From hating George RR Martin to claustrophobia, less known facts about Kit Harington ahead of ‘Baby Ruby’ release

From hating George RR Martin to claustrophobia, less known facts about Kit Harington ahead of ‘Baby Ruby’ release
Kit Harington is playing a titular role in the upcoming horror thriller 'Ruby Baby' (Tim P Whitby/Getty Images, IMDb)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Kit Harington is back with his intense choices in movies with 'Baby Ruby', a movie about the aftermath of motherhood and the life-altering changes in the lives of new parents. While the movie has already been released at the Toronto International Film Festival last year on September 9, 2022. The movie will hit the silver screens on February 3, 2023.


The 'Game of Thrones' star is known for his choices in the projects he takes on and how perfectly he chooses the character he plays. With all the good acting and perfect dialogue delivery, you might think that Harington has a lineage of actors behind him, but you're wrong! There are many aspects to his lineage that's both flabergasting and hard to believe.


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Harington has a big history of well-known people in his family and is someone who is pretty vocal about it. The 'Eternals' actor was named after 16th-century British playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe, whose first name was shortened to Kit, a name Harington prefers. Although Harington might seem like an actor doing great roles, he has a grand line of history behind him. If we question you right now about our beloved 'Game of Thrones' character Jon Snow, you might just score a 100, but we bet you know nothing about these lesser known facts about the 'Pompeii' actor. 


Harington played the lead as Albert Narracott

Before charming his great acting skills in movies, Harington went to drama school. He did a lead role of Albert Narracott in the National Theatre’s adaptation of the famous 'War Horse'. He also won two Olivier Awards for the same. Later, Harington was called for 'GoT' auditions, after the team saw his work in the theatrical adaptation of 'War Horse'. 

Harington is a descendant of King Charles II

Probably one of the famous descendants of Charles is none other than Harington, also known as, Jon Snow! Harington's father is Sir David Robert Harington, 15th Baronet, and their ancient family line is partly descended through Charles Lennox, first Duke of Richmond and Lennox.


Harington used to hate George RR Martin for a funny reason

Prior to playing Jon Snow on HBO Max's hit show 'Game of Thrones', Harington used to work as a book seller, and his main nemesis was actually the author. Harington hated the fact that George RR Martin's books were heavy and were used to sell like "hot cakes," which lead him to carry those heavy books and stack them more often.

Harington loves watching horror movies

Harington loves watching horror films, some of his top favorite films include 'The Shining', 'The Wicker Man', 'The Ring', and 'Scream'. The fact that he loves watching horror films and now playing a lead in the upcoming horror thriller is pretty much how manifestation works, right? 


Harington is claustrophobic

Harington has been out and open about his fear of cramped spaces. But as a dedicated actor and despite the fact of him being scared of tight spaces, he agreed to do the scene in 'GoT' season 6 during the "Battle of the Bastards" famous fight scene where he was entrapped under a huge pile of bodies. 

It was love at first site for Harington on the set of 'GoT'

As romantic as it sounds, Harington found the love of his life on the show that made him an international star. Harington played Jon Snow on 'Game of Thrones', while his wife, Rose Leslie, played 'Ygritte' on the same show but made on and off appearances. After her character was killed in the show, the budding romance was still in full sparks off-screen. After dating for several years, In June 2018, Leslie and Harington walked down the aisle in a romantic ceremony at Kirkton of Rayne church in Scotland.


Harington is one of the most versatile actors of our time, and his upcoming horror thriller is all about the newness of being a new parent. The film will be a great treat for those who are new parents themselves and want to witness a film that perceives their own struggles through the lens of horror.

'Baby Ruby' releasing in theatres on February 3, 2023.

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