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You know him best as Jon Snow, bastard son of Ned Stark and member of the Night's Watch on HBO's "Game of Thrones," and while he hints that the upcoming 4th season will be the Snowiest yet, British actor Kit Harington has his sights set on more than just the Wall of the North. This week, Harington takes the lead role of the gladiator Milo in "Pompeii," just his second feature film and his first since "Thrones"-mania swept the world.

Harington calls the tale of the ancient Italian town destroyed by a volcanic eruption the "original disaster epic," but the new film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (mastermind behind the "Resident Evil" film franchise) also gives him a chance to play a love story with Cassia (Emily Browning), the daughter of a wealthy Pompeii merchant, as well as face off against a series of fellow warriors and the corrupt »

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