Aaron johnson (actor)
Taylor-Johnson at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International
Aaron Perry Johnson|
13 June 1990
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
|Other names||Aaron Johnson|
|Spouse(s)||Sam Taylor Wood (m. 2012)|
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (born Aaron Perry Johnson; 13 June 1990) is an English actor. He began performing at age six and has appeared in films such as Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and The Illusionist. He then moved onto starring roles in Nowhere Boy, in which he played John Lennon, and Kick-Ass and its 2013 sequel, Kick-Ass 2, in which he played David "Dave" Lizewski / Kick-Ass. Initially credited as Aaron Johnson, he began being billed as Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Kick-Ass 2. He took the new legal name after marrying director Sam Taylor-Wood.
Johnson was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, the son of a housewife mother and a civil engineer father. He attended the Jackie Palmer Stage School in High Wycombe between 1996 and 2008, where he was tutored in drama, tap, jazz, acrobatics and singing.
Johnson began acting at the age of six, performing as the son of Macduff alongside Rufus Sewell playing the lead role in Macbeth in 1999, and in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons in 2000. His television roles have included Niker in the 2004 BBC adaptation of the novel Feather Boy, Aaron in Danny Brocklehurst's ITV1 serial Talk to Me, and Owen Stephens in Nearly Famous. In 2003, Johnson appeared as a young Charlie Chaplin in Shanghai Knights. In 2006, he appeared in The Illusionist, appearing in the early flashback scenes as Edward Norton's character, Eduard Abramovicz, as a teenager. The scenes show the young Eduard as he first learns magic, and to do this, Johnson had to learn how to perform the ball trick displayed by his character. He learned how to perform the balancing of the egg on the stick, although that was effected mechanically.
Johnson appeared as John Lennon in the 2009 biopic film Nowhere Boy, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood. In 2010, Johnson appeared as David "Dave" Lizewski/Kick-Ass, the lead character Kick-Ass, based on the superhero comic book of the same name by Mark Millar, and has appeared as the central character, William, in Hideo Nakata's Chatroom. In December 2010, Johnson joined the cast of Albert Nobbs as a replacement for Orlando Bloom, who dropped out of the production due to his wife's pregnancy. Johnson starred in R.E.M.'s 2011 music video "Überlin", which was also directed by his then-fiancée.
In 2012, Johnson played Count Vronsky in Anna Karenina. Later that year, he starred in Oliver Stone's Savages. HitFix film critic Drew McWeeny was positive of the bond between Johnson and co-star Taylor Kitsch, which "seems not only credible but lived in and authentic throughout the film", and noted the evolution in maturity of Johnson since Kick-Ass. Johnson will also star in the upcoming Godzilla reboot scheduled for release on May 2014. In June 2013, it was reported that Johnson is in early talks to play the role of Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is scheduled to be released in 2015. In October 2013, The Wrap reported that Johnson had finalized his deal to portray the character.
Johnson began a relationship with his Nowhere Boy director, Sam Taylor-Wood. The couple announced their engagement at the film's premiere in October 2009. The couple have two children. Johnson and Taylor-Wood married in 2012. Johnson adopted part of his wife's surname (maiden name) as part of his professional name.
|2002||Tom & Thomas||Tom / Thomas|
|2003||Behind Closed Doors||Sam Goodwin|
|2003||Shanghai Knights||Charlie Chaplin|
|2006||Thief Lord, TheThe Thief Lord||Prosper|
|2006||Illusionist, TheThe Illusionist||Young Eisenheim|
|2006||Best Man, TheThe Best Man||Michael (aged 15)|
|2007||Magic Door, TheThe Magic Door||Flip|
|2008||Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging||Robbie|
|2009||Greatest, TheThe Greatest||Bennett Brewer|
|2009||Nowhere Boy||John Lennon|| Empire Award for Best Newcomer|
Nominated — British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
|2010||Kick-Ass||David "Dave" Lizewski / Kick-Ass|| Nominated — Empire Award for Best Actor|
Nominated — BAFTA Rising Star Award
Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Breakout Male
|2012||Anna Karenina||Count Vronsky|
|2013||Kick-Ass 2||David "Dave" Lizewski / Kick-Ass|
|2015||The Avengers: Age of Ultron||Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver||Pre-production|
|2001||Armadillo||Young Lorimer Black|
|2002||The Apocalypse||Johanan||TV movie|
|2003||Bill, TheThe Bill||Zac Clough||Episode: "162"|
|2004||Family Business||Paul Sullivan||1 episode|
|2004||Feather Boy||Niker||3 episodes|
|2006||I Shouldn't Be Alive||Mark||4 episodes|
|2006||Casualty||Joey Byrne||Episode: "Silent Ties"|
|2007||Talk to Me||Aaron||4 episodes|
|2007||Coming Up||Eoin||Episode: "99,100"|
|2007||Nearly Famous||Owen||6 episodes|
|2007||Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars||Finch||TV movie|
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