(November 11, 1958- )
Born in London, United Kingdom
English actor primarily known for his fantastic and numerous portrayals of villains in the movies
Movies include; 'The Keep,' (1983) 'Absolute Beginners,' (1986) 'Solar Babies,' (1986) 'The Howling VI: The Freaks,' (1991) 'Passenger 57,' (1992) 'Necronomicon: Book of the Dead,' (1993) 'Highlander: Endgame,' (1993) 'Ripper,' (2001) 'Hellborn,' (2003) 'One Point O,' (2004) 'Messages,' (2007) 'Disturbance,' (2011) and 'Graystone,' (2011)
Appeared on the TV series; 'The Equalizer,' 'Yellowthread Street,' 'Tales from the Crypt,' 'La Femme Nikita,' 'LA Dragnet,' 'MI-5,' and 'Charmed'
TV movies include; 'Operation Julie,' (1985) 'The Bell Run,' (1987) 'Miss Marple: Nemesis,' (1987) 'Full Eclipse,' (1993) 'The Cisco Kid,' (1994) 'Britannic,' (2000) and 'The Apocalypse,' (2002)
Has appeared in three movies with Lance Henriksen: 'Aurora: Operation Intercept,' (1995) 'No Contest II,' (1997) and 'Paranoia 1.0' (2004)
Appeared in the miniseries 'Lost Belongings' (1987) and 'Cleopatra' (1999)
Graduate of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
Why he might be annoying
He's never won a major award for his acting.
Despite appearing in some major roles and a large body of work, his career seems to be stuck in 'that guy' limbo.
He is sometimes mixed up with/mistaken for fellow actor Julian Sands.
For some reason, no matter what the role, he dyes his hair blond and usually wears heavy (and obvious) makeup on screen.
He likes playing villains but finds 'it not very challenging.'
He has appeared in sequels to 'Dungeons & Dragons' and in 'The Howling VI: The Freaks.'
The critics love him.
Honest to God, his official American website was titled 'A Girl Who Loves Bruce Payne.'
Why he might not be annoying
Although he has a long and fruitful career in films and on TV he still likes to perform on stage and does so frequently.
He plays insane/alien/evil/demoniacally possessed bad guys just about as well as anybody has in the history of film.
He frequently inserts an ambiguous sexuality into his villainous characters that adds to their repulsiveness.
Although not a big man, he is able to portray physically intimidating characters very well.
He portrays very intelligent characters very well.
Queen Elizabeth is reportedly a fan of his stage work.
He overcame spina bifida as a teenager.
He gives very good interviews where he has nothing but effusive praise for his coworkers.
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Year In Review:
In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 37 Votes: 5.41% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 46 Votes: 43.48% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 186 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 842 Votes: 46.56% Annoying
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