"I command. I return to Isengard by the shortest road."
Uglúk in The Two Towers

Uglúk was the leader of the Uruk-hai scouts who were sent from Isengard to pursue the Fellowship of the Ring in TA 3018, and a trusted servant of the wizard Saruman.

Biography Edit

Uglúk and his company were the ones who ended up capturing Merry and Pippin at Amon Hen and headed towards Isengard. He was one of the largest and strongest of the Uruk-hai and was a fierce fighter, managing to dismount Éomer and nearly kill him.

Before that, he had been the commander of those that raided the Wold, shortly before the Fellowship left Moria.

After his capture of the two hobbits at the end of The Fellowship of the Ring, Uglúk stood by his lord Saruman's demands when a band of Sauron's Orcs, led by Grishnákh, tried to apprehend Merry and Pippin to take them to Mordor, and he beheaded two of Grishnákh's followers to prevent Saruman's orders from being disobeyed.

Uglúk was ultimately killed when, within that week, Éomer and his outlawed Rohirrim found and attacked his band.

Portrayal in adaptations Edit

In Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of The Two Towers, Uglúk is played by Nathaniel Lees. In the preceding film, the initial leader of the Scouts was Lurtz, who killed Boromir and was slain by Aragorn at Amon Hen. Uglúk took command of the troop after his death.

In the beginning of The Two Towers, he and other Uruk-hai are running to Isengard to give Merry and Pippin to Saruman. He encounters Grishnákh, Snaga, and their Orc battalion, with Grishnákh ultimately telling them to hurry up with the hobbits. When Pippin asks the Uruks to give Merry some water, an Uruk gives Merry Orc draught and feeds them, under Uglúk's command. The Uruks continue on, and have a break by the border of Fangorn Forest. When Grishnákh and Snaga try to negotiate about eating Merry and Pippin, he explains to Grishnákh why they cannot eat them (as they need to go to Saruman), but when Snaga tries to chop off Merry's side because it was just "a bit off the flank", Uglúk decapitates him, and then the Uruks devour Snaga. Uglúk is killed off-screen by the Riders of Rohan's onslaught.

Video games and figures Edit

Uglúk appears as a playable villain in the game The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (GBA).

He also appears as a hero for the Isengard faction in Edain Mod, a popular mod for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king.

ToyBiz made a figure of Uglúk in a two-pack with Pippin.

He appears as a playable "guardian" in the game Guardians of Middle-earth, a MOBA for Xbox 360 and PS3 which closely resembles League of Legends.


Uglúk in LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game

Voice dubbing actors Edit

Foreign Language Voice dubbing artist
Spanish (Latin America) Gerardo Vásquez
Spanish (Spain) Enrique Serra Frediani
Portuguese (Brazil) (Television/DVD) Mauro Castro
German Gerald Paradies

Translations around the world Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Chinese (Hong Kong) 烏骨陸
Greek Ουγκλούκ
Hebrew אוגלוק
Russian Углук

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