Friday, October 14, 2022

RIP Robbie Coltrane


Veteran Scottish-born comic and actor Robbie Coltrane known for his star turns in the British crime series Cracker and the Harry Potter movie franchise, died October 14, 2022 in Larbert, Scotland. He was 72. The boisterous and decidedly eccentric Scotsman, who began his career in comedy and theater, also commanded the screen in two James Bond films during an illustrious career on both sides of the Atlantic. Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Glasgow, Scotland as the son of a doctor and teacher. After graduating from Glasgow Art School, he continued his studies in art at Moray House College of Education in Edinburgh. Coltrane appeared in Spaghetti western parody TV episode ‘Comic Strip Presents: A Fistful of Travellers’ Cheques’ 1983.

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