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
This Character does not appear.
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 does't do anything he needs to apologize for. After Eddies coach criticizes him for his antics, Eddie apologizes in front of the press.
   This doesn't happen. The other British athletes at the Games treat Eddie poorly and haze him.
   Eddie received 600 pounds (after the Olympics) from the British Olympic Association for Games preparation. Eddie had to pay his own way to Calgary Canada via the USA where he did additional training. Eddie is shown traveling with the British Olympic team to the Games.
   Eddie jumped with cameras attached to his body for an American camera crew. Did not happen.
   Eddie met Princess Diana twice while in Calgary. This did not happen.
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