~ Lurtz.

Lurtz is a supporting antagonist in the 2001 film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

He was portrayed by Lawrence Makoare, who also portrayed the Witch-King of Angmar, Gothmog, Mr. Kil, and Bolg.


Lurtz is the manipulative, ferocious, and powerful leader of the Uruk-hai, a crossbreed between Orcs and Goblin-Men (and stronger than both), created by the corrupted wizard Saruman to serve as the elite soldiers of Isengard. Per his master's orders, Saruman sends Lurtz and a team of Uruks to capture the hobbit carrying the One Ring, and although it is Frodo Baggins who possesses it, the Uruks believe that Merry and Pippin have the ring instead. When Lurtz and his band finally arrive at the forest of Amon Hen, they attack the fellowship in an attempt to recover the ring for Sauron.

Merry and Pippin are kidnapped by the Uruks and as Boromir (a member of the fellowship) protests by valiantly fighting back against them, Lurtz appears and shoots Boromir in the chest with three arrows. As he is about to deliver the final blow, Aragorn leaps onto him and they engage in a brutal fight. Although Aragorn is able to chop off Lurtz's arm and stab him through the stomach, Lurtz pulls his sword towards him to draw Aragorn closer, whilst snarling viciously in his face. Aragorn then quickly withdraws his sword and decapitates Lurtz, but Boromir succumbs to his wounds and dies.



  • Despite being a major antagonist in the film, Lurtz never appears in the books.


           Middle-earth Villains

Dark Armies
Leaders: Morgoth | Sauron† | Saruman
Nazgûl: Witch-King of Angmar† | Khamûl† | Helm Hammerhand | Suladan | Nazgûl Sisters
Balrogs: Durin's Bane† | Gothmog† | Tar-Goroth
Dragons: Smaug† | Ancalagon† | Scatha† | Drogoth the Dragon Lord† | Glaurung
Great Spiders: Shelob | Ungoliant
Werewolves: CarcharothGoblins/Orcs: Gorkil the Goblin King† | Great Goblin† | Azog† | Bolg† | Yazneg† | Grishnákh† | Gothmog† | Gorbag† | Zog the Eternal
Uruk-hai: Ugluk† | Lurtz† | Shagrat
Black Númenóreans: Mouth of Sauron† | Agandaur† | Black Hand of Sauron† | Hammer of Sauron† | Tower of Sauron
Olog-Hai: Brûz the Chopper
Men of Darkness: Ar-Pharazôn | Gríma Wormtongue† | Bill Ferny | Lheu Brenin† | Easterlings | Corsairs of Umbar | Dunlendings | Haradrim
Various Creatures: Barrow Wights | Trolls† | Wargs | Fellbeasts | Gûlavhar | Watcher in the Water

Corrupted Elves
Fëanor† | Celegorm† | Caranthir† | Curufin† | Maeglin† | Celebrimbor

Corrupted Hobbits
Gollum† | Lotho Sackville-Baggins† | Ted Sandyman

Alfrid Lickspittle† | Master of Laketown† | Old Man Willow