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Name: Taron Egerton

Real name: Taron David Egerton

Birth date: 10 of November 1989 (30 y.o.)

Place of birth: Birkenhead, Merseyside, England

Height: 178 cm

Weight: 79 kg

Birth Sign: Scorpio

Chinese zodiac: Snake

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Taron Egerton’s biography

Taron Egerton is a Welsh actor most notable for his roles in an action spy comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service and a biographical sport comedy-drama Eddie the Eagle.
British actor Taron Egerton
British actor Taron Egerton

Childhood and adolescence

Taron David Egerton was born on 10 November 1989 in Birkenhead, located in the north-west of England. The actor’s name is a variation of the Welsh word “taran” which means “thunder”. Despite being born in England, Taron considers himself a Welshman (his grandmother was Welsh), speaks Welsh on a conversational level and has a slight accent.
The actor’s name means “thunder” in Welsh
The actor’s name means “thunder” in Welsh
Egerton’s father ran a bed-and-breakfast, while his mother worked in social services. The boy spent his early childhood on the Wirral Peninsula, before moving to a small village Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, on the Welsh island of Anglesey, where he attended primary school.
Taron Egerton’s childhood photo
Taron Egerton’s childhood photo
The Egerton family moved to Aberystwyth when he was 12. “I was cheeky in school, but rarely in a way that would get me in trouble. I thought I was a bad boy but I most definitely wasn’t!” – the actor recalls.
Taron Egerton singing
After graduating from school, Taron got accepted at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, which he finished with a Bachelor’s degree in Acting in 2012.

Career

Taron made his theater debut in 2012, in a comedy theater production The Last of the Haussmans, where he performed alongside such famous theater and film actors as Julie Walters, Rory Kinnear, and Helen McCrory.
Taron Egerton on the stage of The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Taron Egerton on the stage of The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
In 2013, the actor had a minor role in two episodes of a detective drama television series Lewis, and a year later won over the hearts of the audience with his main role in a drama series The Smoke. Taron portrayed Dennis "Asbo" Severs, a gloomy, antisocial and vulnerable young man with a troubled past, learning to take responsibility for his actions. Many viewers singled out Egerton’s performance from the rest of the cast, praising his compelling acting.
Taron Egerton in The Smoke
Taron Egerton in The Smoke
He then was cast in a historical drama film Testament of Youth, alongside Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. The film received positive reviews. However, it was Egerton’s next project, an action spy comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service, that brought a great deal of attention to the actor.
A snapshot from Testament of Youth
A snapshot from Testament of Youth
More than 60 actors were considered for the role of Eggsy, the young man who dropped out of training for the Royal Marines and was later offered to become a member of a private intelligence service. Jack O’Connell and John Boyega were the main contenders for the role in an ambitious project, but the director eventually opted for Egerton. This role became a sort of a trademark for a young Welsh actor, and within days the whole world knew his name.
Taron Egerton as Eggsy in Kingsman: The Secret Service
Taron Egerton as Eggsy in Kingsman: The Secret Service
Taron’s next project, a biographical crime thriller Legend (2015), smashed box office records and became one of Britain’s highest-grossing films of the season. Tom Hardy portrayed both Reggie and Ronnie Kray, notorious twins who terrorized London during the 1960s. Egerton was approved for a supporting role of Edward Smith, a psychopathic gay man who vanished (presumably killed) not long before the twins’ arrest.
Taron Egerton with Tom Hardy on the set of Legend
Taron Egerton with Tom Hardy on the set of Legend
In 2016, Egerton starred in a biographical sports comedy-drama Eddie the Eagle. The inspiring story of a clumsy ski jumper Eddie “the Eagle”, who became notoriously famous for his numerous misfortunes, was partly based on real events. Hugh Jackman appeared as Eddie’s coach. The movie grossed $12.8 million in domestic box-office which made it the highest grossing British film released in the UK in 2016.
Taron Egerton portrayed a hapless British ski jumper in Eddie the Eagle
Taron Egerton portrayed a hapless British ski jumper in Eddie the Eagle
That same year Taron Egerton voiced one of the characters in a computer-animated musical comedy-drama film Sing. He provided his voice for a teenage gorilla Johnny, who dreamt of becoming a singer despite his father’s other plans for his future. In March of 2017, a 4-minute animated short film, Love at First Sight, came out, featuring Egerton’s character from Sing.
Taron voiced a teenage gorilla Johnny in Sing
Taron voiced a teenage gorilla Johnny in Sing
In 2017, three movies with Taron Egerton were planned to premiere: James Cox’s biographical crime drama Billionaire Boys Club (with Emma Roberts, Ansel Elgort and Kevin Spacey), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Matthew Vaughn’s sequel starring Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and Jeff Bridges), and an action-adventure film Robin Hood directed by Otto Bathurst (known for Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror, Hustle).
Taron Egerton on the set of Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Taron Egerton on the set of Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Taron Egerton’s personal life

In an interview at the beginning of 2017, the actor stated that he had been “extremely lonely” the whole previous year, but was currently in a happy relationship. Taron prefers not to share the information about his personal life with the public, so very little is known about his girlfriend.
Taron Egerton’s girlfriend is a low profile figure
Taron Egerton’s girlfriend is a low profile figure
Taron doesn’t have Facebook or Instagram accounts but is an avid Twitter user, constantly updating his readers about his life events and sharing his thoughts on various subjects.
Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton: on favorite films, music and video games
Egerton was named one of GQ’s 50 best-dressed British men twice.

Taron Egerton today

In winter of 2019, it was announced that Taron Egerton would portray Elton John in a biographical musical fantasy drama Rocketman. The film is expected to become a real smash at the box-office at least because it was directed by Dexter Fletcher, who previously produced Bohemian Rhapsody.
Trailer for Rocketman
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