The cast of the Harry Potter films mourned the death of Robbie Coltrane. The cast member also took to their social media and penned a heartfelt tribute after the news of the actor’s death at 72.
Emma Watson took to Instagram to share a touchy tribute to her Harry Potter co-star Robbie Coltrane. Emma, who starred as Hermione Granger, shared a sweet snap of the pair as she recalled his ‘warmth’, his ‘laughs’ and his ‘hugs’. The two starred alongside one another between 2001 and 2011 in the Harry Potter Franchise, meeting when Emma was just ten years old.
In a lengthy emotional note 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.” She added, “His talent was so immense it made sense he played a giant – he could fill ANY space with his brilliance.” Watson concluded her note by saying, “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.”
Co-stars such as Daniel Radcliffe Rupert Grint and Tom Felton also rushed to social media to extend their condolences and tributes to the late star. Tom Felton shared a very sweet photo of himself with Robbie Coltrane, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint and penned an emotional note. Harry Potter star started his note, “One of my fondest memories of filming Harry Potter was a night shoot on the first film in the forbidden forest.”
Felton recalled, “I was 12. Robbie cared & looked after everyone around of him. Effortlessly. And made them laugh. Effortlessly. He was a big friendly giant on screen but even more so In real life. Love you mate – thank you for everything…”
Rupert Grint also took to his social media and penned a heartfelt note. Grint shared a photo of Robbie and 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. 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. See you on the other side Bobser.”
Bonnie Wright, who starred as Ginny Weasley, wrote on Instagram that she is “heartbroken by the passing of Robbie Coltrane.” “Hagrid was my favourite character! Robbie portrayed Hagrid’s warmth, sense of home and unconditional love for his students and magical creatures so brilliantly,” Bonnie wrote.
She added, “Robbie always treated me and my fellow cast mates when we were wee kids like equal professionals on a film set. A type of attitude that instilled confidence and a sense of togetherness.” “Thanks for all the laughter. Miss you Robbie,” she concluded adding, “Sending love to your family. Rest In Peace”