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 actress is the latest in a line stars to give their opinion on the end of the popular series
The end of Game of Thrones is nigh with the final six episodes in season eight due to air in April this year. So far, star Maisie Williams has said some fans may not be satisfied with the 'unexpected' ending while Kit Harington has said he is 'not happy but very satisfied' with the way things conclude.
Game of Thrones actress, Nathalie Emmanuel, has said the ending is 'brilliant'
Now another GOT star has revealed what they think of the final curtain of the hugely popular fantasy show and Nathalie Emmanuel has been much more positive about it - describing it as a 'brilliant' ending that does it 'justice'.
Continue reading: Game Of Thrones Star Nathalie Emmanuel Says The Ending Is 'Brilliant'
The GOT actress says may not be satisfied with the ending
Fans who are eagerly awaiting the final series of Game of Thrones may be a little concerned after one of its main stars has claimed fans will not be satisfied with the 'unexpected' ending. The hugely popular HBO show returns with its eighth and final season on April 14 but actress Maisie Williams, who has played Arya Stark since season 1, has hinted its eventual resolution might not be the richly rewarding experience many fans are expecting.
Maisie Williams' will appear in the final Game of Thrones season due to air in April
Speaking to Sky News, the 21-year old said: "I don't think anyone is going to be satisfied [when it ends].
Continue reading: Maisie Williams Says The End Of Game Of Thrones Is 'Expected'
The actor, who plays Jon Snow in the hit show, thinks the final series will 'break boundaries'
The final season of epic fantasy drama, Game of Thrones has finally been given a release date and fans are thrilled with the prospect of questions answered and theories confirmed (or denied). However, the actors involved are less enthusiastic at the end of the great eight season show with many expressing sadness at its upcoming conclusion.
Kit Harington's Game Of Thrones character will make his final appearance in the last series
Kit Harington, who plays main character, Jon Snow, has spoken about his grief now that GOT is over and has admitted he's 'not happy, but very satisfied' with the final season.
Continue reading: Kit Harington Feels 'Satisfied' With Final Season Of Game Of Thrones
The 'Game of Thrones' star called on Marvel to lead the way and help boost LGBT representation in Hollywood.
Kit Harington has called on Marvel to lead the way in increasing LGBT representation in the TV and film industry by casting more gay actors.
The 31 year old actor says that he thinks the issue behind Marvel’s hesitance to cast an openly gay actor as one of its flock of superheroes stems from a perception that masculinity and homosexuality are incompatible.
Diversity in Hollywood and the entertainment industry has been a hot-button topic in 2018, and over the last 18 months significant steps forward have been taken, with Black Panther and Wonder Woman being two of the biggest blockbusters in that time-frame. However, on the LGBT front, there's not been a similar breakthrough.
Continue reading: Kit Harington Urges Marvel To Cast Gay Actors
Filming on the battle scenes has been taking place for 55 consecutive days.
Though not much is known about the final season of 'Game of Thrones' - which will consist of the HBO fantasy series' last six 90-minute episodes - we do know that it's going to be a violent and chaotic affair. That was confirmed earlier this year when filming started on what will be the biggest battle scenes the show has ever seen.
Kit Harington's Jon Snow will play a huge part in 'Game of Thrones' season 8
Likely seeing the Night King's army of the dead go up against those fighting to keep the Seven Kingdoms under the control of the living, the scenes were being filmed over 55 consecutive days in Northern Ireland. That's something that series assistant Jonathan Quinlan took to Instagram to talk about, calling the team that put the scenes together "the Night Dragons" and explaining how they had to endure "the cold, the snow, the rain, the mud, the sheep s*** of Toome and the winds of Magheramorne."
Continue reading: Filming Finishes On Biggest 'Game Of Thrones' Battle Scenes Ever
Kit Harington has played Jon Snow in 'Game of Thrones' ever since the series started on HBO.
The writing's been on the wall for a while now: 'Game Of Thrones' is coming to an end. With just six episodes to go in the show's conclusive eighth season, fans will finally get to see how the story is brought to a close next year. With cast recently reading the scripts for the final episodes and doing some dramatic table readings, it's only a matter of time until we discover what's planned for Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), and the rest of the characters we've fallen head over heels in love with over the past few years.
Kit Harington has starred as Jon Snow in 'Game of Thrones' since 2011
Harington in particular has proven to be a major fan-favourite, working as a lead character of the series since its debut all the way back in 2011. Despite all of the love for Jon however, and the fact that a number of spinoffs are in development behind-the-scenes at HBO, he's not somebody who will be returning to the franchise when these six 'GoT' episodes have come to an end.
The singing diva is apparently a huge fan of the fantasy show
Game of Thrones has enthralled a legion of fans for seven nail-biting series with everyone asking just one question: how is it going to end? And it seems the average Joe is desperate to find out what happened as much as the world’s most famous superstars after Mariah Carey cornered GOT star Kit Harington at the Golden Globes and pressed him for spoilers.
Mariah Carey is a big fan of Game of Thrones
The Sun reported the legendary diva, who was attending the awards show’s after party, approached Kit, who plays Jon Snow in the show, and was "all over him" according to an onlooker.
Continue reading: Mariah Carey Wanted Game Thrones Spoilers From Kit Harington
Engagement, marriages and going public - 2017 was the year for being famous and in love.
2017 has been a great year for celebrity romance - there’s been longtime loves finally tying the knot, secret couples going public and even a royal engagement. So from Meghan and Harry to Kit and Rose and even Katie and Jamie - here are the six celebrity pairings who were our ultimate #couplegoals for 2017.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Continue reading: The Cutest Celebrity Couples Of 2017
'Game of Thrones' will conclude with its eighth and final season.
Known to 'Game of Thrones' fans around the world as Jon Snow, Kit Harington is an actor who's really worked his way into the hearts of millions, but will be bringing his GoT character's story to an end when the series reaches its conclusion with its eighth and final season.
Kit Harington will bring his time as Jon Snow to an end in 'Game of Thrones' season 8
Where we left things off, it was finally confirmed that Jon was actually a descendant of the Targaryen family, and so was related to Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) herself; the woman whom he was supporting for the claim of the Iron Throne, but also somebody he had started a sexual relationship with.
The actress has been propelled into the spotlight since taking up on her role in Game of Thrones
Epic TV series Games of Thrones has thrown its actors into an intense spotlight following the huge popularity of the show but now one of its stars has revealed how "overwhelming" the fan attention has become. Emilia Clarke - who plays the Dragon Queen with one of the longest character titles, Daenerys Targaryen - has said the sheer volume of fans often leaves her feeling "outnumbered" and airports are a "constant source of fear".
Emilia Clarke has become a household name since Game of Thrones
In an interview with the Telegraph, the 31-year-old actress said: "When you’re in a really public place and someone asks you for a picture, then suddenly you get people who don’t know who you are, or really care, come up and join in.
Continue reading: Emilia Clarke Admits Fan Attention Is Sometimes "Overwhelming"
Sophie Turner, Gwendoline Christie and Kit Harington - HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' stars arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at LAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 24th March 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
Date of birth
26th December, 1986
An unnerving Western with a sharp female perspective, this film is a series of gruesome...
Will Holloway is faced with not only the most critical event of his career as...
Dark times are coming to the United Kingdom. During a handover to MI5 Counter-terrorism leader...
A classic British memoir gets the full costume drama treatment with this beautifully crafted World...
Vera Brittain is an extraordinarily talented young woman who battles the odds to land herself...
Bigger and even richer than the terrific 2010 hit animation, this sequel is also quite...
Like an ancient Roman version of 2012, this disaster epic is a pure guilty pleasure,...
It's been five years since blacksmith apprentice Hiccup managed to end the battle between dragons...
Blacksmith apprentice Hiccup and his pet dragon Toothless have managed to end the war between...
After being enslaved, Milo is made into a gladiator with indomitable strength. He is forced...
John Gregory is a Spook charged with ridding the country of witches, beasts and malevolent...