Martin has posted two separate posts on his Not A Blog that appear to contain two clues for the actor that was cast as the Hound.
The super sleuthing readers of Winter Is Coming have suggested these clues fit Scottish actor Rory McCann. Commenter ebv first mentioned McCann when he discovered that he had filmed a commercial for Scott’s Porage Oats, making a connection with the first clue. Then, commenter Jenny informed us that McCann is affiliated with the Scottish Green Party, making a connection with the second clue.
Winter Is Coming: We’ll have to wait and get official confirmation from HBO, but it seems that we nailed this one. Either this is getting easier or we are just getting better at it. George is going to have to think up more obscure clues next time. Assuming it is true, I think it is a good bit of casting. McCann, at 6′ 6″, definitely has the size for the role. He’s also won a Scottish BAFTA award before, so he can act as well. Another top casting choice by Nina Gold and company.