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    Biography for

    Orlando Bloom

    Date of birth (location)

    13 January 1977

    Canterbury, Kent, England, UK

    Birth name

    Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom

    Actor - filmography

    (In Production) (2000s) (1990s)

    Pirates of the Caribbean: World's End (2007) (filming) .... Will Turner

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) (completed) .... Will Turner

    Love and Other Disasters (2006) .... Hollywood Paolo

    Elizabethtown (2005) .... Drew Baylor

    Kingdom of Heaven (2005) .... Balian

    ... aka Königreich der Himmel (Germany)

    ... aka Reino de los cielos, El (Spain)

    Haven (2004) .... Shy

    Troy (2004) .... Paris

    The Calcium Kid (2004) .... Jimmy Connelly

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) .... Legolas

    ... aka Herr der Ringe: Die Rückkehr des Königs, Der (Germany)

    ... aka The Return of the King (USA: short title)

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) .... Will Turner

    Ned Kelly (2003) .... Joseph Byrne

    ... aka Ned Kelly: Public Enemy No. 1 (Philippines: English title: poster title)

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) .... Legolas Greenleaf

    ... aka Herr der Ringe: Die zwei Türme, Der (Germany)

    ... aka The Two Towers (USA: short title)

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) (VG) .... Legolas Greenleaf

    Black Hawk Down (2001) .... Todd Blackburn

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) .... Legolas Greenleaf

    ... aka The Fellowship of the Ring (USA: short title)

    ... aka The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Motion Picture (USA: promotional title)

    "Midsomer Murders"

    - Judgement Day (2000) TV Episode .... Peter Drinkwater

    Wilde (1997) .... Rent Boy

    ... aka Oscar Wilde (Germany) (Japan: English title)

    "Casualty"

    - Made in Britain (1996) TV Episode .... Patient

    - Another Day in Paradise (1996) TV Episode .... Noel Harrison

    - Care in the Community (1994) TV Episode .... Extra

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    Nickname

    Orli

    OB

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    Height

    5' 11" (1.80 m)

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    Mini biography

    Orlando Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. The man he briefly knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist who fought for civil rights in South Africa. But Harry died of a stroke when Orlando was only four years old. After that, Orlando and his older sister, Samantha Bloom, were raised by their mother, Sonia, and family friend, Colin Stone. When Orlando was 13, Sonia revealed to him that Colin was actually his biological father.

    Orlando attended St. Edmunds School in Canterbury but struggled in many courses because of dyslexia. He did embrace the arts, however, and enjoyed pottery, photography and sculpturing. He also participated in school plays and was active at his local theater. As a teen, Orlando landed his first job: he was a clay trapper at a pigeon shooting range. Encouraged by his mother, he and his sister began studying poetry and prose, eventually giving readings at Kent Festival. Orlando and Samantha won many poetry and Bible reciting competitions. Then Orlando, who always idolized larger-than-life characters, gravitated towards serious acting. At the age of 16, he moved to London and joined the National Youth Theatre, spending two seasons there and gaining a scholarship to train with the British American Drama Academy. Like many young actors, he also auditioned for a number of television roles to further his career, landing bit parts in British television shows "Casualty" (1986), "Midsomer Murders" (1997) and "Smack the Pony" (1999). He also appeared in the critically acclaimed movie Wilde (1997).

    He then attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. It was there, in 1998, that Orlando fell three stories from a rooftop terrace and broke his back. Despite fears that he would be permanently paralyzed, he quickly recovered and returned to the stage. As fate would have it, seated in the audience one night in 1999 was a director named Peter Jackson. After the show, he met with Orlando and asked him to audition for his new set of movies. After graduating from Guildhall, Orlando began work on the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, spending 18 months in New Zealand bringing to life "Legolas", a part which made him a household name. Today, he is one of the busiest and most sought-after actors in the industry.

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    IMDb mini-biography by

    J.W. Braun

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    Trivia

    During the filming for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), he fell off his horse and broke one of his ribs.

    Chosen as one of Teen People Magazine's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25." [2002]

    Originally auditioned to play the role of "Faramir" in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy but lost out on that role and was instead asked to play the role of Legolas.

    Learned to surf during the filming of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy in New Zealand.

    He won the 2002 MTV Movie Award for "Breakthrough Male."

    Was nominated with the entire The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) cast for "Best Ensemble Acting" at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

    Won the award at the 2002 Empire Awards for "Best Debut."

    Underwent a great deal of training with knives, horseback riding, canoeing and archery before his role as Legolas.

    According to Screensavers.com, Orlando Bloom replaced Britney Spears at the top of the website's celebrity download index in January, 2004.

    On People (USA) magazine's '50 Most Beautiful' list [2004].

    Web-site Ananova.com chose him as the sexiest actor in Britain. [2004]

    One of People magazine's "Hottest Bachelors" in 2004.

    His cousin, the photographer/director Sebastian Copeland, is Brigitte Nielsen's ex-husband.

    He made archery a very popular sport in the UK. Many youngsters saw him with a bow in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and decided to join archery schools.

    Chosen as Teen People's #1 Hottie for the October 2004 issue.

    Chosen as the sexiest male movie star by Empire Magazine. Overall he was 3rd; ahead of him were Keira Knightley (1st) and Angelina Jolie (2nd). [September 2004]

    He used to be a vegetarian, but he had to go back to eating meat when he was filming The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).

    Named as one of nine "off the charts" sexy superstars by People Magazine in 2004, along with Jake Gyllenhaal, Usher Raymond, Colin Farrell, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, and Johnny Depp.

    Was visited by Countess Seidy Maria Lopez during the filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) in New Zealand.

    Received a great amount of "stage combat" training while at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (as part of the drama program in conjunction with the British Academy of Stage and Theatre Combat), which helped prepare him a great deal in the characters he has choosen to play, that fight with swords, bows and knives.

    He has received an invitation to join the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford Upon Avon, which he plans to do in the near future when he has some time off from working on film. His goal is to perform Hamlet on the Swan stage (RSC main), one of Shakespeare's most challenging works.

    Voted #1 star most women would like to kiss under the mistletoe in a poll for Sky Movies.

    Has an older sister, Samantha Bloom.

    Graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (1999)

    Amusingly enough, his 2000 guest appearance in the television show, "Midsomer Murders" (1997) references and discusses J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece "The Lord of the Rings" (Particularly "Lothlorien"), for which he was eventually cast (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)).

    Found his dog, Sidi, while filming Kingdom of Heaven (2005).

    Shares his birthday with Liya Kebede, Traci Bingham, Penelope Ann Miller and Nick Clooney.

    Wears a replica of the One Ring that says "To wherever it may lead." It was given to him by one of the makeup artists on LOTR.

    Is "mildly dyslexic".

    Has three A-Levels. One A in Art, one A in Photography and one C in Religious Studies.

    Can speak French.

    His first car was a dark green VW Golf that costed £160.

    His first job was as a clay trapper at a pigeon shooting range when he was 13.

    His favourite vegetable is spinach.

    First concert he attended was in Canterbery watching Jamiroquai.

    Supports English football team Manchester United.

    He used to smoke, but quit in 2002, which started making him bite his nails instead.

    Was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2005 and 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballots. He was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actor category on the 2005 ballot for his performance in the film Troy (2004). And he was suggested again the next year in the Worst Actor category for his performances in the films Elizabethtown (2005) and Kingdom of Heaven (2005). He failed to receive either nomination.

    Ranked 76 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties.

    Is 18 months younger than Judy Greer but still plays her big brother in "Elizabethtown" (2005)

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    Personal quotes

    On his character Legolas and the way Legolas moves: "Legolas doesn't speak a lot - he prefers to let his actions speak for him. Legolas' moves are smooth and elegant, like a cat. You know how cats can jump and land steadily on their paws? That's what I'm trying to do. There's a strength in that, but it's very balletic. It's also bloody hard to do without falling over!"

    "It's all very surreal. I've had two very fantastic experiences. In Lord of the Rings and in Black Hawk Down. I feel very lucky. I'm sort of doubly excited."

    "I'm rather accident-prone, I have to admit. I've broken my back, my ribs, my nose, both my legs, my arm, my wrist, a finger and a toe and cracked my skull three times."

    On how he got the part in Black Hawk Down (2001): "My character breaks his back, and I had mentioned I had done that when I was up for the part. Who knows why one actor gets a job and another doesn't? I think it was just good timing that I happened to be there and I had had the experience - I mean, I was lucky."

    "I broke my back. I fell out of a window... some friends had a roof terrace on the landing before their apartment, and I fell off the drain pipe. It gave way, actually, and I fell three floors. I was told I might not walk again. So, for about four days,I was contemplating that as a serious part of reality. Then they operated, and I walked out of the hospital in about twelve days."

    "Vig used to call me 'elf boy,' and I'd call him 'filthy human.' As an Elf, I never got a scratch on me, never got dirty. And Vig would come out with blood and sweat all over him. And he'd say to me, 'Oh, go manicure your nails.'"

    On his 2002 Empire Award: "I think my mum will have [my award] in pride of place somewhere beside my grandmother on the mantelpiece."

    "We have these digs at each other. Viggo will go on about Elves and how they're always doing their nails and brushing their long, blonde hair, and being all prissy. And I just say: Well, at least I'm going to live forever! Got that? LIVE FOREVER!"

    "You have to be quite serious about tattoos [because] they're there forever."

    "For a young actor like me to have the oportunity to work with the genre of actors and directors on 'Lord Of The Rings' is unbelievable. There was no, should I should I not. It was like, where do I sign up! It was just bonkers. It was like here, have a life."

    "It's a bit strange to be included in those sexiest people polls and all that sort of thing. I don't really even know who I'm up against!"

    "Elf Envy...they all had it."

    "Aged nine, I had this girlfriend, and we used to have running races in the park to see who would be her boyfriend for the day. I wanted to be like Superman and fly in and rescue her. Once I realised Superman was an actor, I thought, 'That's for me.'"

    On being in love in general: "I'm in love with love. It's heavenly when you're falling for someone and you can't stop thinking about her."

    "The girls have got a bit excited. I spoke to my agent and she says she's wading through the fan mail. We've got bags of it. I'm like, 'OK, well, what do we do with that, then?' And she explains that we're sending them pictures and stuff, which is great."

    "It was like a drama school of its own, being on set. Peter [Jackson] is a genius. Ian McKellen is the greatest theatre actor in Britain. He's somebody I look at and say, 'That's what I would like to do.' I had studied videos of his performances, so it was bizarre to be thrown into an environment with him."

    "The thing with Ridley [Scott] is he's been doing this forever, he knows what it is he wants and how to get it. There's absolutely no messing around on set. Having said that, he's very accessible to actors, very open to what you want to do and willing to talk about it. He casts people who he feels are going to bring something to the role and allows them to take care of the situation, to do what it is that they do."

    "I'm quite sensitive to women. I saw how my sister got treated by boyfriends. I read this thing that said when you are in a relationship with a woman, imagine how you would feel if you were her father. That's been my approach, for the most part."

    "Theatre is something that I feel very important for an actor to keep doing. I think it keeps you sharp. But at the moment I'm intrigued with movies and filmmaking. It hasn't lured me away from theatre, but I'm just going to try to ride this wave and then jump onto another and see how far it takes me."

    "I did send a girl a plane ticket, asking her for a visit, I guess that's quite romantic."

    "I'd like to grow old gracefully or pain free at least."

    [Talking about his relationship with Kate Bosworth]: "There's been a lot of heat because we decided to take some time out. But we're really close. It's unfortunate everything has to be for public display. It's hard when you travel. It makes relationships a challenge. I've always kept everything close to the vest, and that's how I intend to play everything. We've both got a big year ahead, and we thought, just for this year, we'd give each other some time to grow."

    "I know how lucky I am. I've no complaints about the work."

    "Fame and celebrity were not something that I contemplated because they were too far ahead to imagine."

    "When I'm not working, I prefer to sit and do nothing. The simple things suddenly become more enjoyable".

    "If life isn't about humanity, then tell me what it's about, because I'd love to know".

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    Salary

    Elizabethtown (2005) $3,000,000

    Kingdom of Heaven (2005) $2,000,000

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    Where are they now

    (August 2003) Filming "Troy" in Mexico.

    (November 2003) Filming Haven in Cayman Islands.

    (January 2004) In Spain filming "Kingdom of heaven"

    (March 2004) Filming "Kingdom of Heaven" in Morocco.

    (July 2004) Filming "Elizabethtown" in Kentucky, USA

    (March 2005) In LA and the Caribbean filming Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3.

    (November 2004) Filming the movie Elizebethtown

    (January 2006) Filming Pirates of the Caribbean 3 in the Bahamas.

  • 1 decade ago

    Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom (born January 13, 1977) is an English actor.

    Bloom became famous playing Legolas in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. He has also had major roles in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Troy, Elizabethtown and his first lead role in Kingdom of Heaven. Bloom has just finished filming the sequels Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest, and is currently filming Pirates of the Caribbean 3.

    Is that good for ya???

  • 1 decade ago

    Are people trying really hard to get picked for Best Answer or what? Holy cow. And I thought I wrote a lot. Gosh!

    Anyhow, Orlando is cute. Oh, my. And no, he does not have a big black caterpillar for an eyebrow. The person that said that is just jealous of Orlando's good looks.

  • 1 decade ago

    he is a spunk...

    he is english

    he likes extreme sports

    he has been in many movies... lord of the rings, ned kelly, pirates (1, 2 and 3 being made), elizabeth town, love and other disasters, kingdom of heaven, troy, the calcium kid, black hawk down, wilde...

    also appeared on TV (Midsomer Murders - Judgement Day, and 3 eps in Casualty

    co-produced Haven

    and a few docos

    born 13 Jan 1977 making him a capricorn in canterbury, kent, england

    full name Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom

    The man he briefly knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist who fought for civil rights in South Africa. But Harry died of a stroke when Orlando was only four years old. After that, Orlando and his older sister, Samantha Bloom, were raised by their mother, Sonia, and family friend, Colin Stone. When Orlando was 13, Sonia revealed to him that Colin was actually his biological father.

    Orlando attended St. Edmunds School in Canterbury but struggled in many courses because of dyslexia. He did embrace the arts, however, and enjoyed pottery, photography and sculpturing. He also participated in school plays and was active at his local theater. As a teen, Orlando landed his first job: he was a clay trapper at a pigeon shooting range. Encouraged by his mother, he and his sister began studying poetry and prose, eventually giving readings at Kent Festival. Orlando and Samantha won many poetry and Bible reciting competitions. Then Orlando, who always idolized larger-than-life characters, gravitated towards serious acting. At the age of 16, he moved to London and joined the National Youth Theatre, spending two seasons there and gaining a scholarship to train with the British American Drama Academy. Like many young actors, he also auditioned for a number of television roles to further his career, landing bit parts in British television shows "Casualty" (1986), "Midsomer Murders" (1997) and "Smack the Pony" (1999). He also appeared in the critically acclaimed movie Wilde (1997).

    He then attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. It was there, in 1998, that Orlando fell three stories from a rooftop terrace and broke his back. Despite fears that he would be permanently paralyzed, he quickly recovered and returned to the stage. As fate would have it, seated in the audience one night in 1999 was a director named Peter Jackson. After the show, he met with Orlando and asked him to audition for his new set of movies. After graduating from Guildhall, Orlando began work on the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, spending 18 months in New Zealand bringing to life "Legolas", a part which made him a household name. Today, he is one of the busiest and most sought-after actors in the industry.

    hope that gives you all you need to know... i am a big fan... can you tell??? hehehe

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Orlando Bloom have kissed Keira Knightley. He likes woman has brown complexion, tall, long hair, good family background!

    Why you ask us?, For what?

    Source(s): www.en.wikipedia.com
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    It's all simply a matter of personal preference. We have short hair and guys just like it. And i prefer a guy with short hair over a person with long hair because long tresses tends to make guys look also girly.

  • 1 decade ago

    He's an actor, he was in Lord of the Rings and grew up in Britain

  • 1 decade ago

    A huge Black Caterpillar Eyebrow...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, I know he's an actor. I know he has two eyes, two arms, two legs, a mouth, a nose. I know a whole lot about him!

  • 4 years ago

    I have short curly hair for the first time since I was 10 years old and I actually really like it but I skip my long curly locks so I'm growing it back out!

  • 1 decade ago

    Here's a link to some of his career information...

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0089217/

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