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Think You Know Kit Harington? Here Are 11 Things You Never Knew About Him

English actor Kit Harington is best known for playing Jon Snow in the hit fantasy epic Game of Thrones. Here are 11 things you never knew about the actor.

  1. The night before he attended his fateful Game of Thrones audition he got into a fight and turned up to the audition with a black eye

via Thoughtcatalog.com
via Thoughtcatalog.com

2. Video games aren’t his thing since when he was younger he would play the game Doom and the game would freak him out

via Entertainmentfuse.com
via Entertainmentfuse.com

3. He doesn’t like using public transport at all because he nearly always ends up getting lost

via Ibtimes.com.au
via Ibtimes.com.au

4. His favourite fictional character is Winston from George Orwell’s 1984

via Quotesgram.com
via Quotesgram.com

5. Before becoming an actor he used to work in a book store and would grow to hate lifting piles of heavy books; he would often have to lift copies of the A Song of Ice and Fire series and disliked author George R.R. Martin because of this

via Winteriscoming.net
via Winteriscoming.net

6. He’s a fan of horror movies and his favourites are The Shining and The Wicker Man (the original 1973 film)

via Norvillerogers.com
via Norvillerogers.com

7. Though some of his ancestors were aristocrats, he dislikes titles and the thought of using them

via Filme.metropotam.ro
via Filme.metropotam.ro

8. Unsurprisingly, he’s not too keen on Downton Abbey because it celebrates the class system

via Jhuclub.jhu.edu
via Jhuclub.jhu.edu

9. If he could play any other Game of Thrones character, it would be Tyrion because of the storylines he gets

via Hbo.com
via Hbo.com

10. His full name is Christopher Catesby ‘Kit’ Harrington and he was named after the renowned poet Christopher Marlowe

via Oporteteditores.com
via Oporteteditores.com

11. If he hadn’t taken up acting as a profession, he would have liked to have been a cameraman, a journalist or a war correspondent

via Vulture.com
via Vulture.com



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