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Game of Thrones Kit Harington: 'I had to be a dead body in Northern Ireland. It was some of my best work'

By Claire Williamson

Jon Snow's fate is one of television's most burning issues - and actor Kit Harington has added further fuel to the fire by saying he played a "dead body" while in Northern Ireland.

The death of Jon Snow at the end of season five of the hit HBO series, which is partly filmed in locations across the country, left fans distraught after he was stabbed by members of his own Night's Watch.

But many are clinging onto the hope that he would be resurrected.

This fan theory appeared to be supported when the actor was spotted multiple times in Northern Ireland.

However now, in a recent interview Harington told the Sunday Times Culture Magazine that he has "finished" Game of Thrones.

He said: "I've finished Thrones. I have, I've died."

And in response to the sightings of him, Harington said he was in Northern Ireland producing some of his best work playing a dead body.

He said: "I had to be a dead body in Northern Ireland.

"You can't just forget that he's actually dead. I had to be a dead body. So there was a certain amount of filming that had to be done. I just hope everyone keeps watching the show. Which they will."

 "God now I'm gone, nobody's gonna watch it", he joked.

He added: "I'm bloody good at playing a dead body. I've actually found I'm good at it. It was some of my best work."

But as fans of the show know - anything can happen in Game of Thrones, so the anxious wait continues until April 24.

Series Six returns on April 24 on HBO in the US and will be simulcast on Sky Atlantic at 2am UK time. It will also air on April 25 on Sky Atlantic.

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