May 3, 2000
Éomer Has Been Cast
Some of my Internet spies are reporting that Éomer, nephew of
Theoden who is the leader of the inhabitants of Rohan, has been cast. Karl Urban got the
Upon perusing Karl's IMDB entry, I discovered that he was born
in 1972 in Wellington, New Zealand. Most of his television appearances have been on
"Xena: Warrior Princess," but he does have a limited film career.
Most recently, he participated in Amazon High (1999)
and Heaven (1998).
More info in this actor can be found at About Karl Urban:
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
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
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 Shock
in the Park. He was in a movie as well, entitled Once in Chunuck Bay. 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.