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West End venture for Game of Thrones star Kit Harington

By Lorna Cooper

Kit Harington has said he wants to take on as wide a variety of roles as possible during his "out" period on Game of Thrones.

The 29-year-old actor, best known for playing Jon Snow in the hit HBO series filmed in Northern Ireland, will portray Doctor Faustus in a new West End production of the Christopher Marlowe classic next month.

Harington welcomed his new venture because it marks a departure from the type of part he is normally offered.

He said: "All actors crave variety and there can be a laziness you slip into when you go back to a character every year, and I definitely slipped into it in the past. I need to do everything possible in my out period."

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