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(Interview) The Sunday Times Magazine

Last month The Sunday Times did a wonderful interview with Kit about his recent involvement with Mencap of which he is now an ambassador for. I’ve typed out the interview and the rest of it can be found using the link below the excerpt

The Interview: Kit Harington, Game of Thrones actor

“In photoshoots when I’m asked to strip, I’ve felt the sexism”

It’s not easy keeping secrets in showbiz, but Kit Harington turned out to be rather good at it. For almost a year, after the Game of Thrones star’s character, Jon Snow, was turned into a pincushion by his supposedly loyal men in the Night’s Watch, all anyone wanted to know was whether he was really dead. The information was highly classified — even Barack Obama wasn’t able to find out the answer when he quizzed one of the show’s directors about the fate of his favourite character.

But Harington proved well suited to keeping it under his armour and batted away questions from journalists, friends and hangers-on with a succession of terse rejoinders. In fact the only time he appears to have cracked was when a police officer pulled him over for speeding. The bobby offered to let him off the ticket if he would admit whether Snow lived. Harington blabbed, and the officer let him go with a respectful “On your way, Lord Commander”.