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Brotherhood without banners.svgAnguy
the Archer
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Anguy the Archer - Illustrated by Lucas Soriana © Fantasy Flight Games

  • Anguy the Archer
  • Archer
Title Ser[1]
Allegiance Brotherhood without banners
Culture Marcher[2]
Born Dornish Marches[3]

Played by Philip McGinley
TV series Game of Thrones: Season 3

Anguy, called the Anguy the Archer[4] or simply Archer,[5] is a commoner from the Dornish Marches who is skilled with the bow. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is portrayed by Philip McGinley.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Anguy

Anguy is skinny with freckles and red hair. He is fairly young.[5][6] He is highly valued due to his exceptional skill with a bow.[7][8] The only songs he knows are marcher ballads.[5]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

During the Hand's tourney at King's Landing in celebration of Lord Eddard Stark's ascension as Hand of the King, Anguy wins the archery competition, outshooting Ser Balon Swann and Jalabhar Xho at a hundred paces and earning himself a sum of ten thousand golden dragons. He refuses an offer from Eddard to join the Hand's guard.[7] Afterwards he squanders his fortune on Jayde, Alayaya and Dancy (expensive whores from Chataya's brothel), roast swan, Arbor wine, and other lavish excesses.[9] As he is from the Dornish Marches, it is likely that he rides with Lord Beric Dondarrion when Eddard dispatches the Lightning Lord to bring Ser Gregor Clegane to justice.

A Storm of Swords

Anguy is with the brotherhood without banners party that captures Arya Stark and brings her to Beric in the hollow hill.[5][1] Like most members of the brotherhood, Anguy is now a follower of R'hllor.[1] He takes part in the battle at the burning septry with the Brave Companions, where Septon Utt is hanged.[9]

A Feast for Crows

After Beric's final death,[10] a part of the brotherhood, including Anguy, go their separate way from those who chose to follow the resurrected, vengeful Lady Stoneheart.[8][3]


Anguy here could put three shafts through you before you could hope to reach us.[5]

Behind the Scenes

George R. R. Martin was probably inspired by his father when he wrote about Anguy spending ten thousand golden dragons on women and drinking as his father won ten thousand dollars by gambling during World War II. He had a good time with the money, spending it all on women, beer, nightclubs, and the track.[11]


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