Emma Watson was one of the cast of “Harry Potter” who paid tribute to fellow actress Robbie Coltrane, who passed away last Friday at the age of 72.
Watson shared a sweet photo of her and Coltrane catching up while filming on his Instagram story. HBO Max’s ‘Harry Potter’ Reunion Special last year. In the fantasy film, Watson played the gorgeous young witch Hermione Granger. While Coltrane is being portrayed The gentle anti-giant wizard Rubeus Hagrid.
“Robbie was like the funniest uncle I’ve ever had, but above all else he cared deeply for and sympathized with me as a child and as an adult,” wrote Watson, who was 11 when the first “Harry Potter” movie hit theaters. 2001.
“His talent was so great that it made sense for him to play the giant. He could fill every space with his brilliance.”
Watson and Coltrane shared several scenes from the eight “Harry Potter” films. It includes an emotional scene in which Hagrid comforts Hermione after a Hogwarts school bully, Draco Malfoy, calls Hermione a “dirty little mud blood” (a fictional slander aimed at witches and wizards). with non-magical parents).
According to Watson’s Instagram post, Coltrane was as merciful off-screen as his fan-favorite character appeared on-screen.
“Robby, if I treat you as kindly on set as you are, I promise to do so with your name and memory,” she said.
“I know how much I respect and respect you. I will really miss your sweetness, your nickname, your warmth, your laughter and hugs. You made us a family. I know you did it to us.”
Other “Harry Potter” alumni honoring Coltrane this week include Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), David Thewlis (Remus Lupine), Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick) and Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe.
“It breaks my heart to hear that Robbie has passed away.” Grint wrote on Instagram. “I will never forget the smell of cigars and beard grass. It’s a fantastic combination. that no one on this planet can do [have] Only Robbie played Hagrid. … a man with a huge heart who, after decades, is still looking for us.”
“I am very fortunate to have met and worked with him and am very saddened to have him pass away,” Radcliffe said in a statement. “He was an amazing actor and a lovely person.”
As well as “Harry Potter” movieColtrane has appeared in other films and TV series such as “Cracker”, “The Comic Strip Presents” and “Tutti Frutti”, as well as in the James Bond series “Goldeneye” and “The World Is Not Enough”.
“Hagrid has never been better than this,” Watson said on Instagram. “You made Hermione happy.”