It's amazing what a difference a beard can make.
Game Of Thrones actor Kit Harington, who is currently starring in Doctor Faustus in the West End, has taken a razor to his face - and now looks nothing like himself.
-- Jon Snow (@LordSnow) June 1, 2016
Kit Harington (Jon Snow) shaved his beard. Idk what to feel ?
-- Pia Uy (@piauyy) June 3, 2016
-- Lissa (@aliciaemma5) June 2, 2016
The clean-shaven look is distinctly different to Kit's usual hirsute appearance.
When Kit had his long locks shorn off last year, it led to a flurry of speculation about his future in Game Of Thrones: did this mean Jon Snow was truly, actually dead?
Fans were reassured by his surprise return to the show, but now Kit has changed appearance again... could this mean bad news for his character?
-- blueszephyr (@Zeniah1312) June 3, 2016
So apparently Kit Harington shaved his beard which pretty much means Jon Snow is dead
-- Aaron Washington (@Doc_Wash) June 2, 2016
-- sefa f (@wishimlanalang) June 3, 2016
Luckily, the actor could probably cultivate another beard if Jon makes it through past the end of season six.
Fans also noticed an uncanny resemblance: without facial hair, Kit looks distinctly like Heath Ledger.
Kit Harington without his beard is ACTUALLY Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You pic.twitter.com/QYtQLoNbRY
-- Marc Snetiker (@MarcSnetiker) June 2, 2016
I can't be the only one who thinks that Kit Harington without a beard looks like young Heath Ledger
-- sabrina (@sabrinasofar) June 3, 2016
Upset Kit Harington shaved his beard but now he kind of looks like Heath Ledger and I like it
-- Stefani Joslin (@stefijoz) June 3, 2016