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Interview With Numéro Netherlands – In Conversation with Taron Egerton

Written by Tiffany on June 01 2023

Numeromag.nl – Taron Egerton is an award-winning actor whose versatile and charismatic performances continuously capture audiences around the world. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his portrayal as the iconic singer Sir Elton John in Dexter Fletcher’s ‘Rocketman’ for Paramount Pictures. For this performance he was also honored with the Actor of The Year Award at the Hollywood Film Awards and took home the Virtuoso Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Taron was most recently seen in the biographical drama ‘Tetris’, which was released on Apple TV+ at the end of March.

Taron, you just starred in the biographical drama ‘Tetris’, which delved into the legal battles that took place during the Cold War over ownership of the game, and focused on the powerful dynamic the game had in the industry while uncovering historical circumstances in world politics. How would you describe this bigraphical film’s portrayal of the ownership battle and the game’s impact on the society?

I don’t think the movie is overtly political. Sure, it’s set during a moment of political interest that happened during the final moments of Soviet Union, but it’s really just a story of two men from two very different places bonding over a shared love of gaming. Tonally, it’s very popcorn and I would describe it as a piece of entertainment rather than anything with a great deal to say about the state of the world then or now. It’s a crazy story and one worthy of depiction simply to prove that the truth is often as engaging as fiction. 

In the film, you portray Henk Rogers, the Dutch-born video game entrepreneur who introduced the world to Tetris. How would you say he dealt with the whole situation and what could he maybe do differently or better?

I think he could have been less naive, but then he probably wouldn’t have done what he did. His flaws are also what makes him appealing. He’s a little naive, maybe even foolish and cavalier, but those are also the reasons you love him. He puts his goal ahead of his own wellbeing and that’s quite a charming quality. I suppose you could also say he slightly neglects his responsibility as a father and that is certainly an area for improvement. 

You’ve played in quite some biographical films. Which one stands out the most among them and why?

‘Rocketman’ will always be a beautiful, insane chapter in my story. Not only did I get to portray someone so iconic, but I think it’s a solid movie and I’m proud of it. It’s not often things come together in the way that project did. I’ll always cherish those memories.

Gallery Update: The 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Written by Tiffany on January 10 2023

Tonight is the big night! The Golden Globes are back and Taron was seen walking the red carpet earlier tonight. Pictures have been added to the gallery and more will be added once they become available.

Good luck to Taron who is nominated for Best Actor – Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Motion Picture for Blackbird. The show is also nominated for Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Motion Picture for Blackbird.

Gallery Update: Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences 13th Governors Awards

Written by Tiffany on November 20 2022

Last night, Taron attended the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences 13th Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California. Pictures have been added.

Gallery Update: 11th Annual LACMA Art + Film Gala at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Written by Tiffany on November 06 2022

Yesterday on November 5th, Taron attended the  11th Annual LACMA Art + Film Gala at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

September 12th – 74th Primetime Emmys

Written by Tiffany on September 12 2022

Photos of Taron walking the red carpet for the 74th Primetime Emmys have been added to the gallery. More photos will be added to the gallery as they are released so keep checking back for more! Enjoy!

Black Bird Gallery Update

Written by Tiffany on August 28 2022

Hi all! This is long overdue, but remaining screen captures, episodes stills and promotional images of Taron as Jimmy Keene have been added to the gallery. If you haven’t watched it already, you can watch on Apple TV+. Enjoy!

Episode 4 “WhatsHerName”

Episode 5 “The Place I Lie”

Episode 6 “You Promised”


Flaunt Magazine | Paint It Black

Written by Tiffany on July 23 2022

When I arrange to meet Taron Egerton in London’s Soho at the legendary Café Boheme, it’s a good three years and one global pandemic on from our last interview for Flaunt, in which we unpacked the role in Rocketman that catapulted him to international fame. I’m sipping on a very strong coffee when he arrives, having spent the early hours watching the entirety of the gripping six-part mini-series Black Bird, which is kind of like saying I’ve just recovered from an excoriating emotional experience. Egerton’s debut outing as executive producer, now streaming via Apple TV+, and his first piece of work since portraying Elton John, is a genuinely pitch-black dramatization of the true story of James “Jimmy” Keene—an imprisoned drug dealer offered his freedom by the FBI if he agrees to transfer to a maximum security penitentiary for the criminally insane and befriend a man convicted of killing a 15-year-old girl, who they firmly believe has raped and murdered countless others across the Midwest. Egerton plays the athletic and charismatic ladies’ man Keene, whose life pre-incarceration revolves around fast cars, hollow sexual encounters and moving hefty quantities of heroin—a lifestyle brutally interrupted when he gets busted and sentenced to ten years in the can, which seems a bad enough fate, until his freedom-pact to get up-close-and-personal with serial killer Larry Hall plunges him into the seventh circle of hell. Adapted for the screen from Keene’s biographical novel by the acclaimed Dennis Lehane, it’s a gritty and uncompromising offering that could not be further from the work Egerton has been known for thus far. Black Bird’s plot to inveigle incriminating details of multiple murders from a monster, in order to make sure he remains behind bars, excavates the darkest psychological corners of humanity. 

“This felt like a really grown up performance—well, me trying to give a grown up performance,” says the actor with characteristic modesty as we order two beers on one of the hottest days of the year so far, in a country that, like most others, is feeling the searing encroachment of climate change. “From the moment you land at Springfield Prison, it’s supposed to feel like you’re in the belly of the beast, and something really appealed to me about that darkness. I’ve loved what I’ve done so far, but I wanted to do something that felt heavier.” he continues, “And they are both such compelling characters. It felt almost like touching the void with the subject matter being what it is, and with what Larry Hall actually is—the absolute darkest of the dark.” [Read More At Source]

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