Kit Harington

(Christopher Catesby Harington)

Kit Harington
Kit Harington
  • Born: December 26, 1986
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Actor, Producer









Christopher Catesby Harington is an English actor and producer. Born in Acton, Greater London, Harington graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in 2008. While still at drama school, he landed the leading role of Albert, making his professional acting debut in the National Theatre and West End critically acclaimed adaptation of the play War Horse.

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Any kind of horror video game where I'm the first-person player and I'm... I suddenly stop caring about the video game dude, and I'm like, I really don't want him to die,' and then the minute he dies, it upsets me. I can't play those games.
As an actor, you don't have much choice about your appearance. It's a good excuse for looking ridiculous.
'How to Train Your Dragon,' the first one, was a film I'd seen prior to being approached for the sequel. I don't often watch family animated movies, but it's one that I loved and thought was really well done: beautifully crafted storytelling. Families, Children & Parenting ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I actually don't do much to my hair. It gets fussed over a lot on projects because there's a lot of it, and it's boy's hair, but as far as me, I tend to let it do what it wants.
I didn't get into this for fame, I genuinely didn't. I love acting, and I know that's a cliche, but I didn't, really, I was very naive when it came to the whole being recognized thing. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I do want to have children, but my parents had me when they were in their forties. I'd like to copy that.
I don't do Twitter because I don't want to talk about myself more than I already have to.
I don't go to work thinking, 'Right, I'm going to be more heart-throbby today.' Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I don't want people thinking they know me instead of the character. Steve McQueen has loads of stories about him - who knows what's true? But it's great for people to fictionalize rather than know the truth. Truth
I find you can lose yourself in an acting sense in a fight far more easily than you can in a dialogue scene, and I love that about it. We try as actors all the time: we strive just to completely sort of lose ourselves in the moment, and we never quite get there, but in a fight, you can do it in seconds; that is what I love about it. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I have a wild streak, but I like to keep that very much for my friends.
I just don't know anything about fashion.
I like a girl who does not take me seriously, you know? It's important to be able to laugh at each other.
I love action. I love doing fight scenes; I always have. I love it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love going out. I love partying. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love New York; I love the city. It's impossible. It's a theme park of a city, isn't it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I remember I had to play a blind person once, and I did this stupid thing with my eyes, and I knew the minute I started it I'd made a mistake.
I studied history when I was at school, at A-level, actually. I wouldn't profess to being very knowledgeable though, no. History
I trained in theater. And I started in theater with my first two jobs doing stage plays.
I try not to read the social networks too much. I find that way madness lies.
I was called Kit from day one; really, I only found out my name was Christopher when I was 11.
I wear quite fitted clothing. I don't like wearing baggy stuff.
I'm a terrible packer. I don't pack lots and lots because I think I'll wear everything, I pack a lot because I never know what I'm going to need. I always go over the weight limit.
I'm kind of a horse whisperer; I don't know what it is. I'm not great on a horse. I'm getting better, but I'm not brilliant. So yeah, I've spent a lot of time with horses. They're great creatures; I love them. I do love riding them when I get the chance to. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm very lucky, I've got two very loving parents, still very much together, and always been very supportive.
I've always been a bit of a self-doubter. I think a lot of actors are.
I've always hated my voice. You sound different in your head when you hear it out loud.
Jeff Bridges is one of those icons that I put on a very high pedestal, so just to get to chill with him off-camera on cold, rainy days was surreal.
My parents brought us up in a very clever way, which was that they saw what we were interested in naturally, and then they encouraged whatever that may be. When I started sharing a keen interest in drama and the theater, instead of steering me away from it, they encouraged me to see plays and think about drama school.
My parents didn't have a lot of money when I was growing up. We were comfortable, but I didn't go to Oxbridge, and yet every American interviewer I get says to me, 'You're related to Charles II! Your grandfather was a baronet!' And it's infuriating, because that is a part of my history, but you're trying to turn me into a posh boy, and I'm not. History ;Money, Coins & Minting
On a serious level, I wouldn't tell the press if I was in a relationship or not. I wouldn't ever reveal that, because it takes you down a certain road... I have no desire to be courting the press with my love life. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Politics is a game and a profession. It doesn't really serve the people the politicians are supposed to serve. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The best people to have power are the ones who don't want it. Power
The more you fly, the more unsettling it is, because you realize how much more likely it will be for you to crash. I am getting better at it, though.
There are lots of actors out there who are hugely, hugely talented and haven't got the breaks I've had.
There's a huge difference between stage fighting and real sword fighting.
There's an unhealthy obsession in America with royalty and the class system.
We are fascinated with our own history, and we are fascinated with the Romans because they were millennia ago, and yet they still capture our imagination because they were actually so similar to us. They were very civilized. They had a very similar political system. History
Wearing baggy clothes makes me look shorter. I just don't know anything about fashion. I know what I like wearing. I'm always accused that I wear too much black. I love wearing black. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
When I was 14, I saw 'Waiting for Godot.' It's one of those plays that if it's done badly is absolutely dire and can put you off acting for life. But I was laughing all the way through it. Life
When I'm applying for a new passport or something, someone will call me Christopher. Other than that, no one ever calls me Christopher.
With 'Downton Abbey,' you're always stuck in one stately home.
Working with animals is always going to be tough because the animal doesn't know it's an actor.
You find with the really great actors, the ones you really admire and look up to, very often they're very giving, generous, warm people.

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