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John Horsley (1920–2014)

John made his acting debut at the Theatre Royal, Bournemouth. After spending a year in various reps. including Hastings, Watford and Eastbourne, he was conscripted into the Devon Yeomanry during the war and served in Italy and Sicily, but contracted hepatitis. He then became a member of the Army Bureau For Current Affairs - Play Unit, touring ... See full bio »

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 1997 Rebecca (TV Movie)
Frith
 1995 Harry (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1995)
 1995 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Judge Garton
- Heartland (1995) ... Judge Garton
 1995 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Tressilian
- Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1995) ... Tressilian
 1994 Stanley's Dragon
Mr. Little
 1994 Two Golden Balls (TV Movie)
Judge
 1994 Dandelion Dead (TV Mini-Series)
Pollock
 1992 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Lord Plunger Plumpton
- Rumpole and the Family Pride (1992) ... Lord Plunger Plumpton
 1991 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Colonel Plashet
- A New Lease of Death: Part Three (1991) ... Colonel Plashet
- A New Lease of Death: Part One (1991) ... Colonel Plashet
 1991 Titmuss Regained (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Simcox
- And the Next Day (1991) ... Colonel Simcox
- Tomorrow (1991) ... Colonel Simcox
 1991 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Farley
- Riding in Rollers (1 of 2) (1991) ... Farley
 1991 Perfect Scoundrels (TV Series)
Sir Joshua Backhouse
- No Thanks for the Memory (1991) ... Sir Joshua Backhouse
 1989-1991 The Bill (TV Series)
Chairman of Magistrates / Mr. Morgan
- Machines (1991) ... Chairman of Magistrates
- Between Friends (1989) ... Mr. Morgan
 1990 That's Love (TV Series)
Registrar
- Episode #3.3 (1990) ... Registrar
 1989 Woof! (TV Series)
Mr. Dunford
- Soapbox Derby (1989) ... Mr. Dunford
 1989 Mystery!: Campion (TV Series)
Colonel Gyrth
- Look to the Lady: Part Two (1989) ... Colonel Gyrth
- Look to the Lady: Part One (1989) ... Colonel Gyrth
 1989 A Fine Romance (TV Series)
Headmaster
- School Daze ... Headmaster
 1988 Wife Begins at 40 (TV Movie)
Bernard Harper
 1987-1988 My Husband and I (TV Series)
Mr. Mundy
- Food for Thought (1988) ... Mr. Mundy
- No Place Like Home (1987) ... Mr. Mundy
- I Got It Free from the Tea Lady (1987) ... Mr. Mundy
- A Woman Obsessed (1987) ... Mr. Mundy
- First Impressions (1987) ... Mr. Mundy
 1988 The Woman He Loved (TV Movie)
Justice Sir John Hawke
 1988 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Giles Rowley
- The Colonel's Lady (1988) ... Giles Rowley
 1987 Home to Roost (TV Series)
Sir John
- Success Story (1987) ... Sir John
 1987 The Fourth Protocol
Sir Anthony Plumb
 1987 Miss Marple: Nemesis (TV Movie)
Professor Wanstead
 1986 Cold War Killers (TV Movie)
Sir Alec Russell
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Series)
Summerland
- Ladies' Night (1986) ... Summerland
 1986 Executive Stress (TV Series)
Manfred Fleischer
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Manfred Fleischer
 1986 Robin Hood (TV Series)
Abbot of Thornton Abbey
- Cromm Cruac (1986) ... Abbot of Thornton Abbey
 1986 Hot Metal (TV Series)
Father Teasdale
- The Respectable Prostitute (1986) ... Father Teasdale
- The Slaughter of the Innocent (1986) ... Father Teasdale
- Casting the Runes (1986) ... Father Teasdale
- Beyond the Infinite (1986) ... Father Teasdale
- The Modern Promethius (1986) ... Father Teasdale
 1985 Star Quality: Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (TV Movie)
Sir Mostyn Llewellyn
 1985 Terry and June (TV Series)
Mr. Smith
- Terry in Court (1985) ... Mr. Smith
 1985 The Doctor and the Devils
Dr. Mackendrick
 1985 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Mr. St. James
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Mr. St. James
 1985 Deceptions (TV Movie)
Vicar
 1985 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Sir James Holloway
- With Vinegar and Brown Paper (1985) ... Sir James Holloway
 1985 Dempsey and Makepeace (TV Series)
Judge Lionel Hackett
- Judgement (1985) ... Judge Lionel Hackett
 1984 The Box of Delights (TV Series)
Bishop of Tatchester
- Leave Us Not Little, Nor Yet Dark (1984) ... Bishop of Tatchester
- Beware of Yesterday (1984) ... Bishop of Tatchester
- In Darkest Cellars Underneath (1984) ... Bishop of Tatchester
- When the Wolves Were Running (1984) ... Bishop of Tatchester
 1984 Sorrell and Son (TV Mini-Series)
Porteous
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Porteous
 1984 The Kit Curran Radio Show (TV Series)
Mr. Bentham
- End of an Era (1984) ... Mr. Bentham
 1984 The Jewel in the Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Sir George Malcolm
- Travelling Companions (1984) ... Sir George Malcolm
 1983 Chessgame (TV Series)
Sir Alec Russell
- The Alamut Ambush (1983) ... Sir Alec Russell
- Cold Wargame (1983) ... Sir Alec Russell
- Flying Blind (1983) ... Sir Alec Russell
 1983 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Reverend Nuttall
- Episode #1.2351 (1983) ... Reverend Nuttall
- Episode #1.2347 (1983) ... Reverend Nuttall
 1983 Secrets
Dr. Jefferies
 1977-1983 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Vicar
- The Three Astaires (1983) ... Vicar
- Jubilee (1977) ... Vicar
 1978-1983 The Professionals (TV Series)
Headmaster / Mitchell
- The Ojuka Situation (1983) ... Headmaster
- Long Shot (1978) ... Mitchell
 1982 Hi-de-Hi! (TV Series)
Clive
- Co-Respondent's Course (1982) ... Clive
 1982 Foxy Lady (TV Series)
Astrologer
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Astrologer
 1982 L for Lester (TV Series)
Charles Draper
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Charles Draper
 1982 The Chinese Detective (TV Series)
Dr. Green
- Bounty Hunter (1982) ... Dr. Green
 1982 Emery Presents: Legacy of Murder (TV Series)
Dr. Dingle Jones
- Who Do You Voodoo? (1982) ... Dr. Dingle Jones
 1982 Don't Rock the Boat (TV Series)
Wally
- The Main Event (1982) ... Wally
- It's Magic (1982) ... Wally
 1970-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Admiral Nicholas / Judge / Ronnie / ...
- PQ17 (1981) ... Admiral Nicholas
- The Floater (1975) ... Judge
- Schmoedipus (1974) ... Ronnie
- The Right Prospectus (1970) ... 1st Headmaster
 1981 Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Thomas
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Mr. Justice Thomas
 1981 Chintz (TV Series)
Store Manager
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Store Manager
 1981 Partners (TV Series)
Kelsey-Smith
- Marriage of Convenience (1981) ... Kelsey-Smith
 1980 The Glamour Girls (TV Series)
Pritchard
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Pritchard
 1980 Strangers (TV Series)
The Professor
- Tom Thumb and Other Stories (1980) ... The Professor
 1980 Oh Happy Band (TV Series)
Mr. Braithwaite
- Diplomatic Privilege (1980) ... Mr. Braithwaite
- Home Cure (1980) ... Mr. Braithwaite
- A Record to Be Proud of (1980) ... Mr. Braithwaite
- Let Bygones Be Bygones (1980) ... Mr. Braithwaite
- A Bird in the Bush (1980) ... Mr. Braithwaite
 1980 Holding the Fort (TV Series)
Judge
- Twelve Good Men and Pooh (1980) ... Judge
 1980 Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (TV Movie)
Mr. Spragg
 1978-1980 Leave It to Charlie (TV Series)
Desmond Ffolliott
- The Ffolliott Experiment (1980) ... Desmond Ffolliott
- The World of Mr. Wellbeloved (1980) ... Desmond Ffolliott
- World Without Women (1979) ... Desmond Ffolliott
- This Is Our Once-A-Year Day (1979) ... Desmond Ffolliott
- Do Sit Down, Mrs. Foster (1979) ... Desmond Ffolliott
 1978-1979 Rings on Their Fingers (TV Series)
Mr. Manderson / Manderson
- Ours Is a Doghouse, Ours Is (1979) ... Mr. Manderson
- A Girl About the House (1979) ... Manderson
- Lead Me to the Altar (1978) ... Mr. Manderson (uncredited)
 1979 Love Among the Artists (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Brailsford
- Education Completed (1979) ... Mr. Brailsford
- Dilemmas and Decisions (1979) ... Mr. Brailsford
- Successes and Surrenders (1979) ... Mr. Brailsford
- Education and Achievement (1979) ... Mr. Brailsford
- Excursions and Explosions (1979) ... Mr. Brailsford
 1978 Backs to the Land (TV Series)
Vicar of Stepney
- Let's Talk Turkey (1978) ... Vicar of Stepney
 1977 Here I Stand... (TV Series)
Master Guillaime
- The Testament of François Villon (1977) ... Master Guillaime
 1976 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
Sir James Rosslyn
- A Test of Love (1976) ... Sir James Rosslyn
- A Lady of Virtue (1976) ... Sir James Rosslyn
 1976 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
Major Innes Penderleith
- The Hot Water Boat (1976) ... Major Innes Penderleith
 1976 Clayhanger (TV Series)
Osmond Orgreave
- A Musical Evening (1976) ... Osmond Orgreave
- Epidemic (1976) ... Osmond Orgreave
- The Chain Is Broken (1976) ... Osmond Orgreave
- The Glorious Jubilee (1976) ... Osmond Orgreave
- Punishment (1976) ... Osmond Orgreave
 1976 Centre Play (TV Series)
Colonel
- England, Summer, Sunday (1976) ... Colonel
 1974 Melissa (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Antrobus
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... Mr. Antrobus
- Episode #1.2 (1974) ... Mr. Antrobus
 1973 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Jack Challen
- Word of Honour (1973) ... Jack Challen
 1973 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Sir James Goodenough
- Daisy Chain (1973) ... Sir James Goodenough
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
David
- A Face of Your Own (1973) ... David
 1972 The Pathfinders (TV Series)
Brigadier Braintree
- Sitting Ducks (1972) ... Brigadier Braintree
 1972 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Judge
- The Sullen Sisters (1972) ... Judge
 1972 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Magistrate
- Fit-Up (1972) ... Magistrate
 1972 The Adventurer (TV Series)
John Burdett
- Love Always, Magda (1972) ... John Burdett
 1971 Budgie (TV Series)
Leslie
 1970 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Ogilvie
- Come Back Stranger (1970) ... Ogilvie
 1970 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Gerald Astley
- Burial at Sea (1970) ... Gerald Astley
 1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Sir Andrew Charles
- The Italian Table (1970) ... Sir Andrew Charles
 1969 The Root of All Evil? (TV Series)
Montague Mann
- Bloxham's Concerto for Critic and Carpenter (1969) ... Montague Mann
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
Detective
- The Shift That Never Was (1969) ... Detective
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Ronald Jarman
- Murder: The Blood Relation (1969) ... Ronald Jarman
 1969 Counterstrike (TV Series)
Chairman
- Nocturne (1969) ... Chairman
 1969 Big Breadwinner Hog (TV Series)
Inspector Palmer
- Improving, But He Must Not Flout Authority... (1969) ... Inspector Palmer
 1962-1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Dr. Grant / Dr. Gilmore
- Thingumajig (1969) ... Dr. Grant
- Mr. Teddy Bear (1962) ... Dr. Gilmore
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Chairman
- Project Zero (1969) ... Chairman
 1968 The Limbo Line
Richards
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Superintendent Bell
- The German Song (1968) ... Superintendent Bell
 1968 The First Lady (TV Series)
Albert Swallow
- Cleverclogs (1968) ... Albert Swallow
 1968 Virgin of the Secret Service (TV Series)
Akba Governor
- The Great Ring of Akba (1968) ... Akba Governor
 1967 Mogul (TV Series)
Cardew / Andrews
- The Daring Young Man (1967) ... Cardew
- My Daughter Knows Her Way Around (1967) ... Andrews
 1967 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Curator
- Proof Positive (1967) ... Curator
 1967 Uncle Charles (TV Series)
Gerald Finch QC
- Mrs Philipe Is Hurt (1967) ... Gerald Finch QC
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Tom Dennistoun
- Second Childhood (1966) ... Tom Dennistoun
 1963-1966 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Fowler / Mr. Pickering / Martin Howard
- Fire, Sleet and Candlelight (1966) ... Fowler
- A Fine Art (1965) ... Mr. Pickering
- Second Chance (1963) ... Martin Howard
 1966 Where the Bullets Fly
Air Marshal
 1966 Room at the Bottom (TV Series)
Lord Percy
 1964-1966 Redcap (TV Series)
Major / Major Coulter
- Peterson's Private Army (1966) ... Major
 1960-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Major Penning / Lt. Col. Durrecker / Prison governor / ...
- The Ring of Truth (1965) ... Major Penning
- Line of Fire (1964) ... Lt. Col. Durrecker
- Pay as You Earn (1963) ... Prison governor
- Dead Ringer (1961) ... Carstairs
- Two-Time Loser (1960) ... Johnny Abbott
 1965 The Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Neilson
- The Material Witness (1965) ... Neilson
 1956-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
P.S. / Dr. Patrick Symes
- Come Read Me a Riddle (1956) ... Dr. Patrick Symes
 1965 A Man Called Harry Brent (TV Series)
Reg Bryer
- Jacqueline (1965) ... Reg Bryer
 1965 Court Martial (TV Series)
Col. Waters
- A Date with Celeste (1965) ... Col. Waters
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Supt. Hopkinson
- The White Rat (1964) ... Supt. Hopkinson
 1964 The Comedy Man
Co-pilot (uncredited)
 1964 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Dr. Stephens
- Short of a Miracle (1964) ... Dr. Stephens
 1964 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Hugo
- The Seekers #1: The Heretics (1964) ... Hugo
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Walter Strickland
- A Matter of Self Respect (1963) ... Walter Strickland
 1963 Smugglers' Cove (TV Series)
Blanchard
- Episode #1.6 (1963) ... Blanchard
 1963 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Percy Roberts
- The Vacant Chair (1963) ... Percy Roberts
 1961-1963 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Supt. Gilchrist / Pathologist
- Return to Sender (1963) ... Supt. Gilchrist
- The Sinister Man (1961) ... Pathologist
 1963 Panic
Inspector Malcolm
 1963 Return to Sender
Supt. Gilchrist
 1962 The Night of the Prowler
Det. Insp. Cameron
 1962 Zero One (TV Series)
Weather Officer
- Stoneface (1962) ... Weather Officer
 1962 Out of This World (TV Series)
Morley
- Immigrant (1962) ... Morley
 1962 Jigsaw
Supt. Ramsey (uncredited)
 1962 Serena
Mr. Fisher
 1962 Z Cars (TV Series)
Asst. Chief Constable Mather
- Sudden Death (1962) ... Asst. Chief Constable Mather
 1961 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Dr. Misselden
- Episode #1.468 (1961) ... Dr. Misselden
 1961 The Secret Ways
Jon Brainbridge
 1961 Seven Keys
Police Sergeant. (Opening Scene)
 1961 The Sinister Man
Pathologist
 1960 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Bligh Denton / Sir Guy Quentin
- Bride for an Outlaw (1960) ... Bligh Denton
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Vice-Admiral Temple West
- Admiral Byng (1960) ... Vice-Admiral Temple West
 1959-1960 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Mr. Fraser / Capt. Arthur Collier
- A Case of M'Shimba (1960) ... Mr. Fraser
- Rope's End (1959) ... Capt. Arthur Collier
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Montell
- In the Swim (1960) ... Montell
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
Captain - Sheffield
 1959 Wrong Number
Supt. Blake
 1959 A Touch of Larceny
1st Editor (uncredited)
 1959 Ben-Hur
Spintho (uncredited)
 1959 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Canon Foster
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
Klaus / Jacques Brun
- The Spider (1959) ... Klaus
- Secret Weapon (1959) ... Jacques Brun
 1959 Operation Amsterdam
Commander Bowerman
 1958 Black Tide
Detective Inspector Parry
 1958 Sailor of Fortune (TV Series)
Lt. Cmdr. Phillips
- The Deserted Yacht (1958) ... Lt. Cmdr. Phillips
 1958 Dunkirk
Padre
 1957 All at Sea
First Surgeon
 1957/II Violent Stranger
Alan Peters
 1957 Hell Drivers
Doctor Attending Gino
 1957 Stranger in Town
Inspector Powell
 1957 Battle Hell
Chief Staff Officer
 1957 The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (TV Series)
Athelred
- The Missing Princess (1957) ... Athelred
 1956 Circus Friends
Bert Marlow
 1956 The Weapon
Johnson
 1956 The Crimson Ramblers (TV Series)
Tony Wayne
 1956 Bond of Fear
Policeman
 1955 Breakaway
Michael Matlock
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Husband
- The Inward Eye (1955) ... Husband
 1955 A Time to Kill
Peter Hastings
 1955 They Can't Hang Me
Assistant Commissioner
 1955 The Vise (TV Series)
Inspector Price
- The Broken Link (1955) ... Inspector Price
 1955 Murder on Approval
Det. Insp. Taylor
 1955 The Case of the Red Monkey
Det. Sgt. Gibson
 1955 Above Us the Waves
Lt. Anderson
 1955 Up to His Neck
Navigating Officer (uncredited)
 1955 The Brain Machine
Dr. Richards
 1954 Mad About Men
Sports Organiser (uncredited)
 1954 Crest of the Wave
John Phillips - Doctor / Surgeon (uncredited)
 1954 Delayed Action
Worsley
 1954 The Detective
Inspector Wilkins
 1954 Forbidden Cargo
Customs Officer (uncredited)
 1954 Night People
Lt. Col. Stanways
 1954 Double Exposure
Lamport
 1954 The Runaway Bus
Inspector Henley
 1954 Meet Mr. Malcolm
Tony Barlow
 1953 Personal Affair
Parson (uncredited)
 1953 Recoil
Inspector Trubridge
 1953 Wheel of Fate
Detective Sergeant Simpson
 1953 Sailor of the King
Cmdr. John Willis
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Henrick
- Sylvia (1953) ... Henrick
 1953 Deadly Nightshade
Inspector Clements
 1953 Terror on a Train
Constable Charles Baron
 1953 The Long Memory
Bletchley
 1952 The Big Frame
Brown
 1952 The Frightened Man
Harry Armstrong
 1951 Encore
Joe, Mate (segment "Winter Cruise")
 1951 Island Rescue
Naval Officer Kent
 1951 What Happens to Love (TV Movie)
Psychiatrist
 1951 The Quiet Woman
Inspector Bromley
 1951 Blackmailed
Maggie's Doctor
 1950 Highly Dangerous
Customs Officer
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