BRITAIN-ENTERTAINMENT-THEATRE-OLIVIER-AWARDSJon Snow may know nothing, but a certain police officer out there could give Varys tips on how to quickly get top secret intel.

As you know if you've been watching "Game of Thrones" Season 6, Jon Snow came back to life at the end of Episode 2. But there was a 10-month gap between the character's death in the Season 5 finale and the start of Season 6. In the meantime, actor Kit Harington was told by the producers to keep it a secret from everyone -- but he told his parents and his girlfriend (Rose Leslie, who played Ygritte) right away. And then he ended up telling a cop.

Kit Harington shared the story in a recent appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

Kit: "A few people knew quite quickly, but they were all very trusted people. But no member of the public, no stranger. Well, actually, that's not strictly true."

Jimmy: "What are you talking about? You told a stranger you were alive?"

Kit: "OK, one policeman. There's a story behind it in that I was driving back from my parents's house and I was driving too fast. Actually I was being a bit naughty, I was going over the speed limit. I [see] the sirens go off behind me. This policeman comes up, pulls me over. I'm a bit sheepish, 'I'm really sorry, I wasn't looking at the clock.' He said, 'Do you really how fast you were going? That's a bookable offense.' I said 'Yes, I'm very, very sorry, sir.' He said, 'Look, there's two ways we can do this. You can either follow me back to the police station now and I book you in. Or you can tell me whether you live in the next series."

The audience and Jimmy laughed.

Kit said he laughed at the time too, but the cop's face was serious. He said, "I have to tell you, whether I take you into the police station depends on what your answer is." So Kit looked at him and said, "I'm alive next season." So the cop nodded and said, "On your way, Lord Commander. Keep your speed down this far south of the wall."

Classic! If only we could all get out of tickets like that. But speaking of being a bit naughty, that cop's ethics sound closer to Robert Baratheon than Stannis, since that's not quite how it's done by the book. But oh well, he got the confirmation that everyone wanted and not even President Obama got before the episode aired. Varys would be jealous.

Watch Kit tell the story, and share his very odd private-scratching superstition, in these "Tonight Show" videos:

"Game of Thrones" Season 6 is now airing, and Kit has been in every episode so far, including the emotional Episode 4, "Book of the Stranger."

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