How old is Kit Harington, when did Game of Thrones' Jon Snow actor get engaged to Rose Leslie and how tall is he?

Here's everything you need to know about the leading man of Westeros who's getting married to his former flame on GoT…

Who is Kit Harington?

Kit Harington, born Christopher Catesby Harington, was born in 1986 on Boxing Day and raised in Acton, London.

His parents are playwright Deborah Catesby and Sir David Richard Harington, 15th baronet and businessman.

The star started focusing on his craft at sixth form, studying drama and theatre before attending the Central School of Speech and Drama at the age of 18.

Despite playing a powerful and brilliant warrior in Game of Thrones, Kit is actually a bit shorter than many people might think.

He is only 5ft 7in (170.2cm) – not that it stops him from standing tall on the battlefield.

Kit was reported to earn nearly £1m an episode during the latest series of the HBO hit.

Who does Kit play in Game of Thrones?

On the HBO fantasy series, Kit plays Jon Snow – the so-called "bastard" son of the Stark family, leader of Winterfell and (secretly) the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.

What is currently known to few in the series is that Jon is secretly a Targaryen – with his mother Lyanna Stark married to Rhaegar Targaryen, before she died giving birth to him.

To protect him, Eddard Stark raised him as his own as a bastard, which saw him frequently bullied for his status.

In the series, he has just slept with his aunt Daenerys Targaryen, though neither of them know of their blood ties, and has pledged her allegiance to her to help her claim the Iron Throne.

It was on the set of the epic smash hit that he met and fell in love with Rose Leslie, who played his wildling lover Ygritte, in 2012

What other films has Kit featured in?

Following Kit's first screen role as Jon Snow in GoT, he starred in Silent Hill: Revelation the year after.

Since then, he has appeared in a series of TV movies, including 7 Days in Hell – a Wimbledon-based comedy opposite Andy Samberg.

In 2014, he also appeared in the historical film Pompeii.

Following the end of Game of Thrones, he is due to star in the lead role of The Death and Life of John F Donovan later in 2018.

Kit will also lend his voice to Sir Gadabout in Zog, a one-off animated special that will air on BBC One at Christmas.

Has Kit performed in the theatre?

Kit made his stage debut on the West End performing in War Horse.

As part of the Central school, he also featured in a series of Shakespeare plays, including Love's Labours Lost and Titus Andronicus.

In 2016, he took on the lead role of Doctor Faustus, and also appeared in Posh (the tense play based at Oxford University that inspired the 2015 film, The Riot Club).

Is Kit engaged to Rose Leslie?

The Sun exclusively revealed that the pair got engaged in September 2017

The couple met on the set of the hit show when they played onscreen lovers, but they are now getting married in real life.

A source said: “They’re yet to set a date, but told friends and family last week that they’ve got engaged.

“Kit’s known for ages he’s wanted to marry Rose but he wanted them to get a house and settle down a bit first.

“After moving in together in January he felt it was the right time to take the next step.”

When will Kit and Rose marry and what are their plans?

Kit and Rose are set to tie the knot later in April at a castle in Aberdeen in front of 200 pals.

And The Sun's Bizarre column exclusively revealed that they they have hired an exciting band in the form of all-conquering outfit Mumford & Sons.

A source said: "Kit and Rosie are huge fans, so they jumped at the opportunity to get Mumford & Sons to perform at their wedding.

"Kit met the boys on Graham Norton’s show in 2015 and he’s kept in touch with them ever since."

Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show in October 2017, Kit explained how he had got in touch with Game of Thrones producer to let them know filming schedules would have to change for their nuptials.

He said that as they met on the show, production is going to be shut down so everyone can attend the bash.

He explained: “I rang him up and I said, ‘I’m getting married and it’s your fault actually’… I think for the final season he is so stressed that he’s reached that peaceful level.

"I was like, ‘You need to factor in a Game of Thrones wedding by the way.’ They [the cast] have all got to be there so the whole thing has got to shut down."

However, he quashed any rumours of the couple having a Game Of Thrones themed wedding.

He laughed:"No. There is absolutely no chance of me convincing her of that."

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