Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane dies aged 72

  • Robbie Coltrane was best known as the star of ITV’s Cracker and was the first to be cast in Harry Potter
  • He also had a hugely successful comedy career before turning to acting, appearing in The Young Ones
  • Colleagues and friends including Stephen Fry are paying tribute, describing him as a ‘unique talent’
  • Harry Potter author described the actor as ‘an incredible talent’ as she extended her condolences to his family
  • Daniel Radcliffe said ‘Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve met’ and he kept them ‘constantly laughing’


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