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Lurtz is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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"Lurtz" from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Biographical Information
AffiliationSaruman, Sauron
Birth Isengard
Death26 February T.A. 3019
Amon Hen
Notable forKilling Boromir
Physical Description
Hair colorBlack
WeaponrySword, Bow
GalleryImages of Lurtz

Lurtz is a character created specifically for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. He was played by New Zealand actor Lawrence Makoare. In video games, he is voiced by Isaac C. Singleton Jr.


Lurtz was the first of Saruman's Uruk-hai to be bred, and led them into battle against the Fellowship of the Ring at Amon Hen. Lurtz also appeared to be the largest Uruk-hai, and his strength is highlighted when he strangles an Orc immediately after being spawned. In the book, Boromir is slain by an unnamed orc or orcs; he is described as having been "pierced by many arrows". In the movie he is killed by Lurtz, who shoots him three times. Aragorn then intervenes, and after a brief fight stabs Lurtz and then removes his head.

The character of Lurtz is one of the playable heroes of the Isengard Faction in EA's The Battle for Middle-earth Anthology.


The name "Lurtz" may have been derived by Jackson and his co-writers from the style of Tolkien's Orkish language, specifically the name Lugbúrz.

Lurtz's name is never spoken aloud in the film, and is only known from the franchise and credits.