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Game Of Thrones’ The Hound told a fan who recognised him to ‘f*** off’

Rory McCann is not too fond of the fame the show has offered him.

Game Of Thrones star Rory McCann has revealed he is looking forward to the hit show coming to an end.

The actor – who has starred as the fierce and towering The Hound since the show’s first series – will return for the penultimate season, which begins on Monday.

He said he needed to “chill out” after filming series seven and teased that most scenes had been shot “in a blizzard”.

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Rory McCann as the Hound in GoT series seven (Helen Sloan/HBO)

Asked if he was happy the smash-hit show was finishing next year, McCann replied: “Yeah, I’m tired. I’m still limping and sore from this season.”

He added: “I do get recognised and I try to be accommodating but I prefer not to be noticed, to be honest, and disappear.

“Even the other day someone caught me before breakfast in a strange place. I didn’t even manage to see him and the guy went ‘you’re The Hound’ and I just said ‘f*** off’.”

On the upcoming seven episodes, McCann said: “It’s coming together though, it’s getting colder.

“Most of our scenes have been in a blizzard or in a pretend blizzard and six months later we’re dealing with ADR (where dialogue is re-recorded after shooting) because all you can hear is fans.

“We’ve been lip-reading for each other for most of the season because there’s a fan going ‘whirrrrrrrr’ and someone throwing snow in our face.”

Asked if the series had been the most physical so far, McCann responded: “It’s only going to get worse.”

:: Game Of Thrones Season 7 premieres exclusively on July 17 on Sky Atlantic and Now TV at 2am, repeated at 9pm on the same day

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