Brice Bexter

Place of Birth: Lausanne, Switzerland

Date of Birth: 25 July, 1990

*25% Ashkenazi Jewish
*25% British
*25% French
*12.5% Moroccan Arab
*6.25% Moroccan Berber
*6.25% possibly Sub-Saharan African

Brice Bexter is a Swiss-born Moroccan actor. He has appeared in the films Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, Redemption Day, and Seneca – On the Creation of Earthquakes, and the mini-series Ghosts of Beirut.

Brice was raised in Rabat, Morocco, where he attended the French school Lycée Descartes. His mother was raised Muslim, and his father converted to Islam when marrying her.

Brice’s paternal grandfather was born in the U.K., to Czech Jewish parents, who had fled the Holocaust. His name was likely Andre J. Bexter. His family members were deported and killed in the Buchenwald concentration camp.

Brice’s paternal grandmother was British. Her surname was likely Read.

Brice’s maternal grandfather was Hassan El Glaoui (Hassan El Mezouari El Glaoui, the son of Thami El Mezouari El Glaoui and Zineb El Mokri/al-Moqri). Brice’s grandfather Hassan was born in Marrakesh, Morocco, and was an acclaimed figurative painter, known for his depictions of fantasia horsemen. Brice’s great-grandfather Thami El Glaoui was born in Telouet, High Atlas, Morocco, and was the Pasha (governor) of Marrakesh, from 1909 to 1911, and again, from 1912 to 1956. He was the son of Mohammed ben Hammou, who was a Berber, from Telouet, and of Zouhra Oum El Khaïr, who is said to have been a black slave. The family name el Mezouari was said to have come from a title given an ancestor by Ismail Ibn Sharif in 1700. El Glaoui refers to the chieftainship of the Glaoua/Glawa Berber tribe. Thami became head of the Glaoua upon the death of his brother, well-known Moroccan statesman Madani El Glaoui. Thami accepted Sultan Mohammed V’s restoration as King of Morocco, and the country’s independence.

Brice’s great-grandmother Zineb was the daughter of Muhammad Ben Abdessalam al-Muqri, who was a senior Moroccan official, and an adviser and grand vizier to several sultans of Morocco. Muhammad was the son of Abdesallam al-Moqri, who was Lamin of Moulay Hafid, and of a Fassi woman from the Zghari family.

Brice’s maternal grandmother was named Christine Legendre. Christine was born in France, and was a model for Hubert de Givenchy. She converted to Islam.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.