Robbie Coltrane Biography And Death Date
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Robbie Coltrane Biography: Early life and education, Wife, Children, Career, Personal life, Acting credits, Television, Theatre, Awards, Honorary Awards, Death Date, and Net Worth.
Robbie Coltrane Biography:
Anthony Robert McMillan OBE (30 March 1950 – 14 October 2022), referred to professionally as Robbie Coltrane, was a Scottish entertainer, comic, and essayist. He earned overall respect as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series (2001-2011), and as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond films GoldenEye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). He was named an OBE in the 2006 New Year Honors by Sovereign Elizabeth II for his services to show. In 1990, Coltrane got the Night Standard British Film Award – Peter Sellers Award for Comedy. In 2011, he was respected for his “outstanding commitment” to film at the British Academy Scotland Awards.
He started his vocation showing up alongside Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, and Emma Thompson in the sketch series Alfresco (1983-1984). In 1987, he starred in the BBC miniseries Tutti Frutti alongside Thompson, for which he accepted his first British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainer assignment. Coltrane then, at that point, acquired public unmistakable quality starring as criminal psychologist Dr. Eddie “Fitz” Fitzgerald in the ITV television series Cracker (1993-2006), a job which saw him get the British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainer in three consecutive years (1994 to 1996). In 2006, Coltrane came 11th in ITV’s survey of television’s 50 Greatest Stars, cast a ballot by the general population. In 2016 he starred in the four-section Station 4 series Irreplaceable asset alongside Julie Walters, a job for which he got a British Academy Television Award designation.
Robbie Coltrane showed up in two films for George Harrison‘s High-quality Films: the Neil Jordan neo-noir Mona Lisa (1987) with Bob Hoskins, and Nuns on the Run with Eric Inactive. He also showed up in Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare adaptation Henry V (1989), the comedy Let It Ride (1989), Steven Soderbergh’s crime-comedy thriller Ocean’s Twelve (2004), Rian Johnson‘s caper film The Brothers Bloom (2008), Mike Newell’s Dickens film adaptation Extraordinary Expectations (2012), and Emma Thompson’s true to life film Effie Gray (2014). He was also known for his voice performances in the enlivened films The Tale of Despereaux (2008), and Pixar’s Brave (2012).
Anthony Robert McMillan
30 March 1950
|Died||14 October 2022 (aged 72)
|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh|
(m. 1999; div. 2003)
Robbie Coltrane Early life and Education:
Robbie Coltrane was conceived by Anthony Robert McMillan on 30 March 1950 in Rutherglen, Scotland, the son of Jean Ross Howie, an educator, and pianist, and Ian Baxter McMillan, an overall specialist who also served as a forensic police surgeon. He had a more established sister, Annie, and a more youthful sister, Jane. Robbie Coltrane was the extraordinary grandson of Scottish businessman Thomas W. Howie and the nephew of businessman Forbes Howie.
He started his schooling at Belmont House School in Newton Mearns prior to moving to Glenalmond School, an autonomous school in Perthshire. However he later described his experiences there as profoundly troubled, he played for the rugby First XV, was at top of the school’s discussing society, and won prizes for his art. From Glenalmond, Robbie Coltrane happened to Glasgow School of Workmanship, where he was mocked for “having a complement like Ruler Charles” (which he immediately disposed of, however not prior to acquiring the epithet “Master Fauntleroy”), and from that point Moray House School of Training (presently part of the University of Edinburgh) in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Robbie Coltrane later called for tuition-based schools to be restricted and used to be known as “Red Robbie“, opposing his conservative childhood through contributions to Amnesty Worldwide, Greenpeace, The Labour Party, and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
Robbie Coltrane Career:
Robbie Coltrane moved into acting in his mid-twenties, making that big appearance name Coltrane (an accolade for jazz saxophonist John Coltrane) and working in theater and comedy. He showed up in the first theater creation of John Byrne’s The Slab Boys, at the Traverse Theater, Edinburgh (1978). His comic skills acquired his roles in The Comic Strip Presents (1982-2012) series (in 1993 he coordinated and co-composed the episode “Jealousy” for series 5), as well as the comedy sketch, show Alfresco (1983-1984). In 1984 he showed up in A Kick Up the Eighties (Series 2) and Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee and am credited as an essayist for both.
Robbie Coltrane moved into roles in films such as Flash Gordon (1980), Death Watch (1980), Balham, Gateway to the South (1981), Scrubbers (1983), Krull (1983), The Supergrass (1985), Defence of the Realm (1985), Absolute Beginners (1986), Mona Lisa (1986) and showed up as “Annabelle” in The Fruit Machine (1988).
On television, he showed up in The Young Ones, Tutti Frutti (1987), as Samuel Johnson in Blackadder the Third (1987) (a job he later reprised in the more serious Boswell and Johnson’s Tour of the Western Islands (1993)), LWT’s The Robbie Coltrane Special (1989) (which he also co-wrote) and in other stand-up and sketch comedy shows. He filled the role of Falstaff in Kenneth Branagh‘s Henry V (1989). He co-starred with Eric Inactive in Nuns on the Run (1990) and played the Pope in The Pope Must Pass on (1991). He also played an eventual investigator for hire obsessed with Humphrey Bogart in the television film The Bogie Man (1992).
His roles went on during the 1990s with the television series Cracker (1993-1996, returning in 2006 for an oddball special), where he starred as forensic psychologist Dr. Edward “Fitz” Fitzgerald. The job won him three BAFTA awards.
Roles in greater films followed: the James Bond films GoldenEye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999), a supporting job in From Damnation (2001), as well as half-goliath Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films (2001-2011). J. K. Rowling, the writer of the Harry Potter books, had Coltrane at the first spot on her list to play Hagrid and, when asked whom she might want to see in the job, responded “Robbie Coltrane for Hagrid” in one speedy breath.
Coltrane also presented various narrative programs for the British ITV network based on his twin passions for movement and transportation. Coltrane in a Cadillac (1993) saw him cross North America from Los Angeles to New York in the driver’s seat of a 1951 Cadillac Series 62 car convertible, an excursion of 3,765 miles (6,059 km), which he finished in 32 days.
In 1997, Coltrane showed up in a series of six programs under the title Coltrane’s Planes and Automobiles, wherein he praised the virtues of the steam motor, the diesel motor, the supercharger, the V8 motor, the two-stroke motor, and the stream motor. In these programs, he dismantled and revamped several engines. He also single-handedly eliminated the motor from a Trabant vehicle in 23 minutes.
In September 2006, Coltrane was cast a ballot No. 11 in ITV‘s television’s 50 Greatest Stars and sixth in a survey of 2000 adults across the UK to track down the ‘most famous Scot’, behind the Loch Ness Monster, Robert Burns, Sean Connery, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace.
In August 2007, Coltrane presented a series for ITV called B-Street England, in which he made a trip from London to Glasgow, stopping in towns and villages along the way.
Robbie Coltrane Personal Life:
Robbie Coltrane wedded Rhona Gemmell on 11 December 1999. The couple had two kids: a son Spencer (b. 1992), and a girl Alice (b. 1998). Coltrane and Gemmell separated in 2003 and later divorced.
Robbie Coltrane suffered from osteoarthritis in later life. He said he was in “constant torment day in and day out” in 2016 and from 2019 he used a wheelchair.
During the mission for the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, Coltrane voiced his contingent support for independence, stating that “I’d ultimately prefer to see freedom – yet just an autonomous Labour Scotland.”
Coltrane kicked the bucket at a hospital in Larbert, Scotland, on 14 October 2022
Robbie Coltrane Acting Credits:
|1980||Flash Gordon||Man at airfield|
|Death Watch||Limousine Driver|
|1981||Subway Riders||Crime Detective|
|1982||Britannia Hospital||Striking worker on picket line||Cameo role|
|1985||National Lampoon’s European Vacation||Man in bathroom|
|The Supergrass||Det. Sgt. Troy|
|Defence of the Realm||Leo McAskey|
|1987||Eat the Rich||Jeremy|
|1988||The Fruit Machine||Annabelle|
|Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool||Sid Trample|
|Let It Ride||Ticket Seller|
|Danny, the Champion of the World||Victor Hazell|
|Nuns on the Run||Charlie McManus
|Perfectly Normal||Alonzo Turner|
|1991||The Pope Must Die||The Pope|
|Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole||Steffano Baccardi|
|1992||Oh, What a Night||Todd|
|1993||Boswell & Johnson’s Tour of the Western Isles||Dr. Samuel Johnson|
|The Adventures of Huck Finn||Duke|
|1995||GoldenEye||Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky|
|1997||Buddy||Dr. Bill Lintz|
|1998||Frogs for Snakes||Al|
|1999||The World Is Not Enough||Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky|
|Message in a Bottle||Charlie Toschi|
|2001||On the Nose||Delaney|
|From Hell||Sergeant Peter Godley|
|Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone||Rubeus Hagrid|
|2002||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets|
|2004||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban|
|Van Helsing: The London Assignment||Mr. Hyde||Voice|
|2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Rubeus Hagrid|
|2006||Stormbreaker||The Prime Minister|
|Provoked||Lord Edward Foster|
|2007||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||Rubeus Hagrid|
|2008||The Tale of Despereaux||Gregory||Voice|
|The Brothers Bloom||The Curator|
|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Rubeus Hagrid|
|2010||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1||Cameo|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2|
|Great Expectations||Mr. Jaggers|
Robbie Coltrane Television:
|1979||Play for Today||Jimmie||“Waterloo Sunset”|
|1980||The Lost Tribe||Border Post Guard||“Keep Us Alive”|
|1981||Metal Mickey||Jason||“Mickey the Demon Barber”|
|Keep It in the Family||Mr. Conway||“A Matter of Principle”|
|1982||Sin on Saturday||Himself||3 episodes|
|The Young Ones||Slobber||Episode 2 “Oil”|
|1982–2012||The Comic Strip Presents…||Various roles||Series 1–5; Special: “Five Go Mad in Dorset”
Director & co-writer – Episode: “Jealousy” (1993)
|1983||Are You Being Served||C.B. Voice||Voice; Episode: “Calling All Customers”|
|Alfresco||Various roles||13 episodes|
|1984||A Kick Up the Eighties||Various roles||Replaced Richard Stilgoe. Writer credits.|
|Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee||Various roles||Writer credits.|
|The Young Ones||Dr Carlisle /
|Episode 1 “Bambi”
& Episode 4 “Time”
|1985–86||Saturday Live||Various roles||Pilot show (“On The Waterfront” film spoof)
Show 10 (“The Third Man” film spoof)
|1987||Blackadder the Third||Samuel Johnson||Episode 2 “Ink and Incapability”|
|Tutti Frutti||Danny McGlone||6 episodes|
|1988||Friday Night Live||Various roles
“Uncle Don Corleone”
|Blackadder’s Christmas Carol||The Spirit of Christmas||Christmas special|
|1989||The Robbie Coltrane Special||Himself||LWT comedy Special; co-writer|
|1991||Screen One||Psychiatrist Liam Kane||Episode: “Alive And Kicking”|
|1992||The Bogie Man||Francis Forbes Clunie||TV film|
|1993||The Legend of Lochnagar||The old man||Television movie, voice|
|Coltrane in a Cadillac||Himself||4-part documentary|
|1993–2006||Cracker||Dr. Eddie ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald||25 episodes|
|1997||Coltrane’s Planes and Automobiles||Himself||6-part documentary|
|1998||The Ebb-Tide||Capt. Chisholm|
|1999||Alice in Wonderland||Ned Tweedledum||Television movie|
|2003||Comic Relief: The Big Hair Do||Hagrid|
|The Planman||Jack Lennox QC|
|2004||Pride||James||Television movie, voice|
|Frasier||Michael Moon||Episode: “Goodnight, Seattle”|
|2005||Still Game||Davie||Series 4, Episode 3: “Dial-A-Bus”|
|2006||Cracker: Nine Eleven||Dr. Eddie ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald||Television movie|
|2007||Robbie Coltrane – B Road Britain||Himself||TV documentary|
|2009||Murderland||D.I. Douglas Hain|
|The Gruffalo||The Gruffalo||Short; Voice|
|2011||Lead Balloon||Donald||Series 4 Episode 4: “Off”
Series 4 Episode 5: “Blade”
Series 4 Episode 6: “End”
|50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments||Himself||Narrator|
|The Gruffalo’s Child||The Gruffalo||Voice; Short|
|2013||The Many Faces of Robbie Coltrane||Himself||TV documentary|
|2016||National Treasure||Paul Finchley||4-part TV drama|
|2016–18||Robbie Coltrane Critical Evidence||Host||True crime, non fiction|
|2019–20||Urban Myths||Orson Welles||2 episodes|
|2022||Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts||Himself||HBO Max Special|
Robbie Coltrane Theatre:
|1978||The Slab Boys||Jack Hogg||Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh|
|1980||Threads||Performer||Hampstead Theatre, London|
Robbie Coltrane Awards and honors:
|1987||British Academy Television Award||Best Actor||Tutti Frutti||Nominated|
|1996||Royal Television Society Award||Best Actor – Male||Won|
|1996||Broadcasting Press Guild Award||Best Actor||Won|
|2001||British Academy Film Award||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone||Nominated|
|2001||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|2002||Phoenix Film Critics Society Award||Best Ensemble Acting||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Nominated|
|2016||British Academy Television Award||Best Actor||National Treasure||Nominated|
|2016||Royal Television Society Award||Best Actor – Male||Won|
|2016||Monte-Carlo Television Festival||Outstanding Actor in a Mini-Series||Won|
|2016||Broadcasting Press Guild Award||Best Actor||Won|
Robbie Coltrane Honorary Awards
- Coltrane won the Evening Standard British Film Award – Peter Sellers Award for Comedy 1990.
- He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2006 New Year Honours for his services to drama.
- In 2011, he was honored for his “outstanding contribution” to film at the British Academy Scotland Awards (“BAFTA Scotland Awards”).
Robbie Coltrane New Worth:
Robbie Coltrane Estimated Net Worth as of 2022 was at $1 Million to $5 Million Approx.
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