A PASSAGE TO INDIA - 1984
This film was set in colonial India and is a story of the difficult interaction between the English and the native Indian population. It was nominated for 11 Academy Awards.
John only had a 'bit part' in the film and his part is not credited. However he appears twice (unless I've missed another appearance!) Firstly as a dancer on stage. As you can see wearing a fetching straw hat and clutching a tennis racket and secondly in the background at a dance.