Kit Harington Biography, Age, Height, GF, Weight, Career & More

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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 series “Game of Thrones” in which he played the role of “Jon Snow”.

Biography/Wiki

Real NameChristopher Catesby Harington
OccupationActor and Producer
BirthplaceActon, London, England
HometownCanonbury, London
NationalityBritish
Age33 Years
Date of Birth26 December 1986
Zodiac SignCapricorn

Family and Education

His father is a businessman as well as a former playwriter.

He started his school education from Southfield Primary School where he studied from 1992 to 1998. Later he moved with his family to Worcestershire and there, he took admission in Chantry High School and studied there till 2003.

At the age of 14, he developed interest in acting and drama while watching the production and shooting of “Waiting for Godot”. So he took admission in Worcester Sixth Form College to learn drama and theatre in 2003 and later, got graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama in 2008.

Family MemberName
FatherDavid Robert Harington
MotherDeborah Jane Catesby
BrotherJohn Harington
WifeRose Leslie

Height and Weight

Weight77 Kg, 170 Pounds
Height (cm)173 cm, 1.73 m
Height (ft)5 feet 8 inches
Body Measurement43-32-14
Eye colorDark Brown
Hair colorBlack

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Social Media Instagram

Kit Harington is not active on social media channel 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 became 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 cover page of leading national and worldwide magazines :

  • GQ Australia
  • Esquire
  • Variety
  • Vanity Fair
  • Entertainment
  • ES
  • OUT
  • Wrap
  • August Man
  • Rolling Stone
  • Elle Men
  • TV Guide
  • L’Uomo Vogue

Girlfriend

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.

Awards

While he has been nominated for numerous awards, he has won 3 of them for his performance in “Game of Thrones”.

Year of ReleaseAward NameAward Category
2013Young Hollywood AwardsActor of the Year
2015Empire AwardEmpire Hero Award
2017Giffoni Film FestivalGiffoni Experience Award
2016Gold Derby TV AwardDrama Supporting Actor
2019IGN People’s Choice AwardBest TV Ensemble
2020Golden Globe AwardsBest actor in TV series – Drama

as Brand Ambassador

He is also endorsing some brands and products.

Film Appearance

Kit has been seen performing or featuring in many Hollywood films till now.

Year of ReleaseFilm Title
2012Silent Hill: Revelation
2014Pompeii
2014How to Train Your Dragon 2
2014Testament of Youth
2014Seventh Son
2015Spooks: The Greater Good
2016Brimstone
2018The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
2019How 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 ReleaseTV Show TitleKit’s Role
2011–2019Game of ThronesJon Snow
20157 Days in HellCharles Poole
2017GunpowderRobert Catesby
2018ZogVoice support
2019Saturday Night Livehost

Role in Video Games

He has also given voice support for following video games

Year of ReleaseGame Name
2015Game of Thrones
2016Call of Duty : Infinite Warfare

as Theatre Artist

He has done following theatre shows.

YearTheatre Show NameKit’s Role
2008–2009War HorseAlbert Narracott
2010PoshEd Montgomery
2015The Children’s MonologuesReader
2015The VoteColin Henderson
2016Doctor FaustusFaustus
2018–2019True WestAustin

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as Philanthropist

  • Has been a brand ambassador for “The Royal Mencap Society” that helps and supports people with diabilities.
  • Appointed as a patron of a charity, Longlands Care Farm, that supports vulnerable young children.
  • Appeared in video shoot by UNHCR to support refugees amid global crisis.
  • Partnered with charity group Dramatic Need that helps needy children in South Africa and Rwanda.

Some Other Facts

  • He is a Manchester United supporter.
  • He charged whooping $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 series “Gunpowder” released in 2017.
  • Played the role of “Sir Galaad” in short story “Chivalry” aired on BBC Radio in 2019.
  • His 8th great grandfather was Charles II (King) of England.

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