Hugh Keays-Byrne, of Mad Max fame, dead at 73

Hugh Keays-Byrne, the intimidating British and Australian actor most famous for portraying Mad Max villains The Toecutter and Immortan Joe, is dead at 73. The news was reported by his friend and onetime director Brian Trenchard-Smith, and by director and publicist Ted Geoghehan.

Keays-Byrne toured Australia with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1973, decided to stay there, and the rest is history.

This is a threshold moment, Johnny. Step through.