Egerton in 2016
|Born||Taron David Egerton
10 November 1989
Birkenhead, Merseyside, England
Taron David Egerton (born 10 November 1989) is a Welsh actor. He is known for his roles in the British television series The Smoke and the 2014 action comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service. He played Edward Brittain in the 2014 drama film Testament of Youth, appeared in the 2015 crime thriller film Legend, and starred as Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards in the 2016 biographical film Eddie the Eagle. He also voiced Johnny in the 2016 animated musical film Sing. His upcoming films include Billionaire Boys Club (2017) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).
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. He 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. Though he was born in England, Egerton considers himself to be completely Welsh, speaks with a Welsh accent, and is conversant in the Welsh language. 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 protégé of Harry Hart (Colin Firth), in Matthew Vaughn's film Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel. Egerton co-starred in Testament of Youth, based on the life of Vera Brittain, and appeared in the two-part episode "The Ramblin' Boy" in the seventh series of Lewis as Liam Jay.
|2015||Kingsman: The Secret Service||Gary "Eggsy" Unwin||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
|2015||Testament of Youth||Edward Brittain||Nominated—London Film Festival for British Newcomer|
|2015||Legend||Edward "Mad Teddy" Smith|
|2016||Eddie the Eagle||Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards||Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Drama|
|2017||Love at First Sight||Johnny (voice)||Short film|
|2017||Billionaire Boys Club||Dean Karny|
|2017||Kingsman: The Golden Circle||Gary "Eggsy" Unwin / Galahad|
|2018||Robin Hood||Robin Hood|
|2019||Pigeon Impossible||Louis (voice)|
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2013||Lewis||Liam Jay||2 episodes|
|2014||The Smoke||Dennis "Asbo" Severs||Main Cast; 8 episodes|
|2012||The Last of the Hausmanns||Danny||Royal National Theatre|
|2015||Lazy Habits||"The Breach"||The Atrocity Exhibition|
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