Kit Harington is an English actor best known as Jon Snow on Game of Thrones series. Let’s see some interesting facts and trivia about him!
1.His full name is Christopher Catesby “Kit” Harington.
2. He was born on 26 December 1986.
3. Harington was born in Acton, London.
4. His mother named him after Christopher Marlowe, whose first name was shortened to Kit, a name Harington prefers.
5. Kit has one sibling, a brother named John Catesby Harington.
6. His ancestry is English, as well as Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish, and Dutch.
7. However his distant roots also include German, French, and Spanish ancestry.
8. Harington’s uncle is Sir Nicholas John Harington, 14th Baronet, and his paternal great-grandfather was Sir Richard Harington, 12th Baronet.
9. Through his paternal grandmother, Lavender Cecilia Denny, Harington’s eight times great-grandfather was Charles II of England.
10. Also, through his father, Harington descends from politician Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville bacon merchant T. A. Denny, clergyman Baptist Wriothesley Noel, merchant and politician Peter Baillie, peer William Legge, 4th Earl of Dartmouth and MP Sir William Molesworth, 6th Baronet.
11. Despite being an of aristocrat ancestors he dislikes titles.
12. He became interested in acting after watching a production of Waiting for Godot when he was 14 and he performed in several school productions.
13. He attended Worcester Sixth Form College, where he studied Drama and Theatre (2003–05). When he was 17, he was inspired to attend a drama school after seeing a performance by Ben Whishaw as Hamlet in 2004.
14. Kit Harington moved back to London when he was eighteen and, a year later, attended the Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in 2008.
15. Before acting, Harington originally wanted to become a journalist, a cameraman or a war correspondent.
16. 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.
17. After War Horse, Harington auditioned for and landed his first television role as Jon Snow in the television series Game of Thrones.
18. The show debuted in 2011 to great critical acclaim and positive reviews and was quickly picked up by the network for a second season.
19. Kit Harington’s role is largely filmed in Iceland and Northern Ireland.
20. In 2012, Harington was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television for the role.
21. Kit Harington made his cinematic debut in 2012 as Vincent in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. The horror film was based on the survival horror video game Silent Hill 3, and was a sequel to the film Silent Hill.
22. He was honored with Actor of the Year at the Young Hollywood Awards 2013, which celebrates the best emerging young talent in film, music and television.
23. Kit Harington’s first major lead role in a feature film occurred when he played Milo in the Pompeii.
24. For his role in Pompeii Kit undertook a heavy eating regime consuming 3000 calories a day to put on 2 stone of weight quickly.
25. In 2016, Harington confirmed that he has been in an on-and-off relationship with Game of Thrones co-star Rose Leslie since 2012.
26. Kit Harington likes to wear fitted clothing and dislikes baggy stuff.
27. He dreamed about to be in a Coen Brother’s movie.
28. Kit Harington finds it complicated to use public transport because it’s so easy to get lost.
29. He is a horror movies fan.
30. His favorite is The Shining. He also likes The Wicker Man with Christopher Lee.
31. He is scared of flying, spiders and injections.
32, His favorite fictional character is Winston Smith from the book by George Orwell.
33. Kit Harington sees himself first and foremost as a theatre trained actor.
34. He used to work in a book store where he often had to lift heavy copies of the ”A Song Of Ice and Fire” series and grew to dislike George RR Martin as a result.
35. He is a huge David Lynch fan.