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Robbie Coltrane

Facts About Robbie Coltrane

Celebrated Name Robbie Coltrane
Age 72 Years Old
Nick Name Coltrane
Birth Name Anthony Robert McMillan
Birth Date 1950-03-30
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Birth Nation Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Place Of Birth Rutherglen
Ethnicity Scottish-White
Religion Christian
Mother Jean Ross Howie
Father Ian Baxter McMillan
Sisters Annie
School Belmont House School
College / University Glenalmond College, Moray House College of Education
Horoscope Aries
Net Worth $4 Million
Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry
Salary Around $1 Million
Marital Status Married and Divorced
Wife Rhona Gemmell
Children Spencer and Alice
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height 6 feet 1 inches or 1.85 m
Weight 127 Kg or 286 lbs
Body Measurement 42-12-32 in.
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Eye Color Brown
Shoe Size 10 US
Cause Of Death Illness
Death Date 14th October 2022
Links Wikipedia Instagram

Robbie Coltrane was a Scottish actor and comedian who was renowned for his role as Rubeus Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" film series (2001–2011), and as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond films "GoldenEye" (1995) and "The World Is Not Enough" (1999). He started his career in the sketch series "Alfresco" (1983–1984). In 1987, he starred in the BBC miniseries "Tutti Frutti". Next, he gained national prominence starring as criminal psychologist Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald in the ITV television series "Cracker" (1993–2006).

Moreover, he appeared in two films for George Harrison's Handmade Films: the Neil Jordan neo-noir Mona Lisa (1986) with Bob Hoskins, and Nuns on the Run with Eric Idle. Likewise, he appeared in Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare adaptation Henry V (1989), the comedy Let It Ride (1989), Roald Dahl's Danny, the Champion of the World (1989), Steven Soderbergh's crime-comedy thriller Ocean's Twelve (2004), Rian Johnson's caper film The Brothers Bloom (2008), Mike Newell's Dickens film adaptation Great Expectations (2012), and Emma Thompson's biographical film Effie Gray (2014). Sadly, he passed away at 72 due to illness. 

What was Robbie Coltrane Known For?

  • Robbie Coltrane was best known for playing the lovable half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" movies. 
  • He gained fame for playing a crime-solving psychologist on the popular TV series "Cracker".
  • He was also known for his voice performances in the animated films The Tale of Despereaux (2008), and Pixar's Brave (2012).

Robbie Coltrane, star of "Cracker" and "Harry Potter", dies aged 72

Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, best known for playing Hagrid in the Harry Potter series, died at the age of 72 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert on 14 October 2022, after having been in ill health for two years.

The actor's agent Belinda Wright said he died Friday at a hospital in Scotland. She did not give a cause. In her statement about his death, Belinda Wright said that “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.” He was last seen in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts.

He is survived by his children Spencer and Alice, former wife Rhona Gemmel as well as a sister Annie Rae. 

Where was Robbie Coltrane From?

Robbie Coltrane was born on 30th March 1950. He was from Rutherglen, Scotland. He held Scottish nationality and his ethnicity was Scottish-White. His born name was Anthony Robert McMillan. He was the son of Jean Ross Howie, a teacher and pianist, and Ian Baxter McMillan, a GP who also served as a forensic police surgeon. He had an older sister, Annie, and a younger sister, Jane. He was the great-grandson of Scottish businessman Thomas W. Howie and the nephew of businessman Forbes Howie. For the last time, Robbie celebrated his 72nd birthday happily. 

About his education, he attended Belmont House School in Newton Mearns before moving to Glenalmond College. From Glenalmond, Coltrane went on to Glasgow School of Art, where he was ridiculed for "having an accent like Prince Charles" (which he quickly disposed of, though not before gaining the nickname "Lord Fauntleroy"), and thereafter Moray House College of Education (now part of the University of Edinburgh) in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

How was the Career of Robbie Coltrane?

  • Robbie Coltrane moved into acting in his early twenties working in theatre and comedy. 
  • He took the stage name Coltrane in tribute to jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. 
  • He appeared in the first theatre production of John Byrne's "The Slab Boys" in 1978. 
  • His comic skills brought him roles in The Comic Strip Presents (1982–2012) series, as well as the comedy sketch, show Alfresco (1983–1984). 
  • He appeared in A Kick Up the Eighties (Series 2) and Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee in 1984. 
  • Next, he moved into roles in films such as Flash Gordon (1980), Death Watch (1980), Balham, Gateway to the South (1981), Scrubbers (1983), Krull (1983), The Supergrass (1985), Defence of the Realm (1985), Absolute Beginners (1986), Mona Lisa (1986), and appeared as "Annabelle" in The Fruit Machine (1988).
  • On television, he appeared in The Young Ones, Tutti Frutti (1987), as Samuel Johnson in Blackadder the Third (1987)[15] (a role he later reprised in the more serious Boswell and Johnson's Tour of the Western Islands (1993)), LWT's The Robbie Coltrane Special (1989) (which he also co-wrote), and in other stand-up and sketch comedy shows.
  • He played the part of Falstaff in Kenneth Branagh's Henry V (1989). He co-starred with Eric Idle in Nuns on the Run (1990) and played the Pope in The Pope Must Die (1991). He also played a would-be private detective obsessed with Humphrey Bogart in the TV film The Bogie Man (1992).
  • During the 1990s, he appeared in the TV series Cracker (1993–1996, returning in 2006 for a one-off special). 
  • After then, he appeared in the James Bond films GoldenEye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999), a supporting role in From Hell (2001), as well as half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films (2001–2011). 
  • In 1997, he appeared in a series of six programs under the title "Coltrane's Planes and Automobiles".
  • In September 2006, he was voted No. 11 in ITV's TV's 50 Greatest Stars and sixth in a poll of 2000 adults across the UK to find the 'most famous Scot', behind the Loch Ness Monster, Robert Burns, Sean Connery, Robert the Bruce, and William Wallace. 
  • In August 2007, he presented a series for ITV called "B-Road Britain".

Awards and Achievements

  • Won the Evening Standard British Film Award – Peter Sellers Award for Comedy 1990. 
  • Awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2006 New Year Honours for his services to drama. 
  • In 2011, he was honored for his "outstanding contribution" to film at the British Academy Scotland Awards ("BAFTA Scotland Awards"). 

Who was Robbie Coltrane married to?

Robbie Coltrane was a married and divorced man. He married Rhona Gemmell on 11 December 1999. The couple had two children: son Spencer (b. 1992), and daughter Alice (b. 1998). Coltrane and Gemmell separated in 2003 and later divorced. His sexual orientation was straight and he was not gay. 

Robbie Coltrane and his ex-wife, Rhona Gemmell

What was Robbie Coltrane's Net Worth?

Robbie Coltrane has been so popular and successful actor who had appeared in numerous films and TV series. As of 2022, Robbie had an estimated net worth of $4 million. He made this fortune from his many projects over a 43-year career that began in 1979. His main source of wealth was from the entertainment industry as an actor. He was living a lavish lifestyle before his demise. 

Robbie was making his annual salary of around $1 Million from his professional work. It was Coltrane’s appearances in the “Harry Potter” franchise that were the most fruitful for the actor. He netted a reported $200,000 for his debut appearance in the series, in 2001’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and Coltrane got a huge bump of $900,000 for his return in 2004’s “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” Coming back to the series for 2011’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” brought reported earnings of $1.2 million. He also had earnings from his 1993 autobiography “Coltrane in a Cadillac,” which was adapted into a TV series. It told the story of his famous drive across the U.S in a 1951 Cadillac, a journey that spanned L.A. to New York City.

Robbie used his fortune to buy a house in Glasgow for 3 million pounds as well as luxury cars including a $245,000 Range Rover. 

How tall was Robbie Coltrane?

Robbie Coltrane had a large body type with a standing height of 6 feet 1 inches or 1.85 m. His body weight consisted of 127 KG or 286 lbs. His body measurement was 42-12-32 in. His hair color was salt and pepper whereas he had an eye color of brown. His shoe size was 10 US. He suffered from osteoarthritis in later life.

Robbie said he was in "constant pain all day" in 2016, and from 2019 on he employed a wheelchair.

Trivias About Robbie Coltrane You Need To Know.

  • During the campaign for the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, Coltrane voiced his conditional support for independence, stating that "I'd eventually like to see independence – but only an independent Labour Scotland."
  • He was appointed an OBE in the 2006 New Year Honours by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama.
  • In 1990, Coltrane received the Evening Standard British Film Award – Peter Sellers Award for Comedy.
  • In 2006, Coltrane came eleventh in ITV's poll of TV's 50 Greatest Stars, voted by the public.

Frequently Asked Questions About Robbie Coltrane.

Where was Robbie Coltrane born?

Robbie Coltrane was born in Rutherglen.

Who is the mother of Robbie Coltrane?

The mother of Robbie Coltrane is Jean Ross Howie.

Who is the father of Robbie Coltrane?

The father of Robbie Coltrane is Ian Baxter McMillan.

What is the net worth of Robbie Coltrane?

The net worth of Robbie Coltrane is $4 Million.

What is the salary of Robbie Coltrane?

The salary of Robbie Coltrane is Around $1 Million.

What is the color of Robbie Coltrane's hair?

Robbie Coltrane hair color is Salt and Pepper.

What is the color of Robbie Coltrane's eye?

Robbie Coltrane eye color is Brown.