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Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom

British actor

ORLANDO BLOOM

ORLANDO JONATHAN BLANCHARD BLOOM

He is a British and Hollywood movie actor.

He was born January 13, 1977 in Canterbury, Kent, England.

Orlando decided to become an actor at the age of nine when he discovered Superman (Christopher Reeve) was not real. Here's what he says about it: "I had a little girl I loved at the time and I dreamed I was going to fly in and save her. And when I found out Superman was an actor, I immediately thought, "This is for me." So I went into acting because of the women.

Orlando Bloom moved to London in 1993 at the age of 16. For 2 years he played in London's National Youth Theatre. Gradually improving as an actor, Orlando in 1995, he graduated from the competition and entered the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at the same time, as any novice and promising actor began acting in the occasional role in the TV series "Accident" and "London is Burning.

Orlando Bloom made his debut as a film actor in 1997, when he appeared in the British film "Wilde." That debut was followed by offers of other film roles for the twenty-year-old actor, but Bloom turned them down: "I didn't think I was good enough for it." In the theater, he played about three years. On stage, proved very good, appearing in the plays "The Seagull", "Twelfth Night," "Antigone," "Uncle Vanya" and "Trojan Women ". As he himself estimates, it was a strong school of acting.

Orlando Bloom later in 1999, took part in auditions for a role in the film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy "The Lord of the Rings. Bloom successfully passed the audition for the role of Faramir, but after a meeting with film director Peter Jackson, Orlando got the role of Legolas, and was to star in all three parts of the picture. He got the role two days before he graduated from the School of Music and Dramatic Arts, which was a very big deal for the young actor.

"When I arrived in New Zealand, I went almost immediately to the special effects studio. There I saw a whole warehouse full of armor, thousands of rows of armor and weapons... and that's when I thought, "My God, wow!" For a whole month of filming, I couldn't believe I was part of the project. Then, about six months later, when we finally saw a few short snippets of some scenes that Peter showed us to help bolster our spirits and keep working, I finally really realized that I was in this movie and I still couldn't believe it!"

Besides Elf, Bloom also had a brief but meaningful role in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, where he played a ranger whose fall from a helicopter sets off a horrific chain of events that took place at the American mission in Mogadishu, Somalia, in October 1993. After making that film, and for the last two years, Lord of the Rings, the first big movie he starred in, Orlando traveled to India to relax with friends. Currently, Orlando Bloom spends most of his time in Los Angeles and London.

He is 180 cm tall.

Used to smoke, but now he quit, but picked up another bad habit - biting his nails."

Not married. His ex-girlfriend Joan Morley (since 1996) left him for another man.

Rumor has it that he was infatuated with model Gemma the Kid. In an interview, Orlando only said "I won't admit or deny anything, it makes me more interesting."

In July 2010, he married Australian model Miranda Kerr. On January 6, 2011, the couple had a son. It is the first-born for both.

Has a dog named MOD.

Has two tattoos: the number nine in Elvish on her wrist and a picture of the sun near her navel.

Hobbies include sky diving, bungee jumping, surfing and snowboarding, and photography.

His father Harry Bloom died when Orlando was not yet 4 years old.

Timeline

September 3, 2005
Goes to a Coldplay concert with his dog but refuses to go backstage because security won't let his dog attend as well.
March 15, 2005
: Back together with Kate Bosworth.
January 31, 2005
Stars as Paris in Troy with Brad Pitt and Peter O'Toole.
March 14, 2004
: Stars as Paris in Troy with Brad Pitt and Peter O'Toole.
November 6, 2003
Stars as Legolas Greenleaf in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
July 3, 2003
Stars as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl with Johnny Depp
December 18, 2002
Plays Legolas Greenleaf in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring with Elijah Wood, Christopher Lee, and Ian McKellen.
December 19, 2001
Plays Legolas Greenleaf in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring with Elijah Wood, Christopher Lee, and Ian McKellen.
January 1, 2001
Plays Pfc. Todd Blackburn in Ridley Scott's Blackhawk Down with Josh Hartnett.
1999
Not long after graduating drama school, he gets his big break and lands the part of Legolas Greenleaf in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

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Further Resources

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Dude, Don't Even Get Me Started Podcasts | All & Latest Episodes

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21.01.2021

Orlando Bloom Bonded with Katy Perry over Apple Cider Vinegar

Web

September 5, 2019

Orlando Bloom has been singing to his daughter with Katy Perry | The Graham Norton Show - BBC

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February 26, 2021

Orlando Bloom Interview - 6/29/2006

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June 18, 2018

Orlando Bloom Is So Excited for His Baby Girl

Web

August 11, 2020

News

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Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
May 13, 2021
CNET
The prince talks about everything from shopping for parchment paper to whether he watched The Crown.
November 13, 2020
WebWire
Children and young people from around the world will join UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors Ishmael Beah, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, Millie Bobby Brown and Priyanka Chopra Jonas for virtual conversations in celebration of World Children's Day. In the week leading up to World Children's Day on 20th November - a day of action for children, by children - the high-profile supporters will share their conversations with young people from around the world about issues that matter to them, inclu...
March 5, 2020
NDTV.com
Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom got engaged on Valentine's Day in 2019
Amanda Krause
September 20, 2019
Business Insider
Misha Nonoo and Michael Hess welcomed celebrities such as Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, and James Corden at their wedding held at a villa in Rome, Italy.
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