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 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.
Kit 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'.
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The actor says he's "really emotional" about the show coming to an end.
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 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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'.
Date of birth
26th December, 1986
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