Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE - IAN HOR­SWILL

IT has been a lit­tle over a month since Jon Snow died in the fi­nale of the fifth sea­son of the hit TV show Game of Thrones.

Spec­u­la­tion has been rife about whether Snow, played by English ac­tor Kit Har­ing­ton, is re­ally dead.

Di­rec­tor David Nut­ter con­firmed he’s dead, even telling a con­cerned US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama he’s dead. Har­ing­ton him­self has stated Snow is dead.

But Har­ing­ton has been seen ar­riv­ing in Belfast as ac­tors be­gan their script read- through for the keenly an­tic­i­pated sixth sea­son, due to hit screens next April.

Har­ing­ton was also spot­ted at Wim­ble­don sport­ing a Jon Snow hair style.

Har­ing­ton was spot­ted by fan site “Watch­ers on the Wall”, on a flight to Belfast – the show is filmed in North­ern Ire­land – with ac­tor Tom Wlaschiha, who plays the mys­te­ri­ous Jaqen H’ghar.

The pic­ture is the big­gest in­di­ca­tion that Kit will still play a role in Thrones de­spite Snow seem­ingly hav­ing been stabbed to death by his mates in the Night’s Watch.

Fans who bumped

into Har­ing­ton claimed he re­fused to take pic­tures be­cause he “wasn’t al­lowed”.

This is in stark ( ahem) con­trast to Har­ing­ton’s own words in an in­ter­view with En­ter­tain­ment Weekly.

“I had a sit- down with Dan ( Weiss) and David ( Be­nioff), we did the Tony So­prano walk ( let­ting an ac­tor know they’re be­ing whacked). And they said: ‘ Look, you’re gone, it’s done’.”

Har­ing­ton even added he was an­noyed about an ar­ti­cle that stated he was get­ting a pay rise for sea­son six and had even been op­tioned for sea­son seven.

“I don’t know where it came from, but it was in­ac­cu­rate. It’s go­ing to put ques­tions into your head and into fans’ heads that things are not what they are,” he said.

“I have never been told the fu­ture of things in this show, but this is the one time I have. They sat me down and said, ’ This is how it is.’

“If any­thing in the fu­ture is not like that, then I don’t know about it – it’s only in David and Dan and Ge­orge’s ( RR Martin) heads.

“But I’ve been told I’m dead. I’m dead. I’m not com­ing back next sea­son. So that’s all I can tell you, re­ally.”

BIG RU­MOUR: Kit Har­ing­ton as Jon Snow

in Game of Thrones and ( above) the photo from


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