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|
|Known As||Orlando Bloom|
|Full Name||Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom|
|Nick Name||OB, Orli|
|Net Worth||2017 – $35 Million|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||January 13, 1977|
|Birth Place||Canterbury, Kent, England|
|Fan Mail Address||Orlando Bloom
c/o Spanky Taylor
3727 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
|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|
|Website||No Official website|
|Social Media Profiles||Facebook, Instagram|
|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)|
|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)|
|Hobbies||Cycling, Staying active|
|Brand Endorsements||Hugo Boss, Uniqlo, Jack & Jones, GAP clothing, Boss Orange fragrance, Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF|
|Likes and Dislikes||
|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).
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
|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|
|2005||Kingdom of Heaven||Balian de Ibelin|
|2006||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest||Will Turner|
|2006||Love and Other Disasters||Hollywood Paolo|
|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||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||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales||Will Turner|
|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).