Harry Potter star Miriam Margolyes shares heartfelt tribute to Robbie Coltrane: ‘That’s the point, he likes to drink’
Harry Potter alum Miriam Margolyes send a refreshing candid tribute to her late co-star Robbie Coltrane.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4 Today The 81-year-old show – who played Professor Sprout in the fantasy series – is about her former co-star, who passed away yesterday at the age of 72.
“I didn’t know he was sick. He just put on too much weight, stupid boy!” British-Australian actress speaking on radio show.
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“That’s the problem, he likes to drink. I used to wave my finger at him.”
“It’s a waste to think about all that talent, that fire, he acted with passion. He’s really amazing,” she added.
While very pleased with Coltrane’s lifestyle choices, she insists that her late friend and co-star “had a heart of gold”.
“In terms of stature, personality, big heart. He’s special,” she continued.
Margolyes played Professor Sprout, the Herb teacher at Hogwarts, in two films while Coltrane is known for playing the gentle giant, Rubeus Hagrid.
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Many other heartbroken people Harry Potter The stars have sent their condolences after hearing the tragic news yesterday.
Lead actor Daniel Radcliffe made an emotional statement remembering Coltrane yesterday, thanking him for “helping us laugh like kids on set”.
“I especially love the memory of him keeping our spirits high (2004 .) Harry Potter and) Prisoner of Azkabanwhen we were all hiding from the torrential rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he was telling stories and joking to keep his spirits up,” said the 33-year-old actor.
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Radcliffe said he “feels extremely fortunate that” he “has met and worked with” Coltrane, adding that he is “so sad to have passed away”.
“He’s an incredible actor and a lovely man.”
Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger, also offered her thoughts on Coltrane’s death.
“Robbie is like the funniest uncle I’ve ever had but most of all, he was so caring and compassionate to me as a child and as an adult,” Watson said in an Instagram statement.
“His talent is so great that it makes him able to play a giant – he can fill ANY void with his brilliance.”
“Know how much I love and admire you. I really miss your sweetness, your nickname, your warmth, your laughter and your hugs. You made us a family. . Know you are like that to us.”
“There’s no better Hagrid. You made it so much fun being Hermione.”
Other Harry Potter alum again tributeincluding James Phelps, Bonnie Wright and author JK Rowling.