Dec 04, 2020

By Andy Johnson

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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.

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