Game of Thrones actor ‘a true gentleman’ on night out in Lerwick

Punters at a Lerwick pub got a surprise on Friday night when a Game of Thrones actor popped in for a drink.

Pub-goers Stuart Nicolson (left), Benjamin Morris and Sean Maver (right) catch up with actor Rory McCann (wearing hat).

Rory McCann, who plays Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, was spotted in the Douglas Arms (Marlex). And far from living up to his character’s fearsome reputation in the HBO series the actor was happy to pose for photographs.

One of those who chatted to McCann was Stuart Nicolson from Lerwick. He said it was an otherwise quiet night in the pub on Commercial Road and described the Scottish actor as “a true gentleman”.

Mr Nicolson posted on Facebook, “Can’t believe I’ve met the hound at the marlex #GOT #healive”. The actor was also spotted in Captain Flint’s bar.

The Game of Thrones finale will be shown in the UK in the early hours of Monday – one of the most highly-anticipated television events of this year.


Actor Rory McCann, aka The Hound, gets his hands on Stuart Nicolson.


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  • Alena Holt

    • May 19th, 2019 0:46

    Thank you for this. He is a gorgeous man inside and out. I hope to see more about him!

    • ian tinkler. Dr.

      • May 19th, 2019 18:12

      Inside and out!! That sounds like an anatomy lesson. Reminds me of the dissection rooms.

    • Joe Rocks

      • May 20th, 2019 13:29

      Those of us with enough years will recollect that this is a long way from Rory’s first trip to Shetland. In the mid 90’s, he could often be found hanging from the flare stack & other high points at Sullom Voe. In terms of performance, his rendition of ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T’ at a Karaoke night in the ‘Lights’ gave a taste of the other skills he went on to develop! For an example of his early acting appearances, try The Book Group, a TV series from 2002. Very funny. Agreed, however, an extremely likeable guy.

  • Jules Porter

    • May 26th, 2019 18:19

    He seems like such a laid back and humble man and wow so handsome
    (Proper man’s man ) yet he won me over singing ‘yellow bird ‘in that GOT video . #hesakeeper😍


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