About Kit Harington
From the elderlies to the millennials, there might not be a single person who mustn’t have seen the epic fantasy Tv series ‘Game of Thrones’ and heard of its heroic character ‘Jon Snow’, however, you all will be delighted to know that Jon Snow’s role is played by the cherished and laddish Kit Harington.
Harington, known for his remarkable drama skills, played the lead role in the play War Horse at the national theatre, where his acting proficiency was widely appreciated by the National Theatre critics.
His portrayal of ‘Robert Catesby’ in the historical drama Tv series Gunpowder and ‘Milo’ in the movie Pompeii was also appreciated by the critics and the audience.
Kit Harington owing to his large reputation and reach was cast in the Marvel Studios produced Eternals, alongside Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Angelina Jolie, Don Lee and Richard Madden.
Biography of Kit Harington
Name: Christopher Catesby Harington
Famously Known As: Kit Harington
Known For: Played the role of Jon Snow in the super hit epic fantasy Tv series Game of Thrones
Date of Birth of Kit Harington: 26 December 1986
Age of Kit Harington: 34 Years (as of 2021)
Height of Kit Harington: 173 cm, 1.73 m, 5’ft 8”in
Weight of Kit Harington: 77 kg (170 lbs)
Body Measurements of Kit Harington: 43-32-14
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Zodiac Sign/Star Sign: Capricorn
Known Language: English
Favourite Director: David Lynch
Favourite Film: The Shining (1980)
Net Worth of Kit Harington: $4 Million (approx.)
Marital Status: Married – Rose Leslie (m. 2018)
Birthplace: Acton, London, UK
Home Town: Worcestershire, England
Currently Living: Worcestershire, England
Controversy of Kit Harington
1. In an interview, Kit mentioned that as women were objectified and have to face sexism in the movie industry similarly men like him also face similar lines of sexism where we were also selected for our looks instead of our acting potential.
Harington faced huge criticism from his fans and audience for his wrongful comparison of women and men’s objectification and sexism, as women had to go through a lot of demeaning stuff compared to men. Thus, it led Kit to release an official apology for his comments.
Interesting Facts about Kit Harington
1. Kit Harington comes from a prestigious and renowned ancestry, as his ancestor named John Harrington was the inventor of flushing toilets in Britain in the 16th century.
2. It was quite appalling on Harington’s part that he was unaware of his maiden name till the age of 11, he, later on, came to know about his name which was ‘Christopher’.
3. Harington once mentioned that while auditioning for his role of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, approached the makers with a black eye, as he was involved in a bar fight, and ultimately it helped him to grab the crucial role of Jon Snow in the series.
4. Harington, despite being active on digital media, still finds an aversion towards video games as he says he might have a ‘Video Game Phobia’.
5. Kit before a phenomenal actor used to work at a bookstore to manage his daily expenses.
6. He doesn’t like crowded places and suffers from Claustrophobia, while shooting the ‘Battle of the Bastards’ episode he had to overcome his fear to deliver a fabulous performance in that Game of Thrones episode, moreover, he also has Arachnophobia – fear of spiders.
7. Kit Harington Eternals cast, consisting of Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Harish Patel, and Richard Madden. He has already worked before with Richard Madden in the epic fantasy Tv series Game of Thrones where Richard played the role of Harington’s step-brother ‘Robb Stark’.
Movies, Television Shows, and Theatre of Kit Harington
|Silent Hill: Revelation||2012|
|How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Voice Role – Eret)||2014|
|Testament of Youth||2014|
|Spooks: The Greater Good||2015|
|The Death & Life of John F. Donovan||2018|
|How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Voice Role – Eret)||2019|
|Game of Thrones||2011-2019|
|Criminal: UK (Episodic Role)||2020|
|Modern Love (Episodic Role)||2021|
|The Children’s Monologues||2015|
Awards Won by Kit Harington
|Young Hollywood Awards – Actor of the Year||2013|
|Empire Award – Empire Hero Award||2015|
|Giffoni Film Festival – Giffoni Experience Award||2017|
Family of Kit Harington
Father: Sir David Richard Harington
Mother: Deborah Jane
Uncle: Sir Nicholas John Harington
Patrilineal Great-Grandfather: Sir Richard Harington
Brother: John Harington
Wife: Rose Leslie (m. 2018) – Kit Harington and Rose Leslie fell in love on the set of television shows Game of Thrones in 2012.They made their official love in June 2018 with a romantic wedding in scotland.
Social Media Profiles of Kit Harington
Education/Qualification of Kit Harington
School: Southfield Primary School and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
College: Worcester Sixth Form College and Central School of Speech and Drama
Also Read: Kit Harington’s Eternal co-star Salma Hayek was once sexually assualted by her film director, to know more about such amazing and engaging facts and controversies, do check out Salma Hayek Biography, which we bet will be worth your time.