Robbie Coltrane – Biography of Robbie Coltrane

Robbie Coltrane is a charismatic and well-known Scottish-born actor, famous for both his television and feature-length performances.

Anthony Robert McMillan was born on March 30, 1950 in the city of Rutherglen in the region of South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Coltrane is the son of Ian McMillan, a general surgeon and Jean, piano teacher and has an older sister (Annie) and a younger sister (Jane).

Already as a child he knew what he wanted to do in his life, so he faced his parents with very convincing arguments to take him to the Glenamond collage.

There he learned a lot about the arts and theater, so when he graduated he went to Perth and Kinross Glasgow School of Art.

Soon after, he began to work in some theater companies in his locality, but it was said that only in England would really get famous.

Attended the Moray House College of Education on Edinburgh, in the hope that this education would be enough for him to make his big leap.

His first job was both in theaters and on television, and he took his stage name as a tribute to the saxophonist. John coltrane.

Robbie Coltrane’s first film appearance was in 1980 in the movie “La Mort in Direct”.

On nineteen eighty one acted in the comedy of the BBCA Kick Up the Eighties“Who were quickly joined”The Comic Strip Presents”(1982) Y “Laugh? I Nearly Paid My License Fee” from 1984.

On 1990 starred with Eric Idle in the comic film “Nuns on the Run“Where they both escape the mafia by disguising themselves as nuns in a convent.

He also embodied the Dad on “The Pope Must Die” on 1991, playing the role of a clergyman who by total error is chosen as the new high pontiff.

Putting aside his capacity for comedy, in nineteen ninety five he launched into a more serious character, such as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the movie “Golden eye”With Pierce Brosnan and Famke Janssen.

Later in 1999, she was a co-star again in “The World is Not Enough”With Denise Richards and Pierce Brosnan.

In the 2001 starred alongside Johnny Depp in the psychological thriller “From Hell“, In which he plays an investigator in the case of Jack the Ripper on England.

Finally that same year he worked as the friendly and always good-natured guardian of the school Hogwarts in the movie “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”.

He subsequently worked on the other three films released and the fifth to come alongside Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

In turn, during the filming of the book saga, he worked with Hugh Jackman in the film “Van Helsing” in the 2004, where he played Dr. Jekyll.

That same year he also appeared in “Ocean’s Twelve”Sharing the scene with Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Catherine Zeta Jones, Julia Roberts, Andy García among others.


La Mort en direct (1980)

Flash Gordon (1980)

Subway Riders (1981)

Gateway to the South (1981)

Britannia Hospital (1982)

The Supergrass (1985)

Absolute Beginners (1986)

Mona Lisa (1986)

Let It Ride (1989)

Henry V (1989)

Nuns on the Run (1990)

The Pope Must Die (1991)

The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)

The Legend of Lochnagar (1993)

GoldenEye (1995)

Buddy (1997)

Montana (1998)

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

From Hell (2001)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Van Helsing (2004)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Stormbreaker (2006)