Robbie Coltrane

Although an accomplished comic performer, Scottish-born actor Robbie Coltrane also delivered a number of superlative dramatic parts, perhaps none more acclaimed than his starring turn as the excessive and obsessive forensic psychologist in the British series "Cracker" (BBC, 1993-96; 2006). Prior to winning awards for portraying the hard-drinking and womanizing investigator, Coltrane staked his claim in outlandish and irreverent comedies like "Nuns on the Run" (1990) and "The Pope Must Die" (1991), both of which featured slapstick physical comedy atop subtle digs at the Catholic Church. He was equally adept in dramatic turns, ably playing Russian gangsters in two James Bond installments, "Goldeneye" (1995) and "The World Is Not Enough" (1999), while portraying a dogged Scotland Yard detective opposite Johnny Depp in "From Hell" (2001). But it was his sweet-natured turn as the bumbling, angry and fiercely loyal Hagrid in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001) - and all of the subsequent sequels - that propelled the multifaceted Coltrane into the international spotlight and introduced the talented performer to a new generation of fans.