Game of Thrones: Ian McShane ‘kicked his burger’ and it ‘whacked’ Rory McCann, claims director

Ellie Harrison
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Actor Ian McShane attends the 64th Cannes Film Festival (Getty)
Actor Ian McShane attends the 64th Cannes Film Festival (Getty)

Game of Thrones actor Ian McShane was so upset with the quality of his burger on set one day, claims director Mark Mylod, that he kicked it.

In James Hibberd’s new book about the making of the hit fantasy show, Fire Cannot Kill A Dragon, Mylod said of McShane: “He has gone down in Game of Thrones crew folklore as being the person who most improved the catering.”

Describing one incident, Mylod added: “His lunch was brought up to him and he disliked his burger. Ian just didn’t like his burger. The burger ended up hitting Rory.  

“So he kicked it and it went flying, and had a few choice words of what he thought of the burger.  

“The burger whacked into Rory, who was enjoying his burger and had no complaints.”

Actor Ian McShane attends the 64th Cannes Film FestivalGetty
Actor Ian McShane attends the 64th Cannes Film FestivalGetty

The Independent has contacted McShane’s representatives for comment.

McShane played Brother Ray in the HBO series alongside McCann as Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane.

The creators of Game of Thrones recently admitted to lying to HBO in order to get the series made.

During Benioff and DB Weiss’s original pitch to the premium cable network, they promised their adaptation of George Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series would hardly feature any battle scenes.

Instead, the show’s battle scenes have become some of the most famous sequences in television history.