NEWS OF THE WEEK: Taron Egerton dropped out of West End play to be with sick family member

At the time of his departure, the Welsh star cited "personal reasons", with understudy Joel Harper-Jackson taking over Taron's part, M. Taron has now opened up about what made him quit in a chat with The New York Times. "Toward the end of last year, a close family member was diagnosed with cancer, and I dropped out of a film to come home and be with that person. I thought that, with the play, I was ready to go back to work, but I wasn't. I had to leave, and it was sad,..."

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