Kit Harington

  • 31 July 2012

Date of birth

26th December, 1986

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.73

Kit Harington (born 26 December 1986)

Kit Harington is an English actor. Best known for playing the role of Jon Snow in the television series Game of Thrones, Harington also voice acted the character of Eret in How to Train Your Dragon 2 and.played the lead role of Milo in the 2014 film Pompeii.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kit Harington has a net worth of approximately $4 million.

Personal Life: Harington has Baronets in his family history, such as his uncle (Sir Nicholas John Harington) and his great-grandfather (Sir Richard Harington). His eight-times great-grandfather was Charles II of England. Born in Acton, London, Kit Harington's father was a businessman and his mother was a former playwright. At the age of 11 Kit and his family moved to Worcestershire where Kit studied at the Chantry High School in Martley. After watching a production of Waiting for Godot at the age of 14, Kit became interested in a career in acting. He later studied Drama and Theatre Studies at Worcester Sixth Form College between 2003 and 2005. At the age of 18 Kit moved back to London to attend the central School of Speech and Drama. In 2008 Kit graduated.

Career: Harington claims he wanted to be a journalist, a cameraman or a war correspondent prior to becoming an actor. He played the role of Albert in the National Theatre's adaptation of War Horse whilst still at drama school. Harington's exposure and critical acclaim came in the form of two Olivier Awards which the play won. This followed with Harington being cast in the play Posh - a dark comedy about the upper classes at Oxford University. Harington then auditioned for the role of Jon Snow in the television series Game of Thrones; he got the part, and made his first television debut in 2011 when the show first aired. His role is mainly filmed in Iceland and Northern Ireland.

2012 saw Harington make his cinematic debut as Vincent in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. At the Young Hollywood Awards 2013 Harington was awarded with the title of Actor of the Year. He has also featured as Roland Leighton in the 2014 film Testament of Youth, as well as in the 2015 film Seventh Son.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Nathalie Emmauel and Kit Harington from 'Game Of Thrones' in the press room at the 70th annual Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. This year's big winners were 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' and 'American Crime Story' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 17th September 2018

Kit Harington Urges Marvel To Cast Gay Actors

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 12 September 2018

Kit Harington

The 'Game of Thrones' star called on Marvel to lead the way and help boost LGBT representation in Hollywood.

Kit Harington has called on Marvel to lead the way in increasing LGBT representation in the TV and film industry by casting more gay actors.

The 31 year old actor says that he thinks the issue behind Marvel’s hesitance to cast an openly gay actor as one of its flock of superheroes stems from a perception that masculinity and homosexuality are incompatible.

Diversity in Hollywood and the entertainment industry has been a hot-button topic in 2018, and over the last 18 months significant steps forward have been taken, with Black Panther and Wonder Woman being two of the biggest blockbusters in that time-frame. However, on the LGBT front, there's not been a similar breakthrough.

Continue reading: Kit Harington Urges Marvel To Cast Gay Actors

Filming Finishes On Biggest 'Game Of Thrones' Battle Scenes Ever

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 09 April 2018

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Filming on the battle scenes has been taking place for 55 consecutive days.

Though not much is known about the final season of 'Game of Thrones' - which will consist of the HBO fantasy series' last six 90-minute episodes - we do know that it's going to be a violent and chaotic affair. That was confirmed earlier this year when filming started on what will be the biggest battle scenes the show has ever seen.

Image caption Kit Harington has starred as Jon Snow in 'Game of Thrones' since 2011

Harington in particular has proven to be a major fan-favourite, working as a lead character of the series since its debut all the way back in 2011. Despite all of the love for Jon however, and the fact that a number of spinoffs are in development behind-the-scenes at HBO, he's not somebody who will be returning to the franchise when these six 'GoT' episodes have come to an end.

Continue reading: Kit Harington Confirms He Won't Be Involved In Any 'Game Of Thrones' Spinoffs

Mariah Carey Wanted Game Thrones Spoilers From Kit Harington

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 11 January 2018

Mariah Carey Kit Harington

The singing diva is apparently a huge fan of the fantasy show

Game of Thrones has enthralled a legion of fans for seven nail-biting series with everyone asking just one question: how is it going to end? And it seems the average Joe is desperate to find out what happened as much as the world’s most famous superstars after Mariah Carey cornered GOT star Kit Harington at the Golden Globes and pressed him for spoilers.

Image caption Kit Harington will bring his time as Jon Snow to an end in 'Game of Thrones' season 8

Where we left things off, it was finally confirmed that Jon was actually a descendant of the Targaryen family, and so was related to Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) herself; the woman whom he was supporting for the claim of the Iron Throne, but also somebody he had started a sexual relationship with.

Continue reading: Kit Harington Says 'Game Of Thrones' Finale Could "Easily Let People Down"

Emilia Clarke Admits Fan Attention Is Sometimes "Overwhelming"

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18 December 2017

Emilia Clarke Kit Harington

The actress has been propelled into the spotlight since taking up on her role in Game of Thrones

Epic TV series Games of Thrones has thrown its actors into an intense spotlight following the huge popularity of the show but now one of its stars has revealed how "overwhelming" the fan attention has become. Emilia Clarke - who plays the Dragon Queen with one of the longest character titles, Daenerys Targaryen - has said the sheer volume of fans often leaves her feeling "outnumbered" and airports are a "constant source of fear".

Image caption Kit Harington at 'Game of Thrones' premiere

The 30-year-old 'Game of Thrones' star was slammed for his casual everyday style by GQ Magazine this week; we had no idea that skinny jeans, boots and a T-shirt could be so loved by fashion 'experts' one month, and despised the next

Continue reading: Is Kit Harington Really The Worst Dressed Man?

Kit Harington Wants "Sick" Reveal In 'Game Of Thrones' Season 8

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 24 October 2017

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The actor would love to throw viewers one mighty final curveball.

When it comes to some of television's most popular series, 'Game of Thrones' is right up there as one of the most beloved shows of the modern day. Broadcasting on the HBO network in the US, the fantasy series - based on the incomplete novel series 'A Song Of Ice & Fire' by George R. R. Martin - has delivered some of the most shocking and memorable scenes in TV history.

Kit Harington has starred as Jon Snow in 'Game of Thrones' since the beginning

Now, with just a final season comprised of six episodes left to go, viewers are speculating over how this story will be coming to an end. Whilst we know five separate spinoffs are currently in development for HBO, the battle for the Iron Throne and the Great War against the Night King and his White Walker army will come to its conclusion in 'GoT'.

Continue reading: Kit Harington Wants "Sick" Reveal In 'Game Of Thrones' Season 8

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie at the premiere of 'Game of Thrones' season 7 held at Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 12th July 2017

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie at the premiere of 'Game of Thrones' season 7 held at Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 12th July 2017

Kit Harington arriving at the El Capitan Entertainment Centre ahead of his appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 10th July 2017

Kit Harington seen on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 19th September 2016