Eddie the Eagle holds VIP Screening for Winter Sports Community on March 16


Dexter Fletcher & Matthew Vaughn bring you the feel good film of 2016

 On Wednesday 16th March, on the eve of the European Premiere, Eddie the Eagle will be presented to the most influential names in winter sports in the UK at The Soho Hotel in London’s West End. Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards will introduce the screening, and also complete a Q&A after the event, hosted by Konrad Bartelski, the former British alpine ski racer who produced the best downhill World Cup result by a Briton on the Alpine Skiing World Cup circuit in 1981.

To celebrate this launch event, Atomic, the ski brand has produced six pairs of exclusive piste skis with the original graphics being used. One pair of skis were presented to Eddie himself and during the event a pair of exclusive Eddie the Eagle skis will be won by a member of the audience.

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.

Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) stars as Eddie and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) as coach Bronson Peary. The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher (Sunshine on Leith) and produced by Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service) alongside Adam Bohling, David Reid, Valerie Van Galder and Rupert Maconick.

Eddie the Eagle is joined by a supporting cast that includes Jo Hartley (‘This Is England’), Tim McInnerny (‘Blackadder’), Keith Allen (‘Robin Hood’), Iris Berban (‘Rosa Roth’) and Rune Temte (‘The Last Kingdom’), Christopher Walken (‘Catch Me If You Can’) and Jim Broadbent (‘Bridget Jones’ Diary’).  

Eddie the Eagle will be released in the UK & Ireland by Lionsgate Films on April 1st 2016, with previews from Monday 28th March, 2016.