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Eddie Edwards has said that he’s lost nearly all of the £180,000 he earned from ‘Eddie The Eagle’, the biopic movie made about his life, following his divorce. Edwards also revealed that he’s now living in a shed in his garden, surviving mostly on egg sandwiches after the settlement ‘wiped him out’. The British ski jump star, who shot to fame in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, has had to hand over around 85% of his wealth to his now ex-wife Samantha Morton (not the film star).
This exclusive new clip shows Edwards, the first British ski jumper to compete in the Winter Olympics at Calgary 1988, prepping for his first jump in a bid to impress his potential coach Bronson, played by Hugh Jackman. - Why The Freddie Mercury Biopic Failed - JJ’s Biggest Star Wars Mistake - New Ghostbusters Trailer Here’s the official synopsis: ‘Eddie the Eagle’ follows the realisation of the childhood dream of 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. ‘Eddie the Eagle’ is in cinemas from Easter Monday, 28 March.
Ryan Reynolds is proving to be quite the renaissance man. 'Eddie The Eagle’, starring Jackman alongside Taron Edgerton as the ski jumper Eddie Edwards, is due out in April. 'Deadpool’, meanwhile, is out now across the UK.
Few who were around to watch the 1988 Winter Olympics will forget the story of Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, the hapless sportsman who captured the heart of the nation when he became the first Olympic ski jumper to represent Team GB in Calgary. Now, his story has inspired a new movie starring Taron Egerton as the sports star and Hugh Jackman as his trainer. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and produced by Matthew Vaughn, this looks like it could be the feel good movie of the year when it hits cinemas in April 2016.
‘Eddie the Eagle’ soars high as Taron Egerton appears in the upcoming biopic. Taron Egerton stars as Eddie Edwards – the not-so-brilliant UK ski-jumper whose can-do attitude made him a worldwide sensation after he managed to represent Britain at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. Re-teaming Taron Egerton with producer Matthew Vaughn, ‘Eddie the Eagle’ (directed by Dexter Fletch) is the dramatized story of Eddie’s Olympic plight… and it’s already gone down a storm at the annual Butt-Numb-A-Thon film festival.