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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Taron Egerton - Taron Egerton filming 'Kingsman' in Mayfair - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 15th May 2016

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Eddie The Eagle Review

Excellent

Based on the true story of an unapologetic underdog who never won anything, this British comedy is a shameless crowd-pleaser. Eddie Edwards won the hearts of fans worldwide by coming in dead last at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, and the cast and crew follow his journey with buckets of humour and emotion, plus some seriously exhilarating ski jumping. And like its central character, the film is awkward, good-hearted and impossible not to love.

Eddie (Taron Egerton) grew up obsessed with becoming an Olympian even though he has no talent for sport. He manages to become a regional downhill skiing champion, but is so annoying that the head of the British Olympics Team (Tim McInnerny) changes the rules to disqualify him. So at 22 he instead decides to become Britain's only ski jumper. He moves to Germany to train on his own, meeting the jaded ex-jumper Bronson (Hugh Jackman) and persistently convincing him to offer some coaching tips. And as the Olympics officials keep raising the bar for membership on the team, Eddie improves just enough to qualify. His father (Keith Allen) thinks he should give up, but his mother (Jo Hartley) quietly offers support. And it's Eddie's sheer tenacity that gets him to Calgary.

Director Dexter Fletcher (Wild Bill) tells this story as a high-energy comedy centred on a dorky young man who simply won't take no for an answer. Egerton plays Eddie with perhaps too many physical tics, but exudes so much goofy charm that it's easy to see how he won over the people around him, and the global audience watching the Olympics. His interaction with everyone he meets on this journey is barbed and hilarious, and his joy at each small achievement is infections. Egerton also generates terrific chemistry with Jackman in one of his most enjoyable roles yet. It's hugely entertaining to watch this grouchy loser be begrudgingly coaxed out of his shell by Eddie's boundless enthusiasm.

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Iris Berben, Taron Egerton , Hugh Jackman - Eddie the Eagle red carpet in Munich - Munich, Germany - Sunday 20th March 2016

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Hugh Jackman Joins Taron Egerton For UK 'Eddie The Eagle' Premiere - Photos


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'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, Taron EgertonHugh 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.

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Hugh Jackman, Dexter Fletcher, Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards , Taron Egerton - 'Eddie The Eagle' Premiere - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 17th March 2016

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Taron Egerton - Eddie the Eagle European Premiere held at the Odeon cinema - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Friday 18th March 2016

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Alden, Jack And Taron! Meet The Three Actors In The Running To Play Young Han Solo


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We could soon find out who will be playing the young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie scheduled for release in 2018. After a search that is said to have included more 2,500 actors, The Hollywood Reporter writes that the list is now down to just three names: Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Reynor and Taron Egerton.

Other names who have been mentioned in connection with the role include, Whiplash and Divergent star Miles Teller, The Fault in Our Stars’ Ansel Elgort, who also appears in the Divergent movies and Emory Cohen, who starred in Brooklyn.

But let’s take a closer look at the rumoured top three contenders...

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Taron Egerton Sees Himself In Eddie The Eagle


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After setting the screen alight in films like Kingsman and Legend, he had to change everything about his appearance to play Eddie: adopting an underbite and wearing glasses that were so thick that he had trouble walking around the film sets.

Taron Egerton was an unlikely choice to play Eddie

But he loved the challenge. "For an actor to have the chance to go and play something that's far away from yourself physically, and also in terms of personality, is so much fun," he says. "It's slightly terrifying that you won't live up to it, but it's just the most creatively satisfying challenge. Obviously, having researched Eddie and finding out what he looks like and what he was about, to step into his shoes was just wonderful."

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Sing Trailer


Buster Moon is one of the good guys, he's a koala who's lived his life for the theatre he loves. His sunny disposition is somewhat hindered at the thought of his once great and popular theatre being lost. In need of making money, Buster must come up with an idea to save his theatre - and if it can be helped, also encourage the animals of his home town also become enthusiastic about live entertainment.

Buster's secretary accidentally advertises a singing contest to the residents, the flyer explains that they're looking for a fantastic new talent and the winner of the competition will win 100,000 dollars! Buster finds his theatre is once again the centre of a bustling metropolis and goes ahead with the auditions.

There's a few standout performers including a mom who's life revolves around her 25 piglets, a gorilla who's trying to break away from a bad way of life and a small mouse who might be small but has all the wits and sneaky ambition of the other contestants combined!

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Everything You Need To Know About 'Eddie The Eagle' Star Taron Egerton


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One actor who's making waves in the film world right now is British star Taron Egerton, who was named Best Male Newcomer at the Empire Awards earlier this year for his role in the critically acclaimed spy comedy 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'. Now he's returning as the UK's favourite underdog in 'Eddie The Eagle'.

Taron EgertonTaron Egerton stars in 'Eddie The Eagle'

The Welsh star made his onscreen debut in a short film called 'Pop', following his graduation from RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in 2012. At just 21 he landed the Stephen Sondheim Society 'Student Performer of the Year' award and became a member of the National Youth Theatre.

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Bono's Daughter Eve Hewson Lands Role As Maid Marian In 'Robin Hood: Origins'


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Eve Hewson has just landed the coveted role of Maid Marian in upcoming movie, Robin Hood: Origins. The Irish actress, whose father is U2 frontman Bono, is said to have beaten over 100 hopefuls to land the part, opposite Taron Egerton.

Eve HewsonEve Hewson will play Marian in Robin Hood: Origins.

Deadline confirmed the news writing that Hewson landed the part in the the Otto Bathurst-directed film that will go into production next summer right after Taron Egerton stars in the sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service.

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Legend Review

Good

Written and directed with a rakish swagger, and featuring two full-on performances from Tom Hardy, this true London gangster drama is hugely entertaining, even if it feels undercooked. Aside from that generic title, the film basically has no plot at all, and it strips real-life people of their complexity. It's as if the filmmakers were afraid to challenge the audience in any way. But the edgy mix of comedy and violence is riveting.

The events recounted took place over about two years in the early 1960s, although the film's anecdotal structure makes it feel more like a decade. As it begins, the fearsome young Kray brothers (both played by Tom Hardy) are consolidating their gangland grip on East London and expanding around the city, with their next target being South London boss Charlie Richardson (Paul Bettany). Reggie Kray is the tough-minded businessman, while identical twin Ronnie is a terrifying thug who happens to be openly gay at a time when being so was illegal. As they blatantly manipulate the rule of law, a Scotland Yard inspector (Christopher Ecclestone) is desperately looking for a way to take them down. Meanwhile, Reggie is romancing the 16-year-old Frances (Emily Browning), much to the annoyance of her imperious mother (Tara Fitzgerald).

The tumultuous relationship between Reggie and Frances is the only thing that adds a sense of narrative momentum to the film. Otherwise, it's a series of set-pieces that take a darkly humorous approach to family clashes and criminal violence. Writer-director Brian Helgeland infuses even the grisliest brutality with an amusing smirk, which makes the movie much more engaging than expected. And Hardy storms through the film with real charisma in both roles, as the steely, magnetic Reggie and the more unstable, fearsome Ronnie. Both performances are scene-stealing, nicely conveying how these men managed to hold the entire city in their grip, even though they were only in their early 30s at the time.

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 Taron Egerton - LCM s/s 2016: One For The Boys Charity Ball held at the Roundhouse - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 12th June 2015

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Eddie The Eagle: "Dexter Fletcher Film Is Only 10% Accurate"


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Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, the celebrated British ski-jumper, says an upcoming film of his life is largely "made up" and is only 10% accurate. Eddie the Eagle is directed by Sunshine on Leith's Dexter Flecher and stars the Hollywood actor Taron Egerton.

Taron EgertonWelsh actor Taron Egerton will play Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards

Edwards became internationally renowned after becoming the first ever Brit to compete in an Olympic ski-jumping event. Edwards finished last in both the 70m and 90m ski jump events at the 1988 games in Canada. His jam-jar glasses to his far-sighted vision and general clumsiness made him an unlikely celebrity in both the US and UK.

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'Kingsman' Sequel In The Works


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Having quietly accumulated global box office takings of over $400 million, the successful spy adventure film Kingsman: The Secret Service has apparently been given the green light for a sequel.

According to movie news website The Wrap, sources closely involved with the film have strongly hinted that a follow-up is in development at Fox. While there’s not been an official confirmation by the studio, any timetable or suggestions of who will appear in it, a sequel would make sense given the huge interest shown in the first one.

Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine and Taron Egerton starred alongside leading man Colin Firth in the surprise hit from earlier this year, which was an adaptation of a comic book by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar entitled ‘The Secret Service’.

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Taron Egerton

Date of birth

10th November, 1989

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.73




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Taron Egerton Movies

Eddie the Eagle Movie Review

Eddie the Eagle Movie Review

Based on the true story of an unapologetic underdog who never won anything, this British...

Sing Trailer

Sing Trailer

Buster Moon is one of the good guys, he's a koala who's lived his life...

Eddie The Eagle Trailer

Eddie The Eagle Trailer

Even when Michael Edwards was a small boy, he had huge ambition. Whenever the Olympics...

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Legend Movie Review

Legend Movie Review

Written and directed with a rakish swagger, and featuring two full-on performances from Tom Hardy,...

Legend - First Look Trailer

Legend - First Look Trailer

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, London was at the mercy of the terrifying Kray twins...

Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review

Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review

With virtually the same tone as they used in their superhero spoof Kick-Ass, filmmakers Matthew...

Testament of Youth Movie Review

Testament of Youth Movie Review

A classic British memoir gets the full costume drama treatment with this beautifully crafted World...

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Testament of Youth Trailer

Testament of Youth Trailer

Vera Brittain is an extraordinarily talented young woman who battles the odds to land herself...

Kingsman: The Secret Service Trailer

Kingsman: The Secret Service Trailer

A young teen with an incredible IQ and first-rate academic performance takes the wrong path...

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