Kit Harington was “seconds” far from death when he got into trouble in a swimming pool when he was only four years of age.
The Game of Thrones actor who plays the role of Jon Snow got into challenges in the water however was saved just “seconds” previously it was past the point of no return.
He remembered: “Once, I nearly drowned in a swimming pool. When I was four. I was seconds away from death, apparently.”
The 31-year-old actor – who is now married to his previous Game of Thrones co-star Rose Leslie – used to have an unpredictable relationship with his older sibling and said jokingly his profession originates from the manner in which he used to have the capacity to cause his brother trouble effectively when they were young.
Talking about the sibling rivalry in his new play True West – in which he stars on London’s West End alongwith Johnny Flynn – he told the Sunday Times Culture magazine.
“My older brother will find this play hilarious, because he used to kick the s**t out of me.
We’re very, very close, but we fought when we were younger. There’s something in this play that appeals to that side of me and my brother’s relationship, way back when. We were quite competitive.
I won’t tell you what my brother used to do to me, because it was horrible….”
Following quite a while of featuring as Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, he is pleased to restore the stage.
“I’ve just worked in television for nine years.
There is always an appeal to doing theatre for me. There never won’t be.
[Johnny and I] were saying over lunch how we were both taken to the theatre constantly as kids. It really is bred into you as an English actor, this love.”