At 30, the English-Moroccan actor won this distinction in Cairo, Egypt. For Bexter, this award represents the fruit of a 13 years-career. “I’m very touched by this award even though I can’t believe I’m the star of tomorrow,” he says.
Brice plays the role of Younes Laalej, a BCIJ officer who teams up with a US marine to rescue an archeologist captured by terrorists in Morocco. The BCIJ stands for Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation and is well-respected internationally for its counterterrorism efforts.
After his studies in Paris and at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York, Brice El Glaoui Bexter, from a British father and a mixed European and Moroccan heritage decided to return to the Rabat where he grew up.
The grandson of the Moroccan painter Hassan El Glaoui receives this distinction, after Nisrin Erradi in 2019. He is one of the five influential directors and actors of the Arab world of the year 2020. He owes this award to the director Hicham Hajji, who cast him as one of the lead roles in “Redemption Day”.