Kit Harington Net Worth $15 million
Kit Harington salary $1,100,000
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Kit Harington is an English actor and his current net worth is $15 million.
Born in Acton, London as the son of Deborah Jane, a former playwright, and Sir David Richard Harrington, 15th Baronet, a businessman, his full name is Christopher Catesby Harington.
He got his name after Christopher Marlowe, whose first name was shortened to Kit, a name which Harington prefers.
Harrington comes from a royal family. His uncle, Sir Nicholas John Harrington, 14th Baronet and his patrilineal great-grandfather was Sir Richard Harington, 12th Baronet.
Through his paternal grandmother, his eight-great-grandfather is Charles II of England.
Growing up, he attended Southfield Primary School, from 1992 to 1998. Along with his family he moved to Worcestershire, where he studied at the Chantry High School, until 2003.
He showed an interest in acting after watching a production of Waiting for Godot, at 14 years old.
During his school years, he used to perform in many school productions. He studied Drama and Theatre at Worcester Sixth Form College.
At 17 he attended a drama school after a performance by Ben Whishaw as Hamlet inspired him to do so.
A year later he moved to London, and at 19 he attended the Central School of Speech and Drama, from where he graduated in 2008.
However, he didn’t have the intention of becoming an actor, first he wanted to become a journalist.
How did Kit Harington get famous?
While still at drama school, he earned the role of Albert in the National Theatre’s adaptation of War Horse.
War Horse won two Oliver Awards and gained him some popularity and a great deal of recognition.
A few years later he received a role in his second play, Posh, a dark ensemble comedy about upper-class men attending Oxford University.
After the first play, War Horse, he auditioned and landed his first television role as Jon Snow in HBO’s drama Game of Thrones.
How does Hit Harington make money?
Upon the show’s premiere in 2011 he became internationally famous. The show is currently at its 7 season and has already another one coming.
For his performance in the show he has received great critical acclaim as well as a nomination for Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television, among others.
Last year, in 2016, he received a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
In 2017 he is one of the highest-paid actors on television with earnings estimated at $1.1 million per episode.
In 2012 he made his cinematic debut as Vincent, in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. But his first major leading role came in Pompeii where he played Milo.
The same year he landed his voice in How to Train Your Dragon 2, which had critical success.
From there he continued to appear on many films, such as in Seventh Son.
As of his personal life, he started dating Game of Thrones co-star Rose Leslie in 2012, but confirmed their relationship in 2016. The couple moved together in 2017.