Taron Egerton, born on November 10, 1989, is a British actor and singer known for his roles in the British television series “The Smoke,” the 2014 action comedy film “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” and the film “Rocketman” (2019). He has also played Edward Brittain in the 2014 drama film “Testament of Youth,” appeared in the 2015 crime thriller film “Legend,” starred as Eddie Edwards in the 2016 biographical film “Eddie the Eagle,” voiced Johnny in the 2016 animated musical film “Sing,” and reprised his role in the 2017 “Kingsman” sequel, “The Golden Circle.”
Taron David Egerton was born on November 10, 1989, in Birkenhead, Merseyside, to parents from nearby Liverpool. He attended Ysgol Penglais School before he went on to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he graduated in 2012.
In 2012, Egerton appeared in the short films “Pop” and “Hereafter” in the following year. He had his first major role on the big screen in 2014 in the drama film “Testament of Youth,” where he portrayed one of the main characters. He reached the peak of his career after he portrayed the main role in the action spy comedy film “Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014). The film received positive reviews from critics and won the Empire Award for Best British Film. It was also a big commercial success, making more than $400 million at the box office. Egerton next appeared in Brian Helgeland’s criminal thriller “Legend” (2015). The movie was a commercial success as it garnered several awards and nominations, although it received mixed reviews.
In 2016, he starred in the biographical sports comedy-drama film “Eddie the Eagle.” The film was a commercial success and was nominated for an Empire Award for Best British Film. Still, in the same year, he played a voice role in the animated musical film “Sing.” The film was a commercial success, grossing nearly nine times its budget. The story had some anthropomorphic animals competing in singing contests. In the short film “Love at First Sight” from 2017, he has another voice role. In the same year, he also appeared in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” which was the sequel to “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” The film was as successful as the last sequel.
Egerton performs the play “The Last of the Haussmans” at the National Theater, London.
Egerton plays a major role in the action spy comedy film “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
Egerton is one of the 50 best-dressed British men of “GQ.”
Egerton plays Elton John in a biographical musical drama movie, “Rocketman.”
Egerton also bags nominations for two British Academy Film Awards and a Grammy Award for his lead role in “Rocketman.”
Why We Love Taron Egerton
He is a versatile actor
Diversity is important to Egerton when choosing a role. In fact, he claimed that he first caught the acting bug in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” while playing a man dressed as a woman for his very first role.
He supports L.G.B.T.Q.I.A+
Egerton is proud to be part of a film that celebrates a gay icon’s gayness. “Rocketman” is reportedly the first major studio release to feature a gay sex scene, and Egerton shares that he is filled with enormous pride.
He encourages support for a cause
The star supported the AIDSfree campaign. He joined other celebrities in encouraging people to get tested to identify their H.I.V. status.
5 Surprising Facts
His name has the wrong spelling
His mother meant to name him Taran, which is Welsh for ‘thunder,’ but since his mom is not a Welsh speaker, she misspelled it by putting an ‘o’ instead of ‘a.’
He almost become an English teacher
Egerton would probably be an English teacher if acting didn’t work out.
David Bowie is his hero
Egerton admits that his hero since a teenager has always been Bowie, as he finds everything about him very inspiring and thinks he lived his life like a work of art.
His hobby is drawing
As a child, Egerton loved art and used to draw and sculpt, but now that he’s an actor, he is finding a bridge between the love of art and acting by getting into voice acting for animation projects.
Egerton is scared of dogs
His character, Eggsy, in “Kingsman,” has adopted a dog and trained it as his pet and partner, but it seems that Egerton himself isn’t too fond of canine companions.
Taron Egerton FAQs
Does Taron Egerton have a wife?
No, he does not have a wife.
How much did Taron Egerton sing in “Rocketman?”
He sang all of Elton John’s songs.
How did Taron Egerton learn singing?
Michael L. Roberts helped Egerton undergo intense training to get the performance right with his piano and vocals.
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