After Robbie Coltrane appeared as Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies, the actor solidified his place in pop culture history as the fan-favorite Hogwarts gamekeeper. Join us as we take a look at where the actor has been since he left Hagrid behind.
Robbie Coltrane has been largely heard but not seen ever since leaving the Wizarding World behind in 2011. With a turn to voice acting on a handful of projects, including Pixar's Brave, the BBC's The Gruffalo's Child, and Arthur Christmas, his return on screen was unfortunately anything but magical.
The actor reunited with fellow Potter stars Ralph Fiennes, who played Voldemort, and Helena Bonham Carter, who was Bellatrix Lestrange, in the 2012 film adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic Great Expectations. Notably, Coltrane's portrayal of Jaggers marked a massive departure from Hagrid. As he told The Scotsman,
"Jaggers is a great character. He's a heartless bastard and it's very nice to get a part like that to play, I must say."
Sadly, the project itself garnered mixed reviews and ultimately performed well below expectations.
Meanwhile, Coltrane's next role on the big screen fared even worse. He starred in Effie Gray, a biographical period drama starring Dakota Fanning, which was written by Emma Thompson, who played Professor Trelawney in the Harry Potter franchise. The movie earned a low 42 percent on Rotten Tomatoes in 2014. While these projects allowed the actor to continue working steadily in showbiz, they mostly went unnoticed.
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His post-Potter work struggled | 0:16
A bad rep? | 1:32
His National Treasure risk | 2:30
Concerns over his health | 3:24
Hagrid turned to hosting | 4:29
Turning it around | 5:10