Payne clad in S&M leather is so sexy, it’s no surprise all the
comes in contact with want to be a part of his virtually reality porn
always charismatic Bruce Payne...” “Bruce Payne (The Neighbor) laid on
charisma and the macho-ness thick as the 'we love to hate him' sleaze
"Bruce Payne is a
Aarniokoski, director of Highlander Endgame says, “Bruce Payne
consummate professional. Bruce was just a great guy and a truly hard
The two has previously worked together on the film “Howling VI”
the time Aarniokiski was Assistant Director. From the moment
the script, he knew that Bruce was the right actor for the role.
Kell, Payne is more fun than either of the stars”
on its own terms, Endgame
pretty good, largely thanks to Bruce
efforts as the bad guy”
"The one in the cast that seems to be having the most fun,” writes another Internet reviewer, "is Bruce Payne...Payne contrarily gives a performance where he enunciates every syllable with real relish and dramatic weight, resulting in a performance that is entirely captivating whenever he is on the screen."
with Bruce Payne was the ultimate pleasure for an actor. He is
talented and the consummate professional”
RIPPER: LETTER FROM HELL:
Payne brings a touch of class to the film. His performances are solid.
actually the more “human” character in the film and gets to display
cast about the movie, Fallon states, “Bruce Payne – he seems like a
-- a reviewer from Amazon.com
Payne really has the spooky part down well". His Rane is one the
creeepiest villains I've seen in a while"
57 features a sensational villain. Bruce Payne in the ROLE OF
terrorist Charles Rane...As good as Snipes is as Cutter, Bruce Payne
steals the show, because from the time he appears in the film's opening
Bruce Payne turns Charles Rane's every line into Shakespeare, and
act of violence into a threat of something worse"
my opinion, this film is a 99.9% success. The favorite has to be the
role of Bruce Payne (Charles Rane), who fits into the character
using dialogue and facial features. Just one thing...BRUCE PAYNE IS
“In Passenger 57, villain Bruce Payne steals the plane—and the movie.” from the article “A Terrorist To Die For” in People Magazine, 1992
Rane a.k.a. "The Rane of Terror" will freeze your heart, and everyone
else's on board too. There's not a moment in this movie when your eyes
glued to the screen and unlike other terror filled dramas you can root
good guys all you want, but the outcome on this one is not predictable.
yet to see a hardened criminal played so excellently on any movie. Mr.
(Bruce Payne) has already been the brilliant mastermind behind four
terrorist attacks and this one promises to have you holding your
57 does deliver on some pretty lofty thrills. And the baddies
let's just say they all pale in comparison to their leader, a man who
give fantasy superspy James Bond a serious run for his money"
Charles Rane is well played by Bruce Payne!”
Payne Is Not
Bruce Payne Is Not Insane.
Bruce Payne Is Not Insane.
Anyone who says Bruce Payne's best role isn't Charles Rane is only kidding themselves, to be quite frank"
-- a reviewer from the IMDb
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
ultimately, I have to agree with another reviewer whose words I
read before going to see this film...Bruce
Payne (Damodar) as Profion's nefarious assistant in his power hungry
was the stand-out performance of all the actors in the film. Payne has
lock on how to play a character that is menacing even without any show
power. His portrayal of Damodar calls to mind Doug Bradley's portrayal
Pinhead in the Hellraiser films, so coldly,
coolly arrogant and
his character. Above and beyond the grade I give to this film, Payne
himself an A+ in my gradebook".
consider Bruce Payne's performance to be remarkably good considering
dumped on him"
Payne was Damodar, who in my opinion was the most interesting character
movie, though he had little to no competition for that prize"
Payne as Damodar: Okay, the ultimate bad a** in the movie. He pretty
at least once everyone in the film and looks ubercool while doing it"
"She shares a mutual respect for Bruce Payne, who plays Damodar. The trickiest scene for me was this scene with Damodar. He's a very bad guy. He has to read my mind with these tentacles that come out of his head and his ears. Tentacles come around and caress my face, my ears, and my neck. They pretty much suck my brains out."
from an interview with Zoe McLellan, (Marina Pretensa in Dungeons and Dragons), Dragon Magazine, 2000
"The man [Profion as played by Jeremy
really take notes from his colleague Bruce Payne, who plays his
henchman Damodar. Now there is a villain! He has it all, the almost
expressionless face, ice cold look and a voice that is definitely going
to send shivers down your spine. He made me believe that if I were
standing in front of real live Damodar I would definitely pi** myself"
-- Parvus Mico www.freewebs.com/kosjenka/dungeonsdragons.htm
WARLOCK III: THE END OF INNOCENCE
brought to the film his own brand of evil intensity and the suave
was required for the Warlock. In the first two movies, Julian was very
as the character, but Bruce makes for a scarier villain. You feel he is
of more evil than Julian."
Warlock, Bruce Payne, an actor who has magnificently theatrical
presence is actually better in the part than the perpetually
Payne gives a charismatic, subdued scary performance. I couldn’t take
off him. Bruce Payne is all charm”
“Bruce Payne when given enough air time and a role he can flex his abilities in can keep a viewer interested. And he does it here in Warlock III. There is the usual teenybopper horror storyline, but Payne surprises one in what would be just another sequel. Payne is capable of a sense of presence and cultured delivery. He exhibits it here. He’s glossy stuff. If you like his work and want to see him weave a character into his own, this is it” -- a reviewer from Amazon.com
deliciously villainous turn by a long-maned Bruce Payne. Just when you
Payne has been as vicious as he could be, he pulls one more little
trick out of
his hat, and his over-the-top cruelty is disturbingly effective”
makes it so enjoyable? I gotta admit part of it is thanks to Bruce
Payne as a
corrupt Internal Affairs Officer, (with a nose ring no less!). Lemme
say this –
his character was AWESOME”
villain in the movie (Bruce Payne) is awesome. He has long blonde hair
pierced nose and plays the villain awesome”
not for Bruce Payne who obviously had fun over-acting, this would be
one of the
worst movies I ever saw. Fortunately Payne probably saw the mess he was
decided to take the money and at least have a good time so we get a bad
caricature that is actually quite funny”
THE HOWLING VI
Payne is wonderful as Harker. R. B. Harker played by Bruce Payne is the
thing that makes this film watchable. His unrepentantly evil Harker is
aristocratic, neither over or underplayed. In the traditional style, he
in search of his native soil, comes out at night and is killed by a
through the heart. Harker metamosphoses into a pointy eared blue
hideously deformed reminiscent of the 1922 Nosferatu, with the long
wields power over the freaks, but can charm normal people. Alas, he is
introduced until 20 minutes into the film, and he is never explicitly
to as a vampire which is a shame, more vampiric activity please!"
VI is the best one they've ever made! Drive-In Academy Award
Bruce Martyn Payne, as Harker the freak show owner!" writes
Monstervision's Joe Bob Briggs
real star of the film, though, is Bruce Payne who is once again amazing
as the bad guy"
(Bruce Payne) is undoubtedly the most interesting of them all and the
of his true nature - while a little hard to digest at first - is the
Payne is great as his usual evil self"
Payne's performance as the main villain, Harker, being quite
"Harker in Howling 6: The
Freaks. Every scene
he has in the film is a classic one-liner delivered with his cutting
English accent. Class"
-- a reviewer from the IMDb
“After viewing Silence Like Glass,
I was fascinated by the strength of Mr. Payne's performance. Mr.
in Wonderland leaves ripples
in his wake.....”
great movie bad
guy, but in this one, he's the hero and he does a good
Bruce earned broad
acclaim for what
one critic called his “meaty, saving-grace performance”
"Payne comes through with a surprisingly good tenor singing voice - not at all what I was expecting having heard him speak. I expected a baritone or bass singing voice, not this clear tenor. He also looks great in the hilariously overdone drag for the "Lemon sisters" scene (or was it "Andrews sisters"?).
Definitely a must-see for Bruce fans"
QUOTES FROM THE IMDb:
"Most have seen him do the bad guy stuff and make it look so effortless... Bruce Payne has CHOPS, and it is limited thinking by Hollywood, and searching for actors they can do pre-sales before anything has been shot. This guy should be playing good guy roles, like a cop for a NEW "csi" or a loving father. What about doing gr8 work? It'$ only limited to small mind thinkers to keep an artist from NOT stretching out! This guy has Major Chops!!
"One of the great things about his Jurgen character was that you never really knew if he was a good guy or a bad guy. Which, of course, just goes to show how good an actor Bruce is.
SERIOUS frigging CHOPS - so why isn't he getting more attention?"
"Payne is an amazing talent, and under-used or type-casted as a bad/heavy! I have seen him work in person & one of the Lowest Matience[sic] actors in the biz!!!"
"He could read the Yellow Pages?
Could make me cry and laugh!"
and Dragons! That's
I discovered the incredible Mr. Bruce Payne! I had never had a favorite
until Bruce! Never, never have I watched an actor that has kept me as
spellbound & mesmerized as Bruce! I was in absolute awe of his
intensity, facial expressions & awesome talent! I thought he was
extraordinary! And without a
doubt, still do & always will! He's
"La Femme Nikita!!! OK so it's not a film but it was 3 hours total so close enough.
The character of Jurgen is proof that heros can be as interesting as villains. Mysterious, nuanced, complex, and not least, sexy. What a fascinating character. There was a reason Jurgen was voted the most popular one that year.
made these statements in 2003.
And now in 2008, these statements remain as true
day we first made them! We have been BP fans for almost 8 years
over 5 years (Ariel). And we still are!!