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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 December 1986London, England, UK
Birth NameChristopher Catesby Harington
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kit Harington was born on December 26, 1986 in London, England as Christopher Catesby Harington. He is an actor, known for Pompeii (2014), Game of Thrones (2011) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014).

Trade Mark (1)

Curly black hair

Trivia (17)

Landed the role of Albert Narracott in the play War Horse while still at drama school.
Wanted to be a cameraman, a war correspondent and a journalist when he was young.
His mother, Deborah Jane (Catesby), is a playwright, and his father, David Richard Harington, owns a book store.
Has a brother, John.
He wore a wig for filming the Game of Thrones (2011) pilot but grew his hair out for the rest of the first season.
Sees himself first and foremost as a theatre trained actor.
He broke his ankle in 2012 when he was locked out of his apartment building in London and fell while trying to climb to his flat. During Season 3 of Game of Thrones (2011) the film crew had to figure out how to shoot around the injury, including the use of stand-ins in "Jon Snow wigs". Harington felt so guilty that he bought the production manager a bottle of whiskey.
Said he's never had long hair before Game of Thrones (2011) and he actually had to wear a wig in the first season. Harington intends to cut his hair short again after the series is complete.
He has English, as well as Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish, approximately 1/128th Spanish, and remote French, ancestry. His father is from a prominent family, and descends from Earls, Baronets, Peers, Dukes, and Viscounts.
Descendant of "King Charles II" of England.
Son of Deborah Jane Catesby and David Richard Harington.
Brother of John Catesby Harington.
Attended the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Descended from a viscount who served as Britain's Secretary of War at the turn of the 19th century, and is a nephew of a baronet; the family is listed in Burke's Peerage.
He was honored with Actor of the Year at the Young Hollywood Awards 2013.
On Pompeii (2014), Kit Harington undertook a heavy 'bulking' regime and a diet of 3000 calories a day to put on 2 stone of weight in 5 weeks. He then went on a very severe diet and 'cutting' regime for 4 weeks to cut back from 12 stone to 10 stone acquiring intense muscle definition in the process.
Used to work in a book store where he often had to lift heavy copies of the ''A Song Of Ice and Fire'' series and grew to dislike George RR Martin as a result.

Personal Quotes (11)

I wear quite fitted clothing. I don't like wearing baggy stuff.
I try not to read the social networks too much. I find that way madness lies.
I love going out. I love partying.
I just don't know anything about fashion.
The best people to have power are the ones who don't want it.
Working with animals is always going to be tough because the animal doesn't know it's an actor.
There's a huge difference between stage fighting and real sword fighting.
There are lots of actors out there who are hugely, hugely talented and haven't got the breaks I've had.
Politics is a game and a profession. It doesn't really serve the people the politicians are supposed to serve.
I'm very lucky, I've got two very loving parents, still very much together, and always been very supportive.
You find with the really great actors, the ones you really admire and look up to, very often they're very giving, generous, warm people.

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