‘Harry Potter’ Stars Pay Sweet Tributes To ‘Big Friendly Giant’ Robbie Coltrane

Stars of the “Harry Potter” motion pictures have paid tribute to Robbie Coltrane — aka Hagrid within the hit movies— following the news of his death aged 72.

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis and different actors who had been simply kids after they filmed with Coltrane remembered him as a enjoyable presence and caring affect on their youth.

Coltrane was “one of many funniest individuals I’ve met” who “used to maintain us laughing always as youngsters on the set,” Daniel Radcliffe, who performed boy wizard Potter, mentioned in an announcement to the Press Affiliation information company.

‘Harry Potter’ Stars Pay Sweet Tributes To ‘Big Friendly Giant’ Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, J.Ok. Rowling, Rupert Grint and Kenneth Branagh on the UK premiere of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and techniques” in 2002.

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“I’ve particularly fond reminiscences of him preserving our spirits up on ‘Prisoner Of Azkaban,’ once we had been all hiding from the torrential rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he was telling tales and cracking jokes to maintain morale up,” Radcliffe added. “I really feel extremely fortunate that I bought to satisfy and work with him and really unhappy that he’s handed. He was an unbelievable actor and a beautiful man.”

Emma Watson, who performed Hermione Granger, described Coltrane as “like probably the most enjoyable uncle I’ve ever had however most of all he was deeply caring, and compassionate in direction of me as a baby and an grownup.”

“His expertise was so immense it made sense he performed an enormous ― he might fill ANY area together with his brilliance,” she wrote on Instagram tales. “Robbie, if I ever get to be so sort as you had been to me on a movie set I promise I’ll do it in your identify and reminiscence.”

Tom Felton, aka Draco Malfoy, recalled Coltrane “effortlessly” taking care of and caring for everybody on set throughout one explicit evening shoot.

“He was an enormous pleasant big on display screen however much more so in actual life. Love you mate — thanks for all the pieces xx,” he wrote on Twitter.

Matthew Lewis, who performed Neville Longbottom, recalled Coltrane’s nickname for him: “House Boy.”

“We shared a love of the ultimate frontier,” he tweeted. “He didn’t give a fuck and it all the time made you smile. An enormous, in additional methods than one. We had some occasions x.”

Warwick Davis, who performed Professor Filius Flitwick, mentioned Coltrane all the time introduced “heat, mild and laughter to any set he walked on to.”

James and Oliver Phelps, who performed Fred and George Weasley, recalled Coltrane’s encouragement on set and at one of many premieres:

“Harry Potter” creator J.Ok. Rowling, in the meantime, praised Coltrane as an “unbelievable expertise, an entire one off, and I used to be past lucky to know him, work with him and giggle my head off with him.”

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