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Interview for The Sunday Times Magazine (May 29, 2016)

In this new interview for The Sunday Times Magazine Kit talks about fame, sexism towards men and his cousin Laurent, who also appears with Kit in a new photoshoot session by Matt Holyoak. You can check those pictures in our gallery and also read the full interview.

We are meeting for an interview not to promote a blockbuster, but because he wants to talk about his cousin and friend Laurent, who has severe learning disabilities, lives in special housing and is assisted by the charity Mencap.

On screen, Harington almost always plays romantic warriors. The key to his appeal is that he plays these action roles with a bit of soul. His doleful brown eyes and husky delivery suggest a hero with a hinterland, a swordsman with a sensitive side. This is true off screen as well. He has a calm, measured aura that puts those around him at ease, not least Laurent, whose severe double diagnosis of autism and Down’s syndrome can make life difficult for his family.

Born two years apart, he and Laurent grew up together, part of a crew of five male cousins that included Harington’s brother Jack. But Laurent was always a bit different. “I can’t really pinpoint when I became aware that Laurent had Down’s syndrome,” says Harington. “But when I was young it was a matter of pride: my cousin has Down’s syndrome.”

He still feels that pride today. Because of Laurent, Harington has become an ambassador for Mencap, and shares the charity’s concerns over the effects that benefits cuts are having on people such as his cousin, whose social life is built around funded activities and clubs.


May 26, 2016 | BBC Radio 1 Breakfast with Nick Grimshaw

Kit was a guest at BBC Radio 1 Breakfast with Nick Grimshaw today. Even with a hoarseness, he talked about Doctor Faustus, Jon Snow lies, Obama love for Game Of Thrones and he also gets a surprise phone call from Maisie Williams!. You can watch videos from the interview bellow and gallery was also updated with pictures from the radio appearance and a new session, enjoy!

Xavier Dolan talks about ‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan’

Quebec filmmaker Xavier Dolan, who have won the Grand prix at the Cannes Film Festival for his latest feature film It’s Only The End of the World – considered the second-highest honour of the festival – talks about his next project The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.

The director presented the film in Cannes a few days ago, you can find more info about it here translation help please! and watch a short video of the presentation here. Our gallery was also updated with posters and pictures from that event. Filming begins this summer.

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan reportedly tells the story of American movie star, who begins a correspondence with an 11-year-old English actor that becomes public and begins to destroy his career and life due to the assumptions and insinuations of the Hollywood press. The film reportedly explores the hardships of fame and hurdles of the movie business through the lives of both actors and reflects on the issue of identity and diversity in Hollywood over the past decade.

You’re next film, The Death and Life of John F Donovan, will be both your first English-language film and the first shot in the U.S.. How is it coming along and what has the experience been like so far?

It’s all very exciting. We are in prep and start shooting in Montreal on July 9th for 40 days. Then, Prague and London in September and October, and New York for a split-second before Thanksgiving. So it’s mostly shot outside of the US. But it’s an American story, to be precise. So far, it’s been great, but we have a huge cast, not only in terms of notoriety, but in terms of the number of actors flying in and out of our set. It’s just very challenging to orchestrate all this, and still not make accommodating choices that compromise the film artistically or narratively speaking. But we’re doing good, I think. It’s been great with all the cast, and I’m excited about working with each of them.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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L’Uomo Vogue – May/June 2016

Kit graces the cover of the newest issue of L’Uomo Vogue photographed by Norman Jean Roy, and both scans and photoshoot are already in our gallery, enjoy!

It was the buzz of the year. After the shocking finale of the fifth season of Game of Thrones with the murder of Jon Snow by a group of traitorous Brothers of the Night and no indication from George R.R. Martin (author of the saga, who hasn’t yet published the sixth book and is thus on a lag with respect to the HBO series) as to the fate of the most popular of his heroes, the speculative frenzy of the fans has become a viral phenomenon ready to pounce on any tidbit of news. The hypothesis that he died, case closed, was first undermined by the fact that Kit continued to sport the trademark look demanded by the series, then by some photos stolen from the shooting location in Ireland, despite official statements by the network and the actor. Now we know: Jon Snow is alive. “Having to maintain absolute secrecy for so long has been a formidable test for understanding the psychology of other people on the basis of assumptions made. What I realized is that many people feel they have a much stronger connection with Jon Snow than I do”.

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