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Robbie Coltrane's Best 10 Movies and TV Shows, According To IMDb

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On October 15th, 2022, the world learned that Robbie Coltrane had sadly passed away at the age of 72. Coltrane was one of the most beloved and talented actors in Hollywood, participating in more than 50 films and 40 television series (and winning more than ten acting awards in his lifetime).

After portraying the world’s dearest Hogwart’s Keeper of Keys and Grounds, Rubeus Hagrid, Coltrane was catapulted to fame and earned the hearts of thousands of fans from around the world. From GoldenEye‘s Valentin Zukovsky to Harry Potter‘s Hagrid, Coltrane embodied more than a few roles that defined pop culture, but according to IMDb, these ones are the best.


10/10 Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind The Green Door – 7.7

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Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind The Green Door is a 40-minute-long comedy movie that premiered in 1982. It follows Kevin Turvey, an investigative journalist who is quite awkward and inadequate, which results in very funny moments throughout the short film.

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A young Robbie Coltrane interprets Mick, a funny ex-military who can’t find a job and is quite odd himself. Robbie’s acting is brilliant and refreshing and proves since the very beginning Coltrane’s undeniable talent.

9/10 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – 7.7

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Rubeus Hagrid was Coltrane’s most beloved and successful role. Needless to say, Robbie seemed to be born to play the part. His physical traits were identical to the character’s description in the books and his warm personality – as well as his good acting skills – made him the perfect Hagrid.

Most people can’t imagine another actor who could have played the part, and according to the voters of IMDb, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was one of the best films of the franchise (although many consider it is also one of the two-part movies that would have been better if they were one film).

8/10 Blackadder’s Christmas Carol – 7.9

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Only pure comedy gold could come out of the mixture of Robbie Coltrane and Rowan Atkinson; two of the UK’s most brilliant actors and comedians of all time. The film is amusing and delightful, and it’s the perfect family film for Christmas gatherings.

It will surely trigger more than a few laughs, and it has one of the most unique Christmas movie plots. While it does come across as silly in some parts, many fans won’t complain since the whole point of the film is to rejoice in light-hearted goofiness.

7/10 Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban – 7.9

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Robbie Coltrane especially shined as Hagrid in Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, given that in comparison to other movies of the franchise, he gets a lot of screen time and people get to know another side of Hagrid that is not his usual goofy self.

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In this film, viewers get to see Hagrid as a nervous professor, a passionate animal lover, and a heartbroken parent when Buckbeak, his beloved Hypogriff, gets sentenced to death for hurting Draco Malfoy. Without a doubt, it is the film that portrays Hagrid most intimately.

6/10 Tutti Frutti – 8.1

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Tutti Frutti is one of the forgotten comedy series that remains hilarious to this day and it follows a legendary Rock ‘N’ Roll singer, Big Jazza McGlone (who is exceptionally interpreted by Robbie Coltrane).

This is one of the few pieces where Robbie Coltrane was given the role of a protagonist, which makes it certainly special, and to see him beside another great and talented actor, Emma Thompson, is undeniably wonderful. Their chemistry is brilliant, and their joy is contagious throughout the whole series.

5/10 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – 8.1

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There are many things that annoy Redditors after rewatching Deathly Hallows, and one of them is how underwhelming the reactions of all the characters were when they found out that Harry Potter was dead. All of them except Hagrid, who, considering how little time Robin Coltrane was given to express his sorrow, did a great job.

His facial expression was able to transmit the grievance and shock the character was going through as he carried the body of the boy he practically raised and protected. It is a shame Hagrid appeared so little in the final movie of the franchise, but Coltrane was memorable nonetheless.

4/10 The Young Ones – 8.2

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This 1982 TV series brought back actors Rik Mayall and Robbie Coltrane – the stars of Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Glass Door – for another hilarious piece of British comedic chaos (although it is important to point out that Rik Mayall appears in the twelve episodes of the series and Coltrane only in three).

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Despite only appearing in a limited number of episodes, Coltrane still manages to leave a memorable impression on the audience due to the fact that his characters are so chaotic. If his role as the memorable Dr. Carlisle doesn’t make viewers laugh due to the sheer randomness of the scene, then maybe his role as the Bouncer will since he would allow fans to see him interact with the chaotic students.

3/10 Frasier – 8.2

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The 1993 comedy series follows Dr. Frasier Crane, a psychiatrist who decides to move back to his hometown with his father. The premise itself is already funny, but its hilarious delivery throughout its 11 seasons proves why it is one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, and why it was deserving of its 37 Emmys.

Robbie Coltrane had only a few appearances as a guest star in the final season, but his small role was as charming as it was memorable, and he surely made every viewer’s day better to have such an important actor at the end of an extraordinary series.

2/10 Cracker – 8.5

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Robbie Coltrane proved that he was more than just a comedian with this dramatic 1983 crime series, which showed how incredibly flexible and versatile he was as an actor. The role of Dr. Edward Fitz Fitzgerald, an antihero criminal psychologist, earned him the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for three consecutive years.

Most people who have only seen Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid could hardly recognize him in this complex role, especially since he dealt with several darker themes. However, fans should still check the series out as every minute shows how Coltrane was capable of powerful and jaw-dropping performances.

1/10 Blackadder The Third – 8.6

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Coltrane only appears in one episode of the series, however, it is undeniably special and exciting to see him next to other great English actors and comedians such as Rowan Atkinson (again) and Hugh Laurie (best known for his role as Dr. Gregory House in House). Needless to say, the performances are fantastic.

The series follows the iconic Blackadder, who in this film serves as a butler to Prince George, a rather unpleasant and chaotic individual. The show won a BAFTA for Best Comedy and was highly acclaimed by its viewers.


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