Hugh Keays-Byrne, mythical interpreter of Immortan Joe in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, he passed away today at the age of 73 due to undisclosed causes. He was a beloved and followed Australian-born actor and director, and in the Miller saga he also played the role of Toecutter in the first Mad Max.
Keays-Byrne was also supposed to play Martian Manhunter in the never realized Justice League: Mortal always direct from college and friend George Miller. However, the interpreter leaves an important filmography legacy in addition to the collaboration with the Australian author.
We can remember it in Hunted for life by Philippe Morra (1976), in Detector by Ian Barry (1980) and in bel Where green ants dream by the great Werner Herzog (1984). In 1989 he played a role in Death games by David Webb Peoples and also appears in Sleeping Beauty by Julia Leigh in 2011. Unfortunately indeed Mad Max: Fury Road from 2015 it was his latest film project, the one that, however, has delivered him to the history of cinema, at the very end of his career.
On television, Keays-Byrne's best-known role was in Farscape, an Australian production in which he appeared in two episodes.
To quote Fury Road, we hope the doors of the Valhalla.