Bloom in February 2008
|Born||Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom|
13 January 1977
Canterbury, Kent, England
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom (born 13 January 1977) is an English actor. Events 532 - Nika riots in Constantinople. 888 - Odo Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays Canterbury ( ˈkæntəbɹ̩i is a City in eastern Kent in the South East region of England. KENT (1400 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Adult Standards/MOR format England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Events 532 - Nika riots in Constantinople. 888 - Odo Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works He had his break-through role in the early 2000s as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and blacksmith Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy of films, and subsequently established himself as a lead in Hollywood films, including Troy, Elizabethtown and Kingdom of Heaven. Appearances Literature Legolas was the son of Thranduil, King of the Woodland Realm of Northern Mirkwood, who appears as "the Elvenking" The Lord of the Rings film trilogy consists of three Live action Fantasy Epic films The Fellowship of the Ring ( 2001 William "Will" Turner is a Fictional character and the second Protagonist of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series next to Pirates of the Caribbean is a trilogy of Adventure films directed by Gore Verbinski, written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio and produced Troy is an epic movie released on May 14, 2004 concerning the Trojan War. Elizabethtown is a 2005 American British Film written and directed by Cameron Crowe starring Orlando Bloom and Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 Epic film, directed by Ridley Scott and written by William Monahan. Bloom most recently appeared in the sequels Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest is a 2006 Adventure film of the ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' series, the sequel to the 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End is a 2007 Adventure film, the third film in the ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' series. Bloom made his stage debut in In Celebration at the Duke of York's Theatre, St. Martin's Lane, which ended its run on 15 September 2007. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom. Canterbury ( ˈkæntəbɹ̩i is a City in eastern Kent in the South East region of England. KENT (1400 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Adult Standards/MOR format The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (née Copeland), was born in the British section of Calcutta, India, the daughter of Betty Constance Josephine Walker and Francis John Copeland, who was a physician and surgeon. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Through her, Bloom is a cousin of photographer Sebastian Copeland.  Bloom's maternal grandmother's family lived in Tasmania, Australia and India, and were of English descent, some of them having originally come from Kent. Tasmania is an Australian island and state of the same name It is located south of the eastern side of the Continent, being separated from it by Bass For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country The English people (from the adjective in Englisc) are a Nation and Ethnic group native to England who predominantly speak English KENT (1400 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Adult Standards/MOR format  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. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa The history of the Jews in South Africa mainly begins with the general European settlement in the 19th century Harry Saul Bloom (1913&ndash1981 was a South African Journalist, Novelist and Political activist.  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 17th century composer Orlando Gibbons, has one sister, Samantha Bloom, who was born in 1975. Orlando Gibbons ( baptised 25 December 1583 &ndash 5 June 1625) was an English Composer and Organist He likes lolly pops.
Bloom was raised in the Church of England. The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England, the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican  He was not academic or athletic as a child, and managed to struggle through St Edmund's School in Canterbury despite his dyslexia. St Edmund’s School is Independent school (ages 3-18 in Canterbury, Kent, England. Dyslexia is considered to be a Learning disability. It manifests primarily as a difficulty with written language particularly with Reading and Spelling  He was encouraged by his mother 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, Hampstead. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. He then joined the National Youth Theatre, spending two seasons there and earning a scholarship to train at the British American Drama Academy. The London -based National Youth Theatre or NYT is the United Kingdom 's leading organisation for young people in the field of Theatre.  Bloom began acting professionally with television roles in episodes of Casualty and Midsomer Murders, and subsequently made his film debut in Wilde (1997), opposite Stephen Fry, before entering the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he studied acting. Casualty is the longest running emergency medical Drama series in the world and the second-longest-running medical drama in the world behind America's General Midsomer Murders is a British television Drama that has aired on ITV1 since 1997 Wilde is a 1997 British Biographical film directed by Brian Gilbert with Stephen Fry in the titular role Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957 is an English Humorist, Writer, Wit, Actor, Novelist, filmmaker Guildhall School of Music and Drama is an independent music and dramatic arts school which was founded in 1880 in London, England. In 1998, he fell three stories while trying to reach the roof of terrace of a friend's house, and was told he would not regain the ability to walk.  However, he made a recovery and was able to walk out of the hospital on crutches within twelve days.  Bloom had steel plates inserted into his backbone to support it, which have since been removed, except for a single screw. He regularly practices yoga and Pilates to strengthen his back. Yoga ( Sanskrit: योग, IAST: yóga, joːgə refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India, to the Pilates, pronounced /pɪˈlɑtiz/ is a Physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates in Germany
Bloom's first appearance on the screen was a small role as a rent boy in the 1997 film Wilde. Wilde is a 1997 British Biographical film directed by Brian Gilbert with Stephen Fry in the titular role 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). Appearances Literature Legolas was the son of Thranduil, King of the Woodland Realm of Northern Mirkwood, who appears as "the Elvenking" The Lord of the Rings film trilogy consists of three Live action Fantasy Epic films The Fellowship of the Ring ( 2001  He had originally tried out for the part of Faramir, who doesn't appear until the second movie but the director, Peter Jackson, cast him as Legolas instead. In J R R Tolkien 's Middle-earth legendarium, Faramir is a Fictional character appearing in The Lord of the Rings. While shooting a scene, he broke a rib after falling off a horse, but eventually recovered and continued shooting.  At the same time, Bloom also played a brief but memorable role in the famous war film Black Hawk Down. The success of both the Lord of The Rings trilogy and Black Hawk Down transformed Bloom from an unknown actor into one of world's best-known celebrities. The Lord of the Rings is an epic In 2002, he was chosen as one of the Teen People "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" and was named People's hottest Hollywood bachelor in the magazine's 2004 list. People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American Magazine of Celebrity and human interest stories, published People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American Magazine of Celebrity and human interest stories, published  All members of the cast of the Rings films were nominated for Best Ensemble Acting at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for three years in a row, finally winning in 2003 for the third film, The Return of the King. The Screen Actors Guild ( SAG) is an American labor union representing over 120000 Film and television principal performers and background This article is about the live-action movie which shares a title with a book, video game, and animated film. Bloom has also won other awards, including European Film Awards, Hollywood Festival Award, Empire Awards and Teen Choice Awards, and has been nominated for many others. The European Film Awards are presented annually by the European Film Academy to recognize excellence in European cinematic achievements Since 1995, Empire &mdash Britain 's biggest selling Film Magazine &mdashhas organised the annual Empire Movie Awards The Teen Choice Awards is an awards show presented annually by FOX. Most of Bloom's box office successes have been as part of an ensemble cast. An ensemble cast is a cast in which the principal performers are assigned roughly equal amounts of importance in a dramatic production 
In 2001, Bloom also appeared in Black Hawk Down, the story of the US Battle of Mogadishu amongst an all star cast including British actors Ewan McGregor, Jason Isaacs and Ioan Gruffudd. Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest is a 2006 Adventure film of the ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' series, the sequel to the 2003 Black Hawk Down is a 2001 Academy Award -winning War film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the book Black Hawk Down a Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971 ˌjuːən məˈgrɛgər is a Scottish Actor, who has had significant success in mainstream indie and art Jason Isaacs (born 6 June 1963 is a British actor born in Liverpool, England best known for his performances as Death Eater Lucius Malfoy in the Ioan Gruffudd (ˈjoʊæn ˈgrɪfɪð;; born 6 October 1973) is a Welsh Actor.
Bloom next starred opposite Keira Knightley and Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which was a blockbuster hit during the summer of 2003. Keira Christina Knightley (ˌkɪərəˈnaɪtlɪ born March 26, 1985) is a Golden Globe – BAFTA - and Academy Award –nominated John For the video game see Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl (video game Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black After the success of Pirates, Bloom next took to the screen as Paris, the man who effectively started the Trojan War, in the 2004 Spring blockbuster, Troy opposite Brad Pitt and Peter O'Toole. In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans after Paris of Troy stole Helen from her Troy is an epic movie released on May 14, 2004 concerning the Trojan War. William Bradley "Brad" Pitt Pitt received a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for his role in the 1995 film Twelve Monkeys Peter O'Toole (born 2 August 1932) is an Irish and British actor who achieved instant stardom in 1962 playing T He subsequently played the lead roles in Kingdom of Heaven and Elizabethtown (both 2005). Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 Epic film, directed by Ridley Scott and written by William Monahan. Elizabethtown is a 2005 American British Film written and directed by Cameron Crowe starring Orlando Bloom and In 2006, Bloom starred in sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the independently made Haven, for which he was executive producer, and was one of the guest stars in the sitcom Extras, in which he portrayed an arrogant, narcissistic version of himself who had a great loathing for Johnny Depp (his co-star in Pirates of the Caribbean); Bloom pushed for Extras to go further with making his part unlikeable and contributed to the gag about him loathing Depp. Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest is a 2006 Adventure film of the ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' series, the sequel to the 2003 Haven is a 2004 Feature film set in the Cayman Islands, a British Tax haven. Extras is a British television sitcom about extras working on Film sets and in Theatre. Narcissism describes the trait of excessive Self-love, based on Self-image or Ego. John  Also in 2006, Bloom was the most searched for male on Google News. Google News is an automated News aggregator provided by Google Inc  As of May 2007, Bloom has appeared in four of the top 15 highest grossing films of all time. 
Bloom's most recent film role is in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, released on 24 May 2007. Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End is a 2007 Adventure film, the third film in the ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' series. Events 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. 1276 - Magnus Ladulås is crowned Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Bloom, who had intended to become a stage actor after graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, had stated that he would to like leave films for a time and instead appear in stage roles, and is "avidly looking for the right sort of material that [he] can do something with" and go "back to basics".  During the summer of 2007,he appeared in a London revival of In Celebration, a play by David Storey. David Malcolm Storey (born 13 July 1933) the son of a miner is an English Playwright, Screenwriter, award winning Novelist  His character was one of three brothers returning home for their parents' 40th wedding anniversary.  On 24 August 2007, he made his first ever TV commercial appearance on late-night Japanese TV, promoting the Uno brand of cosmetics maker Shiseido. Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar 's General Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. A "one night only", 2-minute version of the Sci-Fi themed commercial kicked off the product's marketing campaign. 
In 2008 he was slimed at the Kid's Choice Awards, what Jack Black called "the biggest slime in history!" In 2008 he signed on to play a small role in the British film An Education but dropped out to take the lead in Johnny To's film Red Circle. The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, also known as the KCAs, is an annual awards show which always aired live and usually is held in late March or early April that honors An Education is an upcoming Coming-of-age drama film directed by Lone Scherfig, written by Nick Hornby, and featuring an ensemble cast Johnnie To Kei-Fung, born April 22, 1955 is a Hong Kong Film director and producer.  Also coming in 2009, he will be one of many stars to be in New York, I Love You, which contains twelve short films in one, each having a similar romantic theme. New York I Love You is an upcoming Romance film set to be released in February 13 2009 Orlando Bloom is currently in negotiations to play the role of Caligula in the 2010 adaptation of the film, directed by Portuguese independent film producer Ulmayo Alphonso.
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. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. 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). Morocco (المغرب "al-Maghrib" officially the Kingdom of Morocco (المملكة المغربية is a country located in North Africa  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. Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices Nichiren (日蓮 ( February 16, 1222 &ndash October 13, 1282) born, later, and finally Nichiren, was a Buddhist  Bloom has also been a part of Global Green, an environmental company, since the early 2000s. Environmentalism is a broad philosophy and Social movement centered on a concern for the conservation and improvement of the environment.  As part of his environmental involvement, he has renovated his London home to use solar panels, incorporate recycled materials, and utilize energy efficient lightbulbs. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. In the field of Photovoltaics, a photovoltaic module is a packaged interconnected assembly of photovoltaic cells also known as Solar cells An installation of  Bloom has been approached by UNICEF to act as an international ambassador. The United Nations Children's Fund (or UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946 
Bloom met American actress Kate Bosworth outside a coffee shop in 2002, where he was introduced to her by a mutual friend. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Catherine Ann "Kate" Bosworth (born January 2 1983 is an American actress. 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.  Bloom is currently linked to Victoria Secret Model Miranda Kerr. Bloom has a tattoo of the Elvish word "nine" on his right wrist, written in the Tengwar script, a reference to his involvement in the Lord of the Rings and the fact that his character was one of the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. A tattoo is a permanent marking made by inserting ink into the layers of Skin to change the pigment for decorative or other reasons Note some of the tengwar used in this article may not display properly unless tengwar fonts are installed The Fellowship of the Ring, or Company of the Ring, as described in the first volume of The Lord of the Rings, which bears the same name is The other actors of "The Fellowship" (Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Billy Boyd, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, and Elijah Wood) got the same tattoo with the exception of John Rhys-Davies whose stunt double got the tattoo instead. Sean Astin (born February 25, 1971) is an American Film Actor, director, and Oscar -nominated producer best Shaun Mark Bean (born 17 April 1959 is an English Film and stage Actor. For the Northern Ireland Labour Party activist see Billy Boyd (politician. Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939 is an English stage and screen actor the Dominic Bernard Patrick Luke Monaghan (born 8 December 1976) is an English Actor. Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr (born October 20 1958 is a Golden Globe - and Academy Award -nominated Danish American Theater and movie Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28 1981) is an American Actor. John Rhys-Davies (born May 5, 1944) is a British Actor and vocal actor born in England 
Bloom also has a tattoo of a sun on his lower, left abdomen, which he got at the age of 16 after moving to London. A tattoo is a permanent marking made by inserting ink into the layers of Skin to change the pigment for decorative or other reasons The Sun (Sol is the Star at the center of the Solar System. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
Bloom has sustained several injuries: he broke his left arm and cracked his skull three times, broke his nose while playing rugby union, broke his right leg skiing in Switzerland, broke his left leg in a motorbike crash, broke his right wrist while snowboarding , and broke a toe and a finger. Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation He also broke his back when he slipped trying to reach a roof terrace of a friend's house and fell three floors.  The doctors operated on his back, inserting screws and plates. During the hospital stay, Bloom said that he didn't think he would walk again, but twelve days later, he was walking on crutches.
|2001||Black Hawk Down||Private 1st Class Todd Blackburn|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring||Legolas||First major role|
|2002||The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers||Legolas||Also provided the voice for Legolas in the video game of the same name|
|2003||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King||Legolas||Also provided the voice for Legolas in the video game of the same name|
|Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl||William 'Will' Turner|
|Ned Kelly||Joseph 'Joe' Byrne||limited release|
|2005||The Calcium Kid||Jimmy Connelly||(2003 film released direct-to-video)|
|Kingdom of Heaven||Balian of Ibelin|
|2006||Love and Other Disasters||Hollywood Actor playing Paolo||cameo appearance|
|Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest||William 'Will' Turner|
|2007||Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End||William 'Will' Turner||opened 24 May|
|Everest: A Climb for Peace||Narrator|
|2009||New York, I Love You||David||stars opposite Christina Ricci, in one of twelve short films|
|NAME||Bloom, Orlando Jonathan Blanchard|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||English actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||13 January 1977|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Canterbury, Kent, England|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|