Stephen Ure

Stephen Ure

NZ European
Age Range
60 - 72
172cm / 5ft 8in
81cm / 32in
72cm / 28in
83cm / 33in
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Stephen has been acting for over 40 years, he is without a doubt one of New Zealand’s finest character actors, he is acclaimed world-wide for his creature acting in various films, the highlights of his career are: LOTR - Return of the King  (Gorbag - PJ, LOTR - Two Towers (Grishnack - PJ), Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Satyr – Andrew Adamson), Perfect Creature (Freddy Sykes - dir. Glen Standring),  Hobbit (Orc – Fimbul and Goblin - Grinnah, dir Peter Jackson), Mortal Engines (Pewsey dir Christian Rivers), Deathgasm (Rikki Daggers dir. Jason Lei Howden), Fresh Eggs (Walker – Warner Bros), Brokenwood S8 (Wyatt Brenner – South Pacific Pictures) and the feature film X (Howard, dir Ti West).


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 X Howard Dir Ti West Feature Film
2018 Mortal Engines Pewsey Hungry City, dir. Christian Rivers Feature Film
2014 Deathgasm Rikki Daggers Dir. Jason Lei Howden Feature Film
2014 The Light Between Oceans Neville Whittnish Dir. Derek Cianfrance Feature Film
2011 Hobbit Orc -Fimbul 3 Foot 7 Ltd Feature Film
2011 Hobbit Goblin - Grinnah 3 Foot 7 Ltd Feature Film
2009 Tracker Recruitment Officer Eden Films, dir. Ian Sharp Feature Film
2005 Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe Satyr Wimbleweather Ltd, dir. Andrew Adamson Feature Film
2004 Stringer No 10 Dir. Steve Morrison Feature Film
2004 Perfect Creature Freddy Perfect Creature Ltd, dir. Glen Standring Feature Film
1990 Chunuk Bair Holy Daybreak Pictures, dir. Dale G Bradley Feature Film
Lord of the Rings - Return of the King Gorbag 3'6" Ltd, dir. Peter Jackson Feature Film
Lord of the Rings - Two Towers Grishnakh 3'6" Ltd, dir. Peter Jackson Feature Film
Exposure Captain James Wallace Prods, dir. David Blyth Feature Film
Broken English Rudi Sumich Communicado, dir. Gregor Nicholas Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 Brokenwood S8 Wyatt South Pacific Pictures Drama
2021 Vegas Bill Crooke Greenstone TV Ltd. Drama
2020 The Sounds Davy Jennings South Pacific Pictures Drama
2018 Fresh Eggs Walker Warner Bros International TV Production NZ Ltd, dir. Various Drama
2018 The Legend of Monkey Mercenary See-Saw Films / Jump Film & TV, dir. Gerard Johnstone Drama
2016 Ash vs Evil Dead 2 Drunk Starz Evil Dead Drama
2011 Lilly Hounds Holden The Downlow Concept Ltd Drama
2011 Spartacus Season 2 Slave Trader Pacific Renaissance Spartacus Ltd Drama
2010 Spartacus Prequel Slave Trader Renaissance Pacific Drama
2009 Legend of the Seeker Benedict The Walt Disney Company (NZ) Drama
2005 The Killian Curse Warlock TVNZ Drama
2005 Orange Roughies Vic Donaldson Screenworks Drama
2004 P.E.T. Detectives Stan Screenworks / Communicado Drama
Shortland Street Rob Hayes South Pacific Pictures Drama
Love Mussell (telemovie) Motel Owner Frame Up Films, dir. Michael Hurst Drama
The Length of Memory Governer Brown Drama
Duggan III Bill Gibson Group Drama
Xena: Warrior Princess III Werfer Pacific Renaissance Drama
The Chosen Brian Communicado, dir. Mike Smith Drama
Xena: Warrior Princess II Monlik Pacific Renaissance Drama
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys V Farmer Pacific Renaissance Drama
Ride with the Devil Hill Brother No 1 Isola Productions Drama


Year Production Role Company / Director
2008 Three Sisters
incl The Baltmore Waltz, The Dumb Waiter, The Lover, Strictly off the Wall, Twelfth Night, The Killing of Angel Dunleavy, Armadeaus, After the Rain, Snow Angel, Hayfever, Look Back in Anger, Trouble in the Works, Last to go, Harry's Christmas

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2016 21 Points Statler - Homeless Man Studio Local Short Film
2011 Runaways Farmer Dir. Alix Whittaker Short Film
2010 Meathead Box Guy Eyeworks Film and Drama Limited, dir. Sam Holst Short Film
2008 Finders Keepers Lead Sweetshop, dir. Melany Bridge Short Film
2007 Inside Lead Dir. Andrew Denton Short Film
Fluff Lead Maxim Films, dir. Anthony McCarten Short Film
Dirty Dave Cowboy Dir. Jayne Cooper Short Film
Cat of Nine Lead Kitten Tongue Prods, dir. Gillian Roberts Short Film
Warm Gun Wayne THE Ltd, dir. Stephen Batt Short Film
Absolutely, Positively Richard Stan Quarry Films, dir. Kevin J Wilson Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2013 Whittakers Project Menzies Passer By Assignment Group


Year Description Institution / Presenter
3 Yrs The Sydney Acting School


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