Urban played John "Reaper" Grimm in Universal Pictures' Doom (based on the first-person shooter video game Doom), which was released on 21 October 2005.In 2007, he starred in the Viking adventure Pathfinder.
Since then, he has worked on many high-profile movies, including the second and third instalments of The Lord of the Rings trilogy (The Two Towers and The Return of the King), The Bourne Supremacy (as Russian Federal Security Service agent Kirill), The Chronicles of Riddick, Star Trek and Doom.
The Hollywood Reporter speculated that Urban was one of several actors being considered for the part of British secret service agent 007 in Casino Royale, directed by fellow New Zealander Martin Campbell.
In the public consciousness, she is stuck fast in the 1970s with her role in Rising Damp as Miss Ruth Jones, the poodle-haired and breathless object of Leonard Rossiter's urgent desire and seedy gallantry. The Standard people got in touch and said, 'You're up for Best Actress in the Film Awards.' I said, 'But I haven't made a film this year.' They said, 'It's for Rising Damp.' I said, 'Oh, that.' It made me laugh so much." Thirty-five years later, she's playing a different quality of sex object in another TV sitcom, Vicious.
Their double-act entered the collective cultural memory and stayed there, a fact that does not please De la Tour."It's the tombstone thing, isn't it? "I just know that, when I die, the papers will say, 'Rising Damp Woman Kicks the Bucket'."To be fair, I say, the 1980 movie version won you Best Actress at the Evening Standard Film Awards. The show stars two veteran stage knights, Sir Ian Mc Kellen and Sir Derek Jacobi as Freddie and Stuart, a long-term gay couple and sparring partners in a battle of theatrical bitchiness that amuses or horrifies everyone drawn into its orbit.
But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile It takes approximately 90 seconds to register that Frances de la Tour is a shocking flirt.
As she perches beside me on the sofa in the first-floor bar of the Ivy Club in Soho, her eyes lock on to mine, her expressive mouth widens into a cheerfully on-for-it grin and, as I babble through a chaotic question about her recent adventures, she cuts straight across it and says, fingering the sleeve of my suit: "This is a nice piece of schmatter – is it linen or cotton?He plays Skurge in the 2017 Marvel Studios film Thor: Ragnarok. His father, a German immigrant, owned a leather goods store, and his mother once worked for Film Facilities in Wellington.Through his mother, the young Urban was exposed to classic New Zealand cinema, and developed an interest in the film industry.He is known for playing Julius Caesar and Cupid in Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Éomer in the second and third instalments of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Vaako in the second and third installments of the Riddick film series, Dr.Leonard "Bones" Mc Coy in Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond, and Judge Dredd in Dredd.In an interview with Shave magazine, Urban described it as a "high-octane, action-fueled film... Urban next appeared in the ensemble thriller The Loft, a remake of the Belgian film of the same name.