Rory McCann

Rory McCann

Highest Rated: 92% Slow West (2015)

Lowest Rated: 16% Alexander (2004)

Birthday: Apr 24, 1969

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

At a towering six feet, six inches, it wasn't surprising that many of his friends called Rory McCann by the nickname "Big." The man was big in personality, big in talent and definitely big when it came to his presence. Born in Glasgow in 1969, the actor got his start in commercials. He became quite well-known for one in particular, where he wore little but a kilt wandering the snowy streets of London warmed by his breakfast of porridge oats. Although he did several film roles from 1999 to 2002, it wasn't until he landed the role of Kenny McLeod in the television series "The Book Group" (BBC 2002-03) that he was widely noticed. His portrayal of the wheelchair-bound lifeguard won him a Scottish BAFTA. The following year, he landed another regular role in a television series, this time as Adam in the procedural drama "Rockface" (BBC 2002-03). After that series ended, McCann made his way to Hollywood to work on Oliver Stone's "Alexander" (2004). While on location in Iceland for the epic fantasy "Beowulf & Grendel" (2005), he fell in love with the country's wilderness and ended up moving there. While he was settling in Iceland, he auditioned for a new fantasy television series, "Game of Thrones" (HBO 2011- ). His take on the role of mercenary Sandor "The Hound" Clegane went on to define him for years to come. As an extra bonus, his sister Sally Gay-McCann, a costume designer for film and television, worked on "Game of Thrones" as well. McCann continued to work on various film roles between seasons of "Game of Thrones" including the New Zealand-based western thriller "Slow West" (2014), in which he co-starred with Michael Fassbender.

Highest rated movies

Slow West Jumanji: The Next Level
Young Adam
Beowulf & Grendel
xXx: Return of Xander Cage




71% 87% Jumanji: The Next Level Jurgen the Brutal (Character) $316.8M 2019
45% 37% xXx: Return of Xander Cage Tennyson Torch (Character) $44.9M 2017
92% 74% Slow West John Ross (Character) $215.6K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crew Moby (Character) - 2008
49% 40% Beowulf & Grendel Breca (Character) $66.9K 2005
16% 35% Alexander Crateros (Character) $34.3M 2004
No Score Yet 35% The Devil's Tattoo Eric (Character) - 2003
62% 49% Young Adam Sam (Character) $767.2K 2003


89% 85% Game of Thrones Sandor Clegane (Character) 2019 2016-2017 2011-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banished Marston (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shameless Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
100% No Score Yet State of Play DI Stuart Brown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Book Group Kenny McLeod (Character) 2002-2003


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