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Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom
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Legolas on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
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Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom (born 13 January 1977) is an English actor. Classically trained, he had his break-through roles in 2001 as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and starting in 2003 as 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. He appeared in the ensemble film New York, I Love You, and will have roles in Sympathy for Delicious and Main Street. Bloom made his professional stage debut in West End`s In Celebration at the Duke of York`s Theatre, St. Martin`s Lane, which ended its run on 15 September 2007.
Orlando Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (née Copeland), was born in the British section of Kolkata, India, the daughter of Betty Constance Josephine Walker and Francis John Copeland, who was a physician and surgeon. 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.
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.
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 16th century composer Orlando Gibbons,has one sister, Samantha Bloom, who was born in 1975.
Bloom was raised in the Church of England.
As a child, Orlando managed to get through St Edmund`s School in Canterbury despite his dyslexia.
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. He then joined the National Isa Youth Theatre, spending two seasons there and earning a scholarship to train at the British American Drama Academy.
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.
Bloom`s first appearance on the screen was as a rent boy in the 1997 film Wilde - he had a small part. 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).
He had originally auditioned for the part of Faramir, who doesn`t appear until the second movie but the director, Peter Jackson, cast him as Legolas instead. 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 role in the war film Black Hawk Down as PFC. Todd Blackburn. The success of both The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and Black Hawk Down transformed Bloom from an unknown actor into one of world`s best-known celebrities.[who?] 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.
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. 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. Most of Bloom`s box office successes have been as part of an ensemble cast.
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. 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, Eric Bana and Peter O`Toole. He subsequently played the lead roles in Kingdom of Heaven and Elizabethtown (both 2005). 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 exaggeratedly 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 admiring Depp out of sheer jealously, that Depp was far more talented than he was, not to menti
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St. Edmunds School
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Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom
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Colin Stone (biological father), Harry Bloom (died of a stroke when Orlando was only four years old)
Liv Tyler, Jennifer Aniston
Sidi (Dog - a black saluki mix)
Miranda Kerr (Wife), Flynn Christopher Bloom (Son with Wife Miranda Kerr)
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom (born 13 January 1977) is an English actor. After having his breakthrough in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he rose to fame by further appearing in epic fantasy, historical epic, and fantasy adventure films. His best-known roles include Legolas in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Paris in Troy, and Balian de Ibelin in Kingdom of Heaven.
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Creative Artists Agency
Tattoo of the "Nine" from Lord of the Rings
Liv Tyler, Peter Jackson, David Cameron, Tawney Sablan
Sebastian Copeland (cousin)