Sir Edmund Hillary was a bee-keeper, mountaineer, war veteran, explorer, philanthropist, husband, father, and the first person to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest. Hillary stepped where no man had before, becoming a household name in New Zealand and around the world. Hillary’s triumph helped to shape New Zealand’s national identity. A beekeeper from South Auckland, New Zealand – a small country on the corner of the world - had achieved the unachievable. In Hillary’s own words, he “knocked the bastard off”. This exceptional, six-part scripted series, portrays the life, loves and losses of one of the most famous pioneers of all time. Featuring a stellar line-up of talent including Andrew Munro (The Kick) as Sir Edmund Hillary; Dean O’Gorman (The Hobbit series) as Hillary’s long-time climbing companion and friend, George Lowe; and Amy Usherwood (Shortland Street) as Ed’s wife, Lady Louise Hillary. Great Southern Film & Television for TVNZ Hillary 6 x 60’ Production Year: 2016 Scripted