Taron Egerton

  • Birth Place: Birkenhead, Merseyside, England
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • His first name is a misspelling of Taran, which is Welsh for thunder.
  • Moved from England to Wales at age 12; considers himself Welsh and speaks the language.
  • Won the Audience Prize for the Most Entertaining Scene at the RADA Prize Fights in 2010.
  • Listened to rapper Plan B to perfect his character Eggsy's London accent in Kingsman: The Secret Service, as he did not have a dialect coach.
  • Was named one of GQ's 50 best-dressed British men in 2016.

Awards

  • 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee

College

  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England (BA in Acting, 2012)
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