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.
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
The network has not ruled out continuing ‘GOT’ in some form once the series ends.
HBO programming president Casey Bloys has confirmed that the network is still in talks with ‘Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin about ideas for a follow-up or prequel once the popular series ends.
‘Game of Thrones’ is expected to end after its eighth season airs on HBO, but according to Bloys, there’s still the possibility of a spin-off or prequel series.
‘Game of Thrones’ could continue once series eight ends, with a prequel or spin-off
Continue reading: HBO Discussing 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel With George R.R. Martin
If you’re not up to date with season six episode two of ‘GOT’ yet do not read on.
SPOILER ALERT!! Although by now everyone should know that yes, Jon Snow is alive! After months of rumours, speculation and fan theories, Snow’s fate was finally revealed on Sunday night’s episode ‘Home’, which saw Kit Harington’s character revived by Melisandre and a load of ‘GOT’ fans breathing a sigh of relief.
Kit Harington has broken his silence on Jon Snow’s death.
So now that Snow is officially back in the land of the living, actor Kit Harington (who has spent months dodging questions on his character) can finally break his silence and the first thing he wants to do is apologise.
The ‘Game of Thrones’ actor is famous for his curly locks.
‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner has answered the big question we’ve all been wondering about Jon Snow, just how long does he spend on his hair? Speaking to GQ magazine, the actress revealed that Harington could stand in front of a mirror for hours, even though he wakes up ‘perfect’.
Sophie Turner says Kit Harington could spend hours in front of the mirror.
When asked whose hair takes longer to style on the show, Turner said: “If it was up to Kit, as to how long hair would take, he would take longer on those. But it's mine that takes longer. He wakes up and his is terrific naturally.”
Continue reading: Sophie Turner Reveals Just How Long Kit Harington Spends On His Hair
It's nearly upon us!
The 'Game Of Thrones' season 6 premiere took place at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood last night (April 10th 2016) and, as expected, arrivals were bombarded with questions about whether or not Jon Snow was really dead. Kit Harington wasn't there to reitereate his own denial of Snow's continued existence, but he would have been proud of everyone for their insistence.
Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen
The cast of probably the most eagerly anticipated season premiere of this Golden Globe-winning fantasy series yet took to the grey carpet to ring in the arrival of the new episodes, the first of which will air on HBO in two weeks. Emilia Clarke who plays Daenerys Targaryen was among them, as fans continue to fret over what's become of her character. From what we've seen in pictures and trailers so far, Daenerys is stranded after pet dragon Drogon refused to take her back home and has now run into a Dothraki horde. Some snippets have shown her as being held hostage, while in others she appears to be free.
Continue reading: Kit Harington Missing Among 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Premiere Arrivals
The actor has been spotted in full Jon Snow costume on location in Ireland.
Spoiler alert! Well maybe, as the great mystery of wether or not Jon Snow will return to ‘Game Of Thrones’ might have be solved (finally). Actor Kit Harington’s status with the HBO drama has been the subject of intense speculation ever since his character died during the season five finale, but now it seems we might confirmation that it's all not over yet.
Will Kit Harington be back as Jon Snow?
The Daily Mail obtained pictures of the actor on set in Belfast on Friday, in full Jon Snow costume. It’s not the first time Harington has been spotted in Northern Ireland since filming began for season six, but the pictures give the clearest indication yet that Jon Snow is not actually dead.
SPOILER ALERT: Harington gave an interview to a Belgian magazine that revealed slightly more than it should have done.
With ‘Game of Thrones’ fans eagerly awaiting the sixth season of their beloved HBO special, Kit Harington may have just provided a big clue about the fate of his character Jon Snow in a new interview. If you do not wish to know anything at all, please do not read further!
In the middle of one of his infrequent complaints about his obligations to ‘Game of Thrones’, the 28 year old star seems to have unwittingly revealed that he is signed up for one (or more) future appearances, in an interview with Belgian magazine Humo.
Even though speculation has been rife ever since the finale of season five earlier this year that, although his character was seen being stabbed to death, he may not in fact be gone for good. A worldwide movement has dedicated itself to tracking Harington’s every move and haircut ever since.
The HBO fantasy drama reigned supreme at the awards show held on Saturday night.
‘Game of Thrones’ came out on top at last night’s Creative Arts Emmy awards, taking home eight technical achievement trophies. The awards show, which lasted over three hours and saw nearly 80 technical and behind-the-screen awards handed out, serves as a precursor to the main Emmy awards which will be held on September 20th.
‘Game of Thrones’ was awarded eight Creative Arts Emmys.
The epic HBO drama took home trophies in categories including, casting for a drama series, best stunts and visual effects. The night’s other big winner was FX’s ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ which took home five gongs including ones for makeup, special effects and costume designs.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Dominates At Creative Arts Emmys
Amanda Peet, the actor married to ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunner David Benioff, in a recent interview revealed the death of one of her favourite characters on the show was enough for her to consider divorcing her husband.
Amanda Peet is considering divorcing her husband, Game Of Thrones showrunner David Benioff, because he did not forewarn her of the death of one of her favourite characters on the show (spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t seen season 5).
Amanda Peet at the 87th Academy Awards Vanity Fair party in Los Angeles, February 2015.
Date of birth
26th December, 1986
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