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 has been spotted in Northern Ireland, but what does this mean for the fate of Jon Snow?
Since the season five finale of ‘Game of Thrones’ all eyes have been on actor Kit Harington, as his every move is reported as some kind of clue about the fate of his character Jon Snow. Well spoiler alert we may just have another hint, as the star has been spotted arriving in Belfast where the fantasy series is filmed.
Kit Harington has been spotted in Belfast, make of this what you will.
Yes according to the Belfast Telegraph the actor (and his hair) were spotted arriving in Northern Ireland by a keen eyed fan. ‘Watchers on the Wall’ a Twitter fan page for the HBO series, tweeted a picture of the actor in the airport after he arrived on a flight from London. Harington was said to have travelled with Tom Wlaschiha who plays Jaqen H’ghar in the series.
HBO has set a new Emmy best with 126 nominations in total - 24 of them going to flagship show 'Game of Thrones'.
It's that time of year again - the nominations for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, and 'Game of Thrones' has battled its way to the top with a huge haul of 24, including one in the fiercely competitive category of Outstanding Drama Series.
Game On!: Will Peter Dinklage win an Emmy?
The globally popular fantasy series will go up against 'Better Call Saul', 'Downton Abbey', 'Homeland', 'House of Cards', 'Mad Men' and 'Orange is the New Black' for the coveted award. And if doesn't win, well, the show's got 23 other decent chances, including a possible gong for Peter Dinklage - up for Supporting Actor - and either Lena Headey or Emilia Clarke, who are competing against each other in the Supporting Actress arena.
Continue reading: Emmy Nominations: Record Year For HBO, Thanks To 'Game Of Thrones'
Isaac Hempstead-Wright, the actor who plays Bran Stark in ‘Game of Thrones’, has confirmed he will be returning for the sixth season of the show.
Bran Stark, one of the younger Stark family siblings, has not been seen on Game of Thrones since we left him north of the Wall in season four. It wasn’t certain when he, or his younger brother Rickon, would be back in the series but we do now know Bran will be back. The actor who plays Bran, 16-year-old Isaac Hempstead-Wright has confirmed his character will be returning for season six of the hugely popular HBO series.
Isaac Hempstead-Wright plays Bran Stark in Game of Thrones.
Barack Obama had a very important question to ask one of the directors of ‘Game of Thrones’.
The President of the United States of America has been preoccupied of late and had a burning question he desperately wanted answered. Strangely enough Barack Obama’s recent plea for intel had nothing to do with the economic situation in Greece or the continued rise of ISIS in the Middle East. In fact, it was all about Game of Thrones.
President Barack Obama had a very important question to ask Game of Thrones director David Nutter.
Dear Kit Harington, if it really is all over please cut your hair…
Kit Harington still has long, curly, dark hair and the world doesn't know what to make of it. Yes, spoiler alert, Kit Harington’s hair is still in tact and ‘Game of Thrones’ fans now can’t help but feel optimistic over the fate of Jon Snow.
Kit Harington picture at Wimbledon looking like a modern day Jon Snow.
In a shocking twist during last month's season finale, Harington’s character met a messy end and ever since fans have been trying to look for clues as to wether Jon Snow really is gone for good. The latest glimmer of hope has come after Harington was pictured attending the Wimbledon tennis championships last week, still sporting his Jon Snow haircut.
The ‘Game of Thrones’ actress has given some hope to Jon Snow’s legions of fans.
Spoiler alert! ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Emilia Clarke has said she’s going to be in so much trouble after she hinted that it might not be the end for Jon Snow after all. During an interview with MTV to promote her new movie Terminator: Genisys, the actress gave her own fan theory on the fate of Snow, saying she believes there’s a 50/50 chance he could come back.
Emilia Clarke has given her thoughts on Jon Snow’s fate.
Speaking about life after season five’s shocking finale, Clarke said she has no idea what’s going to happen and if Jon Snow is actually gone for good. “If I have to bet, I’d say it’s a 50/50 chance,” Clarke said. ”I mean, there's some helpful people there who could bring him on back to life. But if [his death] means that I'm that much closer to getting to the Throne, then hey, okay.”
Continue reading: Emilia Clarke Gives Her Fan Theory On The Fate On Jon Snow
Season Five of 'Game of Thrones' has wrapped up, but with such a good series overall, we had to take a look at our favourite moments from the season.
With the stunning and shocking season finale for 'Game of Thrones' Season Five having taking audiences by storm, it's time to take a look back over the season and discuss what we thought were the best moments from one of the best rated seasons of one most critically acclaimed shows of all time. While there were plenty of twists and turns this season (in addition to boat rides), these are our top five:
Kit Harington's Jon Snow seems to have bitten the dust
Cersei's Arrest: Lena Headey has put in a great performance from the start, making the incestuous, alcoholic and power-hungry Cersei Lannister both a compelling and hated character since the show's first episode. That said, seeing her chickens coming home to roost when Jonathan Pryce's High Sparrow took the power she had given him, and threw her in prison for her various crimes.
Continue reading: The Top Five Moments From 'Game Of Thrones' Season Five [Spoilers]
Things are really getting serious now.
Ok, I didn’t want to do this, but we have to. Let’s talk Game of Thrones. Particularly after last week’s awful, awful, bad thing that the writers put in unnecessarily, because why not have another rape scene disempowering a central character, in a show that’s supposedly all about powerful women. Oh yeah, if you haven’t figured it out already, SPOILERS. All of the spoilers.
George R. R. Martin with the Game of Thrones cast in 2013. Let's play a game of "count the survivors".
So, a week after we had to watch the gruesome, cringe-inducing scene between Ramsay and Sansa, we find lady Stark (soon to be Bolton) in even more dire straits, if that’s even possible. Weeks after she was promised to Ramsay – in an attempt by herself and Littlefinger to win back some power and avenge her family – we find Sansa locked in her room when Reek brings her food. Bruises cover her arms. She begs the man who was once Theon to help her, makes him promise to light a candle in the tower so that someone will come to save her.
Continue reading: Thrones Recap: The One Where Things Are Still Horrible
For anyone that really wants to know what a musical of 'Game of Thrones' might look like, this Red Nose Day sketch will either satisfy your appetite, or leave you wanting more.
For the first ever US Red Nose Day on NBC, all the stops were pulled out. What happens when you combine Chris Martin, Liam Neeson, and a large section of the cast of 'Game of Thrones'? Well, you get a behind-the-scenes mockumentary of 'Game of Thrones: The Musical', featuring some of your favourite characters singing such hits as 'Rastafarian Targaryen'.
Peter Dinklage sang about how his character, Tyrion, is still alive despite the odds
The six-minute sketch contained a lot of the current (surviving) cast of the show, like Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Kit Harington, as well as actors like John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy/Reek), Iwan Rheon (Ramsey Bolton) and Charlotte Hope (Myranda). There was also an appearance from some of the long-past actors like Mark Addy (King Robert Baratheon in Season One), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte), who received a serenade from Kit Harington. Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell) also made a brief appearance to discuss how the whole concert was a terrible idea.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Musical Is Made A Reality... Sort Of...
'Game of Thrones' is infamous for killing off its characters, so without paying attention to the books (as the show seems to be doing) we looked at who we think is destined to go the way of dodo.
Prince Doran - We've only seen Prince Doran Martell (Alexander Siddig) in one episode so far, he's already made a strong impression on everyone. The elder brother of fan favourite Oberyn, who came to a horribly messy end in the last season, Prince Doran is trying his best to keep the peace in Dorne, and stop his people from seeking revenge against the Lannisters. It stands to reason, however, that his death would make give them a great reason to rise up and start a war.
Kit Harington in 'Game of Thrones'
Brienne/Podrick - Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Podrick (Daniel Portman) have been giving us a good dose of the "two buddies traveling", following in the footsteps of Tyrion (Peter Dinklage ) and Bronn (Jerome Flynn), and Arya (Maisie Williams) and the Hound (Rory McCann). The problem is, that each of those has come to a rather disastrous ending at some point, and the death of Brienne or Podrick seems likely - especially with what they seem to be getting themselves into.
Date of birth
26th December, 1986