ABOUT EDMUND PAYNE

 

Edmund Payne was my Great Grandfather.  This website tells his story and to honour his memory. 


Edmund Payne was a comedian/music hall actor in the late 19th and early 20th century.  The main part of his career took place at the Gaiety Theatre in the Strand,  London.  He starred in many roles with George Grossmith and they proved quite a double act. 

“Edmund Payne was a little man with a very funny face with which he could work wonders. There was an air of surprise about him, and his eyes were rather of the ‘pop’ variety.  A real funny man who was never vulgar, he could both sing and dance and was a very hard and conscientious worker.  Everything about him was neat and this reflected in his work.  His hair was worn straight across his forehead and his mouth was large and mobile.  His greatest asset was his lisp.  It gave a perfect character to the lovable little men he always impersonated”

 

The pages on this website will tell his story.......

Edmund Payne & George Grossmith
Edmund Payne & George Grossmith
The late great Edmund Payne with George Grossmith
Edmund Payne & George Grossmith
Edmund Payne & George Grossmith