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Full NameDavid Richard Harington
First NameDavid
Middle NameRichard
Last NameHarington
Birth CountryUnited Kingdom
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseDeborah Jane
No Of Children2

David Richard Harington is a businessman who owns a bookstore. He is recognized as the father of English actor and producer Kit Harrington

Kit Harington wanted to be a journalist 

Son of David Richard, Kit Harrington, is one of the most admired and commanding actors in Hollywood

Born on 26 December 1986 in Acton, which lies in London, he attended drama and theatre during his early days. 

A graduate of the Central School of Speech and Drama, Kit wanted to be a journalist, cameraman, and war correspondent at first. 

David Richard Harington with his son, Kit Harington, and wife, Deborah Jane.
David Richard Harington with his son, Kit Harington, and wife, Deborah Jane. Source:

But when his first time acting drama won numerous awards and got great recognition, he jumped into the acting career. 

He got his first breakthrough in the HBO drama 'The Games of Thrones' in the role of Jon Snow

After being rewarded with several awards and appreciation, he was picked for other seasons of the show as well. In 2017 he was among the list of highest-paid actors on television.


David is married to Deborah Jane Catesby, a former playwright. His son is married to Rose Leslie, co-actor of Game Of Thrones.

It was during July 2011 when Kit meets Rose Leslie for the first time on the set of 'Games of Thrones.' 

They were onscreen couples playing the role of Jon Snow and Ygritte in the show. 

The onscreen reel couple converted into a real couple officially on 27 September, when the Kit announced his engagement to Rose publicly. 

But the couple were already together long before that and were dating since 2012

The rumor of their affairs came around when TMZ released the couple holding hands together. 

However, they have claimed all affairs rumors as fake and were friends only before.

Finally, David's son Kit married his reel life inamorata in real life on 23 June 2018

The nuptial ceremony was held at Rayne Church in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in between his family members, friends, and celebrity co-workers. 

David Richard Harington's son, Kit Harington, and Rose Leslie during their marriage.
David Richard Harington's son, Kit Harington, and Rose Leslie during their marriage. Source:

Adopt a traditional outfit for the wedding

No doubt, David's son Kit's personality is handsome and adored by fans, but most of the time, he used to surprise people with his awful dresses. 

His outfit during public appearances made the public believe that he knows nothing about fashion. 

Just before six months of his wedding, he was titled GQ's worst-dressed man. 

But the titles fade away when the pictures of his extra elegance and stylish looks from his wedding ceremony were released to the public. 

His decision to adopt the traditional morning suit with pinstripe trousers and a contrasting ivory waist coast for marriage complements him. 

David Richard Harington's son, Kit Harington looks for his wedding.
David Richard Harington's son, Kit Harington looks for his wedding. Source:

Such types of outfits were designed during the 19th century for horse riding gentlemen and later progressed as the standard formal dress. 

The king of the North used to wear such outfits. Renowned footballer David Beckham was also seen with the same stylish outfits for the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan.

Fall for wife while shooting in Iceland

Iceland is a beautiful and magical place for Kit

In an interview with Forbes, he mentioned that it's in Iceland, where he started falling for his wife while shooting for his popular show, 'The Games of Star.' 

His favorite memory of shooting the entire season of the show in Iceland

He called Iceland a beautiful place because the Northern Lights of the place are magical and because he falls in love there. 

The actor expressed that as he was captivated by her already plus, she was playing his love interest in the show, so it was easy to fall in love with her.


David has two children. Kit Harington's only sibling is John Catesby Harington. There is not much information about his personal life and profession except his name.

David Richard Harington's sons, Kit Harington and John Catesby Harington.
David Richard Harington's sons, Kit Harington and John Catesby Harington. Source: BHW Magazine

Kit became a dad recently, know about his experience with parenting

Kit was captured sharing his experience of him being a dad. The Tonight Show Host Jimmy Fallon congratulated him on being a parent. 

Kit, in response, said that he, along with his spouse, was thrilled. He praised his newborn as a lovely one who is running six months old

He says that his little boy is on his gorgeous little stage and shares that it all came about because they went into the pandemic. 

He and his spouse Rose didn’t know how much the pandemic would last but instead got all kinds of apocalyptic and romantic and then got a baby; Kit shared.  

On asking if he did get the advice from other parents, Kit replied so many. He added that anybody who is a parent knows you get so much advice leading up to it and claimed it is all useless. 

It’s all stuff like, it’s going to be great or you are going to love it, what a wonderful thing. 

Also, Kit says that having a baby is as no one tells you that a new roommate just dumped into your life to whom you have not interviewed, who doesn’t know any of the house rules, breaks all the rules, but then you eventually fall in love with him, so you can’t kick him out. 

These are all procedures Kit explains as parenting. He shared that in the morning time, his son has this bright smile which he claims to be the best part. 

He further shared that his spouse is the one who his son seems to respect and love claiming Rose to be his son's safe place whereas claiming himself to be just sheer entertainment. 

Is Kit extremely claustrophobic?

Many of you might not know, but David’s son Kit is claustrophobic. During the shoot of Game of Thrones season six, Battle of the Bastards, he mentioned that he had to face extreme claustrophobia. 

He has got few fears where spiders are also the one. Other than that, the worst is his claustrophobia, sharing he is afraid of crowds, pointing out that he panics every time he is in a crowd.

Lastly, he explained the climactic scene in the movie is the most terrifying and uncomfortable thing he has done to date. 

Net Worth

David Richard has not revealed his net worth until now. However, his son, Kit's net worth is as follows:

Net Worth(2019-present)$12 Million
Salary1.1 Million per episode


  1. The famous and beloved actor Kit is known for his outstanding performance in the widespread show 'The Games of Thrones.' 

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Updated On Mon Apr 11 2022 Published On Tue Sep 01 2020 By shaumya

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