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Robbie Coltrane Biography

Birth Name:
Anthony Robert McMillan
Birth Place:
Rutherglen, Scotland
Actor, comedian, writer

Fast Facts

  • Took surname as a tribute to jazz saxophonist John Coltrane
  • Became a household name in England with his TV series Cracker, which began in 1993; played hard-drinking criminal psychologist Eddie Fitzgerald
  • As a result of his work on Cracker, won the role of a Russian mobster in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye
  • Took the role of Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series at the urging of his children
  • Awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in January 2006
  • That same year, came in sixth in a poll of the most famous Scots; the Loch Ness Monster came in first
  • A collector and restorer of vintage cars, in 2011 donated his 1988 Chrysler Jeep to the Riverside Museum of Transport in Glasgow, and was a trustee for the Riverside Museum Appeal, which raised money for the development of the facility


  • 2017BAFTA Television Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2002BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1992Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated


  • Alice Coltrane -- Daughter
  • Robin Paine -- Ex-significant Other
  • Ian Baxter McMillan -- Father
  • Jean McMillan Ross -- Mother
  • Annie McMillan -- Sister
  • Jane McMillan -- Sister
  • Spencer Coltrane -- Son
  • Rhona Gemmell -- Wife (separated)