Game of Thrones star Kit Harington proud to claim Gunpowder drama as his 'baby'

The new Gunpowder drama, starring Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington, was filmed partly in Yorkshire.
The new Gunpowder drama, starring Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington, was filmed partly in Yorkshire.
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Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington has said his new BBC drama about the Gunpowder Plot is his "baby" because he was involved in it from the start.

Gunpowder: Kit Harington drama filmed in Yorkshire to air soon
The heartthrob star, 30, said being a part of upcoming programme Gunpowder from the beginning gave him a sense of ownership that he has never found as an actor.

Parts of the BBC drama were filmed at sites across Yorkshire.

He said: "I loved being involved as a producer in this from genesis, from coming up with the idea to finding a brilliant writer that wanted to do it with us, to finding a brilliant director who wanted to direct it with us, to casting it.

"You know, I was involved from the very start."

Harington went on: "I understand now what they mean when they say it's my baby.

"I feel so proud of it and I'm so thrilled we got it done. It still feels a bit like a dream to me."

The British actor stars in the drama as Robert Catesby, a Warwickshire man who was the mastermind behind the plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament on November 5 1605.

He said: "I really enjoyed the process of being involved with decisions all along the way.

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"It gave me a sense of ownership over it which I haven't quite found that level of as an actor, and it has given me in some ways a comfort about my performance and the whole production which I've never really found as an actor either."

Gunpowder begins on Saturday October 21 on BBC One.