Thomas Hedley

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Thomas Hedley
Born1942/1943 (age 79–80)[1]
Occupation(s)magazine editor and screenwriter
SpouseLisa Abelow Hedley
RelativesRobert Mnuchin (father-in-law)
Steven Mnuchin (brother-in-law)

Thomas Hedley Jr., (born 1942/43) is a British magazine editor and screenwriter. The former publisher of Duckworth in London is President and Publisher of Hedley Media Group in New York City. As a young editor of Esquire, he edited and published essays by Federico Fellini, François Truffaut, Michelangelo Antonioni and Andy Warhol, among others. A fascination with film led to a number of written and produced screenplays including: Circle of Two, directed by Jules Dassin, Mr. Patman, Double Negative, Fighting Back and most notably, Flashdance.[2] He has written screenplays for Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Jean-Paul Goude and Sean Penn, among others.

Early life[edit]

Hedley was born in England, the son of a Canadian military father and his English wife, and was educated at the University of Winnipeg.[1]


Personal life[edit]

He is married to Lisa Abelow Hedley, the step-daughter of banker turned art dealer, Robert Mnuchin (daughter of his second wife Adriana Mnuchin). Her step-brother is United States Secretary of the Treasury-designate, Steven Mnuchin. Lisa Hedley has been nominated for an Emmy award for documentary film. They have four children, and live in Palm Beach, Florida.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Martin Knelman (2010-06-01). "Ex-Torontonian who penned Flashdance readies stage version | Toronto Star". Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  2. ^ ""Flashdance": The Musical?!". E! Online. 22 March 2001. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Bill Marshall: End of the road for Bistro 990 | National Post". Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  4. ^ "For Wife of 'Flashdance' Writer, Life of Privilege Also a Call to Action - Health & Science - February 2014". 2014-03-03. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  5. ^ "ULTRA LOCAL — Flashdance Writer Has Short Drive to Kravis Debut!". 2015-01-23. Retrieved 2016-11-11.

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