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Andrew Munro

Actor

In 2016 Andrew Munro found himself on top of the world — on-screen at least. He was starring as Everest mountaineer Edmund Hillary in Platinum-funded miniseries Hillary. After working sporadically in the TV and film industries in Wellington, Munro had moved to Auckland in 2005, to pursue an acting career. He went on to act in comedy show Hounds and web series Stand Up Girl, and played Dougie, best friend to All Black saviour Stephen Donald, in 2014 TV movie The Kick. In 2017 Munro was nominated for Best Actor at the NZ Television Awards for playing Hillary. The award was won by his Hillary co-star Dean O’Gorman.         Image credit: photo by Dean O'Gorman

When I got the call, I felt exhilarated and terrified. It's such a privilege to get to tell his story, but it was also daunting because the man is so special to New Zealand. Andrew Munro, on being cast as Sir Edmund Hillary, in The NZ Herald, 13 August 2016