Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington may star in a three-part miniseries Guy Fawkes-inspired drama for the BBC. The series is based on the Gunpowder Plot made to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London and to kill King James I, in order to help restore a Catholic to the crown’ reported Deadline.
Interestingly the 29-year-old actor’s ancestors – on his father’s side – was in the Houses of Parliament when the head of Catesby was marched past the building after his execution. Speaking to Andrew Marr, Kit said: ‘When his head was marched past the Houses of Parliament on a pike, John Harington, on my father’s side, who was in the Houses of Parliament at the time, looked at him and is quoted as saying: “He’s an ugly fellow, isn’t he?”‘
The series, which has the working title ‘Gunpowder’ will be co-produced under Endemol Shine's Kudos and Harington's Thriker Films banner.