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Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle
  • 2016
  • UK/US/Germany
  • 106 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken
  • UK release: 1 April 2016

Eddie Edwards (Egerton) is determined to be a ski jumper, but his only hope lies through boozy, washed-up former star Bronson (Jackman). Feelgood dramedy more 'inspired by' than 'based on' the real-life story of a plucky loser, with Egerton delightfully innocent as the hapless Eddie, and some thrilling ski jumping scenes.

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Eddie the Eagle

24 Mar 20164 stars

Taron Egerton flies in this comedic, partly fictionalised biopic of the unlikely ski jumping star

A feel-good dramedy about a British ski jumper who anyone under the age of 30 probably won’t have heard of, let alone remember, Eddie the Eagle sounds like a crash-landing waiting to happen. But the British have always had a soft spot for stories about…

Gary Barlow's Eighties dream team

2 Oct 2015

Film gossip

Gary Barlow has recruited a number of Eighties pop stars for the soundtrack to 'Eddie The Eagle'. The Take That star has been in discussions with Alison Moyet, OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark), Ultravox, ABC, Howard Jones and Spandau Ballet…

Eddie Edwards movie 'is only 10 percent accurate'

8 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards has revealed the forthcoming film about his life is only 10 percent accurate. The 51-year-old retired athlete - who achieved worldwide fame in 1988 when he became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic…

Hugh Jackman 'set to star in Eddie The Eagle film'

9 Jan 2015

Film gossip

Hugh Jackman is to star in a film about Olympian Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards. The 46-year-old Australian will play Chuck Berghorn, a ski expert from Lake Placid who helped Eddie to prepare for the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, where he became an…

Gary Barlow to pen soundtrack to Eddie the Eagle movie

23 Dec 2014

Film gossip

Gary Barlow is in talks to write the soundtrack for the Eddie the Eagle movie. The Take That star has reportedly entered into advanced negotiations with producer Matthew Vaughn to pen the score for the currently untitled film about the 1988 Olympic…

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards movie in the works

2 Dec 2014

Film gossip

A movie about Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards is in the works. Eddie the Eagle - whose real name is Michael Edwards - became a British hero despite finishing last in both the 70 metre and 90 metre ski jumps at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada…

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