The rest of the interview can be read using the link below. Enjoy!
Kit Harington says not knowing how ‘Game of Thrones’ will end is amazing
Ready to see Kit Harington play a different kind of unlikely hero? Only this time, there are no dragons, dire wolves, or White Walkers in sight.
The “Game of Thrones” star has a key role in “Brimstone,” the bleak, violent and uncompromising Western from Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven. The film slowly, over the course of four in-film “chapters,” unveils the grim circumstances in which a young, mute frontier midwife and mother (Dakota Fanning) finds herself the target of an obsessed and unrelenting fire-and-brimstone preacher (Guy Pearce). Harington plays Samuel, a wounded cowboy running from trouble, who receives shelter from the 14-year-old Liz (Emilia Jones) and leaves a lasting mark on the girl as her life descends into horror.
Once again, Harington treads into territory that unflinchingly explores violence, brutality, and their aftereffects, much like the HBO fantasy series he’s best known for. After wrapping filming on the upcoming seventh season, he admits that he’s still marveling on how the show has moved forward so strongly, without a new volume in the epic A Song of Ice and Fire” series to shape it.
Moviefone: “Brimstone” is quite an amazing piece of filmmaking, and I imagine it was a very easy “yes” for you to get involved. But what were the specific motivators for you? What were the things you saw in the character and in the story that really got you excited creatively?
Kit Harington: I’ll be honest: I read the script a while before I joined it. Then, as sometimes happens, the role went to someone else. It went to Robert Pattinson. I kind of put it to bed in my head. Then whatever happened happened, and I came aboard very late.
I think first and foremost, I really wanted this role from the get-go because the script was so strong. It was so interesting. It was so surreal. It wasn’t really specific to any kind of genre.
Kit has done his first interview of the year with Elle USA and the digital scan can be found in the gallery and will be typed up in due course. At the end of 2016 I added lots of other missing scans to the gallery with more coming shortly. As you are all aware Kit is currently in Iceland filming Game of Thrones hence why things have been slightly quiet of late. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years holiday
Scans from Kits latest front cover for Augustman Singapore have been added to the gallery. I have typed up the interview for you to read and the rest can be found using the link below. Editorial images will be added once they are released. Enjoy!
Through tax incentives and great filming facilities, Vancouver and Toronto have long been the third and fourth most popular locations for filming in North America, after Los Angeles and New York, but this year Montreal joined the pack, with a considerable number of projects under way in Quebec’s largest city. That’s where we headed to meet Kit Harington, otherwise known as “Jon Snow” on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Filming the upcoming movie The Death and Life of John F Donovan, the 29-year-old British actor was on a extremely tight, 16-hours-a-day shooting schedule, under the direction of Xavier Dolan. I t was a miracle to be able to squeeze out a half-day with him.
A clever compromise between New York and Paris, Old Town Montreal in the summer is a lovely place to walk around, as many tourists visit the cobblestone-paved streets in this neighbourhood overlooking the Saint-Laurent river. Without a doubt, it was a glorious location for the Augustman crew to settle in, in the newly opened Epik boutique hotel. With wooden beams and a giant vintage wheel hanging from the roof, the top floor had an obvious Game of Thrones feel, making Harington feel right at home.
As promised the scans from Kit’s front cover for Elle Men China have been added to the gallery. I’m hoping to replace them with better quality when they become available
The interview Kit participated in for next months edition of W Magazine has been released. Scans and outtakes from the issue will be added next month once they become available. More of the interview can be read using the link below
Kit Harington is glad Jon Snow isn’t dead, too
The Emmy-nominated Game of Thrones actor did “thousands upon thousands of takes” to master the now famous scene where his character came back to life. And it was all worth it.
At the 2016 Emmy Awards, Game of Thrones’s Kit Harington and Mr Robot’s Rami Malek competed against each other in the category of best supporting actor. Although Malek ultimately took home the prize, in W’s Royals portfolio the two actors are side by side in the TV category. Harington is the classic royal, thanks to his portrayal of Jon Snow over the past six seasons. Before the fantasy series exploded and he became a sex symbol, he was just an unknown stage actor in London who got into fights in McDonald’s.
What was the first thing you auditioned for?
First ever thing I auditioned for? Would have been to get into drama school. I auditioned for those. But first professional job I ever auditioned for was a BBC comedy and I think when you’re coming out of drama school you like put so much effort and onus on that one audition. I can’t even remember what it was now, but I remember being so nervous for it.
Did you get it?
No. No, and then that felt like the biggest thing in the world as well. I didn’t get the job. “Oh, my god, I’m terrible.” And then I got, I got a job soon after that.
High quality scans from last months edition of The Wrap have been added to the gallery thanks to Fernanda. She has also kindly donated lots of content to add what is missing to the site so it can hopefully be made as complete as possible
Scans from 2016 > The Wrap
The images taken for Kits interview with The Wrap are now in the gallery along with the text which can be found using the link under some of the excerpt. Scans from it will also be uploaded when they become available. I know I say this more often than I have hot meals but such a gorgeous shoot and a video from it can be viewed here on the website. Credit and thanks to The Wrap for the pictures
WANTED, DEAD OR ALIVE
He came back from the dead in Episode 2 and he beat the sadistic baddie Ramsay Bolton to a pulp with his fists in Episode 9. Those two moments alone made HBO’s Game of Thrones hero Jon Snow the man who set pop culture ablaze this television season. But Snow and the man who plays him, Kit Harington, also had an entire season to remember on Game of Thrones—a series that leads all shows in Emmy nominations this year, and is the defending champ in the marquee Outstanding Drama Series category.
“With Thrones, you always get two or three scenes each season that you know are very important,” the 29-year-old British actor told TheWrap of the recently-concluded Season 6. “I found that this was one of my most powerful seasons on paper, and I wanted to do it justice.”
He did, and in the process Jon Snow became one of the few men who came out of the season with more power than he had going in. (Mostly, this was a season for the women on Game of Thrones.) Harington’s character had been stabbed to death at the end of the previous season, but sorceress Melisandre (Carice van Houten) brought him back from the dead, causing Snow to renounce his vow to the Night’s Watch and fight to win back his ancestral home, Winterfell, from the evil clutches of Bolton. It was the biggest, boldest season for TV’s biggest and boldest show—and unlike last year, when he was officially dead and sworn to secrecy, Harington was free to actually talk about it this time around.
A digital scan from this weeks edition of Evening Standard Magazine has been added to the gallery where Kit talks about his hometown of London and what he gets up to in his spare time
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”.
The rest of the interview can be found using the link below
Kit Harington is best known for playing the broody bastard Jon Snow on HBO’s hit drama fantasy series “Game of Thrones.” But rather than play moody action heroes for the rest of his career, Harington has decided to branch out sooner, rather than later, taking on the role of Roland Leighton in James Kent’s feature film directorial debut, “Testament of Youth.”
The film is based on Vera Brittain’s memoir of the same name, which chronicles her time as a nurse during World War I, in which her brother and her fiancé Roland fought. Roland is a romantic and a poet; a man of more words than the stoic Jon Snow. Indiewire chatted with Harington a few days after one of his most action-packed episode of “Game of Thrones” had just aired to inquire about his desire to say a bit more.
I have just read this so please be aware that if you have not seen the film and don’t want any spoilers to not continue. The full interview can be read using the link below
Kit Harington is a big romantic and calm down about his hair, guys
Kit Harington, it appears, likes to get dirty. The actor, who is cemented in our popular consciousness as Jon Snow, the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and the bastard son of Ned Stark, has a hard time staying out of the mud—literally. In Testament of Youth, out Friday, Harington plays Roland Leighton, the love interest of early feminist/pacifist Vera Brittain. And for the role the actor got to drag his clean-shaven, short-haired (gasp!) character through the trenches of war, poised in the position fans so often equate with his Game Of Thrones part.
However, unlike Snow, Leighton was a real person who fought in a real war—not just a war of the seven realms. That was was World War I, which was responsible for creating the “lost generation,” a term coined by Ernest Hemingway to describe the young people who came of age during the first modern, global war. Leighton’s life took on greater significance because of his friendship and then subsequent engagement to Vera Brittain, whose own memoir captured the toll the war took on the educated youth of Britain—and why that generation was, in particular, lost. The film adaptation of her story focuses on her, her brother, and his friends (one of whom includes her lover Leighton), and their role in the war. It’s an expansive, achingly beautiful portrait of a devastated England. The film, to be honest, is a sad watch—as anyone who is familiar with Brittain’s writing knows how it all ends. But there is joy found in the chemistry and affection between Alicia Vikander’s Vera and Kit’s Roland, which is worth the watch alone
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