Hugh Keays-Byrne

Hugh Keays-Byrne

Highest Rated: 100% The Man From Hong Kong (1976)

Lowest Rated: 60% Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999)

Birthday: May 18, 1947

Birthplace: Srinagar, British India

While Hugh Keays-Byrne was born in India and spent most of his younger days there, the character actor's claims to fame began from his time in Australia. At the age of 23, Keays-Byrne moved to Australia to kickstart his acting career. He quickly made a small name for himself as soon as he moved to the country: his role as Toad in the notable low-budget film "Stone" (1974) helped him become a regular in the Australian film scene. In the following years, he appeared in the Australian/Japanese action movie "The Man from Hong Kong" (1975) and the Dennis Hopper-starring "Mad Dog Morgan" (1976), among others. At the end of the '70s, Keays-Byrne reunited with a number of his "Stone" colleagues and co-stars for George Miller's Mel Gibson-starring "Mad Max" (1979) as the notable villain Toecutter. With the surprise success of "Mad Max," Keays-Byrne became a regular in TV and film, ranging from the Australian disaster film "The Chain Reaction" (1980) to sci-fi film "Starship" (1984). In the '90s, he appeared in the TV mini-series "Moby Dick" (USA 1998) alongside Patrick Stewart. In the early 2000s, Keays-Byrne appeared as the recurring villain Grunchlk in the cult sci-fi show "Farscape" (Nine Network/Sci-Fi Channel 1999-2003). By the time "Farscape" wrapped up, Keays-Byrne was mostly finished with acting outside of the rare appearance in something like the live-action "Sleeping Beauty" (2011). However, when the opportunity arose for him to work with George Miller on the next Mad Max film, he hopped on board. More than 30 years after Keays-Byrne appeared as Toecutter in the first "Mad Max," he co-starred as the main antagonist, Immortan Joe, in the Tom Hardy-starring "Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015). Hugh Keays-Byrne died on December 1, 2020 at the age of 73.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 78% The Madness of Max Unknown (Character) - 2015
97% 86% Mad Max: Fury Road Immortan Joe (Character) $153.6M 2015
60% 40% Journey to the Center of the Earth McNiff (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Asian Connection: Old Flames Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Resistance Peter (Character),
Director
- 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure Island Unknown (Voice) - 1987
No Score Yet 36% Les Patterson Saves the World Inspector Farouk (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 50% Kangaroo Kangaroo (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lorca and the Outlaws Danny (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strikebound Idris Williams (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ginger Meggs Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chain Reaction Eagle (Character) - 1980
90% 70% Mad Max Toecutter (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 27% Snap-Shot Linsey (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Death Train Unknown (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 50% Blue Fin Stan (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Train Ted Morrow (Character) - 1977
100% 61% The Man From Hong Kong Morrie Grosse (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trespassers Frank (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Essington Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 65% Stone Toad (Character) - 1974

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars Unknown (Character) 2004
90% 96% Farscape Grunchlk (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to the Center of the Earth Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moby Dick Unknown (Character) 1998

QUOTES FROM Hugh Keays-Byrne CHARACTERS

Nux says: I'll pike her in the spine; keep her breathing for you.

Immortan Joe says: No. Put a bullet in her skull. Stop the rig. Return my treasures to me, and I myself will carry you to the gates of Valhalla.

Immortan Joe says: Return my treasures to me, and I myself will carry you through the gates of Valhalla. You shall ride eternal. Shiny, and chrome!

Immortan Joe says: You will ride eternal, shiny and chrome.

Immortan Joe says: Do not become addicted to water, it will take hold of you and you will resent its absence.

Immortan Joe says: It is by my hand that you will rise from the ashes...

Immortan Joe says: Mediocre!

Immortan Joe says: Everybody has gone out their mind. You're not the only one Max.