April 29, 2016
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Dexter Fletcher
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Sean Macaulay, Simon Kelton
Starring: Timothy Spall, Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton
Copyright Holder: N/A
Edwards became a national hero by becoming the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping during the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. He was a particular dark horse to achieve this placement, since he had no funding and his farsightedness forced him to wear glasses under his goggles, making him virtually blind during the jumps. The press nicknamed Edwards “Mr. Magoo,” and even though he placed last in the 70m and 90m ski-jumping events, he was hailed as a heroic failure.