Men 'bit Game of Thrones actor's ear off'

Published Tuesday, 18 February 2014
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An actor from the hit fantasy series Games of Thrones - which is partly filmed in Northern Ireland - had a "substantial part of his ear" bitten off in a hotel after asking two noisy guests to be quiet, a court has heard.

Men 'bit Game of Thrones actor's ear off'
Actor Clive Mantle who had part of his ear bitten off in an attack. (© Getty)

It was alleged Clive Mantle, who has featured as Greatjon Umber in the HBO show, was attacked at a hotel in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne last March.

On Tuesday Newscastle Crown Court was told the 56-year-old was woken up by Philip McGilvray, 33, and Alan French, 32, shouting in the corridor outside his ground-floor room.

Prosecutors told the court that during the subsequent altercation Mr. Mantle was pinned down to the floor by French as McGilvray bit his left ear.

McGilvray will argue self-defence, the jury heard.

The defendants, from Hamilton, Scotland, were visiting Newcastle with friends and had been out drinking.

Following their arrest, McGilvray told police Mr. Mantle was on top of him during the fight and he acted in self defence.

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