Kit Harington Biography

Updated On Feb 07, 2019 Published On Dec 06, 2015
Facts of Kit Harington
Date of Birth: 1986 , December-26
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Kit Harington
Birth Name Christopher Catesby Harington
Nick Name Kit
Father David Richard Harington
Mother Deborah Jane Catesby
Nationality British
Birth Place/City London
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For Movies, TV Shows
Net Worth $ 4 million
Salary N/A
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Waist size 32 inches
Chest Size 43 inches
Bicep Size 15 inches
Weight in KG 77 kg
Affair with Rachel McAdams (2013)
Girlfriend Rachel McAdams
Married Not
Education Central School of Speech and Drama. ,Worcester Sixth Form College
Awards Empire Hero Award
Movies The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
TV Show Game of Thrones
Siblings John Harington
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Young Hollywood Award winner Kit Harington is popular for starring the role of Jon Snow in the television series Game of Thrones. The renowned actor from the United Kingdom, Kit has also appeared in a few movies like PompeiiThe Death, and Life of John F. Donovan, and many others. 

Kit Harington is Married to Rose Leslie

32 years old English actor Kit is married to Rose Leslie. The couple tied the knot on 23 June 2018, at Rayne Parish Church, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Their reception was held shortly after their wedding at the 12th-century Wardhill Castle, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. 

Kit CAPTION: Kit Harington gets married to Rose Leslie in 2018 SOURCE: Getty Images

The Game of Thrones star's wedding ceremony was attended celebrities like Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Peter Dinklage. The wedding saw a total of 200 guests.

When did they start dating?

Although they walked down the aisle only in 2018, they reportedly began dating in 2012, shortly after they met on the sets of Game of Thrones.

Later, on 27 September 2017, they revealed their engagement on the "Forthcoming Marriages" section of The Times.

Who is Kit's Wife Rose Leslie?

Born as Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie, Rose is a Scottish actress known for her role in HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. The wife of Kit, Rose has also appeared in movies like Morgan, The Last Dance, and many others.

She was born on 9 February 1987, in Aberdeen, Scotland, to father Sebastian Arbuthnot-Leslie, and mother Candida Mary Sibyl Leslie.

Rose did her graduation with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honours and later went on to work with BBC Radio's The British Slave Trade: Abolition, Parliament and People.

Kit Harington Movies and TV Shows

Along with Game of Thrones, Kit has appeared in many other movies and TV shows. He made his debut as an actor in a critically acclaimed adaptation of the play War Horse, at National Theatre and West End.

Later, in 2011, he appeared in Game of Thrones that still counts as one of his most acclaimed roles. In the series, he portrays one of the prominent characters named Jon Snow. 

Here are the lost of his movies and TV works.

Movies

  • Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
  • Pompeii (2014)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
  • Testament of Youth (2014)
  • Seventh Son (2014)
  • Spooks: The Greater Good (2015)
  • Brimstone (2016)
  • The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

TV Shows

  • Game of Thrones (2011 & present)
  • 7 Days in Hell (2015)
  • Gunpowder (2017)
  • Zog (2018)

Kit Harington Net Worth

As of 2019, Kit owns a net worth of around $12 million. 

For his role in Game of Thrones, he signed to receives a salary of $500,000 per episode for the final six episodes of the 8th season. Likewise, for the 4th season of the show, he received $300,000 per episode.

He also receives a good salary for his appearances in other films and TV works.

House & Cars

He owns several houses across the United States, including a £1.75 million 15th-century country home that he bought in Ipswich, Suffolk, in 2017.

Besides, Kit owns many cars including a Land Rover Defender 90 that he had at his wedding.

Kit Harington Age & Height

The husband of Rose, Kit, born on 26 December 1986, is 32 years old in 2019. Likewise, his height is 1.73 m, ie. 5 ft 7 inches.

Childhood & Education

Raised on the laps of a playwright and a businessman, Kit was born as Christopher Catesby Harington in London, England, the United Kingdom to David Richard Harington and Deborah Jane Catesby.

He is British and is of English, German, French, Spanish, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish, Italian, Polish, Lithuanian, Austrian, Danish and Dutch descent.

Kit who has won the heart of several of his fans being the Jon Snow in the television series Game of Thrones seems like he is still unable to win the heart of girls. Till now, there is no information about his love affairs and his married life.

Kit received his elementary education from Southfield Primary School and then he joined Chantry High School and graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama in 2008.

As a child, he didn't have any interest in acting but later be become fascinated towards acting and earned his first role while he was in drama school.

He also acted in the play Posh and rose to prominence after starring his role in Game of Thrones. For his role in this television series, he has been earning a lucrative amount of salary and his net worth is said to be around $4M.

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Born in London, England

December 26 , 1986

Raised on the laps of a playwright and a businessman, Kit was born as Christopher Catesby Harington in London, England, United Kingdom to David Richard Harington and Deborah Jane Catesby. He is British and is of English, German, French, Spanish, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish, Italian, Polish, Lithuanian, Austrian, Danish and Dutch descent.

Attended Southfield Primary School

1992

Kit received his elementary education from Southfield Primary School. He joined this primary school when he was just five years old and he stayed there for the next six years. He then joined Chantry High School.

Graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama

2008

 As a child, he didn't have any interest in acting but later be become fascinated towards acting. In 2003, he joined Worcester Sixth Form College and there he began studying dramas and acting and later he graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama in 2008.

Appeared in Game of Thrones

2011

He played his first role while he was in drama school. He also acted in the play Posh and rose to prominence after starring his role of Jon Snow in the television series Game of Thrones. It seems like he is dead at the end of its fifth session.

First feature film, Silent Hill: Revelation

2012

After he got his rise in fame after appearing in the television series Game of Thrones, he also made his feature film debut in 2011 and that was in the movie, Silent Hill: Revelation. He is also known for starring his role in the movie, Pompeii.

Won Young Hollywood Awards

2013

He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also been honored with several of them. In 2013, he got his one and only nomination in Young Hollywood Awards and he also won this award for Actor of the Year.

Nominated in Screen Actors Guild Awards

2012

Till now, he has been nominated in Screen Actors Guild Awards for three different times. He got his first nomination in this award in 2012 and that was for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.