AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON (Ford Brody) is currently working on
Joss Whedon's action adventure "Avengers: Age of Ultron," in which he joins the
super hero ensemble as Quicksilver. The film is slated for release in 2015.
Taylor-Johnson came to prominence in the title role of Sam Taylor-Wood's 2009
feature "Nowhere Boy," portraying future Beatle John Lennon during the
musician's turbulent teenage years. His riveting performance earned him a London
Critics' Circle Film Award nomination for Young British Performer of the Year, a
British Independent Film Award nomination for Best Actor, and the Empire Award
for Best Newcomer. Screen International also named the young actor as one of its
"Stars of Tomorrow."
Taylor-Johnson followed this triumph the following year, starring in Matthew
Vaughn's hit movie "Kick-Ass," for which he earned another Empire Award
nomination, this time for Best Actor. Based on the Mark Millar comic, the film
also starred Nicolas Cage, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The
director and cast reteamed for the sequel, "Kick-Ass 2," which hit theaters in
the summer of 2013.
His recent film work also includes starring roles in Oliver Stone's
"Savages"; Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina," with Keira Knightley and Jude Law; and
Rodrigo Garcia's "Albert Nobbs," alongside Glenn Close. His earlier credits
include Shana Feste's "The Greatest," Neil Burger's "The Illusionist," Richard
Claus's "The Thief Lord," and David Dobkin's "Shanghai Knights," with Jackie
Chan and Owen Wilson.
He also appeared on several British television series, including "Feather
Boy," "Family Business," "Nearly Famous" and "Talk to Me." He was also seen in
such telefilms as "Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars," "The Best
Man" and "The Apocalypse."
Born in the UK, Taylor-Johnson began acting professionally at the age of six
and attended the prestigious Jackie Palmer Stage School. His early theatre work
includes playing the son of Macduff in the 1999 West End presentation of
Shakespeare's "Macbeth," starring Rufus Sewell, and the National Theatre staging
of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," in 2000.
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