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Hillary - First Episode (excerpt)

Television (Excerpts) – 2016

This excerpt from the acclaimed miniseries about Kiwi mountaineer and philanthropist Sir Edmund Hillary includes his 1930s childhood in sleepy Tuakau, and scenes from the 1940s, when his desire to join the war effort clashes with the beliefs of his pacifist father. Ed's young life is sketched in three chapters: a stolen library book ignites a passion for the mountains, teenage Ed experiences the grandeur of Mt Ruapehu, and adult Ed (played for the remainder of the series by Andrew Munro) grows restless with life as a beekeeper while being labelled a coward for his family's war stance. 

It's an amazing sight, isn't it Sir.
– Sixteen-year-old Edmund Hillary (Simon Mead) takes in the beauty of Mt Ruapehu

Key Cast & Crew

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Tom Scott

Writer, Executive Producer

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Andrew Munro

As: Edmund Hillary

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Danny Mulheron


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Carmen J Leonard


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Re-Annin Taylor

As: Young Moana

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Noah Everard

As: Thurston

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