Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, reveals a James Bond connection

Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, reveals a James Bond connection ...

Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, has discovered the connection between his family and James Bond's origins.

After spending the better part of a decade as a Prince Who Was Promised (supposedly), it turns out his actual family is linked to the legacy of Britain's greatest fictional spy.

Kit searched for his grandparents' involvement in World War II because he hadn't been able to meet his grandfather John on a recent episode of My Grandparents' War on Channel 4.

John, King Edward III's 22nd-time great-grandson, was recruited by naval intelligence and connected with James Bond creator Ian Fleming.

Although there is no definitive proof that John was the inspiration for Bond, this information was a major revelation for Kit and his own father, Sir David Harington.

"We couldn't uncover great details about it, but we know he was spies on [the enemy]," he told The Telegraph.

"I thought, "It's really worthwhile to look into my father's parents, because I've heard some rumors and Chinese whispers about what they've been involved with."

Kit also discovered that his grandmother fought against the Nazis in World War II as one of the codebreakers stationed in Bermuda to decipher enemy messages.

Kit, like most of the greatest men of his generation, has been enlisted to play James Bond over the years, but he revealed to Digital Spy a few years ago that he did not want to play him.

Now that Daniel Craig has stepped down, may Jon Snow's opinion about playing 007 change?

On Prime Video UK, the James Bond films are now available to stream.