Magazine article Screen International

Taron Egerton, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

Magazine article Screen International

Taron Egerton, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

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ACTOR: To put it in sporting terms, Taron Egerton (pronounced Edge-r-ton) is 2014's man of the match, the name on every UK casting director's hot young talent list.

He nabbed the lead role of Eggsy in Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service opposite Colin Firth, a part read for by almost every young actor in the UK.

He then followed up with the role of Edward, the tragic brother of Vera Brittain (Alicia Vikander) in the First World War drama Testament Of Youth.

A RADA graduate in 2012, Egerton's first role was on stage in The Last Of The Haussmansat the National Theatre, followed by a deceptively quiet period in which he took a few small TV parts.

Egerton was then cast in a plum role in Sky's well-reviewed drama The Smoke: surprise that it wasn't renewed was quickly followed by delight as Egerton became available and the rest, as they say, is history -- or at least the beginnings of it. …

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