Orlando Bloom (DOB 13th January 1977) is an English actor who had his break-through role in the early 2000s as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and blacksmith Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy of films. Since then he has established himself as a lead in Hollywood films, including Troy, Elizabethtown and Kingdom of Heaven.
He was not academic or athletic as a child, and managed to struggle through school despite his dyslexia. He then joined the National Youth Theatre, spending two seasons there and earning a scholarship to train at the British American Drama Academy.
Bloom began acting professionally with television roles in episodes of hospital drama Casualty and Midsummer Murders, and subsequently made his film debut in Wilde (1997).
Career: Bloom's first appearance on the screen was a small role as a rent boy in the 1997 film Wilde. Starring alongside Stephen Fry, the story of the life and times of Oscar Wilde was the first real break for Bloom.
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 tried out for the part of Faramir, who doesn't appear until the second movie but the director, Peter Jackson, cast him as Legolas instead.
The success of the trilogy transformed Bloom from an unknown actor into one of world's best known celebrities.
In 2001 Bloom also appeared in Black Hawk Down, the story of the US Battle of Mogadishu amongst an all star cast including British actors Ewan McGregor, Jason Isaacs and Ioan Gruffudd.
Bloom next starred opposite Keira Knightley and Johnny Depp in highly popular and successful Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which was a blockbuster hit during the summer of 2003.
After the success of Pirates, Bloom next took to the screen as Paris, the man who effectively started the Trojan War, in the 2004 Spring blockbuster, Troy opposite Brad Pitt and Peter O'Toole.
He subsequently played the lead roles in Kingdom of Heaven and Elizabethtown (both 2005). In 2006, Bloom starred in sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, and the independently made Haven, for which he was executive producer.
As of May 2007 and at the ago of just 30, Orlando Bloom has appeared in four of the top 15 highest grossing films of all time.
Bloom, who had intended to become a stage actor after graduating, had stated that he would like to leave films for a time and instead appear in stage roles.
So during the summer of 2007, he appeared in a London revival of 'In Celebration', a play by David Storey
Coming in 2009, Orlando Bloom will be one of many stars to be in 'New York, I Love You', which contains twelve short films in one, each having a similar romantic theme. Also featuring the likes of John Hurt, Natalie Portman and Christina Ricci, the film is already attracting a lot of interest.
Personal life: In 1998, he fell three stories while trying to reach the roof of terrace of a friend's house, and was told he would not regain the ability to walk. However, he made a recovery and was able to walk out of the hospital on crutches within twelve days.
Bloom had steel plates inserted into his backbone to support it, which have since been removed, except for a single screw.
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.
Bloom has a tattoo of the Elvish word "nine" on his right wrist, written in the Tengwar script, a reference to his involvement in the Lord of the Rings and the fact that his character was one of the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. The other actors of "The Fellowship" (Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Billy Boyd, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, and Elijah Wood) got the same tattoo with the exception of John Rhys-Davies whose stunt double got the tattoo instead.
Bloom also has a tattoo of a sun on his lower, left abdomen, which he got at the age of 16 after moving to London.
Bloom is a practising Buddhist.
Jack Sparrow finds himself in constant trouble with the law; not only is his name known from ocean to ocean, his face is now just as famous. With a reward of two hundred pounds Jack is being chased by bounty hunters once again. Not only are naval officers pursuing him, he also has a number of former rival captains hot on his heels too.
Captain Barbossa is now in control of the ship The Queen Anne's Revenge, after winning it from Captain Blackbeard and a long-time nemesis of Jack's called Captain Salazar who doesn't want to just kill Jack, he wants to kill every pirate on the sea in a bid to be once and for all to be total control over the oceans.
When Jack learns of Salazar's plan, the lovable rogue and Salazar go head to head in a race to retrieve a Trident that once belonged to the god of the oceans Poseidon. Whoever holds the trident controls the power of the sea and everything that lives in or sails on it.
Kerr’s ex was pictured naked on a paddleboard while on vacation with girlfriend Katy Perry last month.
Miranda Kerr has revealed how she reacted when ex husband Orlando Bloom told her that naked pictures of him were about to be splashed all over the internet. Bloom was photographed naked earlier this month while paddle boarding on vacation with new girlfriend Katy Perry and according to Kerr he texted her to let her know the pics were about to be leaked.
Miranda Kerr has revealed her reaction to those Orlando Bloom pics
Appearing on ‘The Kyle and Jackie O’ radio show, Kerr said: "Oh my God, he text me and was like 'um, I'm really embarrassed, some photos are coming out, just thought I should let you know.' And I was like, hmmm... right, what were you thinking? Seriously, what were you thinking?!”
A source close to Bloom told People magazine that he wants to settle down and have more children with Katy.
Both Katy, 31, and Orlando, 39, have been married before – she to comedian and actor Russell Brand, which fell apart in 2011, and Orlando to Australian model Miranda Kerr, with whom he shares five year old son Flynn and whom he divorced nearly three years ago.
Orlando Bloom has been dating Katy Perry for almost a year
The pics were taken on Tuesday as Bloom and girlfriend Katy Perry hit the beach while on holiday in Italy.
Orlando Bloom is the latest victim of an online leak of nude photographs, with images of him on the beach while on holiday in Italy this week with his new girlfriend Katy Perry launched into the public domain yesterday.
The Daily Star and New York Daily News both carried images splashed across their front pages of the 39 year old English actor with strategic modesty black boxes as he attempted body-boarding in the sea at an Italian beach.
It caused a deluge of people to hit the search engines on Thursday morning (August 4th) in search of uncensored images – you can be sure that, fairly soon, you won’t be able to avoid the unedited ones.
Continue reading: Nude Pics Of Orlando Bloom In The Sea Threaten To Break The Internet
The rumoured couple were seen together at a rally for the Democratic frontrunner in New York on Wednesday, where Perry also performed live.
Bloom was seen outside Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday evening (March 2nd), the same night as his rumoured new beau was performing as part of a star-studded rally held to raise funds for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
Perry arrived at the gig dressed all in black, but when she got up on stage she was garbed up in a pretty patriotic ensemble – blue and white pants with a red top – and performed tracks like ‘Firework’ and ‘Roar’, according to Variety.
Continue reading: Orlando Bloom Supports Katy Perry At Hillary Clinton Fundraiser
Bloom and Perry (Blerry, anybody?) have been spotted in each other's company twice in the space of a week.
The rumoured Katy Perry – Orlando Bloom hook-up may be developing into something more serious, if new reports are to be believed. The pop singer apparently met up with Bloom twice in the space of a week.
People magazine has reported that the pair attended a private party held by producer Aleen Keshishian at the upmarket Sunset Tower Hotel in L.A. on Wednesday. “They had dinner with a large group of people,” a source told them, including with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman.
Katy Perry was spotted twice in the space of week with Orlando Bloom
Kendall Jenner has a good reason why she wants to keep her romantic life out of the public eye.
Her siblings may be happy having their romantic life plastered all over the front pages but Kendall Jenner certainly isn’t. The 19-year-old supermodel and reality star revealed the reason why she prefers to keep her dating life out of the public eye.
Kendall Jenner at Macy's promoting the new Estee Lauder fragrance, September 2015.
Continue reading: Kendall Jenner Reveals Why She Keeps Her Dating Life Private
Having played no part at all in 2011's On Stranger Tides, Bloom will be returning to the cast for Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017.
Great news for fans of Pirates Of The Caribbean as Disney has confirmed that Orlando Bloom will be returning to the cast for the fifth instalment. The announcement was revealed at Disney’s D23 expo on Saturday (August 15th) after the star himself had previously expressed uncertainty as to whether he would get the nod.
Bloom, of course, was missing from the fourth movie On Stranger Tides back in 2011, having played Will Turner, one of the franchise’s central characters, in the first three movies dating back to 2003. But it seems now that his role will be revived in some way for the 2017 release Dead Men Tell No Tales alongside Johnny Depp’s eternal favourite Captain Jack Sparrow.
Orlando Bloom will be taking part in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'
Continue reading: Orlando Bloom Returning To 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' For Fifth Film
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were married by one of television’s brightest stars – Jimmy Kimmel!
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s wedding was officiated by late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel. Howard Stern attended the wedding and he couldn’t resist letting a few secrets slip during his Monday (10th July) radio show on SiriusXM.
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston at the 87th Oscars Vanity Fair party in Los Angeles in February 2015.
Last night Britain was covered in red noses as the annual fundraising event celebrated its 30th birthday raising over £78m by the end of the live show.
Emma Watson, Orlando Bloom, Daniel Craig and One Direction were among the stars doing something funny for money last night, as 'Red Nose Day' took over the BBC to raise money for Comic Relief. The charity, which is now in its 30th year reached its goal of taking its overall total over the billion pound mark on Friday, after raising £78m by the end of the live broadcast.
Emma Watson made a surprise appearance during Red Nose Day
Kicking off the proceedings, Rowan Atkinson returned as Mr Bean in his first full new sketch in eight years as the character attended a funeral in a small village church. Of course things never go smoothly for the tweed wearing silent star and by the time he already disrupted the service (to the point of knocking over the coffin) Bean realised he was in fact at the wrong funeral.
Date of birth
13th January, 1977
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