HARRY POTTER star Robbie Coltrane is exchanging an international cinema audience of millions for a tiny pub crowd - in his first performance on the Scottish stage in 15 years.

The actor has signed up for the lead role in a play to be performed at lunchtime to spectators who will watch whilst munching on a pie and sipping on a pint of beer at the Oran Mor pub in Glasgow.

MY BROTHER'S SUIT, part of the establishment's A PLAY, A PIE + A PINT programme, was written by screenwriter PETER McDOUGALL.

Coltrane says, "I have always been a great admirer of Peter's work and I am delighted to be doing a Peter McDougall play."

The play will run from 11 to 16 April (05).

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