Actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid Role in the Harry Potter films, has died aged 72.

He also appeared in the ITV detective drama Cracker and the James Bond films Goldeneye and The World Isn't Enough.

His agent Belinda Wright confirmed in a statement that the actor died at a hospital near Falkirk, Scotland.

She described Coltrane as a "unique talent" and added that his role as Hagrid "brought joy to the children and adults around the world".

"Robbie Coltrane is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his youngsters Spencer and Alice, and their mother Rhona Gemmell.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling described Coltrane on Twitter as an "incredible talent" and a "total one-off".

Coltrane was the son of teacher and pianist Jean Ross and general practitioner (GP), Ian Baxter McMillan,

and was educated at the independent Glenalmond College in Perth and Kinross.

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