most famous for Hagrid in Harry Potter
but I recall Cracker many years ago
when life seemed to stretch forever.
He played a hard drinking psychologist
and was a sex symbol despite his size,
intelligent and with vulnerable eyes.
This role mirrored his life I'm led to believe
and how sad he spent his last few years
in constant and unbearable pain
but he will be fondly remembered,
a Scottish actor of renown.
Goodbye Robbie you were one of a kind
with a giant's body and giant mind.
EDITOR'S NOTE: We Scots remember the big man from a wonderful series dating even before that called Tutti Frutti, which also launched the careers of Emma Thompson and Richard Wilson (famous for the comedy series One Foot In The Grave.)