Robbie Coltrane who portrayed the half-giant Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series died at the age of 72, according to The Hollywood Report. 

The actor’s agent Belinda Wright said he died on Friday at a hospital located in Scotland. However, the cause of his death is still unknown. 

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Coltrane’s career began when he acted in the sketch series Alfresco (1983-1984), alongside Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, and Emma Thompson. Before acquiring fame with his role as Rubeus Hagrid, who was Harry’s friend and a teacher at Hogwarts, Robbie Coltrane acted in various movies and series. 

Here are some of the initial films and TV performances of Robbie Coltrane:

Britannia Hospital (1982)

Directed by Lindsay Anderson, this was a British black comedy, centred around the National Health Service and contemporary British society. The film made it to the 1982 Cannes Film Festival. It starred Leonard Rossiter, Graham Crowden, and Joan Plowright. Robbie Coltrane performed a small, cameo role in the film. 

Alfresco (1983)

This was a British sketch comedy television series starring Ben Elton, Stephen Fry, and Robbie Coltrane. The show ran for two series which were produced into 13 episodes. 

Ghost Dance ( 1983)

A British film directed by Ken McMullen, Ghost Dance was released in 1983. This independent film explored the beliefs and myths surrounding ghost existence and the nature of cinema. Actor Robbie Coltrane performed along with Leonie Mellinger and Pascale Ogier. 

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Montana (1988)

This film is a 1998 American crime film, written by Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber, and directed by Jennifer Leitzes. Robbie Coltrane portrayed the character of The Boss. Along with him, Kyra Sedgwick, Philip Seymor Hoffman, and Robin Tunney play lead roles. 

GoldenEye (1995) 

A spy film which marked the seventeenth in the James Bond series, GoldenEye was produced by Eon Productions. The movie featured actors such as Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, and Famke Janssen. For this spy film, Robbie Coltrane appeared as Valentin Zukovsky, who was a Russian Gangster. This was a major film in Coltrane’s acting career. 

From Hell (2001)

This was a Johnny Depp and Heather Graham starter period slasher film. It was loosely based on a novel about Jack the Ripper murders by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. In the movie, Robbie Coltrane appears as Sergeant George Godley, who was a humorous and literary-minded assistant and friend of Abberline, the inspector, who was played by Johnny Depp.

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Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

This is an American heist comedy film, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film was released in 2004 and it starred actors like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, and Julia Roberts. Here, Rober Coltrane was seen portraying Matsui, an informant who was connected to another character called Danny. 

Murderland (2009)

A three-part British television series, Murderland was directed by Catherine Morehead. The series revolves around a mystery surrounding a traumatic murder. The series features Robbie Coltrane, Bel Powley, Amanda Hale, and Lucy Cohu. Coltrane plays the role of Douglas Hain, a detective in charge of the investigation of the murder. 

Brave (2012)

This American computer-animated fantasy film was produced by Pixar Animation Studios. The film was based in Medieval Scotland, where Robbie Coltrane voiced the character of Lord Dingwall. Before this, Coltrane already lived many characters with his strong voice. Some of these movies include The Gruffalo, Gooby, Gregory, Van Helsing, and Are You Being Served?

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Great Expectations (2012)

Directed by Mike Newell, this film was an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1861 novel The Great Expectations. It starred actors like Jeremy Irvine, Robbie Coltrane, Holliday Grainger, and Helena Bonham Carter. In the film, Robbie Coltrane portrays Mr Jaggers who was a lawyer and was responsible for handling Pip’s money, who was an orphan. Coltrane who delivered the role with his exceptional acting skills described Jaggers as a “heartless bastard”.

Effie Gray (2014)

Written by Emma Thompson, this is a 2014 British biographical film that featured actors including Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, James Fox, and Robbie Coltrane. The film was based on the true story of John Ruskin’s marriage to Euphemia Gray, followed by the annulment of their marriage. In the movie, Robbert Coltrane appeared as the Doctor.