Taron Welsh actor and singer David Egerton is best known for his lead performances in the critically acclaimed and financially successful action spy comedy film “The Kingsman: The Secret Service” and the British drama TV series “The Smoke.” He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to study acting after being born in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England. He had a small part in two episodes of the British TV show “Lewis” when he made his acting debut. However, after a few episodes, the show was canceled. After that, he had some difficulty and it took him some time to find parts that were fulfilling. Despite the challenges, he persisted and was eventually cast in the action comedy spy movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” which was based on the “Kingsman” comic book series. Both the critical and financial success of the movie. He later returned to the character in the financially successful sequel “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” In the British drama film “Testament of Youth,” which was based on the true story of a young woman who abandons her education to work as a war nurse, the actor also won praise from critics for his leading role.
Early Childhood & Life
On November 10, 1989, in Birkenhead, Merseyside, the United Kingdom, Taron Egerton was born. While his mother works in social services, his father owned a bed and breakfast. He considers himself Welsh and talks with a Welsh accent despite having been born in England.
He first attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art after completing his studies at Ysgol Penglais School. In 2011, he made his acting debut in a supporting role as Liam Jay in the television series Lewis. In 2012, he earned a BA in acting.
Career of Taron Egerton
In the 2012 and 2013 short films “Pop” and “Hereafter,” Taron Egerton made cameo appearances. He appeared in his first significant role on the big screen in 2014. In the drama movie “Testament of Youth,” he was one of the leading characters. The movie was based on a memoir of the same name written by Vera Brittain, a young Oxford student who quit her studies to work as a battlefield nurse during World War II.
The major character he played in the action espionage comedy movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service” helped him achieve the pinnacle of his acting career (2014). The movie, which was directed by Matthew Vaughn, was about Gary Unwin being accepted into a covert spy organization before joining a mission to combat a global menace.
Critics gave the movie high marks, and it took home the “Empire Award” for Best British Film. With box office receipts of more than $400 million, it was also a major commercial success. It turned out to be Vaughn’s most lucrative movie to date.
The following time we saw Egerton was in the Brian Helgeland-penned and -directed 2015 criminal thriller “Legend.” Although there were conflicting reviews, the movie was an economic success. It was nominated for and won numerous accolades.
He portrayed the main character in the biographical sports comedy-drama movie “Eddie the Eagle” in 2016. He played Eddie Edwards, a British skier who, after a long wait, was the first athlete to represent Great Britain in the Olympics. In addition to being nominated for an Empire Award for “Best British Film,” the movie did well at the box office.
In 2016, he provided a voice in the animated musical movie “Sing.” The movie was a financial success, making over nine times what it cost. A bunch of anthropomorphic animals competes in a singing contest in the story.
In the 2017 animated short “Love at First Sight,” he performed another voice role. It was seen in the “Sing” movie’s DVD edition. He also starred in the espionage comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” which was the follow-up to “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” that same year. The movie, like its forerunner, was a great financial hit.
Bigger Works of Taron Egerton
In the 2014 action espionage comedy film “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” Taron Egerton had a significant part. In addition to Michael Caine, Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, and Matthew Vaughn, the movie was directed by him. With almost $400 million in box office receipts and a less than $100 million budget, the movie was a major commercial success.
In Garth Jennings’ animated feature “Sing,” in which he portrayed one of the lead parts, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Reese Witherspoon, and Matthew McConaughey were among the other actors in the film. The movie had a lot of songs by well-known performers. The film received positive reviews from reviewers and did well at the box office. A number of significant awards were also nominated for it.
In the action spy comedy movie “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” which was the follow-up to the movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” Egerton returned to the role of Gary “Eggsy” Unwin. The movie, like its forerunner, had a $100 million budget yet made over $400 million in box office receipts. Mixed reviews were given to the movie. In the category of “Best Action or Adventure Film,” it received a nomination for a Saturn Award.
Recognition & Achievements
In “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” Taron Egerton won the Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer for his performance as Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (2014). He received nominated for the same role for the Saturn Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Rising Star Award, and Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Breakout Star.
For his work in Testament of Youth, he was nominated for the 2014 London Film Festival Award for British Newcomers.
Individual Life of Taron Egerton
Currently, British producer Emily Thomas and actor Taron Egerton are said to be dating.
Taron Egerton Net Worth
Welsh actor and musician Taron Egerton has a $6 million fortune. For his roles in movies like “Eddie the Eagle,” “Rocketman,” and several iterations of the “Kingsman” series, Taron Egerton is best known. He received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his depiction of Elton John in “Rocketman.” The movies “Sing,” “Billionaire Boys Club,” and “Robin Hood,” as well as the television drama “Black Bird,” are among Egerton’s other works.