There was a wonderful article in The Independent where they named the five people that should have come forward – BBC execs, people who should or could have known... What this is about is what happens to you when you’re accused – guilty or not guilty doesn’t even come into it until the final episode.” Just before Cracker he met sculptor Rhona Gemmell, had a son, Spencer, now 24, and daughter, Alice, now 18.For a while he moved into a remote farmhouse near Loch Lomond.He is known for his roles as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond films Golden Eye and The World Is Not Enough, and as Dr.Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald in the British TV series Cracker during the 1990s.Coltrane is keen to point out that, as his character repeats more than a few times, Finchley is not Jimmy Savile.“If you wanted to write about Savile, you’d want to be asking why the hell didn’t anyone do anything about him earlier? I never met him but you’d watch him and you’d feel your skin crawl.His Harry Potter character has an alcohol problem, as JK Rowling subtly signals to her older readers, and so did Robbie. Now, in a new two-part ITV drama, The Plan Man, he returns to the small screen as Jack Lennox, a bank-robbing barrister.
The son of a teacher and a doctor, he first started performing as a student at Glenalmond College.
The show later aired on American television, and Coltrane earned a Cable ACE Award for his performance.
Robbie Coltrane, OBE (born Anthony Robert Mc Millan; 30 March 1950) is a Scottish actor and author.
For some time, Coltrane has dropped out of public view.
He has not had a lead role in a TV drama for seven years.
He’s done well since, although he’s keen to point out, “I’m certainly not in the ranks of the super-rich. I do not have anything like that kind of money.” He shifts uncomfortably in his dressing-room chair as the questions move away from his rolling anecdotes and into his family and finances.