It’s been a little over two weeks since the tragic death of Robbie Coltrane. Although he is best known for playing the intimidating but friendly Hagrid in the Harry Potter In films, Coltrane had a long and illustrious career on stage and screen, dating back to the 1970s. For a generation, however, the actor will always be Hagrid.
The star had a huge impact on everyone around him, especially the younger cast, with Daniel Radcliffe underlining how much Coltrane meant to them during an interview with Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet for the upcoming biopic Strange: The Al Yankovic Story.
“Honestly, only Robbie was hilarious and when you’re a young kid on set you can get bored and I think Robbie just realized we needed to be entertained a little bit in the beginning. He was incredibly funny, with accents, impressions and just plain, he was nice to us.”
Coltrane’s last interaction with the wizarding world was on the HBO special Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts Earlier this year, where he reflects on his time as Hagrid.
“The legacy of the films is that my children’s generation will show them to their children. You can see it in 50 years, quite simply. Unfortunately I won’t be here. But Hagrid will. Yes.”
While the eight Harry Potter Movies will remain as fantasy favorites, the future of the franchise is a little bleaker. The ongoing controversies surrounding JK Rowling’s transphobia have caused many longtime fans to leave the wizarding world. The ongoing Fantastic Beasts The series is also seeing a drop in box office earnings as Warner Bros is still deciding whether to make a fourth installment after the third installment’s poor performance.
The next big release will be the video game Hogwarts legacy Early next year, with developers struggling to emphasize that Rowling was not involved in the story. Whatever happens, at least we always have them Harry Potter Books and movies, and we will forever cherish Robbie Coltrane’s legendary performance as Hagrid.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/daniel-radcliffe-opens-up-on-how-robbie-coltrane-helped-out-the-young-harry-potter-cast/ Daniel Radcliffe shares how Robbie Coltrane helped the young Harry Potter cast