Martin Freeman

  1. Taron Egerton, Eddie The Eagle, 2015.    “Every year there’s a new name,” said  Eddie Edwards’ wife, Sam.   In 2008, it was Freeman from The Office. Then,  Steve Coogan, James McAvoy, Kris Marshall, Robin Williams  and  (closer to Eddie’s age)   Harry Potter star Rupert Grint. Then, Kingsman was made – and so was Egerton. And he became plasterer Edwards, more ski-ing chump than champ, an abject  failure  (therefore, a British hero!) at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Mrs Eddie’s  passion went on defending her barmy hubby. “He’s not a  loser. Would a loser compete in the Winter Olympics even though he had no sponsorship? Could a loser come from a country where there are no ski jumps and yet compete at the highest level?”

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