Kit Harington hopes for a good death

Last updated 05:00 27/08/2014
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HOPING FOR A GREAT DEATH: Game of Thrones actor Kit Harrington.

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Kit Harington reveals all any Game of Thrones actor wants is a good death.

The British hunk plays Jon Show in the hit fantasy drama, based on the epic novels by George R. R. Martin.

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The show has an extensive cast list, which also means a high turnover of actors as the characters are killed off in quick succession thanks to the many battle scenes. While Harington  remains in the series, losing co-stars can be tough. 

"It's hard to say goodbye to people all the time because we have such a wonderful actors. It's part of what makes our show our show. I think all that everyone wants is a good death," Harington revealed to the British edition of Glamour magazine. 

The 27-year-old's casting in Game of Thrones was his first foray into television, after beginning his career in theatre.

He bagged the lead role of Albert in the stage version of War Horse while still studying, which went on to win two Olivier Awards.

Harington's move onto the small screen means he's become a household name, and is often recognised by fans of the show.

"I do get recognised a lot - more than most, actually. People are usually very excited, and I don't want to spoil the character for them. I try not to talk too much," he smiled.

The long haired star has also moved into the world of movies, with starring roles in Pompeii and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Talking about voicing the character of Eret in the popular Dragon flick, Harington previously revealed what drew him to the project. 

"Like any successful animated film, it's not just a kids' film. It deals with some very adult issues," he recently explained to Collider.

"The really interesting thing is the estranged parents. I haven't seen many animated films where they deal with something that so many kids in our world deal with, in having parents that are split up."

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