Kit Harington is a well-known British actor best known for his role as John Snow in the popular HBO epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones.
Kit Harington’s Quick Facts
|Real Name/Full Name||Christopher Catesby “Kit” Harrington|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Kit Harington|
|Birth Place:||Acton, London|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||26 December 1986|
|Age/How Old:||35 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’6”
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 77 kg
In Pounds – 169 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Sir David Harington
Mother – Deborah Jane
|School:||Chantry High School|
|College:||Royal Central School of Speech and Drama|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Rose Leslie (m. 2018)|
Kit Harington’s Early Years
Christopher Catesby Harington, also known as Kit Harington, was born on December 26, 1986, in Acton, London, to Deborah Jane and Sir David Robert Harington.
His mother shortened his name to “Kit” shortly after his birth, and he did not learn his full name until he was 11 years old. Charles II of England was Harington’s eight-great-grandfather through his paternal grandmother.
From 1992 to 1998, Kit attended Southfield Primary School. Kit’s family moved to Worcestershire when he was 11 years old. He attended Chantry High School in Martley from 1999 to 2003, and then graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2008. After watching a performance of “Waiting for Godot,” he became interested in acting and participated in several school productions.
Kit Harington’s Career
Initially intent on a career in journalism, he was cast in the original production of “War Horse” and received widespread acclaim for his performance. This resulted in more professional theater work in “Posh.”
Harington gained international recognition after “War Horse” when he was cast as Jon Snow in “Game of Thrones.” The show debuted in 2011 to widespread critical acclaim, and the network quickly renewed it for a second season.
Harington shot the majority of his scenes in Iceland and Northern Ireland. The eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” concluded in April 2019. Harington’s performance garnered high praise.
For his role, he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television. He was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2016. In 2017, Kit became one of the highest-paid actors on television, earning £2 million per “Game of Thrones” episode.
In 2012, Harington made his film debut in “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D,” a horror film based on the video game “Silent Hill 3.” In the same year, he was named Actor of the Year at the Young Hollywood Awards.
When he played Milo in “Pompeii,” which was shot in Canada, he landed his first major role in a feature film. It performed modestly at the box office but received negative reviews from critics. In 2014, Harington voiced Eret in “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” The film was a critical and commercial success and was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.
In 2014, Harington co-starred with Jeff Bridges in the poorly received film “Seventh Son.” Harington then starred in the HBO comedy short “7 Days in Hell,” about a seven-day tennis match.
Harington replaced Robert Pattinson in the western thriller “Brimstone” in June 2015. Harington portrayed Salen Kotch, the primary antagonist in the 2016 video game “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.” Later, he starred in a poorly received West End production of “Doctor Faustus.”
In February 2017, Kit Harington wrote, starred in, and executive produced the three-part BBC historical drama Gunpowder, which was based on the true story of the Gunpowder Plot (to which he has historical family ties on both sides.)
In November 2018, Harington began performing in the West End production of Sam Shepard and Matthew Dunster’s “True West.” The Play opened at the Vaudeville Theater in London in November 2018 and closed in February 2019. In “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” Kit reprised his role as Eret.
In the year 2020, Kit participated in a virtual performance of “Burn” by Chris Thompson. Harington appeared in the Netflix anthology series “Criminal: UK” in September 2020. The series debuted to favorable reviews. Harington joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Dane Whitman in “Eternals” in August 2019. The film is anticipated to debut in November 2021.
Kit Harington’s Net Worth
According to celebritynetworth.com, Kit Harington is an English actor with a $14 million net worth. The kit is best known for his portrayal of Jon Snow on “Game of Thrones.” From 2011 to 2019, he was the show’s star.
Kit Harington’s Salary from Game of Thrones
Kit Harington’s salary per episode for the final two seasons of Game of Thrones, which aired between July 2017 and May 2019, was $1,100,000. This amounts to $14.3 million for the two seasons in question.
This per-episode wage is the sixth highest an actor has ever earned on a television show (tied with several of his GOT co-stars). For the 20 episodes he filmed for seasons 5 and 6, he received a total of $10 million. Kit’s total pretax earnings from the entire run of Game of Thrones are likely to exceed $30 million.
Kit Harington’s Personal Life
In 2011, Harington and his “Game of Thrones” co-star Rose Leslie began dating. On September 27, 2017, they announced their engagement in The New York Times. They were married in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in June 2018. The couple welcomed a son in February 2021.
As the final episodes of “Game of Thrones” aired in May 2019, Harington checked into a luxury mental health and wellness retreat in Connecticut for a month to address his stress and alcohol abuse issues.
Harington and Leslie divide their time between Canonbury, London, and a 15th-century manor house near Ipswich, Suffolk. Harington is involved in numerous charitable organizations, including The Royal Mencap Society, UNHCR, Amnesty International, and Chance to Shine.