Eddie The Eagle. Michael 'Eddie' Edwards (Taron Egerton).

Eddie The Eagle

2016 British comedy film about Great Britain's olympic first ski jumper. Stars Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Keith Allen, Jo Hartley, Tim McInnerny and others.

On TV on Saturday at 6:50pm on Film4

Press Clippings

Eddie The Eagle is slight but lovely

By turns clich├ęd and innovative, Eddie the Eagle is the quirkiest of films. But it truly captures the spirit of its subject matter, and by the time he reaches his biggest and scariest challenge, it's impossible not to find yourself rooting for him.

Esther McCarthy, Sunday World, 7th April 2016

Eddie The Eagle will melt your heart

As this lovely, affectionate film shows us, however, he was much more than a joke. Yes, with his thick glasses and prominent underbite, Eddie was nobody's idea of an athlete but, in his mind, that's all he was.

Brian Viner, Daily Mail, 1st April 2016

Film review: Eddie The Eagle

Eddie The Eagle - "based on a true story", though I'd say very loosely based - is very funny.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 1st April 2016

Eddie the Eagle review

They don't come along that often but this is a bona fide crowd-pleaser of a movie by a director who knows how to rouse his audience with genuinely affectionate storytelling and characters with whom you relish spending time.

Ross Miller, The National, 1st April 2016

Eddie the Eagle: review

High-flying no-hoper finds feelgood nirvana.

Adam Sweeting, The Arts Desk, 1st April 2016

Eddie The Eagle - review

Biopic of unlikely Olympian is corny and derivative but inoffensive.

David Edwards, The Mirror, 1st April 2016

Eddie the Eagle review: 'Cornball and comic-strip'

The heroically inept British ski-jumper gets a clumsy, cartoonish movie.

Nigel Andrews, The Financial Times, 31st March 2016

Eddie the Eagle misses out on cameo role

Were you not tempted to play a part in the film yourself? "I was hoping I would! I was hoping I would be a bit like Alfred Hitchcock - he gets a cameo in all his films. I was thinking: 'Please ask me, please ask me!' And they never did."

Lauren Turner, BBC News, 30th March 2016

Eddie the Eagle review

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

James Mottram, The List, 24th March 2016

Eddie the Eagle's trainer blasts film-makers

The real-life inspirational trainer behind Eddie the Eagle's success and new movie biopic has fired back at film-makers insisting: "I was never drunk on the job."

The Mirror, 18th March 2016