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Rory McCann (born 24 April 1969) is a Scottish actor. He rose to prominence in commercials, followed by a Scottish BAFTA-award winning turn as disabled personal trainer Kenny McLeod in The Book Group. He has since moved into films, putting in notable appearances as General Craterus in Oliver Stone's film Alexander and as Michael 'Lurch' Armstrong (alongside David Bradley and Jim Broadbent) in Hot Fuzz. He has also put in appearances in British television dramas State of Play and Shameless. After filming in Iceland for the movie Beowulf & Grendel, McCann relocated there permanently, but was left without work following the economic crisis before he was cast in Thrones.

He stars in HBO's Game of Thrones as Sandor Clegane. He was confirmed in the role on 23 September 2009. He was part of the initial starring cast and remained a member of the starring cast for the second, third, and fourth seasons, before taking a break during the fifth season due to his character allegedly dying, and then reappeared in the sixth season to reprise the role of the Hound.

Benioff and Weiss missed Rory McCann's audition tape (as they were reviewing hundreds of audition tapes for dozens of characters). George R.R. Martin himself, however, enjoyed McCann's previous work so much that he e-mailed Benioff and Weiss urging them to watch the audition tape, upon which they cast McCann.[1]

Rory's sister Sally-Gay McCann works in costumes for film and television, and she also works on Game of Thrones in the Costumes department.[2]



Game of Thrones: Season 1
Winter Is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood
Game of Thrones: Season 2
The North Remembers The Night Lands What Is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis
Game of Thrones: Season 3
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch Is Ended Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa
Game of Thrones: Season 4
Two Swords The Lion and the Rose Breaker of Chains Oathkeeper First of His Name
The Laws of Gods and Men Mockingbird The Mountain and the Viper The Watchers on the Wall The Children
Game of Thrones: Season 6
The Red Woman Home Oathbreaker Book of the Stranger The Door
Blood of My Blood The Broken Man No One Battle of the Bastards The Winds of Winter
Game of Thrones: Season 7
Dragonstone Stormborn The Queen's Justice The Spoils of War
Eastwatch Beyond the Wall The Dragon and the Wolf
Game of Thrones: Season 8
Winterfell A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms The Long Night
The Last of the Starks The Bells The Iron Throne


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