Used to work in a book store where he often had to lift heavy copies of the ''A Song Of Ice and Fire'' series and grew to dislike George RR Martin as a result.
Sees himself first and foremost as a theatre trained actor.
He has English, as well as Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish, approximately 1/128th Spanish, and remote French, ancestry. His father is from a prominent family, and descends from Earls, Baronets, Peers, Dukes, and Viscounts.
On Pompeii (2014), Kit Harington undertook a heavy 'bulking' regime and a diet of 3000 calories a day to put on 2 stone of weight in 5 weeks. He then went on a very severe diet and 'cutting' regime for 4 weeks to cut back from 12 stone to 10 stone acquiring intense muscle definition in the process.
Attended the Central School of Speech and Drama.