Harington is currently a famed name in Hollywood and has been for a while now. He is one of the popular TV actors and plays a lead role in the blockbuster series Game of Thrones (2011 – present). The HBO drama was one of Harington’s first acting roles and his first stage role ever but he succeeded in stealing the hearts of his audience as though he had been acting for decades.
Date of Birth: December 26, 1986
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
He was born Christopher Catesby Harington but did not know it was his birth name until he clocked 11. As a young boy, Kit wanted to be a camera man, a war correspondent and a journalist. He was indeed a big dreamer and is now one of the most recognizable faces in television today. Keep reading to know all there is to know about the family of this notoriously private star.
Kit Harington parents
Sir David Richard Harington (father)
Date of Birth: June 25, 1944
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
He is the proud father to two grown up sons and was also a book store owner. Kit is not only a prominent actor but hails from a prominent family and descends from many Earls, Dukes, Baronets and the Harington family is even listed in Burke’s peerage.
Deborah Jane Catesby (mother)
Deborah is a former playwright and talented artist. It was widely speculated that she named her son after a 16th century British playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe whose first name is shortened as Kit but later stated that she just like the name Kit and her son also happened to love it so much that he chose it as his professional moniker. She has been married to Kit’s father since 1983.
Kit Harington siblings
John “Jack” Harington (older brother from same parents)
Date of Birth: January 7, 1984
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
John is the only sibling to the Pompeii (2014) star and as the first Harington son; is the heir apparent to the baronetcy which their father currently holds.
Here is Kit with his brother Jack and cousins Alexandre Philippe Nacrour and Laurent Nacrour.
Kit Harington wife
Rose Leslie (spouse)
Duration of Relationship: 2012 till present (married on June 23, 2018)
Date of Birth: February 9, 1987
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
She is skilled Scottish actress and is even a recipient of the Scottish BAFTA Award for Best Acting. Leslie is a famous face among TV dramas like Downtown Abbey (2010 – 2015), The Good Fight (2017 – present) and was once a recurring cast on the all-time favorite fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011 – present).
It was on the set of the HBO drama that she met with co-star Harington. The famous Jon Snow explained that they were in Iceland for some weeks where they shot the second season and the country was just so magical. They were each other’s love interest in the series and he was already attracted to her in real life so it was in his words, “easy to fall in love” in such a beautiful ‘Icelandic’ environment.
They began dating in 2012 and announced their engagement years later in September 2017. Before their engagement was made public, both lovers remained notoriously private and were hardly seen together as a couple.
As much as he is seen as a star before the public, Harington is really particular about his personal life. As GOT concludes, he has stated how he wants a few years to himself of relative obscurity and also wants to go into comedy rather that working towards winning an Oscar.
The Gunpowder (2017) star is in no rush but wants to be married to his heartthrob in a few months and hopefully raise a family with Ygritte, his on-screen crush turned fiancée. Both lovers even injected some GOT flavor into their wedding invites by postmarking each wedding invite with a Jon Snow stamp from the Royal Mail.
They also asked their 200-guest list not to reveal details about the wedding for fear that fans will swamp the event.
The couple got married on June 23, 2018 in Scotland.
Kit Harington children
Kit Harington doesn’t have kids yet.