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Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom

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    • January 13th, 1977
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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Filmography

Acting (34 Credits)

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2019The Outpost as CPT. Benjamin D. Keating
2019Carnival Row as Rycroft "Philo" Philostrate
2017S.M.A.R.T. Chase as Danny Stratton
2017Tour de Pharmacy as JuJu Pepe
2017Unlocked as Jack Alcott
2017Retaliation as Malky
2017Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as Will Turner
2015Digging for Fire as BenWatch Free
2014The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies as Legolas
2013Zulu as Brian Epkeen
2013The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as Legolas
2011The Good Doctor as Dr. Martin BlakeWatch Free
2011The Three Musketeers as Duke of Buckingham
2011Beastie Boys: Fight for Your Right Revisited as Carwasher
2010Main Street as Harris ParkerWatch Free
2010Sympathy for Delicious as The Stain
2008New York, I Love You as David Cooler (segment "Shunji Iwai")
2007Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as Will Turner
2006Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest as Will Turner
2006Armenian Genocide as Auguste Berneau (voice)
2006Love and Other Disasters as Paolo
2005Kingdom of Heaven as Balian de Ibelin
2005Elizabethtown as Drew BaylorWatch Free
2005Ringers: Lord of the Fans
2004Haven as Shy
2004The Calcium Kid as Jimmy Connelly
2004Troy as Paris
2003Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as Will Turner
2003Ned Kelly as Joseph Byrne
2003The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King as Legolas
2002The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers as Legolas
2001The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring as Legolas
2001Black Hawk Down as Todd Blackburn
1997Wilde as Rent Boy

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