Kit Harington is a 32-year-old English actor and producer from London. He is known for several acting roles, most notably in HBO produced television show Game of Thrones. He also developed, produced and starred in the BBC British historical period drama mini-series Gunpowder, focusing on the story of Guy Fawkes, in 2017.
Who is Kit Harington?
“Kit” Harington was born Christopher Catesby Harington on December 26, 1986. Kit was born in Acton, west London and eventually graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in 2008. While still at drama school, he landed the leading role of Albert, making his professional acting debut in the National Theatre and West End critically acclaimed adaptation of the play War Horse, where his performance was reportedly seen by Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, in a private theatre visit in 2009.
What is Kit Harrington known for?
Kit Harington rose to international fame and prominence for his breakthrough role as Jon Snow in the HBO television series Game of Thrones, which brought him global recognition. He has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a Critics Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
How tall is Kit Harington?
Google lists Harington as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, but a photo of him with his Game of Thrones screenmates sheds doubt on this estimation. Much like the question of other actors’ heights that remain a mystery, such as Tom Cruise, no one knows the true height of Harington. But Game of Thrones fans have often noticed that he is possibly below average, with co-stars Gwendoline Christie and Rory McCann towering well above the actor. According to TIME magazine, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss kept dropping jokes about Jon Snow’s height into the script. At least twice during season seven, characters commented on the King in the North’s small stature. Fans believe this is a reflection of internet buzz around Kit’s height.
What is Kit Harrington net worth?
As of 2018 it was reported by CelebrityNetWorth.net that the Game of Thrones actor was worth $12 million (£8.9 million). For his role of Jon Snow in the Game of Thrones franchise, he is said to earn an estimated $1.1 million per episode.
Where does Kit Harington live?
Kit Harington moved back to his home city of London in 2016. Since returning he has resided in Islington, north London. In 2017, he purchased a £1.75 million medieval 15th century country home, in the English countryside village of Brettenham, Suffolk.
Is Kit Harington married?
Kit Harington is married to Scottish actress Rose Leslie, who was his on screen wildling lover. She rose to fame as Gwen Dawson in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey and as Ygritte in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. The pair married in June 2018 which led to numerous spoof Game of Thrones wedding pictures being photoshopped.
Is Kit Harington related to Robert Catesby?
Yes. Robert Catesby was the subject of BBC drama Gunpowder and the failed plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament that he helped to devise and execute in 1605. It turns out the Kit Harington, who was a producer on the show, was a direct descendant of the anarchist and portrayed him when the show premiered on December 18, 2018. According to an interview with The Telegraph, Harington said it was important to him to do justice to the character. ‘My middle name is Catesby and it’s something I was proud of,’ he told the outlet. ‘It’s a part of my family history.’
Did Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke date?
Despite widespread rumours circulating on the internet, Clarke and Harington have never dated, although it was quoted that they are extremely good friends after starring in Game of Thrones together. Harington told Elle magazine: ‘I was sort of bowled over by this absolutely stunning, petite girl with this wicked sense of humour. We became very fast friends quite quickly.’ And backing up the denial, Clarke told Elle that hearing rumours of her and Harington dating ‘literally makes me want to cry, it’s so far from the truth.’
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