West End venture for Game of Thrones star Kit Harington
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."