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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, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Series The Prince 2021
Latest Project:
In the movie Needle in a Timestack
Known For
Poster of Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
Poster of Soccer Aid
Poster of Maniac Magee
Poster of Needle in a Timestack
Series The Prince Prince Harry (voice)
Movie Needle in a Timestack
Movie The Outpost 1st Lt. Benjamin D. Keating
Series Carnival Row Rycroft 'Philo' Philostrate
Movie Unlocked Jack Alcott
Movie Romans Malky
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Will Turner
Movie Tour de Pharmacy JuJu Pepe
Movie S.M.A.R.T. Chase Danny Stratton
Series Easy Tom
Movie Digging for Fire Ben
Series The Late Late Show with James Corden Himself
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Legolas
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Himself
Movie Romeo and Juliet Romeo
Movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Legolas
Movie Zulu Brian Epkeen
Movie Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present Himself
Movie The Three Musketeers Duke of Buckingham
Movie The Good Doctor Dr. Martin Blake
Movie Fight for Your Right Revisited Carwasher
Movie Sympathy for Delicious The Stain
Movie Main Street Harris Parker
Movie David Blaine: What Is Magic? Himself
Movie New York, I Love You David Cooler (segment "Shunji Iwai")
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Will Turner
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself
Movie Love and Other Disasters Paolo
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Will Turner
Series Soccer Aid Unknown
Movie The Armenian Genocide Auguste Berneau (voice)
Movie Kingdom of Heaven Balian de Ibelin
Series Extras Unknown
Movie Elizabethtown Drew Baylor
Series The Reichen Show Unknown
Movie Haven Shy
Movie The Calcium Kid Jimmy Connelly
Movie Troy Paris
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Legolas
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Will Turner
Movie Ned Kelly Joseph Byrne
Movie Maniac Magee Mars Bar
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Quest Fulfilled
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Legolas
Movie A Day in the Life of a Hobbit Himself
Series V Graham Norton Unknown
Movie A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' Himself
Movie Quest for the Ring Himself
Movie National Geographic - Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring Himself
Movie Black Hawk Down Todd Blackburn
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Legolas
Series Smack the Pony (uncredited)
Series The Early Show Unknown
Series TRL Unknown
Series So Graham Norton Unknown
Movie Wilde Rent Boy
Series Midsomer Murders Unknown
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown
Series Casualty Noel Harrison
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown
Series The Academy Awards Unknown
Series Today Unknown
Series Bambi-Verleihung himself