Spare a thought for actor Kit Harington, whose every move, utterance and hair appointment is scrutinised by millions of devoted enthusiasts determined to uncover the proof that his character, Jon Snow, will rise from the grave in season six next year.

The most recent “evidence” that the character may return comes from an interview Harington gave to Belgian magazine Humo while promoting his new film, Testament of Youth. The 28-year-old appeared to indicate that his contractual ties to Game of Thrones may continue to have an impact on his nascent film career into his thirties.

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“I had to pass on amazing parts because I was attached to Game of Thrones. So the show is like a double-edged sword to me: I owe a lot to it, but at the same time it almost completely consumes me,” Harington said.

Kit Harington is in Belfast AGAIN; plus, Irish actor joins Game of Thrones http://t.co/Ka389PuBzg pic.twitter.com/J9snWHg4bB — Watchers on the Wall (@WatchersOTWall) July 21, 2015