The BFI and Lionsgate UK announce today that they have joined forces to present a very special screening of the critically acclaimed Testament of Youth ahead of its UK release date. The event is the first in a major new programme called BFI Presents, designed to help grow audiences for independent British films.
The Testament of Youth event will be centred on London’s BFI Southbank on the evening of Monday 12 January, 2015, with audiences across the UK able take part via a live satellite link that will see the event simultaneously beamed into around 400 cinemas nationwide
Read more about the event here
“It was one of the things I worried most about coming into it,” explains Kit Harington of the decision to don a wig for his latest film role in Testament of Youth. “You can do whatever film you like but if everyone’s just concentrating on your hair there’s no point. It was important for me to do a character that didn’t look like me and to show people that I can look different. It was liberating.”
The 27-year-old actor has got used to talking about his hair. When the first trailer for Testament of Youth was released earlier this year, the internet exploded with headlines such as “Did the BBC make Jon Snow wear a wig?” and it’s been widely reported that his Game of Thrones contract stipulates that he cannot cut his hair. So does that mean he’s constantly recognised?
“I’ve got a disguise,” he says smiling, producing a hair bobble. “I tie it up.”
You can read more of Kits interview with Harpers Bazaar here
A few weeks ago Kit visited the University of Worcester to take part in a Q&A attended by some of their drama students. Pictures from his visit can be found on their Facebook page here.
University of Worcester Drama students received advice from a star of one of television’s most popular dramas last week.
Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow in HBO’s multi award-winning Game of Thrones, met a group of second year drama students to discuss his meteoric rise to fame and give tips to those who are interested in pursuing a career in the industry
I have added the digital scans to the gallery of Kits featurette with SWR (Stuff Worth Reading) magazine. I hope to be able to bring you the outtakes from the session soon but until then enjoy the interview and new pictures!
I have added some missing promotional images from Kit modelling Jimmy Choo’s Autumn/Winter menswear for 2014 in high quality to the sites gallery. They can be found by clicking here. Enjoy!
As you can see Kit Harington Online now has new matching main and gallery themes designed by the lovely Lora at English Rain Design. I do hope you like the sites new look as much as I do just in time for Christmas! If you spot any errors or broken links please let me know!
Quebecois wunderkind Xavier Dolan has cast Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington opposite Jessica Chastain in his Hollywood-set English language debut, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, which writer-director Dolan is prepping for an international spring shoot. Harington will play the titular American movie star, whose correspondence with an 11-year-old actor living with his mother in England is exposed, prompting ill-founded assumptions that begin to destroy his life and career.
I have added high quality digital scans to the gallery of Kits featurette in next months GQ British magazine. If I can get my hands on the actual magazine I will scan those to add to the gallery as well but for now enjoy a lovely interview accompanied by some gorgeous outtakes from it
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I came across yet another gorgeous shoot Kit has done for Madame Figaro for this months issue. I am sure more will pop up in the next few days and once I can get my hands on them they will be added. Click on the below link to see the full version which is now in the gallery in high quality
Edit: Another HQ outtake has been added!
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From school to HBO heavy hitter in two deft sword strokes, Kit Harington’s rise to stardom is the stuff of fantasy. GQ meets the Game Of Thrones actor ahead of its fifth series and discovers how the big screen will showcase the next instalment of this knight’s tale.
On not being allowed to cut his hair for the show:
“I’m more recognisable in public than much better-known actors. So many people watch, and I go around looking like my character.”
On always looking solemn:
“I’d get people coming up to me in the street and asking if I was OK. But this is my default. I laugh, I make jokes, I just happen to reside in this face.”
On finding success so quickly after drama school:
“It would be foolish to say I wish I’d gone through a period of longing. Because any actors going through a period of longing themselves would tear my f***ing face off.”
A new high quality still from Testament of Youth has been added to the gallery. Click on the picture to view it in full. Enjoy!