Lawrence Makoare

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Lawrence Makoare
Lawrence Makoare
Born (1968-03-20) 20 March 1968 (age 47)
Bastion Point, Auckland, New Zealand

Lawrence Makoare (born 20 March 1968) is a New Zealander Māori actor.


Makoare is probably best known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. In The Fellowship of the Ring he played the Uruk-hai leader Lurtz, and in The Return of the King he played the Witch-king of Angmar as well as Gothmog, the Orc commander at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Battle of the Five Armies, he plays the Orc commander Bolg, son of Azog.

He is also popular among Xena: Warrior Princess fans, having played two memorable characters in the third season: a Barbarian leader in episode "The Quill Is Mightier..."; and Maecanus (a minion of Aphrodite) in episode "Fins, Femmes and Gems". In 2002 he portrayed Mr. Kil in the James Bond film Die Another Day. He stands at 6 feet 4 inches.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Makoare has five children called Sharai, Hore, Harley, Billy and Jesse.



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