Lawrence Makoare

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Lawrence Makoare
Lawrence Makoare
Born (1968-03-20) 20 March 1968 (age 46)
Bastion Point, Auckland, New Zealand

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


He is probably best known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. 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.

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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