Robbie Coltrane

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GSA Alumni


Robbie Coltrane returns to the GSA
The alumnus and actor tours the newly-opened Reid Building and talks about his time as a student in The Herald Magazine

Robbie Coltrane returns to the GSA


Robbie Coltrane

Award-winning actor Robbie Coltrane studied Drawing & Painting at The Glasgow School of Art from 1968, graduating in 1972. His acting career began on television in the 1980s, with roles in series including The Comic Strip Presents, Blackadder, and Tutti Frutti, the latter written by fellow GSA alumnus John Byrne. In the 1990s, he became a household name – and three-times BAFTA winner – playing forensic psychologist Dr. Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald in the ITV series Cracker. He has also worked extensively in feature films, taking roles in such diverse films as Death Watch, Goldeneye and Caravaggio, as well as arguably his most famous role – the half-giant Hagrid in the Harry Potter series.