Coltrane plays Hagrid, who first tells Harry that he is a wizard, and the Keeper of Keys at Hogwarts in this fantasy directed by Chris Columbus based on the book by J.K. Rowling. Hagrid tries his best to be a supporter to Harry and posse, all the while protecting the trust of Dumbledore as Harry, Hermione, and Ron become inquisitive when mysterious events occur at Hogwarts. Co-starring Richard Harris, Daniel Radcliffe, and Maggie Smith.
I’ve always played bad people or funny people. I’ve never really played such a nice person in my life, certainly not for 10 years. So that was a really nice departure for me, and I still get sort of goggle-eyed 10-year-olds staring at me in supermarkets. It’s quite odd, really.