Donald Maclellan

Robbie Coltrane, born 1950. Actor (12 June 2000)

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Robbie Coltrane has had a hugely successful career in TV, stage and film. Born Anthony Robert McMillan in South Lanarkshire, he studied at Glasgow School of Art and Moray House College of Education, Edinburgh, before getting involved in theatre and stand-up comedy in his early twenties. It was then that he adopted his stage name. Coltrane became known through such TV shows as ‘Tutti Frutti’, in 1987, and ‘Cracker’ in the 1990s. He then entered the world stage with parts in the Bond films, ‘Goldeneye’, 1995, and ‘The World Is Not Enough’, 1999. More recently, from 2001-11, he was cast as Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, after J.K. Rowling championed him for the role. In 2006 Coltrane won an OBE for his services to drama.

Donald Maclellan

Donald Maclellan

Donald MacLellan was born in the West Highlands in 1967. He is a leading portrait photographer whose first solo exhibition 'Black Power' showed at the National Portrait Gallery in London in 1998. Empire magazine commissioned MacLellan to create a portfolio of Scotland's best actors in 2000. It was mounted as an exhibition first at the Cannes Film Festival (May 2000), then in London, finally coming to Edinburgh in 2001/2. MacLellan's work appears regularly in current newspapers and magazines.