Kit Harington talks dressing for battle and the rules of dating

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Kit Harington talks dressing for battle and the rules of dating

Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington and Taron Egerton star in this adaptation of Vera Brittain’s memoirs of the First World War, first published in 1933, which detailed the impact of the war on the women left behind in Great Britain.

Brittain, played by Vikander, had a tumultuous life, which saw her cut short studies at Oxford to work as a nurse with the Voluntary Aid Detachment, a role which took her to France to experience the war’s horrors first hand.

But that wasn’t the end of her exposure to the worst of war, as she lost both her brother Edward (Taron Egerton) and her fiancé Roland Leighton (Kit Harington).

Here Kit Harington talks to Toby Earle about how his impetuousness matches Rolands, the difference between his battle wear in Game of Thrones and in the trenches, and how he would handle Edwardian rules of dating which would demand a potential ladyfriend be accompanied by a chaperone.

 

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