From All Movie Guide: British actor Hedley Mattingly primarily played character roles on television and only occasionally appeared in feature films of the 1960s. The London-born Mattingly launched his career as a Shakespearean actor. Following service in the Royal Air Force during WWII, he worked as the Front of House manager at the Theatre Royal, Windsor.
Mattingly and his wife, costume designer Barbara Mattingly, emigrated to Canada in the early ’50s. He became an actor for CBC Television and appeared in several dramas. The couple became Hollywood residents in the 1960s.
Mattingly made his feature film debut in 1963, playing a chauffeur in Norman Jewison’s The Thrill of It All. His subsequent film credits include King Rat (1965), Lost Horizon (1973), and All of Me (1984). ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Mattingly portrayed the role of Officer Hedley in the CBS television series, Daktari (1966–1969) starring Marshall Thompson in the title role. In the 1960s and 1970s, he guest-starred in the NBC series Thriller (1962). He also appeared on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Perry Mason, Mannix, Night Gallery, Ironside, and Columbo. His last appearance was in the film Riot (1997), with Sugar Ray Leonard.
He passed away from cancer at the age of 82 on March 3, 1998.
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