Christopher Catesby “Kit” Harington (born 26 December 1986) is an English actor who rose to fame playing the role of Jon Snow, one of the main characters in the series Game of Thrones. He starred as Albert Narracott in the original West End production of War Horse. Harington also played the lead role of Milo in the 2014 film Pompeii and Eret in How to Train Your Dragon. Before acting, Harington originally wanted to become a journalist, a cameraman or a war correspondent. While still in school, Harington landed the role of Albert in the National Theatre’s adaptation of War Horse. The play won two Oliver Awards, which saw Harington receive a great deal of recognition. He was later cast in his second play Posh, a dark ensemble comedy about upper-class men attending Oxford University. Harington landed his first television role as Jon Snow in the hit series Game of Thrones. The show debuted in 2011 to great critical acclaim. Harington’s role is largely filmed in Iceland and Northern Ireland. Harington made his cinematic debut in 2012 as Vincent in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. He was honored with Actor of the Year at the Young Hollywood Awards 2013, which celebrates the best emerging young talent in film, music and television. In 2014, he played Milo in Pompeii and voiced Eret in How to Train Your Dragon 2. In 2015, he appeared alongside Jeff Bridges in the film Seventh Son. Harington played Roland Leighton, the main character’s love interest, in Testament of Youth, which was released in October 2014. In December 2014, it was announced that he will be featured in Xavier Dolan’s upcoming movie The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, alongside Jessica Chastain. He will star in the 2015 HBO short film 7 Days In Hell, a film about a 7 day tennis match.