In the popular HBO series, Game of Thrones, many characters have come to be loved and appreciated because of how they are able to give life to what is arguably the greatest story on television. One of such is Kit Harington who is more popular with fans as Jon Snow. Also a film producer, the actor began his career in 2008 and has since then appeared in theatre productions, movies, and TV shows. Find answers to some of the questions most asked about this star below.
Kit Harington Biography
For many, the actor is popular as Jon Snow and for others, he is Kit Harrington. However, he was born Christopher Catesby Harington on 26 December 1986 in Acton, London, England, to a father who was a businessman and a playwright mother.
Named after the English playwright, poet, and translator, Christopher Marlowe who is also referred to as Kit Marlowe, the actor is from a very popular family that had people like Sir Nicholas John Harington and Sir Richard Harington, among others.
Kit got his early education from Southfield Primary School until 1998. When he was 11, his family was off to Worcestershire where he studied at the Chantry High School in Martley until 2003. When he was 14, he watched the production of Waiting for Godot and he was immediately drawn to become an actor.
From 2003 to 2005, he studied Drama and Theatre at Worcester Sixth Form College. After he was through, Kit went to London in 2005 where he attended Central School of Speech and Drama until 2008 when he graduated.
Harrington began his career in 2009 when he appeared in the theatre production, War Horse and then he acted in Posh (2010), The Vote (2015), Doctor Faustus (2016), and True West (2018 to 1019). More so, he also appeared in various TV shows including Game of Thrones which he became a part of since 2011, 7 Days in Hell (2015), Gunpowder (2017), and Zog (2018).
Inasmuch as he made his name on TV, he has had his fair share as regards movies. He has appeared in Silent Hill: Revelation (2012) as well as Pompeii, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Testament of Youth all in 2014.
Through his career, he has received several nominations and awards including Gold Derby TV Awards, Empire Award, and the Online Film & Television Association Awards.
Parents, Wife or Girlfriend, Is He Married or Dating?
The parents of Kit Harington are Deborah Jane and Sir David Harington. He was brought up alongside his brother John Harington.
It is rather interesting to realize that a lot of things about the actor somehow involve or revolve around Game of Thrones. His relationship is not any different. In Season 2 of GoT which was in 2011, Jon Snow was paired with a woman of the Free Folk named Ygritte.
Shortly after that, Ygritte whose real name is Rose Leslie and Kit began dating. They remained together, on and off, but it was only in 2016 that the couple came public as a couple.
Kit and his girlfriend finally got married on 23rd June 2018 in Scotland at the Rayne Parish Church in Aberdeenshire. The ceremony was graced by close people to the couple including Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke.
Not too long after they got married, there was a report that the actor was cheating on his wife with a Russian model, Olga Vlasova. Nonetheless, his reps have come out to debunk the claims.
His Net Worth
An actor and producer, Harington has been involved in a lot of things although his most prominent work remains as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. Thanks to the overwhelming success of the HBO series, he has a net worth that is estimated at $12 million.
A large part of his fortune came from his performance in what has been described as the biggest show on television. He makes as much as $500,000 per episode. This is also the amount that people like Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage are taking home.
More so, he has had a number of endorsement deals with brands such as Nissan and Dolce & Gabbana.
Kit Harington’s Height
Looking at Jon Snow from GoT, he definitely looks like a tall and imposing figure. However, Harrington is actually not a very tall man in real life. According to him, he was once approached by a woman whom he told he was Jon Snow but she insisted that the GoT character was a taller man.
That said, he stands at a height of only 5 feet 8 inches.