Orlando Bloom Biography

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Orlando Bloom

Quick Facts Of Orlando Bloom

Celebrated Name Orlando Bloom
Age 42 Years
Nick Name Orlando Bloom
Birth Name Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom
Birth Date 1977-01-13
Gender Male
Profession Actor

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom, popularly known by the name Orlando Bloom is an English actor. He started his career in 1994 and rose to prominence after he was cast as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings film series. He reprised the role of Legolas in The Hobbit film series. His other popular films are Pirates of Caribbean film series and Troy.

He engaged American singer/songwriter Katy Perry in February 2019. 

He has over 2.4 million followers on his Instagram.

Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry are now engaged

English Actor from Canterbury, Orlando Bloom, 42, is engaged to American singer/songwriter, Katy Perry, 34. They got engaged on 15 February 2019. 

In an Instagram post shared by both Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry, they were seen together with Katy Perry displaying a flower-shaped diamond ring with a pink stone in the center. 


Bloom captioned the picture, "Lifetimes", whereas Katy captioned, "Full Bloom".

Earlier, they started their affair after the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in January 2016. However, they were in an on-and-off relationship with each other. They split in February 2017 and got back together in April 2018. 

Famous For

  • His role as Legolas in The Lord of the Ring film series and The Hobbit film series.
  • His role as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean film series.
  • His role as Duke of Buckingham in the 2011 film The Three Musketeers.

Early Life, Place of Birth, Nationality, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Religion, Horoscope, Education, Acting Classes

Orlando Bloom was born on 13 January 1977. His birth name is Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom. He was born to a father, Colin Stone, and a mother, Sonia Constance Josephine. He believed his then-stepfather, Harry Saul Bloom is his biological father. He was 13 years old when his mother revealed that his biological father is Colin stone. After his step-father's death, his biological father, Colin took his legal guardianship. His birth place is in Canterbury, Kent, in England. He belongs to white ethnicity. He holds English nationality. He follows the Buddhism religion. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He has an older sister, Samantha Bloom.

He was raised in the Church of England and attended St Peter's Methodist Primary School. Later, he attended the junior school of the King's School and then St Edmund's School in Canterbury. 

He was dyslexic growing up. Thus, his mother encouraged her to take art and drama classes. In 1993, he moved to London to follow a two-year A Level course in Drama, Photography, and Sculpture at Fine Arts College. He then spent two seasons at National Youth Theatre and earned a scholarship to train at the British American Drama Academy. He also studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Television Career

He began his professional acting career with television role in 3 episodes of Casualty in 1994. 

In 1997, he made his film debut in small role in Wilde.

He later appeared in an episode of Midsomer Murders in 2000, Extras in 2006, Easy in 2016, Tour de Pharmacy (mockumentary television film) in 2017, and Stairway to Stardom in 2017. 

He will appear as a series regular in the role of Rycroft Philostrate in an upcoming American neo-noir fantasy web television series, Carnival Row. The series is set to premiere in 2019. 

Film Career

He landed the role of Legolas in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy from 2001 to 2003 just two days after graduating from Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

He originally auditioned for the role of Faramir but was cast as Legolas by the director, Peter Jackson. 

His role as Legolas became his breakthrough as well as most successful role till date. He appeared in all three parts of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. 

He also appeared as PFC Todd Blackburn in the 2001 war film, Black Hawk Down and as Joseph Byrne in the 2003 Australian historical drama film, Ned Kelly.

His another major and successful role came when he landed the role of Will Turner in 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler film, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. He later reprised the role of Will Turner in its two sequels, Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).

His other movies are, The Calcium Kid, Troy, Haven (also co-producer), Kingdom of Heaven, Elizabethtown, Love and Other Disasters, The Armenian Genocide (documentary), Everest: A Climb for Peace (documentary), 'New York, I Love You', Sympathy for Delicious, Main Street, The Good Doctor (also executive producer), Fight for Your Right Revisited, The Three Musketeers), Zulu, and The Bling Ring from 2004 to 2013.

He reprised the role of Legolas in The Hobbit film series, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).  

He also appeared in Digging for Fire (2015), Romans (2017) and S.M.A.R.T. Chase (2017).

He is set to appear in his upcoming science fiction film, Needle in a Timestack.

Stage

In 2007, he made his professional stage debut in West End's In Celebration at the Duke of York's Theatre in London.

In 2013, He made his Broadway stage debut as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Video Games

He gave voice role of Legolas in the The Lord of the Rings trilogy video games.

He also gave the voice of Legolas in the Lego The Lord of the Rings, Lego The Hobbit, and Lego Dimensions.

Awards, Achievements, Honors

2001 Phoenix Film Society Award for Best Cast for his role in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

2001 Empire Awards for Best Debut for his role in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

2001 MTV Movie Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance for his role in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

2002 Online Film Critics Society Awards for Best Cast for his role in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

2002 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards for Best Cast for his role in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. 

2003 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, National Board of Review Award, and Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast for his role in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his role in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

2003 Hollywood Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Acting - Male, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry, and Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

2003.

2004 MTV Movie Awards Mexico for Sexiest Hero and Best On-Screen Team for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

2005 Jameson People's Choice Award for Best European Actor for his role in the Kingdom of Heaven.

2006 Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie: Rumble, Choice Movie: Liplock for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

2007 National Movie Awards for Best Performance by a Male and Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actor: Action for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

2014 MTV Movie Award for Best Fight for his role in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

2015 BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award.

Personal Life, Marital Status, Wife, Divorced, Ex-Wife, Children, Residence, Injuries

The English actor is engaged to American singer and songwriter Katy Perry. They got engaged on 15 February 2019. Earlier, they started their affair after the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in January 2016. However, they were in an on-and-off relationship with each other. They split in February 2017 and got back together in April 2018. 

Previously, he was married to Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr. They got married in 2010. Three years later, they got divorced in 2013. They have a son together named Flynn Christopher Bloom, born in January 2011. 

He was also in an on-and-off relationship with American actress Kate Bosworth from 2003 to 2006. 

He lives in Los Angeles, California, in the United States. Back in England, He lives in London. 

He has sustained several injuries. He broke his left arm and cracked his skull three times. He broke his nose while playing rugby union, broke his right leg skiing in Switzerland. He broke his left leg in a motorbike crash and broke his right wrist while snowboarding. When he slipped trying to reach a roof terrace of a friend's house and fell three floors, he also broke his back. While filming The Lord of the Rings, he broke some ribs.

The burglars, dubbed "Bling Ring" broke into his house in the Hollywood Hills and stole nearly half a million dollars worth of possessions. Later, most of the stolen items were retrieved.

Body Measurements, Height, Weight, Hair Color, Eye Color, Tattoos

Orlando Bloom stands at a height of 1.8 m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He has a body weight of 170 lbs i.e. 77 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair. He wears a shoe of size 9 (US).

He has a tattoo of the Elvish word "nine" on his right wrist, which is written in fictional Tengwar Elvish script. His tattoo is a reference to his involvement in the Lord of the Rings as one of the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. He also has a tattoo of a sun on his lower left abdomen. 

Net Worth, Source of Income, Endorsements, Commercials

As of 2019, the net worth of English actor, Orlando Bloom is estimated at around $35 million. Earlier, he appeared in four of the top 15 highest-grossing films of all time as of May 2007. He made his first ever TV commercial appearance on late-night Japanese TV, where he promoted the Uno brand of cosmetics maker Shiseido. He has also endorsed Jack & Jones, Uniqlo, Boss, GAP, and Puma.

Did You Know?

  • In 2002, Teen People chose him as one of the "25 Hottest Stars Under 25".
  • In 2004, People named him hottest Hollywood bachelor.
  • In 2004, he became a full member of SGI-UK (the UK branch of Soka Gakkai International), a lay Buddhist association affiliated with the teaching of Nichiren.
  • He has been a part of an environmental company, Global Green since the early 2000s.
  • In 2004 BBC poll, he was named the twelfth-most influential person in British culture.
  • In 2005, while filming the Kingdom of Heaven in Morocco, he rescued and adopted a dog, Sidi.
  • He was most searched male on Google News in 2006.
  • In October 2009, he was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He has visited schools and villages in Nepal in support of sanitation and education programmes.
  • Eight of the members of the Fellowship of the Ring has got the same tattoo, "nine" written in an Elvish script.
  • In February 2009, he actively participated in the 'Australia Unites' fundraiser to raise support for the victims of the Australian bushfires on 7 February 2009.
  • He was presented with an Honorary Degree from the University of Kent at his home town, Canterbury in July 2010.
  • He was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in April 2014. His motion picture star is located at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard.
  • He quit smoking in 2002 and started biting his nails.
  • He supports the English club, Manchester United.

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