Kit Harington is an English actor and has a net worth of $14 million. The kit is best known for his role as Jon Snow in the show “Game of Thrones.” He was the lead on the show from 2011 to 2019.
Kit Harington, also called Christopher Catesby Harington, was born in Acton, London, on December 26, 1986, to Deborah Jane and Sir David Robert Harington. His mother shortened his name to “Kit” almost as soon as he was born, and he didn’t learn his full name until he was 11 years old. Through his father’s grandmother, Harington’s eight-great-grandfather was Charles II of England.
Kit attended Southfield Primary School from 1992 to 1998. His family moved to Worcestershire when Kit was 11 years old. He went to the Chantry High School in Martley until 2003 and then went on to graduate from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2008.
He became interested in acting after seeing a performance of “Waiting for Godot,” and he went on to be in several school productions.
Net Worth of Kit Harington
|Net Worth:||$14 Million|
|Salary:||$1.1 Million Per Episode|
|Date of Birth:||Dec 26, 1986 (35 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
Originally, he wanted to be a journalist, but then he was cast in the first production of “War Horse” and got a lot of attention for his work. This led to more professional acting work in the play “Posh.”
After “War Horse,” Harington became known around the world when he was cast as Jon Snow in the hit series “Game of Thrones.” The show debuted in 2011 to a lot of praise from critics, and the network picked it up right away for a second season. Harington filmed most of his roles in Iceland and Northern Ireland. “Game of Thrones” aired for eight seasons and ended in April 2019. Harington’s acting got a lot of praise. He was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television for his part. In 2016, he was nominated for a primetime Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. In 2017, Kit became one of the highest-paid actors on TV. He earned £2 million per episode of “Game of Thrones.”
Harington made his film debut in 2012 when he played Vincent in “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D,” a horror movie based on the video game “Silent Hill 3.” He was named Actor of the Year at the Young Hollywood Awards the same year. In “Pompeii,” which was made in Canada, he played Milo, which was his first major role in a feature film. It did okay at the box office but got bad reviews from critics. Harington gave Eret a voice in “How to Train Your Dragon 2” in 2014. The movie did well with critics and audiences, and it won a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film and was nominated for an Oscar.
In 2014, Harington worked with Jeff Bridges on the movie “Seventh Son,” which was not well received. Next, Harington was in the HBO comedy “7 Days in Hell,” a short film about a seven-day tennis match. In June 2015, Harington replaced Robert Pattinson in the western thriller movie “Brimstone.” In 2016, Harington starred as Salen Kotch, the main bad guy in the video game “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.”
Later, he starred in a West End production of “Doctor Faustus” that was not well received. In February 2017, Harington wrote, starred in, and oversaw the production of “Gunpowder” for the BBC. It was a three-part historical drama based on the true story of the Gunpowder Plot, to which he has family ties on both sides.
In November 2018, Harington started appearing in the West End production of “True West,” which was written by Sam Shepard and directed by Matthew Dunster. The play opened for the first time in November 2018 at the Vaudeville Theater in London. It ended in February 2019. Kit then played Eret in “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”
In 2020, Kit took part in a virtual performance of an excerpt from the Chris Thompson play “Burn.” In September 2020, Harington appeared on the Netflix anthology series “Criminal: UK.” The show’s first episode got good reviews. In August 2019, Harington joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he played Dane Whitman in “Eternals.” The film is set to come out in November 2021.
Harington and his “Game of Thrones” co-star Rose Leslie started dating in 2011. They wrote about their engagement in The Times on September 27, 2017. They were married in June of 2018 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. They had a son together in February 2021.
In May 2019, when the last episodes of “Game of Thrones” were airing, Harington checked into a luxury mental health and wellness retreat in Connecticut for a month to help him deal with stress and alcohol abuse.
Harington and Leslie split their time between Canonbury, London, and a 15th-century country house outside Ipswich, Suffolk. Harington works a lot with charities like The Royal Mencap Society, UNHCR, Amnesty International, and Chance to Shine.
Kit Harington’s Game of Thrones salary
For the last two seasons of Game of Thrones, which had 14 episodes that aired between July 2017 and May 2019, Kit Harington was paid $1.1 million per episode. That comes out to $14.3 million for those two seasons. That per-episode salary is currently the sixth-highest amount any actor has ever made on a TV show (tied with several of his GOT co-stars). For the 20 episodes he shot for seasons 5 and 6, he earned $500,000 per episode or $10 million in total. Kit’s total earnings from Game of Thrones are likely to be over $30 million before taxes.