NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05:  Actor Robbie Coltrane attends the New York premiere of "Charles Dickens' Great Expectations" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on November 5, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
The Last TV Show
Robbie Coltrane
Was In
Before He Died
While pop culture fans may know Robbie Coltrane best for his role on the silver screen as Hagrid in all eight of the live-action "Harry Potter" films, the legendary actor also enjoyed an illustrious career in television. In fact, his final acting credit was a special appearance on a British anthology series, in which he portrayed a certain historical figure that cinema buffs will no doubt recognize.
In 2020, Coltrane guest starred as Orson Welles in the Series 4 finale episode of Sky Arts' historical dramedy "Urban Myths." The episode tells the tale of Welles’ clash with a studio manager of his anthology series before he is kidnapped by terrorists, a story of which Coltrane himself stated, “nobody knows if it's actually true."
While the episode had a mixed reception from reviewers, critics praised Coltrane's performance as Welles as a particular highlight. In retrospect, the "Urban Myths" credit seems quite the fitting end to the actor's career — one film legend portraying another.