AARON JOHNSON is making his mark with diverse roles that define him as one of
the industry's most respected and sought after young actors. Johnson was most
recently seen portraying a young John Lennon in Nowhere Boy starring opposite
Anne-Marie Duff and Kristen Scott Thomas. Directed by Sam Taylor Wood, the film
follows Lennon through his teenage years and first steps to stardom. Johnson
received nominations from the British Independent Film Awards for Best Actor and
from the London Film Critics Circle Awards for Young Performer of the Year.
Also in 2010, Johnson starred as the title role in the instant cult-classic
Kick-Ass. The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn who also co-produced the film
with Brad Pitt, and co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman. The film has
grossed $100M in worldwide box office receipts.
Johnson's other film credits include the British independent, Dummy; The
Greatest opposite Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon and Carey Mulligan; Angus,
Thongs and Perfect Snogging, directed by Gurinder Chadha, and based on the
hugely popular, international best-selling book series by the same name; The
Illusionist directed by Neil Burger and starring Edward Norton; Shanghai Knights
with Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson; and The Thief Lord with Caroline Goodall and
Johnson is currently shooting Savages directed by Oliver Stone and will then
star opposite Kiera Knightley in Joe Wright's Anna Karerina.
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