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    • Robbie Coltrane: Ninety percent of people's nightmares is standing in front of 1,000 people. Did you know that? And having to speak. You would have thought it would have been a madman tying you up and taking your eyes out.

    • Robbie Coltrane: It's a very bad time for genuinely creative people to do television or anything now. There isn't a huge audience anymore to get the big budget which you need to make good drama unless you get sponsorship or unless you get teen stars to be in them. That sort of ties in with marketing and Coca-Cola and all that stuff.

    • Robbie Coltrane: (About his beard on Harry Potter)It's hell with that big beard and stuff. That's the one bit I don't like. Either you take out at lunch or you don't eat. So I opted not to eat, 'cause having to put it on twice is horrific.

    • Robbie Coltrane: (About working in the Harry Potter movies) It's like going back to school. You know, autumn! Time for Harry Potter.

    • Robbie Coltrane: (About his children's thougths on seeing in in Harry Potter) My kids love it. I thought I was the coolest dad in the world when I got to be in a Bond film, but Harry Potter, too? Well, I think I qualify for a medal for exceptional parenting or something, don't you?

    • Robbie Coltrane: (About the things he buys now that he has more money) I just get the same stuff as I did before, but the price tag is much higher.

    • Robbie Coltrane: (on son urging him to accept the role as Hagrid) He made it quite clear that if I didn't play the role, I would be dead within a week. As you can imagine, the guy who turned down Hagrid would be like the guy who called the Beatles a guitar band. So I couldn't possibly refuse, really.

    • Robbie Coltrane: Once you've been doing anything for twenty-five years people start to notice you.

    • Robbie Coltrane: See, what you're meant to do when you have a mid-life crisis is buy a fast car, aren't you? Well, I've always had fast cars. It's not that. It's the fear that you're past your best. It's the fear that the stuff you've done in the past is your best work.

    • Robbie Coltrane: Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station

    • Robbie Coltrane: I had a very bad time with acid. I did that classic thing of looking in the mirror by mistake and seeing the devil. But I took it several times, because you always think that next time you might have the wonderful time that everyone else is having.

    • Robbie Coltrane: Is it just me, or is the world full of beautiful women?

    • Robbie Coltrane: I love films where the world seems to be going a bit faster and everything's a bit brighter and more in focus.

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