There have been a few folks over at the Westeros forums that were suggesting show producer and writer, David Benioff, as pulling triple duty and also starring in the series as Sandor Clegane. Well, Benioff responded to those suggestions today, here is what he had to say:
I can’t act. Trust me on this. The Hound is one of my favorite characters and I’m flattered by the suggestion, but we’ll get someone way more talented than I am to play the part.
Winter Is Coming: Even if Benioff was a terrific actor, I don’t think I would want him as The Hound anyway. He has enough responsibilty as writer and producer of this project, no need to stretch him even further by having him act as well. I would rather he focus his efforts and attention on making this adaptation as great as possible and creating a pilot that will blow HBO execs socks off.