An Edinburgh theater said it was “deeply saddened” to learn of Robbie Coltrane’s death.
A representative for oltrane said the actor passed away aged 72 on Friday and thanked the medical staff at Royal Forth Valley Hospital in Larbert, near Falkirk in Scotland, for his “care and diplomacy” ” their.
The Scottish star, whose real name is Anthony Robert McMillan, is best known for playing the beloved Hogwarts curator Hagrid and for playing criminal psychologist Dr. Eddie ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald in the crime drama Cracker of ITV.
In 1978, at the age of 28, he appeared in the first production of The Slab Boys at the Traverse Theater in Edinburgh.
The theater said on Friday: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of the inimitable Robbie Coltrane, who appeared at Traverse in the first season of John Byrne’s iconic Slab Boys film. .
“His energy, intelligence and skill will be remembered for years to come and our thoughts are with his loved ones.”
Born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, in 1950, Coltrane was the son of teacher and pianist Jean Ross and general practitioner Ian Baxter McMillan, and was educated at the independent Glenalmond College in Perth and Kinross.
He then attended the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) and Moray House College of Education in Edinburgh and turned to acting in his 20s.
Sam de Santis, GSA’s director of creative networks, expressed gratitude to the “much-loved” actor.
“We were all deeply saddened to hear of Robbie Coltrane’s passing,” he said. He was a much-loved GSA alumnus whom we will all remember.
“While known worldwide for her acting career, Robbie demonstrates how studying at an art school opens up countless opportunities to realize creative potential.
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“Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.”
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