KIT Harington has become THE face of Game of Thrones since landing the part of Jon Snow.
Here is everything you need to know about the leading man of Westeros.
Who is Kit Harington?
Kit Harington, born Christopher Catesby Harington, was born in 1986 on Boxing Day and raised in Acton, London.
His parents are playwright Deborah Catesby and Sir David Richard Harington, 15th baronet and businessman.
The star started focusing on his craft at sixth form, studying drama and theatre before attending the Central School of Speech and Drama at the age of 18.
Despite playing a powerful and brilliant warrior in Game of Thrones, Kit is actually a bit shorter than many people might think.
He is only 5ft 7in (170.2cm) – not that it stops him from standing tall on the battlefield.
Kit was reported to earn nearly £1m an episode during the latest series of the HBO hit.
Who does Kit play in Game of Thrones?
On the HBO fantasy series, Kit plays Jon Snow – the so-called “bastard” son of the Stark family, leader of Winterfell and (secretly) the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.
What is currently known to few in the series is that Jon is secretly a Targaryen – with his mother Lyanna Stark married to Rhaegar Targaryen, before she died giving birth to him.
To protect him, Eddard Stark raised him as his own as a bastard, which saw him frequently bullied for his status.
In the series, he has just slept with his aunt Daenerys Targaryen, though neither of them know of their blood ties, and has pledged her allegiance to her to help her claim the Iron Throne.
It was on the set of the epic smash hit that he met and fell in love with Rose Leslie, who played his wildling lover Ygritte, in 2012
What other films has Kit featured in?
Following Kit’s first screen role as Jon Snow in GoT, he starred in Silent Hill: Revelation the year after.
Since then, he has appeared in a series of TV movies, including 7 Days in Hell – a Wimbledon-based comedy opposite Andy Samberg.
In 2014, he also appeared in the historical film Pompeii.
Following the end of Game of Thrones, he is due to star in the lead role of The Death and Life of John F Donovan later in 2018.
Kit will also lend his voice to Sir Gadabout in Zog, a one-off animated special that will air on BBC One at Christmas.
Has Kit performed in the theatre?
Kit made his stage debut on the West End performing in War Horse.
As part of the Central school, he also featured in a series of Shakespeare plays, including Love’s Labours Lost and Titus Andronicus.
In 2016, he took on the lead role of Doctor Faustus, and also appeared in Posh (the tense play based at Oxford University that inspired the 2015 film, The Riot Club).
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Is Kit married?
Kit married is Game of Thrones co-star Rose Leslie on Saturday, June 23, 2018, in a sprawling castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Among the guests at Leslie’s 12 Century family castle were Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage who both star in the HBO series.
Sophie Turner, who plays Kit’s sister in Game of Thrones, attended the wedding.