Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Actor
In less than a decade, actor Aaron Johnson went from well-regarded juvenile performer in his native England to the star of the Hollywood superhero movie "Kick-Ass" (2010). The trip from the UK to America was filled with ... Read more »
Born: 06/12/1990 in High Wycombe, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (16)

2014 MTV Movie Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Godzilla 2014 (Movie)

Ford Brody (Actor)

Kick-Ass 2 2013 (Movie)

Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass (Actor)

Anna Karenina 2012 (Movie)

Vronksy (Actor)

Savages 2012 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Albert Nobbs 2011 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Chatroom 2010 (Movie)

William (Actor)

Kick-Ass 2010 (Movie)

Dave Lizewski/ Kick-Ass (Actor)

Nowhere Boy 2010 (Movie)

John Lennon (Actor)

The Greatest 2010 (Movie)

Bennett (Actor)

Dummy 2008 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging 2007 (Movie)

Robbie (Actor)

The Best Man 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Illusionist 2006 (Movie)

Young Eisenheim (Actor)

The Thief Lord 2006 (Movie)

Prosper (Actor)

Shanghai Knights 2003 (Movie)

Charlie Chaplin (Actor)

Biography

In less than a decade, actor Aaron Johnson went from well-regarded juvenile performer in his native England to the star of the Hollywood superhero movie "Kick-Ass" (2010). The trip from the UK to America was filled with impressive turns for the actor, who debuted on stage in "Macbeth" at age nine and logged critically acclaimed performances on UK TV, as well as in stateside films such as "Shanghai Knights" (2003) and "The Illusionist" (2006). He gained international attention for his sensitive portrayal of a teenaged John Lennon in "Nowhere Boy" (2009) before pleasing comic-book fans everywhere as a high school vigilante in "Kick-Ass." His casting in the gritty crime film "Savages" (2012) and the lavish "Anna Karenina" (2012) proved that he was a major actor on the rise.

Relationships

Wylda

Daughter
Born July 7, 2010 in London; mother, Sam Taylor-Wood

Romy

Daughter
Born Jan. 18, 2012 in London; mother, Sam Taylor-Wood

Sam Taylor-Johnson Director

Wife
Revealed in April 2010 that he was engaged to Taylor-Wood, his director of "Nowhere Boy," who was 23 years his senior Married June 21, 2012

EDUCATION

Jackie Palmer Stage School

Buckinghamshire

Milestones

2013

Cast in the major remake of "Godzilla"

2013

Returned for the superhero sequel "Kick-Ass 2"

2012

Cast in the ensemble crime drama "Savages," featuring John Travolta and Salma Hayek

2012

Acted in the period drama "Albert Nobbs," starring Glenn Close

2012

Cast as Count Vronsky opposite Keira Knightley's "Anna Karenina"

2010

Cast as a high school student who decides to become a superhero in Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman's film "Kick-Ass"

2009

Played a young John Lennon in the British film "Nowhere Boy," directed by future wife Sam Taylor-Wood

2008

Cast as the heartthrob in the teen comedy film "Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging"

2007

Played a recurring role on the British series "Talk to Me"

2007

Played a lead role on the British series "Nearly Famous" (E4)

2006

Appeared in "The Illusionist," playing Edward Norton's character as a teenager in flashbacks

2006

Landed a starring role in the film "The Thief Lord"

2004

Cast as Niker in BBC's adaptation of the novel "Feather Boy"

2003

Played a young Charlie Chaplin in "Shanghai Knights"

2002

Made his big screen debut playing the title role in "Tom & Thomas"

2001

Made his television debut on the British series "Armadillo," playing the younger version of the lead character

2000

Cast in Arthur Miller's play "All My Sons"

1999

Made his acting debut on the stage as the son of Macduff in "Macbeth"

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