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Eddie The Eagle
SIDEWALKS host Richard R. Lee, "Eddie The Eagle" director Dexter Fletcher, and stars Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton.

Interview: Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton and Dexter Fletcher (Eddie The Eagle)

The stars and director of “Eddie The Eagle” talk about the inspirational, biographical film about Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, a British skier who in 1988 became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping.

Video Content: Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton and Dexter Fletcher (2016)
At Oakland Technical High School in Oakland, CA, SIDEWALKS host Richard R. Lee talks to the stars and director of “Eddie The Eagle.”

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Hugh Jackman is best known as as Wolverine in the “X-Men” film series. Other highlighted flms include “Kate & Leopold,” “Van Helsing,” “The Prestige,” “Australia,” “Real Steel,”” Swordfish,” “Chappie,” the film version of “Les Misérables” (won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy), and “Prisoners.” In theater, Jackman won a Tony Award for his role in “The Boy from Oz.”

Born in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England, Taron Egerton appeared in films as Gary “Eggsy” Unwin in “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” as Edward Brittain in “Testament of Youth,” and as Edward “Mad Teddy” Smith in “Legend.” On TV, he starred as Dennis “Asbo” Severs in the British television series “The Smoke” and appeared in two episodes of “Lewis.”

Born in Enfield, England, Dexter Fletcher is an actor and director. As an actor, he appeared in “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” “The Elephant Man,” and “Bugsy Malone,” as well as television roles in “Hotel Babylon,” “Band of Brothers,” and ”Press Gang.” As a director, he helmed “Wild Bill,” and the musical film ”Sunshine on Leith.”

Interview Credits:
Recorded: February 20, 2016
Host / Producer: Richard R. Lee
Videographer: J.P. Langston
Editor: Richard R. Lee
Special Thanks To: 20th Century Fox

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