learned from sources the actor who will play Eomer in LOTR! Here he is!

Karl Urban learned of this info from sources close to the production that Kiwi actor Karl Urban will play Eomer, prince of Rohan and nephew of Theoden. Karl’s name has been mentioned and seen, he will be on set, and in fact, he was on set today!

More info on Karl, thanks to the ‘About Karl Urban’ website.

Karl Urban is originally from Wellington, New Zealand, but lives in Auckland at this time. He’s unmarried with no children, his birthday is 7 June 1972.

His first acting role was when he was 8 — he had a line on a television show. He didn’t act again until after high school. As he was preparing to attend Victoria University, he was offered a role in the NZ drama (soap opera) Shortland Street. After filming the show (an evening soap opera), he attended the university for one year, then left to pursue his acting career. He landed a number of roles in the theater in Wellington.

He moved to Auckland where a number of guest roles in NZ television followed. One of his first roles was that of a heroin addict in the drama Shark in the Park. He was in a movie as well, entitled Once in Chunuck Bair. Other television roles followed, including a guest starring role in the series White Fang.

Karl is, and has almost always been, very active. He worked on his aunt and uncle’s farm for many years doing odd jobs. He’s a proficient horseback rider, which served him well when he filmed a show called Riding High, a children’s show about horses. In addition, Karl also enjoys surfing and indoor rock climbing. In fact, he sometimes goes rock climbing with Gabrielle herself, Renee O’Conner.

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