Robbie Coltrane Quotes…
Actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, has died aged 72.
Anthony Robert McMillan OBE (30 March 1950 – 14 October 2022), known professionally as Robbie Coltrane, was a Scottish actor, comedian and writer. He gained worldwide recognition as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series (2001–2011), and as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond films GoldenEye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). He was appointed an OBE in the 2006 New Year Honours by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama. In 1990, Coltrane received the Evening Standard British Film Award – Peter Sellers Award for Comedy. In 2011, he was honoured for his “outstanding contribution” to film at the British Academy Scotland Awards.
Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on 30 March 1950 in Rutherglen, Scotland, the son of Jean Ross Howie, a teacher and pianist, and Ian Baxter McMillan, a general practitioner who also served as a forensic police surgeon. He had an older sister, Annie, and a younger sister, Jane.Coltrane was the great-grandson of Scottish businessman Thomas W. Howie and the nephew of businessman Forbes Howie.
Robbie Coltrane Quotes
“Never insult Albus Dumbledore in front of me!”
The backgrounds in Lord of the Rings are all explained.
I’ve got two young kids. I don’t know what the future holds.
“What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.”
I sometimes worry that all the beautiful things have been made.
Crows are incredibly smart. They can be taught five things on the drop.
Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station.
It’s like going back to school. You know, autumn! Time for ‘Harry Potter’.
Once you’ve been doing anything for twenty-five years people start to notice you.
Ron: “We’re still a bunch of misfits.” Hagrid: “Well, maybe, but we’ve all got each other.”
Why is it trivia? People call it trivia because they know nothing and they are embarrassed about it.
It’s changing out there. Just like last time. There’s a storm coming, Harry. And we all best be ready.
What you do is get the right director and the right screenwriter and the right cast. It’s a fantastic job.
I think the shocking thing to discover is the owls are not stupid and very feral, very hard to train.
I love films where the world seems to be going a bit faster and everything’s a bit brighter and more in focus.
“Harry, did you ever make anything happen? Anything you couldn’t explain when you were angry or scared?”
“I’m stayin’ It’s me home, it’s been me home since I was 13. An’ if there are kids who wan’ me ter teach ’em, I’ll do it.’”
If you’ve got a huge Hollywood star in your film, they’re getting $32 million, and everyone else gets their bus fare.
When you are new to the business, you think if you give a really bad performance, that’s one they will print. You will be judged. You just have to be brave.
I knew it was going to be enormous because of the number of people who bought the books, but, to be honest, I never thought it would be bigger than Bond. Never in a million years.
My dad? He died when I was 19, which is a bad time for your dad to die, because there’s an awful lot of things you have to resolve with your parents past your teens if you’ve been a difficult teenager.
The person who comes up to you and makes the most noise and is the most intrusive is invariably the person in the room who has no respect for you at all, and it’s really all about them.
“Tiny little bloke, my dad was. By the time I was six I could lift him up an’ put him on top o’ the dresser if he annoyed me. Used ter make him laugh.”
I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.
My kids love it. I thought I was the coolest dad in the world when I got to be in a Bond film, but ‘Harry Potter’, too? Well, I think I qualify for a medal for exceptional parenting or something, don’t you?
Ninety percent of people’s nightmares is standing in front of 1,000 people. Did you know that? And having to speak. You would have thought it would have been a madman tying you up and taking your eyes out.
I had a very bad time with acid. I did that classic thing of looking in the mirror by mistake and seeing the devil. But I took it several times, because you always think that next time you might have the wonderful time that everyone else is having.
Nowadays the big Hollywood studios only make about three movies a year, and they cost about $200 million each. There’s no room for error in that, and not a lot of room, I would think, for free expression.
Everyone starts at the beginning at Hogwarts, you’ll be just fine. Just be yerself. I know it’s hard. Yeh’ve been singled out, an’ that’s always hard. But yeh’ll have a great time at Hogwarts — I did — still do, ‘smatter of fact.
It was quite instant that he wanted Harry’s approval. Did you notice that? And the children sort of rescued him this time. It’s a great turnabout. That’s what happens as your children get older. They do things for you, and it’s quite shocking when they do.
I’ve driven all through America and I know there are a lot of clever people between the coasts. But they have a slightly old-fashioned view of the world. Whereas New York is one of the most multicultural, multiracial, tolerant places on Earth.
See, what you’re meant to do when you have a mid-life crisis is buy a fast car, aren’t you? Well, I’ve always had fast cars. It’s not that. It’s the fear that you’re past your best. It’s the fear that the stuff you’ve done in the past is your best work.
He made it quite clear that if I didn’t play the role, I would be dead within a week. As you can imagine, the guy who turned down Hagrid would be like the guy who called the Beatles a guitar band. So I couldn’t possibly refuse, really.
The interesting thing about Hain is that he’s not a very interesting character. He’s not fabulously clever. He’s not a great policeman. He’s not hugely charismatic. I’d describe him as a kind-of Chekhovian character. He’s an ordinary bloke, to whom extraordinary things have happened. Which is quite hard to play, I have to say.
I’ve signed on for four movies, and I’ll do four. That’s easy. No complications there. I’ve already felt that I want to direct. Being an executive producer is like the best job in the world because you make all these executive decisions and then you leave the money to other people. You don’t have to be on set and counting beans.