Robbie Coltrane

Robbie Coltrane

Paul Finchley

Robbie Coltrane’s career has spanned over forty years and has earned him three BAFTAs, the British Academy Scotland Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Film, and an OBE. Coltrane made his TV debut in 1980 and went on to gain prominence in the 1987 cult BBC series Tutti Frutti. Coltrane’s most notable television role to date has been as Dr. Eddie ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald in hit ITV crime series Cracker. Coltrane’s film career took flight and he was cast in an array of films, namely Absolute Beginners, the controversially titled The Pope Must Die, and the comedy Nuns On the Run. Coltrane’s film career continued with roles in Bond Classics, Van Helsing, and Ocean’s 12. His best-known film role to date is his portrayal of half-man, half-giant Hagrid in the Harry Potter film franchise.

Paul is a much-loved aging comedian, one half of a very successful double act that has been on the screen for over thirty years. Paul is avuncular, warm, witty, and popular, both a “national treasure” and a legend to younger generations of comics. Yet there’s also a troubled side to Paul. Away from the limelight he hasn’t always been a good husband to his wife, Marie, or the best father to his daughter, Dee. It’s these flaws Paul has to confront when he’s arrested, and in the course of the investigation.

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