Kit Harington Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

31st July 2016

Fact: Network bosses at HBO have confirmed Game Of Thrones will come to an end after season eight. The hit fantasy drama series, which stars Kit Harington, Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage, will begin filming the seventh season later this year (16), for broadcast next summer (17), and the final instalments will air in 2018, according to HBO programming president Casey Bloys.

14th July 2016

Quote: "It is a serious understatement to say that I am somewhat stunned. For my work on Game of Thrones to be recognised in this way is an emotional moment for me. I could not be more humbled." British actor Kit Harington cannot believe he's scored his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Jon Snow in the hit fantasy show.

12th May 2016

Quote: "The country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love. If you're already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love." Kit Harington on falling for Game of Thrones co-star Rose Leslie on set in Iceland.

20th September 2015

Quote: "It's always been funny going out with Kit, because he's so recognisable. We went to a FKA Twigs gig and it was mental. I went to the loo and in the cubicle on either side the girls were like, 'That's Jon Snow out there! Don't know who that random girl is...'" Natural brunette Emilia Clarke, who plays platinum blonde Daenerys Targaryen in GAME OF THRONES, reveals she doesn't get recognised while socialising with co-star and fan favourite Kit Harington.

16th June 2015

Tweet: "I've been told I'm dead. I'm not coming back next season." GAME OF THRONES star Kit Harington assures fans his character Jon Snow's death in the fifth season finale of the show is for real. The British actor's character was stabbed to death in the finale, which aired on Sunday night (14Jun15).

11th June 2015

Quote: "I don’t know how I could top Thrones. I think I would probably just give it up." Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington jokes about quitting acting if his character Jon Snow is killed off the show.

11th June 2015

Quote: "I once asked Stevie Wonder if he'd seen the show... Luckily he couldn't see my face! He said, 'No, man!'" Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington on one of his most embarrassing celebrity encounters.

1st June 2015

Quote: "I want to get back and do some theatre at some point in the U.K.; that's another goal of mine." Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington is eager to tackle a new role onstage.

1st June 2015

Quote: "I travelled to India to get a girlfriend back once... (It worked) for a time..." Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington on the most romantic thing he's ever done for a woman.

19th May 2015

Fact: Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington thrilled fans at a London street food fair on Saturday (16May15) when he helped out on one of the stalls. The heartthrob caused huge queues to form as he sold chorizo sandwiches at the event.

1st May 2015

Quote: "I was in a bar and was introduced to some girls by my friend as his famous actor friend. I thought it was great but as I walked to the bar I heard one of the girls say, 'The thing is, I've never watched Lord of the Rings.' Obviously I look like a Hobbit no matter what I do!" Fame is no guarantee of success with the ladies for Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington.

8th April 2015

Quote: "I had to choose way back when... whether I'd be Kit Harington or Kit Catesby, and I thought Kit Catesby was just a little bit 1950s game show host." Game Of Thrones star KIT HARINGTON on why he decided against using his playwright mother's maiden name Catesby for his stage name. The actor's birth name is Christopher Catesby Harington.

8th April 2015

Quote: "When someone comes near me with a syringe, I literally, I pass out... I can't stand it. I go in very calm and collected to the doctor and say, 'By the way, just so you know, I will pass out when you come near me with that syringe.' He does and I go (faint)... I hate spiders, I'm terrified, terrified... I'm just waiting for them to write scenes in Game Of Thrones of like, spiders crawling over (me), and surgery with syringes." GAME OF THRONES star Kit Harington, who plays tough warrior Jon Snow on the hit show, cannot stand needles or spiders.

26th August 2014

Quote: "I love skinny dipping. I've got an addiction to skinny dipping. Maybe I'm a nudist at heart." Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington on his affinity for swimming naked.

13th June 2014

Quote: "I think they could see that I wanted to be Kit, but Christopher was a bit of a tradition. My brother's name is Jack, but his real name is John. Kit is traditionally an offshoot of Christopher, it's just not used that often..." Actor Kit Harington did not learn his first name was Christopher until he was 11 years old.

9th June 2014

Tweet: "I met #JohnSnow - he was very serious." Jessica Alba was thrilled to meet Game of Thrones star Kit Harington at the Guys Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (07Jun14).

23rd April 2014

Quote: "I told my agent, 'No more swords, no more horses...' And maybe I can cut my f**king hair." Game of Thrones star Kit Harington on life after the Tv fantasy drama.

26th March 2014

Fact: Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington was forced to use a body double when he shot a nude scene for the Tv show after breaking his ankle. Harington's character Jon Snow leaps naked into an underground pool during a sex sequence in the show, but the actor's injury prevented him from completing the stunt himself and a stand-in was used.

20th March 2014

Fact: Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington has been named as the face of Jimmy Choo's men's line. The actor will front a campaign for the firm's male fragrance, as well as shoe and bag collections.

19th February 2014

Quote: "I'm named after a playwright called Christopher Marlowe. My mum is a playwright, so she named me after him." Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington, born Christopher Harington, on his literary name.

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