Lawrence Makoare (born 20th of March, 1968) is a Maori actor who played three different roles in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy: the Uruk-hai commander Lurtz in The Fellowship of the Ring, and the Witch-King of Angmar, and the Orc General Gothmog in The Return of the King.

More recently, Makoare played the role of Bolg, the son of Azog, in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Makoare is popular among fans of Xena: Warrior Princess (which also co-starred Karl Urban and Manu Bennett), having played two major roles in the third season, and played the role of "Mr. Kil" in the James Bond film Die Another Day.


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