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Auditioned for Scott Summers/Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), but turned the role down.

His name, "Taron," is a version of the traditional Welsh name, "Taran," which means "thunder." His name came from a spelling mistake on his mother's part, putting an "o" instead of the second "a.".

Fell in love with acting as a teen after performing in his first production, A Midsummer Night's Dream, in which he played Flute, the cross-dressing Mechanical.

First movie he saw at the theatre was Bambi.

Won the Stephen Sondheim Society 'Student Performer of the Year' 2011 when he was 21 years old.

Taron was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, to English parents from Liverpool, although one of his grandmothers was Welsh. After living in Wirral, in England, his family moved to Wales during his childhood, living in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, on the island of Anglesey, and later in Aberystwyth. His father used to run a bed-and-breakfast and his mother works in social services.

Is a member of the National Youth Theatre.

Follows Manchester United Football club.

Named one of GQ's 50 best-dressed British men in 2015.

Started out in Aberystwyth Arts Centre before moving on to RADA.

Attended Ysgol Penglais Comprehensive school.

Is an RADA-trained actor who graduated with a BA (Hons) Acting in 2012.

Although being born in England, he considers himself to be Welsh through and through. His family moved to Wales when Egerton was twelve.

Having grown up in Welsh-speaking areas, Anglesey and Ceredigion, Taron has acquired a good knowledge of conversational Welsh and had a 'Welshoff' with Luke Evans on the Jonathan Ross show.