The prominent TV actor best known for his role as Jon Snow on 'Game of Thrones' (2011-2019) and is seen by audiences in 'Pompeii' (2014). Moreover, Kit Harington drew attention through the movie 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' (2014).
December 26, 1986
Kit Harington debuted to international success for his performance as the widely popular Jon Snow from ‘Game of Thrones’ (2011-2019). For his portrayal of the said role, Harington was nominated multiple times including the Saturn Awards’ Best Actor on Television (2019). Aside from ‘Game of Thrones’, he also appeared in films such as ‘Pompeii’ (2014), ‘Seventh Son’ (2014), and voiced the character of Eret in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’.
Interestingly, Kit didn’t know of Christopher as his real name until he was 11 years of age. He was named after the English playwright Christopher Marlowe who also used the shortened name Kit.
During the filming of ‘Game of Thrones” 1st season, Harrington wore a wig as he didn’t sport long hair before. He then decided to grow his hair out for the next few seasons. Harrington also worked at a bookshop prior to playing Jon Snow. He had to carry heavy books of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ which made him dislike the author of the books named George R.R. Martin.