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Jason Isaacs reveals he was ‘fanboy’ of Robbie Coltrane as he pays unique tribute to late Harry Potter co-star: ‘He thrilled and delighted me’
Jason Isaacs has paid a unique tribute to his Harry Potter co-star Robbie Coltrane following the star’s death on Friday aged 72.The Lucius Malfoy actor said he found it ‘unbelievable’ that the beloved Scottish performer even knew his name after looking up to him when he was younger.Taking to Instagram, he uploaded a photo of his two daughters smiling and posing next to a strikingly lifelike rubber prosthetic head of Coltrane’s, fashioned to look like his character, Hogwarts groundskeeper Rubeus Hagrid.‘Rubber Robbie thrilling and delighting my girls almost as much as the real thing did me,’ the 59-year-old wrote.Talking about his lifelong fandom of Coltrane, Jason added: ‘That Robbie Coltrane even knew my name was unbelievable to the boy who’d laughed at and leant into everything he’d ever done for years.‘To pretend myself a colleague, to share gossip and gags, to be invited for a cuppa into his personally customized Silver Bullet Airstream was to experience a fanboy’s complete bliss.’‘RIP you lovely man,’ he added in his sign-off of the post.Coltrane appeared as Hagrid in all eight of the Harry Potter films, while Jason joined for the second film, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in 2002.Skipping the third film in the franchise, he then returned for Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and both parts of the Deathly Hallows.Several of Coltrane’s other Harry Potter colleagues also joined in sharing kind words about the late GoldenEye star, with author JK Rowling branding him ‘a complete one-off’.Daniel Radcliffe spoke of his ‘fond memories’ from set with Coltrane and called him ‘one of the funniest people I’ve met’.‘I feel incredibly lucky that I got to meet and work with him and very sad that
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Rupert Grint says Robbie Coltrane was ‘still looking out for us decades later’ as he pays tribute to late Harry Potter co-star
Rupert Grint has joined the chorus of Harry Potter actors paying tribute to the late Robbie Coltrane, emphasising how ‘warm, compassionate and hilarious’ his former co-star was.He also shared how Coltrane was ‘still looking out for us even decades later’, having first started playing the role of Rubeus Hagrid when Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson were children.On Friday October 14, it was announced that Coltrane – best-known for starring in productions including Cracker, Harry Potter and the James Bond film franchise – had died at the age of 72.Tributes poured in for the celebrated Scottish actor, including from Harry Potter author JK Rowling, Radcliffe – who played the wizard on screen – and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.In a heartfelt post shared on Instagram, Grint – who starred as Ron Weasley opposite Radcliffe’s Harry and Watson’s Hermione Granger – wrote of his ‘heartbreak’ over Coltrane’s death.Sharing a picture of the late actor in character as Hagrid sitting outside the Hogwarts gamekeeper’s hut on the school grounds, the 34-year-old wrote: ‘Heartbroken to hear that Robbie is gone.‘I’ll never forget the smell of cigars and beard glue- a wonderful combination.No one else on this planet could of played Hagrid, only Robbie.’He continued: ‘Just as Hagrid was in the books and films Robbie was in life- warm, compassionate and hilarious.‘A giant hearted man who was still looking out for us even decades later. Sending love to his family.
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