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.
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'
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?
He 'auditions' for other 'Game of Thrones' characters.
If Kit Harington never landed the part of Jon Snow in 'Game Of Thrones', who's to say he wouldn't have managed to bag another character? In a hilarious sketch, he pretends to audition for various other roles from the series. This is precisely why we love him.
Kit Harington at the Olivier Awards
In a 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' skit, Kit Harington hangs up his Jon Snow guise in favour of some of the other notable characters from 'Game of Thrones'. Starting with Lena Headey's Cersei Lannister, we knew it was only going to get better and better.
Continue reading: Here's What Kit Harington As Daenerys Targaryen Would Look Like
Viral video ties in 'GoT' soundbites to the lyrics of Gloria Gaynor classic.
'Game Of Thrones' fans have gotten to experience a wonderful taste of irony with a viral video featuring the cast 'singing' along to Gloria Gaynor's 1978 hit 'I Will Survive'. It must've have taken some 'GoT' lover a long time to put together but it's so worth it.
The cast of 'Game of Thrones' at the Emmy Awards
So far the gritty fantasy show in its 6 seasons has killed off more than 100 characters, so it seems fabulously appropriate to have the cast's lines dubbed to the tune of the number one diva classic. The video merges together various clips and soundbites from the show so that it appears they are speaking the lyrics to 'I Will Survive'.
The actor recalls some of the scenes he had to film for one of season 6's biggest moments.
There's no denying the huge success of HBO fantasy series 'Game of Thrones'. Based on the incomplete novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by George R. R. Martin, the show follows a selection of different wannabe leaders, all vying for control of the fictional land of Westeros, the Seven Kingdoms and beyond.
Kit Harington will make his return as Jon Snow in 'Game of Thrones' Season 7
One of the cast members who have been with the series since the start is Kit Harington. In the role of Jon Snow, he's worked his way into the hearts of viewers across the globe, even dying once before being brought back to life and taking centre-stage in the show's sixth season.
Continue reading: Kit Harington Was Scared During 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Filming
It's Jon versus Daenerys versus Cersei with an icy twist in the new teaser from HBO.
For six seasons now, HBO fantasy series 'Game Of Thrones' - based on George R R Martin's novel series 'A Song Of Ice And Fire' - has impressed audiences across the globe, racking up huge numbers of viewership and bringing in big ratings for the network whenever it hits the small screen.
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in 'Game Of Thrones'
Now with a seventh season on the horizon that will consist of a shorter number of episodes - and will air later in the year than usual thanks to filming restrictions - fans are beginning to get embroiled in the hype game that HBO and those behind the series play so well each and every year.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Trailer Arrives - Winter Is Here
The ‘Game Of Thrones’ star will play Robert Catesby, who devised the 1605 plot.
‘Game Of Thrones‘ star Kit Harington has been cast in a new three-part historical drama from the BBC titled ‘Gunpowder’.
The actor will also serve as executive producer for the mini-series, which aims to tell the real story about the infamous 1605 Gunpowder Plot.
Kit Harington has been cast in new BBC drama ‘Gunpowder’
Continue reading: Kit Harington To Star In BBC Gunpowder Plot Drama
Without giving away any spoilers, both the British actors hinted that season seven of 'Game of Thrones' would be eventful, shall we say.
The 29 year old actor, who plays Jon Snow, was speaking to The Hollywood Reporter this week, and was asked the obligatory question of whether he could tell them anything about the next season. Keeping it cagey, Harington replied that he felt it was going to be “very bleak”.
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The two were first linked in 2012, but recently rekindled their romance.
‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington has opened up about how he fell in love with girlfriend Rose Leslie, who he first met in 2012 while filming the second season of the HBO fantasy drama. Leslie appeared on the show for three seasons, playing Snow’s love interest Ygritte, before being killed off in season four.
Kit Harington has described falling in love with co-star Rosie Leslie.
Speaking to Italian Vogue, Harington was asked what his favourite memory was from his time on ‘Game of Thrones’. “The three weeks in Iceland when we were shooting the second season,” the 29-year-old actor said.
No one knew the fate of Jon Snow, except one police officer who pulled over Kit Harington.
While Jon Snow’s fate on ‘Game of Thrones’ was a closely guarded secret until season six episode two aired earlier this month, it seems actor Kit Harington was sometimes willing to spill the beans, if it got him out of trouble and a speeding ticket.
Kit Harington revealed Jon Snow’s fate to get out of a parking ticket.
Appearing on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon', Harington told the late night host that he did actually reveal the fate of Jon Snow to a police officer, as a way to get him out of a parking ticket.
Continue reading: Kit Harington Revealed Jon Snow's Fate To Get Out Of A Speeding Ticket
Date of birth
26th December, 1986
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