Taron Egerton

Taron Egerton

Date Of BirthNovember 10, 1989
Age30 years 7 months 24 days
Day of BirthFriday
Place Of BirthBirkenhead, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Zodiac SignScorpio
Professions Model , Actor , Singer
Full Name Taron David Egerton

Personal Information
Residence Muswell Hill, London, United Kingdom
Religion Christianity
Languages English , Welsh
Star SignScorpio
NationalityBritish
EthnicitiesBritish , Welsh
Complexion White
Sexual Orientation Straight
Trademarks Mole on front neck , Dimple
Body Features & Measurements
Height176 CM
5 Feet 9 Inches
Eye color Blue
Hair colorlight brown
Weight79 KG
174 lbs
Body Type Athletic
Chest size 44
Biceps Size 15
Family Information
Mother Christine Egerton (Social Services)
Grandfather Thomas Henry Elliot Egerton (Maternal)
Grandmother Winifred Jean Pound (Maternal)
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) B.A (Acting) (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art)
Education(School) Ysgol Penglais Comprehensive school (West Wales)
Alma MaterRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
Love, Romance, Marriage
Girlfriend Emily Thomas (Producer; 2016-)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Pop(2012)
Years Active 2011–
Debut (TV) Lewis(2013)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesReading
Drawing
Favorite Actors John Candy (Actor & Comedian)
Robert De Niro
Dustin Hoffman
Favorite Actress Meryl Streep
Favorite Food Pizza
Favorite MoviesFour Weddings and a Funeral(1994)
Kramer Vs Kramer(1979)
Favorite Singers Stevie Wonder
Otis Redding
Al Green
David Bowie
Marvin Gaye
Favorite SportFootball
Favorite Song Sound and Vision (David Bowie)
Favorite DrinkBeer
Favorite Music BandsThe Strokes
Future Islands
the Stones
The Beatles
LikesLiterature
Favorite Sports Team Manchester United Football club
Favorite Animal Cat
Social Networks, Web links
Twitter ProfileTaron Egerton Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileTaron Egerton Instagram Profile
Contact
Talent Agents United Agents
Lindy King
Julia Charteris
More Information
Inspirations Michael Sheen
Will Poulter
Daniel Day-Lewis
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Brendon Gleeson
Sean Penn
Jack O’Connell
Gary Oldman
Net worth$6 Million (2018)
Instruments guitar

Biography

Taron Egerton is a Welsh, British actor & singer. He is popular for playing roles- Gary Unwin in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Eggsy in Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), Eddie Edwards in Eddie the Eagle(2016), Johnny in Sing(2016), Robin Hood in Robin Hood(2018), Mad Teddy Smith in legend(2015), Edward Britain in Testament of Youth(2014), Dennis Severs in The Smoke.

Taron Egerton shirtless

Image: Taron Egerton shirtless

Childhood - Family

Taron David Egerton was born on 10th November 1989 in Birkenhead, Merseyside, United Kingdom. He grew up in Wirral Peninsula, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll(Anglesey) & Aberystwyth(Ceredigion).  He lives in London.

Taron's father is a Musician who sometimes sings with the band "Data Slaves". He used to run a "bed-and-breakfast" 

His mother worked in social services. His parents divorced when he was young, Taron lived with his mother in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey. He bought his mother a house in London in 2016.

He was interested in making sculptures, drawings and animation as a kid. He has two younger sisters. They are 19 and 21 years younger to him. [3]

Taron Egerton & Mother

Image: Taron Egerton & Mother

Education

  • Youth Theater Program: He got interested in acting at the age of 15. His friend convinced him to attend the Theater program.
  • Ysgol Penglais School: He attended the comprehensive English medium school located in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, West Wales.
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre: He trained at the art centre before going to RADA. 
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: He graduated from the RADA drama school in London in 2012 with a Bachlor of Arts (Hons) in Acting. Some of the notable students of the institution include- Anthony Hopkins, Michael Sheen, Peter O'Toole.
    • Student Performer of the Year: Taron won the award in 2011 given by Stephen Sondheim Society
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Girlfriend - Relationships

Taron Egerton & Emily Thomas

Taron Egerton is in relationship with the (Assistant) Director Emily Thomas. She has worked in projects- "No Time to Die", "The Kid Who Would Be King", "Solo: A Star Wars Story", "7 Days in Entebbe"

Taron Egerton & Girlfriend Emily Thomas

Image: Taron Egerton & Girlfriend Emily Thomas

Facts & Trivia

  • Ancestry: His parents are from around Liverpool, he is Welsh from his grandmother's side
  • He liked James Body movies as a kid.
  • "Taron": His name derives from the Welsh word "Taran", it means "thunder". Taron was a spelling mistake by his mother.
  • "Egerton": Taron's last name must be pronounced with a "j" instead of "g". It is pronounced "E-jer-ton"
  • Midsummer Night's Dream: Taron's interest in acting got strengthened during the production of 'Midsummer Night's Dream: ' where he played a cross-dressing flute player.
  • Stunts: He often does his own stunts. We can see him do stunts himself.
  • Family business: His parents ran a private family lodging & breakfast.
  • Preparation: He often uses Google & Youtube to prepare for the roles. He watched old videos for his role in Eddie the Eagle.
  • A Midsummer's Night Dream: Taron played a Mechanic in the drama from his college times
  • Accent: He is proficient in Welsh language as well, He speaks English with a light Welsh accent. 
  • Welshoff: He had a Welsh speaking competition with fellow actor Luke Evans on Jonathan Ross's show
  • His favorite quote: "Manners maketh the Man."
  • Specialization: He specializes in: 
    • Dance
    • Music
    • Stage Combat
  • 50 best dressed British: He was listed by GQ Magazine as one of the well dressed British in both 2015 & 2016
  • Some of his favorite Movies are:
    • Four Weddings and a Funeral(1994)
    • Kramer Vs Kramer(1979)
    • Taxi Driver (1976)
  • He loves 80s music. "How can you not?" he asks.
  • Bambi: First movie he ever saw at the theatres is -Bambi (1942).
  • National Youth Theatre: He is a member of the group.
  • Music Lover: He loves"
    • Funk
    • Motown &
    • Soul
  • Class clown: He was a class clown, he would make jokes and make everyone laugh, his friends feel his energy and talent are being used in the right way now.
  • Michael Caine Impression: The director had asked him to do a Michael Caine impression for the credits, Taron feels lucky it didn't make the cut.
  • Taron Egerton Naked Shower Scene: Tagon appeared bare bottom on "The Smoke" episode 2 of season 1 for a brief 5 seconds. We have no idea if that is him or his butt double.
  • Cat Lover: He is a Cat lover and scared of Dogs.
  • Music Band: He sometimes appears in the music videos of "Lazy Habits". 
  • His advice to youngsters
  • Kamikaze-style Dating: Taron once stopped a girl in the London subway and said "I think you're gorgeous, I think we should go for a drink some time.". It worked. He took half a day off of drama school and went on the date with her.
  • Horses: Taron Is scared Of Horses [9]
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Taron Egerton & Richard Madden Romantic Scene From Rocketman

Taron Egerton played "Elton John" (based on the musician) a troubled musician in the movie Rocketman(2019), Richard Madden played "John Reid". The two had a homosexual love making scene in the movie.

Taron Egerton & Richard Madden

[ Taron Egerton & Richard Madden ]

Activism- Philanthropy

  • He signed against privatization of healthcare in the UK 
  • LGBT: He is supportive of LGBT community. He played the role of Elton John in the movie Rocketman. He is a gay icon.
  • MND Association: He is an ambassador for the 'MND Association', he lost his grandmother to the 'Motor Neuron Disease'.
  • Equality of colors: He expressed his support to actors of color that have difficulty landing jobs because of the color of their skin. He talked how comparatively easier it is for him as a white male to get jobs in Hollywood

Questions & Answers

  • What is Taron Egerton Instagram handle?
    • Taron didn't have an Instagram account till 2018, he has an instagram profile now, check it out.
  • What was Taron Egerton's first Audition?
    • Billy Lynn in "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" [5]
  • Is Taron Egerton Gay?
    • Doesn't appear so, he has a girlfriend.  He played "Elton John" in Rocketman, Elton John was gay, in fact "Elton John" is a gay icon.
  • His favorite inspirational sports movie?
    • Cool Runnings (1993)
  • What is his advice to youngsters?
    • "Don't let anyone tell you, you can't."
  • What is the best advice he ever recieved?
    • "Do not worry, things are not as tough as they appear"
  • Are Taron Egerton & Tamsin Egerton relatives?
    • No, Taron is not a blood relative of Tamsin Egerton
  • First Celebrity Crush?
    • Rachel Weisz [6]
  • First Job?
    • He used to work at his aunt's cafe in Aberystwyth. Now she has his posters all over the place now. He used to sing a lot there. [7]
  • Is Taron Egerton related to Joel Edgerton?
    • Taron Egerton & Joel Edgerton have no family relationship, in fact the two of them are from entirely different countries

Career

  • Singing: He is a great singing talent, He has sung for soundtracks in his movies like- Sing(2016) & Eddie the Eagle(2016). His clip of singing "Can he be more perfect" uploaded by a fan crossed Million views. His singing of "The Way I Feel Inside", "I'm Still Standing" are quite popular as well.
  • Breakthrough movies: Taron has appeared in Two Kingsman movies- The Secret Service(2014) & The Golden Circle, both incredible successes. The movies also helped him get a contract with 20th Century Films for 3 movies.
  • Voice actor: He has voiced characters in movies like- Sing(2016),  Love at First Sight(2017)

Kingsman

When he was sort of half selected for the role in Kingsman, the director listed Caveats on which he might get the roles. He underwent 3 months of fitness training. He also had to go through language program to lose some Welsh accent and learn Urban London accent. He watched Harry Brown (2009), Ill Manors, Top Boy as a part of preparation. He studied Adam Deacon, Ed Skrein, Noel Clarke, Riz Ahmed for the role.

Taron Egerton in Kingsman

[Taron Egerton in Kingsman]

He has acted in two Kingsman movies- "Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)" & "Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)"

Rocketman

Taron played "Elton John" in the biographical musical based on the life of musician Elton John. The movie received critical acclaim. Movie won numerous awards. Taron won the "Golden Globe Best Actor" award among others.

Taron Egerton as Elton John

[ Taron Egerton as Elton John ]

Filmography

Movies List

Year Movie Character Comments
2021 Sing 2 Johnny (voice)  
2019 Rocketman Elton John  
2018 Robin Hood Robin of Loxley  
2018 Billionaire Boys Club Dean Karny  
2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle Eggsy  
2016 Sing Johnny (voice)  
2015 Eddie the Eagle Eddie Edwards  
2015 Legend Mad Teddy Smith  
2014 Kingsman: The Secret Service Gary Unwin (Eggsy)  
2014 Testament of Youth Edward Brittain  

TV Series List

Year TV series Character Comments
2019 Moominvalley Moomintroll (voice) 16 Episodes
2019 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Rian (voice) 10 Episodes
2018 Watership Down El-Ahrairah (voice) The Journey, The Raid, The Escape, The Siege (Season 1 Episodes 1-4)
2014 The Smoke Dennis Severs Season 1 Episodes 1-8
2013 Inspector Lewis Liam Jay The Ramblin' Boy: Part 1 & 2(Season 7 Episode 3,4)

 

Short movies List

Year Short movie Character Comments
2020 Glimpse    
2017 Love at First Sight Johnny (voice)  
2013 Hereafter Tamburlaine  
2012 Pop Andy  

Stage/ Play/ Theater

  • No Quarter(2013): He played "Tommy" at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, London.
  • Last of the Haussmans(2012): This was the first paying gig he played. He played "Daniel" at the Lyttleton, National Theatre, London. 
  • Saturday Night(2012): He played Gene Gorman
  • The House of Special Purpose(2011): He played Yakunin
  • Oliver! (2005): Artful Dodger

Music videos

  • "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again": With Elton John (from the movie Rocketman)
  • The Breach(2015): He has appeared in the music video by Lazy Habits

Audiobooks

  • Me(2019): In 2019 he read the biographical book by singer Elton John for Audible
  • Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds: The Musical Drama (2018): He read the bits of The Artilleryman in the audiobook produced by Audible

Awards

Year Won? Award Project Category
2020 Nomination BAFTA Film Awards Rocketman Best Actor in a Leading Role
2020 WON Golden Globe Awards Rocketman Best Actor- Movie- Musical/  Comedy
2020 Nomination Grammy Awards Rocketman Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
2020 Nomination Screen Actors Guild Award Rocketman Outstanding Performance- Leading Role- Acto- Movie
2020 WON Santa Barbara International Film Festival Rocketman Virtuoso Award
2020 Nomination Hollywood Critics Association Rocketman Best Actor
2020 WON Satellite Awards Rocketman Best Actor in a Movie-  Comedy/Musical
2019 WON GQ Awards Rocketman Actor of the Year
2019 WON Hollywood Film Awards Rocketman Breakthrough Actor Award
2019 Nomination People's Choice Awards Rocketman Drama Movie Star of the Year
2019 Nomination Teen Choice Awards Rocketman Choice Movie Actor: Drama
2016 Nomination BAFTA Film Awards   Rising Star Award
2016 Nomination Saturn Awards Kingsman: The Secret Service Best Actor
2016 Nomination Teen Choice Awards Eddie the Eagle Choice Movie Actor: Drama
2015 Nomination Empire Awards Kingsman: The Secret Service Breakthrough Performance of the Year
2015 Nomination Teen Choice Awards Kingsman: The Secret Service Choice Movie: Breakout Star
2014 Nomination London Film Festival Awards Testament of Youth Best British Newcomer

 

Quotes

  • I like beer and pizza, I had to whip myself into shape.
  • I was a twinkle in my Dad's eye.
  • Come on guys, it is 2016, pick up your dog poop, what kind of an anti-social lunatic doesn't do that.
  • I am not from an affluent background in any way
  • If all of it ends up being a dream it has been a perfect one.
  • I'm more of a Eggsy than a James Bond.
  • I had never tried Skiing before Eddie, I took to it like a duck to water.
  • I like lots of different types of films, from action-thriller to Romantic Comedies
  • I annoy my friends by singing during the breaks
  • [on paparazzi] I guess everyone probably wishes it wasn't part of the job
  • I think great English teachers make the world go round
  • I drank so much milk during Eddie the Eagle, Now I have strong bones, so much Calcium.
  • All my friends are Welsh, I speak Welsh, and I feel very Welsh
  • I'm reluctant to make a comment on Colin [Firth] , people are making memes of me and Colin creating a relationship between us [He laughs]
  • I still love kids' films, I love DreamWorks & Pixar
  • You know when you are making fun of each other and it is not precious between each other anymore, that is the indication you have become good friends
  • No, I'm not a quiet boy. My friends and family back home will be laughing if they hear it.
  • I'd like to see Kingsman set in Wales so that I don't have to move very far
  • I'm not a very athletic, but you know what I can be- a great Mascot.
  • You can't act like someone else, you can only express yourself.
  • It has been years since I went on stage, it is my first love and I desperately want to go back. As an actor it really makes you uncomfortable and challenging.
  • When I first started acting I was kind of a showman and attention seeker, that is not the actor I love, I love an actor who is doing his movie with zeal, class and Panache.
  • I'm just a pampered boy from the hills. 
  • I have been standing in front of you as an young actor by the generosity of legends of the film fraternity, who have loved me and helped me.
  • My friends and My mom have a wonderful irreverence about me being famous, I love it.
  • Everything that is good in me is my mother. She is an incredible, incredible, incredible force of nature
  • I'm the epitome of an actor who walks into a room and has the upper hand just because I'm a mid-twenties Caucasian male. How frustrating must the industry be for a person of colour? [8]
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Sources

  1. Taron Egerton Wiki
  2. Magic Radio interview
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  4. Buzz Feed Celeb interview
  5. [4] [Time 0:58]
  6. [4] [Time 2:11]
  7. [4] [Time 2:25]
  8. Shortlist interview
  9. Taron Egerton is scared of Horses
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