Roy Lewis: Actor, Writer

Roy was born in West Bromwich, Birmingham.

He has been drawing pictures and writing poetry for as far back as he can remember. He is a Stratford Festival Award winner. He has a BA from McMaster University in Painting, Sculpture and Art History and a Master of Fine Arts (Acting) from York University, Toronto.

He is a founding member of Shakespeare in the Rough and the Obsidian Theatre in Toronto. He is a published author and his recent book of prose and poetry, With You The Moments of My Life Are Fading, was published by Blaurock Press. He has worked in television film and radio. He has been a guest lecturer at universities in Southern Ontario and taught Acting and Elizabethan Texts at York and Concordia Universities. He has played Claudius in Hamlet, the Stage Manager in Our Town, and Prospero in The Tempest and has directed ten plays professionally.

Roy has been a long time member of the Stratford Festival Acting Company. He lives in a house the size of a postage stamp somewhere in Southern Ontario farm country.