Biography / Wiki
Kit Harington’s journey started being ‘Jon Snow’ in the HBO series Game of Thrones. The famous play ‘Waiting for Godot’ inspired him to pursue his career as an actor. He was born Christopher Catesby Harington on December 26, 1986. After his portrayal in GOT, he appeared in many acclaimed films, playing major roles.
He has the desire to work with the filmmaker David Lynch. Kit is also associated with several charitable causes. Apart from acting, he has also lent his voice to the animated film ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’.
Height / Weight / Age
|Date Of Birth||December 26, 1986|
|Height||In Centimeters – 173 cm
In Feet and inches – 5’8”
|Weight||In Kilograms – 77 kg
In Pounds – 169.7 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||9 (US)|
Kit’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million approximately. He earned $300,000 per episode for Game of Thrones.
Education / Family
Kit was born in London to Deborah Jane who was a playwright and David Harington a businessman. He belonged to the British royal family as King Charles II was one of his great-grandfathers.
He attended Southfield Primary School and Chantry High School where his interest in acting sparked. He was enrolled in the prestigious ‘Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, to polish his acting skills.
|Real Name||Christopher Catesby Harington|
|Birth Place||Acton, London|
|School||Southfield Primary School
Chantry High School in Martley
|College||Worcester Sixth Form College
Central School of Speech and Drama
|Home Town||Worcestershire, England|
|Debut||TV – Jon Snow, Game of Thrones (2011)|
|Fathers Name||David Richard Harington (Businessman)|
|Mothers Name||Deborah Jane (Former playwright)|
Career / Fashion And Style
Unlike every struggler, Kit was the lucky actor whose struggle period ended soon. Since his acting school, he started his professional acting in the theatrical production. His performance in the play ‘Warhorse’ earned him two ‘Olivier Awards’. Later, he auditioned for GOT and earned it eventually.
His debut role as ‘Jon Snow’ was a career-defining journey. His outstanding performance raised him to fame and he became an international star. From a supernatural horror film ‘Silent Hill: Revelation 3D’ he made his film debut in 2012.
His role in the ‘Testament of youth’ was heavily appreciated by the critics. He was featured in the British spy drama ‘Spooks’ for which he also received an immense appreciation. For the movie ‘Gunpowder’, he worked as an executive producer and was also featured as ‘Robert Catesby’.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
In June 2018, he married his GOT co-star Rose Leslie.
Kit’s favourite things.
|Favourite horror movie||The Shining (1980), The ring (2002), The wicker man (1973)|
|Favourite Director||David Lynch|
|Favourite Film||25th hour, Romeo & Juliet, Jurassic Park|
Some Interesting Facts About Kit Harington
- Kit does smoke and consumes alcohol.
- In 2004, he was inspired by Ben Whishaw as Hamlet and decided to join drama school.
- If he would have not been an actor, he would have become a cameraman, war correspondent, or a journalist.
- When he was in drama school, he played the character of Albert in War Horse at the National Theatre. The play has won two Olivier Awards which brought Kit under the limelight.
- For his role in GOT, he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.
- At the Young Hollywood Awards, he has received the Actor of the Year award.
- In How to Train your Dragon 2, he lent his voice for Eret. The movie was nominated At Academy Award and has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
- In 1596, Sir John Harrington, one of his ancestors invented ‘toilet seat’.
- His name has been adapted from British playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe.
- He dislikes video games.
- He is afraid of flying, spiders, and injections.
- Before GOT, he had short hair.
- He belongs to France, German, and Spanish royal descent.
- His hobbies are watching horror movies and writing in free time.
- He met Ed Sheeran for the first time while using adjacent urinals in the men’s room.
- For 12 times he has been nominated for different awards out of which he managed to win two.
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