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Date of Birth 22 November 1958Woking, Surrey, England, UK
Birth NameBruce Martyn Payne
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Having worked extensively in film, theatre and television in both the UK and the US, and on location in many parts of the world, Payne most recently starred in the fascinating psychological drama One Point O (2004), which was well received at Cannes. He also starred in the live action feature film Riders (2002), with Natasha Henstridge and Stephen Dorff and has also appeared in Douglas Aarniokoski's Highlander: Endgame (2000), Dungeons & Dragons (2000) alongside Jeremy Irons, Thora Birch and Marlon Wayans, and Hellborn (2003). Other film credits include Kevin Hooks ' Passenger 57 (1989), Apocalypse (1999) with the late Richard Harris, Julien Temple's Absolute Beginners (1999), The Brothel (1999), Switch (1999), with Ellen Barkin and Kounterfeit (1996) with Hilary Swank. Television credits include leading roles in Simon West's Keen Eddie (2003) which aired in June 2003, Wilde (1997) and Smart Money (1996) for the BBC, and Tales from the Crypt (1989) for HBO. Theatre credits include the lead in the London West End productions West and Greek, and the lead in Nicholas Hytner's Alice, as well as playing Frank'n'further in the Rocky Horror Show. Bruce Payne (Producer, Actor) was born in London Town and is a much-loved and much-respected talent recognized around the world. Known in the Industry as the consummate professional. Mr P, Originally trained at RADA where he was awarded the Edmund Gray Award for High Comedy (Mr Payne won 6 in total), before refining his craft on stage and in feature films such as Absolute Beginners (1986) alongside David Bowie and erstwhile collaborator Steven Berkoff. (Theatre:-"West and Greek") Known for playing Charles Rane, in action-thriller Passenger 57 (1992) opposite Wesley Snipes, and also for his roles in, Highlander: Endgame (2000), Dungeons & Dragons (2000) and Counterfeit (2010) with Hilary Swank. He also featured in For Queen and Country (2010) with Denzel Washington and Switch (2011) with Ellen Barkin. Most recently Bruce has been seen with Jon Voight, Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez in Warner Bros Getaway (2013) and 2015 in the French Foreign Language Film Victor Young Perez (2013), based on the true story of World Champion Victor Perez and also for Director Stephen Reynolds Vendetta (2013) and Jonnie Malachi's Breakdown (2016) and Creators: The Past (2016) , as well as playing a main Acting role, also as Co-Producer and 1st A.D. to the director, alongside the talents of William Shatner, Gérard Depardieu for director 'Beppe Zaia- ArtUniverse', Italy.

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Trivia (3)

Has been compared to and even mistaken for actor Julian Sands. Interestingly, the two actors played together in Privates on Parade (1983), which was the first film for both actors, and again in Oxford Blues (1984). In 1999, Payne took over Sands' role of The Warlock in the third warlock film, Warlock III: The End of Innocence (1999) .
Graduated from RADA in 1982.
In November 2005, Payne was arrested at Heathrow Airport after disembarking a flight from Los Angeles and was later cautioned for using "distruptive behaviour". Payne's lawyer stated that Payne had simply argued with another passenger who refused to stop using his mobile phone after being asked to do so by flight crew. Mr Payne was detained only. No charges were brought or implied.

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