In two films, “GoldenEye” and “The World Is Not Enough”, Robbie Coltrane has made his mark among the most iconic characters in the James Bond saga, in the role of Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky. Pierce Brosnan remembers it perfectly, and he wanted to pay tribute to the actor who died at the age of 72.
James Bond before Harry Potter
World famous for his role as Hagrid in the saga Harry Potteractor Robbie Coltrane, who died on October 14, 2022, was also for his role in the saga james bond. And it’s not nothing, if you don’t belong to MI6 or the SPECTER organization, to manage to exist in this universe. Robbie Coltrane made his film debut in 1980 in front of Bertrand Tavernier’s camera in death live, and then never left the screens. But he has to wait GoldenEye in 1995 to access worldwide popularity.
In GoldenEyeIt is Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky, an ex-KGB agent converted into a medium-sized boss of the Russian mafia. We learn that he has a history with James Bond, embodied in GoldenEye by Pierce Brosnan. Indeed, during Zukovsky’s active years in the KGB, James Bond allegedly shot him in the leg, stole his car and his girlfriend. James Bond straight out, but the two men nevertheless maintain a relationship where friendship quickly takes precedence over distrust.
Robbie Coltrane will reprise his role in The world is not enough in 1999, in which his character is much more present but has a tragic end. Ally of 007, Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky won in two films, and partly thanks to the talent of Robbie Coltrane, his place at iconic characters of the saga of spy. And in the heart of Pierce Brosnan, who paid tribute to him on the announcement of his death.
“We laughed so much during the filming of the James Bond films”
Pierce Brosnan, holder of the role of James Bond for four films between 1995 and 2002, expressed himself on Instagram to mourn the death of his friend and co-worker. He posted two photos, a portrait of the actor and a black and white image of their characters’ reunion in GoldenEye. Photos that he also accompanied by touching words in legend.
I am devastated by the news of the death of my dear friend Robbie Coltrane. We laughed so much while filming the James Bond movies. “GoldenEye” and “The World Is Not Enough”… The second photo was taken during our first day of filming “GoldenEye” at Leavesdon studios. I can’t imagine a more subtle actor and a more human and funny man to share the world stage with on this day, as I did then. My sincere condolences, my prayers of love and respect to his family.