An actor’s ear was bitten at a Newcastle hotel, with a 32-year-old man being charged with wounding with intent. Clive Mantle, who stars in US drama Game of Thrones though is perhaps best known to British audiences for his long-running role in Casualty, had part of his ear bitten off over a dispute over noise, reports the BBC.
The 55-year-old actor from Bath had finished a run in The Ladykillers at the Theatre Royal, before returning to the Travelodge. Mr Mantle was reportedly pinned to the floor and attacked after asking other guests to keep the noise down.
The top of Mantle’s ear has been sewn back on and it appears that he’ll be making a recovery. Oddly enough Mantle has actually played a surgeon in his career. Hey at least Mike Tyson wasn’t charged with the crime.
We hope that Mantle recovers well and can resume his Game of Thrones role shortly.