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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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Born:
Jan 13, 1977 In Canterbury, Kent, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
47
First Appeared:
In the movie Berlin, ich liebe dich
Latest Project:
Pelicula Piratas del Caribe: La venganza de Salazar 2017-05-23
Known For
Poster of El reino de los cielos
Poster of Haven
Poster of Piratas del Caribe. La maldición de la Perla Negra
Filmography
Pelicula Berlin, ich liebe dich 2018
Pelicula Piratas del Caribe: La venganza de Salazar Will Turner 2017-05-23
Series The Armenian Genocide Auguste Berneau 2017
Pelicula Unlocked Jack Alcott 2017-04-27
Pelicula Reencontrando el amor Ben 2015-08-21
Pelicula El Hobbit: La batalla de los cinco ejércitos Legolas 2014-12-10
Pelicula Romeo and Juliet Romeo 2014-02-13
Pelicula Zulu Brian Epkeen 2013-12-04
Pelicula El Hobbit: La desolación de Smaug Legolas 2013-12-11
Pelicula Fight for Your Right Revisited Carwasher 2011-04-22
Pelicula El buen doctor Dr. Martin Blake 2011-01-01
Pelicula Los tres mosqueteros Duke of Buckingham 2011-08-31
Pelicula Enamorado de un sueño The Stain 2011-04-29
Pelicula Main Street Harris Parker 2010-10-21
Pelicula David Blaine: What Is Magic? Himself 2010-04-18
Pelicula New York, I Love You David Cooler (segment "Shunji Iwai") 2008-09-06
Pelicula Piratas del Caribe: En el fin del mundo Will Turner 2007-05-19
Series Soccer Aid Unknown 2006-05-22
Pelicula Piratas del Caribe: El cofre del hombre muerto Will Turner 2006-06-20
Pelicula Amor y otros desastres Paolo 2006-09-09
Pelicula Elizabethtown Drew Baylor 2005-10-06
Pelicula El reino de los cielos Balian de Ibelin 2005-05-03
Series Extras Unknown 2005-07-21
Pelicula The Calcium Kid Jimmy Connelly 2004-01-01
Pelicula Troya Paris 2004-05-13
Pelicula Haven Shy 2004-09-11
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Pelicula Ned Kelly, comienza la leyenda Joseph Byrne 2003-03-22
Pelicula Piratas del Caribe. La maldición de la Perla Negra Will Turner 2003-07-09
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Pelicula El señor de los anillos: El retorno del Rey Legolas 2003-12-01
Pelicula El señor de los anillos: Las dos torres Legolas 2002-12-18
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Pelicula El señor de los anillos: La comunidad del anillo Legolas 2001-12-18
Pelicula National Geographic - Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings 2001-12-23
Pelicula Black Hawk derribado Todd Blackburn 2001-12-28
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series So Graham Norton Unknown 1998-07-03
Series TRL Unknown 1998-09-14
Series Los asesinatos de Midsomer Unknown 1997-03-23
Pelicula Wilde Rent Boy 1997-09-01
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14