Orlando Bloom has a home in Haven in London, England. The actor also holds residence in Los Angeles in the United States.
Bloom was born on January 13, 1977, in Canterbury, Kent in the UK. His mother is named Sonia and his father is Colin Stone. Until he was 13, Orlando was made to believe that his father was the writer Harry Bloom. He has an elder sister named Samantha born in 1975.
At the urging of his mother, Bloom took up acting classes. In 1993 he relocated to London to pursue a course in acting and photography at Hampstead Fine Arts College. He earned an acting scholarship and began his film career.
Orlando Bloom’s first roles were in episodes of the TV show The Midsomer Murders, and he also appeared in Casualty. His first film appearance came in the 1997 movie Wilde. Afterward, he went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London to pursue acting studies.
He graduated from Guildhall in 1999. A couple of days later he got the role of Legolas in the Lord of the Rings. Bloom actually wanted the role of Faramir but the director cast him as Legolas. While filming the Lord of the Rings, Bloom also had a minor role in the war movie Black Hawk Down.
The phenomenal success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy propelled Orlando Bloom to stardom. Magazines like People and Teen voted him as one of the most popular and eligible celebrities in the world. At the same time, critics took note of his acting prowess. He has won several awards including the European Film, Teen Choice, and Hollywood Festival awards.
Just two days after graduating from Guildhall in 1999, Orlando Bloom got his first big role. He played Legolas the elf in “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy, which includes “The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001), “The Two Towers” (2002), and “The Return of the King” (2003).
The cast of these movies was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Best Ensemble Acting Award for three years in a row and won in 2003 for the third movie. During that time, he also appeared in the film “Black Hawk Down” (2001) by Ridley Scott.
After his success in “The Lord of the Rings,” Orlando Bloom starred in the Disney hit “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003) as Will Turner, alongside Keira Knightley and Johnny Depp.
This movie started another successful series, and Bloom went on to act in two more “Pirates of the Caribbean” films: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006) and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007). He also had a small role in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (2017) as Will Turner.
Because of his roles in the very popular “Lord of the Rings” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, Orlando Bloom was the most-searched man on Google News in 2006. By May 2007, he had appeared in four of the top 15 highest-grossing films of all time (at that time).
Orlando Bloom: Career and Awards
Orlando Bloom began his acting career in 1997 with a small role in the movie “Wilde.” His first big break came in 2001 when he played Legolas in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
However, it was his role in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” that made him a recognized actor in the industry. He’s also been in various supporting roles in other films.
Orlando Bloom is well-liked for his acting and has been nominated for and won several awards. For “The Lord of the Rings” movies, he received awards like the Screen Actors Guild Awards, MTV Movie Awards, and Empire Awards.
He also won awards for “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” including the Hollywood Film Festival and Teen Choice Awards. In 2015, he won an MTV Movie Award for his role in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”
In March 2019, Orlando Bloom put his mansion in Beverly Hills up for sale at $9 million. He had purchased the house in 2017 for $7 million.
Then, in October 2020, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom together bought a big estate in Montecito, California, for about $14.2 million. The purchase of this property has led to a legal dispute. The person who sold them the estate, Carl Westcott, has filed a lawsuit. His lawyers claim that he wasn’t in the right mental state to sell the property and didn’t really want to. Westcott was dealing with Huntington’s Disease and had undergone significant surgery with strong medications at the time of the sale.
Other Film Projects
After the Lord of the Rings, Bloom was cast in the Pirates of the Caribbean with Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley. The trilogy was a huge success and further cemented his status as a bankable star. Bloom also appeared in the movie Troy alongside Brad Pitt. In 2005 he appeared in the movies Elizabethtown and Kingdom of Heaven.
Despite his success in films, Orlando Bloom has stated he wants to continue with his theatrical career too. He played a role in the 2007 stage play In Celebration, a play about siblings coming home to celebrate their parents’ wedding anniversary.
His very first TV commercial came on August 24 2007 in Japan. It’s been also reported Bloom and rapper Kanye West will take part in a new version of Jesus Christ Superstar.
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Bloom says he is a Buddhist and an environmentalist. He is also a fan of the football team Manchester United. He sports a tattoo around his right wrist. The tattoo was a memento from his days of filming the Lord of the Rings. Bloom also supported US President Barack Obama during his election bid.
Orlando Bloom has shown in movies that he is more than just a pretty face. As his numerous awards show, he is also one of the finest actors of his generation.