The uplifting sports comedy 'Eddie The Eagle' swooped into ODEON Leicester Square for its European Premiere. As fake snow fell from the sky the suave Hugh Jackman and dapper Kingsman star Taron Egerton joined the real life Eddie to meet their fans and share their excitement with the crowds.
With the cast and crew promising that the film would bring a smile to everyone's faces, expectations were high and they were proved right as the feel-good film earned laughs and cheers from the audience, and maybe even a tear.
Eddie The Eagle
Eddie Edwards, aka ‘Eddie The Eagle’, was Britain’s first Olympic ski jumper. Despite having little experience in the sport and no coach, he travelled to Calgary for the 1988 Games.
The other competitors thought he was absurd. But the crowd thought he was a hero.
Starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, ‘Eddie The Eagle’ is the true story of a lifelong underdog who defied all the odds to achieve his dream, no matter how ridiculous it seemed.