By Jason Rabin
Not only does Bruce Myers have pretty much the most legit British stage actor pedigree there is—RADA to the RSC—he’s also rolled with legendary director Peter Brook from the earliest days of the Centre for International Theatre Research in Paris and remains a right hand man. That’s meant originating roles in the most celebrated productions of Brooks’ Theatre du Bouffes Nord and touring the world in one stage epic after another. From 2005-2008, he toured solo in The Grand Inquisitor, Brooks’ adaptation from Dostoyevsky’s Brothers Karamazov.
Myers has won an Obie and a Time Out award and France’s Chevalier des Arts et Lettres. In the U.S., he is probably most recognized from his work in Philip Kaufman’s films The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1987) and Henry & June (1990). Now an educator as well as an actor, he remains a globetrotter. He has directed his most recent workshops in Rome, Turin and Prato.
Here he is as the deity, Krishna in the film version of Brooks’ take on the Hindu epic, The Mahabharata.