In this drama directed by Mathew Vaughn, based on a book by Mark Millar, Egerton plays Eggsy, a youth who is headed for a life in prison until the secret service recruits him. Co-starring: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michall Caine and Sofia Boutella.
That’s one of the things that I really, really appreciated on set, that Colin is enough of a good bloke – he would never presume to give me advice unless I sought it. That’s part of what he did to level the playing field. Despite the vast gap in our stature as performers – how established Colin is and how green I am – him doing that made me feel very confident.