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 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
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
The 'Game of Thrones' star replied to an article by theatre producer Richard Jordan in which he criticised young audiences for eating and talking their way through Harington's 'Doctor Faustus'.
‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington has stepped in to defend West End theatre-goers, rejecting recent claims made about inconsiderate behaviour from audiences and saying that criticising young audiences could kill theatre.
The 29 year old actor, who recently concluded his run in ‘Doctor Faustus’ at London’s Duke of York theatre, was responding to comments made by theatre producer Richard Jordan in The Stage. He had complained that many, predominantly younger, audience members were talking on their phones and eating food noisily throughout the final performance he attended.
Kit Harington defended his 'Doctor Faustus' audiences
Is this the real reason for his notorious shave.
We've just heard some new information about Kit Harington's beard. Or lack of. Apparently, his recent shave could be to do with making an appearance in the next 'Call Of Duty' game as a video surfaces online of the actor apparently undergoing some sort of animation process.
Kit Harington could star in 'Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare'
It's still a rumour, but the video footage shows the 'Game Of Thrones' star pulling weird faces as he is being wheeled into some kind of cage bedecked in lighting. Experts have suggested that this is part of the process of animating actors for CGI films and video games, and 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare' is out in November, so...
Continue reading: Will Kit Harington Star In 'Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare'?
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.
Harrington is currently on London’s West End, in a modern-retting of Christopher Marlowe’s classic tale.
While most of the world spent Sunday waiting for the fate of Jon Snow to be revealed on ‘Game of Thrones’, actor Kit Harington was making his return to the London stage in Doctor Faustus. The role marks Harington’s return to theatre after a five-year absence, during which he became a household name. But were the critics welcoming him back with open arms?
Kit Harington is back on the London stage in Doctor Faustus.
Directed by Jamie Lloyd, this Doctor Faustus is a reworking of Christopher Marlowe’s classic play with two new acts written by Colin Teevan. In this modern-retelling, Faustus makes a deal with the devil, in order to become a rock star style Vegas illusionist, with plenty of sex and violence.
Continue reading: Kit Harington Divides Theatre Critics With 'Doctor Faustus'
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.
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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