Kit Harington

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Kit Harington

Kit Harington, 2011
BornChristopher Catesby Harington
(1986-12-26) 26 December 1986 (age 25)
Hammersmith, London
OccupationActor
Years active2008–present
 
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Kit Harington

Kit Harington, 2011
BornChristopher Catesby Harington
(1986-12-26) 26 December 1986 (age 25)
Hammersmith, London
OccupationActor
Years active2008–present

Christopher Catesby "Kit" Harington[1] (born 26 December 1986) is an English actor. He first came to public notice when he starred as Albert in the original West End production of War Horse.[2] He currently plays Jon Snow in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

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Early life

Harington was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of Deborah Jane (née Catesby), a former playwright, and David Richard Harington. His paternal great-grandfather was Sir Richard Harington, the 12th Baronet Harington.[3] Through his father, Harington descends from politician Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, bacon merchant T. A. Denny, clergyman Baptist Wriothesley Noel, merchant and politician Peter Baillie, peer William Legge, 4th Earl of Dartmouth, and MP Sir William Molesworth, 6th Baronet.[3]

Harington attended Southfield Primary School from 1992 to 1998. He then went on to attend Chantry High School from 1998 to 2003.[citation needed] He attended Worcester Sixth Form College, where he studied Drama and Theatre Studies, between 2003 and 2005. He graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2008.[4]

Filmography

Film

YearFilmRole
2012Silent Hill: Revelation 3DVincent
2013The Seventh SonBilly Bradely
2013Greenland TimeTBA
2014How To Train Your Dragon 2
2014Monte CassinoSergeant Gloff

Television

YearTitleRole
2011–presentGame of ThronesJon Snow

Theatre

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008–2009War HorseAlbert Narracott[5][6]Olivier Theatre
New London Theatre
2010PoshEd MontgomeryRoyal Court Theatre

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