Taron Egerton, the star of the forthcoming Elton John biopic, Rocketman, joined forces with Elton John himself to perform the star’s legendary hit, ‘Tiny Dancer’, at the annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. You can watch the performance above.
The 27th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party was hosted by Sir Elton John and David Furnish and it raised over $6.3 million for the global effort to end AIDS. The gala, which took place on Sunday, 24 February, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, was generously supported by Presenting Sponsors IMDb and Neuro Drinks. For more information about the Elton John AIDS Foundation, visit the official website.
During the auction lot for Rocketman, Alexander Gilkes welcomed to the stage actor Taron Egerton, star of the upcoming motion picture film.
Following a short preview of the trailer and a round of bidding on a trip to the London premiere of the film, the audience was taken by surprise when Gilkes asked Taron to sing one of Elton John’s songs. Only agreeing to the performance if the star played the piano, guests were brought to their feet as they watched Elton John take his position on the keys while Egerton belted out the lyrics to one of his most beloved ballads, ‘Tiny Dancer.’
Written by Lee Hall and produced by Bohemian Rhapsody’s Dexter Fletcher, Rocketman is described as “an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.”
The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.
Rocketman also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother. It’s due to arrive in UK cinemas on 24 May and in the US a week later.
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