Taron Egerton

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 10 November 1989, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England. 

Taron Egerton grew up in Aberystwyth, Wales, where he developed a passion for acting at a young age. After completing his studies at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Egerton began his acting career in 2013 with a small role in the TV series “Lewis.”

However, it was his breakthrough role as Gary “Eggsy” Unwin in the 2014 film “Kingsman: The Secret Service” that brought him international recognition. He reprised the role in the 2017 sequel “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” which was also a commercial success.

Taron Egerton has also starred in other notable films, including “Eddie the Eagle” (2016), in which he played the titular character, and “Rocketman” (2019), a biographical musical film in which he portrayed the legendary musician Elton John. His performance in “Rocketman” earned him critical acclaim and a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

In addition to his film work, Egerton has also appeared in several stage productions, including “The Last of the Haussmans” and “The Admirable Crichton” at the National Theatre in London.

Off-screen, Taron Egerton is known for his philanthropic work. He is an ambassador for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and has supported various charities, including the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Royal British Legion.


Suggested viewing


Tetris (2022)

Tetris poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.4

In the midst of the Cold War, a brilliant Russian mathematician invents a simple yet addictive puzzle game called Tetris. A young entrepreneur in Finland recognizes its potential and partners with the Russian government to license Tetris for the West, setting off a battle for control of the game that will change the lives of all involved.

Top cast: Taron Egerton, Nikita Efremov, Sofia Lebedeva, Anthony Boyle, Ben Miles, Ken YamamuraIgor Grabuzov, Oleg Shtefanko, Ayane Nagabuchi, Roger Allam, Toby Jones, Rick Yune.


Rocketman (2019)

Rocketman poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.3

Rocketman tells the story of Elton John’s rise to fame, from his early days as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to his breakthrough as a rock star. The film is told through a series of musical numbers and fantasy sequences, and it explores John’s struggles with addiction, self-acceptance, and his relationship with his manager, John Reid.

Top cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gemma Jones, Stephen Graham, Steven Mackintosh, Tate Donovan, Charlie Rowe.

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Kingsman: The Secret Service poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.7

After losing one of its agents, Kingsman, a covert British intelligence agency, recruits Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, a promising but troubled young man from the streets. Under the guidance of Harry Hart, a seasoned Kingsman agent, Eggsy undergoes a rigorous training program, preparing him for a mission to thwart the global threat posed by Richmond Valentine, a tech genius with an eco-terrorist agenda.

Top cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Sophie Cookson, Sofia Boutella, Michael Caine, Mark Hamill, Samantha Womack.

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