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Lawrence Makoare

Lawrence Makoare was born on March 20, 1968 in Bastion Point, Auckland, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013). See full bio »
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 2015 Tatau (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.8 (2015) ... Ihaka
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... Ihaka
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Ihaka
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Ihaka
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Ihaka
 2014 Marco Polo (TV Series)
Za Bing
- The Scholar's Pen (2014) ... Za Bing
- White Moon (2014) ... Za Bing
- Hashshashin (2014) ... Za Bing
- The Wolf and the Deer (2014) ... Za Bing
- Rendering (2014) ... Za Bing
 2014 The Dead Lands
The Warrior
 2012 Fundamental
 2012 Auckland Daze (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Lawrence
 2012 L'oncle Charles
 2007 The Ferryman
 2002 Mataku (TV Series)
Warrior / Tom
- The Heirloom (2002) ... Warrior
- The Final Plume (2002) ... Tom
 2001 Crooked Earth
Kahu Bastion
 2000 The Price of Milk
 2000 The Feathers of Peace
 1999 Greenstone (TV Series)
 1998 Young Hercules (TV Series)
- Fame (1998) ... Roadie
 1998 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series)
Maecenus / Barbarian Leader
- Fins, Femmes and Gems (1998) ... Maecenus
- The Quill Is Mightier... (1998) ... Barbarian Leader
 1994 Rapa Nui
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I always play the bad guys; in the next 007 film (Die Another Day) I play the bad guy. It's a type cast thing. See more »


The deformed Orc leader Gothmog (Lawrence Makoare) does not appear in the original novel of "The Lord of the Rings", at least not explicitly. The name appears twice in J.R.R. Tolkien's works. First, Gothmog was the name of the Lord of the Balrogs in "The Silmarillion", about the history of Middle-Earth centuries before the events in "The Lord of the Rings". Second, there is a character named ... See more »


This hulking Kiwi actor almost always plays villainous brutes due to his size.

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