Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom was born in England, in a humble family. He has struggled with dyslexia early on. As he had trouble reading, he turned to music, arts, and pottery, and it most likely made him a great actor he is today. He, too, was very determined to succeed and got roles in many TV roles at the time. Orlando Bloom later went to Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where a disaster struck – he broke his back. Even though there was a reason to believe it might not be possible for him to walk again, twelve days later he left the hospital, and the rest is history, as they say. Not long after graduating he has landed the role of Legolas we like so much.

Orlando Bloom Details
Bio
Known As Orlando Bloom
Full Name Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom
Nick Name OB, Orli
Profession Actor
Net Worth 2017 – $35 Million
Body
Height 5′ 11″
Weight 77 kilograms
Build Athletic
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Personal Details
Date of Birth January 13, 1977
Age
Birth Place Canterbury, Kent, England
Sun Sign Capricorn
Nationality English
Religion Buddhism
Marital Status Divorced
Hometown Canterbury
Fan Mail Address Orlando Bloom
c/o Spanky Taylor
3727 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Suite 300
Burbank, CA 91505
USA
School The King’s School Canterbury, St Edmund’s School
College Fine Arts College, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Educational Qualification Honorary degree from University of Kent at Canterbury Cathedral
Best Friends Liv Tyler
Affairs/Girlfriends
  1. Sienna Miller (2001)
  2. Kate Bosworth (2002-2006)
  3. Helena Christensen (2003)
  4. Vanessa Lachey (2005)
  5. Naomie Harris (2007)
  6. Miranda Kerr (2007-2013)
  7. Luisa Moraes (2015)
  8. Katy Perry (2016-2017)
  9. Ashley Haas (2017)
  10. Viviana Ross (2017)
Website No Official website
Social Media Profiles Facebook, Instagram
Career
Debut Wilde (1997)
Famous Role Legolas in the The Lord of the Rings
Salary He received around $11,900,000 for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
Family
Father Colin Stone
Mother Sonia Constance Josephine (née Copeland)
Siblings Samantha Bloom (Older Sister)
Wife/Spouse Not married at the moment
Children Flynn Christopher Bloom
Other Family Members Betty Constance Josephine (Maternal Grandmother), Francis John Copeland (Maternal Grandfather), Sebastian Copeland (Photographer), Harry Saul Bloom (Stepfather)
Other Details
Hobbies Cycling, Staying active
Brand Endorsements Hugo Boss, Uniqlo, Jack & Jones, GAP clothing, Boss Orange fragrance, Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF
Likes and Dislikes
  • Good food – steaks, seafood, lamb
  • Going on vacations – Caribbean Islands, Sydney, places with a lot of nature
Distinctive Features
  • Tattoos, one on his wrist, and a sun on his torso
Cars Mitsubishi Outlander GT, Audi A8, Audi Q7, Porsche 912
Bikes Ducati Sport classic, Ducati Streetfighter, Ducati Monster 1100, Buell 1125CR, BMW R1200GS, Ducati Hypermotard 1100, Ducati Streetfighter 848

Orlando has a prolific career behind him, and it continues to this day. Like we already mentioned, he started as Legolas, an elf with a bow in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring back in 2001. It went on from there, with the franchise continuing with two more installments he acted brilliantly in. We also know Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, a great character alongside Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).

Orlando Bloom The Three Musketeers 2011
Orlando Bloom at the set of The Three Musketeers movie in 2011

Fast forward to 2018, there have been more of Pirates of the Caribbean movies we’ve all watched. But also a spinoff from Lord of the Rings has seen the day – a Hobbit series of movies based on J.R.R Tolkien books. He armed his weapons once again, and impressed us even more, thus attracting more and more fans. During his movie career, he picked up quite a lot of hobbies – for example, learned to surf, but also inspired more people to pick up archery.

Orlando Bloom Movies and Series

Year Movie Role
1994-1996 Casualty Noel Harrison
1997 Wilde Rentboy
1999 Smack the Pony (uncredited)
2000 Midsomer Murders Peter Drinkwater
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Legolas
2001 Black Hawk Down Blackburn
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Video Game) Legolas (voice)
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Legolas
2003 Ned Kelly Joseph Byrne
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Will Turner
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Legolas
2004 The Calcium Kid Jimmy ‘The Calcium Kid’ Connelly
2004 Troy Paris
2004 Haven Shy
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Balian de Ibelin
2005 Elizabethtown Drew Baylor
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Will Turner
2006 Love and Other Disasters Hollywood Paolo
2006 Extras Orlando Bloom
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End Paul Tomlinson
2008 New York, I Love You David (segment “Shunji Iwai”)
2010 Sympathy for Delicious The Stain
2011 Main Street Harris Parker
2011 LA Phil Live Romeo
2011 Beastie Boys: Make Some Noise
2011 The Good Doctor Dr. Martin Blake
2011 The Three Musketeers Duke of Buckingham
2013 Zulu Brian Epkeen
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Legolas
2014 Romeo and Juliet Romeo
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Legolas
2015 Digging for Fire Ben
2016 Easy Tom / Husband
2017 Unlocked Jack Alcott
2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Will Turner
2017 Romans Malky
2017 Tour de Pharmacy Juju Pepe
2017 The Shanghai Job Danny Stratton
2019 Carnival Row Rycroft Philostrate

Orlando Bloom is still actively acting and doesn’t show any signs of stopping in the near future. He filmed the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie last year and already has a Carnival Row fantasy television role ahead. He’s also a target of many women swooning over him, now that he’s in an on-off relationship with Katy Perry. Orlando was married in the past to Miranda Kerr and has a son. But when has that stopped fans from attempting?

Orlando Bloom Facts

  • Orlando was deemed both Sexiest Actor in Britain and one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world, both in 2004.
  • He used to be a vegetarian. However, he’s started eating meat while filming his first Lord of the Rings movie.
  • Fluently speaks French.
  • Orlando Bloom quit smoking but picked up another bad habit – biting his nails.
  • Likes to help people, and is a UNICEF Ambassador since 2008.
  • Sports two tattoos, one is an image of the Sun on his torso, the other one on the wrist.
  • Still has mild dyslexia, which initially made him turn to art and pottery. He even got his first job at a clay pigeon shooting range.
  • Apart from breaking his back at one point, he broke one of his ribs too. It happened when Orlando Bloom fell from a horse during the filming of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).