Rocketman Cast: Rocketman is heading to a theatre near you after making a big impression at Cannes this May. The biopic of Elton John dramatizes the musician’s ascent from their early years to their big break. Many characters from John’s life are introduced to the audience along the way, but how do they stack up against their equivalents in reality? See below how each member of the Rocketman cast compares to the characters they are portraying, from Taron Egerton’s Elton John to Richard Madden’s John Reid.
Who Is In Rocketman Cast?
Taron Egerton as Elton John
Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin
Richard Madden as John Reid
Bryce Dallas Howard as Sheila Dwight
Gemma Jones as Ivy, Elton’s grandmother
Stephen Graham as Dick James
Steven Mackintosh as Stanley Dwight
Tate Donovan as Doug Weston
Charlie Rowe as Ray Williams
Tom Bennett as Fred, Sheila’s boyfriend
Taron Egerton As Elton John
Elton John is precisely who he is. (Or, if you want to use his given name, Reginald Kenneth Dwight.) Although Taron Egerton (Kingsman) accepted the task of portraying one of the most well-known figures of the 20th century, he believes that Rocketman is only a loose depiction of John’s life.
Egerton says, “We went out to be innovative inside a movie that is a tribute to someone.” Although it is a biographical movie, it is not a biopic. According to John, the film is “clearly not all real, but it’s the truth,” in an essay in the Guardian.
Jamie Bell As Bernie Taupin
When Jamie Bell was cast as Bernie Taupin, a longtime friend and collaborator of John’s, his career came full circle. Bell’s most well-known character is still Billy in the 2000 film Billy Elliot, even though most people now wouldn’t recognize him for it.
The young Bell first met John Elton during the Cannes premiere of the movie. It was pretty intimidating for Bell to meet someone so well-known for the first time, she told Deadline. He was lovely and supportive of that movie, and it’s evident that he got engaged with the musical afterward. In a way, we feel like we are cosmically connected.
Richard Madden As John Reid
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The character John Reid, John’s manager and sporadically romantic interest is portrayed by Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Bodyguard). Madden said to Elton John in an interview, “As an actor, your inclination is always to strive to do something beautiful and to be admired. “John Reid is not particularly likable in many ways. Playing with that was great fun.”
Bryce Dallas Howard As Sheila Dwight
Dallas Howard admitted to being quite astonished when he initially read the script, according to Vanity Fair. She questioned whether John’s mother, Sheila Dwight, was as nasty as she was depicted in writing. However, she conducted her research and reached the same conclusion. This was a dysfunctional relationship, and she was a broken lady, which was proven to me honestly in every conversation.
Tom Bennett As Fred Farebrother
John’s stepfather would be the neighborhood painter Fred Farebrother when Sheila and John’s father, Stanley, divorced. Tom Bennett plays the father role in Rocketman. Since 2004, Bennett has primarily worked in television; he is best recognized for his roles on EastEnders and PhoneShop.
Stephen Graham As Dick James
Dick James founded the record company that gave Elton John his big break. Stephen Graham portrays him in Rocketman (Snatch, Gangs of New York). A legal dispute over royalties played a part in the final breakup of the two. Recently, there was controversy surrounding Dick James after James’s son came out against how his late father was portrayed in the movie.
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He told the Daily Express, “They have transformed him into this cliché with a big fat cigar, swearing every other word. “He wasn’t that way. He was never combative. Never did he lose his fury. He did not swear. However, it is how they portrayed him in the movie.”
Steven Mackintosh As Stanley Dwight
Stanley Dwight, John’s strict father, is portrayed by Steven Mackintosh (Underworld: Evolution, Wanderlust). If you think this is interesting, please share it with your friends. For more updates and the latest news regarding celebrities, Visit Newswatchlist.com.