Kit Harington

26 December 1986

Christopher Catesby "Kit" Harington(born 26 December 1986) is an English actor who rose to fame playing the role of Jon Snow , one of the main characters in the seriesGame of Thrones.He starred as Albert Narracott in the original West End production ofWar Horse.Harington also played the lead role of Milo in the 2014 filmPompeiiand Eret inHow to Train Your Dragon 2.

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 Kit Harington's Early life

then moved to Worcester , remaining there until he was eighteen, when he moved back to London.

He attended Worcester Sixth Form College , where he studied Drama and Theatre Studies, between 2003 and 2005. He graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2008.


Harington's ancestry is predominantly English, as well as Welsh and Scottish.

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 Kit Harington's Career

Harington(far right)with hisGame of Thronesco-stars Maisie Williams , Sophie Turner , Alfie Allen , and Richard Madden in November 2009

The play won two Oliver Awards, which saw Harington receive a great deal of recognition. He was later cast in his second playPosh, a dark ensemble comedy about upper-class men attending Oxford University.

. The show debuted in 2011 to great critical acclaim. Harington's role is largely filmed in Iceland and Northern Ireland .

In 2014, he played Milo inPompeiiand voiced Eret inHow to Train Your Dragon 2.

Seventh Son.Harington played Roland Leighton, the main character's love interest, inTestament of Youth, which was released in October 2014.

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, alongside Jessica Chastain .

7 Days In Hell, a film about a 7-day tennis match.

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 Kit Harington's Filmography

Speaking at theGame of Thronespanel, 2013San Diego Comic Con International


2012 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Vincent
2014 Pompeii Milo
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Eret (voice)
2014 Testament of Youth Roland Leighton
2015 Seventh Son Billy Bradley
2015 Spooks: The Greater Good Will Crombie Post-production


2011–present Game of Thrones Jon Snow 34 episodes
2015 7 Days In Hell Charles Poole Short film

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2014 Game of Thrones Jon Snow Both voice and likeness

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 Kit Harington's Theatre

2008–2009 War Horse Albert Narracott
2010 Posh Ed Montgomery Royal Court Theatre

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 Kit Harington's Awards and nominations

YearNominated workAwardResult
2011Game of Thrones Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on TelevisionNominated
Scream Award for Best EnsembleNominated
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
2013N/A Young Hollywood Award for Actor of the YearWon
2013Game of Thrones Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
2014 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated

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 Kit Harington's References

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