Kit Harington young
December 26, 1986
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
77 kg | 170 pounds
43 in | 109 cm
9 US | 42 EU
32 in | 81 cm
Kit Harington was born in Acton, London, England, on December 26, 1986, is an English actor. Young Kit Harington first started performing during his years at the Chantry High School in Martley, in several school productions.
He began his professional acting career in a play "War Horse" (2008–2009) in role as Albert Narracott, at Royal National Theatre and New London Theatre.
He made his big screen debut in horror movie Silent Hill: Revelation (2012) in role as Vincent Cooper.
Kit's breakthrough performance came as Jon Snow in HBO fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019).
The Eternals (2020) superhero in role as Dane Whitman
He voiced Eret in animated action fantasy film How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019).
Testament of Youth (2014) drama with Alicia Vikander and Taron Egerton
Pompeii (2014) drama action opposite Emily Browning and Kiefer Sutherland
Seventh Son (2014) fantasy with Jeff Bridges, Alicia Vikander and Julianne Moore
Spooks: The Greater Good (2015) drama thriller in role as Will Holloway
Brimstone (2016) western thriller with Dakota Fanning and Guy Pearce
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018) drama opposite Natalie Portman and Thandie Newton
He was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards: for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2019) and for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2016) for his performance as Jon Snow in the HBO fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019).
He played Charles Poole in HBO comedy television film 7 Days in Hell (2015).
He portrayed Robert Catesby in British historical period drama television miniseries Gunpowder (2017).
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 2019.
He was a pupil at the Southfield Primary School (1992-1998).
Studied at the Chantry High School in Martley.
Studied Drama and Theatre at Worcester Sixth Form College (2003–2005).
Graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in 2008.
Has English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish and Dutch ancestry.
His paternal eight times great-grandfather was King Charles II of England.
He was honored with Actor of the Year at the Young Hollywood Awards (2013).
Has a fear of spiders and flying.
Likes horror movies.
Fan of David Lynch.
He was paid £2 million per episode for his role in Game of Thrones.
He has never had long hair before Game of Thrones.
He voiced Eret in animated action fantasy film How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014).
He portrayed Faustus in a play "Doctor Faustus" (2016), at Duke of York's Theatre.
He played Austin in a play "True West" (2018-2019), at Vaudeville Theatre.
Became a spokesman for Nissan's luxury vehicle division "Infiniti" in 2016.
Became the face of Dolce & Gabbana "The One and The One Grey" in 2017.
Has been an ambassador for The Royal Mencap Society, since 2016.
Lives in Canonbury, London and Ipswich, Suffolk.
He married actress Rose Leslie in 2018.
He dated Anna Cyzon (2011).
I love going out. I love partying.
I just don't know anything about fashion.
There's a huge difference between stage fighting and real sword fighting.
As an actor, you don't have much choice about your appearance. It's a good excuse for looking ridiculous.
My parents didn't have a lot of money when I was growing up. We were comfortable, but I didn't go to Oxbridge, and yet every American interviewer I get says to me, 'You're related to Charles II! Your grandfather was a baronet!' And it's infuriating, because that is a part of my history, but you're trying to turn me into a posh boy, and I'm not.
You have to look at your blessings, don't you? With Thrones, I have to realize that, whatever happens, and for all the stress and the pressure that goes with it, it's been an extraordinary journey and I know I'll look back later in my life and think, 'That was crazy, that was amazing.' It's something that very, very few people experience, and I love that.
You don't want to seem too eager, too romantic - otherwise, it just looks a bit try-hard. But I do think that a first date should be intimate. So I'd choose a nice dinner somewhere cozy, not too crowded, with good wine.