans are wondering about how tall the character Hagrid was, mention of the same can be found in the first HP book, The Philosopher’s Stone, where it is mentioned on two separate occasions that Hagrid is around 8 feet and six inches tall.

Net worth

Numerous sources have claimed that Coltrane’s net worth was around $4 million dollars. He has acted in all the Harry Potter films, in two James Bond movies, Ocean’s Twelve, and the Van Helsing series. Roles in such notable productions and his power-packed performances indeed justify his impressive net worth.

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Cause of death

The actor’s agency and family have not yet revealed the exact cause of his death. In a statement, his agent said, “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.”

However, it is widely known that Coltrane was suffering from osteoarthritis. He was admitted in a Larbert, Scotland hospital at the time of his death.