Rocketman (Elton John); Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Kingsman: The Secret Service (Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin)
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Taron Egerton, known for his breakout role in Matthew Vaughn’s “The Kingsman” film series, continues to capture audience members attention with his versatile & charismatic performances.
This fall, Egerton will star as the eponymous character “Robin Hood” in Lionsgate’s action-adventure film alongside Jamie Foxx. Directed by Otto Bathurst and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Basil Iwanyk, & Jennifer Davisson this version of the film follows the story of Robin Hood (Egerton), a war-hardened Crusader, who mounts an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown with his Moorish commander (Fox). The film also stars Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson and Jamie Dornan.
Egerton is currently in production on Dexter Fletcher’s “Rocketman” starring as the iconic singer Sir Elton John for Paramount Pictures. The film will follow the singer’s journey from his days at the Royal Academy of Music to his induction on the prestigious Rock N’ Roll Hall of fame. Not only does Egerton star in the film he also performs all of the songs. Sir Elton John & David Furnish serve as producers. The film also stars Jamie Bell and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Born in Birkenhead England, the BAFTA nominated actor graduated in 2012 from the renown Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts with a BA in Acting. 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 Eggy in “The Kingsman: The Secret Service” & reprised his role in “Kingsman: The Golden Voice”. Other credits include “Testament of Youth,” “Legend,” and “Eddie the Eagle,”. In 2016, he played the voice of Johnny in Garth Jennings’s animation comedy, “Sing” which became a box office sensation.
Egerton took home the award for Action Star of the Year this year at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. He has gained recognition and respect from the BAFTA Awards being nominated for the Rising Star Award. In addition, he has received praise from the London Film Festival, Empire Awards UK and Teen Choice Awards.