Orlando Bloom is the 44-year-old British heartthrob of ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ fame.
Orlando Bloom Profile/Introduction
|Birthname||Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Copeland Bloom|
|Famous for/as||William Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean series
Paris in ‘Troy’
Lord of the Rings Franchise
Orlando Bloom Personal Life Info & More
Orlando Bloom was born on 13 January 1997 in Canterbury, Kent and his age is 44 years old (as in 2021).
|Date of Birth/Birthday||13 January 1977|
|Age (as in 2021)||44|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Unknown|
Orlando Bloom Height, Weight, Physical Stats & More
|Height (approx.)||in meters – 180m
in feet-inches – 5’11”
|Weight (approx.)||in Pounds – 170 lbs
in Kilograms – 77 kg
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Orlando Bloom Family Members Names & Information
|Mother||Sonia Constance Josephine|
Orlando Bloom Marital Status & More
|Children’s||Daisy Dove Bloom
Orlando Bloom Education Qualification, School & College
|Educational Qualification||College Graduate|
|School||St Peter’s Methodist Primary School
St Edmund’s School
|College/University||Fine Arts College
National Youth Theatre
Orlando Bloom Favourite Things/Like & Dislike
|Favourite Singers||Katy Perry|
Orlando Bloom Money Factor
|Net Worth||$40 Million|
Orlando Bloom Biography & Some Other Lesser Known Facts About Orlando Bloom:
Like many seasoned actors, Bloom began his journey in theatre. His debut play was an adaptation of ‘In Celebration’. The performance was staged at an elite theatre in London’s West End. The year of his stage debut was 2007.
Bloom’s theatre stint was not over. In 2013, he was in a Romeo and Juliet adaption by Broadway.
Bloom has won his country’s most acclaimed film award: the BAFTA. In 2015, he won the BAFTA Humanitarian Award.
Bloom’s parents were lovers of the classics. They named their son after the medieval music composer, Orlando Gibbons.
Readers may find this interesting. Orlando Bloom has an India connection. His mother, Sonia Josephine was born in the Indian city of Kolkata. She was the daughter of a physician who practised medicine for a while in India.
Bloom was brought up in a Christian household under the Church of England- United Kingdom’s state church.
As a kid, he went to St Peter’s Methodist Primary School. Then he attended King’s School in his hometown. After that, he studied at St Edmund’s School, also in his hometown of Kent.
Childhood was about to get more difficult for little Bloom. Doctors discovered that he suffered from dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning disorder. Those who have it are usually born with it.
As a dyslexic kid, Bloom found it difficult to understand letters and numbers. Academics became difficult for him as the classes became more difficult.
But, Bloom’s parents were supportive. They did not give up on him. They encouraged him to take up classes in artistic works, theatre, and drama.
In 1993, Bloom moved to London. There, he took admission into the Fine Arts College at Hampstead. He took courses in drama and sculpture.
Bloom’s film debut happened in the 1997 biographical film ‘Wilde’. But he got his big break after some years. Orlando Bloom became a household name after being cast in the popular Lord Of the Rings trilogy. There he played the role of Legolas.
The third part of the series, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won Bloom his first major film award. He won the Screen Actors Guild Award for the film in 2003.
His next major hit came that same year, with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse. of the Black Pearl. In it, he played the role of Captain Willian Turner. The film became a blockbuster and broke box office records. Bloom established himself as a household name in the USA.
Bloom had another smash hit in 2004. He played the role of Paris in the Brad Pitt starrer ‘Troy’.
In 2006, he starred in a sequel of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. That same year, he became the most searched man according to Google news.
Bloom is known for choosing the perfect kind of film for himself. Out of the 15 highest-grossing films of all time, Bloom has starred in four.
In 2011, Bloom performed in the famous movie The Three Musketeers. Two years later, he played the lover-boy Romeo in a Broadway theatre performance of the play Romeo and Juliet. In 2017, he came back in his Tim Turner avatar in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Orlando Bloom’s home contains solar panels, recycled building materials and green efficiency lights.
Since 2002, Bloom has been an avid model. In 2009, Bloom participated in a campaign to raise awareness for Bushfires in Australia.
Life was not always easy-going for Orlando Bloom. In 2009, Bloom’s US home was robbed. Possessions worth about five hundred thousand dollars were lost.
Bloom’s love life has been a roller coaster ride. He dated actress Kate Bosworth from 2003-2006. Between 2007-2010, he dated and married Miranda Kerr. Miranda gave birth to a son in 2011. In 2013, the pair separated.
Bloom is currently in a relationship with singer Katy Perry. Perry gave birth to a daughter in 2020.
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