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Jack Hedley (born in London on 28 October 1930 as Jack Hawkins, name changed to avoid confusion with his namesake) is an English actor, best known for his performances on television.

His screen career began in 1950 with a 13-minute drama-documentary about polio called A Life to be Lived. In the 1950s he starred in a number of films and TV appearances, such as Left Right and Centre, Fair Game, and the Alun Owen-scripted No Trams to Lime Street with Billie Whitelaw. He became a TV star in the Francis Durbridge-scripted BBC series The World of Tim Frazer (transmitted from November 1960 to March 1961), the 18 instalments of which comprised three separate serials of six episodes each. He also played Corrigan Blake in Alun Owen's 1962 BBC play You Can't Win 'Em All, the role being taken over by John Turner in the series Corrigan Blake that resulted the following year. He was also in Alun Owen's 'A Little Winter Love'.

He appeared in a number of British films of the 1960s, notably Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Scarlet Blade (1963), Witchcraft (1964), Of Human Bondage (1964), The Secret of Blood Island (1964) and The Anniversary (1968). He also had roles in several 1970s BBC dramas, such as that of Lt Colonel Preston in Colditz (1972-4) and ex-serviceman Alan Haldane in Who Pays the Ferryman? (1977). Reportedly, the series was marked off-screen by personality clashes between Hedley and his co-stars Betty Arvaniti and Maria Sokali.

Hedley later appeared in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only as Sir Timothy Havelock, also voicing Havelock's parrot. Soon after this, in the autumn of 1981 he played the lead role (cynical investigative cop Fred Williams) in Lucio Fulci's The New York Ripper (Lo squartatore di New York), in which his voice was dubbed. He also starred with Stanley Baker and Jean Seberg in the film of Irwin Shaw's 'In The French Style'.

Other TV appearances include: The Saint, Gideon's Way (The Alibi Man), Softly, Softly, Dixon of Dock Green, The Buccaneers, Return of the Saint, One by One, Remington Steele, Only Fools and Horses (A Royal Flush), 'Allo 'Allo, Dalziel and Pascoe, and the television film version of Brief Encounter.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jack Hedley,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jack Hedley (born in London on 28 October 1930 as Jack Hawkins, name changed to avoid confusion with his namesake) is an English actor, best known for his performances on television.

His screen career began in 1950 with a 13-minute drama-documentary about polio called A Life to be Lived. In the 1950s he starred in a number of films and TV appearances, such as Left Right and Centre, Fair Game, and the Alun Owen-scripted No Trams to Lime Street with Billie Whitelaw. He became a TV star in the Francis Durbridge-scripted BBC series The World of Tim Frazer (transmitted from November 1960 to March 1961), the 18 instalments of which comprised three separate serials of six episodes each. He also played Corrigan Blake in Alun Owen's 1962 BBC play You Can't Win 'Em All, the role being taken over by John Turner in the series Corrigan Blake that resulted the following year. He was also in Alun Owen's 'A Little Winter Love'.

He appeared in a number of British films of the 1960s, notably Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Scarlet Blade (1963), Witchcraft (1964), Of Human Bondage (1964), The Secret of Blood Island (1964) and The Anniversary (1968). He also had roles in several 1970s BBC dramas, such as that of Lt Colonel Preston in Colditz (1972-4) and ex-serviceman Alan Haldane in Who Pays the Ferryman? (1977). Reportedly, the series was marked off-screen by personality clashes between Hedley and his co-stars Betty Arvaniti and Maria Sokali.

Hedley later appeared in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only as Sir Timothy Havelock, also voicing Havelock's parrot. Soon after this, in the autumn of 1981 he played the lead role (cynical investigative cop Fred Williams) in Lucio Fulci's The New York Ripper (Lo squartatore di New York), in which his voice was dubbed. He also starred with Stanley Baker and Jean Seberg in the film of Irwin Shaw's 'In The French Style'.

Other TV appearances include: The Saint, Gideon's Way (The Alibi Man), Softly, Softly, Dixon of Dock Green, The Buccaneers, Return of the Saint, One by One, Remington Steele, Only Fools and Horses (A Royal Flush), 'Allo 'Allo, Dalziel and Pascoe, and the television film version of Brief Encounter.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jack Hedley,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 47

Birthday 1930-10-28

Place of Birth London, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2000 St. Paul as Hoherpriester
1996 Dalziel and Pascoe (1 episode)
1994 Space Precinct (2 episodes)
1987 Three Kinds of Heat as Kirkland
1986 Only Fools and Horses - A Royal Flush as Henry, Duke of Malebury
1984 'Allo 'Allo! (2 episodes)
1982 Remington Steele (2 episodes)
1982 The New York Ripper as Lt. Fred Williams
1981 For Your Eyes Only as Sir Timothy Havelock
1979 Orient-Express (1 episode) as Robert Miles
1977 Who Pays the Ferryman? (8 episodes)
1977 The Devil's Advocate as Doctor
1977 Who Pays The Ferryman? as Alan Haldane
1976 Hindle Wakes as Chris Hawthorn
1976 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as Gooper
1976 Laurence Olivier Presents (1 episode) as Chris Hawthorn
1974 Brief Encounter as Graham Jesson
1972 Colditz (1 episode)
1971 Traitor as James
1970 UFO (1 episode)
1970 Kate (3 episodes)
1969 Paul Temple (2 episodes)
1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips as William Baxter
1968 Journey to the Unknown (1 episode)
1968 The Anniversary as Terry Taggart
1967 How I Won the War as Melancholy Musketeer
1964 The Secret of Blood Island as Sgt. John Crewe
1964 Of Human Bondage as Griffiths
1964 Witchcraft as Bill Lanier
1963 In the French Style as Bill Norton
1963 The Scarlet Blade as Edward Beverley
1963 The Very Edge as Inspector McInnes
1962 Lawrence of Arabia as Reporter (uncredited)
1962 The Saint (1 episode)
1962 The Longest Day as RAF Briefing Officer (uncredited)
1962 Corrigan Blake (1 episode)
1961 Never Back Losers
1960 The World of Tim Frazer (18 episodes)
1960 Make Mine Mink as Jim Benham
1960 Cone of Silence as First Officer
1959 The Third Man (1 episode)
1959 No Hiding Place (2 episodes)
1959 Left Right and Centre as Bill Hemmingway
1958 Behind the Mask
1958 Fair Game (1 episode)
1956 The Buccaneers (1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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