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Robbie Coltrane OBE

30 March 1950 to 14 October 2022

A British actor, who won three consecutive BAFTAs for his portrayal of criminal psychologist Fitz in Cracker (1993-1996). Coltrane had already been nominated once before for Tutti Frutti (1987) and would go on to be nominated again, for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) and National Treasure (2016). He was presented with a BAFTA Scotland Special Award in 2011 and was made an OBE in 2006. Coltrane came to notoriety as part of the alternative comedy scene of the 1980s, turning up in the likes of The Young Ones (1982-1984), Comic Strip Presents (1982-2012), A Kick Up the 80s, Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee (both 1984) and Blackadder (1987-1988). Playing Hagrid in the Harry Potter franchise (2001-2011) boosted his international fame, but he starred in many other films, including Krull (1983), Absolute Beginners, Mona Lisa (both 1986), Henry V (1989), Nuns on the Run (1990), The Pope Must Die (1991), GoldenEye (1995) and Ocean’s Twelve (2004).

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