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

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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131 Points

Yes, its sad for me even, to think that its all ending. Imagine actually being a part of the whole thing. The movies, I mean. But Jo, I’d actually prefer that to be the end. Another book would be good because we’d find out what happens to our favorite character, but what if we find out our favorite living character dies? I’d prefer to think that everything ends up alright. Another book would mean another problem in the Wizarding World.

Posted by Hope on October 13, 2009, 06:44 PM report to moderator
4881 Points

Aww.. how sweet of Robbie to not just talk about himself, but for expressing concern for the younger cast too.. and admitting that he’ll miss it all, even though he’s a grown-up..

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on October 13, 2009, 06:53 PM report to moderator
29 Points

Everytime I get reminded that Harry Potter is going to be over in tw years I get so sad :(

Posted by muffinmonsterxo on October 13, 2009, 07:34 PM report to moderator
923 Points

We readers found a “special place” in our imagination when we read the Harry Potter saga, so it is interesting that the film actors have also had a real “special place” to work during the making of the films and perhaps, now that it is nearing the end, are realising just how much of a family they will be leaving behind.

Posted by Graymayne on October 13, 2009, 08:21 PM report to moderator
36743 Points

that’s sad

Posted by simos girl {WBM} ~Lemon~ on October 13, 2009, 08:39 PM report to moderator
215 Points

This article is kind of sad. I can’t believe the potter movies are already coming to an end :(

Posted by PygmyPuff85 on October 13, 2009, 10:28 PM report to moderator
502 Points

hearing the actors talk about the end is sad. Must it always come?

Posted by Olivia Elaine a.k.a Agent Pomplamoose on October 13, 2009, 10:30 PM report to moderator
5610 Points

sniff i love robbie coltrane! but awwwww its sooooooo sad! UGH! nice article though. :-] :-[

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on October 13, 2009, 11:15 PM report to moderator
5297 Points

can’t wait for Deathly Hallows.!

Posted by ceweez on October 13, 2009, 11:33 PM report to moderator
545 Points

Coltrane is the perfect Hagrid!

Posted by Nicci Weasley on October 13, 2009, 11:39 PM report to moderator
2570 Points

cool interview

Posted by madman1277 on October 14, 2009, 12:44 AM report to moderator
149 Points

the principal 3 young actors have experienced working on sets other than HP so I am sure they will be fine

Posted by SnapesSilverDoe on October 14, 2009, 12:52 AM report to moderator
285 Points

That was a well-written article. Robbue Coltrane plays Hagrid so well!!!

Posted by ashim_gryffindor (Roar!) on October 14, 2009, 12:53 AM report to moderator
285 Points

Oops! I meant Robbie** Coltrane

Posted by ashim_gryffindor (Roar!) on October 14, 2009, 12:53 AM report to moderator
1812 Points

oh god please don’t start talking about the end!! i might cry =(

Posted by Freya-Storm on October 14, 2009, 02:02 AM report to moderator
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