Taron Egerton

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Taron Egerton
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Egerton in 2016
Born Taron David Egerton
(1989-11-10) 10 November 1989 (age 27)
Birkenhead, Merseyside, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011–present

Taron David Egerton[1] (born 10 November 1989) is a Welsh actor.[2][3] He is known for his roles in the British television series The Smoke and the 2014 action comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service.[4][5] 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).

Early life[edit]

Egerton was born in Birkenhead, Merseyside, to parents from nearby Liverpool. His grandmother is Welsh.[6] 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.[7] 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.[6] 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.[6][8][9] 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.[10]

Career[edit]

Egerton made his acting debut in 2011 with a small role in two episodes of the ITV series Lewis as Liam Jay.[5] Later, he was added to the main cast of the Sky1 series The Smoke.[4]

Egerton played Gary "Eggsy" Unwin, the protégé of Harry Hart (Colin Firth), in Matthew Vaughn's film Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel.[5] Egerton co-starred in Testament of Youth, based on the life of Vera Brittain,[11] and appeared in the two-part episode "The Ramblin' Boy" in the seventh series of Lewis as Liam Jay.

In 2015, it was announced that Egerton would be starring in a remake of Billionaire Boys Club.[12]

He was named one of GQ's 50 best-dressed British men in 2015 and 2016.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Pop Andy Short film
2013 Hereafter Tamburlaine Short film
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
2016 Sing Johnny (voice)
2017 Love at First Sight Johnny (voice) Short film
2017 Billionaire Boys Club Films that have not yet been released Dean Karny
2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle Films that have not yet been released Gary "Eggsy" Unwin / Galahad
2018 Robin Hood Films that have not yet been released Robin Hood
2019 Pigeon Impossible Films that have not yet been released Louis (voice)
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Lewis Liam Jay 2 episodes
2014 The Smoke Dennis "Asbo" Severs Main Cast; 8 episodes

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Theatre
2012 The Last of the Hausmanns Danny Royal National Theatre

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Song Album
2015 Lazy Habits "The Breach" The Atrocity Exhibition

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, Ben (4 March 2015). "5 things about... your new British crush Taron Egerton". Swide. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Meet Taron Egerton: 12 Things to Know About the 'Kingsman' Breakout". Yahoo Movies. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Owens, Dave (4 January 2015). "'A star is born' – Welsh actor Taron Egerton receives the Seal of approval from Hollywood Bible Variety". Wales Online. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Howell, Jordan (12 April 2013). "Jamie Bamber, Jodie Whittaker for Sky1 drama ‘The Smoke’". imediamonkey.com. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Kroll, Justin (25 July 2013). "Matthew Vaughn Eyes Newcomer Taron Egerton for ‘Secret Service’". variety.com. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Taron Egerton on The Jonathan Ross Show, said starting at 0:52". YouTube. 25 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Meet Taron Egerton: 12 Things to Know About the 'Kingsman' Breakout". Yahoo!. 13 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Egerton's bio as of December 24, 2014". 
  9. ^ MR PORTER. "Mr Taron Egerton". Mr Taron Egerton - The Look - The Journal - Issue 199 - 13 January 2015 - MR PORTER. 
  10. ^ "Taron Egerton, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014". screendaily.com. 
  11. ^ Ge, Linda (13 February 2014). "Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan and Alexandra Roach Join Alicia Vikander in ‘Testament of Youth’". upandcomers.net. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  12. ^ Scott, Mike (November 11, 2015). "Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire's Boys Club,' WWE Studios' 'Brothers Blood' headed for New Orleans shoots". nola.com. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 
  13. ^ "50 Best Dressed Men in Britain 2015". GQ. 5 January 2015. 

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