Taron Egerton

Taron Egerton Biography

Taron David Egerton (born 10 November 1989) is a Welsh actor. He is known for his role as Dennis "Asbo" Severs in the British television series The Smoke and Gary "Eggsy" Unwin in Kingsman: The Secret Service. He appeared in the British drama film Testament of Youth, as Edward Brittain. He also played Mad Teddy in the film Legend, starring Tom Hardy, and starred as Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards in the film Eddie the Eagle.

Personal life and education

Egerton was born in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England, to parents from Liverpool. His grandmother is Welsh. His first name is a variation of "Taran", which is Welsh for "thunder". His father and family ran a bed-and-breakfast and his mother works in social services. He was raised around Wirral, England, but his family moved to the island of Anglesey, in Wales. He then moved to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, where he spent most of his childhood, and moved with his family to Aberystwyth, Wales, when he was twelve. Egerton considers himself Welsh "through and through", and speaks conversational Welsh. He attended Ysgol Penglais comprehensive school. Egerton is a RADA-trained actor who graduated with a BA (Hons) Acting in 2012. He is a tenor through music and dance, specialising in stage combat, and his interests include literature and travel.


Egerton made his acting debut in 2011 with a small role in two episodes of the ITV series Lewis as Liam Jay. Later, he was added to the main cast of the Sky1 series The Smoke.

Egerton played Gary "Eggsy" Unwin, the protg of Harry Hart (Colin Firth), in Matthew Vaughn's film Kingsman: The Secret Service. Egerton co-starred in Testament of Youth, based on the life of Vera Brittain, which starred Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington as the leads and appeared in the two-part episode "The Ramblin' Boy" in the seventh series of Lewis as Liam Jay.

He was named one of GQ's 50 best-dressed British men in 2015 and in 2016.



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Pop Andy Short film
2013 Hereafter Tamburlaine Short film
2014 Testament of Youth Edward Brittain Nominated"?London Film Festival for British Newcomer
2014 Kingsman: The Secret Service Gary "Eggsy" Unwin Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer
Nominated"?BAFTA Rising Star Award
Nominated"?Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Breakout Star
2015 Legend Edward "Mad Teddy" Smith
2016 Eddie the Eagle Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards
2016 Sing Johnny Voice
2016 Billionaire Boys Club Dean Karny In post-production
2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle Gary "Eggsy" Unwin Announced
2017 Robin Hood: Origins Robin Hood Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Lewis Liam Jay 2 episodes
2014 The Smoke Dennis "Asbo" Severs 8 episodes

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