With a sweet, charming and handsome debonair he is quite a heartthrob and also he casts a spell in his audiences with his splendid performance –he is the famous- Kit Harrington.
Christopher Catesby “Kit” Harrington was born on 26 December 1986 as the youngest son to a writer mother Deborah Jane Catesby and a businessman father Sir David Harrington in Acton, London. Kit studied at the Southfield Primary School until 1998. After, his family moved to Worcestershire he went to Chantry High School till 2003. After developing a passion for the drama he enrolled in Worchester Sixth Form College with drama and theatre as his majors then, Kit moved to London and graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama in 2008.
Kit Harrington commenced his career from the theatre. He first landed a role of Albert Naracott in a National Theatre adaptation of “War Horse” in 2008, the play and the performance of Kit was well-received also, the play won two Oliver Awards. Further, he performed in “Posh” (2010), “The Vote” (2015) and “Doctor Faustus” (2016), where the raw talent of Kit was well recognized.
Kit Harrington got his first huge break through the famous HBO television series “Game of Thrones” (2011-present), where he plays one of the lead characters: Jon Snow, alongside Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Peter Dinklage and so on. The show is highly acclaimed all over the globe with over 10 million viewers every season and moreover, the performance of Kit is loved and praised globally. Besides, Kit has acted in a mockumentary “7 Days in Hell” (2015), also performed and produced a British historical period drama “Gunpowder” (2017) where he has further refined his acting skills.
Kit Harrington debuted in movies through a supernatural horror film “Silent Hill: Revelation” (2012). In the following years, he acted in several movies such as a romantic historical disaster movie “Pompeii” (2014), an animated film “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (2014), British drama film “Testament of Youth” (2014), a spy movie “Spooks:The Greater Good” and a thriller movie “Brimstone” (2016). All of these movies have uplifted Kit’s career to a great extent.
Kit is an incredible actor. He is soon to reprise the role of his much-beloved character Jin Snow for the last and final season of “Games of Thrones” in 2019. He is also set to play the lead role in a Canadian drama film “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” alongside Jacob Tremblay, Natalie Portman. Kit Harrington will also reprise his voice role in the animated movie “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” in 2019.
Harrington resides in Caninbury, London. He has also purchased a lavish country home in Ipswick, Suffolk. He enjoys watching horror movies and writing in free time. Kit was rumored to be dating his co-star Emilia Clark. However, in 2012 he announced that he was in a relationship with Rose Leslie whom he met on the sets of Game of Thrones. The couple recently got married on June 2018 at the Rayne Church in Scotland. Kit is also the face of Dolce and Gabana The One fragrance for men. Besides, he is involved in several charity works to serve the community in need.
Achievements and Accolades
Kit has been nominated in many awards and even won a few mainly for his character as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. He won the Actor of the year from Young Hollywood Awards in 2013. Kit also bagged Best Ensemble of the Year and Empire Hero Award from Gold Derby TV Awards and Empire Award in the year 2013 and 2015 respectively. Furthermore, in 2016 and 2017 he earned Best Ensemble in a Drama Series and Giffoni Experience Award from Online Film and Television Association Awards and Giffoni Film Festival respectively.
Kit’s apartment in London worth $2 million and he purchased his house at Ipswick at £1.25 million. He owns a Jaguar, an Infinity Q60, and a Triumph Thruxton bike. Harrington charges $1.1 million per episode in Game of Thrones and his net-worth is reported to be $12 million.
Kit Harrington is an eminent actor-he is a splendid performer and a noble human being. Though he has risen to fame mainly through Game of Thrones he has shown his versatility through other several projects and we are pretty sure that he will continue his diligence in the upcoming days as well.
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