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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I think this may be one of my favourite photoshoots Kit has ever done. Unfortunately I was only able to find medium quality pictures from the shoot so far but they will be replaced if and when I find higher quality images. The scans from the magazine will follow as soon as I am able to get my hands on the issue. Until then I have typed out the interview that accompanies the shoot below. Enjoy it!
The pictures from this interview from todays Guardian Observer will follow tomorrow once I find the magazine version of it and better quality pictures from the shoot itself. Until then enjoy the interview which can be read using the link below
Playing Jon Snow in Game of Thrones has made Kit Harington a star. But he isn’t all swords and brooding looks. He talks to Ed Cumming about Spooks, politics and his role as a dim-witted tennis player
Two weeks before I meet Kit Harington I am waiting to be let into the premiere of the fifth season of Game of Thrones and get talking to a middle-aged man. The programme is HBO and Sky Atlantic’s golden trumpet, so they have rented the Tower of London for the night and erected a 1,000-seat cinema in its moat. Dragons are projected on to the outer walls; flaming torches line the approach. The queue is long and intractable. The man next to me, it turns out, is David Harington, or “Jon Snow’s father”, as he introduces himself, but even this is not enough to help him skip to the front. We stand in the drizzle and chat about his son.
“The thing Kit always says is that he’d do the acting for free,” says Harington Sr. “It’s all this other stuff that he gets paid for – the fame, the attention, the loss of privacy.” As if on cue, from somewhere beyond the wall comes a barrage of teenage shrieks. Kit has arrived on the red carpet. His voice booms incomprehensibly from a speaker. More screams, distant camera flashes. David sighs, but pride beams out of him. “He’s so busy that sometimes the easiest way to find out what’s happening to him is to search online. Google Analytics thinks I’m a 17-year-old girl from South America.”
Big thankyou to my friend Annika for sending me the scans of Kit in next months addition of Empire magazine
Also if you are in the UK Kit will be appearing on our screens tomorrow on The Graham Norton Show to promote Spooks: The Greater Good. Be sure to tune in!