How Old Is Game of Thrones Star Kit Harington?
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How Old Is Game of Thrones Star Kit Harington?

On Game of Thrones, Kit Harington portrays Night’s Watchman and famous bastard, Jon Snow. In the A Song of Ice and Fire books, upon which Game of Thrones is based, Jon is a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed fourteen-year-old boy; on the show he's been aged up, but not bu that much. However, Kit is clearly a lot older than that... he’s got a full beard for Hodor’s sake! So, just how old is Kit?

Kit was born on December 26, 1986, making him 27 years old (no wonder we found it so hard to believe Jon was a virgin). In case you’re wondering, Richard Madden, who played Jon’s half-brother Robb Stark, is also 27, which lines up with their depiction in the books where Robb is the same age as Jon. And what about Jon’s ex, Ygritte? While she’s supposed to be about four years older than Jon in the books, Rose Leslie, who plays her on the show, is... wait for it... also 27!

It sure seems to us like 27 is the lucky number for Game of Thrones actors. Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), and Oona Chaplin (Talisa Stark) are also the big two-seven, making the Seven Kingdoms seem more like Twenty Seven Kingdoms to us (sorry).

05.2.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Johnny Brayson
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