Last night there was an Academy Awards Viewing Party organised by Elton John AIDS Foundation. During the auction, Elton welcomed to the stage actor Taron Egerton, star of the upcoming motion picture film, Rocketman.

There was a short preview of the trailer and a trip to the London premiere on the block. The audience was taken by surprise when Taron suggested an off-the-cuff performance of ‘Tiny Dancer’. Sir Elton volunteered, from the audience, to accompany him on the piano.

Guests were brought to their feet as they watched Elton take his position on the keys. Then Taron belted out the lyrics to one of his most beloved ballads.

Rocketman – Elton John & Actor Taron Egerton, ‘Tiny Dancer’

Rocketman Lowdown

The film is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.

This inspirational story tells a universally relatable story. It shows how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. The movie is, of course, set to Elton John’s most beloved songs. They are performed by star Taron Egerton.

Rocketman also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin. Plus we have Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher with a screenplay by Lee Hall.

Rocketman Theatrical Release Dates

  • UK: May 24, 2019.
  • Germany & Australia: May 30, 2019.
  • US and Canada: May 31, 2019.

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online