Kit Harington may be best known as Jon Snow from the worldwide famous series Game of Thrones but there are some facts that even the most passionate Jon Snow fan may not know about the star.
The star started acting in 2008 and got his breakthrough role in GOT in 2011. Undoubtedly one of the fan favorites, Harington is an award-winning actor whose acting performances have made him a household name.
7. Harington Did Not Know His Real Name Until He Was 11
Everyone in his family called him Kit until he as 11 and he did not really know his real name. He found out after he entered the wrong name in an exam he was taking and the teacher corrected him.
The star’s real name is Christopher Catesby Harington which might surprise some fans. He was a bit amazed to learn his real name.
6. Kit Got His Epic Role Jon Snow In 2009
As of February 2020, Jon Snow is Harington's best-known role. He announced the role on 19 July 2009. The show launched on April 17, 2011, and aired its last episode on May 19, 2019. A huge number of followers wanted Jon Show to sit on the throne and were unhappy with the way the show ended.
Before this, he was involved in theater and did some on-stage work like War Horse and Posh.
5. He Met His Wife On The Set Of GOT
The chemistry between Ygritte and Jon Snow on GOT was one of the highlights of the show. And their on-screen chemistry transferred into real life too. Kit Harington and Rose Leslie started dating in 2012 and dated for 6 years before tying the knot on June 23, 2018.
GOT costars Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Emilia Clarke attended their marriage ceremony which took place in a castle in Scotland owned by Rose’s father.
4. How Old And Tall Is The Actor?
Kit Harington was born on 26 December 1986 and is 33 years old as of February 2020. Contrary to popular belief he is not tall and is 5 feet 8 inches tall.
3. What Is The Net Worth And Earnings Of Kit Harington?
The GOT actor is worth $12 million as of February 2020 and made $500,000 an episode while working on the show.
He and his wife bought a house in the English countryside $2,263,275 (£1.75 million). The house is located in Lavenham, United Kingdom and is made in 15th-century style.
2. He Wore A Wig While Filming The Pilot For GOT
While starting the show that would later define his career Harington had to sue a wig. He eventually grew long hair and made the long curly hair his signature look.
He himself commented on the wig and said that "I had a horrible wig on," adding "The pilot really didn’t work,". The pilot was scrapped and reshot.
1. The Actor Faced His Biggest Fear While Filming 'Battle of the Bastards'-One Of The Episodes Of Game Of Thrones
Harington's biggest fear is being buried alive and he is claustrophobic, he had to face both his fears while filming the Season 6 episode "Battle of the Bastards".
He describes the episode as nightmarish and was extremely afraid to film the scene where he was buried under piles of bodies.