Orlando Bloom

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

Orlando Bloom

Mini Biography

Born: 13 January 1977, Canterbury, Kent, England.

Orlando Bloom was raised in a creative and supportive household. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine, was a writer, and his father, Colin Stone, was a legendary South African-born anti-apartheid novelist. Sadly, Bloom’s father passed away when he was only four years old. Following this tragic event, his mother remarried, and Bloom was brought up by his stepfather, Harry Bloom, a renowned political activist.

Orlando Bloom’s passion for acting was ignited at an early age. He attended St. Edmund’s School in Canterbury, where he actively participated in school plays and developed his acting skills. His talent and dedication were evident, and he went on to study Drama, Photography, and Sculpture at the British American Drama Academy in London.

Bloom’s career took off in the late 1990s when he landed his breakthrough role as the elf Legolas in Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy film trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings.” His charismatic portrayal of the skilled archer garnered critical acclaim and catapulted him to international fame. Bloom’s success continued with his role as the swashbuckling Will Turner in the wildly popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, alongside Johnny Depp.

Throughout his career, Bloom has showcased his versatility as an actor, taking on diverse roles ranging from period dramas to action-packed blockbusters. He has collaborated with esteemed directors such as Ridley Scott in “Kingdom of Heaven” and Cameron Crowe in “Elizabethtown.” Bloom’s performances have consistently impressed both critics and audiences alike, solidifying his status as a talented and sought-after actor.

Beyond his professional achievements, Orlando Bloom’s personal life has also garnered significant attention. He was previously married to Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, with whom he shares a son. The couple separated amicably in 2013. In 2019, Bloom announced his engagement to American pop star Katy Perry, with whom he now shares a daughter.

Aside from his acting career, Bloom is actively involved in various philanthropic endeavors. He has supported organizations such as UNICEF, Global Green, and the Epilepsy Foundation, using his platform to raise awareness and make a positive impact on the world.

 

Suggested viewing

 

Carnival Row (2019)

Carnival Row

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.8

Carnival Row is an enthralling tale set in a Victorian-inspired city where mythical creatures seek refuge from war. Amidst political turmoil and a series of gruesome murders, a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate, and a faerie, Vignette Stonemoss, reunite, reigniting their forbidden love while unraveling a dangerous conspiracy that threatens their world’s delicate balance.

Top cast: Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, David Gyasi, Karla Cromer, Tamzin Merchant, Simon McBurney, Arty Froushan, Andrew Gower, Jamie Harris.

The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The Fellowship of the Ring

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.8

In a land threatened by the dark lord Sauron, a humble hobbit named Frodo Baggins is entrusted with a powerful ring. Alongside a diverse group of companions, the Fellowship of the Ring, Frodo embarks on a perilous journey to destroy the ring and ensure the survival of Middle-earth, facing treacherous landscapes and formidable foes along the way.

Top cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Austin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom.

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Kingdom of Heaven

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 7.4

In the 12th century, a blacksmith turned knight named Balian finds himself embroiled in the tumultuous Crusades. As he navigates political intrigue and battles for Jerusalem’s control, Balian’s journey becomes a quest for personal growth and redemption, as he discovers the true meaning of honour, faith, and love.

Top cast: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Marton Csokas, Ghassan Massoud, Brendan Gleeson, Edward Norton.

Extras (2005)

Extras

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.3

Extras delves into the lives of struggling actors Andy Millman and Maggie Jacobs as they navigate the harsh realities of the entertainment industry. From humiliating auditions to demeaning roles, their pursuit of fame is met with hilarious and often cringe-worthy encounters with A-list celebrities, highlighting the ups and downs of their comedic journey towards success.

Top cast: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson, Shaun Pye, Sarah Moyle, Jamie Chapman, Guy Henry, Liza Tarbuck, Orlando Bloom (S2.E1).

Midsomer Murders (1997)

Midsomer Murders

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 7.9

Set in the idyllic English countryside, Midsomer Murders follows Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby as he unravels a series of baffling homicides in the seemingly peaceful county of Midsomer. With each episode, intricate puzzles, hidden motives, and a web of suspects challenge Barnaby’s investigative skills, exposing the dark underbelly of rural life.

Top cast: John Nettles, Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Fiona Dolman, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard, Kirsty Dillon, Daniel Casey, Tamzin Malleson, John Hopkins, Orlando Bloom (S3.E3).

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

Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl - Orlando Bloom

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 8.1

Cursed pirates, led by the vengeful Barbossa, kidnap Governor’s daughter Elizabeth, seeking a medallion to break their moonlight-induced skeleton curse. Blacksmith Will Turner, smitten with Elizabeth, joins forces with the roguish Captain Jack Sparrow to rescue her, facing treacherous islands, moonlight battles, and a climactic showdown to lift the curse and restore both Elizabeth and Will’s destinies.

Top cast: Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport, Jonathan Pryce, Lee Arenberg, Mackenzie Crook, Damian O’Hare, Kevin McNally, Zoe Saldaña, Orlando Bloom.

 

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