We all have a favorite celebrity we try and follow. Some of us become a mega fan or a groupie and follow the star wherever they go. If you’re not that into celebrity life and fame, then these family ties could surprise you, as you might like two actors and now find out they are actually father and son (or mother and son. Wait, or mother and daughter or father and… you know what I mean).
Let’s start with our favorite men of war and their heritage. Later on, you could read about other celebrities and their famous parents.
Famous Father: Erik Hvju
Known For: Max Manus: Man of War
Erik Hivju was a Norwegian actor appearing in more than a dozen series. He has also played roles in movies such as The King’s Choice, Hamsun and The Man of War.
Famous Son: Kristofer Hivju
Known For: Playing Tormund Giantsbane in the Game of Thrones
The sexy red-haired Kristofer Hivju has burst into the spotlight since his recent feature in the HBO’s ridiculously popular Game of Thrones. Starting out on the stage, Hivju is classically trained and gravitated towards theater before moving to film.
Famous Son: Kit Harington
Known For: King of the North at Games of Throne
We were amazed to learn this as well! Kit has blue blood running in his vanes not only in the series but in real life as well! So Exciting! Kit was born 31 years ago in London and is now one of the busiest actors in the world, thanks to his great role in Game of Thrones. Like other celebrities and their famous parents, Kit has an amazing heritage.
Famous Eighth-Great-Grandfather: Charles II of England
Known For: King of England, Scotland and Ireland
From 1649-1651, Charles was far more famous than his future grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-son. He held the most wanted job on earth – King of the British Empire.
Do you think Charles would have been proud of Kit? Do you think Kit is truly a legal heir of the king? Let’s wait for the last season before we decide…
So now let’s go on to read about other celebrities and their famous parents. Did you know they were family?