Uglúk ~ Orc Captain
In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Nathaniel Lees played the powerful Orc Chieftain of the Uruk-hai, Uglúk, who led the orcs of Isengard to the eves of Fangorn.
‘I am Uglúk. I command. I return to Isengard by the shortest road.’ ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
In a new series of postings here in Mordor, we will be taking a look at the actors who play the Orc characters in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films.
Our first Man Behind the Makeup is Nathaniel Lees, who played the orc character Uglúk. You will likely remember him from the Matrix films as well as 30 Days of Night and he will also appear in the new Peter Jackson film Mortal Engines coming next month.
Here is a short segment from an interview posted by linuxelf1 with the actor who played Uglúk in The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers. He endured hours of heavy prosthetics and costume application and then had to both act and fight for eight to 12 hour stretches of time during filming! He states that it take a certain kind of mindset, to endure the makeup for extended periods of time and still get the job done.