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April 2016

Ian MacKellen on Edmund Hillary

BBC Radio 4 – Great Lives, Series 37, Ian McKellen on Edmund Hillary On May 29 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Everest. Both men immediately became famous worldwide. The actor Sir Ian McKellen, then a young teenager in Burnley, was clearly struck by the achievement. In later life he met Hillary in New Zealand and has strong memories of a modest man whose first job …Read More