Mad Max, Mad Max: Fury Road, Farscape
Hugh looks forward to meeting all his fans in Sydney and Perth in June 2019.
Hugh will give a Q&A panel each weekend, and sign autographs throughout Friday in Sydney, and Saturday and Sunday in both cities.
Further information on Hugh’s panel and photo sessions will be listed in our Event Programme, released closer to the convention.
Hugh Keays-Byrne is an Australian actor born in Srinagar, Kashmir (1947); educated and raised in England.
He began his career as a stage actor in England in 1964 working at Theatre Centre Limited, then at The Mermaid Theatre (Sir Bernard Miles company) and for 6 years at the Royal Shakespeare Company. The RSC’s world tour of Peter Brook’s famous production of A Midsummer Night’s dream brought him to Australia in 1973. He decided to stay.
He continued to work in the theatre in Australia through the ’70s; Lennie in Of Mice and Men and Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, both at the Sydney Opera House, were acclaimed productions. In his first year in Australia, he was cast as Toad in Stone (1974) and regular film roles followed; the most significant of these being as Toecutter in George Miller’s debut Mad Max (1979).
Hugh has had significant roles in over 20 films in Australia, among them are: The Man From Hong Kong (1975), THE CHAIN REACTION (1980), Strikebound (1984), Burke and Wills (1985), Kangaroo (1987), Resistance (1992, Co-Writer/ Co-Director, Actor), and Sleeping Beauty (2011).
He has also had roles in a plethora of television productions, including: Death Train (1978), Moby Dick (1998), Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1999), and one of his all time favourites as “that chick magnet” Grunchlk in Farscape (2001) and Peacekeeper Wars (2004).
His latest film role is as Immortan Joe in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Hugh has a partner, Christina, of 45 years and lives on the Central Coast, north of Sydney, Australia.
This information is correct at the time of writing but please check the Event Programme for the final timetable, including time and location within the events.
Guest confirmed, health, international travel restrictions and other commitments pending. Further information will be provided via social media should any of these factors impact the guest's ability to attend.
Panel rooms are subject to venue capacity and safety requirements and may reach maximum capacity. Some panels will require patrons to queue for entry prior to the panel commencing. Please follow the directions of the staff.
An additional service charge may apply to Photograph and Autograph Tokens pre-purchased online or at the event.