Andrew McClay Biography
Andrew McClay was born in 1975 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, according to IMDB. In addition to Game of Thrones, The Last Watch he appeared An Irish Story (2017). He has played multiple roles on Game of Thrones (2011) such as a Stannis soldier or a Jon Snow loyal soldier and works part-time as a tour guide for Game of Thrones (2011). He also played Quinn’s soldier in the episode “Chapter VIII: Force of Eagle’s Claw” on Into the Badlands.
Andrew McClay Game of Thrones
— Celine (@CelineThumbiran) May 27, 2019
Andrew McClay is the Star of the ‘Game of Thrones’ Documentary & the Star of a Media
We learned that Andrew McClay has been in the show for years and he’s probably the show’s biggest fan. His character was nicknamed Longbeard by fans. On the show, he referred to one of his roles as being Aberdall Strongbeard. According to the documentary.
He’s also the star of a meme on Reddit. Fans have been gathering photos of his many appearances and following his every move on the show. This meme was shared by u/Jay_Eye_MBOTH_Why on Reddit:
His character has been spotted watching Shireen burn in Season 5, fighting in the Battle of the Bastards in Season 6, yelling “King of the North” in Season 6, welcoming Bran and Meera in Season 7, and more.
In the documentary, McClay said that he didn’t do well with math in school, so when he finished school at 17 he told his mother that he wanted to do drama as a career.
I watched last night and just like the series itself, I LOVED IT! I was crying right along with @KitHar1ngton and @AndrewMcclay there at the end. From all of us fans, Thankyou for making this documentary ❤
— Jessica Harman (@Jessica111376) May 27, 2019
His Facebook Page Is Pure Gold
McClay’s Facebook page is just as entertaining as his documentary appearances. Fans are already wanting to find a way to tell him how much they appreciate him, and this is a great place to start.
On his page, he corrected one person’s concern that his character had died on the show:
He likes to talk about his character’s background, such as noting on Facebook that he “lost a brother at the Whispering wood… no wonder I’m ragin.”
He donated to a fundraiser for dogs (and you should too):
He’s also a proud uncle, in addition to being the biggest Game of Thrones fan ever. Here are some more photos he shared of his appearances on the show: