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Kit Harington Biography

Birth Name:
Christopher Catesby Harington
Birth Place:
London, England
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Descended from a viscount who served as Britain's Secretary of War at the turn of the 19th century, and is a nephew of a baronet; the family is listed in Burke's Peerage
  • Originally planned to be a journalist before deciding on acting
  • Starred in the World War I stage drama War Horse in London immediately after graduating from drama school
  • Made his TV debut in Game of Thrones
  • Named the new face of Jimmy Choo in 2015
  • Played the title role in Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York Theatre in the West End in 2016

Awards

  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated

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