Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane said he was "absolutely delighted" at be made an OBE.

The larger than life actor, aged 55, who is a star thanks to his Harry Potter and Bond movie roles, as well as the TV series Cracker, has been honoured for services to drama.

Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan in Ruther-glen, on the outskirts of Glasgow, to a GP father and teacher mother.

He chose his stage name in tribute to the jazz saxophonist John Coltrane.

His first feature film was Death Watch (1980), shot in Glasgow, and starring Harvey Keitel.

Roles followed in the early 1980s the spoof travelogue Balham: Gateway to The South, as well as The Pope must Die, and Nuns on the Run.

But it was his TV role as Fitz, the forensic psychologist in Jimmy McGovern's series Cracker (1993) which really got Coltrane noticed.

Coltrane won three consecutive Baftas for his role in the series.

Since then he's starred in the Bond films GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough and as Rubeus Hagrid in Harry Potter. ..SUPL: