More about Taron Egerton
Taron Egerton won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Sir Elton John in Rocketman and also recorded the original song for the film I’m Gonna Love Again with Sir Elton which went on to win Best Original Song at the Academy Awards. He will next be seen starring in Blackbird, a limited series drama for Apple TV alongside Paul Walter Hauser, Tetris directed by Jon S. Baird and produced by Matthew Vaughn for Apple + and is also set to star in Claire Denis’ romantic drama thriller Stars at Noon, opposite Margaret Qualley. Egerton shot to fame when he played Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service and reprised the role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Other credits include Eddie the Eagle, Testament of Youth, Legend, Sing, Robin Hood, and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. On stage he has appeared in The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre and Tommy in No Quarter at the Royal Court Theatre.
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Taron Egerton is an award-winning actor whose versatile & charismatic performances continuously capture audiences around the world.
Egerton garnered numerous accolades for his portrayal as the iconic singer Sir Elton John in Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman for Paramount Pictures. The film premiered at the 2019 Cannes International Film Festival to a standing ovation and rave reviews. He went on to win the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, and received nominations from both BAFTA and SAG-AFTRA as well as Best Actor honors from several critics’ organizations. He was honored with the Actor of The Year Award at the Hollywood Film Awards and took home the Virtuoso Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival for his performance.
Egerton further revealed his multifaceted talents when he recorded the original song I’m Gonna Love Me Again with John for the film. Written by legendary duo, Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, the song went on to win Best Original Song at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards. The song was also acknowledged by The Recording Academy where Egerton and musical producer Giles Martin were nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media making this the actor’s first nomination at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
Egerton is about to wrap production on Blackbird, a limited series drama for Apple TV alongside Paul Walter Hauser. The series is an adaptation of the 2010 novel, In with The Devil: A Fallen Hero, A Serial Killer, and A Dangerous Bargain for Redemption by James Keene and Hillel Levin. Egerton is also set to start production soon on Claire Denis’ romantic drama thriller Stars at Noon, opposite Margaret Qualley.
He will next be seen starring in Tetris: The Movie, directed by Jon S. Baird and produced by Matthew Vaughn for Apple +. Portraying Henk Rogers, the Dutch-born video game entrepreneur who introduced the world to Tetris, the film will focus on the powerful dynamic the game had in the industry while uncovering historical circumstances in world politics. He also reprises his role as the voice of Johnny in Garth Jennings’s animation comedy, Sing 2. The musical performance film also features voices from Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Bono, Pharrell Williams and Scarlett Johansson. The original Sing became a box office sensation in 2016 receiving recognition from several critics including the Golden Globes.
Raised in Wales, the Award-winning actor graduated from the renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2012. He went on to make his acting debut with a small role in two episodes of ITV’s Inspector Lewis before being cast in the TV mini-series The Smoke. Shortly after, he was cast in his breakout role as Eggsy in The Kingsman: The Secret Service & reprised his role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Other credits include, Robin Hood, Testament of Youth, Legend, Eddie the Eagle, and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance the prequel to Jim Henson’s 1982 film, The Dark Crystal.
Date: 27 September 2021
Written by: Sarah James
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