Eddie (Taron Egerton) and his coach Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman) in a scene from Eddie the Eagle. Photo: Larry Horricks, 20th Century Fox

Eddie the Eagle, ordinary-guy Olympian, brought back to life in biopic

In a pre-YouTube age, a no-hope amateur ski jumper’s exploits at the 1988 Winter Olympics spawned a viral video and forever changed sports broadcasting. Taron Egerton plays the endearing English folk hero in an ‘airborne Cool Runnings’

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Eddie (Taron Egerton) and his coach Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman) in a scene from Eddie the Eagle. Photo: Larry Horricks, 20th Century Fox
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