Kit Harington is a UK-based actor as well as producer who has worked in many English films and TV series. He got popular after his work in the series “Game of Thrones” in which he played the role of “Jon Snow”.
|Real Name||Christopher Catesby Harington|
|Occupation||Actor and Producer|
|Birthplace||Acton, London, England|
|Date of Birth||26 December 1986|
Family and Education
His father is a businessman as well as a former playwriter.
He started his school education at Southfield Primary School where he studied from 1992 to 1998. Later he moved with his family to Worcestershire and there, he took admission to Chantry High School and studied there till 2003.
At the age of 14, he developed an interest in acting and drama while watching the production and shooting of “Waiting for Godot”. So he took admission to Worcester Sixth Form College to learn drama and theatre in 2003 and later, got graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama in 2008.
He became a father on 17th February 2021, when her wife gave birth to a baby boy.
|Father||David Robert Harington|
|Mother||Deborah Jane Catesby|
Height and Weight
|Weight||77 Kg, 170 Pounds|
|Height (cm)||173 cm, 1.73 m|
|Height (ft)||5 feet 8 inches|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
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Social Media Instagram
Kit Harington is not active on social media channels like Instagram or any other place for now. All accounts active on his name are either fake or fan pages.
Early Life and Career
Kit wanted to become a journalist. While studying drama, He got his first role in the National Theatre’s adaptation of War Horse in 2008, which made him popular.
Later in 2011, he auditioned for “Game of Thrones” for which he got appreciated in 2012.
He has reportedly joined “Marvel Cinematic Universe” debut with “The Eternals” in 2019.
On Magazine Covers
He has been seen on the cover pages of leading national and worldwide magazines :
- GQ Australia
- Vanity Fair
- August Man
- Rolling Stone
- Elle Men
- TV Guide
- L’Uomo Vogue
He started dating his co-star Rose Leslie in 2012 and both got married on 23 June 2018 at Rayne Parish Church in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Kit was also rumored to be dating Emilia Clarke and both also kissed each other for a magazine photoshoot.
While he has been nominated for numerous awards, he has won 3 of them for his performance in “Game of Thrones”.
|Year of Release||Award Name||Award Category|
|2013||Young Hollywood Awards||Actor of the Year|
|2015||Empire Award||Empire Hero Award|
|2017||Giffoni Film Festival||Giffoni Experience Award|
|2016||Gold Derby TV Award||Drama Supporting Actor|
|2019||IGN People’s Choice Award||Best TV Ensemble|
|2020||Golden Globe Awards||Best actor in TV series – Drama|
as Brand Ambassador
He is also endorsing some brands and products.
- Dolce & Gabbana
- The One for Men
Kit has been seen performing or featuring in many Hollywood films till now.
|Year of Release||Film Title|
|2012||Silent Hill: Revelation|
|2014||How to Train Your Dragon 2|
|2014||Testament of Youth|
|2015||Spooks: The Greater Good|
|2018||The Death & Life of John F. Donovan|
|2019||How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World|
TV Shows Appearance
Kit Harington is popularly known for his performance in “Game of Thrones” and directing as well acting in “Gunpowder”.
|Year of Release||TV Show Title||Kit’s Role|
|2011–2019||Game of Thrones||Jon Snow|
|2015||7 Days in Hell||Charles Poole|
|2019||Saturday Night Live||host|
|2021||Friends: The Reunion||Kit|
Role in Video Games
He has also given voice support for following video games
|Year of Release||Game Name|
|2015||Game of Thrones|
|2016||Call of Duty : Infinite Warfare|
as Theatre Artist
He has done the following theatre shows.
|Year||Theatre Show Name||Kit’s Role|
|2008–2009||War Horse||Albert Narracott|
|2015||The Children’s Monologues||Reader|
|2015||The Vote||Colin Henderson|
|2022||Henry V||Henry V|
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- Has been a brand ambassador for “The Royal Mencap Society” which helps and supports people with disabilities.
- Appointed as a patron of a charity, Longlands Care Farm, that supports vulnerable young children.
- Appeared in a video shoot by UNHCR to support refugees amid the global crisis.
- Partnered with charity group Dramatic Need helps needy children in South Africa and Rwanda.
Some Other Facts
- He is a Manchester United supporter.
- He charged a whopping $500000 per episode for Game of Thrones.
- He purchased a 15th-century home worth $ 2 million in Ipswich, Suffolk.
- He is also a producer of the series “Gunpowder” released in 2017.
- Played the role of “Sir Galaad” in the short story “Chivalry” aired on BBC Radio in 2019.
- His 8th great-grandfather was Charles II (King) of England.
- Auctioned off his signed Game of Thrones memorabilia to support Ukrainians during Russia’s invasion in 2022.