Taron Egerton (born November 10th 1989)
Taron Egerton is an actor from Cheshire, England best known for starring in 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'.
Acting career: Taron Egerton's first acting role came with a double episode of TV detective drama 'Lewis' in 2013. The following year he starred in short-running Sky1 drama 'The Smoke' with Jodie Whittaker.
His breakthrough role came with Matthew Vaughn's comedy thriller 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' in which he starred alongside Colin Firth.
He has also appeared in World War I drama 'Testament of Youth' opposite Kit Harington.
Personal life: Taron Egerton was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire but grew up in the Wirral, and Anglesey and Aberystwyth in Wales with his B&B owner father and social worker mother.
He was educated at Ysgol Penglais Comprehensive, and later the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, as well as Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
He won the Stephen Sondheim Society's Student Performer of the Year award in 2011.
He is a member of the National Youth Theatre.
Despite having made his name in the films, Egerton won't be taking part in a third 'Kingsman' film.
Although director Matthew Vaughn has been hinting at big plans for a cinematic universe around his hit movie Kingsman, it seems that he’ll have to execute them without the involvement of his main star, with Taron Egerton confirming that he won’t be taking part in the third film.
In a recent interview with Yahoo UK, the 28 year old English star spoke about his career-making role as the petty criminal turned super-spy, Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, whom he has played in the first two Kingsman movies.
Unfortunately for fans, he won’t be participating in the third planned movie of the franchise.
Continue reading: Taron Egerton Will NOT Be In A Third 'Kingsman' Film
Both Margot Robbie and Emma Stone have played sports stars this year.
With Margot Robbie set to portray disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in 'I, Tonya' this December - the trailer for which has now been released - we look at some of Hollywood's biggest stars in their roles as historical athletes. It takes a lot of physical training to play a top sportsman/woman, but these actors truly nailed their roles.
Margot Robbie stars as Tonya Harding in 'I, Tonya'
1. Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta - 1980 boxing drama 'Raging Bull' detailed the life of a troubled middleweight boxer who turned his life upside down with a series of self-destructive actions which he detailed in the memoir 'Raging Bull: My Story'. The movie, shot in black and white, was directed by Martin Scorsese and won two Academy Awards.
Two years ago, Kingsman: The Secret Service seemed to come out of nowhere, ruffling feathers as it took an anarchic, often transgressive approach to the super-spy genre and made a star of Taron Egerton. Now Matthew Vaughn is back with a sequel, and it's rather clear that he has a franchise in mind. The new movie is still wildly energetic and eye-catching, but it also has a more predictable plot that takes fewer risks.
We catch up with Eggsy (Egerton) as he's a respectable member of the Kingsman juggling his private life with his serious girlfriend Princess Tilde (Hanna Alstrom). But megalomaniacal drug lord Poppy (Julianne Moore) and her part-cyborg henchman Charlie (Edward Holcroft) launch a vicious attack on Kingsman bases, leaving Eggsy and his colleague Merlin (Mark Strong) on their own. For help, they turn to their American counterpart Statesman, run by Champ (Jeff Bridges). His agents Tequila, Whiskey and Ginger (Channing Tatum, Pablo Pascal and Halle Berry) offer help getting Kingsman back on its feet. And they also reveal that they've rescued fallen agent Harry (Colin Firth), who is recovering from a brain injury. Meanwhile, Poppy launches a global assault.
To tell this rather simple story, Vaughn indulges in all kinds of flashy visual trickery. The action sequences are choreographed like wacky cartoons, as the camera swoops through the complicated mayhem with acrobatic skill. And the characters are vividly played by the top-notch cast with maximum personality flourishes. Egerton is terrific at the centre, as adept at physicality and comedy as he is at finding a touch of emotion here and there. His scenes with Firth are especially strong. And Moore makes the most of her goofy kingpin, who is trying to recreate 1950s Americana in the jungle, plus added madcap 1970s flair with a riotous Elton John, who gets stuck right into the mayhem.
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The actor unfortunately doesn't think Johnson would be a fit for the villain planned for 'Kingsman 3', however.
Adapted from the Mark Millar comic book series 'Kingsman: The Secret Service', this month came the sequel to the critically-acclaimed movie of the same name. This time round, the film was called 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'. Bringing a slew of stars that helped make the first such a success back to proceedings, including Taron Egerton, Colin Firth and Mark Strong, as well as new faces such as Jeff Bridges and Halle Berry, director Matthew Vaughn looks set to be onto a winner once more.
Taron Egerton returned to his 'Kingsman' role in 'The Golden Circle'
Setting up a third instalment, it would be fair to say that those invested in this franchise are intent on bringing it back at least one more time, and those involved are already having their say about where they'd like the future of the series to go.
Continue reading: Taron Egerton Wants Dwayne Johnson As 'Kingsman' Villain
Taron Egerton was ''terrified'' when he had to compete to sing in a West End theatre show.
Taron Egerton was ''terrified'' when he had to compete to sing in a West End theatre show.
The 27-year-old actor attended the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and he has admitted he was filled with fear but was also ''flattered'' when he and his colleagues had to battle it out to sing on stage.
Speaking to Metro newspaper, the 'Kingsman: Secret Service' star said: ''I did. We had to sing a song from Stephen Sondheim's repertoire and, if you got through, you had to sing it in a West End theatre in front of an audience.
Continue reading: Taron Egerton Was 'terrified' Singing In RADA Comeptition
A new trailer has arrived for 'Kingsman' sequel 'The Golden Circle'.
The first trailer for 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' has finally arrived with a lot of surprises in store. Taron Egerton is back as our favourite working-class spy Eggsy as he takes on a new enemy - and, indeed, discovers new allies in the form of Statesman.
Taron Egerton returns as Eggsy in 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'
A sequel to the award-winning 2014 British spy comedy 'Kingsman: The Secret Service', 'The Golden Circle' introduces a host of new cast-members to join Kingsman as their American counterpart Statesman. Matthew Vaughn is back in the director's chair in his first ever movie sequel.
Continue reading: Can Statesman Live Up To Kingsman's Rep In 'The Golden Circle'?
For those who knew him, Gary Unwin (better known as Eggsy to his friends), was never a likely candidate for a spy. After stealing a car and being a bit of a hooligan (who's always up for a laugh) eventually Eggsy landed himself in trouble with the police. What the outside world didn't know about Eggsy was his father was an incredibly brave probationary secret agent and Eggsy displays many of his father's strengths. Kingsman Harry Hart sees Eggsy's potential and trains him up as a Kingsman spy. Only Eggsy and one other trainee, Roxy, succeed in proving that they have what it takes to become a Kingsman. Together, with the help of Harry and their quartermaster, Merlin, they defeat psychopathic billionaire Richmond Valentine. Their mission is a success but in the process Harry is shot in the head.
Though Eggsy loses his mentor, life continues for the young spy and he becomes the Kingsman that Hart always knew him to be. As worldwide threats become known, the Kingsman are once again placed as the brink of extermination. Their headquarters and training grounds are blown up and Eggsy and Merlin must once again find a way to save the world.
Their hunt takes them to America and it's revealed that The Kingsman aren't the only highly secret organisation looking to protect the world; the two Brit's are introduced to Champagne, Jack Daniels and Tequila - three agents working for the Statesman, the US equivalent to Kingsman. With the help of their new American counterparts, Eggsy, Merlin and some other familiar faces might just stand a chance of saving the world all over again.
Taron Egerton spoke about how much enjoyed his part in 'Sing', in which he plays a Cockney gorilla.
British actor Taron Egerton is usually renowned for his great physical performances in Kingsman and Eddie the Eagle, but many have observed how good his vocal skills are in his new animated movie Sing.
Nominated for a couple of Golden Globes already, a few weeks after its release in America, Sing sees 27 year old Egerton play Johnny, a Cockney gorilla, who gets to sing Elton John and Sam Smith songs in the film. In a new interview, he opened up about why he was able to bring such joy to the part.
Taron Egerton spoke about how much enjoyed singing Elton John and John Legend songs in 'Sing'
Continue reading: Taron Egerton Loves Singing Elton John And John Legend
Harry Hart met his end in 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'…or did he?
Colin Firth’s return for Kingsman sequel The Golden Circle appears to be official, just months after a poster was released teasing that his character might not be dead after all. Firth played agent Harry Hart in the first movie, but the character was killed off before the end, leaving his protege Eggsy (played by Taron Egerton) to take his place as the newest Kingsman.
They were spotted with the real Eddie Edwards.
'Eddie the Eagle' made it's European premiere at the Odeon in London yesterday (March 17th 2016) and with it came a host of British stars as well as Hugh Jackman, who flew over the pond to re-unite with co-star Taron Egerton and, of course, the movie's subject Eddie Edwards himself.
Hugh Jackman, Eddie Edwards and Taron Egerton hang out at 'Eddie The Eagle' premiere
The comedy biopic saw 'Kingsman' star Taron Egerton in the role of the titular Olympic ski jump legend; a man who became famous not for his exceptional talent on the slopes, but indeed for his distinct lack of such and yet overwhelming determination and perseverance that struck accord with the whole nation at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Taron Egerton - BFI London Film Festival - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th October 2014
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