Taron Egerton

Taron Egerton
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Name: Taron Egerton

Real name: Taron David Egerton

Birth date: 10 of November 1989 (31 y.o.)

People who were born the same day: 2

Place of birth: Birkenhead, Merseyside, England

Height: 178 ft

Weight: 79 lb

Birth Sign: Scorpio

Chinese zodiac: Snake

Career: actor

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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 sports 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 Haussmann, 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 the 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 at the 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 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 2019, the movie "The Rocketman" premiered, in which Edgerton played Sir Elton John. The film was biographical and told about the formation of a world star and the difficulties that he had to face. In the same year, Theron could be seen in the TV series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance - the actor played the role of Ryan.
Trailer for Rocketman
Since 2020, Edgerton has been starring in the series The Sandman as John Constantine. Also in production is the dramatic short film Glimpse, starring the actor, which is slated to premiere in 2021.
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  • This is the first time I see this actor, but it was interesting to read about him. I am interested
    2021-05-01 23:05:43
  • I remember Taron precisely because of the role of Robin Hood :) He is so cool.
    2021-04-24 17:51:03
  • I`m in awe of Edgerton`s Rocketman! And it`s hard to imagine another actor for the role of Elton John
    2021-04-21 21:14:37
  • It is clear that the actor Edgerton is a non-public and family person, and this is what attracts me
    2021-04-01 12:47:48
  • Of course, Taron was cool in Kingsman! There is even nothing to say here :) Some emotions and only positive
    2021-01-13 13:28:28
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