A STAR from one of TV's biggest shows wowed drama students from the University of Worcester in a visit.

Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow in HBO’s multi award-winning Game of Thrones, met a group of second-year drama students to discuss his rise to fame and give tips on how to prosper in the industry.

The 27-year-old actor is a former Worcester resident and ex-pupil of Alison Reeves, course leader in drama and performance at the university.

She said: "We were delighted to be able to welcome Kit to the university and that the students had the chance to ask him about different aspects of his career and of the industry.

"Having taught Kit around a decade ago and followed his progress since, he is a fantastic example of someone who has put his heart and soul into his work and through skill, determination and hard work has made a great success of himself."

Mr Harington, who has also starred in the stage adaptation of War Horse and the historical epic Pompeii, spoke to a group of 20 students who have completed a Directed Public Performance module.

Half of the group staged an adaptation of Swallows and Amazons, while the other half put together The Gilded Remains, which was inspired by Game of Thrones.

One of the students who took part in the question and answer session with the actor was Brocken Rose.

He said: "It was insightful to get our questions answered by someone who could not only give us great advice, but was in a similar position to ourselves just a few years ago."

Harry Kettle said: "It was an interesting experience to be able to learn about a variety of aspects of the acting business.

"Kit was insightful and was genuinely interested in the questions that we asked."