Reunited: Robbie Coltrane with Rhona Gemmell, his estranged wife who has reportedly moved back in with the star The actor is letting it be known that he wishes to be cast in a role that is a world away from his most famous big-screen incarnation, as the bearded giant Hagrid in the Harry Potter films.His dream part, he has declared somewhat improbably, would be as a romantic lead.
Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald in the British TV series Cracker during the 1990s.
Coltrane was born Anthony Robert Mc Millan in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, the son of Jean Ross (née Howie), a teacher and pianist, and Ian Baxter Mc Millan, a general practitioner who also served as a forensic police surgeon.
Despite baring his legs to the pitiless heat - against his better judgment - they have refused to tan and remain two huge, snow-white columns.
Likewise, his lugubrious face, which resembles a sunken cherry tart when exposed to the sun, has quickly reverted back to its normal shade of deathly pale.
By way of preparation for his latest assault on Los Angeles - and, it would seem, its unsuspecting leading ladies - the 58-year-old Coltrane has succumbed to some typically Hollywood beautification.