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Orlando Bloom

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.

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Jan 13, 1977 In Canterbury, Kent, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie Wizards! 2024
Known For
Poster of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Poster of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Poster of Kingdom of Heaven
Poster of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Movie Wizards! 2024
Movie Gran Turismo Danny Moore 2023-08-09
Movie Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry Self 2021-02-26
Movie Needle in a Timestack Tommy Hambleton 2021-10-15
Series The Prince Prince Harry (voice) 2021-07-29
Movie The Outpost CPT. Benjamin D. Keating 2020-06-24
Series Carnival Row Rycroft 'Philo' Philostrate 2019-08-29
Movie Unlocked Jack Alcott 2017-04-27
Movie Romans Malky 2017-12-21
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Will Turner 2017-05-23
Movie Tour de Pharmacy JuJu Pepe 2017-07-08
Movie S.M.A.R.T. Chase Danny Stratton 2017-09-30
Movie Digging for Fire Ben 2015-08-21
Movie Romeo and Juliet Romeo 2014-02-13
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Legolas 2014-12-10
Movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Legolas 2013-12-11
Movie Zulu Brian Epkeen 2013-12-04
Movie Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present Self 2012-06-13
Movie The Good Doctor Dr. Martin Blake 2011-04-23
Movie Fight for Your Right Revisited Carwasher 2011-04-22
Movie The Three Musketeers Duke of Buckingham 2011-08-31
Movie David Blaine: What Is Magic? Himself 2010-04-18
Movie Sympathy for Delicious The Stain 2010-04-09
Movie Main Street Harris Parker 2010-10-21
Movie New York, I Love You David Cooler (segment "Shunji Iwai") 2008-09-06
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Will Turner 2007-05-19
Series Soccer Aid Unknown 2006-05-22
Movie The Path to Redemption Self 2006-01-01
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Will Turner 2006-07-06
Movie Love and Other Disasters Paolo 2006-09-09
Movie Ringers: Lord of the Fans Self 2005-01-21
Movie Kingdom of Heaven Balian de Ibelin 2005-05-03
Series Extras Unknown 2005-07-21
Movie Elizabethtown Drew Baylor 2005-10-14
Movie The Calcium Kid Jimmy Connelly 2004-01-01
Movie Haven Shy 2004-09-10
Movie Troy Paris 2004-05-03
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Ned Kelly Joseph Byrne 2003-03-22
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Legolas 2003-12-01
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Will Turner 2003-07-09
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Legolas 2002-12-18
Movie A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' Self 2001-12-09
Movie Quest for the Ring Himself 2001-11-29
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Legolas 2001-12-18
Movie Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring Self 2001-12-23
Movie Black Hawk Down Todd Blackburn 2001-12-28
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series So Graham Norton Unknown 1998-07-03
Series TRL Unknown 1998-09-14
Series Midsomer Murders Unknown 1997-03-23
Movie Wilde Rent Boy 1997-09-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series LIVE with Kelly and Mark Unknown 1988-09-05
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14