Rousing sports underdog drama Eddie the Eagle is available to stream courtesy of Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies. Scroll down for all the details, including all the info on where you can watch it.
What is the story of Eddie the Eagle?
Kingsman actor Taron Egerton portrays real-life ski jumper Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards in this heartwarming movie from director Dexter Fletcher (who would later direct Egerton in Rocketman).
In a complete about-face from his Kingsman role, Egerton adopts a Westcountry accent and unflattering coke bottle glasses to portray an especially plucky British underdog. Although he aspires to become a world-class ski jumper, unassuming Eddie is told that he lacks the relevant skills.
Undeterred, he teams with boozy instructor Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman) to demonstrate that while the technique may be lacking, his sense of spirit remains undimmed. To the sound of Matthew Margeson's period-specific, eighties-inflected synth score, we learn to cheer on this unlikely hero.
Where can we stream Eddie the Eagle?
Eddie the Eagle is available for one week from 6PM on Saturday 9th May. It can be streamed on the Lionsgate YouTube channel.
How is Lionsgate Live raising money for charity?
Viewers who stream Eddie the Eagle are being encouraged to contribute to several charities.
Audiences will have the chance to join Lionsgate UK in helping the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal, who are currently supporting NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients. They can also support The Film and TV Charity COVID-19 Emergency Response, supporting the people behind the scenes who bring these stories to our screens.
What other movies are streaming as part of Lionsgate Live?
Over the next few weeks, you can enjoy the following:
- Keira Knightley's breakout performance in Bend It Like Beckham (16th May)
- The first instalment of the blockbusting Hunger Games franchise, starring Jennifer Lawrence (23rd May)
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