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Robbie Coltrane

Coltrane in April 2007
Anthony Robert McMillan

(1950-03-30) 30 March 1950 (age 71)
Occupation Actor, comedian and author
Years active 1979-present
Spouse(s) Rhona Gemmell (December 1999–present)
Children Spencer and Alice

Robbie Coltrane OBE (born Anthony Robert McMillan on 30 March 1950), is a Scottish actor, comedian and author. He is known both for his role as Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald in the British TV series Cracker during the 1990s and as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies.

Life and career


Coltrane was born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire. He now lives in Killearn Stirlingshire. He has a son, Spencer and daughter, Alice.


Coltrane began his acting career in his early twenties. He took the stage name Coltrane in tribute to jazz saxophonist John Coltrane In 2006, Robbie received an OBE for his services to drama.

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