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Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid in the Harry Potter franchise (Pic: Warner Bros)
Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid in the Harry Potter franchise (Pic: Warner Bros)
Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid in the Harry Potter franchise (Pic: Warner Bros)

Bad news if you were hoping to see Robbie Coltrane at A Celebration of Harry Potter in Orlando this weekend. The actor, best known for his role as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies, has been taken to an Orlando hospital, after becoming ill on a flight from London.

He was due to be attending the convention at Universal Studios this weekend and had become overwhelmed by flu-like symptoms during the flight. He was met at the airport by paramedics, who took him to hospital.

Robbie’s agent, Belinda Wright, later told BBC News that he would be “fine” and that he was currently “resting,” and that there would be more information on his condition available once he had had a chance to recover.

His fellow convention attendees include Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore)—some news reports claim he was on the same flight—Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley).

Get well soon!

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By Fraser McAlpine