British actor Kit Harington has come a long way over the course of the past few years, thanks hugely to the global success of the hit HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, where he has become a household name in the role of Jon Snow. With Kit having to keep his look a certain way for his role as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, there has almost been a limitation on what new roles he can take on in new projects.
With Kit Harington having the long hair and the beard, it was only fitting that he landed the role of Robert Catesby in the new BBC One drama series Gunpowder, which focuses on the treasonous plans of Guy Fawkes. There are a lot of similarities between Jon Snow and Robert Catesby but Kit has insisted that he now wants to start taking on some more modern roles in his future acting projects.
Harington said, "I think [the role of Robert] fit quite well with me not being able to cut my hair! Why I would ever desire to film in cold, muddy places on horses, I have no idea. I'm personally done now with Medieval in the 1600s. Something with guns. I want to move myself more modern, slowly!"
While we have loved seeing Kit Harington playing Jon Snow in Game of Thrones and we are looking forward to him in the role of Robert Catesby in the new series Gunpowder, we have to admit that we are excited at the thought of getting to see Kit taking on some more modern action movie roles in the near future.