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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Eddie Edwards
Eddie Edwards
Portrayed by: Taron Egerton
Duncan Edwards
This Character does not appear.
Liz Edwards
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This Character does not appear.
Bronson Peary
Portrayed by: Hugh Jackman
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Warren Sharp
Portrayed by: Christopher Walken
Matti Nykanen
Matti Nykanen
Portrayed by: Edvin Endre
Eddie the Eagle Book vs Movie
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   Eddie is invited to train in Finland with their national squad. Does not happen. Eddie does not train with any other ski jumpers.
   Eddie goes to Switzerland to work and train. He trains on the 60 meter jump receiving lots of help and advice from others. Eddie only ever receives coaching and advice from a single person throughout the movie.
   At a competition in Norway where the competition was at a high level, the officials bent the rules a bit and let Eddie start a bit higher on the ramp, they even gave him a push. No advantages given to Eddie.
   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's parents bought him a camper van to drive around Europe while competing. He is seen taking his dad's van without permission to go on tour.
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