Rory McCann - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 31, 2020

Rory McCann
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Game of Thrones, The Book Group, Hot Fuzz
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $6 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 24, 1969 (age 52)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Rory McCann
Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 1

Sally-Gay McCann (half-sister)

University: Scottish School of Forestry
Ethnicity: Scottish
Nationality: Scottish

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.98 meter (6 feet 6 inch)
Weight: 95 kg (209.44 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Rory McCann?

Rory McCann is an actor by profession and Scottish by nationality. Among all his work, he is best known for playing Sandor "The Hound" Clegane on the HBO Game of Thrones and as Michael in crime-comedy Hot Fuzz.

Rory McCann: Age, Parents, Siblings

Rory McCann’s birth took place on 24 April 1969 in Glasgow, Scotland. His parents divorced when he was a child and through his father’s subsequent marriage, he has a younger half-sister named Sally-Gay McCann. Other information on his family, parents, childhood, education, and siblings are all under the wraps.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he studied at Scottish School of Forestry. His ethnicity is Scottish.

Rory McCann: Wife, Children, Divorce

McCann is a single man and has never been known to be dating. In a 2009 interview, he has said

“I’m single because I move about so much that I can’t really get attached. I spent the new year in Ullapool and all I was getting was “Oh my God, you’re the Porage Oats man!” That doesn’t really help the situation. I did better in Iceland. I lived there for a year and I’m not known there, so it was just regular. 

The women there are fantastic. They wear the trousers. They’re the ones that point and go “Hey you. Over here!” and the men are the meek, quiet ones who are sitting there going “Who, me?” I liked that approach."

He has never married and sans wife, children. As he is unmarried, divorce is out of context.

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Rory McCann: Career

Before fame

After graduation, Rory McCann worked as a bridge painter. He also did other odd jobs such as landscape gardener, lumberjack and carpenter and did not start acing until he was 28 years old. In 1998, McCann trained at the Actor's Workshop where his mentor was writer-artist, Robert Parsifal Finch.

His first acting job was as an extra in 1998 film Willow. But he was fired from the show he laughed during the takes. Unemployed, he appeared in an advertisement for Scott's Porage Oats.

He also appeared in Monarch of the Glen (2000), London's Burning (2002). Finally, in 2002, Rory McCann landed his first major role in The Book Group.

Source: YouTube (Rory McCann in The Book Group)

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Films, Series

Since the breakthrough role, Rory McCann has starred in TV series Rockface (2003), Shameless (2006), The Jury (2011), Banished (2015) and as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane in Game of Thrones (2011-2014, 2016-present), among others.

In movies, he has landed minor roles in Beowulf & Grendel (2005), The Crew (2008), Clash of the Titans (2010), Slow West (2015), to name a few.

In addition to being an actor, he is also an amateur musician. McCann was in a called Thundersoup and plays piano, guitar, banjo, and mandolin. Moreover, he is an avid mountaineer.

Co-stars

On the set of Game of Thrones, Rory McCann has shared screen time with Tobias Menzies, Daniel Portman, Michiel Huisman, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington.

Source: The Daily Beast (Rory McCann as The Hound in Game of Thrones)

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Rory McCann: Awards, Nominations

McCann was awarded 2002’s Scottish BAFTA Award. He has been nominated for 2011’s, 2013’s, 2014’s, 2017’s Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Rory McCann: Net worth, Salary

McCann’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 Million while there have been no estimates for his salary.

Rory McCann: Social media

He is completely inactive in social media. However, numerous fan accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are set up in his name.

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