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Who is GOT Actor Kit Harington?

Christopher Catesby Harington aka Kit Harington is an English actor. He studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and made his professional acting debut with the lead role as Albert Narracott in the critically acclaimed West End play War Horse at the National Theatre in 2009. In 2011, his breakthrough role as Jon Snow in the HBO epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019) earned him international recognition and several awards, including a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Television Series Drama in 2019 and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2016 and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2019.

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Kit Harington to return as Jon Snow in HBO’s Game of Thrones sequel

Kit Harington is all set to reprise his fan-favourite role Jon Snow in HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones sequel. It will follow Jon’s life post the events of the Game of Thrones finale.

Here’s a reason to rejoice for Games of Thrones fans. HBO is treating us to a new sequel of the popular series, which will be focused on Jon Snow. Kit Harington will reprise his fan-favourite character in the sequel. The spinoff will follow Jon’s life post the events of the Game of Thrones finale. Created by David Benioff and DB Weiss, the fantasy drama television series finished after its eighth and final season. It premiered on April 14, 2019, and concluded on May 19, 2019.

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Kit Harington Biography, Wikipedia

Harington was born on 26 December 1986 in Acton, London, to Deborah Jane (Catesby), a former playwright, and Sir David Harington, 15th Baronet, a businessman. His full name is Christopher Catesby Harington; his mother named him after Christopher Marlowe, whose first name was shortened to Kit, a name Harington prefers. He did not learn what his full name was until he was eleven years old. Harington’s uncle was Sir Nicholas John Harington,14th Baronet, and his patrilineal great-grandfather was Sir Richard Harington, 12th Baronet. The Haringtons are an ancient family that once spelled their name Haverington and derived the name from their estate, a lordship in Cumberland. Through his father, Harington descends from Scottish politician Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville.

Real NameChristopher Catesby Harington
NicknameKit Harington
Famous ForPortraying Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones
ProfessionActor
Marital StatusMarried
Affair / GirlfriendRose Leslie ​(m. 2018)
Physical Status 
Age35 years
Height (Approx.)1.73 m
Weight (Approx.)Not Known
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Information 
Date of Birth26 December 1986
BirthplaceActon, London, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
School NameChantry High School
College NameWorcester Sixth Form College
QualificationsGraduate
Family Background 
Father’s Name Sir David Richard Harington 15th Baronet,
Mother’s Name Deborah Jane Cates
Siblings Name John Harington
Career 
Source of IncomeActing
Net Worth$16 Million
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Kit Harington Career

Before acting, Harington originally wanted to become a journalist. While still at drama school, he landed the role of Albert in the National Theatre’s adaptation of War Horse. The play won two Olivier Awards and gained Harington a great deal of recognition. He was later cast in his second play Posh, a dark ensemble comedy about upper-class men attending Oxford University.

After War Horse, Harington auditioned for and landed his first television role as Jon Snow in the series Game of Thrones. The show debuted in 2011 to great critical acclaim and was quickly picked up by the network for a second season. Harington’s role was largely filmed in Iceland and Northern Ireland. The series concluded its run with its eighth season in April 2019. Game of Thrones takes place on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos and chronicles the power struggles among noble families as they fight for control of the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. Jon Snow is introduced as the illegitimate son of Ned Stark, the honourable lord of Winterfell, an ancient fortress in the North of the fictional continent of Westeros.

Harington developed, produced and starred in the BBC drama series Gunpowder (2017) based around the leading role of his ancestor Robert Catesby in the Gunpowder plot. His film roles include the historical romance film Pompeii (2014) and the British period drama Testament of Youth (2014). He also voiced Eret in the How to Train Your Dragon film series.

Harington was cast as Dane Whitman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Eternals, which was released in November 2021.

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Kit Harington Personal life

As of 2015, Harington lives in Canonbury, London. In 2017, he purchased a £1.75 million 15th-century country home outside Ipswich, Suffolk. Harington began a relationship with his Game of Thrones co-star Rose Leslie in 2011. They announced their engagement through the ‘Forthcoming Marriages’ section of The Times on 27 September 2017.

On 23 June 2018, the couple married at Rayne Parish Church in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In September 2020, Leslie posed for a magazine photo shoot visibly pregnant. They had a son, first spotted in February 2021. In May 2019, Harington checked into a mental health and wellness facility to seek help for “some personal issues”.

Harington is a football fan and a supporter of Manchester United.

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How old is Kit Harington?

Kit Harington is currently 35 years old as of 2022.

How rich is Kit Harington?

Kit Harington has net worth of $16 million.

Who is Kit Harington wife?

Kit Harington married to Rose Leslie in 2018.

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