For the generation who grew up with the films and books, it’s difficult to separate the Scottish actor 

from his larger-than-life (at least for muggles) portrayal of Rubeus Hagrid 

the official keeper of the keys and grounds at Hogwarts 

Robbie Coltrane’s career began long before the first Harry Potter film debuted in 2001. 

Following the news of his passing on Friday, fans of the show and Coltrane’s co-stars paid 

tribute to him on social media 

Coltrane was the actor who gave the lovable half-giant character life 

with catchphrases like “Yer a wizard, Harry,” among others. 

The actress who played Hermione Granger, Emma Watson, recalled Coltrane