'Game Of Thrones' star attacked after noise dispute in Newcastle
Clive Mantle has part of his ear bitten off after brutal assault at Travelodge hotel
Mantle, who, played Greatjon Umber, a Northern lord, in the first series of the medieval series, was hurt after a dispute over noise in the early hours of Sunday morning (March 24). Mantle underwent emergency surgery to have his ear sewn back on.
A 32-year-old man from Hamilton in South Lanarkshire has been charged with wounding with intent and will appear before magistrates next month. Another man has been released on bail in connection with the attack and a third man released without charge.
Mantle's agents, the London-based Sarahband Associates, said surgeons at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary had managed to sew the top part of the actor's right ear back on. A spokesman said he believed the actor was attacked in the hotel after asking other guests to keep the noise down, reports The Guardian.
"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."
Mantle, who was also a longstanding cast member on the BBC medical drama Casualty, had finished a run in The Ladykillers at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle when the attack occurred.