Robbie Coltrane
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"Robbie Coltrane", is a Scottish people/Scottish actor, comedian and author. He is known for his roles as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter (film series)/Harry Potter films, as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond filmography/James Bond films GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough and as Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald in the British TV series Cracker (UK TV series)/Cracker during the 1990s.

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It's a very bad time for genuinely creative people to do television or anything now. There isn't a huge audience anymore to get the big budget which you need to make good drama unless you get sponsorship or unless you get teen stars to be in them. That sort of ties in with marketing and Coca-Cola and all that stuff.

I think the shocking thing to discover is the owls are not stupid and very feral, very hard to train.

I have lots of images of my father. One of them is cooking a tin of ravioli in the boat hut when we'd been fishing. I don't know why. And also, he did a fantastic soft shoe shuffle, which he would do in front of the fridge when the day's work was finished. He was very dapper, very smart, always very well turned out. And seriously funny.

Usually for a movie, if you want a 13-year-old, you get a 16-year-old who looks 13, because 13-year-olds don't have that level of self-awareness.

My kids love it. I thought I was the coolest dad in the world when I got to be in a Bond film, but Harry Potter, too? Well, I think I qualify for a medal for exceptional parenting or something, don't you?

I was always terribly, terribly aware of how cliched the whole ritual between men and women is. This was 1964, 1965. The girls all stood on one side of the room, the boys stood on the other.

It's like going back to school. You know, autumn! Time for Harry Potter!

It's hell with that big beard and stuff. That's the one bit I don't like. Either you take out at lunch or you don't eat. So I opted not to eat, 'cause having to put it on twice is horrific.

My dad? He died when I was 19, which is a bad time for your dad to die, because there's an awful lot of things you have to resolve with your parents past your teens if you've been a difficult teenager.