Kit Harington plagued by bad weather on set
Kit Harington realizing he accidentally spoiled that his character Jon Snow is still alive in season five of Game of Thrones.
“I was called Kit from day one, really, I only found out my name was Christopher when I was 11. It was very strange, I went to school, and I remember that you had to do these tests to find out what set you’re in—how clever you are. I put down “Kit Harington,” and they looked at me like I was completely stupid, and they said, “No, you’re Christopher Harington, I’m afraid.” It was only then I learnt my actual name. That was kind of a bizarre existential crisis for an 11-year-old to have, but in the end I always stuck with Kit, because I felt that’s who I was. I’m not really a “Chris.”
He recently scooped Actor of the Year at the 2013 Young Hollywood Awards. “It was the first award I’ve ever been given,” Harington says. “I had to do an awards speech… I nearly shat myself.” - Kit Harington | Esquire UK