Kit Harington is an England-based actor. He is best known for his role as Jon Snow in the popular HBO TV series “Game of thrones”. Kit garnered much fame, as well as nominations in many categories for several awards as well, has won many of them. He is a charismatic good looking actor who has made name for himself in the film industry.
Born on the date 26 December 1986, he is the son of the playwright Debora Jane and a businessman Sir David Richard Harington. He was born and raised in Acton, London. His real name is Cristopher Catesby Harington which he later shortened to Kit Harington. His family was the Barons of Harington, his father being the 15th Baron.
Harington attended the Southfield Primary School for his primary education. His family later moved to Worcestershire when he was 11. There, he attended Chantry High School until the year 2003. He was keenly interested in performing at an early age and had performed in several school productions. Later he finally attended Worcester Sixth Form College and studied Drama and Theatre. Again, he attended the Central School of Speech and Drama and graduated in the year 2008.
Harington was always interested in performing. Before acting, his initial interest was to become a journalist, but he later just pursued his career as an actor. He was first interested in acting when at the age of fourteen, he watched the production of Waiting for Godot. While still studying in college, he was offered the role in the adapted film “War Horse” as Albert. His fame rose when this play won several awards.
After his debut in his first official play “War Horse”, he was again offered the role in the play “Posh”. The play was a dark comedy about posh people who attended the Oxford University.
After his two initial plays, Harington had auditioned for the role of Jon Snow in the series “Game of Thrones”. He got the role and he played the part of Jon Snow, one of the lead characters in the series. The show aired in the year 2011 in HBO channel. The series became a commercial success along with being one of the most watched TV series worldwide. The fame of the series as well as Kit Harington’s grew to the maximum level. He won several awards for his role as Jon Snow.
After making his debut in the popular series “Game of Thrones”, Harington went on to make his first cinematic debut in 2012 in the film “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D” as Vincent. He was awarded multiple awards for this film as well. Harington then played his first lead role feature film named “Pompeii”. The film aired in 2013 and received mixed feedback from the critics. Later in the sam year, he then voiced a character in the hit animation series “How to train your dragon”.
Harington appeared in several more films later after that. They are- Testament of Youth (2014), Seventh Son (2014), Spooks: The Greater Good (2015), and Brimstone (2016). He is also set to play a role in the upcoming movie The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, in which he plays the lead role of John F. Donovan. This movie is set to be released in the year 2017.
Kit Harington Dating Life
Kit Harington has not disclosed any major facts about his personal life. He has not yet been involved in any kind of controversy. Kit has however admitted recently that he has been in an on and off relationship with his co-star of Game of Thrones- Rose Leslie. They are rumored to have started their relationship since the year 2012. However, it is not clear if they are still in their on and off relationship, or have they moved on to other people in their life.
Awards and Nominations
During his filmography years as an actor, he has been mentioned in several categories for nominations of awards. He has also been able to win many awards. For his work in Game of Thrones, he was nominated for Scream Award, Screen Actor Guild Award, IGN Award, Saturn Award, and Golden Nymph Award. He also won the Actor of the Year in Young Hollywood Awards, Empire Hero Awards, and the Best Drama Supporting Actor in Gold Derby TV Awards. Apart from this he has been nominated for more categories.
Kit Harington Net Worth
From his career as a successful actor, Harington’s estimated net worth amounts to $4 million.