Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish at the premiere of the movie “Rocketman” at the Odeon cinema Leicester Square in London on may 20, 2019
By François Coulaud
Who is David Furnish, the love of long date, and, since 2014, husband of singer Elton John, whose biopic, Rocketman, is broadcast on Canal + on Friday the 1st of may ?
Elton John and companion David Furnish it goes back. The star and her boyfriend began dating in 1993. They are united, at the initiative ofElton John, December 21, 2005, the first day the british law allowed the civil union homosexual. The couple later legally married in December 2014 in favor of a new legislative developments.
Born in Canada, in Toronto, in a family of three sons, David Furnish celebrated in October 2019 its 57th anniversary. He is 16 years the junior of her husband, Elton John. His childhood was heckled as he confided in 2015 in the canadian media The Star : “I’ve really been mocked and harassed during my schooling.” These years of training him, however, were allowed to take acting classes, get parts and build friendships faithful, especially with Eric McCormack, the future star of the series Will & Grace. The revelation of his homosexuality to his mother Gladys, a housewife, has remained a memory is particularly painful in his memory. At the time, the Aids epidemic worsened and was still presented as a disease related to the homosexual community. David Furnish told our colleagues : “I remember my mother saying to me : “I love you and will uphold you, but I am afraid that you engage in a life of sadness, isolation, prejudice and disease.”“
David Furnish, at the end of a university course that he had in large part financed through jobs, has been engaged in a large advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather. At the end of the 80’s, David Furnish asked for a transfer to the london office of his firm. Officially, it was to get a director position in the most prestigious, but David Furnish explained to the Star behind the scenes : “I enfuyais because I had to do my coming-out. By the time I left Toronto, I was living really living a double life. […] It was not the most honest, healthy, and happy way of living.” It is London, in 1993, he met with Elton John, while he was accompanying friends who are invited to an evening at the singer.
Later, David Furnish will make minor appearances as an actor, in the series the nanny in particular, or make a tv documentary on her lover (Tantrum & tiaras). But the most of his second career after the pub will be held in the cinema production. In 1996, he will take the co-direction of Rocket Pictures, a firm of production created by Elton John. A firm that will produce, in addition to the biopic Rocketman currently on the screens, cartoons (Gnomeo and Juliet and its sequel Sherlock gnomes), romantic comedies (You, it’s me) as well as a telefilm Virtuoso, directed by Alan Ball (Six feet under). David Furnish is also the chairman of the Elton John Aids foundation, established in 1992, which is fighting for aids prevention.
David Furnish and Elton John are raising two sons that they had through a surrogate mother american. Zachary was born in December 2010, and Elijah in January 2013.
Slideshow made by Sandric Vasseur.
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Taren Egerton, Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish on the red carpet of “Rocketman” at Cannes in 2019
Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish at the photocall of “Rocketman” at Cannes in 2019
David Furnish with sons Elijah and Zachary in via Monte Napoleone in Milan, Italy on may 25, 2019
Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish in Italy on the 28th of may 2019
David Furnish to skiing with his sons Elijah and Zachary on December 30, 2018
David Furnish with sons Elijah and Zachary on September 14, 2018
David Furnish with his husband Sir Elton John and David Beckham on August 28, 2018