Robbie Coltrane

Robbie Coltrane

His role as Dr. Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald on TV series Cracker (1993)
Robbie Coltrane plays Rubeus Hagrid, the loyal keeper of the keys and grounds at Hogwarts and most importantly, friend to Harry Potter.Robbie Coltrane is one of the UK's most prolific and respected film and television actors with a multi-award winning career spanning 20 years.His illustrious film career to date boasts 26 films including: the James Bond films The World is Not Enough and Goldeneye in which he played Valentin Zukovsky; Warner Bros' Message in a Bottle; Buddy; The Pope Must Die; Henry V; Let it Ride; Absolute Beginners; Defense of the Realm; Mona Lisa and Nuns on the Run for which he was awarded The Peter Sellers Award For Comedy at the 1991 Evening Standard British Film Awards.Perhaps Coltrane is best known as Fitz in the internationally acclaimed and hugely popular television series Cracker. The three series of the phenomenally successful drama amassed an impressive array of awards including two BAFTA Best Drama Series Awards in 1996 and 1996; the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama; the 1993 Broadcasting Press Guilds Award for Best Series and the US Cable Ace Awards Best Movie or Mini Series.Coltrane himself was bestowed with a staggering array of awards for his portrayal of the tough, wise cracking police psychologist, Fitz. Incredibly, he won the BAFTA Award for Best Television Actor three years in a row (1994, 1995 and 1996); Best Television Actor at the 1993 Broadcasting Press Guilds Awards; a Silver Nymph Award for Best Actor at the 1994 Monte Carlo Television Festival; Best Male Performer at the 1994 Royal Television Society Awards; FIPA's Best Actor Award and a Cable Ace Award for Best Actor in a Movie or Mini Series.Coltrane first came to our attention in Slab Boys in 1978 at the Traverse Theatre and at Hampstead Theatre, before in the early 1980s launching himself on an unsuspecting comedy scene with appearances on Alfresco, Kick up the Eighties, Laugh I nearly Paid my Licence Fee and Saturday Night Live.He went onto make star appearances in 13 Comic Strip productions and numerous television shows including Blackadders III; Blackadder Christmas Special as well as being nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Danny McGlone in Tony Smith's Tutti Frutti.Source: harrypotter.warnerbros.com
He made it quite clear that if I didn't play the role, I would be dead within a week. As you can imagine, the guy who turned down Hagrid would be like the guy who called the Beatles a guitar band. So I couldn't possibly refuse, really.More Robbie Coltrane quotes [10/03/2011 03:10:12]
Crows are incredibly smart. They can be taught five things on the drop.More Robbie Coltrane quotes [07/30/2008 12:07:00]
I sometimes worry that all the beautiful things have been made.More Robbie Coltrane quotes [07/30/2008 12:07:00]
Once you've been doing anything for twenty-five years people start to notice you.More Robbie Coltrane quotes [10/03/2011 03:10:03]
I mean, I'm obviously not one of those people who's so beautiful women take their clothes off when I walk into the room. I didn't become a star overnight.More Robbie Coltrane quotes [07/30/2008 12:07:00]

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