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Entertainment / Game of Thrones star samples Lerwick nightlife

James Anderson (left) bumping into the Hound in the Marlex.

FANS of smash hit TV show Game of Thrones got a surprise on Friday night when actor Rory McCann visited Lerwick to take in the town’s nightlife.

McCann, who plays Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane in the popular fantasy drama series, is thought to have arrived into Lerwick on a yacht after previously visiting Orkney.

The Scottish actor headed to nearby town centre pub Captain Flints where a heavy metal gig was taking place, while he was also spotted in the Marlex.

His visit comes just a couple of days before the final episode of Game of Thrones is aired, with social media across the world seemingly flooded with anticipation.

Game of Thrones fan James Anderson met McCann in the Marlex pub and got a photo taken with the actor.

“I’m still buzzing, it was unreal,” he said afterwards.

“Walk into the Marlex for quiet Friday night pint and meet the Hound from Game of Thrones. Superb.”

The eighth and final season of the award-winning Game of Thrones premiered in April, with the show again becoming one of the most talked-about programmes around.

The last episode is due to air in the US on Sunday, or in the early hours of Monday morning for fans in the UK.

McCann has also appeared in films like Hot Fuzz and Clash of the Titans, while he also donned a kilt and vest for the memorable Scott’s Porage Oats advertising campaign of the 1990s.

He is known to enjoy sailing and spending time away from the limelight in his yacht.

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