Taron Egerton

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Taron Egerton is a prominent Welsh actor and singer. Taron Egerton is best known for his role as Elton John in the musical ‘Rocketman’ and Gary “Eggsy” Unwin in the ‘Kingsman’ series.

Early Life and Childhood

Taron Egerton was born on 10 November 1989 and he is currently 31 years old. Taron hails from Birkenhead, Merseyside, England, and his zodiac sign is Scorpio. Talking about his family, Taron’s mother worked in social services and she is half English and half Welsh.

Similarly, Taron’s father used to run a bed-and-breakfast and he is English hailing from nearby Liverpool. Moreover, Taron has two younger sisters namely, Mari and Rosie.

Even though Taron was born in England, he considers himself to be Welsh through and through. Taron is also very fluent in both Welsh and English. Talking about the origin of his name, Taron’s first name is a variation of taran. Taran means “thunder” in Welsh.

Unfortunately, Taron’s parents’ marriage didn’t last forever. They went their separate ways when Taron was only two years old.

Subsequently, Taron followed his mother and moved to the Welsh island of Anglesey. There, Taron went to primary school. He moved to Aberystwyth with his family when Taron was 12 years old.

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Caption: Taron Egerton in a childhood photograph. Source: Instagram

Education

Talking about his educational journey, Taron attended Ysgol Penglais School. After this, Taron went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in acting in the year 2012. At present, Taron resides in West London.

Personal Life

Taron Egerton describes his family/childhood background as having come from a working-class background. The actor is an avid supporter of gender, class, and color equality.

Taron often speaks on behalf of people of color, the LGBT community, and women in cinema among others. Furthermore, the actor is also an ambassador for the MND Association as he lost one of his grandmothers to motor neuron disease.

Regarding his love life, Taron Egerton is romantically involved with Emily Thomas. The two have been together since 2016. However, the celebrity couple had a brief fall-out in the year 2018.

Nevertheless, Taron and Emily eventually reconciled and are still going strong at present.

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Caption: Taron Egerton posing for a photo with his lover, Emily Thomas. Source: Instagram

Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Taron Egerton is a famous actor and singer. The actor received a Golden Globe Award and he has also received nominations for two British Academy Film Awards, a Grammy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

The actor began his journey in acting at the young age of 15 years. He gained immense fame as the character Gary “Eggsy” Unwin in the film Kingsman: The Secret Service released in 2014 as well as in its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle released in 2017.

Likewise, Taron has also starred in numerous biographical films. He portrayed the military officer Edward Brittain in the drama Testament of Youth in the year 2014 and a psychopath in the crime thriller Legend in 2015.

Moreover, the famous actor also played the role of the titular ski-jumper in the sports film Eddie the Eagle in 2016 and appeared as the singer Elton John in the musical Rocketman in 2019.

For his role in the latter, Taron earned the Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy”.

Moreover, British GQ named Taron as one of its 50 best-dressed British men in the years 2015 and 2016. Further, Taron won the Stephen Sondheim Society “Student Performer of the Year” award in the year 2011. Back then, the actor was just 21 years old.

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Caption: Taron Egerton posing for a photo with his Golden Globe Award. Source: Instagram

Films, Television, Music Videos, and Theatre

Taron has appeared in a total of 13 films while writing this biography and still has one film (Tetris) pending in which the actor plays the role of the character Henk Rogers.

Similarly, Taron has appeared in a total of 5 TV shows namely Lewis, The Smoke, Watership Down, Moominvalley, and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The actor has also appeared in two music videos.

One of them is for the song The Breach by Lazy Habits for their album “The Atrocity Exhibition” and the other one is for the song (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again by Elton John and Taron Egerton himself for the album “Rocketman: Music from the Motion Picture”.

Furthermore, the actor has also appeared in a total of 8 theatrical productions. They are A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oliver!, Beauty and the Beast, The House of Special Purpose, The Last of the Hausmanns, Saturday Night, Divine Words, and No Quarter.

 Taron’s last involvement in a theatrical production was back in the year 2013.

In 2017, he had another role as a voice actor in the short film ‘Love at First Sight.’ It was included on the DVD release of the film ‘Sing.’

He also appeared in ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle,’ a spy comedy film that was the sequel to ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ the same year. In 2019, he won a Golden Globe for his performance in the musical ‘Rocketman.’

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Caption: Taron Egerton posing for a photo with his family. Source: Instagram

Taron Egerton – Body Measurements

Taron Egerton stands tall at a height of 1.75 meters or 5 feet 7 inches and her body weight is around 79 kgs or 174 lbs. Similarly, the Welsh actor has a chest-waist-biceps size of 44-33-15 inches respectively. Taron has green eyes and auburn hair color.

Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, Taron Egerton joined Twitter in May 2014 and so far has earned over 444.5K followers on his @taronegerton account. Likewise, the actor is available on Instagram under the username @taron.egerton.

While writing this biography in early 2021, Taron earned over 2.4 million followers and shared exactly 214 posts on his personal account.

Taron Egerton – Net Worth 2023

Moving on, Taron has a net worth estimation of approximately $6 million dollars.