Rory McCann

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Rory McCann
Rory McCann (January 2013).jpg
Rory McCann in January 2013
Born(1969-04-24) 24 April 1969 (age 44)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
OccupationActor
Years active1999–present
 
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Rory McCann
Rory McCann (January 2013).jpg
Rory McCann in January 2013
Born(1969-04-24) 24 April 1969 (age 44)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
OccupationActor
Years active1999–present

Rory McCann (born 24 April 1969) is a Scottish film and television actor. He is best known for portraying Sandor "The Hound" Clegane on HBO's Game of Thrones.

Early life[edit]

Prior to McCann's career in acting, he was a gardener for estates in the south of Glasgow.

Career[edit]

McCann's first acting role came in an advert for Scott's Porage Oats dressed in a vest and kilt. He was next seen in the 2002 television comedy-drama The Book Group playing a disabled personal trainer, for which he won a Scottish BAFTA award for the best television performance of 2002. Since then, McCann has taken television roles as Detective Inspector Stuart Brown in State of Play, as Peter the Great in Peter in Paradise and appeared as a priest in the award-winning British comedy drama television series Shameless. He made his Hollywood debut in Oliver Stone's film Alexander. In 2007, he also appeared in Hot Fuzz as Michael Armstrong. In 2008, he played Moby in The Crew and Atilla the Hun in the BBC docudrama Heroes and Villains. He portrays Sandor "The Hound" Clegane in the HBO series Game of Thrones.[1]

Personal life[edit]

McCann has a younger sister, Sally-Gay McCann, who works on costumes for film and television, and worked alongside Rory on Alexander. She has also worked with him in the series Game of Thrones.[2]

A supporter of the Scottish Green Party, McCann appeared in their Scottish Parliament general election, 2007 broadcast.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1999Coming SoonFergusTV movie
2000Randall & HopkirkBouncerEpisode "Mental Apparition Disorder"
2000Monarch of the GlenRogerEpisode #1.6
2002London's BurningKeithEpisode #14.7
2002–2003The Book GroupKenny McLeodMain cast (12 episodes)
2003State of PlayStuart BrownEpisode #1.1 (uncredited)
2003Peter in ParadisePeter the GreatTV movie
2003RockfaceAdam6 episodes
2006ShamelessFather Critchon2 episodes
2008Heroes and VillainsAttila the HunEpisode

"Attila the Hun"

2011The JuryDerek Hatch5 episodes
2011–presentGame of ThronesSandor "The Hound" Clegane19

episodes

2015BanishedMarston
Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Pasty FacesGoon
2003The Devil's TattooEric
2003Young AdamSam
2004AlexanderCrateros
2005Beowulf & GrendelBreca
2006Sixty SixPoliceman
2007Hot FuzzMichael 'Lurch' Armstrong
2008The CrewMoby
2009Solomon KaneMcNess
2010Clash of the TitansBelo
2011Season of the WitchSoldier CommanderCredited

as Rory MacCann

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Game of Thrones: Cast". HBO.com. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rory McCann – What I know about women". The Scotsman. 12 January 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3muIYf2oWs8

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