A Welsh actor and musician, Taron Egerton have a net worth of $6 million. Taron Egerton has starred in several successful film series, including “Eddie the Eagle,” “Rocketman,” and various “Kingsman” flicks.
His performance as Elton John in “Rocketman” earned him the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. In addition to “Black Bird,” Egerton has appeared in the films “Sing” and “Billionaire Boys Club,” and the television miniseries “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”
Taron Egerton Early Life
Taron Egerton was born in Birkenhead, which is located in Merseyside, England, on November 10th, 1989. While his mother was employed in the social services field, his father ran a bed-and-breakfast in the area around Liverpool. Egerton has two younger half-sisters who are younger than him.
Following the dissolution of his parent’s marriage when he was just two years old, he relocated to Anglesey with his mother. Anglesey is an island located off the coast of Wales. Egerton and his mother relocated to the town of Aberystwyth, which is home to the University of Wales when he was 12 years old.
Egerton, who was raised in Wales and considers himself to be of Welsh descent, has a first name that literally translates to “thunder” in the Welsh language. After starting to perform on stage when he was 15 years old, he went on to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which he graduated in 2012.
Taron Egerton Film Career
In the biographical drama “Testament of Youth,” released in 2014, Egerton makes his film debut as British Army officer Edward Brittain. His big break came the following year when he was cast as spy trainee Gary “Eggsy” Unwin in the action comedy “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” based on the same comic book series.
In the same year, Egerton appeared alongside Tom Hardy in the biographical crime thriller Legend. In 2016, he starred alongside Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Jim Broadbent, and Iris Berben in the biographical sports film “Eddie the Eagle,” in which he portrayed Olympic ski-jumper, Michael David Edwards.
In the animated musical comedy “Sing,” which was released in 2016, Egerton provided the voice of Johnny, a teen gorilla. Actors such as Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane, Reese Witherspoon, John C. Reilly, and Scarlett Johansson provided their voices for additional characters.
In the action-comedy sequel “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” which was released in 2017, Egerton played the role of Gary “Eggsy” Unwin once again. After that, he went on to star in two movies that were not well received by audiences: the biographical crime drama “Billionaire Boys Club” and the action-adventure movie “Robin Hood,” in which he portrayed the title role of the folk outlaw.
Egerton had a successful comeback in 2019, playing the part of musician Elton John in the musical biopic “Rocketman.” The film received a lot of critical accolades for its performance.
In preparation for the movie, he taught himself to play the piano and sang live on the set. In recognition of his outstanding performance, Egerton was presented with a number of honors, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
In his subsequent film, which was released in 2021, he played Johnny the gorilla once again. This time, it was an animated sequel called “Sing 2.” Egerton is known for his roles in a variety of films, including the biographical picture “Tetris,” in which he played the role of video game pioneer Henk Rogers.
Taron Egerton Tv Career
Egerton’s debut television appearance was in 2013 for two episodes of the British detective series “Lewis,” as the character Liam Jay. The next year, he starred as Dennis “Asbo” Severs in the short-lived British drama series The Smoke. After a hiatus of four years from the small screen, Egerton returned to television in 2018 as the voice of El-Ahrairah in the Netflix animated miniseries adaption of “Watership Down.”
Over the years that followed, he kept doing voice work. In the 2019 Netflix fantasy series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” a prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson and Frank Oz film “The Dark Crystal,” Egerton provided the voice of Gelfling Rian.
For the Finnish animated musical series “Moominvalley,” based on the “Moomin” books and comics, which began airing in 2019, Egerton has been performing the English-language voice of Moomintroll since 2019. He has also directed the Apple TV+ miniseries “Black Bird,” which is based on James Keene’s autobiographical novel “In With the Devil.” In the show, Egerton plays Keene.
Taron Egerton Stage Career
In 2012, Egerton made his debut on stage in a production of “The Last of the Haussmans” at the Royal National Theatre. His subsequent performance was in a production of “No Quarter” at the Royal Court Theatre in 2013.
In 2022, Egerton made his debut on the West End stage in a production of the play “Cock,” which was a revival of the play. However, Egerton quit the act after passing out on stage after the first night of performances, which caused him to miss following performances. He also tested positive for COVID-19 later on.
Taron Egerton Personal Life
Egerton calls West London home. He is an advocate for those suffering from motor neuron disease.