Years before the peak of his fame, music superstar Elton John was just Reg Dwight (Taron Egerton) - a notably talented musician at the Royal Academy of Music, with mountainous potential... but missing something from his life. The spark of inspiration, aided by collaborator Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell), would lead him on the journey of a lifetime - through fame, fortune, mental health, sexuality, substance abuse and beyond.
Fresh from taking over the reins to complete the production of Bohemian Rhapsody, director Dexter Fletcher injects this Elton John biopic with a highly appropriate (and much welcome) dose of fantastical magic.
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Cast: Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Stephen Graham, Jamie Bell.
Running time: 2hours 5 minutes
15 – Contains drug misuse, sex, very strong language.