Why Famous: Born Anthony Robert McMillan, Robbie Coltrane took the stage name Coltrane in tribute to the jazz legend John Coltrone.
Coltrane rose to prominence in the 1990s TV drama "Cracker" playing the psychologist Dr. Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald, for which he won 3 British Bafta awards.
Colbrane is also well known for his portrayal of Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter movie franchise 2001-2011, based on the books by J. K. Rowling.
Coltrane has also appeared in two James Bond films "GoldenEye" and "The World is not Enough" opposite Pierce Brosnan as ex-KGB agent Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky.
- 1999-12-11 Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane marries Rhona Gemmell (separated 2003)
- 1993-09-27 British crime series "Cracker" created by Jimmy McGovern starring Robbie Coltrane debuts on ITV in the UK
- 1995-11-13 "GoldenEye", 17th James Bond film, starring Pierce Brosnan for the first time and Judi Dench as M, released
- 1999-11-08 "The World is Not Enough" 19th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle and Denise Richards premieres in Los Angeles
- 2001-11-04 "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" 1st film adaptation of the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres starring Daniel Radcliffe
- 2002-11-14 Film "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" is released, based on the second book by J. K. Rowling
- 2004-05-31 "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", the 3rd film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released in UK cinemas
- 2005-11-06 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London. Goes on to become most successful film of the year, earning almost US$ 900 million.
- 2007-07-11 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", the 5th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released
- 2009-07-15 "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the 6th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide
- 2010-11-19 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide
- 2011-07-07 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2", the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London