Taron Egerton stands a lean, muscular five foot eight inches tall and he has the type of cheeky grin that will let him get away with murder. At the age of just twenty-four, since coming out of RADA, Egerton has two television series under his belt and three big-budget films The Rise of the Krays, Testament of Youth (which saw him nominated for Best Newcomer at the BFI London Film Festival Awards) and Kingsman: The Secret Service, an upcoming British action film adapted from Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar’s comic book The Secret Service, which sees Taron co-lead with the nation’s most-loved actor, quintessential English gentleman, Colin Firth.
Meeting Taron is a pleasant reversal of expectations. Not that I thought he was going to mirror the east London juvenile delinquent he’s playing in Kingsman: The Secret Service IRL, but you know, it’s always hard to pre-empt the situation. “Brooke meet Taron,” his publicists voice rang through the room. I had just stuffed my mouth with half a tube of Smarties, so it wasn’t the way I envisioned myself meeting a guy who’s sure to be listed in GQ’s hot one hundred in a matter of months, but we continue all the same.
Colin starts off the show but skip to around 16:45 to see Taron’s segment on the show!
Taron along with Kingsman co-star Colin Firth will appear on The Jonathan Ross Show this Saturday at 9:30 PM on ITV. Pictures from the show have been added to the gallery & can be viewed below!
A trailer for Lazy Habits‘ music video for their single “The Breach” has been released! Check out the trailer as well as screencaptures in the gallery below.
Kingsman: The Secret Service co-stars Colin Firth and his 25-year-old Welsh co-star Taron Egerton hold forth on their new spy film and the state of the British man in 2015“I call this the established actor pose,” quips Colin Firth draping himself over an armchair in Claridges, to the delight and amusement of ShortList’s photographer. “Oh God, the pressure’s on me now to say something absolutely hilarious,” laughs 25-year-old Taron Egerton, Firth’s co-star in the forthcoming Kingsman: The Secret Service and a young man on the cusp of announcing himself as one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood.As you’ll almost certainly know, Kingsman is the new action-spy film directed by British auteur and comic-book fan Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Layer Cake, X-Men: First Class). Expect a genre-busting mash-up of James Bond, Austin Powers and The Ipcress File, as a dapper gentleman spy (Firth) trains a council estate tearaway (Egerton) in the art of old-school British espionage.Hence ShortList is about to question the Oscar-winner and his young Welsh co-star (Egerton is pretty much fresh out of drama school) to find out what they’ve learned from each other, and what defines British gentlemen in 2015…
Additional production stills from Kingsman: The Secret Service have been added to the gallery. I’ve also added additional web promotionals, posters & a new promotional portrait. Enjoy!
Colin Firth plays Taron Egerton’s mentor in Matthew Vaughn’s soon-to-be released spy filmKingsman: The Secret Service. GQ finds out what it was like working with Sir Michael Caine, and what Egerton made of his first bespoke suit.
On being and becoming a British icon:
Colin Firth: A great British icon is not the phrase I’d use about anybody, but there are people you admire that happen to be British. I think it’s a phrase that gets attached to anyone who’s been around long enough to become overfamiliar.
Taron Egerton: That’s a very cynical view! I think a British icon is someone who conducts themself with real dignity, someone who is truly talented and modest. These are things that I would aspire to in my career.
18 additional HQ pictures of Taron and the cast of Kingsman: The Secret Service from the world premiere have been added to the gallery. Check them out in the gallery below!