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Taron Egerton transforms into Elton John on set of biopic Rocketman

He is portraying music legend Elton John in the biopic Rocketman.

And Taron Egerton looked the spitting image of the iconic musician as filming got under way in North London on Friday.

The actor, 28, got into character with the help of Elton’s signature rounded glasses as he filmed scenes set in the 1970s.

A young Elton: Taron Egerton looked the spitting image of the iconic musician, Elton John as filming got under way for biopic Rocketman in North London on Friday

Taron looked worlds away from his usual appearance as he transformed into the Circle of Life hitmaker with the help of a ginger wig and large sideburns. 

The Kingsman star wore a grey tartan suit atop of a clashing blue and red star patterned vest, which was in keeping with Elton’s signature style. 

Having filmed scenes in an elaborate feathered costume earlier this month, Taron’s latest look was remarkably toned down as he paired the top with matching bowling shoes and wore a heart earring in one ear.  

Quirky: The actor, 28, got into character with the help of the Elton's signature rounded glasses as he filmed scenes set in the 1970s

Quirky: The actor, 28, got into character with the help of the Elton’s signature rounded glasses as he filmed scenes set in the 1970s

Spitting image: Taron (pictured) looked worlds away from his usual appearance as he transformed into the Circle of Life hitmaker with the help of a ginger wig and large sideburns

Spitting image: Taron looked worlds away from his usual appearance as he transformed into the Circle of Life hitmaker (pictured) with the help of a ginger wig and large sideburns

Spitting image: Taron (L) looked worlds away from his usual appearance as he transformed into the Circle of Life hitmaker (R) with the help of a ginger wig and large sideburns 

Head-turner: The Kingsman star wore a grey tartan suit atop of a clashing blue and red star patterned vest, which was in keeping with Elton's signature style

Head-turner: The Kingsman star wore a grey tartan suit atop of a clashing blue and red star patterned vest, which was in keeping with Elton’s signature style

Getaway: Scenes involved Taron leaving the house before getting into his vintage car

Getaway: Scenes involved Taron leaving the house before getting into his vintage car

Smart: Having filmed scenes in an elaborate feathered costume earlier this month, Taron's latest look was remarkably toned down as he paired the top with a heart earring in one ear

Smart: Having filmed scenes in an elaborate feathered costume earlier this month, Taron’s latest look was remarkably toned down as he paired the top with a heart earring in one ear

Scenes involved Taron leaving the house before getting into his vintage car.  

Filming begun back in June in Pinner, North West, London where Sir Elton – or Reginald Dwight, as he was then – was born in March 1947.

The film, directed by Dexter Fletcher, will follow Sir Elton’s life his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through to his influential musical partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin, played by Jamie Bell. 

It will document the life of the singer and songwriter from youth as a student to the start of his rock career in the 1970s and 80s.

Way back when: Filming begun back in June in Pinner, North West, London where Sir Elton - or Reginald Dwight, as he was then - was born in March 1947

Way back when: Filming begun back in June in Pinner, North West, London where Sir Elton – or Reginald Dwight, as he was then – was born in March 1947

Journey: The film, directed by Dexter Fletcher, will follow Sir Elton's life his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through to his musical partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin

Journey: The film, directed by Dexter Fletcher, will follow Sir Elton’s life his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through to his musical partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin

Hard-hitting: It will also address his drug and alcohol addictions, subsequent recovery and his rise to international stardom

Hard-hitting: It will also address his drug and alcohol addictions, subsequent recovery and his rise to international stardom

Getting into character: Jamie donned a grey hoodie as he took a break from filming 

Getting into character: Jamie donned a grey hoodie as he took a break from filming 

Transformation: Taron is even wearing prosthetic teeth to look like the star (pictured). Elton sported a similar blazer back in 1976

Transformation: Taron is even wearing prosthetic teeth to look like the star. Elton sported a similar blazer back in 1976 (pictured)

Transformation: Taron is even wearing prosthetic teeth to look like the star (L). Elton sported a similar blazer back in 1976 (R)

It will also address his drug and alcohol addictions, subsequent recovery and his rise to international stardom. 

Egerton and John appeared together in Kingsman: The Golden Circle released in 2017. 

Welsh actor and singer Egerton has previously starred in the Kingsman spy movies, Testament of Youth and Eddie The Eagle.

Rocketman is due out next May. Next month Sir Elton, 71, begins his three-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour to mark his retirement.

Uncanny: The star was unrecognisable as he slipped into a star print vest 

Uncanny: The star was unrecognisable as he slipped into a star print vest 

Hunk: Taron looked confident as he transformed into the Candle In The Wind hitmaker

Hunk: Taron looked confident as he transformed into the Candle In The Wind hitmaker

Retro: The biopic comes as Elton prepares to launch his three year farewell tour

Retro: The biopic comes as Elton prepares to launch his three year farewell tour

Centre of attention: The star was in good spirits as he chatted to the crew on the set

Centre of attention: The star was in good spirits as he chatted to the crew on the set

Retro: The cast were excited as they filmed scenes set in the 1970s

Retro: The cast were excited as they filmed scenes set in the 1970s

Old friends: Egerton and John appeared together in Kingsman: The Golden Circle released in 2017

Old friends: Egerton and John appeared together in Kingsman: The Golden Circle released in 2017

Critically-acclaimed: Welsh actor and singer Egerton has previously starred in the Kingsman spy movies, Testament of Youth and Eddie The Eagle

Critically-acclaimed: Welsh actor and singer Egerton has previously starred in the Kingsman spy movies, Testament of Youth and Eddie The Eagle

Retirement on the horizon: Rocketman is due out next May. Next month Sir Elton, 71, begins his three-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour to mark his retirement

Retirement on the horizon: Rocketman is due out next May. Next month Sir Elton, 71, begins his three-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour to mark his retirement

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