Robbie Coltrane was huge in stature and heart, say friends

Tributes have poured in for actor Robbie Coltrane, who has died at the age of 72.

Miriam Margolyes described her former Harry Potter co-star, who played Hagrid in the film franchise, as “huge in stature” and “in heart”.

Actor Stephen Fry, who starred with Coltrane in the TV show Alfresco, said he will “be so dreadfully missed”.

It was confirmed on Friday that the actor had died in hospital near Falkirk in Scotland.

Actress Miriam Margolyes, who played Professor Sprout in Harry Potter, described Coltrane as a “very fine actor and delightful man, huge in stature, in personality, in heart”.

She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “It’s just such a waste to think of all that talent, that fire. He acted with passion, he was really wonderful.”

Coltrane played much-loved gentle giant Hagrid in all eight films in the Harry Potter series, which were released over a ten-year period. He was also well known for his roles in TV show Cracker and James Bond Films Goldeneye and The World is Not…

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