Kit Harington is an English actor. He landed the leading role Albert and made his professional acting debut in the National Theatre and West End critically acclaimed adaptation of the play War Horse. In 2011, Harington rose to prominence for his breakthrough role as Jon Snow in the HBO television series Game of Thrones, which brought him international recognition. He has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a Critics Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, among other accolades. In 2017, he was honoured with the Giffoni Experience Award at the Giffoni Film Festival.

Birth Name

Christopher Catesby Harington

Nickname

Kit

Profession

Actor, Model, Screenwriter

Nationality

British

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Kit Harington was born on December 26, 1986, London, England.

Age

He is currently 32 years old.

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Christianity

Education

Harington attended Southfield Primary School from 1992 to 1998. From 1998 to 2003, he attended. Kit learnt theatre and drama from Worcester Sixth Form College from 2003 to 2005. Finally, in 2008, he graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama.

Family Details

  • Father – David Richard Harington (Book Store owner)
  • Mother – Deborah Jane Catesby (Playwright)
  • Siblings – John Harington (Brother)
  • Others – Lavender Cecilia Denny (Paternal grandmother)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Harington dated –

  • Rose Leslie (2011-Present) – Harington began dating Scottish actress, Rose Leslie in 2011 before they both have appeared in the television series Game of Thrones. In 2013, they parted ways and reconciled a year later. In March 2016, they confirmed their relationship by making their red carpet debut as a couple at the Olivier Awards in London. The on and off-screen couple were engaged in September 2017 and married on June 23, 2018, at Rayne Church in the village of Kirkton of Rayne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Physical Stats

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 77 kg
  • In Pounds – 170 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Chest – 43 inches or 109 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 15 inches or 38 cm
  • Waist – 32 inches or 81 cm

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

9.5 (US)

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing the role of Jon Snow in the TV series Game of Thrones. Jon Snow is one of the main protagonists in this TV series.

Film Debut

Kit starred in 2012 Canadian-French 3D horror film Silent Hill: Revelation 3D for his role as Vincent.

Television Debut

Harington made his debut in television with the American fantasy television series Game of Thrones, portraying the role of Jon Snow.

Brand Endorsements

He hasn’t endorsed any brand or product yet.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 Scream Award Best Ensemble Game of Thrones Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
IGN Award Best TV Hero Nominated
IGN People’s Choice Award Best TV Hero Nominated
Saturn Award Best Supporting Actor on Television Nominated
Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
2012 Gold Derby TV Awards Best Ensemble of the Year Nominated
Golden Nymph Award Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
2013 Young Hollywood Awards Actor of the Year Won
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Game of Thrones Nominated
Gold Derby TV Awards Best Ensemble of the Year Won
Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Ensemble in a Drama Series Won
2014 Gold Derby TV Awards Best Ensemble of the Year Nominated
Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Ensemble in a Drama Series Won
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
2015 Empire Award Empire Hero Award Won
Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor on Television Nominated
Gold Derby TV Awards Best Ensemble of the Year Won
Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Best Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
2016 Gold Derby TV Awards Best Drama Supporting Actor Won
Best Ensemble of the Year Won
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Critics’ Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor on Television Nominated
Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Best Ensemble in a Drama Series Won
2017 Giffoni Film Festival Giffoni Experience Award Won
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Game of Thrones Nominated
2018 Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Best Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
44th Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series Nominated

Kit Harington Favourites

  • Favorite Movie – The Shining (1980)
  • Favorite Director – David Lynch
  • Favorite Book – Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell

Kit Harington Net worth

Harington has an estimated net worth of $12 million dollars as of 2019. Kit Harington is fond of cars and bikes, who has a Jaguar, Infinity Q60 and a Trimuph Thruxton. He lives in a 8-acre mansion in the countryside of East Anglia, which includes seven bedrooms and bathrooms, a tennis course, a pavilion and a swimming pool. He purchased this house for £1.75 million in 2017 along with his girlfriend Leslie.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kit Harington

  • He had expressed his desire to become a journalist. If Kit was not an actor, he would have been either a journalist, or a cameraman, or a war correspondent.
  • His real name is Christopher. But, everyone calls him by the name “Kit”. He himself revealed in an interview that he is called by the name of “Kit” since day one and that he came to know about his real name when he was 11 (when he wrote his name as “Kit Harington” on test papers and he was told that he is “Christopher Harington” and not Kit).
  • He grew out his own real hair to play Jon Snow on Game of Thrones. He never had long hair before that.
  • Harington voiced Eret in How to Train Your Dragon 2.
  • He is scared of spiders and flying too.
  • He’s anti social media and you won’t ever see him join up to Twitter. He’s afraid to do that even in his free times.
  • Besides acting, he’s also good at writing. He has already written three shows with his best friend Dan West, two of which had already sold. He may turn producer soon.
  • In March 2014, Harington was named the face of Jimmy Choo, starring in the fall/winter 14 men’s lines.
  • In 2015, he returned to front Jimmy Choo’s new menswear campaign for Spring/Summer 15.
  • In 2016, he became a spokesman for Nissan’s premium brand Infiniti. He starred in a short film marking the launch of Infiniti Q60 titled Tyger.
  • In February 2017, it was reported that he would star and executive produce a three-part historical drama for BBC based on the real story of the Gunpowder Plot. Harington will play the role of his ancestor Robert Catesby alongside actors Mark Gatiss, Liv Tyler and Peter Mullan.
  • In March 2017, Harington was announced as the face of Dolce & Gabbana The One fragrance for men.
  • In 2018, he joined Tom Hiddleston, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jeremy Irons and Indira Varma among others for a one-off charity gala celebrating the life and work of Harold Pinter, directed by Jamie Lloyd.
  • He is not on social networking site Twitter. He does not like to do it in his free time. He is also afraid of it.
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