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.

Ed Sheeran Wants His Next Album To Be 'most Loved'

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 12 December 2017

Ed Sheeran Kit Harington

Ed Sheeran wants his next album to be the ''most loved'' by his fans.

Ed Sheeran wants his next album to be the ''most loved''.

The 26-year-old singer and songwriter is planning to release a ''lo-fi album'', which he wants to be his ''lowest selling'' LP, although he hopes it will be the most preferred release among his fans.

Speaking to The Times newspaper, the 'Castle on the Hill' hitmaker said: ''My plan is a lo-fi album that will be my lowest-selling, but most loved.''

Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Wants His Next Album To Be 'most Loved'

Is Kit Harington Really The Worst Dressed Man?

By Holly Williams in Fashion / Beauty on 05 December 2017

Kit Harington

The 'Game of Thrones' star hasn't impressed everyone with his style this year.

Poor Kit Harington has been named the Worst Dressed Man by one British publication, despite the fact that he is still very much considered a heartthrob. Meanwhile, on the other end of the scale, Matt Smith has topped the list of Best Dressed Men. But do readers agree?

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

Kit Harington

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.

Image caption Kit Harington has been a main part of 'Game of Thrones' since the very beginning

There are now only six episodes left of the series, with the final season set to debut at some point in 2018, or 2019. Harington's character Jon has been revealed to be a secret Targaryen offspring and the true heir to the Iron Throne, making Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) his aunt. A little awkward when season 7 ended with the pair in bed with each other for the first time.

Continue reading: Kit Harington "Cried" Reading Final 'Game Of Thrones' Scripts

Kit Harington Red-Faced After Jonathan Ross Show Faux Pas

By Holly Williams in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 06 October 2017

Kit Harington

He said the wrong thing while talking about his proposal.

Accidental double entendres are always embarrassing for celebrities when they slip out on television, but few can beat Kit Harington's major gaffe when he appeared on 'The Jonathan Ross Show' and opened up about his romantic proposal to Rose Leslie. Talk about ruining the moment.

Image caption Kit Harington and Rose Leslie at 'Game of Thrones' premiere

The 'Game of Thrones' star spoke about how his marriage proposal to his co-star Rose Leslie didn't exactly go as planned - though funnily enough, his explanation on what happened during the said moment didn't exactly go as planned either.

Continue reading: Kit Harington Red-Faced After Jonathan Ross Show Faux Pas

Brimstone Review

Very Good

An unnerving Western with a sharp female perspective, this film is a series of gruesome surprises from Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven. Told in four chapters that unfold out of sequence, the film's brutality is almost balletic as it explores the horrors of this rampantly male-dominated society. It's also gripping, and the characters and themes are seriously haunting.

The main setting is a small desert town, where the mute Liz (Dakota Fanning) is the local midwife. She lives with her gentle husband Eli (William Houston), their daughter (Ivy George) and his son (Jack Hollington) from a previous marriage. Then a new Reverend (Guy Pearce) arrives in town, and immediately takes exception to Liz. As their feud escalates, the Reverend preaches hellfire and damnation messages specifically about Liz. He's also secretly stalking her and making threats that escalate into serious nastiness. But all of this is connected to Liz's past as a young girl (Emilia Jones) living in a brothel, and earlier with her mother (Carice van Houton) as she encounters a desperate fugitive (Kit Harington).

The further back we go, the more interconnected everything becomes, with unexpected revelations that link the characters. There are also huge plot twists and earth-shattering events that don't always ring true. All of this is anchored by Fanning in a remarkably alert performance that requires her to convey (or attempt to conceal) her thoughts and feelings with her expressive eyes. Opposite her, Pearce is practically twirling his moustache as the sadistic villain, a terrifying psycho without any other sides to him. Thankfully, he's surrounded by characters who are layered and fascinating, providing both a blast of earthy realism and some very deep emotions.

Continue reading: Brimstone Review

'Game Of Thrones' Sweethearts Kit Harington And Rose Leslie Are Now Engaged

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 26 September 2017

Kit Harington Rose Leslie

The couple are set to wed after moving in together.

If it wasn't already so adorable that one of our favourite romances from 'Game Of Thrones' is a real thing, it's now been confirmed that Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are engaged to be married after a five year romance. We're sure it will be a stunning wedding.

Image caption Kit Harington and Rose Leslie at 'Game of Thrones' premiere

This week it was revealed that the pair - who played on-screen couple Jon Snow and Ygritte in the HBO series - are set to wed just months after they moved in together. It was only last year that they actually confirmed that they were in a relationship.

Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Sweethearts Kit Harington And Rose Leslie Are Now Engaged

'Game Of Thrones' Director Hints At Jon Snow And Daenerys Targaryen Romance

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 08 August 2017

Kit Harington Emilia Clarke

The characters could be locking lips before we know it...

It looks like the sexual tension we all felt between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen in the most recent episode of 'Game of Thrones' wasn't something we were willing to happen rather than it actually being there, as one of the show's directors has spoken out about the romance that could blossom between the two.

Image caption We've not yet seen Jon bend the knee to Daenerys

Whilst everybody at home knows the pair are related by blood, after it was revealed in season 6 that Jon Snow is actually from a Targaryen AND Stark background, the fact Daenerys is Jon's aunt doesn't seem to be slowing down the brewing relationship. In fact, this is a world where incest is frowned upon, but still seems to boil under the surface for many involved.

Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Director Hints At Jon Snow And Daenerys Targaryen Romance

Kit Harington On Jon Snow's "Major Problem" In 'Game Of Thrones'

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14 July 2017

Kit Harington

The actor also discusses who he'd like his character to meet in the near future.

Through six seasons to-date, 'Game of Thrones' has managed to shock viewers with every twist and turn. Based on the currently incomplete George R R Martin novel series 'A Song of Ice & Fire', the show has proven that you don't need to keep who viewers think may be your main characters safe in order for your show to be a success. In fact, killing them off comes as second nature in 'Game of Thrones', keeping everybody at home on their toes.

Kit Harington makes his return as Jon Snow in 'Game of Thrones'

In just a few days, the series' seventh season will finally make its debut, a little later in the year than usual and made up of just seven episodes, as opposed to the usual 10 that made up seasons 1-6.

Continue reading: Kit Harington On Jon Snow's "Major Problem" In 'Game Of Thrones'

Which 'Game Of Thrones' Premiere Arrivals Are We Expecting Back?

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13 July 2017

Game Of Thrones Kit Harington Tom Hopper Richard Dormer Joe Dempsie

The season 7 premiere guests featured some cast members we haven't seen much of for a while.

'Game Of Thrones' season 7 is nearly upon us! As the cast - both former and current - join together on the red carpet for the official premiere, we look at who could be making a grand return to the coming series. There's a few characters we haven't seen for a while, so it could get interesting.

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie at the 'Game of Thrones' season 7 premiere

The season 7 premiere of 'Game of Thrones' took place at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles last night (July 12th 2017), and with it came a hoarde of stars from the series - some of whose appearances spoke volumes about what to expect from the show over the next few weeks.

Continue reading: Which 'Game Of Thrones' Premiere Arrivals Are We Expecting Back?

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

Kit Harington - Kit Harington walking in TriBeCa - Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 2nd June 2015