Hugh Keays-Byrne

Hugh Keays-Byrne was a British-Australian actor and film director. He is famously known for playing the main antagonist in two films from the ‘Mad Max‘ franchise.

How old is Hugh Keays-Byrne? Age, Parents, Family, Education

Hugh Keays-Byrne was born on 18th May 1947 in Kashmir, India. As of 2021, his age is 73. He was part of India because of the British colonization at that time. Later, his family moved to Britain when he was a young child.

There is no information about his parents’ names and family members. Similarly, there is no information about his educational background.

How did Hugh Keays-Byrne pursue his career? Mad Max

Hugh Keays-Byrne started his career as a stage actor. Between 1968 and 1972, he had parts in Royal Shakespeare productions including As you like it, The balcony, The man of mode, Doctor Faustus, The Revenger’s Tragedy, and Bartholomew Fair. He made his first television appearance in the program Boy meets girl and was also part of Brook’s production of A midsummer night’s dream with the Royal Shakespeare Company, which toured Australia in 1973. Byrne acted in the TV movie Essington, then made his first movie appearance on the motorcycle picture stone in the same year. Likewise, this was followed by supporting roles in films like  The man from HongKong, Mad dog morgan, The Trespassers, and Snapshot.

Moreover, Keays-Byrne was cast as the violent gang leader Toecutter in  Mad Max after, his first starring role in the 1978 Tv movie Death Train. He then continued to act in post-apocalyptic and science fiction films like The Chain Reaction, Strikebound  Starship and The Blood of Heroes. He made his directorial debut and acted in the film Resistance1992. He also appeared in TV miniseries adaptations of Moby Dick in 1998 and Journey to the Centre of the Earth. He also played in the science fiction television series Farscape, Martian Manhunter, Justice League, Mortal.

Similarly, in 2015 he returned to the Mad Max franchise in the film Mad Max: Fury Road and played the main villain Important Joe. Talking about his achievements, he was nominated for 10 academy awards including, Best picture and winning six, and was nominated for the MTV movie award for best villain.

When did Hugh Keays-Byrne die?

He died peacefully on 1st December 2020 at Gosford hospital in NSW, at the age of 73. There is no further information regarding his death.

Was Hugh Keays-Byrne married? Wife, Children

Hugh Keays-Byrne was married to his wife Christina longtime residents of Lisarow. They were part of Macau Light Company, an artist collective based in the centennial park. He had the hobbies of painting, writing poetry, and gardening. Unfortunately, there is no information about his children.

What was the Net worth of Hugh Keays-Byrne?

He had a successful career on the screen. His main source of income is acting. Likewise, his net worth was around  $2million. He had earned a satisfying amount of money. There is no information regarding his salary.

How tall was he? Height, Weight

According to various sources, his height was 5feet 11 inches, and he weighed around 75 kg. He had brown eyes and blond hair.

Was he active on social media sites?

He was not active on any social sites. Hugh Keays-Byrne preferred to stay away from social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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