Years before the peak of his fame, music superstar Elton John was just Reg Dwight (Taron Egerton) – a notably talented musician at the Royal Academy of Music, with mountainous potential… but missing something from his life. The spark of inspiration, aided by collaborator Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell), would lead him on the journey of a lifetime – through fame, fortune, mental health, sexuality, substance abuse and beyond.
Fresh from taking over the reins to complete the production of Bohemian Rhapsody, director Dexter Fletcher injects this Elton John biopic with a highly appropriate (and much welcome) dose of fantastical magic. With humour, warmth and spectacular musical performances – Rocketman could well be one of the big-screen hits of the summer.
Dexter Fletcher / UK/USA 2019 / 2h5m / cert 15 / Cast: Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Stephen Graham, Jamie Bell.