Game of Thrones Actor Gets Ear Bitten Off
Clive Mantle told men in hotel to keep quiet
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2013 3:40 PM CDT
Clive Mantle as Lord Greatjon Umber in "Game of Thrones."   (YouTube)

(Newser) – So much for being civil: A British actor had his ear partly bitten off yesterday after asking people in a hotel to quiet down, the BBC reports. Clive Mantle, 55—who acted in the first season of Game of Thrones—was pinned down to the ground in a Travelodge and had the top part of his right ear chewed off, said a rep for his agent. Luckily surgeons managed to sew it back on, but "he is very shaken and shocked by what has happened," said the rep. "You don't expect this kind of thing to happen in a hotel."

Mantle's agent tells the Mirror a fuller story: The 6-foot, 5-inch actor told a man outside his room to keep things quiet—but when noise resumed, Mantle found "two drunken Scotsmen" in the hall. Mantle threatened to call security, and one of the men attacked: "It was savage," the agent said. Now Mantle says he may have to stop touring with a play that had just finished a run in Newcastle. Police say a 32-year-old Scottish man was arrested for wounding with intent and released on bail; a 22-year-old man was released without charge.

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Mar 26, 2013 10:54 AM CDT
These kind of things don't happen at Motel 6.
Mar 26, 2013 8:49 AM CDT
Hey... we're talking about England here, who taught us "colonists" how to brutalize other societies and whose viciousness is just as influential upon its own society through world conquesting as our own is today! There are places in the London area that people should not walk alone in during even the daytime just the same as here in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta!
Mar 26, 2013 7:09 AM CDT
Ye know why they are called Kilts .... because everyone who calls them a dress is "Kilt" ..... sad that anyone would get thier ear bitten off, but a fellow Celt should have known better than to say anything. Just buy yourself a pint, a bag of chrisps and then call the police and watch the show.