Produced Anthony Robert McMillan in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, on March 30, 1950, comedian actor Robbie Coltrane has enjoyed great success on the big screen as well as on television, using the popular British television series Cracker as well as the Harry Potter film series. The son of a teacher as well as a physician, he first began performing as a pupil at Glenalmond College. While he enjoyed playing, Coltrane chose to follow his love for artwork. He attended the Glasgow School of Art, where he focused primarily on drawing and painting.
After finishing his education, Coltrane turned first to improvisational stand up. He chose the stage name “Robbie Coltrane,” picking his last name as a homage to the jazz legend John Coltrane. The portly celebrity after branched out in playing. He became known for such television shows as Alfresco and Tutti Frutti.