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Real Life Meets Game of Thrones – Actor Has Body Part Bitten Off In Fight


We all knew Greatjon Umber was tough son of a gun but it turns out the actor who plays him on HBO’s Game of Thrones is as well. Clive Mantle was recently in an altercation in which part of his body was bitten off. Now the question is, was it the same part he lost on the show? 

This is just…wow.

The Guardian reports:

Clive Mantle, who was also a longstanding cast member on the BBC medical drama Casualty, was attacked at the Travelodge in Foster Street in Newcastle after a dispute over noise, according to his agent. Following the attack, which happened in the early hours of Sunday morning, Mantle underwent emergency surgery to have his ear sewn back on.

They say the 6’5″ actor asked a group of men outside his hotel room to take their noise down a notch. After asking them nicely to quiet down one time, he threatened to call security the second time he had to speak with them. His agent Bryn Newton told The Mirror, “That’s when they set about him. Even though he is a big guy they got him on the ground. One of them bit the top part of his right ear off. It was savage.”

A 32-year-old man is now charged with wounding with intent while another was released on bail. Luckily surgeons at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary were able to sew Mantle’s ear back on.

“He is very shaken and shocked by what has happened. You don’t expect this kind of thing to happen in a hotel,” said the spokesman. “The part of the ear that was bitten off was found and sewn back on. Mr Mantle said the police, ambulance and hospital staff were amazing.”

(via The Guardian)

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  • Countermass

    And so Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead merged…

  • mb presents

    Oh my Gosh O_o how savage. I’m wondering what kind of drugs those guys took that attacked him

    and by the way The Mary Sue.

    Is there a way to hide those slide in pop ups?

    my screen isn’t very big to begin with .. so this is really affecting my reading experience :’(
    esp this new poll thing that doesn’t even have an x to close it anymore.

  • Grrr…Arrgh

    Welcome to England. Home of the Chav, road-rage, savage-fucktard, corrupt politicians, tax and leeching immigrants…

  • Shanmady

    Too bad Clive doesn’t carry the staff he used in Robin of Sherwood. Then he could have used it to beat snot of those unruly jerks

  • Anonymous

    Loved him as Little John in the 80′s. Great show.

  • Anonymous

    I’m a bit slow on the uptake on this, but Little John is playing Greatjon? That’s… There’s probably a name for this.