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Orlando Bloom is a British actor whose real name is Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Copeland Bloom. The Brit has brown hair and brown eyes. Orlando lives alternately in London and Los Angeles with his fiancée Katy Perry. In addition to being an actor, he is also a model, environmental activist and supporter of the organization UNICEF. Thus there is much more behind the person than an attractive appearance.
Orlando Bloom was born on January 13th, 1977 in Canterbury, England and is now 43 years old. His mother, Sonia Bloom, is a well-known children’s book author and his father, Harry Bloom, is a South African journalist and civil rights activist. It wasn’t until Orlando turned 13 that he found out Harry Bloom wasn’t his biological father. This is Colin Stone, who is a school principal and also the godfather of Orlando. Colin is also counted as a close friend of the Bloom family.
Orlando spent the first four years of his life with his legal father, Harry. When he died, Orlando and his sister Samantha were taken into the care of their mother, who also shared her secret with Orlando. Sonia Bloom had a strong religious beliefs and encouraged her children’s acting careers from an early age. At the age of 16 he went to London and attended the acting school “National Youth Theatre”, which was set up especially for teenagers and young adults. He then continued his education at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
His talent for acting is no accident. As already mentioned, his sister is also a successful actress. His cousin Sebastian Copeland is a documentary filmmaker and environmental activist. His uncle Jean-Claude Casadesus worked as a French conductor.
His private life is characterized by some ups and downs. For years he had an on-off relationship with American actress Kate Bosworth. In 2010 he married model Miranda Kerr, with whom Orlando also has a boy. This was born on January 6, 2011. Only two years later, the separation of the two became known. He has been in a relationship with American singer Katy Perry since 2016, with a brief break in 2017. The couple has also been engaged since 2019 and welcomed a daughter in the summer of 2020.
Already in his early childhood and adolescence, Orlando came into contact with acting. Already during his training at the drama school “National Youth Theater” he worked as an extra and supporting actor. He had his first appearance in a movie in 1997. In the production “Wilde”, which reports on the life of Oscar Wilde, Orlando plays a rent boy. His role is limited to a single sentence, which led to him receiving several offers from film and television. He rejected all of them because he preferred his education. Before he could graduate from Guildhall School, Orlando found out he was given the role of Legolas in the Lord of the Rings movie. Orlando originally auditioned for another role, but he accepted that one too, and went on to play Legolas in all three parts. Through this he managed his final breakthrough.
Orlando took on roles in the films “Black Hawk Down”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Troy”, “Haven”, “Kingdom of Heaven” and “Elisabethtown”. The last film in which Orlando appeared as an actor to date was The Outpost.
One of the greatest highlights of his career is the star on the Walk of Fame, which he was awarded in 2014. The actor received another special honor in 2010. That year he received an honorary degree from the University of Kent at the cathedral in his hometown. There are also a few Teen Choice Awards, a Bambi, two MTV Movie Awards, an Empire Award and many more.
“It’s obviously unusual. But showed me a really “normal” family.” – to his family circumstances.
“Whatever happens in life is fine – just trust in that.”
“People come into your life and people leave it… You just have to trust that life has a road mapped out for you.”
“When you start falling for somebody and you can’t stop thinking about when you’re going to see them again. I love that. Women are beautiful. They deserve to be cherished and respected.”
Fact 1: The actor suffered from dyslexia during his childhood. This is better known as dyslexia.
Fact 2: Not only is he a Buddhist, he practices the Nichiren tradition of the Soka Gakkai.
Fact 3: Orlando Bloom has been involved with the UN Children’s Fund since 2007 and has been named an honorary ambassador.
Fact 4: He is not only a photo model for Hugo Boss, but was also the face of the Magnum ice cream brand for a long time. The individual spots were primarily broadcast in Spain and Turkey.
Fact 5: He landed his first big role just before he graduated from high school. He actually didn’t want the role of Legolas, but auditioned for Faramir.