Based on the inspirational true story of Michael Edwards, Britain’s first Olympic ski-jumper, Eddie the Eagle is an undeniable crowd-pleaser that charts the highs and lows of a young sportsman’s journey to the Olympics.
Eddie the Eagle follows the realisation of the childhood dream of Michael Edwards (a.k.a Eddie), and his unflinching determination to become Great Britain’s first Olympic ski-jumper. Reluctantly aided by former ski-jumper Bronson Peary as his coach, Eddie is unwavering in his quest to reach the 1988 Calgary Winter Games.
Dexter Fletcher directs the story of Great Britain’s first ski jumper to enter the Winter Olympics. KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE’s Taron Edgerton stars as the eponymous Eddie Edwards with Hugh Jackman as his coach Bronson Peary.