Taron David Egerton was born on November 10, 1989 to his parents in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UK. His father owned a bed and breakfast and his mother worked in social services. Taron’s family moved to Wales when he was young, attending primary school in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll before moving to Aberystwyth when he was 12 years old.
At the age of 19, Taron was accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. For three years, he studied music, dance, stage fighting and other disciplines of acting.
Taron had his first television appearance on the show Inspector Lewis in 2013 as Liam Jay, followed by the television mini-series The Smoke as Dennis ‘Asbo’ Severs. He also appeared in the movie Testament of Youth, opposite now Academy Award Winner Alicia Vikander and Kit Harrington.
2014 brought the role of a lifetime to Taron, straight out of school. He starred alongside Academy Award Winners Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, as well as Mark Strong in the high octane spy movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. Kingsman grossed $414 million worldwide the following year, when it was released.
Later that year, he had a role in Legend opposite Tom Hardy as Mad Teddy Smith. Taron also strapped on some skis to play Eddie Edwards with Hugh Jackman in Eddie The Eagle. 2016 brought Taron the chance to put his acting chops and singing skills to an animated film. He provided the voice to a singing gorilla name Johnny in Illumination Entertainment’s Sing.
In 2017, Taron reprised his role as Eggsy in Kingsman: The Golden Circle; this time, teaming up with the American sister service which include the talented actors Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, and Pedro Pascal. A year later, he starred in Billionaire Boys Club with Ansel Elgort and Kevin Spacey before putting on the hood and strapping on a quiver to become the newest Robin of Loxley with Jamie Foxx in Robin Hood.
2019 brings Taron a little closer into the spotlight as he prepares himself for the release of the highly anticipated Elton John biopic Rocketman. He will also lend his voice for more animations such as Moominvalley and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.