Kit Harington, No Beard, 2016

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Kit Harington, who plays the puppy dog-eyed Night's Watch warrior on HBO's Game of Thrones, was recently photographed in London almost clean-shaven, with just hints of his character's signature scruffy mustache and beard, and looked unrecognizable.

Harington had sported his thicker facial hair as recently as last week. Filming on the current sixth season of the hit HBO series concluded several months ago.

The 29-year-old is currently starring as the title role of Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, but had appeared scruffy onstage for weeks. Several fans recently met him and shared selfies with him sporting his shaved look. 

Kit Harington, Jon Snow, Game of Thrones, GIF


The response online has been mixed. Harington has drawn comparisons to Heath Ledger, "the brooding bad boy in a 90s movie," the late "Brandon Lee in The Crow," "the singer of a goth band from the 90's who never overcame The Crow," "a 13-year-old emo kid waiting for the next My Chemical Romance album to drop," "Matty Healy from the 1975" and "Kylo Ren's brother."

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A few others used a now-famous quote most associated with his character.

Kit Harington, No Beard, 2011

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Harington has also appeared without a mustache or beard in the 2015 TV film 7 Days in Hell and back in 2011, two months before Game of Thrones debuted.

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