Eddie the Eagle in cinemas April 1st 2016 | Iglu Ski
Widest choice of ski holidays from 60+ tour operators
#1 UK Ski Travel Agency
Impartial Expert Advice

Eddie the Eagle in cinemas April 1st 2016

Eddie the Eagle in cinemas April 1st 2016 As the European Premiere of Eddie the Eagle soars into London tonight, Iglu Ski were invited to a VIP ski industry screening at The Soho Hotel in London's West End the night before the big day.

The film follows the childhood dreams of Micheal 'Eddie' Edwards and his determination to become Great Britain's first Olympic Ski Jumper. Despite losing at the 1988 Calgary Olympic Games, he won the heart of thousands with his determination to follow his dreams.

Eddie the Eagle was Britian’s favourite Olympian underdog.

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). The supporting cast that includes Jo Hartley (‘This Is England’), Tim McInnerny (‘Blackadder’), Keith Allen (‘Robin Hood’), Christopher Walken (‘Catch Me If You Can’) and Jim Broadbent (‘Bridget Jones’ Diary’).  

Eddie the Eagle is an feel-good, inspirational story that celebrates human spirit and passion. It is cheerful, funny (quite cheesy at points) and authentic story with a fantastic cast, it is the perfect film to take the family to over the Easter holidays.

We were lucky enough to be joined by Eddie after the screening for a Q&A where we learnt how his passion for skiing developed. Eddie learnt to ski at Gloucester ski centre when he was 13 before his first school ski trip to the Italian Dolomites.

'I started going to Gloucester ski slope every night after school, then every weekend and during all the ski holidays. I lived and I breathed skiing.... I’m just as excited putting on a pair of skis as I was when I first started skiing when i was 13, 39 years ago!’ - Eddie

Eddie the Eagle

Get inspired to chase your dreams and catch Eddie the Eagle in cinemas on April 1st 2016, with previews from Monday 28th March, 2016.


Related Stories

  • New World Record for Fastest 100m in Ski Boots

    Profeet specialists, , Emma Kirk-Odunubi and Max Willcocks, have set new world records for the fastest 100m while wearing ski boots! The original record was set in 2015 by German Andre Ortolf who ran the 100m in 17.56 seconds. Max (34) is the new fastest male with his time of 14.09 seconds and Emma ...

  • New Ice Bar at the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show 2016

    New for 2016, the EIS HAUS Experience will be at the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show in October. EIS HAUS is the ultimate pop up ice lounge and REAL ice bar. Discover the coolest place to go in London before heading off to the slopes this winter! Located next to the Mount Battersea ski jump, you ...

  • National Schools Snowsport Week sponsored by Visit Andorra

    A brand new initiative from Snowsport England will run at 21 slopes across England in April with an aim to encourage more schools to introduce their pupils to snowsports. Backed by Olympians Aimee Fuller and Graham bell, National Schools Snowsport Week sponsored by Visit Andorra will run at various ...