Kit Harington is an English actor who began his career on stage in 2008. He is now an award-winning television and film actor, best known for playing Jon Snow in ‘Game of Thrones.’ It is estimated that Kit Harington’s net worth is now $14 million. Here is a look at his career and how he accrued his wealth.
Christopher Catesby Harington, known professionally as Kit Harington, was born in London on December 26, 1986. He is from an ancient family, and his father is Sir David Robert Harington, 15th Baronet. When he was 11, Harington’s family moved to Worcestershire. He became interested in acting when he was 14 and began appearing in school productions. Harington then studied Drama and Theater at Worcester Sixth Form College. After graduating from college, Harington became a student at the Central School of Speech and Drama until 2008.
Harington’s Early Acting Career
Kit Harington began his career as a professional actor on stage in 2008. He landed the lead role of Albert in ‘War Horse’ while he was still at drama school. Although he had originally wanted to become a journalist, landing the role changed his career plans. ‘War Horse’ won two Olivier Awards, and Harington gained recognition in acting circles due to his performance. After ‘War Horse,’ Harington landed his second stage role in the play ‘Posh.’ The play was a dark ensemble comedy, and its storyline revolved around a group of upper-class students at Oxford University.
His Career in Television
Harington’s career breakthrough came in 2011 when he landed his first television role. He had auditioned for a part in the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’, and he landed the role of Jon Snow. He first appeared in the fantasy series in the second season of the fantasy series and played Jon Snow until the conclusion of the series at the end of the eighth season in 2019. The actor received praise for his performance and won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television in 2012. He was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2016. By 2017, he was one of the highest-paid actors on television. While playing Jon Snow, Kit Harington continued to take on other television work. In 2015, he played the role of Charles Poole in the television film ‘7 Days in Hell.’ The following year, he created and executive produced the miniseries ‘Gunpowder. In the miniseries, he also played the role of Robert Catesby. Next, Harington provided a voice for a character in the television animation ‘Zog.’ In 2019, he co-hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ with Sara Bareilles. Most recently, he appeared in a 2020 episode of ‘Criminal: UK.’
Harington’s Film Career
Alongside his television career, Kit Harington has also appeared in many films. He made his film debut in 2012 when he played Vincent Smith in ‘Silent Hill Revelation.’ In 2014, Harington had roles in four films. He appeared in ‘Pompeii,’ ‘Testament of Youth,’ and ‘Seventh Son.’ His fourth film was providing the voice of Eret in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2.’ He reprised this voice role in 2019 for ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.’ Kit Harington played Will Holloway in the 2018 British spy film ‘Spooks: The Greater Good.’ A year later, he was Samuel in ‘Brimstone.’ His next film role was playing the lead and titular role in ‘The Death & Life of John F. Donovan.’
His Upcoming Projects and Other Work
Although Harington’s career has been in film and television since 2011, he returned to the stage in 2015. He had roles in both ‘The Children’s Monologues’ and ‘The Vote.’ Harington then starred in the West End production of Doctor Faustus. Unfortunately, he received poor reviews from critics. His most recent stage role was playing Austin in ‘True West’ at the Vaudeville Theatre between 2018 and 2019. Harington has also provided voices for two video games. He was the voice of Jon Snow for the 2015 game ‘Game of Thrones,’ then he provided the motion capture and voice of Salen Kotch for ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ in 2016. Furthermore, he provided the voice of Sir Galaad for ‘Chivalry’ on BBC Radio 4. Kit Harington is still active in the entertainment industry and has projects in the pipeline. One of his upcoming projects is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is set to play Dane Whitman in Eternals, which is being released in November 2021.
Kit Harington’s Net Worth
According to Parade.com, Kit Harington’s net worth is $14 million. He has predominantly made this money from playing Jon Snow in ‘Game of Thrones,’ as he was one of the highest-paid actors on television during the last three seasons of the series. However, he has also made money from his other television work and his film roles. He remains active as an actor, so it is likely he will further increase his net worth in the future.
The Actor’s Life Outside Work
In 2011, Harington began a relationship with his ‘Game of Thrones’ co-star Rose Leslie. The couple moved to Canonbury, London, in 2015, then also bought a 15th-century country home in Ipswich, Suffolk, in 2017. In the same year, they announced their engagement, then married in Scotland in 2018. The couple’s son was born in 2021. Outside of his work, Kit Harington supports The Royal Mencap Society, for which he is an ambassador. He has spent years fighting for the government to fund back pay to overnight carers to avoid organizations that are facing these bills going bankrupt and ending their services. Another project close to Harington’s heart is Longlands Care Farm, a livestock farm in Worcestershire that supports disadvantaged and vulnerable young people struggling in mainstream education. Harington also supports the work of the United Nations in ending the global refugee crisis.