Robbie Coltrane previously disclosed that he had to have a weight loss transformation in order to be able to undergo knee replacement surgery as osteoarthritis had totally wrecked his joints. Mostly renowned as Hagrid in the Harry Potter franchise, the actor was suffering from a lot of health problems in the last decade. Follow to know more about his weight loss and his cause of death.
Anthony Robert McMillan OBE (March 30, 1950 – October 14, 2022), popularly known as Robbie Coltrane, was a Scottish actor and comedian. He became well-known throughout the world for his roles as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter movie series (2001–2011) and Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond movies GoldenEye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999).
He received the OBE for his contributions to drama from Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year's Honours of 2006. In 1990, Coltrane received the Comedy Peter Sellers Award from the Evening Standard British Film Award. He also received a British Academy Scotland Awards honor for his exceptional contribution to film in 2011.
Robbie Coltrane began his career in the sketch series Alfresco (1983–1984), alongside Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, and Emma Thompson. He then co-starred with Thompson in the BBC miniseries Tutti Frutti in 1987, for which he was nominated for his first British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. After that, Coltrane gained widespread recognition for his role as Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald, a criminal psychologist, in the ITV television series Cracker (1993–2006), for which he received three consecutive British Academy Television Awards for Best Actor (1994 to 1996).
Robbie Coltrane died on October 4, 2022, at the age of 72 in the hospital near Falkirk in Scotland. Following a crippling illness, he had been suffering for more than two years. Many fans have been wanting to know more about the actor after his death. Similarly, they also are seeking information about his time when he lost a significant amount of weight. Well, here is everything we know about his weight loss journey.
Robbie Coltrane’s Weight Loss: Renowned as Hagrid in the Harry Potter Franchise, Robbie Had to Lose Over 63 Pounds Due to His Health Problems!
Robbie Coltrane was suffering from multiple severe diseases for almost a decade before his death. And yes, he did undergo a weight loss transformation before. But it was not like every other transformation like to be in a better shape or just to reduce his weight. Of course, it was for the sake of his health. However, he had a different purpose and for that reason, he needed to lose weight.
The actor admitted to Daily Star that he suffered from daily discomfort as a result of having osteoarthritis and that he had been advised to lose weight if he wanted to undergo knee replacement surgery as osteoarthritis had totally wrecked his joints. Robbie talked about his health problems in September 2020 and said:
I was fighting pain 24 hours a day when I was in National Treasure and Great Expectations. I had no cartilage in my knee. It was bone on bone.
Robbie Coltrane continued by saying that he wouldn't wish such suffering on [his] worst enemy. Fortunately for the star, the procedure went smoothly and he had some pain relief. The actor later explained,
It was just horrible. The relief from that pain since the operation and being able to sleep has changed my life.
Yes, it did change his life as Robbie Coltrane was compelled to use a wheelchair for his movement time and again. Robbie weighed 280 pounds before he started losing weight, but after being made to give up his favorite junk food, he lost 63 pounds in just six months. In reference to his weight loss, Robbie once said:
Avoiding all the things I like. Make a list of the things you like to eat and avoid them all. It's all come off in six months, but four stone's (56 pounds) not much to lose when you're my weight.
Robbie Coltrane Dies at the Age of 72!
The renowned Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane passed away at the get of 72 on Friday in Larbert, Scotland. He was best known for his roles as the lovable half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies and as the lead in the critically acclaimed British crime drama, Cracker.
Belinda Wright, his British agent, announced his passing away in a hospital. Mr. Coltrane had been unwell for some time, according to Ms. Wright, who noted that his family had not given a reason for his passing.
Throughout a four-decade career in cinema and television, Robbie Coltrane switched between comedic and dramatic roles. He played an antihero detective on Cracker (1993-96), a K.G.B. agent turned ally to James Bond in two films, and a gangster who disguises himself as a nun after betraying his fellow criminals in the comedy Nuns on the Run (1990), alongside Eric Idle of Monty Python.