Hagrid to star in Dickens film
AFTER making a big impression at Hogwarts, Robbie Coltrane will star in the new film adaptation of Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations as orphan Pip’s legal guardian Mr Jaggers.
The Cracker star is to be reunited with Harry Potter costars Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes in the film, which begins shooting next month.
Producer Elizabeth Karlsen said she knew Coltrane was the man to play the imposing Mr Jaggers as soon as he walked into the hotel foyer where they were meeting to discuss the role. She said: “The command he had of the room was astonishing.”