What's the Difference between Eddie the Eagle; My Story the Book and Eddie the Eagle the Movie?


Eddie the Eagle; My Story

Released: 2016
Author: Eddie Edwards

Eddie the Eagle

Released: 2016
Director: Dexter Fletcher
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In the Book In the Movie
Eddie Edwards
Eddie Edwards
Portrayed by: Taron Egerton
Duncan Edwards
This Character does not appear.
Liz Edwards
This Character does not appear.
This Character does not appear.
Bronson Peary
Portrayed by: Hugh Jackman
This Character does not appear.
Warren Sharp
Portrayed by: Christopher Walken
Matti Nykanen
Matti Nykanen
Portrayed by: Edvin Endre
Eddie the Eagle Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Eddie had a knee infection at age 11 with required numerous casts on his leg and 4 months in the hospital. Eddie is shown with a leg brace on his left leg for a period of time for an unspecified injury/condition.
   Eddie goes into detail about his teenage skiing days on snow and artificial surfaces. Not much detail is shown other than a wall of awards and some of his days as a novice.
   Eddie was an accomplished speed skier and diver. He also enjoyed stunt skiing. Not mentioned in the movie.
   Eddie was offered a job as a ski instructor in Austria based on his performance on the artificial slope in Gloucester. This was prior to school graduation (O level). He turned down the offer. No job offer.
   Eddie went to work (age 18) with the Schools Abroad organization at the Italian resort of Coile di Tenda. This does not happen.
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