Kit Catesby Harington “jon snow” was born on born 26 December 1986. He was born in Acton, London to Deborah Jane (Catesby), a playwright and Sir David Richard Harington, 15th Baronet, a businessman.
Harington attended the Southfield Primary School from 1992 to 1998. His family moved to Worcestershire whn he was 11 years old. He then studied at the Chantry High School in Martley until 2003. At the age of 14, he grew interest in acting after watching a production of “Waiting for Godot”. He performed in several school productions. He attended Worcester Sixth Form College, where he studied Drama and Theatre from 2003 to 2005. When he was 17, he was inspired to attend a drama school after seeing a performance by Ben Whishaw as “Hamlet” in 2004. Harington moved back to London when he was eighteen and attended the Central School of Speech and Drama. He graduated in 2008.
Before acting, Harington originally wanted to become a journalist, a cameraman or a war correspondent. While still at drama school, he potrayed the role of “Albert” in the National Theatre’s adaptation of “War Horse.”The play won two Olivier Awards and gained Harington a great deal of recognition. He was later cast in his second play “Posh,” a dark ensemble comedy about upper-class men attending Oxford University. After War Horse, Harington auditioned for and landed his first television role as “Jon Snow” in the television series Game of Thrones.This role rose him to prominence and garnered him a nomination for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award. Harington also played lead roles in the films “Pompeii”, “Testament of Youth” and “Spooks: The Greater Good.” He also played supporting roles in the films “Silent Hill: Revelation and Seventh Son.” In 2014, Harington had a voice role in
“How to Train Your Dragon 2.”
In 2016, Harington confirmed that he has been in an on-and-off relationship with Game of Thrones co-star Rose Leslie since 2012. ” With Jon Snow, the winter is coming but there is still a long way to this Game of Thrones fame actor to earn the warmth of the Hollywood.”9