On the hunt for a veritable Sir Ed

Last updated 05:58 28/10/2012
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TRIBUTE: Sir Edmund Hillary mimics a statue of himself at Mt Cook.

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From Hollywood superstars to humble lookalikes, a number of names have been suggested to play the role of Edmund Hillary in an upcoming 3D film about the conquering of Mt Everest.

Russell Crowe might be a bit stocky to play the long and lean Hillary but he was one of the many names submitted by readers to play our national hero in Beyond the Edge.

Other actors nominated include Fraser Brown, Oliver Driver and Cohen Holloway, most recently seen in the western Good For Nothing.

But the two who caught our eye were a suggestion of mountaineer, photographer and publisher Craig Potton, described as having "tall, craggy looks".

And reader Adam Gausel might cause some embarrassment for mate Luke Chapman, putting forward his picture. He describes Chapman, a geotech engineer at Tonkin & Taylor in Auckland, as an outdoorsman with an "incredible likeness to Sir Ed". We have to agree.

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