Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane most famous for playing Hagrid, the genial giant in the Harry Potter series has died at the age of 72.
The star, whose real name is Anthony Robert McMillan, was born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, in 1950. The actor's career began in 1979 in the TV series Play for Today, but he came to prominence in A Kick Up the Eighties, a BBC TV comedy series which also starred Tracey Ullman, Miriam Margolyes and Rik Mayall.
By the 90's, he has appeared in Hollywood blockbusters such as Goldeneye, From Hell and Message in a Bottle.
J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series, remembered Coltrane, who portrayed Hogwarts gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid in all eight Harry Potter films, as "an incredible talent" in a Twitter post Friday.
RIP Mr Coltrane. You might be no longer with us but you will always be remembered by many as Rubeus Hagrid.