Many people know Rose Leslie as an award-winning actress, but few people know that Rose is actually of Scottish nobility. Although the young actress was born into a noble family, she did not let this stop her from realizing her dreams. Rose came into the limelight after winning a Scottish BAFTA award for best acting performance for her role in New Town, but she is best known for her roles in Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones.
Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie was born on February 9, 1987, in Aberdeen, Scotland. She comes from a noble family and grew up in Lickleyhead Castle, Aberdeenshire. Sebastian Arbuthnot-Leslie, Rose’s father, is the leader of Clan Leslie – a Scottish kinship group, while her mother – Candida Mary Sibyl – belongs to the Clan Fraser.
Rose attended Rayne North School in Aberdeenshire before moving to Millfield, a private school in Somerset. She went on to spend three years at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
At the beginning of her career, the Scottish actress worked for BBC Radio. She made her screen debut in the film New Town in 2009 and also got the leading role in the play Bedlam at the Globe Theatre. Her breakthrough came when she played the role of a housemaid in the ITV drama Downton Abbey.
In 2012 she was cast in the popular fantasy series Game of Thrones, where she played the role of Ygritte, for which she received excellent reviews. In 2014 she starred in the horror movie Honeymoon alongside Harry Treadway. The following year she starred in the adventure movie The Last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel and Elijah Wood.
The actress, who is of Scottish, English, and Mexican descent, has other personal interests including climbing, cooking, skiing, archery, running, and tennis.
Who is her Husband – Kit Harington?
Christopher Catesby “Kit” Harington is an actor and television producer. The kit was born on December 26, 1986, the son of Deborah Jane Catesby and Sir David Harington, and also belongs to a line of ancestral and political roots rooted in Scotland. His mother named him after Christopher Marlowe, an English dramatist and poet. He did not even know his full name until he was 11 years old.
From 1992 to 1998 Harington attended Southfield Elementary School. When his family moved to Worcestershire, he studied at Chantry High School and also attended Worcester Sixth Form College, where he studied drama and drama arts.
The kit originally wanted to be a journalist but became interested in acting after seeing the play Waiting for Godot. This boosted his morale to audition and appear in school productions. At 18 he moved to London and attended the Central School of Speech and Drama, which he graduated from in 2008.
He received his groundbreaking role when he auditioned for the television series Game of Thrones, in which he played the role of Jon Snow. Harington has received praise and positive reviews for his performance, as well as award nominations. In 2017 the actor became one of the highest-paid actors on television, earning £2 million per episode of Game of Thrones. In 2018 he was cast for the upcoming play True West, which premiered in 2018 at the Vaudeville Theatre in London. The English actor also receives support from Jimmy Choo and Dolce & Gabbana. He is also actively involved in charitable causes, his most recent venture being a charity campaign aimed at raising funds to save Townbridge Town Hall Arts in Wiltshire.
Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie were married after nine months of engagement.
Rose Leslie and Kit Harrington’s Relationship Timeline
In 2012, the two met on the set of the fantasy series Game of Thrones; shortly afterward, there were rumors that the two were dating. In March 2013 they were seen together at the premiere of the new season of the series, but a few months later the couple split up, according to E!
In July 2014, both actors were seen together at Comic-Con, and a month later there was a photo of the throne-game couple holding hands at London Heathrow Airport. Shortly afterward it was confirmed that they were together again. In April 2016, Rose Leslie and Kit Harrington attended the Olivier Awards and were apparently all very much in love. The following month, Kit declared in an interview with L’Uomo Vogue that he was in love with Rose.
In July 2017, Rose and Kit Harrington attended the premiere of the seventh season of Game of Thrones in Los Angeles. Two months later, the two got engaged and published the announcement in the London Times.
On June 23, 2018, the lovebirds sealed the marriage in a glamorous ceremony at Rose’s family home in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The wedding was well attended by family and friends as well as the cast of Game of Thrones.