British actor Orlando Bloom, Jonathan Blinchard born January 13, 1977 in the UK, Canterbury, Kent. His mother Sophia had their own business - Manage language school for foreign students, and in addition, was fond of writing. But the father of celebrity, a Jew by nationality, was born in South Africa and was a professor at the University of Kent. And besides, the man struggled against apartheid in South Africa and Nelson Mandela was a lawyer. And after Bloom Sr. wrote a number of books about the racial segregation and the Republic of South Africa, the government began to pursue him. In 1963, a man with his family was forced to emigrate to Britain.
When Orlando Bloom was only four years old, he lost his father. My mother brought the boy and his older sister Samantha alone. However, a single woman helping a close family friend, Colin Stone Bloom. He then was appointed guardian of the future star. An unexpected turn of events at the age of 13 - Orlando mom said that the man, in fact, is his biological father.
Sofia their children from childhood instilled a love of art, therefore, at an early age, Orlando Bloom began to reach for the study of languages, photographs and theater. And apart from that, in his youth a young man fond of horses and was a very good rider. This, incidentally, was very helpful in his film career Bloom.
He made his debut on the stage of Orlando Bloom as a child. In school, he participated in several theater productions. In 1993, 16-year-old young man went to London and played two seasons at the National Youth Theatre. After that, he received a scholarship to study in the British-American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The truth had to learn the whole year. However, it was worth it - from the walls of the prestigious academy produced such stars as Jennifer E, David Schwimmer and Oliver Platt. The Academy of Orlando played in the play "A Walk in the Vienna Woods," and even got his own agent.
In 1996, Orlando Bloom first appeared on television. He starred in several episodes of the television series "Casualty," and a year later, Orlando already shines on the silver screen - in the drama "Wilde," starring Jude Law and Stephen Fry. However, so far only in episodic and very original role - boys prostitute. The next three years Bloom understands acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. By the way, shtudirovanie plays of Chekhov, Shakespeare and Milton helped the actor to get rid of dyslexia, which Orlando suffered since childhood.
In the third year of study, Orlando Bloom came to audition for the role of Faramir in the adaptation of Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" Peter Jackson. Suddenly the actor, it was cast, but not planned, and more tempting - the elf Legolas, custodian One Ring. Naturally, Bloom agreed. However, before you go for 18 months in New Zealand, where the shooting took place, he appeared in an episode of "Midsomer Murders."
After filming Orlando Bloom went to India and while vacationing there, "Fellowship of the Ring" became wildly popular. Upon arriving home, the actor discovered that the world has known. And his name was included in the top 20 most popular intern requests. Legolas brought Bloom Award "Empire" for best debut role. In the same year, Orlando Bloom takes part in filming war drama "Black Hawk Down" by Ridley Scott. The tragic pattern was based on real events - American operations in Somalia in 1993 - and overrun with scenes of battle. In 2002 and 2003 Orlando works to consolidate its success in the final part of the trilogy "The Lord of the Rings", "The Two Towers" and "Return of the King." This was followed by the role of Joseph Byrne in the drama "Ned Kelly," which tells the story of the Australian bandit Ned Kelly - and local folk hero Robin Hood. This role brought Bloom Award "Best Supporting Actor" from "the Australian Film Institute."
In 2003, Bloom has played yet another landmark film - adventure film "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," Gore Verbinski. Acclaimed film grossed about $ 650 million.
In 2004, Orlando Bloom appeared in the frames of the British comedy "The Calcium Kid", and then took part in a regular pattern, in advance doomed to success, "Troy," based on "The Iliad" of Homer. Bloom played the handsome Paris. The film grossed nearly $ 500 million at the box office, despite the freedom of interpretation of the source. In 2004, followed by work in the crime drama "Haven", which was presented at the Toronto International Film Festival. After that, Orlando Bloom plays almost exclusively in successful and large projects. So, he appeared in the historical drama "Kingdom of Heaven" by Ridley Scott, and then in a sentimental melodrama "Elizabethtown," Cameron Crowe.
In 2006, the actor starred in "Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest." However, the second part was not as successful as the first. Bloom then took part in the filming of the comedy "Love and Other unhappiness" Alec Keshishyana.
Orlando Bloom, during the filming of the picture "Kingdom of Heaven" in Morocco rescued and took a dog - a cross between mongrel and Saluki. Actor professes Buddhism and is a member of Soka Gakkai. His membership in the environmental organization forced to renovate their home in London - Bloom put solar panels began distributing garbage and dispose all used bulbs. Orlando Bloom - vegetarian.
Orlando Bloom mass injuries. For example, he had a right arm is broken, damaged skull after falling from the tree, as well as a broken nose while playing rugby. In addition, while skiing the actor broke his right foot, and the man broke his leg Levu, riding on a motorcycle. And during the snowboard, Bloom broke his right wrist. At school age, in 1998, Orlando was injured when mending the roof terrace along with his friend, "I broke my back. I fell out of the window ... my friends were glazed roof on the site just below the apartment, and I slid over to the gutter. He could not stand it, and I went on three floors. I was told that I might not be able to walk again. And then I was operated on, and I left the hospital after about 12 days. " After a fairly short period of time, Bloom rose to his feet and returned to normal life.
Orlando Bloom had a romantic relationship with American actress Kate Bosworth. Young people met in 2002. She met with the star through a mutual friend. After some time the pair met again at the premiere of the film "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." Roman lasted until 2006. In this celebrity his adventures were not over. Bloom's name is associated with the actresses Kirsten Darnst, Uma Thurman, Sienna Miller, Penelope Cruz, Naomi Harris and Jessica Biel. And after Orlando noticed with Jennifer Aniston on vacation in Mexico, began to talk about their relationship. In 2010, the actor married Australian model Miranda Kerr by name.
In January 2011, the couple first child was born - son Flynn.
Bloom's first appearance on the screen was in a small role, as a rent boy, in the 1997 film Wilde. Two days after graduating from Guildhall in 1999, he was cast in his first major role, playing Legolas in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003). He had originally auditioned for the part of Faramir, who does not appear until the second movie, but the director, Peter Jackson, cast him as Legolas instead. While shooting a scene, he broke a rib after falling off a horse, but eventually recovered and continued shooting. At the same time, Bloom also played a brief role in Ridley Scott's war film Black Hawk Down as PFC Todd Blackburn. In 2002, he was chosen as one of the Teen People "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" and was named People's hottest Hollywood bachelor in the magazine's 2004 list. All members of the cast of the Rings films were nominated for Best Ensemble Acting at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for three years in a row, finally winning in 2003 for the third film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Bloom has also won other awards, including European Film Awards, Hollywood Festival Award, Empire Awards and Teen Choice Awards, and has been nominated for many others. Most of Bloom's box office successes have been as part of an ensemble cast.