Kit Harington Biography

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 

Profession: Actor

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

Religion: Christianity

Favourite Director: David Lynch

Favourite Film: The Shining (1980)

Net Worth of Kit Harington: $4 Million (approx.)

Marital Status: Married – Rose Leslie (m. 2018)

Children: 1

Nationality: British

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

MoviesYear
Silent Hill: Revelation2012
Pompeii2014
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Voice Role – Eret)2014
Testament of Youth2014
Seventh Son2014
Spooks: The Greater Good2015
Brimstone2016
The Death & Life of John F. Donovan2018
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Voice Role – Eret)2019
Eternals2021
Television Shows
Game of Thrones2011-2019
Gunpowder2017
Criminal: UK (Episodic Role)2020
Modern Love (Episodic Role)2021
Theatre
War Horse2008-2009
Posh2010
The Children’s Monologues2015
The Vote2015
Doctor Faustus2016
True West2018-2019

Awards Won by Kit Harington

AwardsYear
Young Hollywood Awards – Actor of the Year2013
Empire Award – Empire Hero Award2015
Giffoni Film Festival – Giffoni Experience Award2017

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

Facebook: kitharingtonlive

Instagram: @kitharingtonig

Twitter: @kitharingtoncom

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.

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