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Christopher Catesby Harington

Immediate Family:

Son of Sir David Richard Harington, 15th Baronet and Private
Husband of Rose Leslie
Brother of Private

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Kit Harington

Harington 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.

In the BBC drama Catesby he plays his relative Robert Catesby (his mother is a Catesby but Geni doesn't currently show a direct line of descent - he is a 1st cousin, 12 times removed through his father) but he is descended on the paternal line from John Harington, a lord on the other side of the struggle.

When a spiked head was victoriously presented outside the Houses of Parliament days after the failed gunpowder plot of 1605, one Lord is alleged to have remarked: “He’s an ugly fellow, isn’t he?”

The Lord in question was John Harington, ancestor of actor Kit Harington on his father’s side.

The head however belonged to Robert Catesby – the mastermind of the gunpowder plot. Who happens to be a direct ancestor of Harington’s mother.

Kit Harington’s ancestors were on opposite sides of the gunpowder plot – and now he’s playing one, iNews

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Kit Harington's Timeline

December 26, 1986