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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.



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Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

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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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Taron Egerton Wants Dwayne Johnson As 'Kingsman' Villain


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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'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.

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Taron Egerton Was 'terrified' Singing In RADA Comeptition


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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.

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Can Statesman Live Up To Kingsman's Rep In 'The Golden Circle'?


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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'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.

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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 Loves Singing Elton John And John Legend


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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 EgertonTaron Egerton spoke about how much enjoyed singing Elton John and John Legend songs in 'Sing'

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It Looks Like Colin Firth Is Officially Back For 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'


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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.

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

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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 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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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.

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

 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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Taron Egerton - BFI London Film Festival - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th October 2014

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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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Movie Review

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Movie Review

Two years ago, Kingsman: The Secret Service seemed to come out of nowhere, ruffling feathers...

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer

For those who knew him, Gary Unwin (better known as Eggsy to his friends), was...

Sing Movie Review

Sing Movie Review

The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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