Egerton at the 2018 Global Education and Skills Forum
|Born||Taron David Egerton
10 November 1989
Birkenhead, Merseyside, UK
|Residence||Muswell Hill, North London, UK|
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
Taron David Egerton (born 10 November 1989) is a Welsh actor and singer. He is known for his roles in the British television series The Smoke and the 2014 action comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service. 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 "The Eagle" 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 sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. His upcoming films include Billionaire Boys Club and Robin Hood.
Egerton was born in Birkenhead, Merseyside, to parents from nearby Liverpool. His grandmother is Welsh. His first name is a variation of taran, which means "thunder" in the Welsh language. His father and family ran a bed-and-breakfast and his mother works in social services. He spent some of his early childhood on the Wirral Peninsula, and moved with his family to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, on the Welsh island of Anglesey, where he went to primary school. Egerton moved to Aberystwyth when he was 12. Although born in England, Egerton considers himself to be Welsh 'through and through', speaks with a Welsh accent, and is conversant in the Welsh language, albeit admitting that his Welsh isn't as good as it previously was. He attended Ysgol Penglais School before he went on to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he graduated with a BA (Hons) Acting in 2012.
Egerton played Gary "Eggsy" Unwin, the young protégé of Harry Hart (Colin Firth), in Matthew Vaughn's film Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The first movie's success launched Egerton into fame and signed him into a three-movie contract with 20th Century Fox.
|2012||Pop||Andy||Edward Hicks||Short film|
|2013||Hereafter||Tamburlaine||Johnny Kenton||Short film|
|2014||Kingsman: The Secret Service||Gary "Eggsy" Unwin||Matthew Vaughn||Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer
Nominated—BAFTA Rising Star Award
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Breakout Star
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor
|Testament of Youth||Edward Brittain||James Kent||Nominated—London Film Festival for British Newcomer|
|2015||Legend||Edward "Mad Teddy" Smith||Brian Helgeland|
|2016||Eddie the Eagle||Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards||Dexter Fletcher||Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Drama|
|Sing||Johnny (voice)||Christophe Lourdelet & Garth Jennings|
|2017||Love at First Sight||Johnny (voice)||Benjamin Le Ster & Matthew Nealson||Short film|
|Kingsman: The Golden Circle||Gary "Eggsy" Unwin / Galahad||Matthew Vaughn|
|2018||Billionaire Boys Club||Dean Karny||James Cox|
|Robin Hood||Robin Hood||Otto Bathurst|
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2013||Lewis||Liam Jay||2 episodes|
|2014||The Smoke||Dennis "Asbo" Severs||Main role; 8 episodes|
|2017||Archer||Gary "Eggsy" Unwin / Galahad (voice)||1 episode ("#tbttothattimeArchermetKingsman")|
|2019||Moominvalley||Moomintroll (voice)||Main role|
|2012||The Last of the Hausmanns||Danny||Royal National Theatre|
|2013||No Quarter||Tommy||Royal Court Theatre|
|2015||Lazy Habits||"The Breach"||The Atrocity Exhibition|
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