Robbie Coltrane, who portrayed Hagrid in all eight Harry Potter movies, passed away on Friday at the age of 72. Emma Watson joined other Harry Potter alumni in expressing their condolences.
When she learned that actor Robbie Coltrane had passed away at the age of 72, Emma Watson described him as “very loving, and sensitive toward me.”
Coltrane, who portrays Rubeus Hagrid in all eight Harry Potter films, has received tributes from other cast members who worked with him. On Friday, 32-year-old Watson released a statement on her Instagram Story in which she said, “There was no better Hagrid.”
She stated, “Robbie was like the most entertaining uncle I’ve ever had, but more than anything, he was incredibly kind and caring to me as a child and an adult. He could fill ANY room with his brilliance, therefore it made fitting that he played a giant.
In her subsequent tweet, Watson said, “Robbie, if I ever get the chance to be so wonderful as you were to me on a film set, I swear I’ll do it in your name and memory.” “Please know how much I love and respect you. Your sweetness, your pet names, your warmth, your laughter, and your embraces will be sorely missed. You united us as a unit. You were that to us, you know.”
The actress said, “There was no better Hagrid.” You made being Hermione enjoyable.
Daniel Radcliffe, Watson’s co-star in the Harry Potter films, also expressed in a statement on Friday how “extremely lucky” he felt to have worked with the late John Coltrane.
According to Radcliffe, 33, “Robbie was one of the funniest individuals I’ve encountered and used to keep us laughing continuously as youngsters on the set.” “On (2004’s) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, when we were all hiding from the pouring rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he was telling stories and cracking jokes to keep morale up, I’ve really nice recollections of him keeping our spirits up.
Radcliffe continued, “I feel really lucky that I got to know him and work with him and very sad that he’s passed. He was a beautiful man and a fantastic actor.
James and Oliver Phelps, Matthew Lewis, Bonnie Wright, David Thewlis, and other Harry Potter stars paid tribute to Coltrane on social media on Friday.
Tom Felton noted in his homage, “One of my favourite experiences of filming Harry Potter was a night shoot on the first film in the forbidden forest. “I was 12. Robbie was concerned for and took care of everyone around him. Effortlessly. made them chuckle, too. Effortlessly. In actual life, he was even bigger and friendlier than he appeared to be on film. Love you, mate, and I appreciate everything xx.”
Belinda Wright, Coltrane’s agent and friend, told PEOPLE that the actor passed away on Friday and described him as having “a rare genius.”
He will probably always be best known for his performance as Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies, which delighted audiences everywhere and resulted in a steady trickle of fan letters for more than 20 years.
Along with being a fantastic performer, she continued, “For me personally, I shall remember him as an enduringly devoted client… He was forensically intelligent… beautifully witty.” And I will miss him after 40 years of being honoured to be his agent.
Although the actor’s cause of death was not immediately known, according to Deadline, he “had been in ill health for the past two years” and passed away in a hospital close to his home in Larbert, Scotland.