There is no doubt that us Brits like to support the underdog and one such hero that falls right into that category is Eddie Edwards or as he is also known as Eddie the Eagle! He qualified the Ski Jump at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. Despite all of the jokes about him, Eddie Edwards remains a hero and should inspire anyone to compete at the highest level, regardless of where they are from.
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. Eddie the Eagle is an uplifting, inspirational story that celebrates human spirit, passion, and one man’s refusal to accept defeat.
Directed by Dexter Fletcher, it stars Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Jo Hartley, Tim McInnerny, Keith Allen, Iris Berban, Rune Temte, Christopher Walken and Jim Broadbent. Eddie the Eagle will be at a cinema near you on the 1st April 2016, a very apt date indeed. For more news, images and videos check out the Lionsgate Films page on Facebook.