Rory McCann Six foot six inches tall, with brown eyes and dark hair, Rory McCann from Glasgow began his working life at the top - as a painter on the Forth Bridge in Scotland. He came to notice in a television commercial for Scotts' Porridge Oats, in which he appeared as a scantily-clad hunk in a vest and kilt and little else wandering snowbound streets but warmed by the inner glow of the porridge. He claims that as a consequence he was often approached by people demanding that he "lift his kilt." In 2002 he was seen in the TV comedy-drama 'The Book Group' playing a wheelchair-bound lifeguard, a part for which he won a Scottish BAFTA award for the best television performance of 2002. Since then he has taken television roles as Peter the Great and a priest in 'Shameless'. He made his Hollywood debut in Oliver Stone's 'Alexander'. He divides his time between homes in London and Glencoe, Scotland, where he aims to have his own castle. He is an accomplished singer, pianist and harmonica-player as well as an all-round sportsman. Since 2012 he has been part of the international television block-buster 'Game of Thrones'.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Coming Soon Fergus Television film
2000 Randall & Hopkirk Bouncer Episode: "Mental Apparition Disorder"
2000 Pasty Faces Goon
2002 London's Burning Keith Episode No. 14.7
2002–3 The Book Group Kenny McLeod Main role; 12 episodes
2003 The Devil's Tattoo Eric
Young Adam Sam
State of Play Stuart Brown Episode No. 1.1
Rockface Adam Recurring role; 6 episodes
Peter in Paradise Peter the Great Television film
2004 Alexander Craterus
2005 Beowulf & Grendel Breca
2006 Sixty Six Policeman
2006 Shameless Father Critchon 2 episodes
2007 Hot Fuzz Michael "Lurch" Armstrong
2008 The Crew Moby
2008 Heroes and Villains Attila the Hun Episode: "Attila the Hun"
2009 Solomon Kane McNess
2010 Clash of the Titans Belo
2011 Season of the Witch Soldier Commander Credited as Rory MacCann
2011 The Jury Derek Hatch Main role (season 2); 5 episodes
Game of Thrones Sandor "The Hound" Clegane Main role; 38 episodes (seasons 1–4, 6–8)
2015 Slow West John Ross
2015 Banished Marston Main role; 4 episodes
2017 XXX: Return of Xander Cage Tennyson "The Torch"
2019 Jumanji: The Next Level Jurgen the Brutal
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