Biography - Kit Harington

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Kit Harington
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Game of Thrones (TV series)
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Sir David Harington
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Rose Leslie
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Who is Kit Harington?

Kit Harington is an actor by profession and British by nationality. He is best known for portraying the character Jon Snow in the HBO television series Game of Thrones.

Kit Harington – Age, Parents, Siblings

Kit Harington’s birth took place on 26 December 1986 in Acton, London, England. He was born Christopher Catesby Harington to mother Deborah Jane Catesby, a former playwright, and father Sir David Harington, 15th Baronet, a businessman. 

His family lineage dates back to the 16th century and is related to Charles II of England and James I, king of Ireland and England, and Sir John Harington, the inventor of the flush toilet.

He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling, a brother named John Catesby Harington. When Kit Harington was four years old he nearly drowned in a swimming pool and was "seconds from death".

Kit Harington (Image: Pinterest)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Kit Harington attended Southfield Primary School from 1992 to 1998. After his family moved to Worcestershire when he was 11, he attended Chantry High School until 2003. He then enrolled at Worcester Sixth Form College in 2003 and studied Drama and Theatre there until 2005.

At the age of 18, he joined the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2005 and graduated from the same in 2008. His ethnicity includes English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, Spanish, German, and French.

Kit Harington – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

In 2012 Harington started an on-off relationship with his Game of Thrones co-star Rose Leslie, who portrays his on-screen lover Ygritte. They announced their engagement on 27 September 2017 and the couple tied the knot on 23 June 2018 at Rayne Parish Church in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

He and his wife welcomed a child, a baby boy in February 2021 but the private couple is yet to share the name of their son. They are living happily without any rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

Also read: Iain Glen - Actor of Game of Thrones, Titans 

Kit Harington, Rose Leslie (Source: People)

Kit Harington – Career

Before Fame

Kit Harington fell in love with acting at the age of 14. While still a student at Central School of Speech and Drama, he landed the role in War Horse (2008-2009) which went on to win two Olivier Awards and also gained Harington a great deal of recognition. He was then cast in the play Posh (2010),  a dark ensemble comedy.

He used to work in a bookstore where he often would have to lift heavy copies of George RR Martin’s ''A Song Of Ice and Fire'' series.

Breakthrough role

In 2010, Kit Harington auditioned for the role of Jon Snow in the television series Game of Thrones and was selected to play the character. He portrayed the character until the series ended with season 8 in May 2019.

Also read: Carice van Houten - Actress of Game of Thrones, Valkyrie, Jackie 

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones  (Source: StyleCaster)

Films, Series

Other series in which Kit Harington has starred include 7 Days in Hell (2015), and Gunpowder (2017), and has also lent his voice to video games Game of Thrones (2015), and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016). In theatre, he has had roles in The Vote (2015), Doctor Faustus (2016), and True West (2018-2019).

Moreover, he has voiced Eret in How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019). He has also had roles in films Pompeii (2014), Testament of Youth (2014), Seventh Son (2014), Spooks: The Greater Good (2015), Brimstone (2016), The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018).

Endorsements, charity

Kit Harington became the face of Jimmy Choo in March 2014 and returned again in 2015. He has also worked with brands such as Nissan, Dolce & Gabbana, etc.

Moreover, he has been very active in charity work since 2015.


Harington’s Game of Thrones co-stars includes - Marc Rissmann, Isaac William Hempstead, Peter Dinklage, Conleth Hill, and Alfie Allen.

Kit Harington – Awards, Nominations

For his role as Jon Snow, he has been nominated for Saturn Award (2012, 2018), Primetime Emmy Award  (2016), Gold Derby TV Awards (2012), Golden Nymph Award (2012), etc.

Among all the nominations Kit Harington has won the Young Hollywood Awards (2013), Gold Derby TV Awards (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), and Giffoni Film Festival (2017).

Also read: Gwendoline Christie - Actress of Game of Thrones, Star Wars 

Kit Harington poses for a magazine (Source: Pinterest)

Kit Harington – Net Worth, salary

Harington’s net worth was estimated to be $14 Million and his Game of Thrones salary is revealed to be $1.1 Million Per Episode.

Kit Harington – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, he is absent from platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He said in an interview “I try not to read the social networks too much. I find that way madness lies.”

However, there are many fan accounts on social media set up in his name.

Also read: List of Game of Thrones cast

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