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Aaron Johnson
Born 13 June 1990 (1990-06-13) (age 19)[1][2]
Holmer Green, Buckinghamshire, England[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001 – present

Aaron Johnson (born 13 June 1990) is an English actor, whose professional work includes performances on stage, television, and in feature films. He began performing at age six, and appeared in films such as Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and The Illusionist before graduating to starring roles in films such as Nowhere Boy, in which he played John Lennon, and the superhero movie Kick-Ass, which is scheduled for 2010 release.

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Personal life

Johnson was born 13 June 1990 in Holmer Green, Buckinghamshire, England.[1][2] It was announced on 31 October 2009, that Johnson was engaged to filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood, his director on Nowhere Boy.[3] As of January 2010, Taylor-Wood is currently pregnant with the couple's first child.[4]

Career

Johnson began acting at the age of 6, performing as the son of Macduff alongside Rufus Sewell’s Macbeth in 1999, and in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons in 2000. His TV roles have included his turn as Niker in the BBC's 2004 adaptation of the novel Feather Boy and Owen in the E4 series, Nearly Famous.[1] In 2006, Johnson appeared in The Illusionist, appearing in the flashback scenes in the beginning of the film as Edward Norton's character as a teenager, Eduard Abramovicz. The scenes show the young Eduard as he first learns magic, and to do this, Johnson himself learned how to perform the ball trick displayed by his character. He also learned how to perform the balancing of the egg on the stick, although that was effected mechanically.[5] Johnson subsequently appeared as the heartthrob in the 2008 teen comedy Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Lorimer Black in Armadillo, and Prosper in The Thief Lord.

Johnson appeared as John Lennon in the 2009 biopic Nowhere Boy, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood. In 2010 Johnson will appear as Dave Lizewski, the lead character in Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman's film Kick-Ass, based on the superhero comic book of the same name by Mark Millar,[6][7] and as the central character in Chatroom, directed Hideo Nakata.[1]

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2002 Tom & Thomas Tom / Thomas
2003 Shanghai Knights Charlie Chaplin
2004 Dead Cool George
2006 The Thief Lord Prosper
The Illusionist Young Eisenheim
Fast Learners Neil
2007 The Magic Door Flip
2008 Dummy Danny
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging Robbie
2009 The Greatest Bennett
Nowhere Boy John Lennon Post-production
2010 Kick-Ass Dave Lizewski Post-production
Chatroom[8] William Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Armadillo Young Lorimer Black
2002 San Giovanni - L'apocalisse Johanan
2003 Behind Closed Doors Sam Goodwin Television film, supporting role
The Bill Zac Clough 1 episode
2004 Family Business Paul Sullivan 1 episode
Feather Boy Niker 3 episodes
2006 I Shouldn't Be Alive Mark 1 episode
The Best Man Michael - aged 15 Television film
Casualty Joey Byrne 1 episode
2007 Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars Finch Television film
Talk to Me Aaron 4 episodes
Coming Up Eoin 1 episode
2007–2008 Nearly Famous Owen 6 episodes

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Aaron Johnson
File:Aaron Johnson at the premier of
Aaron Johnson in March 2010
Born Aaron Perry Johnson[1]
13 June 1990 (1990-06-13) (age 20)[2][3]
Holmer Green, Buckinghamshire, England[2]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Aaron Perry Johnson (born 13 June 1990) is an English actor whose professional work includes performances on stage, television, and in feature films. He began performing at age six, and appeared in films such as Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and The Illusionist before graduating to starring roles in films such as Nowhere Boy, in which he played John Lennon, and the superhero movie Kick-Ass.

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Personal life

Johnson was born 13 June 1990 in Holmer Green, Buckinghamshire, England, the son of a homemaker mother and a civil engineer father.[3][4]

Career

Johnson began acting at the age of 6, performing as the son of Macduff alongside Rufus Sewell’s Macbeth in 1999, and in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons in 2000. His TV roles have included his turn as Niker in the BBC's 2004 adaptation of the novel Feather Boy and Owen in the E4 series, Aaron in Danny Brocklehurst's ITV1 serial Talk to Me, and Owen Stephens in Nearly Famous.[2] In 2003, Johnson appeared as a young Charlie Chaplin in Shanghai Knights. In 2006, Johnson appeared in The Illusionist, appearing in the flashback scenes in the beginning of the film as Edward Norton's character as a teenager, Eduard Abramovicz. The scenes show the young Eduard as he first learns magic, and to do this, Johnson himself learned how to perform the ball trick displayed by his character. He also learned how to perform the balancing of the egg on the stick, although that was effected mechanically.[5] Johnson subsequently appeared as the heartthrob, Robbie, in the 2008 teen comedy Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Lorimer Black in Armadillo, and Prosper in The Thief Lord.

Johnson appeared as John Lennon in the 2009 biopic Nowhere Boy, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood. In 2010, Johnson appeared as Dave Lizewski, the lead character in Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman's film Kick-Ass, based on the superhero comic book of the same name by Mark Millar,[6][7] and will appear as the central character in Chatroom, directed by Hideo Nakata.[2] It was announced on August 31, 2010 that he would be playing the lead role in the Kick-Ass sequel Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.[8] Johnson has cited Daniel Day-Lewis as one of his idols.[9]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2002 Tom & Thomas Tom / Thomas
2003 Shanghai Knights Charlie Chaplin
2004 Dead Cool George
2006 The Thief Lord Prosper
The Illusionist Young Eisenheim
Fast Learners Neil
2007 The Magic Door Flip
2008 Dummy Danny
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging Robbie
2009 The Greatest Bennett
Nowhere Boy John Lennon
2010 Kick-Ass Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass Nominated - Teen Choice Award: Breakout Male (lost to Liam Hemsworth)
Chatroom[10] William Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Armadillo Young Lorimer Black
2002 San Giovanni - L'apocalisse Johanan
2003 Behind Closed Doors Sam Goodwin Television film, supporting role
The Bill Zac Clough 1 episode
2004 Family Business Paul Sullivan 1 episode
Feather Boy Niker 3 episodes
2006 I Shouldn't Be Alive Mark 1 episode
The Best Man Michael - aged 15 Television film
Casualty Joey Byrne 1 episode
2007 Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars Finch Television film
Talk to Me Aaron 4 episodes, written by Danny Brocklehurst.
Coming Up Eoin 1 episode
2007–2008 Nearly Famous Owen 6 episodes

References

External links


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