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Robbie Coltrane Prepares to Film as Hagrid for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
October 12, 2009, 08:04 PM

As many of the adult cast are returning to film their parts for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, there are new comments from Robbie Coltrane who portrays Hagrid. Set to film for the final time in his role as the beloved groundskeeper of Hogwarts, Robbie Coltrane speaks to the thought of completing the series, and notes "I think the last few days are gonna be quite tough," the actor told the Radio Times. "It's funny; I was talking to a few of the adults (on set) about this. And we were all going - 'Yeah, it's gonna be tough on the kids ...' Then eventually we were all, to a man and woman, saying: 'Yeah, it's gonna be pretty tough for me too ...' "  One thing he will not miss however, is wearing the giant sized bear he sports in each of the movies, and says "It's all horrible. But at the end of the day, they take it off and then two girls come down to my trailer with a pot of hot oil - really - they dissolve the beard, rub my face with oil, then rub it down with hot face cloths." Update: Thanks much to TLC reader Roonwit, we can now see the entire Radio Times article here in our galleries.

Earlier this week there was another interview with actor in the Daily Record, who elaborated on completing Potter stating "I regret the ending of Harry Potter for the obvious reasons of saying goodbye to a bunch of people with whom I've become very friendly over the years, but also because I will be giving up a regular income.You don't get too much of that in the world of acting."

The 59-year-old is equally worried for his young Potter co-stars. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grinch [sic], as well as a host of other actors, have grown up on the sets of the film adaptations of JK Rowlings books.Rutherglen-born Robbie says: "For them the conclusion of the films will be like leaving school, saying goodbye to friends and going out into the big, wide world. "It's a huge step and it wouldn't be surprising if some of them, at least, felt nervous about making it."

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It’s the end of an era, as they say.

Posted by Smitch on October 13, 2009, 12:38 PM report to moderator
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Aww…it’s so touching to hear how the adults are worried for the children and how they are going to be sad too!! I’ve never imagined it from their perspective! They’ve really become parental figures for the younger cast. It’s one big family that has to go through the growing pains of moving on…

Posted by eiVega on October 13, 2009, 12:44 PM report to moderator
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Aww, sad. I don’t want it to end.

Posted by badger666 on October 13, 2009, 01:21 PM report to moderator
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THATS what Hagrid looks like under all of that 3Danimation?!
lol

Posted by Esmeralda.ROARღ on October 13, 2009, 01:40 PM report to moderator
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What a great interview!

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on October 13, 2009, 01:45 PM report to moderator
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I’m really going to miss them all…

Posted by LadySidi on October 13, 2009, 02:23 PM report to moderator
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For someone who has been a major cast member since day one, it has to be quite a big deal to be winding down at last…

Posted by Won_Two on October 13, 2009, 02:23 PM report to moderator
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its gonna be so sad when its all over

Posted by lilginnythatlostherjumper on October 13, 2009, 02:40 PM report to moderator
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this is so sad that everything that comes out about the actors and filming is about it all coming to an end.. : ( i grew up with the books, the movies is all i have left, its going to be a sad bittesweet day when this over.

i love how coltrane is so understanding for the kid actors, but itll be just as hard i think for the adults as well

Posted by Beckster235 on October 13, 2009, 02:55 PM report to moderator
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how sad i bet it will be really hard on them all

Posted by lilmisssnape on October 13, 2009, 03:04 PM report to moderator
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its almost over!!! ahhhhh!!!! Noooo!!! even knowing who they were talking about i had problems placing his picture… he just doesn’t look like Hagrid outside of costume….

Posted by samhinrichs678 (WBM) on October 13, 2009, 03:08 PM report to moderator
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Well said. And we should all feel the same way.

Posted by Genine_Malfoy on October 13, 2009, 04:08 PM report to moderator
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Robbie Coltrane is great as Hagrid :-)

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on October 13, 2009, 05:13 PM report to moderator
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Thats an awsome article but sooo sad!

Posted by The Nerd on October 13, 2009, 05:16 PM report to moderator
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It is very sad that the filming is almost done … just because it is the end of a long journey. I will be having a tough time with it, so I can’t imagine how the actors, especially the Trio will handle it… I get teary just thinking about it.

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on October 13, 2009, 05:52 PM report to moderator
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