Christopher Catesby “Kit” Harington is an actor born on 26th December 1986, in London, England. He rose to fame thanks to his role of Jon Snow in the popular HBO TV series “Game of Thrones”. Other significant roles of his include those in films the “Pompeii”, “Testament of Youth”, “Silent Hill: Revelation” and “Seventh Son”.
Have you ever wondered how rich Kit Harington is? According to sources it has been estimated that Kit Harington’s overall net worth is $4 million as of mid-2016, acquired mostly by portraying various roles in films, theatres and on television. The fact that he is a multiple awarded-winning and award-nominated actor, only increases his net worth.
Kit Harington Net Worth $4 Million
Harington was born to a former playwright, Deborah Jane and businessman David Richard Harington, of noble descent, as his uncle is Sir Nicholas John Harington, 14th Baronet, and his paternal great-grandfather was Sir Richard Harington, 12th Baronet and through his paternal grandmother; futher, his eight times great-grandfather was Charles II of England. Kit attended Southfield Primary School, then at the age of 11 his family moved to Worcestershire. where he enrolled in Chantry High School. After watching a production of “Waiting for Godot”, Harington became interested in acting and performed in several school productions. He went to Worcester Sixth Form College to study Drama and Theatre, and later, upon moving back to London, he attended the Central School of Speech and Drama. While he was still a student, he was cast in the role of Albert in the National Theatre’s adaptation of “War Horse”, a play which won two Olivier Awards and brought Kit recognition and attention. This established his net worth.
Soon after, he was given the role of Jon Snow in the TV series “Game of Thrones”, and upon the show’s debut in 2011, Harington’s fame rose rapidly. For his performance, Kit was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television, IGN Award, Golden Nymph Award and six other awards, and won an Empire Hero Award in 2015. Harington made his film debut in “Silent Hill: Revelation” (2012) – a horror film – and for this role he was awarded the Young Hollywood Award in 2013. However, his first big lead film role came with that of Milo in “Pompeii”(2014), and the same year he voiced Eret in “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film and an Academy Award nomination. In 2014, Kit also played alongside Jeff Bridges in the “Seventh Son”. His other notable roles include those in “Testament of Youth”(2015) in which he played alongside Emma Watson, and “Spooks: The Greater Good”. He also starred in the short comedy film “7 Days in Hell”(2015). All these appearances helped increase his net worth.
Kit is now set to appear in an upcoming drama film “Brimstone”, in which he will play next to Dakota Fanning and Guy Pearce.
When it comes to his personal life, Kit has recently admitted that he has been in an on-and-off relationship with Rose Leslie, his colleague actress from “Game of Thrones”, since 2012. He is a big fan of director David Lynch.