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 ‘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’
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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”.
Continue reading: Kit Harington And Maisie Williams Tease 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7
Fans aren't happy with the new look.
The world reacts with shock today as Kit Harington reveals his freshly shaven face. Yes, the beard is dead and no-one knows quite what to say about it. Some are loving it, and some are sobbing their hearts out over the missing re-growable face-fur. But at least he's not done a Harry Styles.
Kit Harington has shaved his beard
Guys, it's not that crazy. The 'Game Of Thrones' heartthrob has shaved his facial hair off before, namely for his 2014 romantic movie 'Testament of Youth', though admittedly we're still used to seeing him with at least a shadow of fuzz. There's just something very anti-Jon Snow about that clean look.
Continue reading: Kit Harington Goes Beardless For 'Doctor Faustus' Role
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
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
We still can't decide what Jon Snow's situation is.
Waiting for 'Game Of Thrones' season 6 to arrive is emotional turmoil for fans. First they had to go through the grief of Jon Snow's death, then speculation that he's actually still alive (or, at least, coming back to life), then Kit Harington and his co-stars' insistences that he's very much dead, and now this; a string of mysterious moments in a new trailer that could spell that it isn't the end for Snow after all.
Bran Stark is having visions
What new clues have added to the possibility that Jon Snow (Kit Harington) will be returning to life? First off, we see Davos (Liam Cunningham) wielding Snow's sword as he prepares to defend his corpse alongside the Night's Watch against Alliser Thorne (Owen Teale), whose cronies are battering down the door. It's possible that Davos and co. are trying to stop Thorne and his men burning Snow's body (which they might do to ensure he doesn't become a White Walker), but why would they need to do that if he was really dead? Of course, it could be a dignity thing.
Continue reading: A New Trailer Brings More Clues For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6
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.
Kit Harington - "An Evening with The Game of Thrones" hosted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the Chinese Theater hosted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the Chinese Theater - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Tuesday 19th March 2013
Date of birth
26th December, 1986
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