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Game of Thrones star visits University of Worcester

Worcester Editorial 15th Dec, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

STARSTRUCK drama students were paid a visit from one of television’s biggest names as they got some top tips on how to pursue their dreams.

Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow in HBO’s multi award-winning Game of Thrones, met the University of Worcester students to discuss his meteoric rise to fame and give advice to those who are interested in pursuing a career in the industry.

The 27 year-old actor is a former Worcester resident, and an ex-pupil of Alison Reeves, course leader in drama and performance at the University.

Ms Reeves said: “We were delighted to be able to welcome Kit to the university, and that the students had the chance to ask him about different aspects of his career and of the industry.

“Having taught Kit around a decade ago and followed his progress since, he is a fantastic example of someone who has put his heart and soul into his work and through skill, determination and hard work has made a great success of himself.”

The actor, who has previously starred in the stage adaptation of War Horse and the 2014 historical epic Pompeii, spoke to a group of twenty students who have recently completed a directed public performance module, which saw them each take on both an acting and a non-performance role.

Half of the group staged an adaptation of Swallows and Amazons, while the other half put together The Gilded Remains, which was inspired by Game of Thrones.

Student Harry Kettle said: “It was an interesting experience to be able to learn about a variety of aspects of the acting business.

“Kit was insightful and was genuinely interested in the questions that we asked.”


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