My Grandparents’ War

Was Kit Harington’s Grandfather the Inspiration for Bond?

Clip: Season 2 Episode 1 | 2m 56s  | Video has closed captioning.

Actor Kit Harington speaks with historian Phil Tomaselli about his grandfather’s service during World War II. He learns that his grandfather, John Harington, was recruited by the Naval Intelligence Division in 1941, and stationed in Jamaica at the same time as Ian Fleming — who would go on to write the series of James Bond novels, drawing inspiration from his time in British intelligence.

Aired: 04/11/23

Rating: NR

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