Fast Facts

  • Began acting on stage at age 6; appeared in Macbeth in 1999 and in Arthur Miller's All My Sons a year later.
  • Made TV debut in 2001 in the BBC/A&E movie Armadillo and was a regular on the six-part BBC teen drama Feather Boy.
  • Made theatrical-film debut in the title roles of the 2002 family drama Tom & Thomas; other major film credits include The Illusionist (2006) and the coming-of-age comedy-drama Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008).
  • Stars as John Lennon in the 2009 film Nowhere Boy, which focuses on the early life of the rock icon; began a relationship with the film's director, Sam Taylor-Wood, who is 23 years his senior.


  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee


  • Gemma Johnson — Sister
  • Wylda Rae — Daughter
  • Jessie — Stepdaughter
  • Angelica — Stepdaughter
  • Sam Taylor-Wood — Wife
  • Romy Hero — Daughter


  • Birth Name: Aaron Perry Johnson
  • Birth Place: Holmer Green, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Birthday: June 13, 1990, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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