Game of Thrones Actor Kit Harington To Play His 17th Century Ancestor in BBC Drama Gunpowder

Posted by Jean-Yves on Aug 29, 2017

Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington will be seen in another costumed drama, this time BBC One’s Gunpowder. The series is based on a failed assassination attempt called Gunpowder Plot. Interestingly, Kit will portray his own 17th century ancestor Robert Catesby.

Kit had previously revealed that he is a descendant of Robert Catesby, the brains behind the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. He is going to portray the same character in Gunpowder. Other notable actors in the drama series are Peter Mullan, Tom Cullen, Edward Holcroft, Shaun Dooley and Robert Emms.

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