Orlando Bloom



Full Name: Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom

Birthplace: Canterbury, Kent, England

Birth Date: 13th January, 1977

Marital Status: He is married to Miranda Kerr






  • His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine was born in the British area of Kolkata, India

  • Is a fan of Manchester United football club

  • He originally auditioned for the role of Faramir in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

  • He enjoys skydiving, bungee jumping, surfing and snowboarding

  • In 1993 he moves to London to follow a two year A-level course in Fine Arts at Hampstead College

  • After he appeared in Wilde (1997) he was offered more film roles but turned them down in order to stay in the theatre

  • He is allergic to peanut butter

  • He has broken his nose playing rugby, his left leg while riding a motorbike, right leg while skiing, wrist while snowboarding, and he has broken his back, finger, toe and has cracked his skull three times

  • He received a scholarship to train with the British American Drama Academy

  • When he was 4 years old, his father Harry died. He had been an important figure in anti-apartheid circles in South Africa. He had even worked alongside Nelson Mandela

  • Speak French

  • He has the "Fellowship" members tattoo, the number "9" in Elvish script, on his right forearm

  • He was raised in the Church of England but is now a practising Buddhist

  • For three years he attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

  • On 13th July 2009, his Hollywood home was broken into and $500,000 worth of goods was stolen, most were later retrieved

  • He was named after the 16th century composer Orlando Gibbons

  • He found his dog Sidi in Morocco while filming Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

  • He had an off and on relationship with actress Kate Bosworth between 2002-06

  • Studied at The King's School and at St. Edmund's School in Canterbury

  • He started dating Miranda Kerr in 2007. Their engagement was announced on 21st June 2010 and they were married on 22nd July in the same year

  • He achieved three A-levels for Art and Sculpture, Photography and Religious Studies, 8 O-levels, and a BA Honorary Drama degree from Guildhall

  • At 13, his mother told him that his biological father was actually his guardian and mothers partner, Colin Stone

  • His other tattoos include a sun on his torso, and on the insides of both upper arms, the quotes "you are my eagle with blue black wings, where have you been for so long? I was flying there over the mountains, where it was all silence". The text is taken from the move Dersu Uzala

  • On 13th July 2011, he was presented with an Honorary Degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury Cathedral

  • Suffered from dyslexia as a child

  • Has a sister, Samantha, who was born in 1975

  • His son, Flynn, was born on 6th January 2011 in Los Angeles. He weighed 9lbs 12 ounces

  • Days before he graduated from drama school, he heard that he had won the role of Legolas

  • His maternal grandparents were, Betty Constance Josephine Walker and Francis John Copeland. Francis was a physician and a surgeon

  • His favourite vegetable is spinach

  • On 12th October 2009, he was named as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

  • His first job was as a clay trapper ay a pigeon shooting range when he was 13 years old

  • He is cousin to photographer Sebastian Copeland

  • Spent two years at the National Youth Theatre

  • He has a replica of the One Ring, which was given to him by a make-up artist. An inscription inside reads "to wherever it may lead"

  • His son's full name is Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom. The Christopher is in memory of a former boyfriend of Miranda's who died in a car crash when they both 15

  • While at drama school he fell three storeys from a roof terrace. He was told that he may never walk again, but after only twelve days in hospital, he was able to leave walking

  • His London home has been renovated to include solar panels and other environmentally friendly resources

    Notable Projects:

  • The Three Musketeers (2011)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
  • Elizabethtown (2005)
  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
  • Troy (2004)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • Ned Kelly (2003)
  • Black Hawk Down (2001)

    Current Projects:

  • Zulu (2013)
  • Cities (2014)
  • The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2014)

    Selected Awards:

  • 2004: SAG Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
  • 2002: Empire Award Best Debut (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)


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