‘You made it a joy to be Hermione’: Emma Watson shares a heartfelt tribute to Harry Potter co-star Robbie Coltrane after his death at aged 72
Emma Watson took to Instagram on Friday to share a heartfelt tribute to her Harry Potter co-star Robbie Coltrane.
The late actor, who portrayed gamekeeper Hagrid in the franchise, passed away at aged 72 on Friday 14 October – with a flurry of tributes pouring in for the star.
Hermione Granger actress Emma, 32, shared a sweet snap of the pair as she recalled his ‘warmth’, his ‘laughs’ and his ‘hugs’.
Touching: Emma Watson, 32, has shared a heartfelt tribute to Harry Potter co-star Robbie Coltrane to Instagram after his death at aged 72
The pair starred alongside one another between 2001 and 2011 in the Harry Potter Franchise, meeting when Emma was just ten years old.
In a lengthy adoration to her Instagram Stories, she penned: ‘Rest In Peace, Robbie Coltrane. Robbie was like the most fun uncle I’ve ever had but most of all he was deeply caring, and compassionate towards me as a child and an adult.
‘His talent was so immense it made sense he played a giant – he could fill ANY space with his brilliance.
‘Robbie, if I ever get to be so kind as you were to me on a film set I promise I’ll do it in your name and memory.
Back in the day: The pair starred alongside one another between 2001 and 2011 in the Harry Potter Franchise, meeting when Emma was just ten years old (L-R) Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane and Tom Felton pictured in 2002
Heartfelt: She shared a sweet snap of the pair to Instagram Stories as she recalled his ‘warmth’, his ‘laughs’ and his ‘hugs’
‘Know how much I adore and admire you. I’ll really miss your sweetness, your nicknames, your warmth, your laughs and your hugs.
‘You made us a family. Know you were that to us. There was no better Hagrid. You made it a joy to be Hermione.’
Co-stars such as Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Felton also rushed to social media to extend their condolences and tributes, while Harry Potter author JK Rowling saluted the actor as ‘A complete one off’.
She penned: ‘Robbie, if I ever get to be so kind as you were to me on a film set I promise I’ll do it in your name and memory (L-R) Robbie, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert, Alan Rickman and Emma
Characters: Emma, who played Hermione (left), explained that there was ‘no better Hagrid’ (Robbie pictured right in character)
Coltrane’s agent Belinda Wright had announced his death on Friday evening, describing the late actor as a ‘unique talent’ as she explained he had died earlier that day.
She added: ‘Please respect Robbie’s family’s privacy at this distressing time.’
While she explained: ‘For me personally I shall remember him as an abidingly loyal client. As well as being a wonderful actor, he was forensically intelligent, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent, I shall miss him.
‘He is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his children Spencer and Alice and their mother Rhona Gemmell. They would like to thank the medical staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert for their care and diplomacy.’
Tragic: Coltrane’s agent Belinda Wright had announced his death on Friday evening, describing the late actor as a ‘unique talent’ as she explained he had died earlier that day
Robbie was rumoured to have had serious health issues earlier this year after he was forced to pull out of London’s Comic Con in June due to medical reasons.
The Scottish star, whose real name is Anthony Robert McMillan, was best known for playing the beloved Hogwarts gamekeeper Hagrid and starring as criminal psychologist Dr Eddie ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald in the ITV drama.
He was awarded an OBE for services to drama in the 2006 list of honours.
Career: The late actor pictured at the 1994 Bafta Awards alongside Helen Mirren, who he starred with in Cracker, at the Theatre Royal, London
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