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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. 



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


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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.

Kit Harington's Jon Snow will play a huge part in 'Game of Thrones' season 8Kit Harington's Jon Snow will play a huge part in 'Game of Thrones' season 8

Likely seeing the Night King's army of the dead go up against those fighting to keep the Seven Kingdoms under the control of the living, the scenes were being filmed over 55 consecutive days in Northern Ireland. That's something that series assistant Jonathan Quinlan took to Instagram to talk about, calling the team that put the scenes together "the Night Dragons" and explaining how they had to endure "the cold, the snow, the rain, the mud, the sheep s*** of Toome and the winds of Magheramorne."

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


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The writing's been on the wall for a while now: 'Game Of Thrones' is coming to an end. With just six episodes to go in the show's conclusive eighth season, fans will finally get to see how the story is brought to a close next year. With cast recently reading the scripts for the final episodes and doing some dramatic table readings, it's only a matter of time until we discover what's planned for Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), and the rest of the characters we've fallen head over heels in love with over the past few years.

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


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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.

Mariah CareyMariah Carey is a big fan of Game of Thrones

The Sun reported the legendary diva, who was attending the awards show’s after party, approached Kit, who plays Jon Snow in the show, and was "all over him" according to an onlooker.

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The Cutest Celebrity Couples Of 2017


Prince Harry Meghan Markle Kit Harington Rose Leslie Sophie Turner Joe Jonas Katie Holmes Jamie Foxx Lisa Bonet Jason Momoa Khloe Kardashian

2017 has been a great year for celebrity romance - there’s been longtime loves finally tying the knot, secret couples going public and even a royal engagement. So from Meghan and Harry to Kit and Rose and even Katie and Jamie - here are the six celebrity pairings who were our ultimate #couplegoals for 2017.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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


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Known to 'Game of Thrones' fans around the world as Jon Snow, Kit Harington is an actor who's really worked his way into the hearts of millions, but will be bringing his GoT character's story to an end when the series reaches its conclusion with its eighth and final season.

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

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Emilia Clarke Admits Fan Attention Is Sometimes "Overwhelming"


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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".

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke has become a household name since Game of Thrones

In an interview with the Telegraph, the 31-year-old actress said: "When you’re in a really public place and someone asks you for a picture, then suddenly you get people who don’t know who you are, or really care, come up and join in.

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


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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.''

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Is Kit Harington Really The Worst Dressed Man?


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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?

Kit Harington at 'Game of Thrones' premiereKit 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

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


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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 beginningKit 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 "Cried" Reading Final 'Game Of Thrones' Scripts


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Kit Harington is without a doubt one of the most popular stars to come from the 'Game of Thrones' franchise, playing Jon Snow since the series' conception and truly going through the ringer when it comes to his character's journey. Based on the incomplete novel series 'A Song of Ice & Fire' by George R. R. Martin, the show has become one of the most popular on television, with TV network HBO currently working with a variety of writers so that when the series comes to an end, spinoffs can come to life.

Kit Harington has been a main part of 'Game of Thrones' since the very beginningKit 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 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

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Kit Harington and Rose Leslie
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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

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Kit Harington and Rose Leslie
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie

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

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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

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

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Kit Harington

Date of birth

26th December, 1986

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.73


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