John Horsley was a prolific actor who created a name for himself largely on the big screen. Early on in his acting career, Horsley landed roles in various films, including "Terror on a Train" (1953), "Hell Drivers" (1958) with Stanley Baker and "Dunkirk" (1958). He also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "Ben-Hur" (1959) with Charlton Heston, the comedy adaptation "Carry On Nurse" (1960) with Kenneth Connor and the Kenneth More dramatic adaptation "Sink the Bismarck!" (1960). His film career continued throughout the seventies and the eighties in productions like "Secrets" (1982) and the Timothy Dalton historical film "The Doctor and the Devils" (1985). He also was featured in the TV movie "The Woman He Loved" (1987-88). Horsley also acted in "Father Brown."