Rory McCann Biography
Rory McCann is a professional Scottish actor. He is famously known for his roles as Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane on ‘Game of Thrones’ and Michael in ‘Hot Fuzz’.
Before he came into acting, he was a painter. He worked as a bridge painter on the Forth Road Bridge. He was also a landscape gardener and carpenter.
Rory was first coached as an actor at The Actor’s workshop in Glasgow in 1988 by Robert Parsifal Finch, a writer and artist.
Rory McCann Age
He was born on 24th April 1969, in Glasgow. He is 49 years old as of 2018.
Rory McCann Family | Sister
McCann has a sister; Sally-Gay McCann, who works on costumes for film and television. No information about his parents is disclosed to the public.
Rory McCann Wife | Is Rory Mccann Gay | Is Rory Mccann Single
No information about Rory’s love life and affairs is disclosed to the public.
Rory McCann Children
No information about his children is disclosed to the public.
Rory McCann Education Background
McCann attended the Scottish School of Forestry near Inverness.
Rory McCann Actor | Career | Artist | Game of Thrones
He first took part in acting when he became an extra on the film called ‘Willow’. He was fired because of laughing during the takes.
Rory appeared in an advertisement dressed in a vest and kilt for Scott’s Porage Oats. He played as his first major acting role in the 2002 television comedy-drama The Book Group as a disabled personal trainer, winning the Scottish BAFTA for the 2002 best television performance.
McCann has since taken on TV roles as Detective Inspector Stuart Brown in ‘State of Play’, of Peter the Great in ‘Peter in Paradise’, and a priest in the award-winning ‘Shameless’, a British comedy-drama series.
In the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’, Rory portrays Sandor “The Hound” Clegane.
His other projects include ‘Banished’, which is set in Australia in the 18th century. There he plays Marston, a blacksmith.
Rory McCann Filmography
|2003||The Devil’s Tattoo||Eric|
|2005||Beowulf & Grendel||Breca|
|2007||Hot Fuzz||Michael “Lurch” Armstrong|
|2010||Clash of the Titans||Belo|
|2011||Season of the Witch||Soldier Commander|
|2015||Slow West||John Ross|
|2017||XXX: Return of Xander Cage||Tennyson “The Torch”|
|2000||Randall & Hopkirk||Bouncer|
|2000||Monarch of the Glen||Roger|
|2002–2003||The Book Group||Kenny McLeod|
|2003||State of Play||Stuart Brown|
|2003||Peter in Paradise||Peter the Great|
|2008||Heroes and Villains||Attila the Hun|
|2011||The Jury||Derek Hatch|
|Game of Thrones||Sandor “The Hound” Clegane|
Rory McCann Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of$6 million (6 million dollars).
Rory McCann Residence | Where Does Rory Mccann Live
He lives in Glasgow.
Rory McCann Height
He stands at 1.98 meters
Rory McCann Singing
Rory McCann and Heath Haynes sing the stones-YouTube
Rory McCann Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz (6/10) Movie CLIP – Narp? (2007) HD-YouTube
Rory McCann Interview
Interview with Rory McCann
- How much training did you have for the fight with Brienne?
- We rehearsed for about three weeks in Ireland in quite a small tent with sprung floors. They worked out literally every move of that fight. Alex Graves, the director, kept away until we had most of the forms down, and then he came in and tweaked a few things. He wanted the audience to not know who would win until the end.Then we had to transpose the scene into a different environment. We got out to Iceland, and of course, the terrain was completely different. We were up high in the mountains with volcanic rock, and it was quite hot. We worked on the scene for about three days and were black and blue by the end of it.
- Were the bruises a result of the fight’s physicality?
- It was more from falling on the rock around us. The armor we wear isn’t padded underneath. Both of us were very sore and bruised for weeks. It just couldn’t be helped.
- What were you thinking when Brienne bites off the Hound’s ear?
- Why does everybody want to bite the Hound? I’m absolutely sick of it. The bite was payback though – I did kick Brienne between the legs. I feel like there were a lot of fans who were maybe “Team Hound” that switched to “Team Brienne” when I did that. That was literally below the belt.
- That looked painfully real.
- The stunt team was desperate to get rid of the swords as soon as possible just to get really down and dirty. They came up to me and asked, “Are you alright, mate, about kicking her in the ‘foo foo’?” I know what a “foo foo” is now.On the day of filming, they put a big belt between [Gwendoline Christie’s] knees so while she was crawling, I could take a right good run at her and my foot would just miss her.
- It sounds like the choreography was incredibly detailed.
- I think it’s so instilled in our brains that if you gave us 20 minutes, we could actually do that fight again. We play pool together sometimes and I can imagine having the full-on fight with pool sticks for a laugh.
- The fight stems from the Hound’s need to protect Arya. What has the Hound come to feel for her?
- I think there was a transition. Before, the Hound saw Arya as kind of a meal ticket, a chance for survival and money. But by the end of it, he felt he was keeping her safe. There was a sort of father-daughter bond starting. Of course at the end, maybe the Hound taught her too well since she took his money and didn’t put him out of his misery.
- How did the Hound feel about Arya walking away?
- He couldn’t believe it. She didn’t do the merciful thing. It’s very disappointing.
- Both of the Clegane brothers do serious battle this season.
- Yeah. I saw the clip of where Gregor pops Oberyn’s head like a bloody watermelon. That was brutal. That’s a Clegane for you.
- What scene was most special to you?
- When I found out I was going to Iceland, I couldn’t believe it. Dan [Weiss] and David [Benioff] told me the year before, and I was just smiling. I used to live there and I hadn’t been back for years, so I just looked forward to all my scenes in Iceland.My sense of accomplishment on that final fight was pretty cool. That was stuff I’ve just been dreaming of for years, and in my beloved Iceland as well. That was the special one.
- If you were on trial, who would you want as your champion?
- Bronn. He’s fast and there’s a mutual respect.
- What would you be on trial for?
- Stealing all the chickens.
- You’re invited to a GOT wedding. Would you go?
- No. Avoid at all costs.
- What would you name your sword?
- I don’t name my sword. Only c*nts name their sword.
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