Bip is no more – RIP Marcel Marceau (1923-2007)

In 2003 Donna and I had the rare privilege of watching Marcel Marceau perform in Melbourne, and so it is very sad to hear that he has passed away today, aged 84. This former resistance fighter was a true artiste who could move an entire audience with the smallest of gestures and expressions. He, and his troupe, got a standing ovation that night.

The ABC has a transcript of a wonderful interview that Kerry O’Brien did with him in 2003 during that same tour, it is well worth a read, and ends with this wonderful quote:

The rest, as Hamlet said, is silence.
And I will do for the public this.

If only the video was there to watch what that last mime was..