|"Lurtz" is a concept which has only appeared in an adaptation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.|
|"Lurtz" in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring|
|Location||Isengard, banks of Anduin, Amon Hen|
|Birth||T.A. 3019 |
|Death||26 February T.A. 3019 |
|Notable for||Killing Boromir|
|Weaponry||Sword and bow|
|Gallery||Images of Lurtz|
Lurtz was the first of the Uruk-hai bred by Saruman. Lurtz was invented by Warner Bros. for The Lord of the Rings film series, where he was portrayed by Lawrence Makoare.
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 film 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 name "Lurtz" may have been derived by Peter 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.
In video games, Lurtz has been voiced by Isaac C. Singleton Jr..
Lurtz is one of the playable heroes of the Isengard Faction in EA's The Battle for Middle-earth Anthology.