Harry Potter stars react to death of Robbie Coltrane


Published: 2022-10-15 15:57

Last Updated: 2023-03-23 15:37

Harry Potter stars react to death of Robbie Coltrane
Harry Potter stars react to death of Robbie Coltrane

The cast of the Harry Potter films reacted to the death of actor Robbie Coltrane.

Daniel Radcliffe wrote on Instagram, “Robbie was one of the funniest people I've met and used to keep us laughing constantly as kids on the set.”

“I've especially fond memories of him keeping our spirits up on (2004's Harry Potter and the) Prisoner of Azkaban, when we were all hiding from the torrential rain for hours in Hagrid's hut and he was telling stories and cracking jokes to keep morale up.”

He added, “I feel incredibly lucky that I got to meet and work with him and very sad that he's passed.”

“He was an incredible actor and a lovely man.”

Emma Watson posted an Instagram story where she shared a heartfelt tribute to her Harry Potter co-star Robbie Coltrane.

Watson wrote, “'Rest In Peace, Robbie Coltrane. Robbie was like the most fun uncle I've ever had but most of all he was deeply caring, and compassionate towards me as a child and an adult.”

She continued, “'His talent was so immense it made sense he played a giant - he could fill ANY space with his brilliance. Robbie, if I ever get to be so kind as you were to me on a film set I promise I'll do it in your name and memory.”

“Know how much I adore and admire you. I'll really miss your sweetness, your nicknames, your warmth, your laughs and your hugs. You made us a family. Know you were that to us. There was no better Hagrid. You made it a joy to be Hermione.”

James Phelps, who portrayed Fred Weasley, said on Twitter, “I will miss the random chats about all subjects under the sun.”

“And I'll never forget in September 2000, Robbie Coltrane came over to a very nervous 14yr old me on my 1st ever day on a movie set and said 'Enjoy it, you'll be great.' Thank you for that x.”

Bonnie Wright, known as Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films, wrote on Instagram that she is “heartbroken by the passing of Robbie Coltrane.”

“Hagrid was my favourite character! Robbie portrayed Hagrid's warmth, sense of home and unconditional love for his students and magical creatures so brilliantly," Bonnie wrote. "Robbie always treated me and my fellow cast mates when we were wee kids like equal professionals on a film set. A type of attitude that instilled confidence and a sense of togetherness.”

She added, “Thanks for all the laughter. Miss you Robbie.”

“Sending love to your family. Rest In Peace.”

Also Read: Harry Potter's Hagrid, Robbie Coltrane, dies at 72

Friday, Robbie Coltrane, the actor who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, died at 72, according to the BBC.

Coltrane passed away inside a hospital near his house in Larbert, Scotland after his health continued to decline for the past two years.

The award-winning actor is most famously known for his beloved role, Hagrid, in the Harry Potter series, but he also worked in several other blockbuster movies such as James Bond and Ocean’s 12.