November 10, 1989
North Wales, United Kingdom
Welsh-born actor Taron Egerton burst upon the British entertainment world in 2013 with his remarkable role as Liam Jay in the British television series "Inspector Lewis" (ITV 2007- ). He had only graduated from the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) the year before after completing a stint at Wales' highly recognized Aberystwyth Arts Centre when he made his television debut. Although only featured in a special two-part episode, the role left a mark and Egerton was tapped the same year for a leading role in the emotionally tense and often black-humored firefighter drama "The Smoke" (Sky1 2014- ). As if that wasn't enough to keep any young actor happy, he made time i to include some theatre work, including the role of Daniel in The National Theatre's production of "The Last of the Haussmans." His profile rose dramatically when he was tapped to play the younger lead opposite Colin Firth in Matthew Vaughn's espionage thriller "Kingsman: The Secret Service" (2014), based on the graphic novel by Mark Millar.