Hugh KeaysByrne is an Indianborn English character actor. He moved to Australia in 1973 and is wellknown there as a television and film actor. Outside Australia, he is best known for his role as Toad in the 1974 movie Stone, the main antagonist Toecutter in the 1979 film Mad Max, the main antagonist Immortan Joe in the 2015 film Mad Max Fury Road, and Grunchlk in the science fiction television series Farscape.
KeaysByrne was born in Srinagar, in the state Jammu and Kashmir in India, to British parents. His family moved to Britain when he was a young child. He was schooled in England and began his career as a stage actor. Between 1968 and 1972, he had parts in Royal Shakespeare Company productions including As You Like It, The Balcony, Doctor Faustus, Hamlet, King Lear, The Man of Mode, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest or The Enchanted Island and Troilus and Cressida.