Blackadder actor Robbie Coltrane dies ages 72

It is with great sadness to report that acclaimed actor and comedian Robbie Coltrane has passed away aged just 72. While many people will fondly remember him as the loveable giant Hagrid in the Harry Potter series of movies; Blackadder fans will always think of his turn as Dr. Samuel Johnson in the Blackadder The Third episode Ink & Incapability (you know, the Dictionary one). Robbie also returned to Blackadder with a role as the ghost in Blackadder’s Christmas Carol.

Taking to Social Media, Baldrick actor Sir Tony Robinson said “Robbie! You were such a sweet man and so talented as a comic and as a straight actor. ‘Dictionary’ was my favourite episode of the Adder ever and it was all down to you mate. Rest well x”

While Blackadder semi-regular Stephen Fry said “I first met Robbie Coltrane almost exactly 40 years ago. I was awe/terror/love struck all at the same time. Such depth, power & talent: funny enough to cause helpless hiccups & honking as we made our first TV show, “Alfresco”. Farewell, old fellow. You’ll be so dreadfully missed”