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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 movie Needle in a Timestack
Latest Project:
Series ABC Theatre 2018
Known For
Poster of Romeo and Juliet
Poster of New York, I Love You
Poster of Der Herr der Ringe - Die Gefährten
Poster of Inspector Barnaby
Movie Needle in a Timestack 2019
Movie The Laureate Robert Graves 2019
Movie The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (Special Extended Edition) Legolas 2019
Series ABC Theatre Jimmy Connelly 2018
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazars Rache Will Turner 2017-05-23
Movie Unlocked Jack Alcott 2017-10-20
Movie The Shanghai Job 2017-09-30
Movie Tour de Pharmacy JuJu Pepe 2017-07-08
Series The Armenian Genocide Auguste Berneau 2016
Movie Tim und Lee Ben 2015-08-21
Movie Der Hobbit: Die Schlacht der Fünf Heere Legolas 2014-12-10
Movie Romeo and Juliet Romeo 2014-02-13
Movie Der Hobbit - Smaugs Einöde Legolas 2013-12-11
Movie Zulu Brian Epkeen 2013-12-04
Series Le Petit Détournement Harris Parker 2013-06-27
Movie Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present Himself 2012-01-01
Movie Sympathy for Delicious The Stain 2011-04-29
Movie Fight for Your Right Revisited Carwasher 2011-04-22
Movie Die drei Musketiere Duke of Buckingham 2011-08-31
Movie The Good Doctor Dr. Martin Blake 2011-01-01
Movie David Blaine: What Is Magic? Himself 2010-04-18
Movie New York, I Love You David Cooler (segment "Shunji Iwai") 2008-09-06
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean - Am Ende der Welt Will Turner 2007-05-19
Series Soccer Aid Unknown 2006-05-22
Movie Love and Other Disasters Paolo 2006-09-09
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean - Fluch der Karibik 2 Will Turner 2006-06-20
Movie Elizabethtown Drew Baylor 2005-10-06
Movie Königreich der Himmel Balian de Ibelin 2005-05-03
Series Extras Unknown 2005-07-21
Movie Haven Shy 2004-09-11
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Fluch der Karibik Will Turner 2003-07-09
Movie Der Herr der Ringe - Die Rückkehr des Königs Legolas 2003-12-17
Series What's New, Scooby-Doo? Paris 2002-09-14
Movie Quest for the Ring Himself 2001-11-29
Movie A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' Himself 2001-12-09
Movie Black Hawk Down Todd Blackburn 2001-12-28
Movie National Geographic - Beyond the Movie: Der Herr der Ringe 2001-12-23
Movie Der Herr der Ringe - Die Gefährten Legolas 2001-12-18
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series TRL Unknown 1998-09-14
Series So Graham Norton Unknown 1998-07-03
Movie Oscar Wilde Rent Boy 1997-09-01
Series Inspector Barnaby Unknown 1997-03-23
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Stirb langsam Unknown 1988-07-15
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Jana Eyrová 1972-01-01
Series Disco Joseph Byrne 1971-02-13
Series Doctor Who Legolas 1963-11-23
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Movie Noch ein dünner Mann Unknown 1939-01-01