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!