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He studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and made his professional acting debut with the lead role as Albert Narracott in the critically acclaimed West End play War Horse at the National Theatre in 2009. In 2011, his breakthrough role as Jon Snow in the HBO epic fantasy ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Production, 0
Austin
  [West End]
West End Revival Production, 2016
Faustus
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2009
Albert Narracott

Kit Harington Biography

He studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and made his professional acting debut with the lead role as Albert Narracott in the critically acclaimed West End play War Horse at the National Theatre in 2009.

In 2011, his breakthrough role as Jon Snow in the HBO epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019) earned him international recognition and several awards, including a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Television Series Drama in 2019 and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2016 and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2019.

Harington developed, produced and starred in the BBC drama series Gunpowder (2017) based around the leading role of his ancestor Robert Catesby in the Gunpowder plot. His film roles include the historical romance film Pompeii (2014) and the British period drama Testament of Youth (2014). He also voiced Eret in the How to Train Your Dragon film series.

Harington was cast as Dane Whitman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Eternals, which was released in November 2021.





Kit Harington News

MY GRANDPARENTS WAR Season 2 Premieres on PBS in April Photo MY GRANDPARENTS WAR Season 2 Premieres on PBS in April
by Michael Major - Mar 8, 2023

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Keira Knightley (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice), Toby Jones (Captain America) and Emeli Sandé (“Next to Me,” “Our Version of Events”) each host an episode that explores their family’s unique stories.

Ambassador Theatre Group Announces Exclusive Partnership With J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot  Photo Ambassador Theatre Group Announces Exclusive Partnership With J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Live
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2023

Ambassador Theatre Group has announced an exclusive three-year partnership with the newly formed Bad Robot Live, the theatre division of J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions.

Paul Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band Return to THE TONIGHT SHOW Tonight Photo Paul Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band Return to THE TONIGHT SHOW Tonight
by Michael Major - Feb 3, 2023

Paul Shaffer, former “Late Night” bandleader and his longtime backing band are returning to 30 Rock to sub in for The Roots. The occasion marks Shaffer’s return to late night after serving as bandleader for David Letterman for over 30 years. Kit Harington and Tyler James Williams will also appear during tonight’s episode.      

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Becomes Fastest Selling Play To Date in Any Ambassador Theat Photo A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Becomes Fastest Selling Play To Date in Any Ambassador Theatre Group Venue
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2023

Following unprecedented demand, tickets for all existing performances of Streetcar have now sold out for the run at the Phoenix Theatre from 20 March to 29 April 2023.

Michael Longhurst to Step Down as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse Photo Michael Longhurst to Step Down as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 26, 2023

After five years in the role, Michael Longhurst has announced that he will step down as Artistic Director of The Donmar Warehouse when his contract ends in February 2024.

PRIMA FACIE, Starring Jodie Comer, Will Open at the Golden Theatre Photo PRIMA FACIE, Starring Jodie Comer, Will Open at the Golden Theatre
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 15, 2022

Jodie Comer will make her highly anticipated Broadway debut in the US premiere of Prima Facie, a new play by Suzie Miller. Prima Facie opens on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at the Golden Theatre. Previews begin on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

Review: LETTERS LIVE, Royal Albert Hall Photo Review: LETTERS LIVE, Royal Albert Hall
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 28, 2022

Letters Live is a simple concept: some famous people reading out a variety of letters. But it is so much more than that. In a time when people click a button rather than pick up a pen, the event not only highlights excellent performances, but also the power that letters can hold.

Kit Harrington Stars In National Theatre's HENRY V Screening At Ridgefield Playhouse Photo Kit Harrington Stars In National Theatre's HENRY V Screening At Ridgefield Playhouse, September 24
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 9, 2022

Has House of the Dragon got you missing the original Game of Thrones series? Come watch Kit Harrington on the big screen of The Ridgefield Playhouse when he stars in Shakespeare's Henry V from National Theatre in HD.

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Cast of THE TEMPEST Photo Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Cast of THE TEMPEST
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the cast and company for a new production of The Tempest running this summer from 22 July - 22 October, directed by Sean Holmes. Shakespeare's tumultuous tale of reckoning and redemption will be brought to life by the Globe Ensemble, who have been thrilling audiences in the critically acclaimed season opening production of Much Ado About Nothing which runs until 23 October.

'Killing Eve' Star Jodie Comer Will Make Broadway Debut in PRIMA FACIE Photo 'Killing Eve' Star Jodie Comer Will Make Broadway Debut in PRIMA FACIE
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 9, 2022

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer is coming to Broadway! The Emmy and BAFTA winner will make her Broadway debut in Prima Facie, a new play by Suzie Miller, directed by Justin Martin.

Kit Harington Videos

VIDEO: Marvel Debuts New Trailer for ETERNALS! Videoplay
VIDEO: Marvel Debuts New Trailer for ETERNALS!

by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2021

The outstanding ensemble cast includes Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, and Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo.

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for Marvel's ETERNALS Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for Marvel's ETERNALS

by Stage Tube - May 24, 2021

Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” welcomes an exciting new team of Super Heroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The epic story, spanning thousands of years, features a group of immortal heroes forced out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s oldest enemy, The Deviants.

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer For THE DEATH & LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer For THE DEATH & LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN

by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2019

The official trailer has been released for The Death & Life of John F. Donovan.

VIDEO: The Battle of Winterfell is Here in GAME OF THRONES Episode Three Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: The Battle of Winterfell is Here in GAME OF THRONES Episode Three Trailer

by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2019

HBO has shared the preview for episode three of Game of Thrones, the battle of Winterfell.

VIDEO: SNL Parodies GAME OF THRONES Spinoff Shows in New Sketch Featuring Kit Haringt Videoplay
VIDEO: SNL Parodies GAME OF THRONES Spinoff Shows in New Sketch Featuring Kit Harington

by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2019

With Kit Harington as the host of this week's SNL, it only made sense for the show to take on the Game of Thrones franchise.

VIDEO: Kit Harington Lives Out Leslie Jones' GAME OF THRONES Fantasy in SNL Promo Videoplay
VIDEO: Kit Harington Lives Out Leslie Jones' GAME OF THRONES Fantasy in SNL Promo

by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2019

Kit Harington is the host on the April 6 episode of Saturday Night Live and NBC has just released the first promo!

VIDEO: HBO Unveils a First Look of Sansa Meeting Daenerys on GAME OF THRONES Videoplay
VIDEO: HBO Unveils a First Look of Sansa Meeting Daenerys on GAME OF THRONES

by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2019

HBO has released a first look of Sansa Stark meeting Daenerys Targaryen in the upcoming final season of Game of Thrones during the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

VIDEO: Emilia Clarke Chats SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, GAME OF THRONES. & More on LATE N Videoplay
VIDEO: Emilia Clarke Chats SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, GAME OF THRONES. & More on LATE NIGHT

by Macon Prickett - May 23, 2018

Emilia Clarke recaps her awkward meeting with Prince William, and she talks about joining the Star Wars and LEGO universes and filming love scenes with her Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harington.

VIDEO: John Legend Teams with SESAME STREET to Encourage Laughter & Kindness Videoplay
VIDEO: John Legend Teams with SESAME STREET to Encourage Laughter & Kindness

by Caryn Robbins - Sep 1, 2017

John Legend is joining Kit Harington, Alessia Cara and many more, in participating in Sesame Workshop's #ShareTheLaughter Challenge. Elmo is encouraging fans to spread kindness and laughter to children across the country through social media.

VIDEO: First Look - Kit Harington Stars in New BBC Thriller GUNPOWDER Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look - Kit Harington Stars in New BBC Thriller GUNPOWDER

by Caryn Robbins - Aug 29, 2017

Below, check out the first official teaser trailer for GUNPOWDER, a brand new drama coming soon to BBC One and starring Kit Harington, Peter Mullan, Mark Gatiss and Liv Tyler.


Kit Harington Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kit Harington been in?
Kit Harington has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Kit Harington been in?
Kit Harington has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Kit Harington's first West End show?
Kit Harington's first West End show was War Horse which opened in 2009