RADA trained actor, TARON EGERTON starred as the lead role
of Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin in Matthew Vaughn's 2015 box office smash hit Kingsman:
The Secret Service opposite Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L Jackson. For
this role, Egerton won Best Male Newcomer at the Empire Awards.
2015 also saw the release of Legend, a biopic feature about the Kray twins,
where Taron played Edward 'Mad Teddy' Smith opposite Tom Hardy, and Testament of
Youth, based on the life of Vera Brittain. For his role as Edward Brittain he
was nominated for the Rising Star Award at the BFI London Film Festival. Taron
then went on to take the title role of Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards in 2016's
blockbuster hit, Eddie The Eagle.
Egerton's first role out of drama school was on stage in The Last Of The
Haussmans at the National Theatre, opposite Helen McCrory. He was then cast as
series regular, Dennis 'Asbo' Severs in Sky's well-reviewed drama "The Smoke".
Egerton was named on the Screen Internationals 'Stars of Tomorrow' list for 2014
and as one of the top 50 best dressed men in the UK of 2015 and 2016 by GQ. In
2016 Egerton was named one of the '30 under 30' Forbes list and was nominated
for a BAFTA EE Rising Star Award.
Alongside Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, Egerton has leant his voice
to recently released new musical animation comedy Sing. Egerton recently
finished filming opposite Ansel Elgort in a movie version of Billionaires Boys
Club and has just completed filming for the much anticipated second Kingsman
film Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Taron is currently filming as the lead in
Leonardo DiCaprio's Robin Hood.