Thursday, June 4, 2015

Who Are Those Guys? - Roy Bosier

Roy Bosier was born in Scotland, U.K. in 1931. Losing his hearing at four years of age his parents returned to Switzerland where he learned lip reading. Bosier became a furrier and also was a dancer taking lessons at the School of Applied Arts in Zurich. He then moved to Paris where he worked with Pierre Cardin as an intern and later an employee of the fashion designer. Bosier then became a student of mime Etienne Decroux [1898-1991]. He then meets mimes Jean-Louis Barrault [1910-1994], Marcel Marceau [1923-2007] and director Giorgio Strehler [1921-1997]. Mareceu recommends Bosier to become and acting teacher and among his students is Claudia Cardinale. This is followed by films with Sergio Leone, Roman Polanski and Frederico Fellini, and engagements at the Piccolo Teatro Milano and the creation of his own school, the Teatro Studio in Rome.

Returning to Zurich in the late 1970s where he started a family and his daughter Sara is born in 1983. Roy commits to the Schauspielhaus Zurich as a choreographer, fencing master and body coach and occasionally appears in plays himself. He becomes a physiotherapist and forms a gymnastics club in Zurich which he continues to support until his death in 2004.

BOSIER, Roy (aka Roy Boisier) [1931, Scotland, U.K. – 2004, Zurich, Switzerland] – choreographer, clown, father of Sara Bosier [1983-    ], founded Teatro Studio.
Up the MacGregors – 1966 (Apache)
Duck You Sucker - 1971 (landowner)
The Genius - 1975 (Jeremy)

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