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kids, as a way of culturally educating us. It did two things - put
an absolute hatred of theatre into my brother and did the
opposite for me!" he laughs.
While his brother is an IT manager at Abercrombie ¨ Fitch,
Harington's day job is a little more public. "Thrones is so famous,
it's maybe as big as anything out there - and to be one of the
recognisable faces from it… I've lost my anonymity," he admits. But
mostly, bar the odd encounter, he's had pleasant experiences. "As
long as I remember it's the show that's famous and not necessarily
me, then I don't get a massive ego. But I couldn't see the fame thing
getting much more intense than it is."
Somehow, he's managed to keep his private life relatively private.
Last year, he was linked to his Thrones co-star Rose Leslie, who
played his on-screen girlfriend Ygritte, but he recently con rmed
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he's been single for a while. Is he a romantic? "Yes," he smiles. "I've
done romantic things. I've travelled to other countries to get a girl
back or win over a girl. But I've never done anything hugely crazy.
That's how you end up looking like a stalker!"
One thing he isn't planning is to pursue any romantic leads. "It's
not really my gig at the moment." He will be tickling our funny
bones, though, with the upcoming HBO-produced 7 Days In Hell,
about a week-long tennis match, and co-starring Andy Samberg
and Lena Dunham. As for life after Thrones, Harington is ready. "I'm
expecting every TV show I do after this to be the same!" he laughs.
"It's not going to be but that's how I feel."
Spooks: The Greater Good and Game of Thrones: Season 5
will be released on DVD later this year
The Danish actor behind Jaime
Lannister has already romanced
Cameron Diaz (in The Other Woman)
and battled Tom Cruise (in Oblivion).
Next up is Alex Proyas' massive
fantasy spectacle Gods of Egypt and
California crime-thriller Shot Caller.
Hugely popular as Thrones' Tyrion
Lannister, Dinklage stole the
recent X-Men � lm as scientist
Bolivar Trask. While he's just
� lmed insider-trading comedy
Michelle Darnell, catch him this
summer with Adam Sandler in
alien-invasion tale Pixels.
Best known as Thrones' butch warrior Brienne
of Tarth, Christie is set for a massive year. She
joins Dormer for the � nal Hunger Games � lm,
Mockingjay - Part 2, and will then appear as
the armour-clad Captain Phasma in Star Wars:
The Force Awakens.
After taming dragons as Daenerys
Targaryen, Clarke has now slain
the Hollywood beast - co-starring
with Arnold Schwarzenegger in
Terminator Genisys. Next up, a
role in Jojo Moyes' tear-jerker Me
Before You, alongside The Hunger
Games' Sam Cla� in.
In tandem with playing Thrones'
Margaery Tyrell, Reading-born
Dormer appeared with Brad
Pitt in The Counsellor and Chris
Hemsworth in Rush. Also scoring
the role of Cressida in The Hunger
Games, she's just shot zombiehorror