Rory McCann (born 24 April 1969) is a Scottish actor. He rose to prominence in commercials, followed by a Scottish BAFTA-award winning turn as disabled personal trainer Kenny McLeod in The Book Group. He has since moved into films, putting in notable appearances as General Craterus in Oliver Stone's film Alexanderand as Michael 'Yarp' Armstrong in Hot Fuzz. He has also put in appearances in British television dramas State of Play and Shameless. After filming in Iceland for the movie Beowulf & Grendel, McCann relocated there permanently, but was left without work following the economic crisis before he was cast in Thrones.
He stars in HBO's Game of Thrones as Sandor Clegane. He was confirmed in the role on 23 September 2009. He was part of the initial starring cast and remains a member of the starring cast for the second season and third seasons.