Biography of Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom is a sex symbol of British and world cinema. Undoubtedly, the glory was brought to him by the part of the elf Legolas in the trilogy called «The Lord of the Rings» and Will Turner from «Pirates of the Caribbean». Net worth: $35 million.
ChildhoodOrlando Bloom was born on January 13, 1977, in the British city of Canterbury, Kent. His mother, Sonia Bloom, was the founder and principal of a language school for foreign students, and besides, she was fond of writing.
Acting careerOrlando Bloom made his debut on the scene as a child. At school, he took part in several theatrical performances. In 1993, a 16-year-old boy went to London and played on the stage of the National Youth Theater for two seasons. After that, he received a grant to study at the British American Drama Academy. But he was to study only a year. However, it was worth it ‒ such stars as Jennifer El, David Schwimmer, and Oliver Platt graduated from this prestigious academy. At the Academy, Orlando played in the play called «A Walk in the Viennese Forest» and even got his own agent.
Orlando Bloom and «The Lord of the Rings»In the third year of study, Orlando Bloom came to casting for the filming of the novel by Tolkien «The Lord of the Rings», which was directed by Peter Jackson. The actor planned to get the part of Faramir. But the desired character went to David Wenham. And for the best ‒ who knows what the ash-haired elf Legolas would look like…
Pirates of the CaribbeanAccording to Zoomboola.com, in 2003, Orlando Bloom got one of the main roles in another franchise ‒ «Pirates of the Caribbean». However, when the actor was approved for the role of Will Turner, neither he nor the producers suspected that the film they shot would be one of the highest-grossing movies in history, its characters would become cult ones, and Disneyland would even open a thematic attraction in its honor. The movie about the adventures of crazy Captain Jack Sparrow and his team collected around 650 million dollars in the worldwide film distribution.
Return of LegolasIn 2013, Orlando Bloom had to again put on his eyes blue lenses and on his head ‒ a light wig. Legolas solemnly returned to the second part of «The Hobbit», the filming of the prehistory of «The Lord of the Rings».
In 2017, the final part of «Pirates of the Caribbean Sea» called «Dead Men Tell No Tales» was released, as well as a spy thriller called «Unlocked», in which starred Orlando Bloom and Noomi Rapace.
Orlando Bloom’s personal lifeFor quite a long time Orlando Bloom, a recognized heartthrob, was in a romantic relationship with an American actress Kate Bosworth. Young people met in 2002 through a mutual friend. Having met again at the premiere of the movie called «The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers», they devoted to the mercy of passion. The love-affair lasted until 2006.
Orlando Bloom is a famous Buddhist, a vegetarian, and an animal defender. During the shooting of the movie «Kingdom of Heaven» in Morocco, he saved and took to himself a stray dog ‒ a cross between a mongrel and a Saluki.
At different times his right arm was broken, he got the cranial injury after falling from a tree, and his nose was beaten out during a game of rugby. During skiing, the actor broke his right leg, and the left one suffered the same fate when the actor was riding a motorcycle. Bloom broke his right wrist when snowboarding.
The actor is actively engaged in charity work and is also the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, like, for example, Selena Gomez, Angelina Jolie and Lionel Messi. For example, in 2016 he flew to Ukraine to visit children.