Christopher Catesby Harington (born 26 December 1986) is an English actor. He studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and made his professional acting debut with the lead role as Albert Narracott in the critically acclaimed West End play War Horse at the National Theatre in 2009. In 2011, his breakthrough role as Jon Snow in the HBO epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019) earned him international recognition and several awards, including a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Television Series Drama in 2019 and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2016 and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2019.
Christopher Catesby Harington
26 December 1986
Acton, London, England
|Alma mater||Royal Central School of Speech and Drama|
Harington developed, produced and starred in the BBC drama series Gunpowder (2017) based around the leading role of his ancestor Robert Catesby in the Gunpowder plot. His film roles include the historical romance film Pompeii (2014) and the British period drama Testament of Youth (2014). He also voiced Eret in the How to Train Your Dragon film series.