Christopher Catesby 'Kit' Harington (born 26 December 1986) is an English film, television, and theatre actor. Harington first came to public notice when he starred as Albert in the original West End (London) production of War Horse. He currently plays Jon Snow in the HBO medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones. Harington was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of Deborah Jane (nee Catesby), a former playwright, and David Richard Harington. His paternal great-grandfather was Sir Richard Harington, the 12th Baronet Harington. Through his father, Harington descends from politician Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, bacon merchant T. A.
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