Mad Max actor Hugh Keays-Byrne, who appeared within the first ever film and up to date reboot Mad Max: Fury Road, has died.
The 73-year-old’s demise was introduced by filmmaker Ted Geoghegan on Twitter. A explanation for demise has but to be confirmed.
Keays-Byrne appeared within the authentic 1979 film as Toecutter, the chief of a motorbike gang who terrorised a small city in dystopian Australia. He additionally performed Immortan Joe, the respiration apparatus-wearing tyrannical ruler of the Australian wasteland who led the Warfare Boys in 2015’s Fury Street.
Geoghegan wrote: “Hugh Keays-Byrne, an unsung hero of Aussie cinema, has handed away at age 73. I’m regularly floored that he performed Toecutter, the central antagonist of 1979’s MAD MAX *and* Immortan Joe, the central antagonist 2015’s MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. Thanks for all of the leisure, sir.”
Hugh Keays-Byrne, an unsung hero of Aussie cinema, has handed away at age 73. I am regularly floored that he performed Toecutter, the central antagonist of 1979’s MAD MAX *and* Immortan Joe, the central antagonist 2015’s MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. Thanks for all of the leisure, sir. pic.twitter.com/55W99w3wzq
— Ted Geoghegan (@tedgeoghegan) December 2, 2020
Keays-Byrne additionally appeared in lots of British and Australian initiatives following his time as a stage actor, together with Stone, The Chain Response, Starship (a.ok.a. Lorca and the Outlaws and 2084) and Resistance, the latter of which he additionally directed.
He additionally landed roles in Royal Shakespeare Firm productions resembling As You Like It, The Balcony, Hamlet, and King Lear.
Fury Street earned four and a half stars from NME when it got here out, and it was described as a “movie full of epic motion sequences together with a screen-devouring sandstorm, shedloads of exploding cars and a craggy canyon collapsing onto a rushing 18-wheeler truck.
“This relentless onslaught of thrills, spills and burning grilles is made even memorable by the bleached out backdrop from Oscar-winning cinematographer John Seale [The English Patient)], who [director George] Miller tempted out of retirement to create the colourful and typically freakish visuals.”
In the meantime, it was recently confirmed that The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy will play the lead role in the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa.