Karl Urban launches into the second installment of The Lord of the Rings
trilogy, The Two Towers, starring in the dynamic role of Rohan warrior
Eomer. Director/Writer/Producer Peter Jackson cast New Zealand actor Urban in
The Lord of the Rings after viewing a rough cut of the critically
acclaimed indie film The Price of Milk, which garnered Urban a Best
Actor nomination at The New Zealand Film Awards.
Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Urban first appeared on television as a child. Throughout his school years he wrote, directed, and starred in many film and stage productions. As a young adult Urban postponed his university studies to further pursue his acting career, training and working throughout "Australasia" in theatre and film.
Urban landed his feature film debut in Miramax's Heaven, starring Martin Donovan
and Richard Schiff, and garnered his first Best Actor nomination at the New Zealand Film Awards for his work in Via Satellite.
Urban will also be seen this year in the Warner Bros./Dark Castle production Ghost Ship,
also starring Gabriel Byrne and Julianna Margulies.