Taron Egerton Isn't a Household Name Yet, but Rocketman Will Hopefully Change That

Taron Egerton Isn't a Household Name Yet, but Rocketman Will Hopefully Change That
Elton John's musical biopic Rocketman is now in theaters, and if you've seen the first full-length trailer, then you know it's a wacky, wild, emotional ride. The film, which is produced by John himself, tracks the pop icon's rise from an ordinary youth to an international music sensation and showman. Although actor Taron Egerton, who plays John, has been around Hollywood for a few years now, he's still not quite an A-list name. Here's what you need to know about the young Welsh actor who earned John's personal approval for the role.

For the most part, Egerton's career has been in very British movies. After graduating with his acting degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he snagged a couple of roles on British television. From there, his film career really kicked off in 2014, when he starred in two very different movies that both earned notice: as soldier
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