Based on a True Fantasy

Categories: Music, Drama, History
The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2019-05-22
Run time: 121 minute / 2:1
Budget: $40,000,000
Revenue: $167,323,950
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Production Companies : Paramount, New Republic Pictures, Marv Films, Rocket Pictures, Lawrence Bender Productions
Production Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America


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
Stephen Graham
as Dick James
Steven Mackintosh
as Stanley Dwight
Tate Donovan
as Doug Weston
Charlie Rowe
as Ray Williams
Tom Bennett
as Fred
Matthew Illesley
as Young Reggie Dwight
Kit Connor
as Older Reggie Dwight
Ophelia Lovibond
as Arabella
Rachel Muldoon
as Kiki Dee
Celinde Schoenmaker
as Renate Blauel
Harriet Walter
as Helen Piena
Jason Pennycooke
as Wilson
Jimmy Vee
as Arthur
Sharon D. Clarke
as AA Counsellor
Evan Walsh
as Elton Dean
Peter O'Hanlon
as Bobby
Ross Farrelly
as Cyril
Sharmina Harrower
as Heather
Aston McAuley
as Dave Godin
Alexia Khadime
as Diana
Carl Spencer
as Richard
Leon Delroy Williams
as Clint
David Doyle
as Pub Man
Dickon Tolson
as Barman
Leigh Francis
as Pete
Graham Fletcher-Cook
as Maître D'
Sian Crisp
as Waitress
Guillermo Bedward
as Geoff
Max Mackintosh
as Stephen
Charles Armstrong
as Mr Anderson
Barbara Drennan
as Mrs Anderson
Leon Cooke
as Hugh
Micah Holmes
as LA Transgender Maid
Diana Alexandra Pocol
as Mary the Receptionist
Layton Williams
as Dancer
Bern Collaço
as Wedding Guest
Janice Cooke-Leonard
Laura Obiols
as Elton John's Guest
Amor Evans
Lawrence Bender Producer

Lee Hall Writer

Matthew Vaughn Producer

Dexter Fletcher Director

Costume & Make-Up
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou Makeup & Hair

Chris Dickens Editor

David Appleby Still Photographer

Elton John Executive Producer
Adam Bohling Producer
David Reid Producer

Matthew Margeson Original Music Composer

George Richmond Director of Photography

David Furnish Producer
Steve Hamilton Shaw Producer

Matthew Collinge Supervising Sound Editor
Mike Prestwood Smith Sound Re-Recording Mixer
John Hayes Production Sound Mixer
Danny Sheehan Supervising Sound Editor

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