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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

Published 21/03/2016

Game of Thrones: Jon Snow was last seen looking decidedly dead after being stabbed by his own Night's Watch comrades
Game of Thrones: Jon Snow was last seen looking decidedly dead after being stabbed by his own Night's Watch comrades
Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow in the hit TV show

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.

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark – photo Macall B. Polay/HBO
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark – photo Macall B. Polay/HBO
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei and Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen – photo Macall B. Polay/HBO
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy and Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark and Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton and Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Patrick Malahide as Balon Greyjoy – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
John Bradley-West as Samwell Tarly and Hannah Murray as Gilly – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Dean-Charles Chapman as Tommen Baratheon and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Gemma Whelan as Yara Greyjoy – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister and Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark - photo Macall B. Polay/HBO
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen – photo Macall B. Polay/HBO 
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister and Conleth Hill as Varys – photo Macall B. Polay/HBO
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister – photo Macall B. Polay/HBO
Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell and Hannah Waddingham as Septa Unella – photo Helen Sloan/HBO
Carice van Houten as Melisandre – photo Helen Sloan/HBO

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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