Hugh Keays-Byrne (1947–2020)


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Hugh Keays-Byrne was born in 1947 in Kashmir, India. In 1973, he moved to Australia, where he began an acting career. He is a well respected theater, film and TV actor in Australia. Hugh became noticed after roles in Stone (1974), Mad Dog Morgan (1976) and The Trespassers (1976). He landed his first leading role in TV film The Death Train (1978), ... See full bio »

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(age 73) in Australia

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Mad Max: Fury Road Immortan Joe
(2015)
Mad Max Toecutter
(1979)
(2011)
Moby Dick Mr. Stubb
(1998)

Filmography

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 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road
Immortan Joe
 2011 Sleeping Beauty
Man 3
 2004 Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (TV Mini Series)
Grunchlk
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Grunchlk
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Grunchlk
 2000-2001 Farscape (TV Series)
Grunchlk
- Season of Death (2001) ... Grunchlk
- Die Me, Dichotomy (2000) ... Grunchlk
 1999 Huntsman 5.1
Bain
 1999 Journey to the Center of the Earth (TV Mini Series)
McNiff
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... McNiff
- Part 1 (1999) ... McNiff
 1998 Moby Dick (TV Mini Series)
Mr. Stubb
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Mr. Stubb
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Mr. Stubb
 1995 Asian Connection: Old Flames (TV Movie)
 1992 Resistance
Peter
 1989 The Blood of Heroes
Lord Vlle
 1988 Joe Wilson (TV Mini Series)
Bob Galletley
- No Regrets (1988) ... Bob Galletley
 1988 Dadah Is Death (TV Movie)
Hammed
 1988 Badlands 2005 (TV Movie)
Moondance
 1987 Treasure Island (TV Movie) (voice)
 1987 Les Patterson Saves the World
Inspector Farouk
 1986 Kangaroo
Kangaroo
 1986 For Love Alone
Andrew
 1985 Burke & Wills
Ambrose Kyte
 1984 Runaway Island (TV Series)
Lucas the Ratter
- The Quest for Jamie McLeod Part 2 (1984) ... Lucas the Ratter
- The Quest for Jamie McLeod Part 1 (1984) ... Lucas the Ratter
 1984 Lorca and the Outlaws
Danny
 1984 Strikebound
Idris Williams
 1984 Where the Green Ants Dream
Mining executive
 1984 Five Mile Creek (TV Series)
Bill Curruthers
- Annie (1984) ... Bill Curruthers
 1982 Runaway Island (TV Movie)
Lucas the Ratter
 1982 Ginger Meggs
Captain Hook
 1980-1982 Secret Valley (TV Series)
William Wopper
- Battle Stations (1982) ... William Wopper
- Secret Weapon (1982) ... William Wopper
- Big Plans (1982) ... William Wopper
- Save the bunyip (1980) ... William Wopper
- The oily bird catches the worm (1980) ... William Wopper
 1982 Going Down
Bottom, the biker
 1980 The Chain Reaction
Eagle
 1979 Barnaby and Me (TV Movie)
Huggins
 1979 The Day After Halloween
Linsey
 1979 Mad Max
Toecutter
 1978 Blue Fin
Stan
 1978 The Tichborne Affair (TV Movie)
Tichbourne / The Claimant
 1978 The Death Train (TV Movie)
Ted Morrow
 1977 Say You Want Me (TV Movie)
Harry Kirby
 1977 The Tree (Short)
 1977 Chopper Squad (TV Series)
Syd Tasker
- Pilot (1977) ... Syd Tasker
 1977 The Cake Man (TV Movie)
 1977 Beyond Reasonable Doubt (TV Mini Series documentary)
Patterson
- Ronald Ryan Case (1977) ... Patterson
 1976 The Outsiders (TV Series)
Doyle
- Ghost Town (1976) ... Doyle
 1976 The Trespassers
Frank
 1976 Mad Dog Morgan
Simon
 1976 Rush (TV Series)
Tim Thomas
- A Shilling a Day (1976) ... Tim Thomas
 1975 Polly Me Love (TV Movie)
 1975 Ben Hall (TV Mini Series)
John Piesley
- The Cruel Season (1975) ... John Piesley
- The Promise (1975) ... John Piesley
- The Cowboy (1975) ... John Piesley
- Nobody's Man (1975) ... John Piesley
 1975 The Man from Hong Kong
Morrie Grosse
 1974 Essington (TV Movie)
 1974 Stone
Toad
 1974 This Love Affair (TV Series)
 1967 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
Leslie
- A High-Pitched Buzz (1967) ... Leslie
 1967 Bellbird (TV Series)
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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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(describing the character of Immortan Joe) As the Immortan, I am seeing myself as someone who is here to raise us all up, to make things better. To give these kids more of a life by giving them blood from other people that I've caught and a breeding program that's going to actually improve us. There's going to be vegetables and all these things and we love cars; V8s. That's the answer, the big ... See more »

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Winner of 1976 Logie Award for Outstanding Actor in Series.

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Star Sign:

Taurus

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