Orlando Bloom Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

*  Orlando Bloom was born on 13th Jan 1977 Canterbury, Kent, England to Colin Stone and Sonia Constance Josephine.

*  His birth name is Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom but he preferred to use short version for his movie credits.

*  Orlando Bloom has a elder sister named Samantha Bloom, born in 1975.

*  His mother Sonia Constance Josephine was born in India during British ruling in India. During his childhood he was told that his father was Harry Saul Bloom. But after her husband Harry Saul Bloom death she told Bloom that his biological father was Colin Stone, their family friend.

*  Bloom attended The King’s School Canterbury & St Edmund’s School.

*  After his formal education Bloom moved to London in 1993 to join Fine Arts College, Hampstead. There he learned Drama, Sculpture and Photography. He later joined National Isa Youth Theatre, British American Drama Academy and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

*  He started his career with Tv shows like Casualty and Midsomer Murders.

*  Bloom made his acting debut with “Wilde” in 1997 alongside Stephen Fry.

*  His first blockbuster hit was “The Lord of the Rings” in 2001 and later he established himself strongly with his “Pirates of the Caribbean” series.

*  Teen People ranked him in “25 Hottest Stars Under 25” in 2002. People Magazine also listed him in hottest Hollywood bachelor list in 2004.

*  Bloom dated American actress Kate Bosworth during 2002-2006. In 2007 he started to date Australian model Miranda Kerr, they were engaged in 2010. All of a sudden on 22nd July 2010 Miranda Kerr announced that she and Bloom had married in a private ceremony. She gave birth to a boy named “Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom” on 6 January 2011, in Los Angeles.

*  Since 2007 Bloom has been serving UNICEF and in 2009 he was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

*  At present Bloom is a practicing Buddhism and member of “Soka Gakkai International”, a Buddhist association.

Quotes

“My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies. I play characters that are larger than life…getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, a soldier… I’ve really lived out all of my childhood fantasies. “Pirates” wasn’t like living out another childhood fantasy.”

“I cannot tell a lie, it wasn’t easy to master an American accent. I had a lot of help from a dialect coach. But I did alright.”

“I died once on stage -— that’s where you go completely blank and forget your line. It was at drama school. I remember the actor next to me feeding me my cue over and over and trying desperately to ad-lib. I just didn’t move — I totally froze up and he was overdoing it to compensate. It was mortifying.”

Filmography / all movies list

Sl Year Movie Director Co-stars
1 2001 The Lord ofthe Rings: 1 Peter Jackson Elijah Wood,Ian McKellen
2 2001 Black Hawk Down Ridley Scott Josh Hartnett,Eric Bana
3 2002 The Lord of the Rings: 2 Peter Jackson Elijah Wood,Ian McKellen
4 2003 Ned Kelly Gregor Jordan Heath Ledger,Naomi Watts
5 2003 The Lord of the Rings: 3 Peter Jackson Elijah Wood,Ian McKellen
6 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean Gore Verbinski Johnny Depp,Geoffrey Rush
7 2004 The Calcium Kid Alex De Rakoff Michael Peña,Michael Lerner
8 2004 Troy Wolfgang Petersen Brad Pitt,Eric Bana
9 2004 Haven Frank E. Flowers Zoë Saldaña,Victor Rasuk
10 2005 Kingdom of Heaven Ridley Scott Eva Green,Jeremy Irons
11 2005 Elizabethtown Cameron Crowe Kirsten Dunst,Susan Sarandon
12 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean Gore Verbinski Johnny Depp,Keira Knightley
13 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean Gore Verbinski Johnny Depp,Keira Knightley
14 2009 New York,I Love You Jiang Wen &others Hayden Christensen,Andy García
15 2010 Sympathy for Delicious Mark Ruffalo Christopher Thornton,Mark Ruffalo
16 2010 Main Street John Doyle Colin Firth,Andrew McCarthy
17 2011 The Good Doctor Lance Daly Riley Keough, Taraji P. Henson
18 2011 The Three Musketeers Paul W. S.Anderson Logan Lerman,Milla Jovovich
19 2012 The Hobbit Peter Jackson Martin Freeman,Ian McKellen

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