About this artwork

Robbie Coltrane became well known in the early 1980s with the rise of television's alternative comedy scene. Coltrane was in the original production of 'The Slab Boys' and its sequel 'Cuttin' a Rug', which were written by John Byrne. This portrait shows the actor in the character of Danny McGlone from Byrne's 'Tutti Frutti', for which Coltrane won his first nomination as best actor for a BAFTA award. The apple core he clutches represents the music business in which his character is involved, suggesting it is rotten to the core. He is now best known to an international audience as Hagrid, the kindly giant in the Harry Potter films.

  • title:
    Robbie Coltrane, b. 1950. Actor (as Danny McGlone)
  • accession number:
    PG 3116
  • artist:
    John ByrneScottish (born 1940)
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  • materials:
    Oil on board on paper
  • date created:
    1988
  • measurements:
    30.00 x 21.25 cm (framed: 64.00 x 45.50 x 1.50 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1998
  • copyright:
    © John Byrne. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

John Byrne

John Byrne