The Hound is alive and well in the North. At least for now. Rory McCann, known to fans of HBO's “Game of Thrones” as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, strolls into . Game of Thrones has some seriously good makeup artists and has a history of Rory McCann, a Scottish actor and musician, plays the Hound on your fingers that the Hound won't meet the same fate as past fan favorites. Rory McCann (born 24 April ) is a Scottish actor, best known for portraying Sandor "The Hound" Clegane on the HBO series Game of Thrones and Michael in Edgar . "'Game of Thrones': Meet the Hound, Scottish actor Rory McCann".
Share via Email Pillage people: The towering Scot who plays Sandor "the Hound" Clegane — foremost sword-swinging badass in a series not lacking on that front — is in LA for a Game Of Thrones premiere and goblet-clanging celebratory shindig, along with 23 other stars from the show. The ever-expanding character list of HBO's blood-spattered epic has become a running joke: But in Westeros, the medieval-ish land of fleshpot diplomacy and lethal realpolitik described in George RR Martin 's fantasy doorstops, there's a high degree of natural wastage.
Just ask Sean Bean. The Hound has done his part to keep the population down, cleaving folk in twain with grim efficiency.
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With his Freddy Krueger face and disagreeable fealty to a callow king, Clegane should be a clear-cut baddie, someone to hate just as much as spiteful nyaff Joffrey. But under all the scars and muck, there's a soulfulness to McCann's performance. And when, at the end of season two, he memorably resigned from the post of royal bodyguard — "Fuck the king," he muttered — everyone was suddenly on Team Hound. So, newly unleashed, where is Clegane's head at for season three?
Or maybe he just needs a cuddle. It was basically, 'Do you wanna do the right thing? Do you wanna find peace within yourself?
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Join us and fight the fight against evil. So this time round he's on a road trip with the brotherhood when we join him. And there's a lot going on.
For most of seasons three and four he was on the road with Arya Stark Maisie Williamswho began as his hostage and wound up as a sort of verbal sparring partner and frenemy though he was always on her "death list". It's meant that until this year, most of McCann's work on Thrones has been opposite just one other actor — and that has suited him fine. With the other cast, it's been like passing ships in the night. Unsurprisingly, he doesn't have a TV.
But this season, on tour with the brotherhood, McCann has been forced to come out of his shell. I'm a bit different that way, I don't watch telly at all. So when I met the other actors [for season seven] I didn't know who they were.
I'd be asking people, 'So who's the big guy over there then?
And who are you? We've been here on the show for three years, man! I didn't really get to know people until this year. The best thing was it turned out that half of us are reasonably good musicians so we got to have these great jams most nights.
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Paul Kaye's a wonderful guitarist and he plays all sorts as well. Normally everyone else on the show is always playing Risk apart from me. But the jams we had I'll never forget," says McCann, who sings and plays piano, banjo and mandolin.