Christopher Catesby Harington is an English actor. He rose to prominence playing the role of Jon Snow in the HBO television series Game of Thrones, which garnered him a nomination for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award.
Kit Harington was born on 26 December 1986 in London, England. He is the son of David Richard Harington, a businessman and Deborah Jane, a former playwright. He attended Southfield Primary School from 1992 to 1998. He then went on to attend Chantry High School from 1998 to 2003. He graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2008.
His paternal eight times great-grandfather was King Charles II of England. Charles II was King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1660 to 1685, as well as King of Scotland from 1649 to 1651.
Before acting, Harington originally wanted to become a journalist, a cameraman, or a war correspondent. 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.
He is known as actor for Pompeii in 2014, Game of Thrones in 2011 and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D in 2012.
He is a huge David Lynch fan.
- Name: Christopher Catesby Harington
- Other name: Kit Harington
- Born: December 26, 1986
- Star Sign: Capricorn
- Birth Place: London, England
- Height: 5 feet 10 inches
- Profession: Actor
- Citizenship: British
- Language: English
- Father: David Richard Harington
- Mother: Deborah Jane
- Brother: John Harington
- Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)
- Pompeii (2014)
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
- Testament of Youth (2014)
- Seventh Son (2014)
- Spooks: The Greater Good (2014)