Orlando Bloom

Actor
English actor Orlando Bloom enjoyed the rare achievement of starring in not one, but two hugely successful film franchises. A virtual unknown, Bloom first broke out as the dashing elf warrior Legolas in Peter Jackson's ... Read more »
Born: 01/13/1977 in Canterbury, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (50)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 2017 (Movie)

Will Turner (Actor)

2015 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

Unlocked 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Digging for Fire 2015 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Romeo and Juliet 2014 (Movie)

Romeo (Actor)

The Cross 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 (Movie)

Legolas (Actor)

Cities 2013 (Movie)

Alan Patterson (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 (Movie)

Legolas (Actor)

Zulu 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Good Doctor 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Martin Blake (Actor)

Main Street 2011 (Movie)

Harris (Actor)

Sympathy for Delicious 2011 (Movie)

The Stain (Actor)

The Three Musketeers 2011 (Movie)

Duke of Buckingham (Actor)

New York, I Love You 2009 (Movie)

David (Actor)

The British Academy Film Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Extras 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 (Movie)

Will Turner (Actor)

Haven 2006 (Movie)

Shy (Actor)

Love and Other Disasters 2006 (Movie)

Hollywood Paolo (Actor)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 (Movie)

Will Turner (Actor)

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Elizabethtown 2005 (Movie)

Drew Baylor (Actor)

Kingdom of Heaven 2005 (Movie)

Balian (Actor)

The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

E! Entertainer of the Year 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Introducing Graham Norton 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Ned Kelly 2004 (Movie)

Joe Byrne (Actor)

Real Access: Hot 24 in 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Ringers: Lord of the Fans 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Calcium Kid 2004 (Movie)

Jimmy Connelly (Actor)

Troy 2004 (Movie)

Prince Paris of Troy (Actor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (Movie)

Legolas (Actor)

Lullaby of Clubland 2002 (Movie)

Finney (Actor)

Sizzlin' 16 of 2002 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 7th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (Movie)

Legolas (Actor)

Black Hawk Down 2001 (Movie)

Ranger Private First Class Todd Blackburn (Actor)

Wilde 1998 (Movie)

Rentboy (Actor)

Tour De Pharmacy (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Good Doctor 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

English actor Orlando Bloom enjoyed the rare achievement of starring in not one, but two hugely successful film franchises. A virtual unknown, Bloom first broke out as the dashing elf warrior Legolas in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001). By the time "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (2002) and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003) had dominated the box-office, Bloom was one of the brightest young stars in Hollywood. From one blockbuster franchise to another, he jumped ship to star with Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003), further capturing the hearts of young moviegoers everywhere. Bloom had less luck away from these two properties, however, with efforts like the historical epic "Kingdom of Heaven" (2005) and the derided dramedy "Elizabethtown" (2005) doing little to increase his marquee stature. The ever dependable Disney franchise continued with "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" (2006) and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (2007), but an appearance in "The Three Musketeers" (2011) met with little enthusiasm. And while he was seen in a much reduced capacity, the actor's return to Middle-earth in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2012) at least placed him in front of a large, welcoming audience once more. Still early in his career, Bloom continued to seek out challenging new roles even as he returned to proven fan favorites.

Relationships

Samantha Bloom Actor

Sister
Older; attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Harry Bloom

Father
South African human rights activist; died of a stroke in 1981 when Orlando was only four; at 13, Orlando's mother revealed to him that Harry was not his biological father

Sonia Bloom

Mother
Ran a foreign-language school

Flynn Bloom

Son
Born Jan. 6, 2011; mother, Miranda Kerr

Kate Bosworth Actor

Companion
Began dating 2001 Briefly split 2005, but reconciled shortly after Confirmed split September 2006

Penélope Cruz Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated c. 2006-07

Miranda Kerr Actor

Wife
Began dating in October 2007 Announced engagement in June 2010 Married on July 22, 2010 Divorce announced on October 25, 2013.

Jemma Kidd

Companion
Rumored to have been briefly engaged No longer together

Joanne Morley Actor

Companion

Colin Stone

Father
Family friend and Orlando's guardian after Harry Bloom died Was Orlando's biological father

EDUCATION

British American Drama Academy

1995
Attended on scholarship

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

London , England 1996 - 1999

St Edmund's School

Left school at 16 to pursue acting

Milestones

2015

Co-starred opposite Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt in "Digging for Fire"

2014

Starred as Romeo in a film version of the Broadway play "Romeo and Juliet"

2014

Reprised his role as Legolas in the Oscar-nominated "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"

2012

Returned to Middle Earth as Legolas in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," also based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novel and directed by Peter Jackson

2011

Co-starred with Colin Firth and Patricia Clarkson in small town drama "Main Street"

2011

Cast as the Duke of Buckingham in Paul W.S. Anderson's "The Three Musketeers"

2009

Joined ensemble cast of anthology feature "New York, I Love You"

2007

Guest starred on an episode of Ricky Gervais' HBO comedy series "Extras" titled "Orlando Bloom"

2007

Made West End debut in veteran Brit playwright David Storey's 1969 drama "In Celebration"

2007

Reprised role of Will Turner in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

2006

Reprised role of Will Turner in Gore Verbinski's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"

2005

Co-starred with Kirsten Dunst in Cameron Crowe's drama "Elizabethtown"

2005

Cast as a young blacksmith in Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven"

2004

Made feature producing debut with crime drama "Haven"

2004

Played Joe Byrne, a member of the Kelly gang opposite Heath Ledger in "Ned Kelly"

2004

Cast as Greek warrior Paris, abductor of Helen of Troy in director Wolfgang Petersen's epic "Troy"

2003

Again played Legolas in "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"

2003

Cast as the dashing Will Turner opposite Johnny Depp's Capt. Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"

2002

Reprised role of Legolas in "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"

2001

Cast in major supporting role as the elf Legolas Greenleaf in Peter Jackson's feature adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien classic "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"

2001

Cast in minor role in Ridley Scott's ensemble war drama "Black Hawk Down"

1997

Made feature acting debut as a rent boy in Oscar Wilde biopic "Wilde"

Raised in Canterbury, England

Joined National Youth Theatre at age 16

Bonus Trivia

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At the age of 21, Bloom fell from a third-floor window and broke his back. After he was told he might never walk again, the actor recovered and was moving unaided within 12 days.

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Orlando was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for 2004.

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In October 2009, Bloom was named a UNICEF goodwill ambassador in recognition of his commitment to children's rights.

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