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Orlando Bloom

1977-01-13 Canterbury, Kent, England, UK

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Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom is an English actor. He had his break-through roles in 2001 as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and starting in 2003 as blacksmith Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy of films, and subsequently established himself as a lead in Hollywood films, including Elizabethtown and Kingdom of Heaven. He appeared in the ensemble film New York, I Love You, and will have roles in Sympathy for Delicious and Main Street. Bloom made his professional stage debut in West End's In Celebration at the Duke of York's Theatre, St. Martin's Lane, which ended its run on 15 September 2007. Orlando Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (née Copeland), was born in the British section of Kolkata, India, the daughter of Betty Constance Josephine Walker and Francis John Copeland, who was a physician and surgeon. During his childhood, Bloom was told that his father was his mother's husband, South African-born Jewish anti-Apartheid novelist Harry Saul Bloom; but when he was thirteen (nine years after Harry's death), Bloom's mother revealed to him that his biological father was actually Colin Stone, his mother's partner and family friend. Stone, the principal of the Concorde International language school, was made Orlando Bloom's legal guardian after Harry Bloom's death. Bloom, who is named after the 16th century composer Orlando Gibbons, has one sister, Samantha Bloom, who was born in 1975. Bloom's first appearance on the screen was as a rent boy in the 1997 film Wilde - he had a small part. Two days after graduating from Guildhall in 1999, he was cast in his first major role, playing Legolas in The Lord of the Rings (2001–2003). He had originally auditioned for the part of Faramir, who doesn't appear until the second movie but the director, Peter Jackson, cast him as Legolas instead. Bloom met American actress Kate Bosworth outside a coffee shop in 2002, where he was introduced to her by a mutual friend. He met her again at the premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers later that year. The two had an "on-and-off relationship" from 2002 until splitting up in September 2006. In late 2007, Bloom began dating Australian model Miranda Kerr. The couple's engagement was announced on June 21, 2010. Bloom has said that he tries "not to exclude [himself] from real life as much as possible". He is a Manchester United fan and lives in London. During filming in Morocco for Kingdom of Heaven, Bloom rescued and adopted a dog, Sidi (a black Saluki mix with a white mark on his chest). Bloom is a practising Buddhist. In 2004, he became a full member of Soka Gakkai International, a lay Buddhist association affiliated with the teachings of Nichiren. Bloom has also been a part of Global Green, an environmental company, since the early 2000s. As part of his environmental involvement, he has renovated his London home to use solar panels, incorporate recycled materials, and utilize energy efficient lightbulbs. Bloom has been approached by UNICEF to act as an international ambassador.


Retaliation 2021-03-21
Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry Self 2021-02-26
The Outpost CPT. Benjamin D. Keating 2019-11-02
S.M.A.R.T. Chase Danny Stratton 2017-09-30
Tour de Pharmacy JuJu Pepe 2017-07-08
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Will Turner 2017-05-23
Unlocked Jack Alcott 2017-04-27
Romans Malky 2017-12-21
Digging for Fire Ben 2015-08-21
Romeo and Juliet Romeo 2014-02-13
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Legolas 2014-12-10
Zulu Brian Epkeen 2013-12-04
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Legolas 2013-12-11
Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present Himself 2012-01-01
Sympathy for Delicious The Stain 2011-04-29
The Three Musketeers Duke of Buckingham 2011-08-31
The Good Doctor Dr. Martin Blake 2011-04-23
Fight for Your Right Revisited Carwasher 2011-04-22
David Blaine: What Is Magic? Himself 2010-04-18
Main Street Harris Parker 2010-10-21
New York, I Love You David Cooler (segment "Shunji Iwai") 2008-09-06
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Will Turner 2007-05-19
The Path to Redemption Self 2006-01-01
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Will Turner 2006-07-06
The Armenian Genocide Auguste Berneau (voice) 2006-04-17
Love and Other Disasters Paolo 2006-09-09
Ringers - Lord of the Fans 2005-01-21
Kingdom of Heaven Balian de Ibelin 2005-05-03
Elizabethtown Drew Baylor 2005-10-06
The Calcium Kid Jimmy Connelly 2004-01-01
Designing Middle-Earth Self 2004-12-14
Home of the Horse Lords Self 2004-12-14
Weta Digital Self 2004-12-14
Haven Shy 2004-09-10
The Passing of an Age Self 2004-12-14
Troy Paris 2004-05-03
Cameras in Middle-Earth Self 2004-12-14
Cameras in Middle-Earth Self 2003-11-18
Weta Workshop Self 2003-11-18
Weta Digital Self - Legolas 2003-11-18
The Quest Fulfilled: A Director's Vision Himself 2003-12-26
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Legolas 2003-12-01
Ned Kelly Joseph Byrne 2003-03-22
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Will Turner 2003-07-09
Warriors of the Third Age Self 2003-11-18
Scale Legolas 2002-11-12
From Book to Script Self - Legolas 2002-11-12
The Fellowship of the Cast Self - Legolas 2002-11-12
J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Middle-Earth Legolas (archive footage) (uncredited) 2002-11-12
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Legolas 2002-12-18
A Day in the Life of a Hobbit Himself 2002-11-12
Cameras in Middle-Earth Self - Legolas 2002-11-12
A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' Himself 2001-12-09
Quest for the Ring Himself 2001-11-29
National Geographic - Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring Himself 2001-12-23
Black Hawk Down Todd Blackburn 2001-12-28
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Legolas 2001-12-18
Wilde Rent Boy 1997-09-01
Needle in a Timestack