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 dual roles as the Witch-King of Angmar and Orc general Gothmog in The Return of the King. He also played 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. He is also known for his role as the villainous Mr. Kil in the James Bond film Die Another Day.
His surname name is pronounced "ma-koa-re".
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