Dec 04, 2020
By Andy Johnson
The Australian actor who played the villain in two separate “Mad Max” movies has died.
Hugh Keays-Byrne played “Toecutter” in the original “Max Max” movie in 1979. 36 years later he played “Immortan Joe” in “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
Keays-Byrne was born in India, moved to Britain as a boy, trained as a theatre actor and, in 1968, joined the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He’s being remembered for having a generous heart and offering a helping hand to people in need. He was also an advocate of environmental protection.
Hugh Keays-Byrne was 73.