Rory McCann Biography

Rory McCann is a Scottish born actor who is credited for playing Sendor “The Hound” Clegane on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Rory has most appeared on British TV and minor movies and has not made a big mark in Hollywood. But he prefers it this way as he is a person who prefers to play minor roles and not really lavish in the big lifestyle of major Hollywood actors.

Rory started appearing in minor roles in Scottish and British TV series. He got his first major role in played a disabled personal trainer, from which he was credited with a very good performance. He was awarded in 2002 with a Scottish BAFTA for the best performance in that year. The role that earned him such an acclaim was that in a comedy called “The Book Group.” His later roles included appearances in “State of Play,” “Peter the Great” and “Shameless” which is an award winning British series. Probably the biggest roles that Rory has played were on “Alexander” (2004) and “Hot Fuzz” (2008). The latter one is more interesting and he Michael “Lurch” Armstrong perfectly and is one of directors Edgar Wright’s favorite character from that movie. Rory McCann also played Attila the Hun in a BBC docudrama titled “Villains and Heroes”.


Rory McCann and Gwendoline Christie in “Game of Thrones”

In 2011, Rory McCann was offered the role of Sendor Clegane, or the Hund as fans prefer to call him. He reached alarming success with his character on “Game of Thrones” and fans of the “Stores of Ice and Fire” books view him as one of their favorite characters. Thanks to his performance here, he managed to get some roles in various movies which include “Solomon Kane” (2009), “Clash of the Titans” (2010), “Slow West” (2015) and “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” (2017).

Rory McCann Net Worth 2019 and Salary

Rory McCann may not have the same salary as his “Game of Thrones” colleagues, but he does pretty well for himself. He has managed to raise his stakes with the role of Sendor Clegane and is a very admired and famed actor. He has been able to reach a total net worth of about 6 million dollars, based on the recent findings.


Jared Leto, Colin Farrell, and Rory McCann in “Alexander”

Rory McCann Partner and Family

Unfortunately, Rory McCann is a very mysterious man. Peroanlly, he likes solitude and lives a transient lifestyle. He often enjoys speaking time alone or in nature. He lives on a boat and likes to go rock climbing and he prefers to keep away from any places with modern technology. So does he have a special person in his life? Well the answer to that question is not revealed, mostly because Rory himself tends to keep it a secret. We are not sure whether is married or not, divorced or not, or does he have any children or not. The answers to all of these questions are safely kept by Rory himself.

Rory McCann Age

Rory McCann was born on 24 April, 1969, making him 48 years old. He is born and is a native of Glasgow, Scotland. Before getting interested in acting, Rory worked as a painter and was studying at Scottish School of Forestry near Inverness. But Rory was soon discovered and trained by writer-artist Robert Parsifal Finch. He saw the massive potential in him and helped him reach the stardom that he now has. He would join the Actor’s Workshop, Glasgow in 1998 and this way would start his acting career. Rory’s younger sister is Sally-Gay McCann and she works as a costume designer on film and television. She actually worked alongside him on both “Alexander” and the “Game of Thrones.”

Height and Weight

A person needed to paly Sendor “The Hound” Clegane needs to be massively built. So an actor was needed who was able to portray the lonely nature of the character and also have the physical abilities needed to do so. Rory McCann is perfect for the role as he is 198 cm high and weighs 95 kg. He has light brown hair and dark brown eyes, which helped him get this role and also allowed him to display it as perfectly as possible.


Rory McCann

Rory McCann Musician

Not a lot of people are aware of the talents that Rory McCann actually possesses. He is a very good performer but he is also a very talented musician and a singer. He enjoys music and is able to play a number of instruments. Among the many included are the piano, the guitar, a banjo and even a mandolin. In his youth, he was a part of a band called “Thundersoup.” But nobody picked up on the band and they were forced to disband.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Rory McCann was born in Scotland and is of Scottish nationality. His ethnic group is Caucasian.

Biography & Facts
Born: 24 April 1969
Nationality: Scottish
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion: N/A
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $ 6 million
Salary: N/A
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 198 cm
Weight: 95 kg
Married to: N/A
Affair with: N/A
Children: N/A
Birth Sign: Taurus
Education: Scottish School of Forestry