Born : April 24, 1969
Where : Glasgow, Scotland
Sign : Taurus
Height : 6"6 1.98 meters
Weighs : 238lbs 17 stones 108 kilos
Hair : Black
Eyes : Brown
So who is Rory McCann? We know he's big, brawny, Scottish, talented, handsome.... His father was a jeweler. He loves outdoor sports, swimming in particular. Shunning the madness of fame he prefers the solitude of his Scottish Highlands/Iceland or that of his boat, He takes his privacy seriously, ( Think Greta Garbo's, " I want to be alone " to the Nth degree ) So Mr. McCann do you have that castle yet?
Talent....Rory has that magical, musical touch. He can play : Piano, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Fiddle & Harmonica.
And sing ? A resounding YES. Those fortunate enough to go to Throne Con II were treated to him singing a lovely blues song.. The following clip is courtesy of Heath Haynes & Emily Van Hazelwood
You hear the Scots are a hearty breed, brave, honest, staunch in their demeanor & convictions, bawdy at times, fun loving, adventurous, the builders of nations, keepers of tradition.. But two words I associate with Scotland & her people. BRAVE & TOUGH. How is this for stones the size of of Gibraltar, Rory often portrays the tough guy, soldier, warrior, thug but how many men do you know that can suffer a fall from a rock climb. Break both his ankles, his wrist & fracture his skull. Then drive himself to hospital, ( with a manual transmission no less ! )
An interesting side note, " McCann ", doesn't acrtually mean, " Son of Ann ", it's root is in Cano/Cana as in dog or wolf.
Actually quite ironic as his current role of Sandor " the Hound " Clegane is often referred to as, " Dog. " " McCann is the anglicised form of the Gaelic 'Mac Cana', 'son of Cana', a personal name meaning 'wolf cub'. " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCann_(surname)
Rory appeared as Jack in Richard Conte's short " Jack & Jill " by Contenetal Pictures. Fan's will enjoy the Boogie-Boy-Rory dance scene. It can be viewed in it's entirety via YouTube link :
He also appeared in the short " CASTING " which I think may have been a film project for film studies. Which is also available in it's entirety http://youtu.be/fhNxMmPuXPA
( Another trivia tidbit, Rory's character's name is Gregor in this short which happens also to be the older, sadistic brother of Sandor, Gregor Clegane in " Game of Thrones " )
His television work includes " MONARCH OF THE GLEN " portraying Roger in Season 1 episode 6.
As wheelchair bound book hound, author & rolling hottie Kenny McLeod in " THE BOOK GROUP " For which he was awarded the Scottish BAFTA for best TV
performance of 2002 Available on IMDb.
Portraying Father Critchon in the series " SHAMELESS " also available on Netflix
As historical figure " ATTILA " in the Warriors issue of BBC's " Heroes & Villians "
Rory's film credits include :
2000: Pasty Faces ( Goon )
2003: The Devil's Tattoo ( Eric )
2003: Ghost Rig ( Eric ) **
2003: Young Adam ( Sam )
2004: Alexander ( Craterus )
2005: Beowulf & Grendel ( Breca )
2005: Days of Darkness ( Big John Penny )
2006: Sixty-Six ( Policemen )
2007: Hot Fuzz ( Michael Armstrong )
2008: The Crew ( Moby )
2009: Solomon Kane ( McNess )
2010: Clash of the Titans ( Belo )
2011: Season of the Witch ( Capt. of the Guard ) *
* Interesting foot note he was credited as Rory MacCann
** Also known as " The Devil's Rig "
Rory as, " Craterus " in Alexander
Rory as the lovable but frustrated ruffian
Moby in " THE CREW "
For more information there are many links on on this page that will direct you to other sites like Facebook & Wiki & Tumblr that will give you complete information on all of Mr. McCann's body of works as well as links to " Game of Thrones " character sites, fan pages, fan art & fan fiction. Please be aware some of these sites have adult orientated content that deal with graphic violence and/or are sexually explicit.
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Rory's voice work for Guinness
This photo Property of : Emily Van Hazelwood
Nashville, TN. USA 2013
Yes, he is environmentally conscientious the link below is an
advert for the
Scottish Green Party
As Sandor " the Hound " Clegane
Some mood music?
Saor Patrol's ~ Lost Song ~
Albannach's ~ Hooligan's Holiday ~
Both Videos Courtesy of
Rory in Tampa @ the Tampa Bay Comic Con
My name is Dee & I created this website... Why ? Because I could find nothing about Rory McCann in a centralized location so I decided to try my hand at building a website. I 1st became a fan when a friend sent me a VHS tape of the " Ice Swim " advert years ago. The thing is this man has OODLES of talent & I'd love to see more of him. He brings you into THAT moment in every role, whether as a wheelchair bound author, a lurking menace or an emotionally & physically scarred baby brother, with a seamless & liquid grace. Hopefully with his current turn as Sandor Clegane in the HBO ratings monster " Game of Thrones ", the powers that cast will take notice of this acting gem. After all not everyone finds a 5 foot something, blond on blue leading man swoon worthy... So here's to the Big Man, YAAARP !!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Cheers & Peace Out,
As Kenny McLeod
The Book Group
SANDOR Audition Tape
Rory @ Throne Con II 2013
Posted Courtesy & Permission of :
Paul Schnaars Photography
Keep watching as this page is updated regularly. I hope to one day be granted an interview for this site. More photos,info & art on Rory can be found on the following sites:
Photo from site source The Drover's Inn
Rory as Craterus with John Whitby in
" Alexander "
Posted by permission of: John Whitby
This section is dedicated to Fans who have an artistic flair. For at least 30 days your art will appear
in this section of the page. If you have something to submit :https://www.facebook.rorymccannsfansite , please include the name you wish to be credited under and a link to your blog, Tumblr or DeviantArt.
Rory in " The Book Group " as
Beautiful B&W head shot of
Rory as Stuart Brown, " State of Play " 2003
Photo Property of : Dee McDowell
I asked Rory if he would be so kind as to sign something for his fans that visit the Website & Facebook Page. A kinder more down to earth person you won't ever meet. Thank You, Rory !!!!!
This section is for Rory trivia
Question : What is Rory's favorite animal ?
Answer : A River Otter.
The Big Man & GRRM with their respective Hugo Awards, Rory for best dramatic performance in, " Battle of the Blackwater ", episode.
A brilliant piece by Artist Mark Evans
Rory McCann @ Tampa Bay Comic Con
In Oliver Stone's
" ALEXANDER "
Photo Property of
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