Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, Dexter Fletcher

Eddie the Eagle

Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton, Dexter Fletcher

Talk: Eddie the Eagle

Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor known for his work on screen and stage. He has starred as Wolverine in the X-Men films, Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, and won a Tony for his role in The Boy from Oz.

Taron Egerton

Taron Egerton is a Welsh actor known for his role as Dennis "Asbo" Severs in "The Smoke" and Gary "Eggsy" Unwin in "Kingsman: The Secret Service". He appeared in the British drama film Testament of Youth, as Edward Brittain. He also played Mad Teddy in the film Legend, starring Tom Hardy, and starred as Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards in the film Eddie the Eagle.

Dexter Fletcher

Dexter Fletcher is an English actor and director. He has appeared in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, as well as television roles in such shows as the comedy-drama Hotel Babylon, the critically acclaimed HBO series Band of Brothers and earlier in his career, the children's show Press Gang, and the film Bugsy Malone.

The Film

Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

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