A startling roar from actor Lawrence Makaoare in his ghoulish orc costume as “Lurtz” launched New Zealand’s museum industry on the European stage at London’s Science Museum yesterday. Kensington schoolchildren, invited to meet one of the stars from Peter Jackson’s trilogy, were impressed. “When he’s not in character mode, he seems really nice,” said Katie Akinlusi, aged 9. “If he goes into character mode, he seems really, really scary.” [More]