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Christopher “Kit” Harington was born in Acton, London in 1986. After seeing Ben Whishaw’s Hamlet in 2004 he was inspired to train as an actor, he did so at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Whilst still studying he was cast as Albert in National Theatre’s War Horse, the show won two Laurence Olivier Awards and much acclaim.
After War Horse Harington took on the role of Ed Montgomery in Posh at the Royal Court Theatre, followed by Donmar Warehouse’s The Vote, playing the role of Colin. The show was live broadcasted on More4 and included 40 plus cast members including Mark Gatiss, Judi Dench and Catherine Tate.
Harington is best known for his role as Jon Snow in HBO’s hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones which was debuted in 2011, for this role Harington was nominated for Best Supporting Actor on Television at the Saturn Awards. He was also honoured with Actor of the year in 2013 at the Young Hollywood Awards for his role in horror film Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. He then took to role of Milo in the feature film Pompeii (2013) and later took on the role of Roland Leighton in Testament of Youth alongside Alicia Vikander and Emily Watson.
In 2016 Harington returns to the stage in Doctor Faustus, starring as the title role of Faustus at the Duke of York Theatre. The show received positive reviews and will run from 9 April 2016 until 25 June 2016.
Selected London & West End Stage Appearances
|Doctor Faustus||Faustus||Duke of York||2016|
|The Vote||Colin||Donmar Warehouse||2015||Review|
|Posh||Ed Montgomery||Royal Court Theatre||2010||Review|
|War Horse||Albert||National Theatre||2008||Review|