47 Facts About Orlando Bloom


Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Copeland Bloom was born on 13 January 1977 and is an English actor.


Orlando Bloom made his breakthrough as the character Legolas in The Lord of the Rings film series.


Orlando Bloom reprised his role in The Hobbit film series.


Orlando Bloom starred in the Amazon Prime Video series Carnival Row.


Orlando Bloom made his professional stage debut in In Celebration at the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End in 2007 and starred in a Broadway adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in 2013.


Orlando Bloom returned to the theatre in a West End revival of Tracy Letts' Killer Joe in 2018.


However, when he was thirteen, Orlando Bloom's mother revealed to him that his biological father was actually Colin Stone, his mother's partner and family friend.


Orlando Bloom's mother, Sonia Constance Josephine, was born in Kolkata, India, the daughter of Francis John Copeland, a physician and surgeon, and Betty Constance Josephine.


Orlando Bloom attended St Peter's Methodist Primary School, then the junior school of The King's School before proceeding to St Edmund's School Canterbury.


Orlando Bloom was discovered to be dyslexic, and was encouraged by his mother to take art and drama classes.


Orlando Bloom then joined the National Youth Theatre, spending two seasons there and earning a scholarship to train at the British American Drama Academy.


Orlando Bloom began acting professionally with television roles in episodes of Casualty and Midsomer Murders, and subsequently made his film debut in Wilde, opposite Stephen Fry, before entering the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he studied acting.


Orlando Bloom had originally auditioned for the part of Faramir, who does not appear until the second movie, but the director, Peter Jackson, cast him as Legolas instead.


Orlando Bloom has won other awards, including European Film Awards, Hollywood Festival Award, Empire Awards and Teen Choice Awards, and has been nominated for many others.


Orlando 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.


Orlando Bloom subsequently played the lead roles in Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven and Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown.


In 2006, Orlando Bloom starred in sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and in the independently made Haven, of which he was executive producer.


Also in 2006, Orlando Bloom was the most searched male on Google News.


Orlando Bloom's character was one of three brothers returning home for their parents' 40th wedding anniversary.


Orlando Bloom appeared in The Three Musketeers opposite Milla Jovovich, Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Juno Temple and Christoph Waltz, released in 2011.


Orlando Bloom reprised his role as Legolas in parts two and three of The Hobbit, Peter Jackson's three-part prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy.


Orlando Bloom made his Broadway stage debut as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet in August 2013 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.


In October 2011, Orlando Bloom stated that he would like to return for a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film.


Orlando Bloom did reprise his character, Will Turner, in a supporting role in the fifth film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which was released in May 2017.


Orlando Bloom starred in the Trafalgar Studios production of Killer Joe in 2018.


Orlando Bloom is currently starring in the Amazon Prime TV show Carnival Row, which was filming its second season in Prague before temporarily postponing production due to COVID-19.


In July 2020, Orlando Bloom starred in the war film The Outpost in which he portrayed the character of captain Benjamin Keating.


Orlando Bloom has been a part of Global Green, an environmental company, since the early 2000s.


Orlando Bloom has been approached by UNICEF to act as an international ambassador.


Orlando Bloom has a tattoo of the Elvish word "nine" on his right wrist, written in fictional Tengwar Elvish script, a reference to his involvement in The Lord of the Rings as one of the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring.


Orlando Bloom has a tattoo of a sun on his lower left abdomen, which he got at age 15 before moving to London.


On 12 February 2009, Orlando Bloom actively participated in the 'Australia Unites' fundraiser to raise support for the victims of the Australian bushfires on 7 February 2009.


On 12 October 2009, Orlando Bloom was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.


Orlando Bloom has been involved in the organisation since 2007 and has visited schools and villages in Nepal in support of sanitation and education programmes.


In 2023, Orlando Bloom returned to Ukraine again as a Goodwill Ambassador.


Orlando Bloom met children affected by the conflict at a children's centre in Kyiv and met Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy.


Orlando Bloom has sustained several injuries: he broke his left arm and cracked his skull three times, broke his nose while playing rugby union, broke his right leg skiing in Switzerland, broke his left leg in a motorbike crash, and broke his right wrist while snowboarding.


Orlando Bloom broke his back when he slipped trying to reach a roof terrace of a friend's house and fell three floors.


Orlando Bloom broke some ribs while shooting The Lord of the Rings.


On 13 July 2009, four hooded teenagers broke into the Hollywood Hills home of Orlando Bloom and stole nearly half a million dollars' worth of possessions.


Orlando Bloom had an "on-and-off relationship" with American actress Kate Bosworth, from 2003 until ending the relationship in September 2006.


In late 2007, Orlando Bloom began dating Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr.


In 2014, Orlando Bloom was in a relationship with French actress Nora Arnezeder.


Orlando Bloom began dating American singer and songwriter Katy Perry in January 2016; however, the couple confirmed in February 2017 that they had split.


Orlando Bloom was named the twelfth most influential person in the UK in a 2004 poll of cultural experts conducted for the BBC.


Orlando Bloom appeared in his home city of Canterbury on 13 July 2010 when he was presented with an honorary degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury Cathedral.


For contributions to the film industry, Orlando Bloom was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 2 April 2014.