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.
“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
|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|