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Steve Coogan to play Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards on screen

Steve Coogan will star in Eddie The Eagle as the eponymous British ski-jumper whose last place ranking in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary endeared him to tens of thousands of fans and came to epitomise British eccentricity and spirit.Producers John Heyman and Rupert Maconick are lining up a January 2008 shoot in time to release next year to mark the 20th anniversary of Eagle's - real name Michael Edwards - Gold medal bid. Heyman and ...

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