Kit Harington Bio: In His Own Words – Video Exclusive, New, Photos
Kit Harington Biography
Kit Harington was born Christopher Catesby Harington on December 26, 1986 to former playwright Deborah Catesby and business-owner David Harington, and has one brother, named John. He was born in Hammersmith, London, but his family moved to Worcester while he was a child. Growing up, Harington was always called Kit, and never knew his full name was Christopher until a teacher corrected him at age 11.
Before deciding to become an actor, Harington wanted to be a cameraman, journalist, or war correspondent.
Kit Harington ‘War Horse’
Harington’s first professional role came in the play War Horse. He originated the role of Albert Narracott – first on off-West End while he was still at Central School of Speech and Drama, then in the West End production. The play won two Oliver Awards, and Harington received a great deal of recognition for his role. Two years later he was cast in his second play Posh.
Kit Harington on ‘Game Of Thrones’
Harington burst onto the American scene and broke away from being a solely-theater actor when he won the role of Jon Snow, one of the central protagonists on HBO’s Game Of Thrones. He has earned many award nominations for his portrayal of the George R. R. Martin character — the bastard son of Ned Stark (played by Sean Bean). Harington has said that though he auditioned for and won the role of Snow with his own accent, he was asked to speak with an accent closer to Bean‘s once they started filming. Though he loves the role, he has professed to admiring the character Tyrion (played by Peter Dinklage) as well.
Kit Harington Movies
Harington has since branched out to films as well. So of his movies include — Pompeii, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Seventh Son (with Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore) and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. In an exclusive interview with Uinterview, Harington explained his main shared characteristic with his Silent Hill character, Vincent. “I’m terrified of medical procedures. Syringes, operations, so that whole element of the film of lobotomy or being wheeled on a gurney, that wasn’t hard to be scared of because I find that freaky in everyday life,” Harington said. “I don’t have medical procedures every day, but generally I don’t like that kind of aspect of life.” He has also said that he fears flying — though his role in Game Of Thrones requires him to travel to Iceland — and spiders.
Kit Harington Dating History And Personal Life
Not much is known about Harington’s love life, other than the fact that he dated his Game Of Thrones costar and on-screen love interest Rose Leslie from 2012-2013, splitting up in August.
Harington is a descendent of many members of British royalty, including – King Charles II, Sir Nicholas John Harington – the 14th Baronet Harington, and Sir Richard Harington – the 12th Baronet Harington.
Harington has said that his favorite monologues to audition with are the speech from William Shakespeare’s play Henry V and a speech from Edward Norton‘s character in the film 25th Hour.