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19th Mar 2024

Everything you need to know about rumoured new 007 Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Anna Martin

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson might just be the new James Bond

Rumour has it that the English actor was offered the contract as the suave spy this week taking the reigns from Daniel Craig, all he needs to do is sign the dotted line.

Though he may be suiting up for one of the most iconic roles in cinema history, he has some big acting credits to his three names like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Bullet Train and Tenet.

If that’s caught your attention, just keep reading as here’s everything you need to know about Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Who is here and how did he get started?

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Born in High Wycombe on June 13th, 1990, Aaron Taylor-Johnson was raised by his stay-at-home mother Sarah, and civil engineer father Robert Johnson.

Alongside his older sister Gemma, he grew up in the Buckinghamshire market town and attended Holmer Green Senior School as well as the Jackie Palmer Stage School.

He began acting at six years old and appeared in his first film, The Apocalypse, alongside the late Richard Harris when he was just ten.

In a 2019 interview, Taylor-Johnson described the impact that choosing acting as a career had on him from a young age.

He said: “I worked in an adult environment from an early age; I had open, direct conversations with directors, producers, and actors, where my opinions would be valued and matter. I grew up pretty quickly – I left school at 15.”

He’s been married for over a decade

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Aaron may only be 33 years of age but he’s been married for a hot second.

He met his wife, filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood when he was just 18 and she was 42 when they worked together on the film Nowhere Boy.

Sam previously told Harper’s Bazaar they remained “very professional” on the production and didn’t start dating until after the project had finished filming.

Their relationship has garnered a lot of attention over the years due to their gap which is something Aaron previously branded “intrusive”.

Addressing their 23-year gap, he said, “When I met Sam I’d already lived a life far beyond that of most of my contemporaries – I didn’t relate to anyone my age. I just feel that we’re on the same wavelength.”

The two married in 2012 and have two daughters together, Wylda Rae and Romy Hero.

The two also parent Sam’s daughters Jessie and Angelica from her previous marriage to art dealer Jay Jopling.

The couple renewed their vows recently

The couple celebrated their love with a vow renewal ceremony on June 21st, 2022.

Aaron shared a photo of himself kissing his wife on Instagram and wrote: “Yesterday was the most beautiful day, summer solstice, our 10th anniversary…

“We renewed our vows to one another and confessed our love in front of our nearest and dearest friends and family it was a celebration of love and joy!

“A decade of marriage. It was a magical unforgettable day and the sun did not stop shining on us both. we are blessed beyond belief. Sammy, you are my love, my life, my soulmate, my wife, my world!”

So sweet we just got a cavity.

What movies do you know him from?

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As a young actor, Aaron Taylor-Johnson made appearances in television shows including the BBC’s 2004 adaptation of Feather Boy and 2007 ITV drama Talk to Me.

As a child, one of his most notable acting parts came in 2003 with Shanghai Knights.

In 2006, he appeared in several films including The Illusionist which starred Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, and Jessica Biel.

The first time we all fell in love with him was in 2008 he starred as the love interest in the coming-of-age movie Angus, Thongs and, Perfect Snogging.

It was following this role that he was cast in Nowhere Boy, a 2009 film directed by his now-wife.

In 2010, Aaron then starred in the superhero movie Kick-Ass and also appeared in the 2013 sequel, Kick-Ass 2.

Then he moved on to a more grown-up role as Count Vronsky in the period drama Anna Karenina alongside Keira Knightley and Jude Law.

Taylor-Johnson made his debut as Pietro Maximoff, or Quicksilver, in the post-credits scene for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and went on to appear in the 2015 Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron.

A year later, the English actor made waves with his role in Nocturnal Animals.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s next film credit was for his supporting role in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which was released in 2020.

In 2021, the actor appeared in the British spy-action film The King’s Man. He then starred as British assassin Tangerine in the 2022 action comedy film Bullet Train, alongside the likes of Brad Pitt and Joey King.

To polish this list off he will appear in several films which are set to be released in 2024 including The Fall Guy, Kraven the Hunter, and Nosferatu.

We need a lie down after all that.