Adopted stage surname of "Coltrane" after the jazz musician John Coltrane
Appeared as a Scottish detective tracking Jack the Ripper in "From Hell"
Co-starred with Eric Idle in "Nuns on the Run"
Decided to attend art school after visiting his older sister and getting on with her friends
Featured as Barbara Hershey's ex-husband in the quirky "Frogs for Snakes"; re-teamed with Amos Poe
Featured in Amos Poe's "Subway Riders" as Detective Fritz Langley
Landed featured role in the sci-fi film "Krull"
Made screen acting debut in Bernard Tavernier's "La Mort en Direct/Deathwatch"
Portrayed an unlikely pontiff in the screen comedy "The Pope Must Die/The Pope Must Diet"
Reprised role as Russian gangster for his second Bond film "The World Is Not Enough"
Starred opposite Emma Thompson on the BBC series "Tutti Frutti"; an edited version was released theatrically
Appeared as a gay hairdresser on the British series "Metal Mickey" (ITV)
Cast as a cardinal in Derek Jarman's "Caravaggio"
Co-wrote a sketch and made guest appearances on Emma Thompson's BBC variety series "Thompson" (aired in the U.S. on PBS)
Had stage triumph in "Yr. Obedient Servant," a one-man show about Dr. Samuel Johnson
Headlined the London Weekend Television program "The Robbie Coltrane Special"
Played Sir John Falstaff in Kenneth Branagh's "Hervy V"
Portrayed Bob Hoskins' mechanic friend Thomas in "Mona Lisa"
Portrayed the husband of an eccentric woman who raises a gorilla in "Buddy"
Raised in the Glasgow, Scotland area
Reprised role of Hagrid for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth book in the fantasy series directed by David Yates
Reprised the role of Hagrid in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," adapted from the fifth book in the fantasy series
Starred in the British TV special "Coltrane in a Cadillac"
Appeared with Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie. and Stephen Fry on the comedy sketch show "Alfresco" (ITV)
Cast as Tweedledum to George Wendt's Tweedledee in the NBC TV-movie "Alice in Wonderland"
Cast in the feature adaptation of "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker," the first novel in the Alex Rider series
Cast opposite Miranda Richardson and Aishwarya Rai in "Provoked"
Featured as a Russian gangster in the James Bond film "GoldenEye"
Gained notice for appearing on the British show "The Comic Strip Presents"; also wrote and directed sketches
Headlined the British TV special "Coltrane's Planes and Automobiles"
Played the giant groundskeeper Rubeus Hagrid in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"; adapted from the first novel of the best-selling fantasy series by J.K. Rowling
Reprised Hagrid in the sequel "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
Reprised the role of Hagrid in the third installment of the Harry Potter series "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"
While appearing at Traverse Theatre, was befriended by playwright John Byrne; acted in Byrne's "The Slab Boys" and "Cuttin' the Rug"
Worked with various theater companies such as San Quentin Theatre Group, The Bush Theatre and Traverse Theatre
Began appearing in nightclubs as a stand-up comic
Co-starred in "The Supergrass," a crime comedy drawn from characters from "The Comic Strip Presents"
Made stage debut in a school production of Shakespeare's "Henry V"
Produced and directed the 50-minute documentary "Young Mental Health"
Reprised the role of Hagrid in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," the fourth book in the fantasy series directed by Mike Newell
Starred as the ship's captain in "The Ebb-Tide" (A&E)
Starred in British crime series "Cracker" (shown in the US on A&E)
Teamed with Jason Robards (as the Duke and the King) in a remake of "The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn"
Joined all-star ensemble in "Ocean's Twelve"
Made final appearances as Hagrid in the seventh feature installment of the Harry Potter franchise, released in two parts "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
Voiced Lord Dingwall in Disney Pixar animated feature "Brave"