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John Horsley


Born - 21 July 1920, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England
Died - 12 January 2014

Heftily-built English character actor with large, kindly features and fair, thinning hair. A light leading man, especially on TV from the late 1940s, he later switched from playing policemen in post-war British films to doctors, lawyers and other senior professional men. Busy throughout the 1950s, he made Blackmailed (1950), Encore (1951), The Long Memory (1952), The 'Maggie' (1953), Forbidden Cargo (1954), Above Us the Waves (1955), The Weapon (1956), Hell Drivers (1957), Dunkirk (1958), Carry On Nurse (1959), Let's Get Married (1960), The Secret Ways (1961), Tiara Tahiti (1962), The Comedy Man (1963), Rotten to the Core (1965), The Jokers (1966) and Hostile Witness (1968), before concentrating on the stage and TV. A few subsequent films included The Doctor and the Devils (1985), The Fourth Protocol (1987) and Stanley's Dragon (1994), his last. A couple of sources list his date of birth as 1915, but the UK Births Index has no record of a John Horsley being born at or anywhere near Westcliff-on-Sea in either 1915 or 1920.