Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington


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Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington has issued an emotional plea for people to educate themselves about disabilities.

Harington’s cousin Laurent has Down’s Syndrome, and Harington lamented the fact that people sometimes feel uncomfortable around people with disabilities.

The actor who plays Jon Snow in the hit HBO programme said: “My cousin Laurent and I are similar ages and grew up together sharing many things, the same sense of humour and the same passion for film and theatre being chief among them. We had a wonderful loving upbringing in the same family and had a great time growing up, many times under the same roof and became close friends as well as cousins. My only major difference with Laurent is that he has Down’s Syndrome.

 

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