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Orlando Bloom

Actor Date of birth 13th January 1977
Place of birth Canterbury, Kent, England
Year of debut 1977
First feature film Wilde
Biography

Orlando Bloom studied drama, photography and sculpture at A Levels. He won a scholarship to the British American Drama Academy. He studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was spotted by Peter Jackson. Two days after graduating, he got his breakthrough role in The Lord Of The Rings movies. He followed it up with another trilogy, The Pirates Of The Caribbean. He continues to perform in diverse roles from Troy to Elizabethtown.

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Orlando Bloom's films

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Packshot for the film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
155 Mins
Released
2013

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and Gandalf The Grey (Ian McKellen) continue their dangerous quest. Moderate violence and threat.

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Packshot for the film Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
145 Mins
Released
2006

Action adventure starring Johnny Depp as pirate Jack Sparrow. Co starring Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. Contains moderate horror and action-adventure violence.

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Packshot for the film Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
162 Mins
Released
2007

Pirate adventure starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Geoffrey Rush. Moderate horror and action-adventure violence.

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Packshot for the film Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
138 Mins
Released
2003

Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom play swashbuckling pirates. Co stars Keira Knightley and Geoffrey Rush. Contains moderate horror, action violence and infrequent mild language.

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Packshot for the film Troy
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
157 Mins
Released
2003

An epic war starts over the Queen of Sparta. With Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Eric Bana. Contains strong battle violence.

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Packshot for the film The Three Musketeers
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
106 Mins
Released
2011

The three musketeers take on a new recruit and try to save the king. With Orlando Bloom, Christoph Waltz and Milla Jovovich. Moderate adventure violence.

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Did you know?

  • When Orlando Bloom was 21, his career almost came to a halt when he broke his back. He fell three stories from a roof terrace. He was told by medical staff that he might never walk again. However after an operation, he was able to leave the hospital twelve days later. He subsequently played a soldier who broke his back in Black Hawk Down.
  • Growing up, he thought his father was political activist, Harry Bloom, who passed away when he was four. When he was 13, his mother told him that his birth father was in fact family friend Colin Stone.
  • Along with the other main cast members of The Lord Of The Rings films, he got a tattoo of the Elvish number nine. He also has a tattoo of the sun on his chest that he got as a teenager.
  • He made his acting debut as a rent boy who propositioned Stephen Fry in the movie Wilde.
  • He initially struggled in school due to his dyslexia. As an adult, he now describes his condition as mild.