Today one of the world’s favorite half-giant/half-human celebrates a birthday. Well, the man who portrays him does.
Robbie Coltrane is actually one of Britain’s most adored comedians. Before he was famous for playing Hagrid, he was head of debating society at school and was consistently recognized for his art. Here are a few quick facts about Hagrid, uh, Robbie, that you can read while sipping the namesake cocktail, below!
- Robbie is 6’1 but the half-giant he plays is actually 8 feet 6 inches.
- Robbie’s mother was a teacher and a pianist; Hagrid’s mother, Fridwulfa, was a full-time giantess.
- Robbie used to be a stand-up comedian; Hagrid was expelled at a young age from school.
- Robbie wrote an autobiography, “Coltrane in a Cadillac,” and later went on to star in the series, Coltrane in a Cadillac (1993). Hagrid has no published work to date!
Happy birthday, Robbie Coltrane!
Rubeus Hagrid Cocktail
1 oz. Kahlua
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Guinness
Splash of Coke
Add vodka and Kahlua into a beer glass. Splash in Coke and top with Guinness.