Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane dies aged 72
Arguably his best-known role came in the Harry Potter film series as he starred in all eight movies as Rubeus Hagrid.
He also appeared in ITV detective drama Cracker and the James Bond films Goldeneye and The World Is Not Enough.
In a statement, his agent Belinda Wright confirmed the actor died in hospital near Falkirk in Scotland.
She described Coltrane as a "unique talent", adding his role as Hagrid "brought joy to children and adults alike all over the world".
He is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his children Spencer and Alice and their mother Rhona Gemmell.