Rhona Gemmell is the wife of Robbie Coltrane. Gemmell’s ex-husband, is a Scottish actor, writer, and comedian and is known for his performances on the stage and screen. He gained worldwide recognition as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series (2001–2011), and as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond films GoldenEye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). He was appointed as Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2006 New Year Honours by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama. In 2011, he was honored for his “outstanding contribution” to film at the British Academy Scotland Awards.
Rhona Gemmell’s ex-husband, Robbie Coltrane was born on 30 March 1950. He is 71 years old as of 2021. Much is not known about Rhona Gemmell’s age, date, and place of birth. However, Rhona Gemmell is a sculptor.
Coltrane married Rhona Gemmell on 11 December 1999. The couple got married in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their family, friends, and loved ones. The couple has two children: son Spencer McMillan(b. 1992), and daughter Alice McMillan(b. 1998). Coltrane and Gemmell separated in 2003 and later divorced.
How did the couple meet? The pair met in a pub on Christmas Eve 1988 when Rhona was just 18. While Rhona Gemmell’s passion is art, Coltrane has a well-known passion for classic cars and has often been seen down at the local mechanics in the village close to his home. Coltrane suffers from osteoarthritis.
Coltrane moved into acting in his early twenties, taking the stage name Coltrane (in tribute to jazz saxophonist John Coltrane) and working in theatre and comedy. He appeared in the first theatre production of John Byrne’s The Slab Boys, at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (1978). His comic skills brought him roles in The Comic Strip Presents (1982) series, as well as the comedy sketch, shows Alfresco (1983–1984), A Kick Up the Eighties (Series 2, 1984), and Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee (1984).
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Rhona Gemmell’s ex-husband, Coltrane moved into roles in films such as Flash Gordon (1980), Death Watch (1980), Balham, Gateway to the South (1981), Scrubbers (1983), Krull (1983), The Supergrass (1985), Defence of the Realm (1985), Absolute Beginners (1986), Mona Lisa (1986) and appeared as “Annabelle” in The Fruit Machine (1988).
On television, Rhona Gemmell’s husband, Coltrane appeared in The Young Ones, Tutti Frutti (1987), as Samuel Johnson in Blackadder (1987) (a role he later reprised in the more serious Boswell and Johnson’s Tour of the Western Islands (1993)), and in a number of stand-up and sketch comedy shows. He played the part of Falstaff in Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V (1989) He co-starred with Eric Idle in Nuns on the Run (1990), and played the Pope in The Pope Must Die (1991). He also played a would-be private detective obsessed with Humphrey Bogart in the TV play The Bogie Man.