Harington brings Pompeii to life
Published 29/04/2014 | 14:17
He stars as slave-turned-gladiator Milo who is fighting to save his beloved from the clutches of a corrupt Roman senator as Vesuvius erupts and the city crumbles around them.
The actor was on the red carpet to promote the film with his co-star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje who plays fellow gladiator Atticus.
Kit, who also stars in fantasy adventure TV series Game Of Thrones, said: "I've done stuff similar to this genre with Game Of Thrones - holding a sword, sword fighting, kind of action hero stuff - and I was enjoying it, so I wanted to do more."
He continued: "I'd love to go back and tell my drama school self that he's going to be a gladiator, or a medieval warrior. I don't think you really know what life's going to throw at you, especially in the acting world.
"That's why I'm enjoying it so much, why I enjoyed this film. It's such an alien thing to think of myself doing."
The film is released in cinemas on April 30.