Lawrence Makoare

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Lawrence Makoare
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Lawrence Makoare
Born (1968-03-20) 20 March 1968 (age 47)
Bastion Point, Auckland, New Zealand
Residence New Zealand
Occupation Actor
Known for
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm).[1]

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

Career[edit]

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 portrayed the Uruk-hai leader Lurtz, and in The Return of the King he portrayed 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 he portrayed the Orc commander Bolg, son of Azog. Due to filming commitments on Marco Polo Makoare was unavailable during the pick-ups shooting of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, in which Bolg is portrayed by John Tui instead.

Makoare 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.

Personal life[edit]

Makoare with a fan cosplaying as Lurtz, his character from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Makoare has five children[citation needed].

Filmography[edit]

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