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’
Continue reading: Kit Harington To Star In BBC Gunpowder Plot Drama
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 HBO series is asking fans to vote for their chosen leader, ahead of the season six DVD release.
‘Game of Thrones’ have launched a mock election campaign in the run up to this year’s Emmy Awards and the release of season six on DVD. The mock campaign sees the show rivalling the GOP with it’s GOT Party and list of candidates for fans to chose from.
Citizens of the realm, it’s time to choose your alliances.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Spoofs The GOP With The GOT Party
The drama’s seventh season is expected to premiere in summer 2017.
The end really is sight for ‘Game of Thrones’ fans. The epic fantasy drama will be coming to an end after its eight season, HBO programming president Casey Bloys has confirmed. But while the news may sound bad for fans of the show, there's still hope for a potential spin off.
‘Game of Thrones’ will be coming to an end after its eighth season.
Speaking on Saturday (July 30) at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, Bloys confirmed that season eight would be the show’s last. "Yes, I think [the showrunners, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff] have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do," he said.
Continue reading: HBO Confirms 'Game Of Thrones' Will End After Season Eight
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
Harington thinks the back eye he acquired helped him win the role.
‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington has revealed that got into a fight with a much bigger man the night before his Jon Snow audition, causing him to have a black eye the next morning. Speaking to W magazine the actor joked he should thank the man who punched him, as it probably helped him land the role.
Kit Harrington auditioned for ‘Game of Thrones’ with a black eye.
“I had a black eye, I’d been in a fight the night before. I’d got in this fight with this guy at McDonalds,” he explained. “I went into the McDonalds with the girl I was sort of dating at the time. It was late at night and there were no seats."
Some fans had feared that the referendum vote would impact the series, which is filmed in Northern Ireland.
HBO has assured ‘Game Of Thrones’ fans that Friday’s (June 23) referendum result in Britain will not impact the fantasy series. ‘GOT’ is filmed in Northern Ireland and was also thought to be partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
‘Game Of Thrones’ will not be impacted by Brexit.
But HBO say that Thrones fans needn’t worry that their favourite show will be impacted as the network hasn’t taken any money from the Fund for the last few seasons anyway. “We do not anticipate that the result of the EU Referendum will have any material effect on HBO producing Game of Thrones,” HBO said in a statement.
Continue reading: HBO Says Brexit Will Not Impact 'Game Of Thrones' Filming
This might be the new height of text-based warfare.
The last thing anyone wants to read is ‘Game Of Thrones’ spoilers, but now plot reveals might be even harder for some viewers to avoid. A new app called ‘Spoiled’ allows users to get revenge on their enemies in the worst way possible, by anonymously texting them ‘Game of Thrones’ spoilers.
Is texting ‘Game of Thrones’ spoilers the ultimate evil deed?
After paying a one-off fee of $0.99 (roughly £0.67) all you need to do is type in your ‘victim’s’ phone number and sit back and watch them have the entire season spoiled episode by episode. The app promises to ‘anonymously and ruthlessly text spoilers to your unsuspecting friends after each new episode airs.’
The ‘Game of Thrones’ hero is going to the dark side for his latest role.
Kit Harington has been confirmed as paying the villain in the new Call of Duty game, Infinite Warfare. Rumours that the ‘Game of Thrones’ star had a role in the game started on Thursday (June 9) when a video circulated of him in what looked like a motion capture sphere. Now the news has been officially confirmed and Kit has been revealed as the franchise’s newest villain.
Kit Harington will play the villain in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Infinite Warfare's narrative director, Taylor Kurosaki told Digital Spy: “Kit is an amazing talent, and the consummate pro. Our story is about an epic showdown of opposing forces, and Kit immersed himself into the role and truly became the embodiment of the enemy, the Settlement Defense Front. We can't wait for fans to see Kit play an entirely different kind of character.”
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
Now Jon Snow is back from the dead, will he eventually be getting is own series?
Kit Harington is reportedly in talks to star as Jon Snow in a ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off show. According to the Daily Star, a senior executive has confirmed that "exploratory talks" with the actor took place, after he was sworn to secrecy about Jon Snow’s return to the series.
Could Jon Snow be getting his own spin-off series?
"Any spin-off built around Jon Snow, who is hugely popular with fans, would also undoubtedly involve other characters from the cast,” the source said. “When the final season wraps next year, it’s going to be a case of figuring out who we want to join us for a new series and which of those cast members actually want to jump on board.”
Continue reading: Is Kit Harington Set For A 'Game Of Thrones' Spin-Off Show?
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.
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
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
The first episode will be entitled 'The Red Woman'.
If, like us, you're part of the 'Jon Snow isn't really dead' collective, you may finally have your assurances dashed as HBO release the synopsis for the premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' season 6. A title has also been announced for the first episode, but there's nothing to suggest that Snow will be resurrected.
It seems Jon Snow really is dead
Kit Harington couldn't have been more clear when he insisted that his character was dead in recent promotional appearances, but it's still been difficult to believe. Now though, the official synopsis has been unveiled and it seems to confirm every 'Game Of Thrones' fan's worst fear.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Premiere Details Confirms Jon Snow's Fate
Their onscreen romance becomes a reality - hopefully without the tragedy.
If Jon Snow returns to 'Game Of Thrones' alive and well, it will just be the cherry on top of this delightful cake. If anything, because we'll get to see more romance between him and Ygritte which will be all the more satisfying now that we know the actors (Kit Harington and Rose Leslie) are together in real life too.
Rose Leslie and Kit Harington prove their love
His character's mortality remained ambiguous during his recent appearance on 'The Jonathan Ross Show', despite taking a lie detector test to answer some important questions. But one thing remained blindingly clear: his love for co-star and onscreen lover Rose Leslie.
Ross subjected Harington to a lie detector test to ascertain whether Jon Snow is, in fact, dead.
In an extreme attempt to get an answer to the question ‘is Jon Snow dead?’, British chat show host Jonathan Ross subjected ‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington to a lie detector test when the actor was a guest on his show at the weekend.
On ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ on Saturday night (April 2nd), the 29 year old actor was rigged up to a lie detector machine combined with an electro-shock mechanism, dubbed “The Stone of Truth”, in order tell whether he was lying as the host asked him questions about the upcoming sixth series. Able to answer only with ‘Yes’, ‘No’ and ‘I know nothing’, Ross punished Harington for every answer he deemed to be unsatisfactory.
Kit Harington with his 'GoT' co-star Rose Leslie at the 2016 Olivier Awards
News on Bran, Dany and Arya in these latest images.
It's an exciting day for 'Game Of Thrones' fans because HBO have just unveiled some new images from the upcoming season 6 which have already got the cogs in our minds working. They don't really confirm an awful lot about what to expect from the next season, but it certainly teases a few ideas.
Bran Stark is back and accompanied by the Three-Eyed Raven
First of all it has to be said that there are no new images of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) since that ambiguous blood-stained face picture, but there are more of his younger brother Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) who we haven't seen for a whole season, not since the Season 4 finale 'The Children'. He looks like his standing up too, contrary to what he was told by the Three-Eyed Raven that he wouldn't be able to walk again and that he'd only be able to fly. He's actually accompanied by the Three-Eyed Raven too, played by new actor Max von Sydow.
Continue reading: Get A Glimpse Of 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 - Pictures
'Game of Thrones' returns to HBO on April 24th.
‘Game Of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke has promised that the sixth season of the medieval fantasy drama will be bigger and more exciting than ever before, but revealed that filming it “legitimately almost killed” the cast and crew.
The HBO series will be returning at the end of April, with Clarke starring once again as Daenerys ‘Mother of Dragons’ Targaryen, in the next adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s series of epic novels. The plotlines are probably the most closely guarded secret in the entertainment industry at the moment, particularly as the timeline will overtake where Martin has actually gotten to with his books.
Emilia Clarke spoke a little about 'Game of Thrones' season 6
Harington will star as Doctor Faustus in a new production of Christopher Marlowe’s play.
We’re still not sure if Jon Snow is really dead or not, but either way actor Kit Harington is branching out from ‘Game of Thrones’ and coming back to the London stage. The actor is leading a new modern-retelling of Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus, which will run at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre starting in April.
Kit Harington is returning to the London stage.
Speaking about the play to the BBC, Harington said: "The subject matter is very enticing. It’s very dark and funny.” Doctor Faustus tells the story of a man who ‘sells his soul to the devil’ for the ability to control black magic.
Continue reading: Kit Harington Ready To Make Magic On The Stage With New West End Role
Apparently, we have no idea what's going to happen.
The excitement for 'Game Of Thrones' season 6 is out of control now; not only are we seeing signs of Jon Snow potentially being alive, but now his brother Bran has returned despite us having seen nothing of him for an entire season. What can this mean for the sibling duo? And just what mysterious secrets has Bran learnt from the three-eyed raven?
Will Bran save Jon Snow?
We thought the appearance of Kit Harington on the promo poster for 'Game Of Thrones' was exciting enough, with it apparently confirming fan suspicions that he survived his betrayal in season 5 which only grew with the actor being spotted on the show's set in Wales, but now that his little brother Bran has returned we don't know where to start with the anticipation.
This guy isn't as dead as he looked last time we saw him.
The death of Jon Snow at the end of season 5 of 'Game Of Thrones' was one of the most heart-breaking events of the fantasy series so far, and has had fans agonising over the situation for months. Viewers can breathe a sigh of relief now though, because it looks like the handsome Night's Watchman is back.
It'll take more than a stab wound to kill Snow
Panic not, 'Game Of Thrones' lovers; Snow is not dead. Not that the real fans ever thought he was gone for good, anyway. But now we have proof. HBO took to Twitter to tease us with what to expect when the first episode of season 6 begins in April 2016, including a photo of Snow with a face full of blood. It's clearly meant to be ambiguous; is he lying on the ground dead with his eyes closed or is he standing with his head to one side, looking down at the ground?
Continue reading: Jon Snow Is Coming Back For 'Game Of Thrones' Season Six
Can we work out who will the actor be playing in ‘Game of Thrones’ season six?
Ian McShane’s upcoming role in ‘Game of Thrones’ season six has been kept very tightly under wraps, ever since the actor’s casting was announced back in August. But now we may have a few more clues as to what his role might entail, thanks to the man himself.
Who will Ian McShane play in ‘Game of Thrones’ season six?
Speaking to Pop Goes the News last week, McShane revealed two important pieces of information about his character on the HBO drama.“I’ll give you one hint,” McShane said. “I am responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you’re never going to see again. I’ll leave it at that.”
Continue reading: Ian McShane Drops Hints About 'Game Of Thrones' Seaon Six Role
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'
Dark times are coming to the United Kingdom. During a handover to MI5 Counter-terrorism leader Harry Pearce (Peter Firth), one of the UK's number one most wanted terrorists, Adam Qasim (Elyes Gabel) devises a way to escape from custody. With a country-wide manhunt in progress, Pearce suddenly disappears, throwing MI5 into chaos. His protégé Will Crombie (Kit Harrington) undertakes the task of hunting down the missing terrorist and finding the lost leader before an attack on London can take place. As he delves deeper into the hidden mysteries surrounding the events, Crombie discovers a worldwide conspiracy with villainous intentions.
Charges of racism and sexism greet this year's Oscar nominations, just after Sunday's lively Golden Globes ceremony. Stars roll out for the Kingsman red carpet in London, and new trailers bow for the new Avengers adventure, Melissa McCarthy's Spy, Fifty Shades of Grey, Kevin Costner's Black or White and Jennifer Aniston's Cake..
Oscar nominations were announced on Thursday and brought the usual flood of reactions, mainly because of notable snubs. Voters opened themselves to charges of both racism and sexism by ignoring black actors and female writers and directors. The biggest outcry was for Selma, which received a Best Picture nomination but nothing for its acclaimed cast or director Ava DuVernay.
Kit Harington - A host of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards which were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015
Kit Harington - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) Los Angeles Tea Party which were held at The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015
Kit Harington - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived for the Art of Elysium's 8th Annual Heaven Gala held which was held at Hangar 8 in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 10th January 2015
Kit Harington - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) Los Angeles Tea Party which were held at The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 10th January 2015
Kit Harington - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived for the Art of Elysium's 8th Annual Heaven Gala held which was held at Hangar 8 in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015
Kit Harington and Alicia Vikander - A variety of stars took to the red carpet ahead of the UK premiere of the biographical drama 'Testament of Youth' which stars Hayley Atwell, Dominic West and Kit Harington. The premiere was held at the Empire Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Monday 5th January 2015
A whole new generation is about to see ‘Beowulf’ come to life, thanks to a new ITV series.
Television will soon be getting a lot more medieval, as ITV has announced a new thirteen-part series based on the epic poem 'Beowulf', set to begin filming in April of next year. Described as “a western set in the Dark Ages of Britain’s mythic past,” the fantasy adventure will be looking challenge HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ as the most action packed series on television.
Could a drama based on 'Beowulf' challenge the mighty 'Game of Thrones'
In a press release, ITV said the first episode of the series would see the hero Beowulf who, “after spending many years wandering as a mercenary warrior, returns to Herot to pay his respects to the recently deceased Thane, Hrothgar - the man who raised him. But when Herot is attacked by the terrifying monster Grendl, Beowulf has no choice but to hunt it down, winning favour with Herot’s new female Thane, and the wider community, in the process.”
'Game of Thrones' may be packed with stars but it also creates them. Many, like Jason Mamoa and Kit Harington, look set for bright futures, all thanks to the show.
Game of Thrones is, without a doubt, the biggest show on television. It’s become known as the show where British actors go to die... quite literally - most stars of the show are killed off after just a few appearances! In the few years that it’s been running it’s been packed with some of the biggest names from the business, Sean Bean, Charles Dance... Jerome from Robson and Jerome (to name just a few).
Jason Mamoa, pictured with wife Lisa Bonet, at the premiere of Divergent
The show has also kickstarted a few budding careers and catapulted some actors into the limelight. For example, Hawaiian-born Jason Mamoa who played Khal Drogo in the first season of the show has just been cast as Aquaman in the upcoming Justice League films. Despite working on Stargate: Atlantis and appearing as Conan in 2011 reboot of Conan the Barbarian, starring with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman will definitely be a step in the right direction for Mamoa’s career.
Continue reading: Jason Mamoa, Kit Harington: The Stars Created By 'Game Of Thrones'
One week before the premiere, HBO gives fans a glimpse behind the scenes of their biggest production to date.
It’s (almost) Game of Thrones time. No, we’re not shutting up about it, if you were wondering. HBO’s inescapable marketing is at least partly to blame for the flood of Thrones-related madness online these days. The company just released two All Men Must Die trailers last week, but now, with just a week to go until the HBO premiere, they’ve dropped four clips of behind-the-scenes footage.
Peter Dinklage stars as the frequently mistreated Tyrion Lannister.
So there will be nothing more revealed of the story, before the premiere makes us all cry all over again (we know you have), but the new videos are still chock full of interesting tidbits of information about the process of making HBO’s most ambitions production yet.
With the fourth 'Game of Thrones' season premiere nearing, the author decides to treat his fans.
George R. R. Martin has stirred his fans into a frenzy of excitement after he released a new chapter from his forthcoming novel, The Winds of Winter, online after a brief announcement via his blog. "Hiya kids, hiya hiya hiya," he wrote, adding "With season 4 of HBO's GAME OF THRONES almost upon us, I thought the time was ripe for me to give my readers another taste of WINDS OF WINTER."
George R. R. Martin Has Shared A New Chapter From His Novels.
And so, a new piece of his A Song of Ice and Fire series, which has been adapted as Game of Thrones, was bestowed upon the internet. Fans rushed over to the writer's website en masse to read another chapter from Martin's fantasy world but with so many trying to access the post at once the site crashed and showed error message for the millions of readers hungry for their next hit.
Being typecast is a worry for many actors, but not for Kit
The fantasy drama claims more actors’ lives than any other. But we’re not talking about anything serious like dangerous stunts leading to undesirable things like death; we’re talking about being typecast, something Kit Harington – who masterfully and with critical acclaim portrays the character of Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones – understands fully.
Kit Harington isn't worried about being typecast
"I think all actors get typecast at first," he explained. "I think they see you in Thrones and the industry says: 'We like what he does in that, so let's use him in this because it's the same genre.’ You're always fighting against being typecast as an actor, but if you look at any actors from the past, they've all fit into a certain role."
Continue reading: Typecast? No Sweat: Kit Harington On The Jon Snow Syndrome
On a quiet weekend, Pompeii might be your best bet - but don't expect much.
As you can probably tell by the title, Pompeii is set in the Roman city of Pompeii in the year AD 79. It tells the story of Milo, played by Kit Harington of Game of Thrones fame. Milo is slave turned invincible gladiator who is forced into action to save the one he loves while the ancient city burns around him.
Kit Harington at Milo in Pompeii
The fact that he’s invincible already raises question marks surrounding the plot’s plausibility. Of course, a film set in Pompeii will always have a certain amount of creative licence, but the audience still need to be able to put things together… The critics were equally unsure of Pompeii’s appeal, culminating in a measly 40% on Rotten Tomatoes. There are more reviews to come, but one gets the impression that score won’t be beaten.
Continue reading: Out This Weekend: 'Pompeii' Divides The Critics
A Motley Crue announcement, an out-of-this-world Grammys gig and an angry Quentin Tarantino: there wasn't a dull moment in the news this week.
Grammy Awards Glory: Last Sunday's Grammy Awards proved probably the most spectacular ceremony in living memory. The most enviable of all performance line-ups entertained a near-record 28.5 million viewers, with Madonna, Daft Punk, Beyoncé and Jay Z, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers, Ringo Starr, Sir Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Dave Grohl all showing off their skills.
As for the small matter of the actual awards, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the evening's big winners whilst newcomer Lorde picked up two gongs and Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Kacey Musgraves and Black Sabbath were also prominent victors. This, year, perfect pop princess Taylor Swift went home empty-handed, which made for some pretty funny videos.
A sudden announcement brings 15 brand new 'Game of Thrones' pictures.
The first photos from the new season of fantasy drama Game of Thrones have been released by HBO to accompany the earlier released season four trailer. You can check out them all on Sky Atlantic's site here. Set to return in April, Game of Thrones has cranked its fans' excitement to maximum level with the teasing new material.
Continue reading: Fifteen 'Game Of Thrones' Season Four Photos Released By HBO [Video]
'Breaking Bad' and 'The Walking Dead' closely follow the HBO epic series
Game of Thrones is officially the most illegally downloaded series once again, as the hit HBO drama was named the most pirated television series of 2013 by piracy site TorrentFreak. Taking into account the amount of downloads amassed through BitTorrent over the past twelve months, the television adaption of George RR. Martin's stories has taken home the crown of 'Most Torrented Show' for the second year running.
You know nothing about the illegal distribution of TV programmes, Jon Snow
With 5.9 million downloads via BitTorrent alone, that means that season three of the hit series was watched illegally more times than it was through legal means. The season garnered an average of 5.5 million viewers in the US legally, with most illegal downloads coming in the first week after the show initially aired on HBO, taking the overall tally of the show's illegal viewers past the legal tally. The poll does not take into account downloads from other torrent sites, such as The Pirate Bay or Kickass Torrents, which probably means that the overall figure for illegally downloaded episode is even higher than the report states.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Crowned Most Torrented Show Of 2013
Blacksmith apprentice Hiccup and his pet dragon Toothless have managed to end the war between the Vikings of Berk and the once predatory dragons after both rescuing each other from death. Now, five years on, instead of dragon fighting the islanders have taken up the new sport of dragon racing, with Hiccup and his classmates Astrid and Snoutlout becoming particularly adept at whizzing through the skies with their new winged friends. During one of their regular explorations, Hiccup and Toothless come across a secret ice cave in which they find a very large crowd of wild dragons alongside the strange and elusive Dragon Rider. Worried that they could be facing another terrible battle, the pair do their best to maintain peace among the fire-breathing beasts and the weapon wielding mankind.
Part 'Gladiator,' part 'Game of Thrones,' part BBC docu-drama: it looks great.
The trailer has been released for 2014 historical drama Pompeii, giving a glimpse into the volcanic action and rippling Roman fight scenes we should expect next February.
Kit Harington Plays Milo, A Slave-Turned-Gladiator, In 'Pompeii.'
Set before, during and after the Earth-shattering Mount Vesuvius volcano eruption that took place in 79AD, leaving an entire city preserved in ash, Pompeii embellishes the well-known natural disaster with a passionate romance. Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, the drama will follow the fictional slave-turned-gladiator Milo, played by Kit Harington, who must routinely fight opponents to the death in the brutal battlefield of the coliseum.
Continue reading: Early Look At 'Pompeii' 2014 Movie, Starring Kit Harington [Trailer]
After being enslaved, Milo is made into a gladiator with indomitable strength. He is forced to compete in various games to fight to the death for the entertainment of the people of Pompeii. However, he faces new threats when he falls in love with Cassia, the daughter of an extremely wealthy and powerful man, who is pushed into engagement with a barbaric Roman Senator. Not only that, but everyone faces a disaster of gargantuan proportions when fearsome volcano Mount Vesuvius erupts, engulfing the city in a cloud of smoke and showering it with boiling lava and scorching rock. Milo sets out to rescue his beloved Cassia as the city begins to tremble and crumble away, but just how invincible is he now?
This epic action adventure is set in 79 AD, Rome and is a timeless story of the power of love in the face of ultimate adversity. It has been directed by Paul W.S. Anderson ('Resident Evil', 'AVP: Alien vs. Predator', 'Death Race') and among writing credits are Janet Scott Batchler and Lee Batchler ('Batman Forever'), Julian Fellowes ('Downton Abbey') and Michael Robert Johnson ('Sherlock Holmes').
'Pompeii' will explode onto cinema screens in the UK soon on February 21st 2014.
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John Gregory is a Spook charged with ridding the country of witches, beasts and malevolent forces. But, as the years tick by, he realises that he must enlist another to keep evil at bay in the form of Thomas Ward, the seventh son of the seventh son who possesses the power to see things others cannot. When the powerful witch Mother Malkin makes her return, after Gregory thought he'd defeated her years ago, Thomas is forced to confront her and slay her once and for all. But things aren't as easy they seem when he befriends a witch girl who convinces him that not all witches are bad. Will Thomas succeed in sending Malkin back to the grave? Or will he find himself putting his trust in the wrong people?
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This week the audience takes a breather after the shock of the Red Wedding.
This week on Game of Thrones, viewers were let off easy for the finale – the producers probably realised that we are all still recovering from last week’s episode and the Red Wedding. But there were still a number of plot twists (beware of spoilers ahead.) After witnessing the brutal murders of some of her last remaining family members, Arya Stark got some measure of revenge by stabbing one of Walder Fray’s soldiers, as her captor-turned-companion Sandor "The Hound" Clegane took care of the soldier’s comrades. Obviously, the violence will keep getting worse from here on, but after last week’s episode, Thrones fans seem to be able to stomach anything.
Then we had Jaime Lannister, finally back at King’s Landing and reunited with his twin sister Cersei, while Jon Snow had a reunion of another kind, returning to the night’s watch, after escaping the wrath of his scorned lover, wildling Ygritte. On two opposite sides of the GoT universe, two very different characters continued their journeys. While Bran walked on towards his destination north of the wall – a journey, which still seems rather inexplicable, Daenerys Targeryen continued to build her power through the love of her people and finally freed the slaves of Yunkai. While some rise and others fall, as usual in the game of thrones (which you win or you die, as Robb Stark and co. reminded us last week) something altogether darker and more sinister is brewing north of the wall – the White Walkers and their army of undead.
Of course, we got the occasional quip from Tyrion Lannister (the ever entertaining Peter Dinklage) to lighten the mood, but after recent events, let’s just say that there’s a whole lot of lightening to do.
Heather Mason is now a teenager and has grown up running away from dark forces that are constantly following in her wake. She has just started at her fifth school since the age of eleven and darkness is about to descend upon her once more with a series of terrifying nightmares being just the beginning. She keeps finding herself drifting in and out of horrific alternate realities and being hunted by grotesque demons then, just before her 18th birthday, Heather suspects she is being followed. Soon after, her foster father, Harry, disappears from their home and left behind is a dripping message written on the wall reading 'Come to Silent Hill'. She journeys to the dark place, being stalked by demons as she goes and begins to discover that she is not everything she thought she was.
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