Kit Harrington is a British actor who is well-known for his role as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. The star was chosen for the role after starring on the West End in 2008, and now he is one of the most famous English actors.
Yet despite this, the actor is fairly private. Here are six things you probably don’t know about Kit Harrington.
1. Things You Don’t Know About Kit Harrington: He Has A Few Phobias
Kit Harrington has a few different phobias; he hates injections, spiders and crowded places. When talking about crowded places, he said; “The big, mortal fear I have is crowds. If I am at a festival and it gets too crowded I start to panic, because I will be kind of stuck and there is nothing you can do in that situation.“
That is certainly fair enough – but we wonder if his phobia caused any problems during the filming of the battle scenes for Game of Thrones!
2. He Didn’t Know His Actual Name Until He Was 11
Kit’s first name is actually Christopher, but as soon as he was born he was nicknamed Kit – and the nickname stuck. He actually didn’t find out his real name until he started secondary school, when teachers told him he was registered as Christopher! He said; “It was only then I learnt my actual name. That was kind of a bizarre existential crisis for an 11-year-old to have.”
3. His Drunken Antics Slowed Down Production For Game Of Thrones
Kit once broke his ankle after a few drinks, which stopped the production for Game of Thrones. The star was trying to climb into the window of his flat as he couldn’t find his keys, and he had a nasty fall. Thankfully he is okay now!
4. He Is One Of King Charles II Descendants
Kit Harrington is apparently a direct descendant of King Charles II, which is very interesting. So he doesn’t just play the King of the North; he is also linked to royalty in real life!
5. He Is 5’7
Kit Harrington may appear taller than average in Game of Thrones, but in reality he was often wearing heeled shoes. In reality his height is 5’7 (so if you only like men that are over 6 foot, Kit Harrington may not be the man for you!).
6. He Is Married To His Co-Star
Jon Snow’s character fell in love with wildling Ygrette, and it seems the romance continued off-camera. In fact, Kit married his co-star a few years ago, and the pair seem very happy together!
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