With a film career going from strength to strength and now a global fashion campaign in the pipelines, there are plenty of reasons to love Game of Thrones star Kit Harington.
We are always ready to champion British success, so after being told Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, is to be the new face of Jimmy Choo’s new men’s campaign we couldn’t be prouder. Or, for that matter, more obsessed with him.
Sandra Choi, Creative Director for Jimmy Choo, didn’t hold back when she described him as having a ‘natural and alluring masculinity and effortless sense of style’ and we’re inclined to agree.
Smouldering looks and husky Yorkshire accent aside, here are 7 reasons to love Kit Harington.
He’s a great first date:
‘I do think that a first date should be intimate. So I’d choose a nice dinner somewhere cozy, not too crowded, with good wine.’ Form an orderly queue ladies…
He is totally fine with nudity:
‘I think it’s one of those things… you take off your robe and there you are nude. And there’s a hundred people watching you and after the first 30 seconds, everyone’s seen everything. I’m quite happy to strut around naked after that.’ And so are we for that matter.
He’s real royalty:
He is a descendant of King Charles II via his grandmother, Lavender Cecilia Denny. Did someone say princess?
His family sound just lovely:
‘I’m very lucky, I’ve got two very loving parents, still very much together, and always been very supportive.’
This is one of the cutest stories we’ve ever heard:
‘I was called Kit from day one, really, I only found out my name was Christopher when I was 11. I went to school, and I remember that you had to do these tests to find out what set you’re in—how clever you are. I put down ‘Kit Harington’ and they looked at me like I was completely stupid, and they said, ‘No, you’re Christopher Harington, I’m afraid.’ It was only then I learnt my actual name. That was kind of a bizarre existential crisis for an 11-year-old to have, but in the end I always stuck with Kit, because I felt that’s who I was. I’m not really a Chris.’
He writes poetry:
‘I write absolutely terrible poetry but I enjoy it. It’s a release.’ Release away, Kit…
He starred in War Horse:
He played the lead role of Albert in the original West End version of War Horse, which is one of our favourite shows.